Handy Manny is a pro at mending damaged goods. He says instead of tossing out the broken items below, try upcycling them into useful new products.
Cut off straps and use the bag as a storage container that fits neatly under a bed.
Remove pages and glue a blank journal inside the empty cover for a secret diary. Frame intact pages.
Distressed (wooden) dollhouse
Saw off broken bits and glue shut with wood or cardboard scraps. Fill with seed and string up as a birdhouse.
Wounded wicker basket
Remove sharp edges with garden clippers and stuff with flannel to make a small pet bed.