Taking your old junk and turning it into something useful for the home is the next big thing in interior design. Here are some of the most innovative, affordable up-cycling projects that you can get stuck into.

10 – Fork Door Handles

Innovative Fork Door Handles

Fork Door Handles

Change up your old kitchen cupboard handles by removing them and replacing with upside down, drilled-in forks.

09 – Paper File Bedside Table

Paper File

Paper File

Take a paper file from the office and lay it sideways before drilling it into the wall in the corner of a room. This is perfect for top bunk beds where there’s nowhere to put a lamp or book.

08 – Wooden Pallet Garden Furniture

Wooden Pallet

Wooden Pallet

Paint old wooden pallets, stack them at different heights and add scatter cushions to create quirky garden furniture on a budget.

07 – Dinosaur Toy Toothbrush Holder

Toothbrush Holder

Toothbrush Holder

Grab one of the kids’ old plastic dinosaurs and cut toothbrush sized holes in it. Place it in the family bathroom for an innovative take on a child’s toothbrush holder.

06 – Wallpapered Mason Jars

Mason Jars

Mason Jars

Make use of that spare patterned wallpaper by rolling a piece up and putting it in a mason jar. The pattern showing through on the outside will complement your excising papered accent wall.

05 – Record Snack Bowl

Snack Bowl

Snack Bowl

Grab one of your old records and place it on top of a metal colander in the over for a few minutes. When it starts to melt, mould it around the colander and take it out to set; you’ll be left with an unusual snack bowl for parties and movie nights.

04 – Spoon Tea Light Holders

Light Holders

Light Holders

Bend the bottom of a few spoons and attach the handles sporadically to a wooden panel on the wall. In the cupped part of the spoon, place a tea light and you’ll have yourself some up-cycled tea light holders.

03 – Wooden Crate Coffee Table

Coffee Table

Coffee Table

Take a few old wooden crates and sand them down before arranging them in a square shape. Simply drill them together before varnishing and you’ve got yourself a new coffee table!

02 – Cassette Pencil Holder

Pencil Holder

Pencil Holder

Those old cassettes that are gathering dust could be stood upright and glued at the corners to form a square shape. It’ll create the perfect office pen holder for any music lover.

01 – Action Figure Bookends

Bookends

Bookends

Grab one of the kids’ hollow plastic action figures and cut it in half at the waist. Stick each half on the underside and on top of a shelf to create bookends in a child’s bedroom.