Upcycle It! Reuse Projects That DIYers Loved This Year

Fresh garden herbs in recycled tin cans on tiled worktop with scissors
Fresh garden herbs in recycled tin cans on tiled worktop with scissors

The DIY community over at the This Old House microsite, TheSnug.com, couldn't get enough of eco-friendly upcycling projects and salvage ideas. Check out our top trash-to-treasure ideas of 2015 right here. -Tabitha Sukhai

Penny tiles. Literally.



This DIYer turned pennies into an accent wall. Now that's dedication!

Mason-jar lids



You already know
are everything to the craft and DIY community. But even the lids can become sun catchers!

Honey-bear bottles



A gold-leafing kit turns these throwaways into truly adorable vases.

Old crates



Add casters to old crates and BAM! Instant rustic-style storage!

CDs and DVDs



Turn those useless CDs and DVDs into a mosaic backsplash!

Shipping pallets and mason jars



It's a clash of the titans! The only thing that rivals mason jars as DIY material of the year is SHIPPING PALLETS! Here, the two become a handy wall organizer.

Old magazines



Turn a stack of old magazines into a small stool-slash-ottoman.

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