17 Easy DIY Ways To Upgrade Your Life

Sometimes a simple upgrade can take you to the next level. Whether you’re looking to create something new or reinvent something that’s outdated, take a look at some easy ways to upgrade things that might be a little bit past their time.

1. Upgrade Old Bike Wheels By Turning Them Into Clocks

2. Upgrade Cassette Tapes By Making Them Pen And Pencil Holders

3. Upgrade Mason Jars By Turning Them Into Speakers

4. Upgrade An Old Suitcase By Turning It Into A Pet Bed

5. Upgrade An Old Book By Turning It Into A Mp3 Holder

6. Upgrade A Pair Of Gloves By Turning Them Into A Winter Stylus

7. Upgrade A Paperclip By Turning It Into A Stand For Your Cell Phone

8. Upgrade A Piece Of Cardboard By Turning It Into A Stand For Your Laptop

9. Upgrade Old Vinyl Player Knobs By Turning Them Into A Retro Coat Hanger

10. Upgrade An Old Tie By Turning It Into A Wallet

11. Upgrade An Old Ladder By Turning It Into A Bookshelf

12. Upgrade An Old Board Game By Turning It Into A Table

13. Upgrade Old Lego Blocks By Turning Them Into Cufflinks

14. Upgrade Old Skateboard Decks By Turning Them Into Benches

15. Upgrade Old Projector Slides By Turning Them Into Colorful Lamps

16. Upgrade Old Skis By Turning Them Into A Fan

17. Upgrade Your E-mail To Outlook.com

Don’t you deserve an upgrade? So why not upgrade your current email to a cleaner, more beautiful, more intuitive e-mail service with Outlook.com. With a familiar name and a fresh, modern design, Outlook.com makes your email richer by connecting to Facebook and Twitter and helps you be productive with Office and SkyDrive.

Check out more articles on BuzzFeed.com!