20 awesome ways to turn trash into treasure

There’s no doubt that you have a cupboard in your home filled with old tidbits and unused, probably once loved, things. Whether you’re holding on to them for sentimental reasons, or even if you just have ‘that feeling’ that you’ll need everything some day, your collection of broken bits could be taking up some valuable space. Instead of sending everything to the tip after your next spring clean, try out a few of these ideas instead and breath life back into your old possessions.

 

1. Turn an old suitcase into a cat bed

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2. A skateboard into a swing for the grandkids

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3. Make a fairy garden out of a broken pot

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4. Candle holders out of coat hangers and old cans

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5.  Car turned chicken coop

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6. Shelf made from crates

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7. Ex-door photo frame

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8. Book spines as bookmarks

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9. Scrabble letters as coasters

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10. Use an old wine rack to store wool

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11. Use an old tiered fruit basket for shower storage

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12. Cut the legs off an old dressing table and add a cushion

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13. Use a mop holder or rack to store spices

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14. Add hooks to an old sign and hang scarves, belts, or keepsakes

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15. CD mosaic mirror or picture frame

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16. Turn an old crib into a desk

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17. Decorate old jars and cans and use them as vases

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18. Old suitcase turned into a medicine cabinet

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19. Gorgeous flowerbed from an old piano

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20. World globes as lamp shades

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What do you think of these trash-to-treasure ideas? Will you be trying any of these out?