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50 Clever Upcycling Ideas

31. Display Magazines on Crib Slats

Crib Magazine Rack

When children grow out of their convertible cribs, The Salty Pineapple has a great idea for the pieces. Prop the unused side rail of a crib against the wall to make a magazine rack. If you don’t subscribe to many magazines, this is also useful for storing blankets or scarves within reach. Get the instructions for a Crib Magazine Rack.

32. Roll a Garden Hose Into a Wreath

Garden Hose Wreath

Find a new use for a garden hose by making it into a whimsical springtime wreath. Jill at Create.Craft.Love used a brand new hose for this particular wreath, but that doesn’t mean that your old one won’t work just as well. The grunge can be part of its charm! Get the instructions for a Garden Hose Wreath.

33. Transform Eye Shadow Into Nail Polish

Eye Shadow Nail Polish

Want to match your favorite shade of eye shadow to your nails? Try Never Too Much Glitter’s solution for turning eye shadow into nail polish. Simply grab a bottle of top coat and you’re on your way to true hand-eye coordination. This is also a smart way to make use of a color you love, but don’t necessarily want to wear on your lids. Get the instructions for Eye Shadow Nail Polish.

34. Assemble Old Furniture Into a Play Kitchen

DIY Play Kitchen

This idea is a big undertaking, but the end result is nothing short of extraordinary. Giggleberry Creations transformed a rundown entertainment unit into a play kitchen. A project guaranteed to make some lucky little boy or girl very happy! Get the instructions for a DIY Play Kitchen.

35. Adapt a Vintage iMac Into an Aquarium


These colorful Macquariums designed by Jake Harms are an awesome new use for old iMac computers. It’s the fish tank you never knew you wanted, and a definite conversation-starter. Get the instructions for Macquariums.