17 Ways to Turn Old Junk Into Cool New Stuff

You’ll definitely want to read this list before taking out the trash

Recycling is cool. Turning old things into new things is always much better than simply throwing them away. Here, we’ve assembled 17 great ways for you to turn old boxes, jars, clothes and more into useful new items and decorations. Without further ado, let’s get started!

1. Old food cans work wonderfully as planters.

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bell’alimento

2. Get creative to turn old mason jars into stunning vases.

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Dwelling Happiness

3. Plastic containers provide perfect storage for plastic bags.

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Home Storage Solutions

4. Got some old shirts lying around? Turn them into cute pillowcases!

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Country Living

5. Get snappy with the scissors to make magazine holders from cereal boxes.

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Everyday Dishes

6. Broken or unused board games make stylish tote bags.

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About Abbie

7. Tie some garden hoses together into a unique rug.

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Our Garden Path Designs

8. Milk jugs can become cute planters in the blink of an eye.

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Eyes on Nature

9. Old drawers are also a great addition to your backyard.

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My Love 2 Create

10. Dull paper lanterns can be brought to life with some color and inspiration!

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Design Sponge

11. Make a sweet chandelier from boring old bottles.

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Oh Happy Day

12. Don’t throw those soda boxes in the trash. Turn them into pencil cases!

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The Creative Itch Boutique

13. Pineapple skins can be used to make tasty tea.

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adventurejournalist

14. And orange peels work great for baking campfire cakes

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Just a Pinch

15. Old almond jars can be reused all around the kitchen.

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Lewisville Love

16. And those old candle jars can be used time and time again.

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Happy Go Lucky Blog

17. Last but not least, melt down your last bits of lip balm so that nothing goes to waste!

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Beauty Lish