U is for Upcycling…

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What is it?
Upcycling (also known as re-purposing or creative reuse) is the process of making unwanted or broken items into useful and improved ones. It’s a great way to save money and it’s good for the environment too! The most common upcycled projects are usually household items such as tables, chairs and storage.

What do I need? / How do I make it?
Any unwanted furniture or objects that you have around the house, things that you find in your local charity shop and your imagination! Upcycling.co.uk and Upcycle That have loads of ideas and projects you can try; you’d be surprised at how much you can make from things you probably already own. There are categories for the home, garden, lighting and even pets! Some of the crafts I have previously mentioned, such as Découpage and Jars are examples of how you can upcycle an object.

Why do you like it?
I’m a big fan of anything unique and quirky, especially if it’s environmentally friendly and I love being able to transform something unwanted back into something that can loved again.

Have you upcycled anything recently? What’s been your favourite find? I’d love to see some examples!

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3 thoughts on “U is for Upcycling…

  1. Hillary Flinn says:

    Upcycling is so cool! I’m not very handy myself, but I recently upcycled some day-of-the-week pill dispensers into travel earring containers, which definitely came in handy when I went on vacation! We also have a warehouse palette in our backyard that we stood on one end, filled with netting and soil, and used for herbs last year. It worked out very well!

    Hillary | http://www.flinntrospection.com

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