Most of us have seen it - broken guitars in the garbage (for shame!), being sold at a yard sale or pawn shop, or maybe we've even had the experience of tossing one ourselves. It's always a sad moment. But just because a guitar isn't playable anymore doesn't mean it's not...well... useable.
Any stringed instrument will do as a lovely hanging wall planter. Indoors or out, in a garden or a living room, this simple idea brings a little green into your life.
Use the space inside an acoustic guitar as a set of shelves to display a photograph or other keepsakes. Small books, tea cups, toys and more can be positioned on the wooden slats to make for a very unique use for a guitar, indeed. Add a little paint and voila! Bed Bath and Beyond will be charging $150 for these things in no time.
#3: Guitar leg table
Crafty jammers can repurpose electric guitar necks as legs for a round table. Aren't human beings ingenious when they want to be?
If you know an artist or you are one, you know that art materials and supplies can be expensive. Canvases run in the double and triple digits. With the right colors and a little imagination, a guitar can become a true work of art that anyone would be happy to hang on their wall.
This guitar pictured above, which has been covered in tiles and glass pieces is the perfect addition to a garden, porch, summer home or screened in patio. If you have the patience and the time for this craft, the sky is the limit what you can do with a broken guitar and a bucket of busted plates.
After seeing all the uses for a broken guitar, throwing it away seems like a total waste! Have any of these creative ideas struck a chord? What else can be done with a broken ax?
Jessica D. teaches singing, ukulele and guitar lessons in New York City. She brings a fun and quirky sensibility to her teaching, and her knowledge of the music industry has made her a student favorite! Learn more about Jessica or search for a teacher near you!