Our favourite upcycling posts of the week

by Elizabeth McArthur

Did you know?

Nothing that can be recycled should be going into landfill. By recycleing, reusing and upcycling we can save an estimated 17kg per month (200kg per year) of C02 a month. Recycle everything you can. Anything made from metal, wood, most plastics, paper and cardboard, and electronic e-waste are all likely to have a recycling option.

We have searched the web for easy DIY’s and upcyling projects to save you time and energy, that you can invest into you new project. Check out our 3 favourite projects for this week!

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Turn old t-shirts into a statement necklace with Upcycle That

Turn old shirts into something much prettier with this very simple tutorial.

This would look great with patterned fabric too. It’s a really easy and fun little upcycling project!

Upcycled lamps with Green Moxie


Love this cocktail umbrella lamp! But if that’s a bit colourful for your taste there are upcycled lamps made from doilies, coffee cups and even salt and pepper shakers.

It seems like lots of odds and ends can be turned into beautiful lamps.

5 gift wrap ideas with Upcycle That


With these  tips I won’t be buying new wrapping paper again!

These gorgeous gift tags are made from old cereal boxes with scrap used wrapping paper glued to the branded side.  And they look expensive to me!

You can also check out last weeks favourite DIY’s by clicking here.

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