Are you strapped for cash? Maybe you want to save the environment? Or maybe you just like a good DIY project? Whatever the motivation, repurposing can bring new life to old things! Here are some ideas you could try. You have probably seen some of these circulating the net via Pinterest or something, but nevertheless, there are some good ones!
An interesting take on the oil lamps from the past, the lightbulb lamp combines history with it's predecessor. Steps for this DIY can be found at instructables.com
Binder Clip Hacks
The ever-adaptable, usable binder clip can be used in various ways to organize your office supplies; specifically your cables. You could also use one as a money clip!
Technically, you're still upcycling an old book by using it to hold up other books! Directions can be found at instructables.com
Yoga Mat Ideas
Last but not least, here are a few awesome things you can do with an old yoga mat! Instructions can be found, along with some other sweet ideas at brit.co