Your garage is great for storage, but sometimes we can forget about the things we have sitting around in it.

Instead of going on a cleaning binge and throwing everything out, try upcycling these items into something cool. 

Not only are you helping the environment, but you could make some awesome decor, too! So, start going through all those boxes in your garage! 

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1. Got any old tires laying around? Make yourself a brand new ottoman! 

Home-Dzine just wrapped thick rope around the tire, glued it, and then added legs. I already want to rest my feet on this.

2. Do something with all that wood you have just sitting around.

Instead, create a ladder like Cherished Bliss did and use it to hang all of your blankets! This adds a bit of a rustic touch to your living room. 

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3. Are you ever really going to finish up that can of paint? Why not just do this? 

3. Are you ever really going to finish up that can of paint? Why not just do this?
YouTube |  Garden Answer

Yes, that rusty paint can really can be beautiful again! Wrap some marble stick-on paper around it to make a vase like this one YouTube channel Garden Answer crafted. 

4. You can create a really nice entryway table for your house using recycled items, too.

I'll take one wood pallet please! And maybe someone who can also help me make this. Kleinworth & Co. made this, and it looks so perfect. 

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5. Some people are so creative that they can make artwork using wood and nails! 

5. Some people are so creative that they can make artwork using wood and nails!
Instagram |  @candace_hershberger

Instagrammer @candace_hershberger created these three designs. I love the coffee one! These are so unique that your guests will want one, too. 

6. How many cardboard boxes are sitting around in your garage? Time to put them to use! 

6. How many cardboard boxes are sitting around in your garage? Time to put them to use!
YouTube |  5-Minute Crafts KIDS

YouTube channel 5-Minute Crafts Kids used one to create an organizer for all of their desk items. No more digging for that one pencil crayon. It'll be so easy to find now. 

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7. This is seriously a great way to reuse an old bottle.  

7. This is seriously a great way to reuse an old bottle.
YouTube |  Creative Cat

To give it the glazed look, YouTube channel Creative Cat painted the bottle with glue, used black paint for the design, and then put twinkly lights inside. 

8. Recycling your newspapers is great and all, but you can also turn them into a rose wreath! 

You could leave it plain for a classic look like YouTuber Hectanooga1 did, but it would also look great to paint it! Either way, this would look amazing in the house. 

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9. I swear you can never have enough storage options in your house. Here's another great one. 

9. I swear you can never have enough storage options in your house. Here's another great one.
YouTube |  5-Minute Crafts GIRLY

YouTube channel 5-Minute Crafts Girly used an old cardboard box, wrapping paper, and rope to make this hanging storage organizer for the close. This will be so useful. 

10. Calling all computer geeks! This frame is perfect for you. 

10. Calling all computer geeks! This frame is perfect for you.
YouTube |  Karinka Oli

If you have old computer parts hanging out in a box in your garage, you can make some unique decor with them. YouTuber Karinka Oli shows us this cool keyboard frame. This wouldn't be difficult either! 

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11. Want some romantic candlelight in your pool or bathtub? Don't worry! We got your back. 

You don't have to buy real floating candles. With a pool noodle and some plastic wrap, you can DIY a battery tealight into a floating one! Thanks to Specific Love Creations for this idea! 

12. Another great use for an old tire is to make a giant outdoor pot for your plants. 

12. Another great use for an old tire is to make a giant outdoor pot for your plants.
YouTube |  Stefan Metal Art

By creating a zig-zag cut and turning the tire inside out, YouTuber Stefan Metal Art made the tire look like a flower! Now just add your dirt and get gardening! 

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13. This towel basket is so cute, you wouldn't ever know it's cardboard underneath the rope. 

13. This towel basket is so cute, you wouldn't ever know it's cardboard underneath the rope.
YouTube |  5-Minute Crafts KIDS

YouTube channel 5-Minute Crafts Kids just glued the rope all the way around and lined it with a pillow case. It's the most adorable storage bin. 

14. How much sidewalk chalk do you have in your garage? Probably more than your kids will ever use up. 

14. How much sidewalk chalk do you have in your garage? Probably more than your kids will ever use up.
YouTube |  deepikamakeup

Instead, use the chalk to color salt. Then, fill up a vase or jar with the colored salt for a pretty and inexpensive design, like YouTuber deepikamakeup

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15. Any of those wood pallets could be used for something creative, just like this giant wall clock. 

These are so in right now. Making it yourself is the inexpensive way to stay trendy! Little Red Brick House has all the details so you can get started on yours. 

16. Instead of buying a fancy food tray, you can easily make your own with a glass bottle! 

16. Instead of buying a fancy food tray, you can easily make your own with a glass bottle!
YouTube |  5-Minute Crafts GIRLY

All you need is the bottle, paper plates, fake flowers, and the food! YouTube channel 5-Minute Crafts Girly made this in no time! The flower really adds a nice final touch. 

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