Clever Ways to Reuse Your Broken Things

Breaking something around the household is all too common. However, that doesn’t mean we should throw them out with the trash. Instead, why not reuse them for something else? Get your money’s worth with your things even if they are broken! Check out our selection of upcycling ideas to get your creativity going and see what you can make from those broken, damaged pieces.

1. Plant Markers Out of Broken Pots

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We’ve all seen broken plant pots before and you may have even broken a fair few of your own as well. Why not use these handy pot pieces to make plant markers out of them? Check out Hardly Housewives to get more information as to how you can one yourself.

2. Salvage Ripped Flip-Flops

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Just because your flip-flops have flipped doesn’t mean you have to throw them away. Put your creativity to work and salvage them with the help of a t-shirt. This is what Make It, Love It did as they managed to transform the damaged flip-flops by giving them a new lease of life.

3. Broken 3-Ring Binder

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Who knew that you could make a ring binder so cute and pretty from damaged goods? That’s exactly what Cosmo Cricket have done by transforming this lovely looking binder into a cute vintage art kit.

4. Make an Amazing Piece of Jewellery

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If you have loads of jewellery hanging about, but can’t bear the thought of getting rid of them, why not put them all together to make one amazing piece of jewellery to wear? Hello Hydrangea has more on this fantastic idea.

5. Shabby Chandelier

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If you have always wanted a chandelier, but don’t want to spend a ton of money on one, why not make your own instead? You’ll probably find you have enough material that you can use around the house, which will enable you to make your own unique chandelier. Check out this chic and shabby chandelier from My House of Giggles for inspiration.

6. Use a Broken Photo Frame to Hold Earrings

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Even if the glass pane has broken from your picture frame, you can still use it for something else. If you have a lot of earrings, but no where to keep stack them, then we have just the thing for you. This simple creation from Kevin and Amanda is the ideal solution that you can make all too easily.

7. Bicycle Wheel Baby Mobile

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Old bicycle wheels have many uses when they are no longer serving you on those long rides. Have you ever thought of turning one into a baby mobile? Well, it’s pretty easy to do and is a great way of recycling something you love as Apartment Therapy showcase.

8. French Bench from Two Chairs

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It’s time to create your own french-style bench with the help of two chairs! To make your own unique bench that looks store bought, head over to An Oregon Cottage and get started right away!

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