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Trash To Treasure | 17 Recycled Arts & Crafts Projects



One mans trash is another mans treasure in this case. Have you ever walked down the street and found the perfect old vintage dresser that just transported you back in time? Well, that’s exactly what the nature of this post is all about. Finding beauty in old broken, beaten down, and lackluster furniture. Sometimes you have to look past its rough exterior and see that all it needs is a little love. Check out these amazing DIY ideas that will have you questioning throwing away that old sofa.

Trash To Treasure | 17 Favorite Recycled Crafts

We hope you have as much fun making these cool projects as we did!

 1. Recycle Some Mason Jars…

More mason jar crafts here.

2. Make Custom Wedding Invitations

Make more wedding invitations here.

3. How To Make Cool Projects Using Cut Glass Bottles

more cut glass bottle projects here.


4. Make Projects With Wine Corks

find more cork projects here

5. Make A Picture With An Upcycled Dictionary Page

via Etsy


6. Create A Happy Summer Mantle With An Old Wooden Door

via aliciahutchinson


7. How To Make A Rustic Coffee Table Out Of A Log:

via spoonfulofimagination


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8. Make A Bench Out Of Old Chairs

via pinterest


9. Turn A Thrift Store Globe Into A Home Decor Centerpiece

via diycandy


10. Make It: DIY Tiki Torches from Upcycled Glass Bottles

via sugarandcharm


11. Mini Salt ‘N Pepper Shakers

via marthastewart


12. Create Your Own Wall Sconce From A Thrift Store

via onekingslane


13. Anthro Ordinal Dresser {Kock Off Style}

via eastcoastcreative


14. Create Beautiful Rustic Coasters Out Of Tree Trunk Pieces

via thriftybelow


15. Make a Cool Coat Hanger With Repurposed Door Knobs

via pinterest


16. Make A Rustic Wine Bottle Wall Vase. Wall Hanging/ Sconce

via Etsy


16. Container Magnets

via Martha Stewart


17. Vintage Clock Pedestal

via homeroad


What do you think of our post? We appreciate your feedback and take into consideration everything that you suggest. Have some arts & crafts projects that we forgot to mention? Please feel free to leave suggestions in the comments section below and we will certainly add them to our list.

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    Thanks so much for featuring our coasters on this list! We appreciate it, and can’t believe one of our projects is listed alongside such cool work!

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