Crafts with Leftover Flooring Remnants!
If you’ve made the investment in new flooring, you know that you buy flooring by square footage. Almost always, you’ll have some extra leftover. If you’re the crafty-type, this is AWESOME!!! With a little help from blogs on the web and our friends on Pinterest, we came up with a few great ways to re-use your leftover flooring material.
- Planter stand with wheels: If you’re hardwood remnants are already squared, then you simply need to pop in at your local hardware store and pick with the wheels and screw – these typically come in sets or their staff can help you on which size to select for your planter. Just make sure that you have 4 wheels for each corner. : ) Here is a link to tell you how to add the wheels to your your new mobile planter stand!
- Decoupage: this is where you use pieces of paper and a decoupage medium like Mod Podge to decorate the wood! You’ll use 6 to 12 coats of varnish to the final masterpieces to make it water resistant. You can use this technique to create wall hangings, ornaments, coasters and other keepsakes!
- Here is a forum with loads of ideas from other people who have used leftover hardwood remnants for crafts!
- Painted Tiled Decor:in most metro cities you can find pottery store that has a kiln and ceramic paint. With leftover tile you can use their ceramic paint to create a neat coaster, heating pad or artwork to hand on your wall or display.Pop into the pottery store, decorate your tile and ask them to fire it for you! These also make great gifts.
- Dry Erase menu board: We found this CUTE craft at the Serenity Now blog. You’ll need tile,4 wooden nobs where one side is flat, Velcro, a dry erase marker, Rub-ons from the craft store, E-6000 glue and white spray paint!
- Magnets: Small pieces of laminate flooring make good magnets. Kids can help with this one, too! Cut the pieces into 2 and 3 inch pieces. Use epoxy glue to adhere the magnets to the laminate. A paint brush works great to apply the glue. Decorate with photos and paint! Let set for 24 hours.
- Eco-Coasters: Cute your laminate into square pieces then hot glue cork pieces to the bottom and you’re set!
- See more cool laminate crafts at this link.
- Around the house: vinyl is great for catching drips, put them in your bathroom and kitchen cabinets!
- Uber Trendy Floorcloth: If you have a large enough piece, flip them over, paint them and make a really nice floor cloth, or decorative door mat. Use a stencil and be sure to seal it off with polyurethane. The image to the left is from Riddle Interiors – they also have a great step-by-step!
- Grow Away Weeds: If you have a fence that grows weeds, cute the vinyl into strips and place them under the fence to prevent any more weeds from growing there.
- Area Rug: leftover carpet make great. Simply cut the pieces to size and use twill tape or canvas to finish the edges, or stop by and we’ll surge them for you! You can create odd shaped pieces to fit round floor lamps, potted plants, or coffee tables.
- Pets: use leftover carpet to give your pup a nice area to lay in his dog house or dog bed. Meanwhile, a cat condo can get extra padding with a layer of soft carpet inside. Securely nail a piece of rough carpet to the wall for the cat to use as a scratching post
- Sound proofing: place carpet under a noisy refrigerator, washing machine or other household appliance to help muffle out the annoying humming sounds. Use carpet to line the walls of a home theater to soundproof the room. Or put a piece of carpet under the dining room table and chairs so the chairs don’t scrape across the floor.
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