30 Crafty People Who Gave Old Discarded Things A New Life

Published 3 years ago

Even though simply throwing your old stuff in the dumpster might sound like the easiest option, it is not the most sensible one. The reality is that a lot of old and broken things can be upcycled and given a new life – as long as they end up in the right hands. And today we’d like to introduce you to some people who gave new meaning to the phrase “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure”.

These crafty people turned discarded furniture, clothes, and electronics into something special, and their work is truly inspirational. Check it out in the gallery below, and if you want to see more amazing upcycling projects, make sure to read our earlier articles here and here!

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#1 The School Security Guard Decided To Save The Discarded Benches And Gave Them A Second Life

Image source: karim.arfa.940

#2 This Kind Man Is Recycling Old Camp Coolers To Make Warm Kitty Shelters For Winter! How Cool Is This?!

Image source: Waifer2016

#3 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!

Image source: PigwidgeonWeasley

#4 Made Some Shorts, A Bucket Hat And A Bag All From One Old Jacket

Image source: Bydanielpearce

#5 This Rug Used To Be A Bunch Of Ugly T-Shirts

Image source: missamericakes

#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)

Image source: lycorisette

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

Image source: MartoufCarter

#8 I Convinced My Friend To Not Throw Away His Old Fencing And Let Me Build Him Garden Boxes. How Do You Think They Came Out?

Image source: kingpig2017

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

Image source: Bydanielpearce

#10 The Drink Tray I Got From A Cafe Is A Reused Milk Carton

Image source: myfacelookslikeafoot

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

Image source: SweetHeidiJo

#12 Turned An Old Fan With A Bad Motor Into A Lamp

Image source: navy_snipe

#13 A Rose For My Partner On Our Anniversary, Made From Recycled Cutlery

Image source: ioanese

#14 My Vintage TV Barn Find Turned Into My New Bar Cart

Image source: Captain_K_

#15 IKEA Backpack

Image source: bitanica

#16 Picked Up A Used Cardigan That Turned Out To Look Much Better In The Picture Than In Person, So I Turned It Back To Yarn And Crocheted The Yarn Into A Cat Bed (I Didn’t Use A Pattern)

Image source: couchpotatolady

#17 Handpainted Them. Love How These Turned Out!

Image source: Cocktailforbreakfast

#18 Turned An Old Office Credenza Into A New TV Stand

Image source: chackzo

#19 Made A Fairy Succulent Garden Patio Area With A Broken Pot

Image source: pmolina12

#20 I Repurpoused My Old Grill Into A Small Herb Garden! I Hope All The Seeds Grow Soon

Image source: Saunterie

#21 Turned A Thrifted Blanket Into These Ridiculous Sweats

Image source: dopamiineonline

#22 A Neighbor Was Giving Away This Kid Size Chest Of Drawers For Free, So I Snagged It And Made It Into A Quarantine Bar

Image source: caphoto88

#23 A Knit A Sweater Made Entirely Of Old /Scrap Yarns I Had Lying Around

Image source: JadedYarn

#24 A Raincoat For My Dog Made Out Of A Broken Promotional Umbrella (She’s Not Impress)

Image source: moonkoko

#25 Unused Bags, It’s Time To Do Some Handicraft

#26 Swater Not Won Since 1996 And A Zipper From An Old Bag = Wool Overall For My Kid

Image source: InsanitySuitsMe

#27 My Old Favourite Jeans Turned Into A Pen Roll

Image source: corileahs

#28 Teacup Birdfeeders Made By Me

Image source: catgoturtongue

#29 I Read That A Lot Of Donated Clothes End Up In Landfills Anyway, So Started Saving Our Old Fabrics/Textiles That Didn’t Seem Nice Enough For Resale. Finally Used Them To Make This Pet Bed!

Image source: MissJinxed

#30 Repurposed An Old Cable Spool Into A Table For My Zero Waste Store

Image source: pauley10

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One day, this guy just kind of figured - "I spend most of my time on the internet anyway, why not turn it into a profession?" - and he did! Now he not only gets to browse the latest cat videos and fresh memes every day but also shares them with people all over the world, making sure they stay up to date with everything that's trending on the web. Some things that always pique his interest are old technologies, literature and all sorts of odd vintage goodness. So if you find something that's too bizarre not to share, make sure to hit him up!

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