20 Upcycling Ideas to Transform Your Old Stuff

If you’re the type of person who hates to throw anything away, then turn your unwanted items into something new and useful. Here are some fun and creative upcycling ideas that will turn your trash into treasures.



1. Wall Pocket Organizers

Upcycle your empty plastic lotion bottles into these wall pocket organizers!

Wall Pocket Organizers

Tutorial via Homey oh My

2. Coffee Bag Planter Pots

Turn foil coffee bags into DIY planters for inside and outside.

Coffee Bag Planter Pots

Tutorial via We Must Be Dreamers

3. Wine Bottle Tiki Torches

Add some ambiance to your spring and summer festivities with these easy-to-make DIY wine bottle tiki torches.

wine bottle tiki torches

Tutorial via Murphy-Goode Winery

4. Tart Tin Coasters

Make coasters for your cups by upcycling vintage style tart tins/pans.

tart tin coasters

Tutorial via Grillo Designs



5. Shoebox Storage Trays

Don’t throw your shoeboxes away! Instead, create these adorable and chic storage trays to organize your makeup or toiletries in your bathroom drawer.

Shoebox Storage Trays

Tutorial via Spark & Chemistry

6. Headboard Coat Rack

Turn an old headboard into a charming place to hang your coats or towels!

Turn an old headboard into a charming place to hang your coats or towels!

Tutorial via Confessions of a Serial DIYer

7. Salvaged Shutter Shelving

Make your own bathroom shelving from salvaged shutters.

Salvaged Shutter Shelving

Tutorial via Simplicity in the South

8. Mini Book Page Wreath

Create this adorable farmhouse style wreath using an old book. You won’t believe how easy it is!

mini book page wreath

Tutorial via The Honeycomb Home

9. Tree of Life

Re-purpose a bicycle wheel and make a tree of life that unites all cultures and religions.

Tree of Life

Tutorial via A Crafty Mix

10. Soda Can Vases

Soda can vase is a unique, playful alternative to your usual vase.

Soda Can Vases

Tutorial via ElsaRblog

11. Plants Made From Recycled Plastic Bottles

Plants Made From Recycled Plastic Bottles

Tutorial via Look What I Made

12. Toolbox to Planter

Create a farmhouse style herb garden by upcycling an old toolbox.

toolbox to planter

Tutorial via The Navage Patch

13. DIY American Flag

Make your own stunning DIY planked American flag using reclaimed wood. Just minutes to make & a perfect addition to the front porch.

American Flag

Tutorial via My Frugal Adventures

14. Straw Tote Door Décor

Repurpose a vintage straw tote as a decorative flower basket for your front door.

Straw Tote Door Décor

Tutorial via Sadie Seasongoods

15. Egg Carton Flower Bouquet

Brighten your day with fun, easy-to-make blooms made from a cardboard egg carton.

egg carton flower bouquet

Tutorial via Ink & Glue

16. Mason Jar Soap Dispenser

Add some rustic charm to your sink with this cute DIY mason jar soap dispenser project!

Mason Jar Soap Dispenser

Tutorial via Homedit

17. DIY Outdoor Lighting

Want a unique, attention grabbing light for your outdoor space that doesn’t cost a fortune? How about a DIY chandelier made of vintage cans?

Outdoor Lighting

Tutorial via The Heathered Nest

18. No Sew T-Shirt Rag Rug

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

No Sew T-Shirt Rag Rug

Tutorial via Adventures in Making

19. Key Wind Chime

Create a beautiful key wind chime with a handful of old keys, a piece of drift wood, string, and paint.

Key Wind Chime

Tutorial via Inner Child Fun

20. Turn an Old Shirt into a Cushion Cover

Turn an Old Shirt into a Cushion Cover

Tutorial via Ducklings in a Row



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