There are tons of items lying around your house just waiting to be turned into art. Before you throw out an empty can or bottle, see about turning it into art. You can use it for your own home, gift them to a friend, or even make a small business out of upcycling everyday items.
Mason Jar Windchime
Make some music that will brighten your night with an old mason jar and a recycled solar light.
Turn old or extra envelopes into works of art.
Bring new life into your old book collection (without ruining any books).
Vintage Book Art
Take old books that are falling apart and turn them into a work of art worth framing.
Commemorate a night you got lit with this recycled liquor bottle lamp.
Repurpose old pictures to make a tasteful silhouette art collection.
Cut shapes out of old scrap book or decorative paper to create beautiful patterned art.
Artsy Side Table
Vintage ironing boards can be treated and turned into adorable little side and accent tables.
Faux Mirror Art
Old CD’s and DVD’s can be cut into pieces to make mesmerizing mirror designs. Can be used to make jewelry boxes, canvas art, and more.
Soda Bottle Candles
Glass bottles make for great little projects. Fill one with a fragranced wax and wick to create unique candles.
Cereal boxes can be crafted and painted to look like antique metal relics.
Old, leftover paint can be used to create stunning abstract art pieces.
You can find big carved frames at thrift and pawn shops. Use them to make these big framed shelves.
Melted Crayon Canvases
Use old broken crayons and melt them into drippy works of art.
Marbled Nail Polish Mugs
Last season’s nail polish can be used to create beautiful marbled mugs.
Before the season changes, run outside and gather some fallen leaves.
Patron Bottle Soap Dispensers
Old bottles always make great craft materials. Turn an empty patron bottle into these classy soap dispensers.
Fake Cactus Planters
Sprout a few plants you won’t be able to kill with these adorable painted rocks.
Vintage Vinyl Clock
Old broken records can be given new purpose.
Updated Thrift Art
Mix your own art style into paintings you find at thrift stores.
Simple Canvas Collection
Not sure what to paint? Lacking in inspiration? These simple painted canvases look great and take no time at all!
Book Quote Art
Turn your favorite quote into a piece of art by scribbling on the page of a book.
Toy Animal Canvases
Old toys can be repainted into stunning pop art.
Soda Bottle Tree
Before you recycle your empty bottles, dip them in paint to create this easy art piece.
A shopping spree means a chance to get crafty. Turn old shoe boxes into fun wall art.
Painted Coffee Stirrers
You can make this from just a handful of coffee stirrers and some paint.
Spiff up your kitchen with these spunky framed silverware.
Scratch designs into old CD’s to create these trendy little pieces of art.
Transform old books into words of inspiration by folding the pages to create this art.
Painted Wood Panels
Crates or old scraps of wood can be sanded and painted to give your home a rustic feel.
Stained Wine Bottle Lights
Warm up your desk with an old wine bottle filled with LED lights.
Left Over Buttons
Your jar of old buttons could be turned into a cute piece of art.
Vinyl Flooring Coasters
Use the extra vinyl from re-flooring your living room to make these cozy coasters.
Hand Painted Glasses
Add a splash of color to old glasses by dotting them with acrylic paint.
Painted Popsicle Sticks
Create tiny works of art by painting on a square of popsicle sticks.
Glue old buttons to the outside of a balloon. Perfect for holding balls of yarn!
Embellished Wine Glass Candles
Add jewels and some paint to old, dirty wine glasses to turn them into beautiful candle holders.
Decorative Yarn Balls
Wrap and glue some excess yarn around a balloon to make these colorful decorative balls.
Extra scrabble pieces? Glue them together to turn them into adorable coasters. You can always use the half-filled game boxes you find at thrift stores as well!
Golden Bug Plaques
Turn old bug toys into creepy-yet-cool mounted works of art.
Washi Tape Wall
Create a pattern out of washi tape to add color/flair without painting.
Monopoly Charm Bracelet
Old game pieces make for amazing craft supplies. Check out this monopoly charm bracelet.
Twig Candle Holder
Fallen branches turn into beautiful candle holders with a little bit of glue.
Wine Cork Art
After turning your bottles into art, you can save the corks and make art pieces as well!
Broken Broom Painting
Before you toss a broken broom stick, use the bristles to add amazing texture to your wall.
Domino’s pieces left over from an old set can be turned into markers for clock.
Paint Chip Art
Old paint chips can be hole punched into dots you can use to make shapes and pictures out of.
Puzzle Piece Canvas
If you’ve lost pieces to a puzzle, or just know you’ll never complete it, paint it to create a colorful puzzle piece canvas.
Before you toss old cork’s, carve designs into them to make unique stamp designs.
Take old bent or broken forks and turn them into artsy corn on the cob holders.
Chipped or old mugs can be turned into colorful candle holders.
Broken crayons can be gathered to create framable letters and shapes.
Cut old magazines into strips to create modern looking art.
Bottle Cap Wind Chime
Link different bottle caps together to create a stylish windchime.
Wine Bottle Chime
Paint and hang an empty wine bottle for a beautiful piece of patio or garden art.
Old rusty saws can be transformed into rustic looking pieces of art with a touch of paint.
Recycle old magazines and roll them into a floral-looking bowl.
Turn your old collection of seashells into beautiful candles.
Balloons are always a great tool to turn everything into fun center pieces. Try gluing twigs together and adding an LED light to make this magical light.
Add lights to an old skateboard to make an urban wall lamp.
Paint Chip Streamers
Punch shapes into old paint chips and string them together to create colorful streamers.
3D Rolled Magazines
Instead of cutting the magazines into strips, roll them to make a 3D recycled artpiece.
Hanging Key Patio Chimes
Paint old keys and hang them with yarn to make this rainbow key chime.
Fish Spoon Chimes
Old spoons can be shaped into these adorable little silver fish.
Mount your rusty wrenches and other tools to create this mounted metal fish.
Use old bottles and extra yarn to create these seasonal decorations.
Take a big beautiful frame and add small shelves to create a functional work of art. Perfect for make-up, nailpolish, or small figurines.
Teacup Bird Feeder
An old teacup can be turned into a fancy feeder. Just drop in some birdseed and put it in a nice spot.
Clean out an empty can and make a few cuts to create this simple yet elegant table lamp.
Mosaic Serving Plate
You’d never guess that this beautiful serving plate was made from old CD’s.
Pallet Mug Hanger
Show off your mug collection with this big country-feeling pallet mug rack.
Growler Jug Lamp
This modern chic might be just what you need in your bar or coffee nook.
Retro Box Clock
Recycle a crackerjack box to make this retro wall clock.
Create these goofy faces with old and degraded paint brushes.
Use extra tiles and old sheet music to create these musical coasters or accent pieces.