It takes a special kind of creative person to look at one object and see how it can be used in a totally different context.
The people who created these impressive recycled pieces of art are unique and imaginative in ways some of us can only dream of being!
1. This is DIY elevated to a whole new level.
Some of these unexpected recycled objects you can totally make at home. Others, it’s better that we left them to the professionals.
2. This floor made of bottle caps
That’s a whole lot of beer you have to drink, but it looks so cool that I’ll do it. I’ll drink all that beer.
3. These bowties made from turkey feathers
OK, these are so dapper it’s killing me. But also these would look amazing on a wise old owl.
4. This drinking fountain made from a toilet
Are you…are you actually supposed to drink from this fountain? Because no part of me wants to do that.
5. These Abe Lincoln earrings made from pennies
How cute are these? For the true fan of Abe Lincoln, these are perfect.
The next one might actually blow your mind.
6. This slap bracelet made from an old tape measure
Did you know what slap bracelets were made of? It makes so much sense! My whole childhood all of a sudden makes sense.
7. This knife made from an old bridge cable
That’s right. This cable used to help hold up the Golden Gate bridge. Now it’s a knife. What a life that cable has had.
8. This staircase railing made from railroad rails
These are incredibly well-done and super impressive and who did this and are they for hire and will they do it for me?
9. This wall art made from masking tape
This is gorgeous and it’s literally just made from masking tape. What genius was behind this?
10. This concession stand made from VHS tapes
It’s quite clever this movie theater to use VHS tapes to make the counter for their concession stand.
I mean, what else were they going to do with all those tapes?
The next one will truly save the environment.
11. This cup made from plants
It’s a perfectly usable cup, but it’s not made of plastic! Instead, it’s made of plant starch, which means it’s totally biodegradable and way better for the environment.
Down with plastic!
12. These hammocks made of seat belts
Strap in, folks! These seat belt hammocks are totally sturdy and totally comfy.
What more could you want?
13. These bike racks made from old parking meters
Got parking meters that are no longer in use? Simply fold ’em over and use them as bike racks! A perfect solution.
14. This straw made of pasta
Yes, that straw is really just a dried piece of pasta. And you know what?! It works perfectly and is way better for the environment than plastic straws.
It’s time we stop using plastic straws altogether.
15. This bike rack made of…bikes
Maybe you don’t have parking meters handy, but the next best thing is this bike racks made from the bodies of old bikes!
The next one will change the way you think about chewing gum.
16. This chewing gum recycling bin made from…chewing gum
While we’re on products made out of the things they’re made to help, this little gum receptacle is made from your nasty, ABC gum!
Who knew it could be of use like that?!
17. This wallet made from banana trees
I wonder if it makes everything smell slightly of bananas because I would be all over that sweet tropical scent.
18. This urinal made from a keg
It’s the circle of the life of a beer depicted quite literally in this keg urinal. (Yes, I’m saying that a lot of beer tastes like pee.)
19. This Adirondack chair made from skis
This ski chair was found at a ski lodge, which, of course, is the perfect place for it. Anywhere else and it would probably look really weird.
20. This statue made from propane tanks
I don’t know what he was built to sell but between his scary claws and his terrifying red eyes, I’ll have nightmares forever.
Bonus: The Funniest DIY Projects
An important contribution to modern technology.
Very cute sumo bowling pins.
Because who doesn’t need a wolf tail?
A great deer-inspired rack.
A tree of toilet paper.
Pumps from the Jurassic period.
Family-oriented soap dispensers.
You’re goddamn right this is a pleasant DIY.
A cute, fun bookmark idea.
Turn old detergent bottles into faux taxidermy.
A little fake poop to freak out your loved ones.
Because his nose always did remind you of this anyway.
A very important serving dish.
Poo poo spray, for those embarrassing moments when you have company.
Hummingbird feeders to make the neighbors think you’re insane.
A DIY plaster jewelry holder.
Adorable moveable mummies that just want to keep it casual.
Clever maternity shirts for the soon-to-be mama in your life.
Groovy sock puppets.
A sweet baby cow costume – udders included.