The Trash to Treasure Challenge is all about transformation! Enter your trash-to-treasure transformations for a chance to win some excellent prizes, including a Fein MultiMaster oscillating tool set and a much-coveted Instructables T-shirt.

Whatever you choose to build, keep in mind that we will be evaluating each entry based on ingenuity, clarity, creativity, and quality of presentation. When putting together your photos, consider including a before-and-after shot.

Good luck, and remember to show us how one man’s trash can become another man’s treasure!

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Grand Prize


Runner Up (25)

26 Prizes

Grand Prize (1)

One Grand Prize winner will receive:

Runner Up (25)

Twenty five runner up prize winners will receive:
How It Works

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 Jun 27, 2016 and Jul 25, 2016 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Trash to Treasure Challenge. 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.