The Hermès Kelly bag can set you back a couple dozen Gs, and some will sell for as much money as the average person's yearly salary. But if you've got a spare Kelly lying around that doesn't do it for you anymore, you can do what Hermès' Petit H Create Lab's team did and turn it into the luxury handbag into a clock.
Other ideas include doing origami with Hermès leather, covering old dressers with Hermès scarves, and using cracked Hermès glassware to make bookends. Even if your raw materials are a little rawer than the stuff Petit H gets to work with, there are still some clever ideas here for upcylcing the stuff in your give-away pile. (Styleite)