It’s always great to see creative new upcycling ideas in the fashion world. These upcycled saris are not only beautiful but also empower female artisans in India as well as Pakistan, Afganistan, Tajikistan, Thailand and Indonesia. The House of Wandering Silk is a budding social enterprise based in India. Today we are excited to launch a giveaway with them for some of their gorgeous pieces made from upcycled saris.
Did you catch any coverage of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi? We have to say we were happy to see the upcycled Samsung shipping container building, the Galaxy Studios. Although the games have now come to a close, the containers from the Samsung shipping container building will continue to be utilised in Russia. The containers have now been donated to an educational facility for further use. Read on for the full story.
We believe that upcycling inspiration lies everywhere. This outstanding envelope art by Toronto-born, Brooklyn-based artist Sarah Nicole Phillips is an absolute testament to that. Have you ever noticed that the insides of envelopes contain various decorative patterns? For Sarah Nicole Phillips this was the inspiration she needed to start creating envelope art. While opening the mail at work, Phillips was struck by the various designs. She decided to start saving the used envelopes as a free art supply.
With Valentine’s day right around the corner it’s time to start thinking about making your own Valentine’s day cards. No need to stress, these DIY heart stamps will make it easy to create Valentine’s cards for all the special people in your life. Grab some wine and champagne corks and let’s upcycle some DIY heart stamps!
Do you love upcycled art like we do? Then you may have come across these gorgeous floppy disk paintings by Nick Gentry. Nick Gentry is a UK based artist from London. He works primarily with obsolete media such as floppy disks, x-rays and used film negatives. We find his floppy disk paintings to be absolutely captivating. Read on for the full story behind Nick Gentry’s gorgeous upcycled art.
There can be no upcycled bar sexier than this repurposed 1920′s German light bulb voltage tester bar. With it’s antique iron finish and gorgeous spherical shape, we see it as the ultimate in functional, industrial-style decor. It sets the bar so to speak. Read on for the full story about this gorgeous upcycled piece.
This baby food jar vase came along at just the right moment. We seem to use so many glass food jars and our cupboards are just heaving with them! Needless to say we’re always on the lookout for new glass bottle upcycle ideas. This baby food jar vase definitely ticks the box for creativity. We also love the overall rustic chic effect. Read on to find out how to make your own baby food jar vase.
These light bulb decorations are perfect for Christmas. The shape looks divine on a tree and the metallic silver is quite glamourous. We’re sure that everyone can find a burnt out light bulb or 2 lying around. Grab them, some spray paint and let’s get upcycling!
Here at Upcycle That we are constantly blown away by the incredible upcycling inspiration and ideas from upcyclers around the world. Australian Kristen Montgomery of Sneaky Boarding Design is one such upcycler. Kristen makes furniture and homeware from reclaimed materials such as pallets, skateboards and reclaimed wood. We’ve asked Kristen some questions about her process and where she gets her upcycling inspiration from. Read on to find out what she shared.
Can you believe that it’s almost December? We’re getting excited to do some holiday upcycling and thought we’d kick it off with the top 5 best DIY advent calendars. Advent calendars are fun to make and receive and really build excitement up to Christmas. We’ve made one using muffin pans but also want to share some great ideas using clothespins, matchbooks, tin cans and newspaper. Read on to see our list of top 5 best DIY advent calendars.