30 Clever Ways People Reused Old Items To Create Amazing Things

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Upcycling has become an increasingly popular trend in recent years, as people look for ways to reuse and repurpose old items. Repurposing involves taking an object that is no longer useful in its current form and turning it into something new and functional. This not only saves money and resources but also encourages creativity and resourcefulness.

The Upcycling subreddit is a great place to find inspiration and see how others have transformed ordinary objects into something new and useful. Listed below are 30 works posted on the online community that shows how creative and resourceful people can be.

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#1 Earrings Who Lost Their Mates Turned Into A Charm Bracelet

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#2 Pulled Out Of A Trash Heap. It Was One Part Of A Military File Cabinet. Thorough Cleaning, Paint And A Little Shining Up Followed By Wrapping It In Wood From My Scrap Pile. Added Some Legs And Bingo Bango!

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#3 Not Eating With My Fingers, Luckily I Had A Supply Of Charity Shop Cutlery, I Planned To Experiment With Stainless Steel Before Lockdown

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#4 If It Works, It Ain’t Stupid. Made From Glued Together Delivery Boxes

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#5 Upcycled An Old Suit Jacket And Curtains For My Daughter. I Love Everything About It

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#6 I Take Plastic Shipping /Bale Straps From Hardware Store Waste, And Make Sturdy, Functional & Fashionable Baskets! (My Cats Also Love Them At Every Stage)

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#7 Found An Old Piano With Severe Waterdamage. Would‘Ve Been A Pity To Throw It Away

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#8 Turned A Thrifted Blanket Into These Ridiculous Sweats

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#9 I Made A Carpet From Old Clothes And Bedsheets

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#10 My Mom Was Throwing Out These Curtains So I Made A Dress Out Of Them

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#11 My Continued Exploration Of Quilting Methods Through The Use Old Denim Jeans And Corduroy Pants. Which Colours Your Favourite??

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#12 Coffee Bag Jacket By Me

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#13 My Grandpa’s Refrigerator Died. My Grandma Got New Shelves For Her Sewing Threads

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#14 Scored Some Gold Curtains (With Some Slight Wine Damage) And Turned Them Into The Belle Gown!!

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#15 I Upcycled A Thrifted Men’s Polo Into A Two-Piece Set. I Drafted The Pattern Myself, The Mini Skirt Has A Yoke, Box Pleats, And An Elastic Waistband. I Kept The Collar On The Top And Made It Into A Halter With A Lettuce Hem! Everything Is Sewn With An Overlock & Finished With A Double Needle

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#16 Upcycled 3 Old T-Shirts Into 1 New One

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#17 I Upcycle Bulbs, Vacuum Tubes And Watch Parts To Make Steampunk Inspired Insect Brooches And Sculptures

Image source: Spankyspanglerdesign

#18 A Retro Tea Trolley From Facebook Marketplace Given A Colourful Makeover With Paint And Fabric

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#19 Boring White Cups, Not So Boring Anymore After They Met Me

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#20 Picked Up A Free Cardigan That Looked Much Better In Photo Than In Person, So I Turned It Back Into Yarn And Crocheted A Cat Bed Out Of It

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#21 I Made A 3pc Denim Dress Out Of 8 Pairs Of Jeans

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#22 Broken Umbrellas Into A Parkas

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#23 I Turned An Old Microwave Cart Into A Rolling LEGO Stand For My Daughters For Christmas

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#24 Made These Two Tone Pants Out Of A Pair Of Pants With A Busted Crotch And The Other Pair From The Thrift Store That Didn’t Quite Fit Right. I’m Very Please And Proud Of The Outcome! $6 For The Whole Project! All Of The Pockets Are Functional Too

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#25 My Sister Upcycled This Stove Top That I Caught Magnet Fishing A Few Months Back

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#26 Before And After Refreshing My Worn Office Chair Using Old Clothes/Textiles That Were Destined For Donation. Also Added Some Nice Roller Blade-Style Wheels For Extra Weeeeeee

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#27 I Upcycled A Thrifted Blouse & Lace Scraps Into A Silk Lace Cami. I Drafted The Pattern Myself. The Cami Has Adjustable Straps & Lace Applique. I Hand Dyed The Lace With Botanical Dyes (Coffee And Charcoal). I Love The Final Product

Image source: transformedbytracy

#28 Hello! I Turned Bifold Doors Being Given Away On My Local Free Site Into Holiday Decor For My Front Porch (Hand Painted)

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#29 I Upcycled Scraps From Wool Blankets Into A Hoodie

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#30 Before And After: These Were Being Tossed. Knew They Had Potential

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Saumya Ratan

Saumya is an explorer of all things beautiful, quirky, and heartwarming. With her knack for art, design, photography, fun trivia, and internet humor, she takes you on a journey through the lighter side of pop culture.

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