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22 Trash-To-Treasure DIY Projects For Stuff You’d Normally Throw Away

I love getting my money’s worth out of every purchase I make.

If that means I have to wear beaten-up shoes until the soles are worn through, I will. Even when it’s finally time to send something to the dump, I completely scan the house to make sure I can’t find some other use for it. My mother calls me a hoarder, but I call myself a upcycler.

Upcycling is the act of repurposing an old, seemingly useless item into something with a significantly greater value. This process can be a crafter’s best friend. Before you consider throwing out that aluminum can or pitching your worn-out entertainment center, take a look at these 22 trash-to-treasure DIY projects.

1. Give your old cake pans a facelift by making a tiered display piece.

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2. Repurpose a candle jar into a cotton ball holder.

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3. Transform an empty tin can into a working clock.

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4. Don’t throw out another empty tissue box. Instead, make a custom desk organizer.

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5. Reuse empty wooden crates as a colorful shelving alternative.

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6. Who knew a headboard could make an awesome quilt holder?

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7. Those old buckets that are collecting dust in your garage could be used to make one-of-a-kind vases.

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8. These hangers are perfect recipe holders.

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9. With music sales going digital, you can now give your birdbath a facelift with this epic CD mosaic.

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10. Give your boring clock a makeover by using paint swatch cards.

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11. Never waste another coffee can again with these incredible planter buckets.

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12. When the time comes to get new tires, try transforming the old ones intohanging planters.

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13. Give your kids the little kitchen they’ve always wanted by reusing an oldentertainment center.

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14. Turn a knife block into a kid-friendly crayon holder.

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15. Take your headboard from the bedroom to the backyard by making this cool bench.

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16. Upcycle old lampshades into unique floral vases.

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17. Making a pinecone wreath is easy when you use a vacuum hose.

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18. I can guarantee you’ve never tried making a desk organizer using broom bristles.

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19. It’s never too early to start decorating for Christmas. These juice bottle snowmen should do the trick.

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20. Tin can luminaries are great to have around when you’re throwing backyard parties!

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21. Your dog will love you forever after you turn an old tv stand into a doggy bed.

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22. Use that CD rack and make an epic garden planter.

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