Genius Kmart Hacks, Australia: Upcycling At It’s Best!

We all want our homes to look beautiful and to be as functional as possible, but sometimes we either don’t have a large budget to work with or we would just simply rather not spend a fortune. Fortunately, this is where Kmart upcycling comes in to save the day! There are so many amazing Kmart products that you can use as a base for the perfect piece to decorate or furnish your home, or to solve an organizational problem that you might have. Did you know that there are even social media groups and following just for Kmart Hacks? Keep reading to learn about a few of our favourites!

Kmart Kids Room Hacks

Do you or your little girl have a ton of scrunchies or ponytail holders? Are you, or she constantly losing them all over the house? If so you might like this Kmart upcycle hack, all you need is one of these Kmart wall hooks. Now you could use the wall hook exactly as it comes and place your scrunchies and ponytail holders on it, or you could take it apart just a little and make your own shape with it, our favourite was a heart shape, which you can see here.

Are you looking for an inexpensive way to display your kid’s favourite art, without having to worry about any long term damage to the walls in their bedroom? Try this very affordable wire memo board , here is an example of how you might use these memo boards.

Maybe you need a bedside table for your kid’s room? This wooden step stool from Kmart can be transformed into an adorable bedside table with a little bit of paint and some tea towels. Plenty of room for a lamp by the bed and storage for favourite books down below.

This Australian mum found another amazing hack for this same step stool at Kmart. She turned the step stool into a miniature table and chair, perfectly sized for her twin kiddos. 

Kmart Storage Hacks

Are you looking for a way to make your home more organized, or do you need more storage space to keep items from just being left all over the house? If so you might like these cube storage units. Put two of the six cube storage units in your entryway for a beautiful and functional storage facility like this

You could also use these cube storage units in your nursery, kid’s rooms or playrooms to keep things toys tidy and organised like this. Put some in your closet or laundry room for more storage like this

Need some more Australian Kmart storage and organisation hacks in your life and your home? Then you might like this hack for organising your pantry using these large and narrow clear storage containers. You can find a variety of different sizes of these clear storage containers here and use them to organise your pantry, medicine cabinet, and even the inside of your refrigerator. 

Magazine racks like these also make for some amazing storage hacks. You can hang them under a small bathroom vanity for additional storage, you can also hang them sideways on the bathroom wall for an affordable shelving and storage option. Need one more hack for this multi-purpose item? You can also lay them sideways in your freezer like this to create shelves and organisation in there. 

Kmart Home Decor Hacks

Need a mirror to brighten up your space or make your room look bigger? If so, you might like this black arch mirror, black not your colour? Then check out this Kmart hack to change it! 

Need a new waste bin in the house? This round pedal waste bin is a popular choice. Not a fan of the colours currently available? Pick up a roll of adhesive vinyl and make it your own. Speaking of adhesive vinyl, have you seen this amazing Australian Kmart hack to make a second-hand fridge look great? Find out more household tips here.

Macrame Mirror

Looking for a crafty way to spend the afternoon? Why not try making this beautiful macrame mirror? All that you need are this mirror, some macrame cord, and a little bit of time. Your end result should look a little something like this.

DIY Boucle Chair

Have you been wanting a chic boucle chair for your home, but just can’t justify the exorbitant cost? Not to worry, all you need is this upholstered timber chair from Kmart, some boucle fabric, and a bit of your time and talent. You can find the DIY tutorial here

Serving Board Hack

If your living room doesn’t have enough space for a coffee table, or maybe it’s just too far away from your favourite chair you might enjoy this remarkably inexpensive hack for creating an instant coffee table. All you need is this wood wide serve stand and a drill and you will have an instant table for your favourite couch or chair. 

Kmart Rattan Sideboard Hacks

Kmart has always produced some beautiful furniture for the home at affordable prices and this Rattan sideboard is no different. You can use this rattan sideboard in any room of your house from the dining room to the laundry room and it will look great as is, painted, or styled by you. 

Here you will find a tutorial for transforming the rattan sideboard into some beautiful kitchen cabinets. Find out more kitchen organisation tips here. Check out these stylishly stacked rattan sideboards for storage use in the bedroom. This laundry room makeover using Australian Kmart hacked rattan sideboards looks pretty amazing too. 

Side Table Hack

This Australian Kmart hack is super simple and completely transforms the look of this already amazing side table. All you need is some vinyl adhesive for the tabletop itself, and spray paint for the legs if desired. You can see a finished example here. You can use different vinyl prints and spray paint colours and use the tables in different rooms of your home. 

Kmart Bedside Table Hack

Kmart sells this table as a bedside table, but you could use it in any room of the house. If you don’t want a plain looking wooden table you might enjoy this amazing Kmart hack and transformation made easy with paint and stencils. 

Laundry Hack

You may have already seen this popular Australian Kmart hack for turning this bamboo duck board into extra space for your laundry room but we thought that you might enjoy seeing some variations on it. Here you can see several different ways Aussie mums have used the duck board in their laundry rooms.

Looking for another Kmart laundry room hack? Take a wall hook like this one and hang it up in your laundry room. You can use it to hang some of your laundry cleaning supplies, or as a place to hang lost socks or delicate garments. Here is an example of how you might use this Kmart hack. 

Kmart Peg Board Hack

You may have seen some of these hacks before, but there are so many different ways that you can style these peg boards. You can use them in kid’s rooms and in any other room of your house if you like. The peg board hack is popular because it is so versatile and it’s easy to change it any time you like. Here are 17 different ways that you can style the Kmart peg board. 

Kmart Garment Rack Hacks

Garment racks like this one can be used in several different areas of your home and for so much more than just hanging clothes. Use them in the bathroom as a free standing towel rack to hang your bathrobe and towels from. The shelving can also come in handy for storing necessities or displaying knick-knacks. Put one in your laundry room for drying delicate items, or as additional hanging space for bulky items like winter coats and sweaters. You could also transform a garment rack into an indoor hanging plant stand like this one

Kmart Tea Towel Hacks 

If you haven’t seen all of the creative ways that Australian mums have found to hack a variety of items with Kmart’s $3 tea towels then prepare to have your mind completely blown. From dresses to framed wall art, coin purses, tote bags, and even seat cushions for your dining room chairs. 

Ready to head out to your local Kmart yet? We thought so! There are so many amazing Kmart products to be found at affordable prices, and as you can see many of those items can be transformed for multiple uses. What are your favourite Australian mum Kmart hacks? 

Sophie is a cook and food enthusiast who has owned and run a cafe in her remote community since 2017. She wants to show that, no matter how busy you are, there is a way to make cooking and family life simpler and more enjoyable.