Upcycling & Repurposing

The community for sharing upcycling and repurposing ideas!

Current Topics

Share your upcycling ideas and discuss creative ways to breathe new life into old or unwanted items!

SubjectStarted By
Upcycling SurveyVoecksr

Latest News & Blogs

A selection of the latest upcycling news and blog posts.

DIY Christmas Tree Toss - Christmas Party Games Or Christmas Tree Bauble Toss. A fun festive game, to play at home this Christmas or to make for the School Christmas Fair! The kids will love it… Paint a large Christmas Tree onto your cardboard. Cut out some holes for the baubles to go in. Decorate with tinsel.

Rugs made from worn-out​ Adidas sports shoes Their question was if she could design rugs made from worn-out Adidas sports shoes for one of their stores. Yes, sports shoes! And this is where I get excited. It isn't strange that Adidas asked Simone Post for this challenge. Simone has quite some experience in reusing fabrics and production leftovers.

DIY Rustic Flower Pot Tutorial Have an old pot lying around that needs a makeover? This easy tutorial will help you transform it into a shabby chic statement piece that you'll be proud to display in your home!

Upcycling Old Calendar as Tag Album Another item I found that I've squirreled away was my used Laura Ashley 2011 wall calendar, a free gift from the Japanese InRed magazine. I loved the prints of the various months, and decided to use the pretty papers to make another tag album for another set of old photographs I found during the big move.

DIY Salvaged Junk Projects 496 - Funky Junk Interiors Welcome to DIY Salvaged Junk Projects 496. Every Friday, 7 PM through Wednesday 11 PM Pacific. Hi all! I'm so into fall right now it isn't funny. All our leaves have gone crazy, making one of the prettiest nature paintings possible. This past week I visited my sister who lives about an hour away from me, and we took in some nature walking.

Goodbye to the 2010s, a decade of upcycled culture As we head into the roaring 2020s, Y2k nostalgia is alive and well. But rather than feeling boring, a new generation is reinvigorating the trends of the past, making them exciting and completely their own.

Robots can build IKEA furniture but IKEA utensils can also build a robot A few months ago I sent you some of my work… a series of upcycled IKEA robots. You can see them here:. Here are a few more. Hi! My name is K02. Construction in progress. These 2 or 3 IKEA utensils are absolutely ideal for building robots. IKEA SULTAN or CAPITA which at normal times are used as furniture legs, but here they serve as robot feet.

Home Sweet Rented Home Is Out Now! New interior book for renters 'Home sweet rented home' is out now! Learn all the way you can update your home without losing your deposit. Guess what? I wrote a book! Yup. That's a right. A whole entire page 192 page book! Its definitely one of those running up up the stairs, and pumping your fists in the air Rocky Balboa kind of moments.

Tomato Cage Pumpkin Topiary Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked. Recipe Rating. Comment. Name. Email. Website. Notify me via e-mail if anyone answers my comment. Grandma was right…. Our desire is to share practical ways to "make the most" no matter what we have - Good Stewards.

Junior doctors transform their house by upcycling and buying hand-me-down furniture A group of six eco-conscious young professionals on a budget have revealed how they completely transformed their home in a day, spending just £216 each on charity finds. Alex Watts, and Anna Mead, both 28, share their four bedroom home in Camberwell, south London, with four flat mates.

Vintage Mirror Makeover See more Mirror Ideas Here. Sharing is caring!

How to make your own Beeswax Wraps Beeswax wraps are a fantastic alternative to plastic wrap, they're also very easy to DIY, and a great way to upcycle some fabric at the same time! You will need:. -Your chosen fabric - I recommend using cotton. It needs to be a woven fabric, this is not a project for stretchy t-shirt fabrics.

How to make a giant eyeball hoodie for Halloween Eyeballs are one of my favorite Halloween motifs. I tend to make a new eyeball craft every Halloween. I did crochet eyeballs, paperweights, a paper lantern and felted ones in the past. This year's Halloween eyeball craft could definitely be this cool giant eyeball hoodie.

2 fabulous ways to use TRONES, not as a shoe cabinet IKEA TRONES shoe cabinet perfect for the bathroom and hallway. I turned it into a key cabinet for our hallway and a laundry sorter for our small bathroom. Basically you would not need any modifications. But I wanted it to look cool so I applied a wooden top and some letters.

'Winding Way' Revamped with UPCYCLE 2019 By JENNIKA INGRAM - Reporter. Winding Way-a small trail decorated by volunteers that accompanies the long-standing Palisades-Malibu YMCA pumpkin patch-takes a turn toward "awareness" with its new art installment this October.

Silverware Box Makeover I do have a weakness for boxes, all shapes and all sizes. And with that being said I'm kind of surprised that this is the first silverware box I've ever taken on. I really have no idea why.

Diesel Taps Japanese Upcycling Brand for Red Tag Project Diesel taps upcycling brand Readymade by Yuta Hosokawa to reimagine pieces for the fifth installation of its Red Tag project.

Renter Friendly Built in Bookcase Wall A tutorial on how to create a faux built in bookcase wall using basic shelving units. ** This post has been sponsored by Argos Home. A few month ago, I shared my spring living room reveal. As much as I loved it, I always felt like something was missing.

Easiest ring toss game for Halloween and Thanksgiving Isn't it great when your decorations can magically transform into a party game? Love that! So when you go score your pumpkins be sure to get them with a bit of a stem so that you can make a ring toss game out of them. Pop on over to the blog Kid Friendly Things To Do for their suggested rules for pumpkin ring toss game.

Help! KALLAX desk combination in horizontal position? I bought the KALLAX desk combination, pictured below. I wanted to place the KALLAX unit horizontally so it would be 2 high and the product description led me to believe this was possible. KALLAX desk combination - IKEA.com.

Creepy Halloween Coasters with Hazard Labels and "Blood" Splatter Creepy Halloween Craft with Hazard Labels. How to Create a Driftwood Finish. Copper Wall Sconce. I know this project might be too* creepy for some, but it was the ideal project for me to try out that technique for paint splatter.

Glazed Ladder Back Chairs These roadkill rescue ladder back chairs were in decent shape, but their color dated them. With a little TLC, paint and glaze they are ready to shine again.

DIY Map Clock From Repurposed Spindles For this diy map clock I'm repurposing some wooden spindles from that little table, as well as a vintage baking pan. To get the nice round shape of the baking pan mark the shape with a pencil on the map. You'll see my cut out a little later. Working with map is a lot of fun, and I'd love to do more map projects.

Talk of the Town #195 : Here are a few highlights from the last party. Name. Email. Website.

More to Explore

The latest blogs, vlogs and news to help you discover great ways to upcycle or repurpose unwanted items.

Upcycling Videos

The latest vlogs from YouTubers who share tips and creative ways of upcycling and repurposing.

Read the latest news and blogs

The latest blogs and news articles providing you with tips and great ways to help you upcycle everyday items.

Join our Upcycling Community

Share your upcycling ideas and discuss creative ways to breathe new life into old or unwanted items!