The next time something breaks in your home think hard before you consider chucking it in the trash.
With a bit of ingenuity and imagination you can turn any broken household item into something even better. It’s basically what’s known as upcycling!
The gallery below features broken items made anew like a shattered vase repaired with golden threads, cracked wooden doors re-purposed as a scene from “The Shining,” and broken flower pots turned DIY fairy garden.
The possibilities here are endless. Go ahead and browse through them all. And be sure to let us know which one was your favorite.
#1 Repair Broken Birdbath Using Recycled DVDs
#2 When A Truck Bumped This Russian Man’s Car, He Decided To “Fix” It In The Most Creative Way
#3 Fix Broken Flower Pots By Turning Them Into Diy Fairy Gardens
#4 Creative Kid Draws On Wall, More Creative Mom Fixes It
#5 Lego Pieces Are Used To Repair And Fill Holes In Broken Walls
#6 My Boyfriend Fell Down Our Stairs On Thanksgiving Day. Instead Of Fixing The Hole, We Got Creative
#7 Repair Torn Couch With Lace
#8 Wall Got Busted From Water Damage, I Think It Looks Way Better Now
#9 Fix Broken Mug With Polymer Clay
#10 Wall Cracks Fixed With Crystallized Geode Installations
#11 Artist “Fixes” Broken Wood Furniture With Translucent Materials
#12 Cracked Wall Turned Into Camels Journey Through The Desert
#13 Fix Ruined Heels With Glitter
#14 Creative Car Owner
#15 Chicago Doesn’t Fix Its Potholes, So This Artist Fixes Them With Ice Cream Mosaics
#16 Russian Urban Interventionist Andrey Syaylev Fixed Library Walls With Old Books
#17 Chipped And Pitted Sidewalk Repaired With Intricate Patters In Multiple Forms
#18 Here’s Johnny!
#19 Cracked iPhone Back? Use Highlighters!
#20 Heal Your Jeans With A Monster Mouth Patch
#21 Not The Worst Way To Hold Up A Graphics Card
#22 How To Fix A Cracked Mirror
#23 Cover The Cat Scratches On The Sofa With Flea Market Doilies
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