14 Upcycles You Need in Your Life

Posted by Emily Spicklemire

Turn trash to treasure by trying one of these upcycling projects!

Upcycles can be such fun projects; it's amazing to see how someone can turn "trash" into a treasure you never expected. These creative upcycling projects from around the web range from heavy duty to "hey I've got a free half hour." So don't throw out that old _________ (insert toy, container, piece of clothing, etc. here). Take a look a look at these projects and get inspired by what it could become!

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These dinosaur bookends are the perfect way to repurpose toys your kids may not play with anymore. Learn how to make their shelves pop with this tutorial from Doodlecraft.

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This side table started it's life as a barstool, but Meghan transformed it in just a few simple steps. If you put a piece of furniture in a Chicago alley, girl will find it.

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Put your Spring flowers in the spotlight with these simple gold vases. Learn how at Sprinkle of Cinnamon.

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Make that vintage teacup collection of yours functional with this pincushion DIY from Crafts on Sea.

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Nothing says party like a pinata! Oh Happy Day made these out of cereal boxes.

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If you are in the mood for a serious DIY overhaul, this is it. East Coast Creative shows you how to turn a tire into a side table.

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Turn a tin can into stylish storage! This is a perfect gift for anyone who has a desk and has things on that desk that need to stay organized. So, pretty much everyone.

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An inexpensive bookcase can become a dollhouse your little girl will play with for years. Via Simple as That.

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No need to trash all those baby food jars! Turn them into snow globes that will make charming holiday decor (and gifts!). Via Craftaholics Anonymous.

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You know who the real MVP is? Wine. Make sure everyone knows it with these glittery trophy bottle stoppers.

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Meet the classed-up of the t-shirt quilt. Yellow Suitcase Studio shows you how to transform your old wool sweaters into a cozy blanket.

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Who knew you could turn a cereal box into so many things? Meghan used one to make this notebook.

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Repurpose an old shutter into creative storage. Via brepurposed.

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There's no reason to have all those old t-shirts sitting around in a drawer. One Dog Woof shows you how to turn them into a rug.

Have you made any cool upcycles lately?