Hello! We are Upcycle That and we love Upcycling! We curate and create the best upcycling ideas. Why? Because Upcycling is a great way to reuse materials and reduce our footprint. Look through our menus and browse by materials or end uses. To learn more about upcycling check out our about page. Get ready to think about that box of unused items a little differently.

Glass Bottle and Wood Vase

We love upcycles of all different materials, but glass and wood are two of our favourites. It should come as no surprise that we absolutely adore this glass bottle and wood vase! The design is simple and easy to replicate, and it’s a perfect use for those glass bottles you’ve been collecting.

glass bottle and wood vase

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Traffic Sign Chairs

These traffic sign chairs were created from cast off traffic signs and old, school chair frames. The style of these chairs was inspired by origami and the resulting design is edgy, urban and cool. Better still these chairs are comfortable and perfect for outside use – the traffic signs were made to be outdoors!

traffic sign chairs

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Burlap Pumpkins

Why burlap pumpkins? Because October means pumpkin season. It’s the run up to Halloween and officially fall. This year we wanted to include pumpkins in our upcycled Halloween decor. We were super excited to think of burlap as the upcycled material to use!

burlap pumpkins

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RUBY: Pamper & Pout Upcycled Jewelry Giveaway!

You may recall the gorgeous upcycled jewelry brand, RUBY. This South African company is one of our favourite upcycled jewelry brands! We were honoured when RUBY invited Upcycle That’s Judy to participate in their latest campaign, Pamper & Pout. There were 6 bloggers featured and each was asked to pick an archetype to express. Ideas for archetypes included Siren, Mermaid, Grecian goddess etc. Judy chose a persona close to her heart, the Champion of Upcycling. To celebrate the campaign, RUBY wants to give away the gorgeous upcycled jewelry featured!

upcycled jewelry

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upcycled clock

DIY Smartphone Projector

This DIY smartphone projector is a fun and quick project. It turns out that it’s easy to turn your phone into a digital projector. You just need a few materials and a bit of ingenuity. Better yet, the cost of this project is around $1. Read on to find out how to make your own DIY smartphone projector.

DIY smartphone projector

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Upcycled Guitars

Something interesting is happening in Detroit. Wallace Detroit Guitars are taking dissembled wood from abandoned homes, and repurposing them into gorgeous upcycled guitars. The reclaimed wood inspires memories of Detroit’s musical legacy. Former Motor City houses are transformed into high-end guitars.

upcycled guitars

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Bourbon Barrel Skateboards

These bourbon barrel skateboards are definitely a first! Here at Upcycle That we love featuring skateboards that been upcycled into art, furniture and accessories. However, this is the first time we’ve seen a skateboard itself made from upcycled materials! These bourbon barrel skateboards are an awesome innovation and a current Kickstarter project. Read on for the full story.

bourbon barrel skateboards

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