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Upcycle It: 50+ New Ways to Use Old Stuff

Upcycle It: 50+ New Ways to Use Old Stuff

Waste not, want not. We get it. It’s hard to let go of the stuff you love. But you don’t have to throw away all of it! Repurposing a beloved object maintains its meaning, prevents waste and gives it a functional use. These are our best ideas for upcycling your favorite things. It’s sad to discard tokens from trips. But, the good news is, postcards, concert tickets and seashells can be used at home. Keep these decorating ideas in mind when you head out on summer vacay. Now THIS is how you upcycle.

It’s sad to discard tokens from trips. But, the good news is, postcards, concert tickets and seashells can be used at home. Keep these decorating ideas in mind when you head out on summer vacay.

Now THIS is how you upcycle a pallet. See how to do it, plus, get 29 more repurposing ideas.

T-shirt hoarders, take note. Those old shirts from college and beyond aren’t doing you any favors just laying in a drawer. Either donate them or get creative with one of these DIY projects.  

Who knew nail polish had so many applications other than outfitting your digits in bright hues?! Plain terra cotta pots, votives and even phone cases (see video) just look prettier with a nail polish paint job.

Recycling is great, and, by all means, keep doing it. But, if you want to get crafty, consider these ideas for using tin cans around the house.


Saving wine corks for a clever DIY project sounded good a few months ago, but now you’ve amassed approximately two bajillion corks and have exactly zero project ideas. 

Here are 11 ways to actually use items you’ve been collecting.

Hutch + paint + power tools = outdoor mini bar. See? Math isn’t so hard. Now, get to work upcycling that old, unused cabinet into a multifunctional bar and buffet. This is how to do it.

No planters? No problem! Just use these common items to hold your beautiful blooms instead. Here are nine alternative planter ideas.

This might be the most genius hack ever, and a life-saver for you dorm dwellers on a budget. Add some privacy and shade to your bedroom with a beautiful set of bed sheets.

Bookmark these ideas for December 26 when you have more wrapping paper than you know what to do with. Or, use these tips the next time you buy a roll to use on a single birthday present. Here’s how to use up leftover wrapping paper.