Top 10 Things To Make With Shopping Trolleys

As a teenager, I am rather ashamed to admit that I pushed a shopping trolley ( Or shopping cart depending on where you live) into a river. But before its un-natural departure, myself and my friends had so much fun with it! Riding it, racing it and generally treating it like the best thing ever. But did I miss out on doing something far better with it?!? As a chance to repent my sins for pushing the shopping cart into the river, I bring you…


Top 10 Things To Make With Shopping Trolleys


Shopping Trolley Birdcage
Shopping Trolley Birdcage

10 – Polly put the trolley on?!?

There is something that is both amazing and horrifying about this shopping cart bird cage by Sebastian Errazuriz. Sure it does look stunning, sure it is a really great use of a trolley, but it is still something that until he changed it has only ever had dead birds in it.

Shopping Trolley lounger
Shopping Trolley lounger

9 – Gonna needs a cushion or two.

This blog making is hard! So I think I will take 5 and sit back and relax on this rather impressive shopping trolley sun lounger! It almost seems that it was made to be turned into one of these! (with a soft cushion cover of course)

Shopping Trolley Barbecue Grill
Shopping Trolley Barbecue Grill

8 – Summer, summer, summertime, Time to sit back and unwind…

And why not unwind with a barbecue using a shopping trolley! Not only a good idea but a great one. But I do have to stop and wonder at just how clean a shopping trolley really is!

Shopping Trolley Chairs
Shopping Trolley Chairs

7 – Let’s sit down and talk about this for a while!

What you see here are just some of the great ways that people turn those lovable shopping trolleys into chairs! While there are many different styles and layouts that are mostly the same idea, over and over again. But they are all still very awesome indeed!

Shopping Trolley garden
Shopping Trolley garden

6 – Just some vegetable shopping

I thought that this was a great idea! Now and again the supermarkets will sell off all their old broken trolleys for just a few pounds and apparently they make amazing vegetable gardens because of the ventilation on all sides and bottom! (Best used for growing strawberries apparently)

Shopping Trolley Christmas tree
Shopping Trolley Christmas tree

5 – O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree! How are thy trolleys so verdant!

Not one that everyone can do, but Anthony Schmitt is a special breed of a person for he is a highly skilled artist that makes entire Christmas trees out of shopping carts! Impressive is just about the only word you can say about it!

Shopping Trolley Shelves
Shopping Trolley Shelves

4 – Making room to store the shopping, in the shopping cart!

I am neither here, nor there with this one. Sure the genius level of using a shopping cart to make a storage shelf is very high indeed, but I just don’t like the look of it. But that isn’t to say I don’t really respect the idea of it.

Shopping Trolley Go Kart
Shopping Trolley Go Kart

3 – Shopping in the fast lane!

It might just be me, but I would love to have the skill to make one of these amazing shopping trolley go karts, and while the (source) link does indeed go to a step by step guide to doing just that I feel I would end up hurting myself for sure!

Shopping Trolley Swing
Shopping Trolley Swing

2 – Get into the swing of things!

There isn’t a much better use of a broken shopping cart than to turn it into this rather impressive swing!

Shopping Trolley bike
Shopping Trolley bike

1 – Stick E.T in the front and away you go!

I just rank this as nothing short of pure genius! Not only is it great recycling but also it kind of makes logical sense as well! I think there just might be a market out there for these I really do because I know I want one!00

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  4. Hi Russel

    I am interested to know where you found all of these images from? I would like to use one or two of the images for a recycling campaign and would like to know who has the rights to these images.

    Please reply to me soonest,

    Kind Regards

    Philippa McCann

  5. Making it into shelves is a cool idea. You can never be too practical. I was wondering why I can no longer like your posts on Facebook. I missed out a week and was wondering if I missed something. I really love your blog.

  6. I REALLY love the carts turned seats! Functional and stylish! The cart in front of the bike is a very good idea, especially as more people try to cut down on the use of their cars. Let’s face it we don’t have time to make a daily trip to the store on a bike. I also enjoyed the cart turned garden and I DID like the cart as a shelf. Original, functional and in the right space (say a closet, garage or funky kid/tween room) The Christmas tree of carts was stunning.

  7. I think this may be one of my favorite posts you’ve done, because it introduced a new idea into my mind – that shopping carts can be remodeled at all. I had never thought of it at all. And I wonder if it is a coincidence that my local grocery store just changed all its carts and the old ones are sitting out back? Probabely headed for metal recycling but maybe…. if I asked…?

  8. That bike is amazing, but it doesn’t look turn-friendly. Assuming the shopping cart handlebar would be the swivel point, you’ve still got four wheels in front of you that have minds of their own. But if it works, my god how I could use one.

    Maybe a top ten list of differences between the American English and English English language is order (not picture-friendly, I know), because my favorite on this entire post is that you called the carts “shopping trolleys.”

  9. yep- those repurposed shopping trolleys are fine. i would have kept the castors…you could zoom all over the office [although, perhaps only in circles.]

  10. Call me crazy but I wouldn’t mind having those chairs on my patio! I’m with you on the shelves. For one thing, I’d be afraid of always bumping into the part that sticks out. Not to mention I don’t care for the look!

  11. I am continually impressed by the uniqueness of your posts. Thank you for continually helping our minds be open and pouring in “top tens” that you somehow know your audience will enjoy!

  12. My favorite is the shopping cart garden – no little slugs and snails will eat the berries – can’t say the same for the birds and little four footed creatures. I am intrigued by the Christmas tree – I wonder how he attaches them to make it strong and stable. The bird cage is rather clever and you can take the bird outside to clean the cage rather than getting it all over the floor. The shelf needs to be turned the other way so you can see the small things more easily and use the handle for hanging towels or other things. You have done that old trolley in the lake real justice with this post.

  13. I think you have one of the most fanciful minds I’ve ever encountered, and I love that. I thank God for the genuine “laughs” He’s given me through you, Russ. God bless you. =0)

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