Harvest all the wood, plastic, metal, fabric, and more from previously used and worn out objects, and use this stuff to create something new and different.

Your reclaimed materials must be used to make something entirely new and different from what they were originally. Be sure to bring your A-game! This is a popular contest theme and always draws out a lot of amazing projects:

2017 Reclaimed Contest Winners
2019 Reuse Contest Winners

The Reclaimed Materials Contest is closed.

Grand Prize


Grand Prize

One Grand Prize Winner will receive:

First Prize

Three First Prize Winners will receive:

Second Prize

Five Second Prize Winners will receive:

Runner Up

Ten Runner Up Prize Winners will receive:

Write an Instructable

Create a new Instructable that fits the guidelines outlined in the contest description above. To be eligible, Instructables must be published between Oct 18, 2021 and Dec 13, 2021 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Reclaimed Materials Contest. If you have entries currently eligible for entry, it will also show up by clicking "Enter this Contest" on the right side of this page.


Entries are accepted by Instructables staff within one business day Monday - Friday. What matters is the submission time, not acceptance time.


A panel of judges made up of Instructables staff and respected members of the community rate the finalists. The averages of the ratings determine the winners.


When the winners are decided they will be notified and announced here on the contest page.