Recycling stuff is awesome, but actually turning your old stuff and garbage into something new and useful is even more awesome! We love to write about DIY recycling projects (check out one of our older posts here), so if you're looking for any fresh ideas for reusing your old stuff, this is the post for you!

If you have a good idea for recycling stuff into something new and useful, add it to this list – bonus points if it's something you came up with or made by yourself!

#1

Old Bike Parts Turned Into Chandelier

Old Bike Parts Turned Into Chandelier

Old Bike Parts Turned Into Chandelier

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SueLatter 4 years ago

Wow.. love it

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#2

Old Piano Turned Into Bookshelf

Old Piano Turned Into Bookshelf

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Hanna 4 years ago

Wow! I love this idea! Really clever

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#3

Old Trampoline Turned Into A Wigwam Swing

Old Trampoline Turned Into A Wigwam Swing

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PeggyComerford 4 years ago

I want one!

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#4

Sea Mine Turned Into A Fireplace

Sea Mine Turned Into A Fireplace

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RodneyJohnson 4 years ago

That's awesome but where do u get a old sea mine from. Not at your local second hand store.

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#5

Old Boat Turned Into An Outdoor Sofa

Old Boat Turned Into An Outdoor Sofa

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Sarah-craigCochrane 4 years ago

Love this one

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#6

Old Piano Into Outdoor Fountain

Old Piano Into Outdoor Fountain

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SavannahWinn 4 years ago

Really cool but it wouldn't last but a summer before the wood warped (etc) and water started coming out everywhere else lol

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#7

Pallets Turned Into A Home Cinema

Pallets Turned Into A Home Cinema

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DanielleBrown 4 years ago

Love it!!!!

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#8

Old Suitcase Turned Into A Medicine Cabinet

Old Suitcase Turned Into A Medicine Cabinet

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GunjanDua 4 years ago

Can be replicated and will look trendy too.

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#9

Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet Engine Turned Into Conference Table

Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet Engine Turned Into Conference Table

Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet Engine Turned Into Conference Table

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SavannahWinn 4 years ago

Let me go chop one of those things up for ya... Jk lol

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#10

Broken Pot Turned Into Fairy Garden

Broken Pot Turned Into Fairy Garden

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TanjaZuckmantel 4 years ago

very nice!

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#11

Crib Turned Into A Table

Crib Turned Into A Table

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KayMaxey 4 years ago

Really great use for those old cribs that have slats too far apart for a baby's safety1

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#12

Old Boat Turned Into Hanging Bed

Old Boat Turned Into Hanging Bed

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LindaHutton 4 years ago

That's awesome!

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#13

Bicycle Into Sink Stand

Bicycle Into Sink Stand

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Noor 4 years ago

That would be such a pain to clean...

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#14

Piano Turned Into An Aquarium

Piano Turned Into An Aquarium

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Bobcatthing 4 years ago

then one day... the piano bursts

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#15

Suitcase Turned Into Cat Bed

Suitcase Turned Into Cat Bed

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AnnikaYrjölä 4 years ago

Too bad that a cat who actually sleeps on their designated bed is a rarity.

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#16

Skateboard Turned Into Swings

Skateboard Turned Into Swings

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astone4558 4 years ago

how cool, i would never of thought of that

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#17

Coat Hangers Turned Into A Chair

Coat Hangers Turned Into A Chair

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DanielleBrown 4 years ago

That looks really uncomfortable

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#18

Old Breadbox Turned Into A Charging Station

Old Breadbox Turned Into A Charging Station

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Soren Zenner 1 year ago

Great way to organize chargers! I love it!

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#19

Iron Pipe Turned Into A Table Lamp

Iron Pipe Turned Into A Table Lamp

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JessicaYocom 4 years ago

That could be really easy to make. Good idea!

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#20

Bicycle Parts Turned Into A Chandelier

Bicycle Parts Turned Into A Chandelier

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AnnSargent 4 years ago

Very cool in a steampunk sort of way!

#21

Car Turned Into Pool Table

Car Turned Into Pool Table

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SharonHahn 4 years ago

Should have those at a dealership while waiting for you car to get fixed.

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#22

Piano Turned Into A Waterfall

Piano Turned Into A Waterfall

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Nita Farhangi 1 month ago

Loved it

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#23

Bottles Turned Into Hangers

Bottles Turned Into Hangers

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#24

Scooter Turned Into A Rocking Chair

Scooter Turned Into A Rocking Chair

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SharonHahn 4 years ago

Sure, it still goes. LOL

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#25

Shelf Made From Shipping Crates

Shelf Made From Shipping Crates

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SharonHahn 4 years ago

Could paint them too.

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#26

Plastic Bottles Turned Into A Boat

Plastic Bottles Turned Into A Boat

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Soren Zenner 1 year ago

I love people who recycle the useless!

