22 Best Ways To Convert Your Unused Household Items Into Valuable Stuff

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Pretty much everyone has unused items lying around their house, somewhere in a storeroom collecting dust, or quite possibly in plain sight rendered useless because of their laziness, or maybe a pile of things they received as gifts that are now a part of spare stuff pile. If you too have spare things and spare time available, this list will give you 22 different ideas on converting unused household items into valuable stuff. From wooden crates, to the abundance of lace you brought years ago but never got around to using it again, we are going to utilize it all to create something more interesting than usual. Apart from saving money, and recycling, this list is going to awaken the creative streak in you. So take notes folks, because you’re about to discover just how easily can old things be revamped into amazing and eye-catching stuff. Rest assured, none of the procedures are too complicated and you’ll find something to your liking.

  1. Transform the old crates lying around your house into decorative shelves, that can also be used as book shelf. Spraypaint or simply paint the crate with white or any color that goes with the other furniture in the room. Use foam brush for better finsih. You can also go for wood finsih for staining your crate if you want it to have a wooden finish. Once done you can either drill it into the wall, or stack up crates to create a book shelves or a general display shelves.decorative shelves

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  1. Have an empty masscara tube lying around? Take the brush out of the bottle, clean it with lukewarm soapy water and let it dry. Now, this brush can be used to clean to tiny nooks and intricate jewellery.intricate jewellery

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  1. Have an old piece of printed clothing that you wanted to use a cleaning cloth? Hold up. You can cut out these cloth peices in rectangles and make colorful small scarves and handkerchiefs out of them.colorful small scarves

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  1. Use colored papers, old notebook covers, or even price tags to make you own bookmarks. Cut out colored papers in different shapes, pasting two similar shapes together will help with the rigidity, and decorate them according to your preferances. Price tags are the perfectly shaped to be used as bookmarks. Here is how you can be a little more creative. Outline the tag on a colored paper, cut it out, and paste it on the tag itself. Now create aztec patterns using sketch marks. You can add flowers and stickers to make it even more prettier. Viola!bookmarks

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  1. Beautiful old bottles, can be used as lamps (hanging and stand, both). Bonus, old mutilcolored bottles or wine bottles can be used as vases to showcase flowers. If you’re feeling extra creative you can paint them gold or silver using spray paints, and make the phrase “Old is Gold” literal.Beautiful old bottles

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  1. You can use old crates, or wooden boxes, or old dustbins lying around as pots to grow mini house plants.old crates

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  1. Transform your old tennis rackets with broken strings into decorative mirror peices. All you’ll have to get is a mirror cut into a shape fitting the racket.old tennis rackets

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  1. Do you have old broken crayons that are too tiny to be used? Well, get them all, melt similar coloured crayons together on a stove in a steel container and carefully with gloved hands or using tongs pour into small invidual bottle caps. Let them cool down, and Viola! You now have new crayons. You can even make candles out of them.old broken crayons

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  1. Use old plastic bottles for hanging potted plants. Cut off the upper part of the bottle. Poke holes near the mouth on opposite ends, loop thin rope or strong wire through it and tie off the ends on some extension or loops near the ceiling. Add soil, and seeds, or directly a tiny plant with soil. Or you can do it the way it’s been done in the picture below.plastic bottles

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  1. If you just can’t figure out what to do with all those bottles that you keep hesitating to thro away, and you’re daring enough, you can use old wine bottles to create a fancy and artisitic chandelier.artisitic chandelier

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  1. Transform old hardcover books into folders to carry to papers. Remove the pages from the book, leaving only the front and the last page, and glue these two pages on their respective sides. Put sticky paper over the name on the hardcover, and add your name there.old hardcover books

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  1. Cloud lamp is one of the most beautiful things you can possibly make at home. All it takes is suspended bulb inside a bottle covered with cotton.Cloud lamp

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  1. A photo wall is the best way to use up those old magazines. Cut out abstarct shapes from colorful pages, and make a collage adding a few photos, directly on a wall or a chart paper that you can tape to the wall.photo wall

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  1. Make a jewellery holder by bundling up a few flexible wires, and tying one end with a band, and branching out the other ends of the wires like a tree. Put it in a mug or a jat, and place your new little jewellery hanger on your dresser.jewellery holder

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  1. Use old cracked plates as a line up for your garden, to make enclosures for your trees or plants.enclosures

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  1. Use old CDs to make cute wind chimes.cute wind chimes

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  1. Make hair tries using socks. If you have any socks that are at their limit, cut out the part towards your toes till your ankles, and only keep the part that goes above your ankle, now strech it and start rolling the socks from inwards to outwards, till you have a huge retro hair tie. Pretty handy idea, because you always keep losing one sock out of a pair, and hair ties can vanish as soon as they are bought.hair tries

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  1. If you already didn’t know, ladder bookshelves are a thing, and they look really cool and fancy, requiring nothing but a ladder, and some wooden planks. And books, obviously.ladder bookshelves

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  1. Pretty much everyone has mugs at home that are never used. Take them out, and use them as pen stands or makeup brush holders.brush holders

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  1. Use different kinds of white laces, to make a decorative hanging to hang below your photo frames or at your bed post. Take 15 inches of lace, tie one end on a white thread, and repeat this for other different laces, side to side. As a result, you’ll have a beautiful hanging to compliment your dreamcatchers, like in the image below.decorative hanging

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  1. Use the empty shoe boxes in your house to store and display towels.empty shoe boxes

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  1. If you’re in the need of a coffee table, you’ve come to the right place. A preferablly non-metallic trash can upside down, and a wooden plank above it, and Viola! You have a coffee table.coffee table

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People often don’t realize that a lot of things they thought are expensive in the market are actually relatively easier to make. All it takes is a little creativity and a little compromise. With creativity, you can’t really go wrong, so take liberties and add your ideas to these DIYs.

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