These 20 trash to treasure projects are full of creative ideas for using old junk in a completely new way. Prepare to see your junk pile in a whole new light!
Trash to treasure DIY projects are always my very favorite. There is nothing more fun than making something old and worn-out useful and beautiful again.
And absolutely nothing brings out my creative genius more than a great piece of junk that’s just begging for a new purpose.
20 Genius Trash to Treasure Upcycled Projects
I've gathered 20 of my absolute best and most beloved upcycled DIY projects to inspire you to turn your own trash into treasure! You can find the sad before photos and lots more info about each project at the links below.
See how easy it is to turn an old broken radio into a unique firewood holder It looks beautiful on a hearth or by the side of a fireplace and is so easy to make.
Make a beautiful necklace from an old furniture keyhole with this easy and inexpensive DIY tutorial. This necklace makes a great gift.
Make a gorgeous industrial paper towel holder from an upcycled globe stand.
Take an old metal lampshade frame and upcycle it into a useful and fun DIY metal basket. You can never have too many baskets!
Pick up old jewelry at thrift stores, yard sales or flea markets and turn it into beautiful and original drawer pulls with this super simple DIY project.
You can turn a broken old birdbath into a pretty and useful side table that can be painted whatever color you like.
Add curb appeal to your home by using a thrifted mirror or picture frame to make a vintage style upcycled house number.
Vintage cameras are such a fun item to upcycle. Learn how easy it is to turn one into a unique lamp.
Make a sweet DIY pedestal side table for your home by upcycling a thrift store lamp. It's an easy way to create beautiful furniture for very little money.
See how I upcycled a vintage little tray into a gorgeous succulent wall garden. This is so quick and easy to make, and you don't need any tools, paint, or glue to make it!
Learn how to make a gorgeous DIY play kitchen from an inexpensive, outdated entertainment center. This is such a fun play kitchen for your kids.
Add a vintage touch to your home with this unique upcycled lamp made from a globe stand.
Turn an old beat-up vanity into a beautiful matching pair of skinny nightstands that are perfect for a narrow space.
Learn how to make an upcycled vanity from an antique dresser. This is a beautiful, inexpensive way to add tons of character to a boring bathroom.
See how easy it is to upcycle a scarf into beautiful winter wreath. It only takes about 5 minutes to make and you can easily remove it to wear once you are done with the wreath.
Turn an over-the-top clock into a gorgeous statement mirror with a bit of paint and creativity.
Vintage scales can be upcycled into home decor in so many different ways and I'm sharing 9 fun and creative ideas that are a must see!
Make a gorgeous DIY lantern lamp out of an old lantern. Simply remove the candle and put a light bulb socket inside instead. It's such an easy project!
Create a vintage style family command center to help keep your family organized. With a calendar made from an old glass cabinet door and a menu planner made from a clipboard, this command center is full of easy, inexpensive upcycling ideas.
Transform worn-out end tables with new gorgeous wooden tops made from paint sticks. You would never guess these tables were put together with such humble materials!
And now I’m seriously feeling the need to go dive into my own junk stash and find something else to upcycle!
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Oh my goodness, these are all amazing! I love so many of them. My husband would go nuts over the vintage camera lamp, and I particularly like the hardware necklace. Thanks for so much inspiration!
Thank you Amy! These projects are definitely my favorite to do!