18 Ways To Change Old Things Into Cool New Things

Waste is an awful thing. We spend so much money on goods only to throw them away when we think they’ve served their purpose. However, these 18 things can be used as something else entirely at the end of their first life!

Whoever knew that old garden hoses can actually be turned into a very cool-looking rug? It’s amazing…you can easily save so much money with these simple ideas! Take a look and see what household stuff you can easily re-purpose today. A must see!

coffee grounds candles
eHow

Why not try making candles with old coffee grounds? Instructions here.

cans succulents
bellalimento

Turn empty cans into planters!

bottles chandelier
OhHappyDay

Wow, these plastic bottles can be turned into awesome chandeliers! Instructions here.

soda box pencil cases
CreativeItch

Soda boxes make quirky pencil cases!

old drawers planters
mylove2create

Make these awesome planters from old drawers!

milk jug planters
EyesonNature

Re-use old milk jugs as planters.

cereal box magazine holders
EverydayDishes

De-clutter your home by placing publications into cereal box magazine holders!

mason jar vases
DwellingHappiness

A mason jar makes a pretty vase.

lantern project
DesignSponge

Boring paper lanterns can easily be prettied up. Instructions here.

board game totes
AllAboutAbbie

Turn an old board game into a cool bag! Instructions here.

almond pantry containers
LewisvilleLove

Almond containers can easily be re-purposed.

hose rug
OurGardenPathDesigns

Who knew you could make a rug from old hoses?

shirt pillow cases
CountryLiving

An old shirt can be turned into a lovely pillowcase.

orange peel cake mix
JustAPinch

Need something sweet during a camping trip? Bake cake over the fire in whole orange peels.

container trash bags
HomeStorageSolutions

Use an old plastic container to hold all your trash bags in one place.

lip balm mint container
BEAUTYLISH

Melting down old and almost-done lip balms into pretty mint containers gives them a new lease of life.

tea jug
Flickr/tonyapoole

Use pineapple skins to make sun tea.

candle jars
HappyGoLucky

Keep the ends of old candles and make new ones in the old jars!