25 Genius Ways to Make Something New from Something Old

25 Genius Ways to Make Something New from Something Old



Do something wonderful for the planet and your pocketbook by upcycling something old into something new and fabulous!

All it takes is a little inspiration to turn these seemingly useless objects into exciting conversation pieces of creativity. Here are 25 creative ways to repurpose, reues and upcycle old things to give them new life.

1. Transform an old basket into a lamp

Transform an old basket into a lamp

Tutorial via Jest Cafe

2. Make coasters from vintage tart tins/pans

Make coasters from vintage tart tins

Tutorial via Grillo Designs

3. Make your own bathroom shelving from salvaged shutters

make your own bathroom shelving from salvaged shutters

Tutorial via Simplicity in the South

4. Create a beautiful vase from a vintage book

Create a beautiful vase from a vintage book

Tutorial via Kate’s Creative Space



5. Turn an old flatware box into a beautiful storage piece to house your jewelry, cosmetics, or other treasures

Turn an old flatware box into a beautiful storage piece to house your jewelry, cosmetics, or other treasures.

Tutorial via Confessions of a Serial Do-It-Your-Selfer

6. Create a farm house style herb garden by upcycling an old toolbox

Create a farm house style herb garden by upcycling an old toolbox

Tutorial via The Navage Patch

7. Reuse your old t-shirts to make a beautiful rag rug for your home

Reuse your old t-shirts to make a beautiful rag rug for your home

Tutorial via Adventures in Making

8. Turn Vintage Cheese Graters into organizers

Turn Vintage Cheese Graters into organizers

Tutorial via Live Laugh Rowe

9. Use old silverware to make beautiful key chains

Use old silverware to make beautiful key chains

Tutorial via Nur Noch

10. Make a shelf from an old drawer

Make a shelf from an old drawer

Tutorial via Morning Creativity

11. Eyeglass case to sewing kit case

Eyeglass Case To Sewing Kit Case

Tutorial via Tea Rose Home

12. Vintage funnels turned candle holders

Vintage Funnels Turned Candle Holders

via Poppytalk

13. Desk organizer from a picture frame

Desk Organizer From A Picture Frame

Tutorial via Finding Delight

14. Turn an old chest into a coffee table

turn an old chest into a coffee table

Tutorial via I Heart Nap Time

15. Make an outdoor hanging plant chandelier from an old light fixture

Make an outdoor hanging plant chandelier from an old light fixture

Tutorial via While They Snooze

16. Christmas ornaments from broken furniture

Christmas Ornaments from Broken Furniture

Tutorial via Debis Design Diary

17. Transform eyeglasses into a photo frame

Transform Eyeglasses Into a Photo Frame

Tutorial via Ashley’s Thrifty Living

18. Repurpose a paper towel rack to store bracelets

Repurpose a Paper Towel Rack to Store Bracelets

via All Things Katie Marie

19. Convert a bread box into a charging station

Convert a bread box into a charging station

Tutorial via Four Generations One Roof

20. Roll a garden hose into a wreath

Roll a Garden Hose Into a Wreath

Tutorial via Create Craft Love

21. Make a watering can from a plastic milk jug

Make a watering can from a plastic milk jug

Tutorial via A Journey to a Dream

22. Make a light fixture from your old globe

Make a light fixture from your old globe

Tutorial via DIY Show Off

23. Build a fire pit from a washing machine drum

Build a fire pit from a washing machine drum

Tutorial via House & Fig

24. Repurpose old wooden ironing board into Welcome sign

Ironing board turned chalkboard welcome sign

Tutorial via The Rustic Pig

25. Turn the back of a chair into a stylish coat rack

Turn The Back of a Chair into a Coat Rack

Tutorial via Today’ s Creative Life



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