How To Reuse Your Broken Things

 
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Use any broken stemware as candle holders in plants.

Use any broken stemware as candle holders in plants. google.com

Fill your dyed Easter eggs with beeswax and create tea lights out of them.

Fill your dyed Easter eggs with beeswax and create tea lights out of them. recycledawblog.blogspot.com More instructions here.

Make plant markers out of broken pots.

Make plant markers out of broken pots. hardlyhousewives.com
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Or if you’ve got the artistic skill, make a little micro-garden out of those shards.

Or if you've got the artistic skill, make a little micro-garden out of those shards. naturework.com

Turn a broken table into TWO desks.

Turn a broken table into TWO desks. migonishome.com Get the instructions here.

A broken umbrella can become one of those awesome kid parachute things.

A broken umbrella can become one of those awesome kid parachute things. howdoesshe.com Sigh, those were the best days of childhood. Get the directions here.
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You can also make a waterproof, BAGGU-style bag when you take the metal pieces out.

You can also make a waterproof, BAGGU-style bag when you take the metal pieces out. untrendylife.com Get the directions here.

Melt down old crayons to make new ones, using old prescription bottles or film canisters.

Melt down old crayons to make new ones, using old prescription bottles or film canisters. momtastic.com

Or use empty glue stick containers to make a cool twist-up crayon.

Or use empty glue stick containers to make a cool twist-up crayon. infarrantlycreative.net
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If you see no use for melting crayons to make new crayons, try this crayon wax candle instead.

If you see no use for melting crayons to make new crayons, try this crayon wax candle instead. notimeforflashcards.com Get the directions here.

Here’s the adorable bottle cap version.

Here's the adorable bottle cap version. austinweddingblog.com

Salvage ripped flip-flops by making a more comfortable version.

Salvage ripped flip-flops by making a more comfortable version. makeit-loveit.com Use an old t-shirt for the straps. Get the directions here.
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Turn a pair of worn-out, falling-apart Toms into summer sandals with some creative cutting.

Turn a pair of worn-out, falling-apart Toms into summer sandals with some creative cutting.

Soak your old Crayola markers in water to create liquid watercolors.

Soak your old Crayola markers in water to create liquid watercolors. oilsandglitter.tumblr.com Soak them for 12-24 hours.

Use broken plates as garden edging.

Use broken plates as garden edging. pinterest.com wondermom.info
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Or use bits and pieces to help with drainage for garden planters.

Or use bits and pieces to help with drainage for garden planters. green-talk.com

Save the clips from broken pants hangers.

Save the clips from broken pants hangers. Facebook: mcc.recycle

A broken 3-ring binder makes a cute art kit.

A broken 3-ring binder makes a cute art kit. cosmocricket.typepad.com
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Turn broken jewelry into magnets.

Turn broken jewelry into magnets. sweetpaul.typepad.com Get the instructions here.

They also make lovely charms for a mobile.

They also make lovely charms for a mobile. blog.alltheluckintheworld.nl

Glue ‘em on bobby pins using industrial-strength E-6000 glue.

Glue 'em on bobby pins using industrial-strength E-6000 glue. zsazsabellagio.blogspot.com
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Or get meta and make an amazing mega piece of jewelry.

Or get meta and make an amazing mega piece of jewelry. hellohydrangea.com Get the directions here.

Someone made a crazy chandelier out of broken necklaces.

Someone made a crazy chandelier out of broken necklaces. pinterest.com myhouseofgiggles.blogspot.com It looks elegant and shambolic at the same time.

Create holographic Christmas ornaments with broken CDs.

Create holographic Christmas ornaments with broken CDs. cremedelacraft.com
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Turn those broken ornaments into glitter.

Turn those broken ornaments into glitter. patinawhite.typepad.com Just remember to handle with care — they’re still tiny shards of glass.

Never throw out a broken globe:

Never throw out a broken globe: brightnest.com

Because they make great centerpiece fruit or potpourri holders.

Because they make great centerpiece fruit or potpourri holders. pinterest.com
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A chipped teacup makes a really cute bird feeder.

A chipped teacup makes a really cute bird feeder. Flickr: fairyscape

Even if the glass has broken in a picture frame, it can still become an earring holder display.

Even if the glass has broken in a picture frame, it can still become an earring holder display. kevinandamanda.com Get the directions here.

You can also make glass beads from broken glass.

You can also make glass beads from broken glass. instructables.com Check out the tutorial and be sure to follow the safety precautions.
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This French-style bench is, amazingly, made from two broken chairs.

This French-style bench is, amazingly, made from two broken chairs. anoregoncottage.com Get the instructions here.

Broken chairs can be repurposed into hangers.

Broken chairs can be repurposed into hangers. fairfaxbynight.com

Or tree swings.

Or tree swings. etsy.com
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Worn-out mattress springs work as a desk organizer and pinboard.

Worn-out mattress springs work as a desk organizer and pinboard. atypicaltypea.com

An old bicycle tire has many versatile uses, like a baby mobile.

An old bicycle tire has many versatile uses, like a baby mobile. apartmenttherapy.com Learn how to make this here.

Or a pot rack.

Or a pot rack. pinterest.com
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Or a giant dreamcatcher.

Or a giant dreamcatcher. behance.net

A broken ladder becomes shelves, naturally.

A broken ladder becomes shelves, naturally. ecosalon.com

Turn a broken watch into a locket bracelet of sorts.

Turn a broken watch into a locket bracelet of sorts. newsensenuisance.blogspot.com
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Or salvage the metal parts and turn one into a magazine holder.

Or salvage the metal parts and turn one into a magazine holder. ehow.co.uk

An old washing machine drum makes an industrial-looking nightstand.

An old washing machine drum makes an industrial-looking nightstand. recreatedesigncompany.com
 
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