5 Ways to Upcycle Old Bicycle Wheel

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It’s upcycling time once again!  Got an old bicycle wheel on your storage?  Make some crafts out of it.  Here are some crafts you can make using your old bicycle wheel!

1.  Bicycle Wheel Clock

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YOU WILL NEED:

a bicycle wheel

a clock kit designed for big hands

a paint can lid

a yardstick

a drill

MAKE THIS PROJECT!

2.  Stained Glass Bicycle Wheel

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YOU WILL NEED:

Bicycle wheel

Glass

1/4 in. copper foil – get 2 rolls

Solder

Flux

Soldering iron

Glass cutter

MAKE THIS PROJECT!

3.  Bike Rim Chandelier

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YOU WILL NEED:

An old bike wheel (absolute minimum: a rim and seven spokes)

A matching worn-out tire

An LED garland, either 230 V or battery powered (the LEDs should fit into the spoke openings)

MAKE THIS PROJECT!

4.  Bicycle Wheel Wreath

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YOU WILL NEED:

wrench

hot glue gun

sewing needle

scissors and garden cutters

salvaged bicycle rim

coral fans (10 to 12)

large starfish (3)

tacky spray

blue and silver spray paint

silver and clear glitter

clear thread

MAKE THIS PROJECT!

5.  DIY Bicycle Wheel Pots and Pans Rack

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YOU WILL NEED:

bicycle wheel, cleaned to remove grease and dirt, with axle and tube removed.

7″ x 3/8″ carriage bolt

3/8″ jam nuts

3/8″ coupling nut

3/8″ threaded hanger bolt with half metal threads and half wood threads

3/8″ washers

(5) 3″ S-hooks

Power drill

Adjustable crescent wrench

Ladder

MAKE THIS PROJECT!

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