New Uses For Old Things


New Uses For Old Things #bebetter52

We live in a time when everyone is searching for the “new best thing.” Whether it’s the newest technology, the newest car, or even the newest style, there is always something new to buy. 

This week’s #bebetter52 challenge: Look at your old possessions with an innovative eye. Get crafty and find a fresh use for an old picture frame or a worn-out chair. This week is all about focusing on what you already have and creating something new.

Instead of buying a flower vase, wrap colorful paper or string around an empty wine bottle. Don’t throw out that old pair of jeans. Turn it into a bag or a pillow or even a pair of jean shorts. Have an old sunglass case? Transform it into a miniature sewing kit. Whatever the item may be, with a little creativity, it can become something new. 

Next time you are in a store about to make a purchase, ask yourself, “Can I make this item with what I already have?” If the answer is “yes,” you are not only saving money but also saving yourself from wasting perfectly good items. 

In a world that constantly reminds us of all the things we don’t have, let’s take a minute to look around and remember to use things we do have. Before tossing out seemingly useless objects, we can ask ourselves, “What fun and/or practical use could give this item new life?”

Remember to post your new creations on social media with the hashtag #bebetter52

We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Here are a few ideas to get you started:

21 Clever New Ideas for Old Things 

Fabulous Repurposed Drawer Projects

50 All-Time Favorite New Uses for Old Things 

34 Trash to Treasure Crafts

Pinterest is always a great place to look for fun ideas!