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#27

Car Turned Into A Chicken Coop

Car Turned Into A Chicken Coop

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Chrystal Walker 3 years ago

There you go Larry Walker

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#28

Globes Turned Into Lamps

Globes Turned Into Lamps

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DanielleBrown 4 years ago

Great for a library or study

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#29

Door Turned Into A Collage Photo Frame

Door Turned Into A Collage Photo Frame

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SharonHahn 4 years ago

Looks like it fits right in with the decor of the room but wouldn't work everywhere unless you jazzed it up a bit.

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#30

Mac Pc Turned Into A Mailbox

Mac Pc Turned Into A Mailbox

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Hanna 4 years ago

So it's made from a MAC and a PC ?

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#31

Bed Frame Turned Into A Flower Garden

Bed Frame Turned Into A Flower Garden

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ukennethseeme 4 years ago

Oh I get it. It's a flower bed

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#32

Bicycle Wheel Turned Into Clock

Bicycle Wheel Turned Into Clock

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MargieAlonquin 3 years ago

Cute!

#33

Old Cd Mirror Frame

Old Cd Mirror Frame

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MargieAlonquin 3 years ago

Very pretty!

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#34

Wine Bottle Turned Into A Lamp

Wine Bottle Turned Into A Lamp

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Nita Farhangi 1 month ago

Like

#35

Old Cans And A Hanger Turned Into Candle Holders

Old Cans And A Hanger Turned Into Candle Holders

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#36

Wine Bottles Turned Into Kitchen Scoops

Wine Bottles Turned Into Kitchen Scoops

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SharonHahn 4 years ago

Easier to buy a scoop.

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#37

Pipes Turned Into A Bookshelf

Pipes Turned Into A Bookshelf

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ElliotLord 4 years ago

That wouldn't take long before you got annoyed with the books falling off all the time!

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#38

Car Turned Into A Swing

Car Turned Into A Swing

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FrédéricEeckman 4 years ago

I understand the idea, but personally I find it a bit tacky. Must fit well in a trailer park, though.

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#39

Pipes Turned Into A Futuristic Vase

Pipes Turned Into A Futuristic Vase

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#40

Cat's Throne

Cat's Throne

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FrédéricEeckman 4 years ago

So it's a chair, basically.

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#41

Bedtime Stories: Nightstand Lamps Made Out Of Vintage Stamps And Books

Bedtime Stories: Nightstand Lamps Made Out Of Vintage Stamps And Books

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#42

Wine Bottle Turned Into A Lamp

Wine Bottle Turned Into A Lamp

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Nita Farhangi 1 month ago

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#43

Plastic Bottles Turned Into Lamps

Plastic Bottles Turned Into Lamps

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#44

Kitchen Lamp

Kitchen Lamp

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#45

Piano To Office Desk Re-purpose By Sustain-art

Piano To Office Desk Re-purpose By Sustain-art

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#46

Old Cutlery Turned Into A Sunburst Mirror

Old Cutlery Turned Into A Sunburst Mirror

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#47

Plastic Bottles Turned Into A Chandelier

Plastic Bottles Turned Into A Chandelier

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Namida_Kudasaki 4 years ago

good idea, PLASTIC bottles encasing a heat generating item.

#48

Painting On Old Windows

Painting On Old Windows

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#49

Vegan Store In Cascais, Portugal, With Old Wooden Reels, Boat Ropes And Pallet Walls

Vegan Store In Cascais, Portugal, With Old Wooden Reels, Boat Ropes And Pallet Walls

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#50

Flower Vase And Wall Made With Old Wood. Vegan Store In Cascais, Portugal

Flower Vase And Wall Made With Old Wood. Vegan Store In Cascais, Portugal

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JayneChow 4 years ago

Who makes up these titles?? It's not a vase, it's a flower box.

#51

Wine Bottle Flower Holders

Wine Bottle Flower Holders

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JayneChow 4 years ago

Ok, now this title thing is really starting to annoy me... THESE are vases (not #50)!

#52

Art Made From Used Foil Coffee Bags And Recycled Canvas.

Art Made From Used Foil Coffee Bags And Recycled Canvas.

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#53

Coat Hanger Made With Two Bike's Wheels

Coat Hanger Made With Two Bike's Wheels

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#54

Market Wood Box Into A Table For Laptop Or Eat In Bed!

Market Wood Box Into A Table For Laptop Or Eat In Bed!

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#55

Supermarket Cart Turned Into Modern Furniture

Supermarket Cart Turned Into Modern Furniture

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SharonHahn 4 years ago

What store was it stolen from? By the time those are trashed, they are ready for the recycle bin to get melted down.

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#56

A Boat Made From Soda Bottles

A Boat Made From Soda Bottles

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YvonneHin 4 years ago

Hope they didn't drink all that soda themselves....

#57

Chandelier Made From Milk Crates

Chandelier Made From Milk Crates

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