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30 Creative Ways to Repurpose & Reuse Old Stuff

We all have stuff that no longer serves any purpose around the house, but we still have trouble getting rid of it. Either it’s “still OK”, or “might come in handy” or just holds some sentimental value to it. In extreme cases, this might lead to hoarding, but if you’re creative enough, you can solve the problem by repurposing, upcycling and reusing your old things.

Besides serving a purpose (again), repurposed items add this lovely touch of creativity and coziness to the space. Heck, most of the time, upcycled things become even cooler than they originally were.

In order to help you get started, we made a selection of 30 creative repurposing, upcycling and reuse ideas. Try to recognize your old things in the pictures and upcycle yourself!

1. Old Ladder Into Bookshelf


2. Vintage Suitcase Into Chair


3. Chair Into Shelf/Closet Unit


4. Old Books Into Shelves


5. Bowlers Into Lamps


6. Tennis Rackets Into Mirrors


7. Plastic Bottle Into Broom


8. Hangers Into Room Divider


9. Old Piano Into Bookshelf


10. Spoons Into Lamp


11. Bathtub Into Couch


12. Pop Tabs Into Bag


13. Wine Bottles Into Chandelier


14. Old TV Into Aquarium


15. Glove Into a Chipmunk


16. Bike Wheel Into Clock


17. Bicycle Into Sink Stand


18. TP Rolls Into Organizer Box


19. CD Spindle Into Bagel Holder

Toasted bagel + avocado in a CD spindle. (link)

20. Wrenches Into Wall Hooks


21. Lightbulbs Into Oil Lamps


22. Computer Into Mailbox


23. Credit Cards Into Guitar Picks

(Buy: here or here)

24. Glass Marbles Into Fence Decor


25. Bottle Caps Into Tea Lights


26. Skateboards Into Children Picnic Table


27. Bottles Into Pendant Lamps


28. Old Piano Into Outdoor Fountain


29. Old Cassette Tape Into Purse


30. Drum Kit Into Chandelier


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  • Case E Mellan via Facebook

    I like the room divider

  • Aline Müller via Facebook

    love the bagel holder

  • MeDhaa Vi via Facebook

    awsooomee …..m luvin it !!!! <3 :)

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  • Ross Ford via Facebook

    Wow.. a lot of inventive stuff here. The spoon lamp actually comes out looking pretty awesome.

  • Judy Guest via Facebook

    These are just awesome ideas…

  • Olga de Leon via Facebook

    amazing ideas!

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  • Juanita Vinson Robbins

    Several nifty ideas. Makes me want to make something. Thinking out side the box.

  • Juanita Vinson Robbins

    Several nifty ideas. Makes me want to make something. Thinking out side the box.



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  • NikkiVann

    Very creative! I like it.

  • big gulp

    oh me gees this is soooooo good! i wish i could think of more but i can’t! oh me gees peace out?

  • Nannussa Iskander

    Love the ideas!!!

  • Noteinstein

    Genius ideas !


    Those tiny screws that keep falling from your sun glasses or any glasses … pop a
    drop of super glue on them and they are very unlikely to fall out.

  • Mark Fullarton

    Awesome ideas. 1 and 24 are my absolute favorites, but they are all very cool. I will save a copy of this. Thank you again. :)

  • Dorothy-Anne Pelkey

    Simply brilliant…my favorite…the bookshelf piano!

  • Yahiya Perothayil

    the best idea is that of Credit Card and the crappiest is that of old books. you don’t really know the worth of a book!

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  • PoePoePoe

    Am I the only one who is wondering, “Who has that many coat hangers?!”

  • John

    How many people have an old piano or drum kit? How about a few more common objects? The MJ (mayonnaise jar) table top candle lantern :)

  • ivan

    awesome ideas , keep them coming , hope with some directions or step by step instructions…..

  • Izzy

    I really like all of these ideas i really want 2 learn more