Looking for a way to exercise your creative self?
What about a little creative repurposing?
Part of what it means to be frugal is to creatively meet your needs without spending a lot of money.
Repurposing is a win all round: your needs are met. You get to flex your creative muscles and you’re helping keep waste out of landfill.
If you’re looking for inspiration, here are just a few ideas on how to turn old stuff into new stuff and give it a second life.
|Denim pocket wall organiser @ Redo It Yourself Inspirations||Dresser to bench @ Grillo Designs||Spoon wind chime @ My Little Shop of Treasures|
|Cheese grater earing holder @ Turning the Clock Back||No sew t-shirt to tote @ Mommypotomus||Corner cabinet into planter @ My Love to Create|
|Tin can lanterns @ Craft Foxes||Pill bottle as Ear bud keeper @ One Good Thing (+ other ideas)||Broken china to garden stepping stone @ Over the Big Moon|
|New sofa from old doors @ Design Sponge||Solar powered chandelier @ Not Just Paper and Glue||Tiered stand @ Joie de Vivre|
|Water resistant denim picnic blanket @ House of Handmade||Old table to Lego table @ Domestic Imperfection||Onesie to teddy @ Popsugar|
|Tin can caddy @ Cynthia Shaffer||Old fridge to esky @ Krafty Karina||DVD Mosaic bird bath @ Me and My DIY|
|Milk crate to ottoman @ Dwelling in Happiness||Old jumper to slippers @ eHow||Pill bottle survival kit @ Survival at Home|
|Cot to table @ A Little Learning for Two||Rake to kitchen organiser @ Olive and Love||Tiered stand @ Knick of Time|
|Plastic bags to baskets @ Instructibles||Ladder side table @ Funky Junk Interiors||Ladle candle holder @ Homeroad|
|Change table to bar cart @ Hometalk||Frame to earing holder @ Kevin and Amanda||Fabric rug @ Vintage Ric Rac|
|Old chairs to bench @ An Oregon Cottage||Car rim tyre hose reel @ Homestead Heroine||Colander planter @ Country Living|
|Cutting board to tray @ Sadie Seasongoods||Bike rim clock @ eHow||Rope tyre ottoman @ Handimania|
|Rake cup holder @ Chickens in the Road||Old jumpers to blanket @ Yellow Suitcase Studios||Cat litter bucket storage @ The Kim Six Fix|
|Washing machine to fire pit @ House and Fig||Old keys to hooks @ Makezine||Milk jug fairy house @ Filth Wizardry|
|Window coffee table @ Marty’s Musings||Old door to coffee table @ This (sorta) Old Life||Dinosaur book ends @ Doodle Craft Blog|
|Coffee pot terranium @ A Charming Project||Paint and regift old biscuit tins @ Cynthia Shaffer||Old belts to chair @ Saved By Love Creations|
Melissa Goodwin is a writer and the creator of Frugal and Thriving who has a passion for living frugally and encouraging people to thrive on any budget. The blog is nine years old and is almost like her eldest baby. Prior to being a blogger and mum (but not a mummy blogger), she worked as an accountant doing other people’s budgets, books and tax.