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Don’t Just Recycle, Upcycle! (45 pics)

Posted in Lifestyle » Hobby   21 Feb 2014   / 9218 views

Upcycling is “the process of converting waste materials or useless products into new materials or products of better quality or for better environmental value.”


Using an old ladder as a bookshelf.

Convert folding chairs into a shelf and closet.

Turning an old 2 liter bottle into a broom.

Using old bottles as shades for pendant lamps.

Make a lamp with hot glue and disposable spoons.

Using old skateboard decks to make a child’s picnic table.

Turning a glove into an adorable chipmunk.

Making shelves out of old books.

Turn old bottle caps into cool tea lights.

Convert a discarded piano into a very cool shelf.

Transforming wrenches into wall hooks.

Organizing your cords with used toilet paper tubes.

This sink you can make out of a bicycle.

A portable bagel holder made out of CD/DVD tower case.

Make your wooden fence a little more private with glass marbles.

Put your old computer towers to good use as a mailbox.

Buy packs of cheap hangers to create a room divider.

Create guitar pics out of credit cards (or anything else).

Found another old piano? Turn it into a planter/outdoor fountain.

Convert used light bulbs into oil lamps.

Create a clock out of a bike wheel.

Transform that old drum set into a chandelier.

Use your favorite, old cassette tape as a coin purse.

Cut a bath tub in half to make one of the coolest couches ever.

Use that old, vintage suitcase for a cool chair.

Recycle used wine bottles as a classy chandelier.

If that old TV doesn’t work, transform it into an aquarium.

Make a purse (and many, many other things) out of woven pop tabs.

If you don’t like wearing hats, make them into lamps.

Transform classic tennis rackets into mirrors.

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Comments (9):

Mr. Ree 4 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
These might be appropriate if you live in a trailer park or in a shithole like frosch and dang8521 live in (together, I presume), but for normal people, I don't think so...

I'd really like to see these hipsters just try and cut an old CAST IRON bathtub in half.
posadnik 4 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
an angle grinder is not a car, you don't need to get a licence to handle one.
havokmeister 4 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
izismile should select the best of MR REE comments and post them,,
JISR 4 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
I like some ideas, not all
gigantes 4 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
please. you don't have to be a hipster or live in a trailer park to make useful stuff out of other stuff. the point is to save some money and save space in landfills.

having said that, some of these things are brill, and some... not so much.
dang8521 4 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Ree used the word presume. The problem is he does not know the meaning of the word. He obviously doen't know the meaning of the word obnoxious. To havokmeister....Izismile has already done that....it was a blank page.
Fenrisulven 4 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Some cool ideas, but #26 will rotten away quickly.
Never underestimate the power of large crowds, of stupid people.
KL428 4 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
These are all great ideas!