Resourceful folks don't see a pile of trash, they see an opportunity to get creative. The Trash to Treasure Contest is back for its second installment and we want to see how you reuse, upcycle, and repurpose items you've rescued from the trash. If the project uses an item that would have otherwise been discarded, it's eligible!

Prizes include a Samsung Galaxy Tab4, Dremel Ultrasaw, Dremel 4200 series toolkit, Leatherman and more. Good luck, and show us how one person's trash can become another person's treasure!

The Trash to Treasure Contest 2017 is closed.

Grand Prize

19 Prizes

Grand Prize (1)

One Grand Prize winner will receive:

First Prize (3)

Three First Prize winners will receive:

Second Prize (5)

Five Second Prize winners will receive:

Runner Up (10)

Ten 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 Jan 9, 2017 and Feb 20, 2017 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Trash to Treasure Contest 2017. 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.