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Give Your Old Furniture a New Lease of Life

Tuesday, 29 August 2017 13:55:07 Europe/London

Upcycling involves repurposing old or unwanted items and turning them into something more useful, in this case furniture.  You can turn your old worn out furniture into shabby chic wonders, just some simple tips can breath a new lease of life into your items.  

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Posted in Upcycling Projects By Adam

Upcycling WiTHiNTENT

Friday, 18 August 2017 16:18:58 Europe/London

If you have ever been to a music festival you would have probably noticed the amount of litter and belongings left by festival goers with one of the most popular being the tent itself.  WiTHiNTENT use fabric from broken and damaged tents and turning them into items of clothing.

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Posted in Upcycling Projects By Sam

Upcycling Projects to Try : Number 10 : Beach Bag

Thursday, 25 May 2017 14:00:00 Europe/London

Our next mini project to try at home is a beach bag or grocery bag, easily made by just using an old cotton shirt.  With the plastic bag charge why not create a collection of stylish collection to do your regular grocery shop.  

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Posted in Upcycling Projects By jon davis

Upcycling Projects to Try : Number 8: Pusheen Cat

Monday, 8 May 2017 15:14:55 Europe/London

Every household has an odd sock bag for socks that mysertiously go missing, so rather than throw them out why not use them in different ways.  Old socks can be useful as old rags or can even be made into a DIY heatpack, or even better why not make them into a pusheen cat.

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Posted in Upcycling Projects By jon davis

Upcycling Projects to Try : Number 7 : Felt Easter Bunny

Monday, 24 April 2017 09:39:11 Europe/London

Despite Easter being done for another year, you could always start with some small upcycling projects for the following year, like these cute felt easter bunnies, and this is done by just recycling some of your old clothes.  

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Posted in Upcycling Projects By jon davis

Upcycling Projects to Try : Number 6 : Coffee Cans into Planters

Friday, 21 April 2017 16:15:44 Europe/London

With almost 5 billion aluminium cans sold each year in the UK and 42% recycled, there is a still a long way to go ensure cans do not end up in landfill, this weeks DIY project takes large coffee cans and turns them into stylish planters for your home.  

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Posted in Upcycling Projects By jon davis

Upcycling Projects to Try : Number 5 : Scrabble Fridge Magnets

Thursday, 13 April 2017 10:17:15 Europe/London

Ever wanted to decorate your fridge with something different, these scrabble fridge magnets are simple and easy to make and make the fridge a place to leave messages or have a scrabble game with a difference.  Easily made with items from the craft shop with the exception of scrabble tiles which can be used from the game itself or if your really savvy you could make your own. 

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Posted in Upcycling Projects By jon davis

Upcycling Projects to Try : Number 4: Jewellery Stand

Friday, 31 March 2017 15:00:00 Europe/London

With every 6 plastic bottles are that are purchased, 5 end up in landfill or in the ocean, this can then take 500 years to decompose.  There are other ways to use plastic bottles, this week we take a look at how to create a jewellery stand from old discarded plastic bottles.  

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Posted in Upcycling Projects By Adam

Upcycling Projects to Try : Number 3 : Cushion Covers

Monday, 13 March 2017 15:00:42 Europe/London

With only 15% of textiles being recycled every year, every little helps, with this issue of upcycling projects we take a look at how to change old sweaters into cushion covers.  In landfill clothing can take centuries to degrade, but with this idea you can give old clothing a new lease of life.

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Posted in Upcycling Projects By jon davis

Upcycling Projects to Try : Number 2 : Soap Dispeners

Monday, 6 March 2017 09:00:00 Europe/London

Issue 2 of our upcycling ideas looks at how to save glass jars to create soap dispensers, glass is 100% recyclable without having the loss of quality, so why not use them around the house for creating something quirky.  

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Posted in Upcycling Projects By jon davis

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