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50 Clever Upcycling Ideas



21. Upcycle a Bread Box Into a Charging Station

Breadbox Charging Station

When there is no longer a use for a breadbox in your kitchen, transform it into a charging station for all of your personal devices! Use Gabriel’s Good Tidings as a guide to create one for your own home. Use it in your kitchen or on your nightstand for a clever way to conceal those unsightly phone charger cables. Get the instructions for a Bread Box Charging Station.

22. Use Mason Jars as Portable Salad Containers

Mason Jar Salads

Finally put that collection of old jars to good use! Julia of My Food and Other Stuff shows how to make a week’s work of healthy salads in easy-to-tote jars. She has a Mason jar salad cookbook coming out soon, but you don’t have to wait to start making these delicious lunches. Get the instructions for Mason Jar Salads.

Check out our other uses for mason jars.
23. Revamp Flannel Pajamas Into a Chic Scarf

Flannel Scarf

If you’re looking to get rid of some threadbare flannel pajamas, try reworking them into a trendy scarf. This tutorial from Brittany Makes uses a few basic sewing techniques to give flannel pants new life. Now, instead of wearing them to bed, you can wear that flannel out on the town. Get the instructions for a Flannel Scarf.

24. Reimagine a Baking Sheet as a Message Board

Baking Sheet Magnet Board

Over the years, many home cooks develop a special bond with their favorite baking sheet. But what do you do when they’ve passed their prime? Lindsey of Mom & Wife put together this quick tutorial for turning an old baking sheet into a cute magnet board. It’s a good size to hang in the kitchen for displaying notes and recipes. As a bonus, consider making some adorable DIY magnets too. Get the instructions for Baking Sheet Magnet Boards.

25. Reuse a Cheese Grater to Hold Earrings

Cheese Grater Earring Holder

Make use of an old cheese grater by spray painting it a new color and using it to hold earrings. The Pink Hammer shows how this old kitchen gadget works as an eclectic display of earrings on a dresser or vanity. Just make sure you clean it first! Get the instructions for a Cheese Grater Earring Holder.