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50 Clever Upcycling Ideas



16. Take a Shoe Box Lid and Turn it Into Art

Shoebox Lid Art

Have a blank wall in dire need of a makeover? Consider using the lids of old shoeboxes as “canvasses” for some collage artwork. Check out the chevron pieces Spunky Junky built. They’re incredibly stylish, and no one will have any idea that these are just new uses for your old shoeboxes! Get the instructions for Shoe Box Lid Art.

17. Repurpose a Paper Towel Rack to Store Bracelets

Paper Towel Bracelet Holder

Stowing bracelets away in a drawer is messy, and it’s likely that those at the bottom will get far less use than those within eye sight. Follow the tutorial on All Things Katie Marie’s and repurpose a paper towel stand to display bangles and bracelets. The entire collection will be visible at a glance and you’ll wonder how you ever got along before. Get the instructions for a Paper Towel Bracelet Holder.

18. Transform a Necklace Into a Headband

DIY Necklace Headband

Natalie of Creme de la Craft demonstrates another new use for old necklaces. She adds hair ties to make cute headbands. This might not be the easiest DIY project of the bunch, but it definitely has one of the most elegant payoffs. Get the instructions for Necklace Headbands.

19. A Photo Frame can Become a Beauty Tray

Photo Frame Tray

Spruce up your vanity with an old photo frame. All it takes is some paint and an artistic print to carry out C to C’s simple DIY project. Even if you don’t have a space dedicated to makeup and perfume, this tray can serve as a portable vanity to take supplies from bedroom to bathroom and back again. Get the instructions for a Photo Frame Beauty Tray.

20. Stack Baby Food Jars Into Hot Cocoa Snowmen

Hot Cocoa Snowmen

Save a few baby food jars to make these adorable hot cocoa snowmen. Haley at Hammer and Thread shows that it doesn’t take much to create these excellent decorations. Just fill up one jar with mini marshmallows and another with hot cocoa mix. Use some paint and small scraps of fabric to bring the snowman to life, and you’re done! We’ve even seen versions with a third jar filled with holiday candies, so the customization is up to you. Get the instructions for Hot Cocoa Snowmen.