Upcycling and Recycling

Upcycling, its easier than you think!

Upcycling, it’s easier than you think!

While our colleagues have been out and about, we have come across some great upcycling ideas, which got us thinking…how easy is upcycling? Well, after a bit of research, it is actually a lot easier than you think. Here are some of our favourite ideas:

Tin cans can be used as pen holders. Something which is so simple and can be used both at home and at the workplace. Keep your desk organised, and stylish too by designing them how you like! Simply take off the packaging (or don’t) and personalise using some acrylic paint. It’s as simple as that. Here’s one idea which we loved:

How to Upcycle Tins ( Credit to Mountainmodernlife.com )

Upcycled tins

Our Upcycled Tins ( Credit to Mountainmodernlife.com )

We also love the idea of upcycling old cable drums into planters. Check out this example Dan came across. Super cute and it’s putting some good back into the environment.

Upcycled wooden cable drum planter

Wooden Cable Drum Planter

Another super easy everyday object which is great to upcycle is the plastic bottle. We love this idea which we came across where a plastic bottle was turned into a sprinkler, so easy.

Upcycled / recycled plastic bottle sprinkler

Plastic Bottle Sprinkler

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Why not get the kids involved. Bubble blowers are a great idea, simply cut some shapes into the bottom of the bottle and dip it into soapy water, and then blow into the top to make some bubbles. Who doesn’t love bubbles.

Upcycled Plastic Bottle Piggy Bank

Plastic Bottle Piggy Bank, Recycled Plastic Bottle ( Credit to www.usefuldiy.com )

You can also make bottle piggy banks by laying the bottle on its side and cutting a slit into the top. You can use the top where the lid screws on as the nose and use other bottle lids as the feet, so it doesn’t roll around. Add some paint and googly eyes, and you’re done.

Another great idea we loved is the bird feeder. All you need is a plastic bottle, bird food, and a wooden spoon, or two.

Upcycled plastic Bottle Upcycled into Bird Feeder

Plastic Bottle Upcycled into Bird Feeder

You just cut two holes for the wooden spoon to go through the bottle, making the one where the largest part of the spoon is slightly bigger than the other, so that the food can come out, and birds have somewhere to sit, and then that’s it!

Check out these awesome upcycling ideas our very own Helen has created at home. Keep an eye on our social media for some more of the creative projects Helen is working on.

Upcycled Planters

Upcycled Planters

Upcycled Wooden Cabinet

Upcycled Wooden Cabinet

Have you done any upcycling? Make sure you tag us on social media, we’d love to see your ideas, and we’ll make sure we give you a like and repost!

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