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15 Bits Of Trash That Are Actually Treasure

From rubbish to riches. Transform regular junkyard items into timeless treasures with New Belgium's Fat Tire Ale, which pairs well with recycling.

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1. These old strawberry containers combine to make an exquisite chandelier:

Dianne Yee (CC BY-ND http://2.0) / Via Flickr: dianneyee

2. A microcassette deck mechanism can be transformed into a frame-worthy piece of art.

Bertrand Gondouin (CC BY-ND http://2.0) / Via Flickr: gondouin

3. Wondering what to do with old keyboard keys? Make jewelry.

Saaleha Bamjee (CC BY http://2.0) / Via Flickr: saaleha

4. Your parents' old records cramping your style? Melt them into bowls, of course!

queen puff puff (CC BY http://2.0) / Via Flickr: queenpuffpuff
queen puff puff (CC BY http://2.0) / Via Flickr: queenpuffpuff

5. Drill holes in old barrels to hold new bottles.

Around Claremont (CC BY-SA http://2.0) / Via Flickr: aroundclaremont

6. This headboard is made from old broomsticks:

bokeh burger (CC BY-ND http://2.0) / Via Flickr: softestthing

7. And this old suitcase is now a checker and chess game:

The pieces go inside! Upcycling genius.
Louise LePierres (CC BY http://2.0) / Via Flickr: 63372903@N05

The pieces go inside! Upcycling genius.

8. Make a bird bath with your brass instrument.

mattwalker69 (CC BY-SA http://2.0) / Via Flickr: 88786104@N08

9. Or convert an old piano into an impressive bar.

MUCH more useful.
mattwalker69 (CC BY-SA http://2.0) / Via Flickr: 88786104@N08

MUCH more useful.

10. Make yourself a backpack with all those old pull tabs.

Claudia Zimmer (CC BY-ND http://2.0) / Via Flickr: poptoplady

11. Or turn them into an exquisite neck decoration.

Happy birthday, Mom.
Claudia Zimmer (CC BY-ND http://2.0) / Via Flickr: poptoplady

Happy birthday, Mom.

12. Speaking of neck decorations... hello, busted timepiece.

You are now an elegant neckpiece.
Trillium Artisans (CC BY-ND http://2.0) / Via Flickr: trilliumartisans

You are now an elegant neckpiece.

13. Upgrade your garden with an insect statue made of old car parts.

Because why not?
Carly Lesser & Art Drauglis (CC BY-SA http://2.0) / Via Flickr: wiredwitch

Because why not?

14. Or turn old bike tires into comfortable outdoor chairs.

Christmas w/a K (CC BY-SA http://2.0) / Via Flickr: christmaswithak

15. And the pièce de résistance of your junkyard treasure trove? This rubbish monster:

Shaun Dunphy (CC BY-SA http://2.0) / Via Flickr: sjdunphy

New Belgium's Fat Tire Ale pairs well with recycling, upcycling, and also junkyard cycling.

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For a chance to win the Fat Tire Experience at Tour de Fat 2014 in San Diego, visit http://NewBelgium.com/FatTireExperience.