20 Creative Ways to Reuse Old Things

Every year we throw away countless number of things that we no longer needed – old chairs, cracked plates or other common household items that only clutter your space. However, with a little imagination you can repurpose that trash and make it useful again.



Here are 20 creative ideas on how you can reuse everyday items around your home.

1. Art With Cracked Plates

Art With Cracked Plates

Turn your broken or cracked plates into an art that you can display on your kitchen or dining room wall. (Tutorial via Home Life)

2. Turn An Old Ladder Into A Shelf

Turn An Old Ladder Into A Shelf

If you need extra space for your books and knick knacks, ladder shelf will be a great option. (via Beyond The Picket Fence)

3. Pet Bed From Old Drawer

Pet Bed From Old Drawer

Old dresser drawer can be upcycled into an eco-friendly pet bed. (Tutorial via DIY Show Off)

4. Upcycle An Old Crib Into A Child’s Workstation

Upcycle An Old Crib Into A Child's Workstation

Your kids will surely enjoy from such a table to draw. (Tutorial via A Little Learning For Two)

5. Jewelry Display

Jewelry Display

Don’t throw away your old picture frame. Instead, turn it into a gorgeous and very functional earring display. (Tutorial via Kevin & Amanda)



6. Charging Cell Phone Holder

Holder For Charging Cell Phone

Turn shampoo or lotion bottle into a really handy cell phone charging station that keeps your cords off the floor. (Tutorial via Make it & Love it)

7. Light Fixtures From Old Wire Baskets

Light Fixtures From Old Wire Baskets

Old wire baskets can be turned into really attractive light fixtures that will look great in the kitchen. (Tutorial via Ashley Ann Photography)

8. Make Plant Markers From Broken Pots

Make Plant Markers From Broken Pots

Are you tired of using the same old plastic plant markers? Save your broken clay pots and use the broken pieces as markers. (via Hardly Housewives)

9. Bottle Cap Candles

Bottle Cap Candles

Save your bottle caps and candle ends for making these adorable tiny candles. Perfect for lighting outdoor areas or packing for camping. (Tutorial via Craftaholics Anonymous)

10. Mosaic Pots Made With Old China

Mosaic Pots Made With Old China

You can use broken plates, saucers, teacups to create beautiful designer planters. (Tutorial via All Free Crafts)



11. Create Magnets from Broken Jewelry

Create Magnets from Broken Jewelry

Use them to keep your refrigerator or bulletin boards beautiful. (Tutorial via LiveLoveDIY)

12. Turn Broken Jewelry Into Cabinet Pulls

Turn Broken Jewelry Into Cabinet Pulls

Broken bracelets, earrings and necklaces also can be used to create beautiful cabinet pulls. (Tutorial via Three Scoops of Love)

13. Give A Broken Chair A Second Life As A Tree Swing

Give A Broken Chair A Second Life As A Tree Swing

(Tutorial via This DIY Life)

14. DIY Fire Pit

Washing Machine Fire Pit

Turn an old washing machine drum into a cool fire pit for your backyard. (Tutorial via House & Fig)

15. Suitcase Coffee Table

Suitcase Coffee Table

By adding legs to the suitcase, you can create a fantastic coffee table that will be perfect for your living room. (Tutorial via Design Sponge)



16. Headboard From Shutters

Headboard From Shutters

Don’t throw your old shutters away! Recycle them into this pretty and rustic headboard. (Tutorial via That’s My Letter)

17. Turn Broken Bathtub Into A Couch

Turn Broken Bathtub Into A Couch

Create your own beautiful and elegant couch from an old ceramic or iron tub. (Tutorial via Greenmoxie)

18. Rake Wine Glass Holder

Rake Wine Glass Holder

This is a great project for those old rakes that have broken handles but the tops are still in good condition. (via Tattered Style)

19. Make A Planter Out Of An Old Grill

Make A Planter Out Of An Old Grill

Don’t toss your old grill, save it and repurpose it as a planter! It naturally has a great shape and comes with drainage holes already in the bottom. (via Cottage at the Crossroads)

20. Record Side Table

Record Side Table

An old record, a planter stand & a glue gun is what you’ll need to make this cute table. (Tutorial via The Flourishing Abode)



20 Creative Ways to Reuse Old Things

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