Nifty·Posted on Apr 21, 2014Trash Into Treasure: 10 Rad Upcycling ProjectsCelebrate Earth Day by digging through your cast-offs and would-be throwaways and turning them into new pieces of awesomeness!by Lindsey I.BuzzFeed ContributorLinkFacebookPinterestTwitterMail 1. Tape measure to belt Sheri / Via kollabora.com Ok, so maybe you don't want everyone to know exactly how many inches your waist is.... 2. Necktie to sunglass case Trends with Benefits / Via trendswb.blogspot.ca How many ties do you really need anyway? 3. Fabric and hangers to bracelets Creme de la Craft / Via cremedelacraft.com Put those unused flimsy dry cleaning hangers to good use with 10 minutes and a few left over fabric scraps. 4. Cutting board and pencils into dish rack Project RE- / Via project-re.blogspot.co.uk An old cutting board and pencils can easily become a really awesome dish rack! Who knew?! 5. Shower curtain to puffy skirt Chic Steals / Via kollabora.com Stiff shower curtains apparently make really rad puffy skirts too! 6. Book to clutch Mother Nature Network / Via mnn.com We DO NOT advocate defacing perfectly readable books, but we do like the idea of showing off our literary prowess through our accessories. 7. Buttons and earrings to cocktail rings Caitlin / Via kollabora.com Nothing is worse than losing just one earring or button, but you can easily turn the stragglers into some eye-catching cocktail rings. 8. Men's shirt to summer top Extra Petite / Via extrapetite.com Just a few steps to turn a sloppy, oversized shirt into a sleek summer staple! 9. Old tees to braided basket Corner Blog / Via bloggingcornerblog.blogspot.com What to do with all of those beat up old tee shirts?! Rip them apart, turn them into yarn and braid them into a much needed storage basket! 10. Bootcut to riding trousers One Little Minute Blog / Via onelittleminuteblog.com Not for the novice DIY'er - this one requires some serious patience and sewing skills but there's nothing quite as satisfying as bringing a pair of pants from 2006 to 2014!