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!
#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.