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.

Cat Planter Pot

This cat planter pot is absolutely adorable. We love that it uses readily-available plastic soda bottles and that the foot of the bottle is incorporated into the design. This upcycle makes for a great DIY project. Look no further if you’re looking to add a sweet touch of green to your home.

cat planter pot

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Chameleon Tote

The chameleon tote is a new Kickstarter project by the sustainable, Canadian design brand Mariclaro. The chameleon tote is upcycled from car seat belts, furniture upholstery and construction tarp all originally destined for the landfill. These totes are lightweight and durable and can be colour-customized to your personal taste. Read on to hear more about this exciting Kickstart project.

chameleon tote

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Street Sleeper

Street Sleeper is an innovative new project based in Cape Town, South Africa. Using a combination of ingenuity and clever design, Street Sleeper are working to tackle challenges faced by homeless people. The first of these being shelter from the elements. To combat this, Street Sleeper are upcycling old PVC billboards into survival sleeping bags. Once destined for the landfill, these upcycled sleeping bags now provide shelter from the cold and rain.

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Old Tyre Sculptures

These old tyre sculptures created by Korean artist Yong Ho Ji are next level. Created from shreds of old tyres, Yong Ho Ji’s art features larger-than-life creatures, mythical beasts, human-animal hybrids and ferocious animal species. Some of these old tyre sculptures are up to 9 feet high! Especially impressive given that tyres aren’t the easiest material to work with.

old tyre sculpture

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Succulent Display

It was really only a matter of time until we made this succulent display wall. You see, we just adore succulents. We also have a gallery grid display wall that we like to update frequently. You could say the combination of the 2 was inevitable. Like the look? Read on to find out how to make your own succulent display.

succulent display

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Handlebar Bike Rack

A handlebar bike rack, what a clever DIY! We must admit, we’ve been chewing on upcycled bike rack ideas for awhile now. How did we not think of this?! This handlebar bike rack is exquisitely simple to make, looks gorgeous and works brilliantly. Follow the jump to find out how to make your own.

handlebar bike rack

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Upcycled Vintage Door Beverage Bar

We are absolutely taken with this upcycled vintage door beverage bar! First and foremost it’s an awesome, functional use of an old door. Secondly, with it’s rustic chic aesthetic it’s just plain gorgeous. Perhaps though it’s the finishing touches that really get us; the handy hooks for dish towels and wine openers and the vintage bottle opener. For whichever reason, with summer right around the corner we can’t imagine who wouldn’t want to add one of these bad boys to their back yard or patio. Read on to find out how to make your own.

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Firefly Pendant Light Kit

Our friends at Bottle Cutting Inc. are back with a new Kickstarter, the firefly pendant light kit. Do you remember the Kinkajou? It’s a bottle cutter that allows you to cut and reuse your beer and wine bottles. With the firefly pendant light kit you can now turn your upcycled glassware into gorgeous pendant lighting.

firefly pendant light kit

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Junk Kouture

Happy Earth Day everybody! Earth Day is a special day for us as it marks the birthday of Upcycle That. Today we are turning 2 and wanted to share something extra special. For us the heart of upcycling is turning waste into resources. By reusing what we already have, we are able preserve our planet for the next generations. Upcycling as a concept appeals to people of all ages and we especially love to see younger people getting involved. Today’s featured upcycle, Junk Kouture, is an annual high-end upcycled fashion competition held in Ireland and Northern Ireland. This unbelievable outfit shown was handcrafted by 3 talented high school students out of plastic milk cartons. Read on for the full story.

junk kouture

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