Jan 29, 2019

50 Creative Ways to Repurpose, Reuse and Upcycle Old Things

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If you’re like me, you probably have a lot of old stuff just lying around your house. It’s not doing anything but taking up space, but you’re either too busy (or lazy), sentimental or just have more important things to deal with. Well if you’re looking for a little inspiration or a new DIY project, here are 50 creative ways to repurpose, reues and upcycle old things.

There’s a pretty broad range in this list but hopefully a handful jump out and spark an idea for you and your home!



1. Reuse Toilet Paper Rolls to Organize Cables and Chords





2. Turn Old Credit Cards Into Guitar Picks





3. Create a Window Cover Using Old Picture Slides





4. Upcycle Old Light Bulbs Into Candles





5. Repurpose Old CD Holders Into Bagel Storage Device





6. Fill a Box With Skewers and it Becomes an All-Purpose Knife Block





7. Turn Old Picture Frames Into Serving Trays





8. Reuse Ketchup Bottles as a Pancake Squirter





9. Use Paperclips to Organize Your Cables





10. Turn Old Wrenches Into Wall Hooks





11. Repurpose an Old Suitcase Into a Medicine Cabinet





12. Use Your Old Computer Tower as a Mail Box





13. Use Marbles to Plug Holes in Fences





14. Reuse Old Kleenex Boxes as Bag Dispensers





15. Turn an Old Door Frame Into a Coffee Table





16. Turn Old Bulletin Boards into a Jewellery Organizer





17. Use Post-It Notes as a Collector when Drilling





18. Repurpose a Card Catalogue Into a Mini Bar





19. Use Old Lego Pieces As a Key Holder





20. Upcycle a Shopping Cart Into a Rolling Chair





21. Turn Old Suitcases Into Side Tables





22. Upcycle Old Mugs, Bottles and Bowls Into Light Fixtures





23. Use Lifesavers as Candle Holders on Cakes





24. Use a Paper Clip as a Key Chain and Money Clip





25. Use a Pipe with Valves as a Coat Rack





26. Use Old Books as Shelves





27. Reuse Old Cassette Tape Cases as Gift Card Boxes


turn old cassette tape cases into gift card boxes




28. Use Old CD Cases to Store and Organize Cables





29. Turn an Old Bike Into a Bathroom Counter





30. Turn an Old Mini Fridge Into a TV Stand and Storage Unit





31. Turn Old Utensils Into Wall Hooks





32. Turn an Old Wine Box Into a Shoe Rack





33. Use Shower Hooks in Your Closet as Bag Holders





34. Turn Old Suitcases Into Accordion Folders





35. Turn Old Tennis Rackets Into Mirrors





36. Use Old Picture Frame Corners Like Tiles





37. Turn an Old Door Into a Frame for a Standing Mirror





38. Use an Old Paper Tower Holder as a Ribbon Holder





39. Turn An Old Bathtub Into a Love Seat





40. Use Frisbees To Reinforce Disposable Plates





41. Repurpose Old Barrels Into a Drum Set





42. Use Cupcake Wrappers to Prevent Posicles from Dripping





43. Use An Old Hanging Shoe Rack to Organize Your Pantry





44. Make a Chair from Old Waterskis





45. Use Old Books to Create a Desk





46. Turn a Six Pack Into a Condiment Carrier





47. Transform a Chair into a Towel Rack and Shelf





48. Use A Cupcake Tray as a Jewellery Organizer





49. Use Mason Jars to Carry Your Salad





50. Turn an Old Piano Into an Outdoor Water Fountain







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