20+ Times Old Things Got a New Lease on Life Thanks to Crafty Hands
Though it’s hard to believe, most of the things we have and use can get a chance at a second life, even if they’re in a bad condition and seem useless. The main secret is to get this item into the hands of the right person.
5-Minute Crafts collected photos that will show what upcycles and makeovers true masters are capable of.
“Things I make from avocado pits”
“I think this is my favorite upcycle! A retro 1960s storage stool that has been given a new lease on life.”
“Candles arrived broken in the post, so I melted them into empty jam containers!”
“I made a lamp shade out of old photo slides.”
“This free dresser got a makeover...”
"From bottle caps to boards — the plastic caps are shredded before going into a mold and then pressed.
These upcycled ’’sheets’’ can be used for...anything! Furniture, serving boards, coasters, planters, crates, and the list goes on."
“10±year-old shirts made into a T-shirt rug with crochet, mimicking the rag-rug woven look.”
“My girlfriend made me this cute brush holder from old jeans.”
“An easy upcycle from gross, roadside trash to treasure”
“I’m slowly changing over to reusables! These are my first ones!”
“Found some walnut plaques at work being thrown away. I saved them to make soap dishes for friends and family!”
“It’s small but it’s the first step for us to move to plastic-free alternatives.”