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50 Clever Upcycling Ideas



36. Stitch a Necktie Into a Stylish iPod Holder

Neck Tie iPod Holder

Here is yet another use for discarded ties. Jessica at Bespangled demonstrates how to take a needle and thread to an old necktie and create a sleek iPod holder. Get more mileage out of dated apparel and travel safely without scratching your iPod. It’s a win-win! Get the instructions for a Necktie iPod Holder.

37. Craft Gift Tags from Old Maps

Map Gift Tags

Use old maps or pages from an atlas to create these charming gift tags. The Daily Bison shares these DIY tags as a way to add a sense of adventure to gifts. Make them extra special by creating tags based on geographical significance to the recipient. Get the instructions for Atlas Gift Tags.

38. Save Shopping Bags to Organize Small Items

Shopping Bag Organizer

Use sturdy shopping bags with cute designs to organize your workspace. Kellie at Le Zoe Musings recycles her favorite shopping bags to organize the wall above her desk. They hide the clutter and it’s easy to find a selection of coordinating colors and patterns. Get the instructions for Organizing with Shopping Bags.

39. Convert a Tablecloth Into a Bib

Tablecloth Bib

Moms will appreciate that these DIY bibs can easily be wiped clean and thrown in a bag for on-the-go convenience. You’ll need some basic sewing skills to carry out Small Fry and Co’s project, but it’s fast and easy. And since you’re working from a big tablecloth, you can easily make several bibs. Keep one in the car, one in the diaper bag, one at Grandma’s, and anywhere else you might stop for a snack. Get the instructions for a Tablecloth Bib.

40. Sew a Pillow Case Into a Cosmetics Bag

Pillow Case Cosmetics Bag

Reinvent unmatched pillowcases as cosmetics bags in this simple tutorial written by Two Cheeky Monkeys. Long after the sheets are tattered and gone, you’ll love keeping a little piece of your favorite patterns with this DIY project. Get the instructions for Pillow Case Cosmetics Bags.