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"Upcycle & Recycle"

Upcycling is essentially refashioning items whose original function no longer serves its purpose. With so many incredible ideas on how you can reuse things, you can get really creative in this process. The best part is you can turn just about anything into something of use with some imagination. We found some cool ideas on how upcycling everyday items can turn into something magnificent.

 

 

Serve your guests beverages on this pot-lid-turned-tray.

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 Credit: Spike Mafford / Photodisc / ThinkStock

 

Make a nightstand entirely out of books.

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 Credit: Martin Poole / Digital Vision / ThinkStock

 

Turn a fence and some branches into an end table or side table.

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 Credit: Hemera Technologies / Photoobjects.net / ThinkStock

 

Now your desserts and lunch just got easier with mason jars.

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Make a planter out of an old garbage canister.

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Stack vintage suitcases for a unique end table.

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 Credit: Zedcor Wholly Owned / Photoobjects.net / ThinkStock

 

Here’s a classy way to store coasters in a retro napkin holder.

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 Credit: Hemera Technologies / Photoobjects.net / ThinkStock

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