Here’s a clever idea, home decor items made from upcycled chopsticks! We love sushi, but what happens to those disposable bamboo chopsticks that many restaurants use? Apparently around 100,000 are thrown out every day in Vancouver, B.C. alone. That’s where the idea for ChopValue was born.
This upcycled coffee table is awesome. We made it from an old drawer! It’s the perfect coffee table for showcasing a collection. We love that it can display treasured items in a way that’s both functional and beautiful. This upcycled coffee table is a really great project for beginners. If you’re looking for an awesome and easy furniture project, this coffee table is it!
Will the wonders of pallets never cease?! These pallet swings are incredible! Summer may be winding down, but we’re always thinking of new ideas for our patio. There’s also options for indoor pallet swings. We love all the different pallet furniture variations!
We hope all of our Upcyclers are having an awesome summer! It’s been a busy one for us at Upcycle That. In July we launched the Eco Summer promotion at the WTC More mall in Hong Kong. Summertime is hot and it’s important to stay hydrated. What do you do with your empty plastic bottles? You could recycle them, or you could upcycle them into massive sculptures! For Eco Summer we created 2 giant plastic bottle sculptures: a 6 foot tall tennis racket and a 2 meter wide shoe!
This pallet sofa is awesome. We love the funky look of this upcycled furniture piece. It’s perfect for a summer deck! This pallet sofa was built around the dimensions of a reused futon mattress. Find a plush mattress and make yourself a pallet wood sofa.
These dog sculptures made by Israeli artist Nirit Levav really make us smile. They are life size sculptures of dogs made out of upcycled bicycle chains. Although scrap metal chains are quite a heavy duty material, these dog sculptures are super sweet and look absolutely adorable.
Accent walls are awesome. We really love the warmth and texture that a wooden pallet wall can bring to a space. Pallets are readily available and are the perfect material to use for this project. Learn how to make a pallet wall for your home!
Every now and then we come across a upcycler that simply blows us away. Say hello to Rupert Blanchard of Margate UK. Rupert Blanchard is a designer, maker and collector. He moved to London in 1999 to do a graphic design course at St. Martins and quickly discovered that the streets were paved “not with gold, but with rubbish”. Rupert Blanchard started salvaging finds and upcycling them into gorgeous, industrial-style furniture.
We’re super excited to share our tutorial for teacup candles! This gorgeous DIY project could not be easier. Make a whole batch of teacup candles and have homemade gifts to share with your family and friends.
Let’s talk about woodworking for beginners. A lot of people get scared by woodworking projects because they think they don’t have the skills, or need lots of expensive tools. In reality there are a few basic tools that are perfect for beginners. We’re gonna give you the rundown on our top woodworking tools. We’re also sharing our best tips on how to get these tools for less.