Our favourite upcycling projects of the week

By Bronte Hogarth

Why are upcycling and reusing important?

Nothing that can be recycled should be going into landfill. By recycling, 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!

1. Drab-to-fab gold tip bar stools

Have you got some basic old bar stools lying around? They were very popular in the 90′s, but now maybe they’re sitting in your garage, or gathering dust in a corner. Give them a new life with this easy upcycling tutorial from Honey Bear Lane.


2. Glass ‘bottle beauty’ vases

Transform everyday vessels into elegant vases. Save any glass bottles you have at home. When you have enough, make a beautiful ombre vase collection like this one from Martha Stewart.


3. Garden rake into chic glass holder

Think again if you thought once rake heads had broken off of their handles they were no longer useful tools. This glass holder is simple, effective and would look beautiful in a rustic or minimalistic home. Tattered Style shows you how.


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

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