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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 Whether you're looking to create something new or reinvent something that's outdated, take a look at some easy ways to upgrade things that might be a little bit past their time.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

Klaus Tenter / CC BY http://2.0 / Flickr: ktenter

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

Mikhail (Vokabre) / CC BY-SA http://2.0 / Flickr: vokabre

3. Upgrade Mason Jars By Turning Them Into Speakers

Lenore Edman / CC BY http://2.0 / Flickr: lenore-m

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

suttonls / CC BY http://2.0 / Flickr: 44522791@N00

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

Brian Moore / CC BY-SA http://2.0 / Flickr: doctabu

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

David Jackmanson / CC BY http://2.0 / Flickr: djackmanson

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

Chris Harrison / CC BY http://2.0 / Flickr: cdharrison

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

stuart.childs / CC BY http://2.0 / Flickr: stuartchilds

9. Turn Tree Branches Into A Cool Coat Hanger

Nguyen Tan Tin / CC BY http://2.0 / Flickr: 126011099@N05

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

Sean Madden / CC BY-SA http://2.0 / Flickr: smadden

11. Upgrade An Old Ladder By Turning It Into A Shoe Shelf

Geneva Vanderzeil / CC BY http://2.0 / Flickr: 66755335@N05

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

Hilary Perkins / CC BY-SA http://2.0 / Flickr: cowbite

13. Upgrade Old Lego Blocks By Turning Them Into Cufflinks

Guy Sie / CC BY-SA http://2.0 / Flickr: guysie

14. Upgrade Old Skateboard Decks By Turning Them Into Tables

DobbyARB / CC BY http://2.0 / Flickr: 49624281@N05

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

Jennifer Boyer / CC BY http://2.0 / Flickr: jenniferboyer

16. Get Crafty With Your Ceiling Fan

Brian Snelson / CC BY http://2.0 / Flickr: exfordy

17. Upgrade Your E-mail To

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