How To: 10 Creative Ways to Upcycle Your Junk into Usable DIY Chairs

10 Creative Ways to Upcycle Your Junk into Usable DIY Chairs

With the upcycling revolution, folks are turning their otherwise useless junk into something functional for the home. Practically anything that you would normally toss or recycle can be reused for a bigger and better purpose. Your milk jugs, chopsticks, toilet paper cardboard, glass jars, and even your old junk computer keyboards can be upcycled into something totally useful around (or away from) the home.

But there are plenty of other things you can recycle into something else.

Everyone has a chair or two lying around, but I guarantee not everyone has a chair or two like these upcycled ones. Check them out and let us know which ones are your favorites—or what you would make chairs out of.

Hockey Stick Chair

What's a better way to watch a hockey game than sitting on hockey sticks? This hockey stick chair is definitely one to relax in during the next Stanley Cup Finals.

Image via woodies.com

Check out the tutorial over at Evateak

Beer Can Chair

Now, after your team wins the Stanley Cup, celebrate by cleaning up all of those empty beer cans and turning them into your next chair (maybe for the Super Bowl).

Image via recyclart.org

Photo by Recycleart

Magazines Stool

Who doesn't have a million magazines hidden around the house? And for some reason, nobody ever wants to get rid of thm, despite their dust-collecting capabilities. But now you have an excuse not to part with your magazine collection...

Images via sutkutusu.com

Photos by Sut Kutusu

Newspaper Stools

If you just happen to be one of those people who digs old newspapers over magazines, you can also clean up your collection a bit by turning them into newspaper stools.

Check out the tutorial over at David Stovell Design

Egg Carton Stools

Want a trendy stool for your kitchen? Egg cartons should do the trick.

Image via nytimes.com

Check out the tutorial over at NYTimes

Trash Chair

If you really want to impress the hardcore environmentalists, then try building your own chair of literally nothing but junk. Seriously, we're talking trash here. It may not look like the best thing in the world, but I bet it's comfortable.

Images via demarconia.com

Photos by DeMarconia

K'Nex Chair

Awaken your inner child with this chair made of K'Nex. This would be a great project for both you and your kids. And I bet it's way more comfortable than a chair out of LEGOs.

Images via instructables.com

Check out the tutorial by Instructables user Mr. Muggle

Suitcase Seats

Want your DIY chair to have a nostalgic look? Try making them out of vintage suitcases. If they're old suitcases you already have, it makes it extra special, because it's like a walk (sit?) down memory lane every time.

Images via blogspot.com

Check out the tutorial over at See Kate Sew

Tree Limb Lounger

A lot of chairs are made of wood, but usually it's a little less rustic than these homemade twig chairs. There is nothing cheaper and more DIY than using those fallen tree branches lining your lawn. This chair would probably go great in your garden.

Image via blogspot.com

Check out the tutorial over at Can't Stop Making Things

Moss Chair

Think your stick chair will stand out too much in your garden? Try turning one of you junk chairs around your house into a moss chair. It will blend is so well, you won't even be able to see it.

Image via teamsugar.com

Check out the quick how-to over at Casa Sugar

This is just the tip of the iceberg. There's plenty more DIY chairs out there. Can you think of any cooler ones? Sound off in the comment section below!

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this is all really fucking stupid.

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