Upcycle Your Life: 7 Creative DIY Ways to Repurpose with Purpose

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Before you toss out those unwanted clothing and household items, consider repurposing them for something awesome and useful. “Upcycling” is something most DIY aficionados are familiar with. Almost anything can be transformed with some hot glue and imagination. Not only is upcycling creative and fun but it’s also great for the environment. Here are 7 fun ways to take your junk from trash to terrific!

Turn Old Tools into Hooks

Transform an old rake into a shabby chic steampunk-esque hook for jewelry.

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Convert Old Silverware

Instead of tossing old forks convert them into quirky wall hooks.

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Upcycle Jars and Glasses

Old glasses and mason jars make perfect holders for cosmetics and toiletries. Secure metal zip ties onto a piece of wood with screws, slip the jar in the loop and tighten. Secure to wall. Voila! Instant organization!

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Convert Your Favorite Cassette Tape

Before you toss that old Guns ‘n Roses cassette tape, consider turning it into a quirky wallet. Carefully split the cassette, remove the tape and glue to a similar sized wallet for a fun new accessory. What better way to honor your favorite band (and youth) than with a cassette tape wallet?!

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Repurpose & Refinish Old Suitcases

Breathe new life into old suitcases by painting/refinishing them, stacking them, and securing them together. Now you have a new shabby chic coffee table or nightstand!

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Repurpose Denim into a Pin Board & Organizer

Denim is all the rage right now in home decor. Convert your old denim pieces into an awesome wall organizer and pin board.

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Turn A Frame Into a Jewelry Organizer

Upcycle an unwanted frame into a jewelry organizer. All you need is a couple nails!

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