12 Super Easy Repurposing Ideas to Turn Old Stuff Into New Stuff

Repurposing ideas for your home.

One person’s trash is another person’s treasure is never truer for those of us who enjoy DIY repurposing projects. These simple and clever home decor repurposing ideas will prove us right.

Home Decor Repurposing Ideas to Turn Trash Into Treasure!

  1. Repurposed Umbrellas – Turn unused, broken umbrellas into useful home decor with these clever repurposing ideas for using umbrellas as a door wreath, lamp shades, hanging mobile frame and more.
  2. DIY Book Headboard – While diehard booklovers may feel this project to be sacrilegious, it’s actually a way to pay homage to your favorite titles.
  3. Vintage Suitcase Nightstand – Vintage suitcases are a regular find at thrift shops. Turn three of them into the perfect stacked nightstand.
  4. Rubber Duckie Planters – Turn those rubber kid’s toys into kitschy planters!
  5. Repurposed Shirt Pillow Covers – Visit the thrift shop, pick out your favorite gingham, plaid or striped shirts and turn them into patterned pillows.
  6. Wooden Hanger Jewelry Holder – Simple projects are the simply the best and it doesn’t get much more simple than this idea for adding hooks to wooden hanger as jewelry storage.
  7. Repurposed Art Deco TV Tray – Turn an old 1970s era TV tray into an art deco side table with this tutorial.
  8. Yardstick Tray – If you visit vintage shops regularly, then you know old yardsticks are ubiquitous. Turn a collection of yardsticks into a usable tray.
  9. Recycled Magazine Clock – Do you have a stacks of print magazines taking up your garage? Recycle them by turning them into a cool and colorful clock with this project.
  10. Outdoor Swing from Repurposed Trampoline – Check out Craigslist and Freecycle for old trampolines to make this outdoor swing bed.
  11. Industrial Tiered Tabletop Succulent Garden – We love the the juxtaposition of industrial design and the natural beauty of succulents. This planter is made from repurposed aluminum tubing and vent caps.
  12. Pallet Table – This tutorial might take some power tools, but it still seems simple enough. Use the end result as an indoor coffee table or an outdoor table for entertaining.

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Jen Wallace

Jen Wallace is a communications consultant and freelance writer who writes about everything from independent business tips to the modern history of the American hemline. Jen's passions and interests are varied and include a love for all things fermented, locavorism, cats, and community building among others.