46. Stockpile Keyboards to Make Art
If you find yourself getting rid of an old keyboard, save the keys to make wall art. Jeromina at Paper, Plate and Plane used keys to create three-dimensional messages mounted in shadow boxes. This clever art project makes a witty gift for your favorite computer geek. Get the instructions for Keyboard Art.
47. Transform Lipstick Pieces Into Lip Balm
What do you do when your best lipstick is down to the nub? Marie at Baking Chic shares this recipe for making lip balm with leftover lipstick that will moisturize your smackers with just a hint of color. Though it won’t look quite the same in balm form, you’ll get to extend the wear of your favorite shade while keeping your lips healthy with beeswax and coconut oil. Get the instructions for Lip Balm Lipstick.
48. Repurpose Wire Racks for Smart Craft Storage
Cheap wire shelves can have a hard time standing after a while. When that day comes, take them apart and repurpose them into something else useful. Jessica at Mad in Crafts shows how she used the parts from some old wire shelves as hanging storage for craft paint. If crafting isn’t your thing, consider mounting these on the wall to store nail polish instead. Get the instructions for Wire Rack Craft Storage.
49. Reclaim an Inner Tube to Make a Comfy Seat
It might seem crazy, but there is an alternate use for big rubber inner tubes! The bloggers at Remobilia wrapped colorful fabric around a discarded tube, and the final result is a trendy floor seat that would make a lovely addition to any room. If these are comfortable on the water for hours on end, imagine how great they will be indoors. Get the instructions for an Inner Tube Seat.
50. Mount a Wine Rack for Storing Towels
Even if you aren’t the type to relax with a nice glass of Merlot, this idea may just inspire you to pick up a wine rack. Mount a rack to your bathroom wall and roll up towels for an attractive way to store this bathroom essential. Jena of Cage Free Monkeys gives it a try, with results that are worth replicating. Get the instructions for a Towel Rack.
You don’t have to wait for Earth Day to try a repurposing project. Do something wonderful for the planet and your pocketbook by upcycling something old into something new and fabulous! Do you have an idea for reusing old stuff? Inspire us by leaving a note in the comments.