28 Genius Upcycling Ideas To Make Old Junk Useful

Thinking of throwing something away? Stop right there! ‘Upcycling’ is a process of taking the old and turning it into something new and useful. The term was first used in 1994, and the practice is now enjoying a resurgence. Here are 28 innovative ways of taking something unwanted and turning it into something awesome. Take a look and try some of them out!

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#1. Turning an old 2 liter bottle into a broom.

#2. Using old bottles as shades for pendant lamps.

#3. Using old skateboard decks to make a child’s picnic table.

#4. Turn old bottle caps into cool tea lights.

#5. Transforming wrenches into wall hooks.

#6. Organizing your cords with used toilet paper tubes.

#7. This sink you can make out of a bicycle.

#8. A portable bagel holder made out of CD/DVD tower case.

#9. Make your wooden fence a little more private with glass marbles.

#10. Put your old computer towers to good use as a mailbox.

#11. Create guitar pics out of credit cards (or anything else).

#12. Found another old piano? Turn it into a planter/outdoor fountain.

#13. Convert used light bulbs into oil lamps.

#14. Create a clock out of a bike wheel.

#15. Transform that old drum set into a chandelier.

#16. Use your favorite, old cassette tape as a coin purse.

#17. Using an old ladder as a bookshelf.

#18. Cut a bath tub in half to make one of the coolest couches ever.

#19. Use that old, vintage suitcase for a cool chair.

#20. Convert a discarded piano into a very cool shelf.

#21. Recycle used wine bottles as a classy chandelier.

#22. Convert folding chairs into a shelf and closet.

#23. If that old TV doesn’t work, transform it into an aquarium.

#24. Make a lamp with hot glue and disposable spoons.

#25. Turning a glove into an adorable chipmunk.

#26. Making shelves out of old books.

#27. If you don’t like wearing hats, make them into lamps.

#28. Transform classic tennis rackets into mirrors.

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