14 People Who Turned ‘Useless Junk’ Into Clever Household Items
Fortunately, we’re seeing more and more upcycling in this world. Instead of simply tossing something because we no longer think it holds value, people are repurposing items into clever, useful items. Here are 14 people who are saving money, creating less waste, and are basically geniuses!
1. Ladder Bookshelf
This old ladder might not seem good for much, but this creative person turned it sideways, fastened it to the wall, and created an awesome corner bookshelf!
2. Liquor Bottles Light
Have some old liquor bottles lying around? If you’re handy, turn them into a rustic-looking light fixture!
3. Trunk Chair
An old trunk or suitcase can be fashioned into a lovely, antique-looking chair or bench.
4. Tire Dog Bed
How cute is this idea? Paint an old tire, stuff it with cushions, and you’ve got yourself a dog bed for your furry friend.
5. Tin Can Herb Garden
Don’t throw away those tin cans! Use them to plant herbs and other little plants in.
6. Wine Bottle Candle Holders
Remove the labels from used wine bottles and make a display of candle holders.
7. Toilet Paper Roll Cord Organizers
Use old toilet paper rolls to organize your cords. You can decorate and label them, too!
8. Piano Fountain
Find an old piano on the side of the road? Turn it into a beautiful fountain/flower planter!
9. Bag Dispenser
An empty Kleenex box can easily be turned into a plastic bag dispenser.
10. Strainer Planters
Old cooking strainers can be turned into retro-inspired hanging planters!
11. Tire Swing
Here’s another cool tire idea! Turn an old tire into a kids’ tire swing.
12. iPhone Butter Dish
This one was simply too funny not to include. The person who took the photo’s grandmother was using this old iPhone packaging as a butter dish.
13. Cheese Grater Earring Holder
Paint an old cheese grater and turn it into a funky earring holder.
14. Teacup Candles
Old teacups make for the loveliest candles, do they not?