11 Clever Ways to Repurpose Household Items

11 Clever Ways to Repurpose Household Items

My favourite DIYs are the kind where everyday objects are used in inventive ways to create something new. Not only are these projects super clever, they're also a great incentive to repurpose items that would otherwise gather dust in my store room, which is great for my hoarding tendencies! 

Click through to see some of the DIYs I've been bookmarking to make on a rainy day - I can't wait to try them out and put my old junk to good use.


Turn a wire basket into a pretty side table (via Oleander and Palm).

Photo: Oleander and Palm

Who would have thought that a salad bowl would make such a lovely planter? (via Curbly) 

Photo: Curbly

If you have a couple of spare bowls lying around, you've got yourself the makings of a stunning hanging plant and light fixture (via Design Sponge).

Photo: Design Sponge

I'm definitely going to try my hand at this rug to use up the t-shirts that we no longer wear (via Wonder Forest). 

Photo: Wonder Forest

Get out those old chopping boards and turn a plain mirror in to a lovely feature (via Sugar and Cloth).

Photo: Sugar and Cloth

With just a little paint you can give your tic tac containers a whole new lease of life (via Lovely Indeed).

Photo: Lovely Indeed

Wooden bowls cut in half make for some very clever bathroom storage (via Curbly)

Photo: Curbly

If you have matching trays that you're no longer using, try turning them into a pretty storage box (via Kristi Murphy)

Photo: Kristi Murphy

Got a some old branches in your garden? Make a display ladder! (via Design Sponge)

Photo: Vintage Revivals for Design Sponge

I can't get over how genius this idea is to re-use old lampshade parts as wire plant stands (via The Merrythought).

Photo: The Merrythought

If you find you no longer have a use for an old table runner, why not turn it into a lumbar pillow? (via Francois Et Moi)

Photo: Francois Et Moi


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