Have you ever been to South East Asia? More pressingly, have you ever had a young Thai coconut? If you haven’t, the time is now. If the sweet delicious juice and flesh wasn’t enough to tempt you, think of this, we have an awesome suggestion for what to do with the finished coconut. Make a rad hanging coconut planter!
Happy Earth Day Upcyclers! Earth Day is special to us not only for bringing environmental issues to the foreground, but also because it marks the anniversary of Upcycle That. This time last year we were founding UT! So we’re celebrating Earth Day this year with a cake of sorts, a tiered succulent planter kind of a cake. It’s no surprise that we love succulents so this upcycle seems especially fitting for our 1 year anniversary.
A succulent brick wall, this is what dreams are made of. Just when we thought we couldn’t love succulents or vertical planters even more this idea came along. A succulent brick wall: simple, beautiful and brilliant. Start saving your bricks.
We made upcycled can planters from empty BOS Ice Tea cans. BOS Ice Tea is a South African ice tea company and have sustainability as one of their core beliefs. BOS plants 1 tree for every 2000 cans sold to offset their carbon footprint. We thought the beautiful cans would make for awesome kitchen herb planters. Learn how we safely removed the top of the cans to do so.
Glass bottles can be upcycled into so many things. We think glass bottle lighting is especially beautiful. Here we look at 2 glass bottle upcycle ideas: chandeliers and garden lanterns.
Just about anything can be a succulent planter. Check out this wee planter we made from a salvaged trophy.
Making a planter from a tire is simple and easy to do. The best part is that tires can often be found for free! Just ask around at local tire shops, service stations and garages.
Skateboard and swings are the ultimate in cool. That said, we’re wondering why it took so long for this to happen! A skateboard and swing in one, the playground just went next level.
These 100 year old spoon fish windchimes “whisper stories of the past” and they look great doing it! Made from silver plated utensils from years gone by, this is one silver service that you’ll want to use daily.
While dropping a piano from great heights will always be comedic, this astonishing piano waterfall upcycle is truly timeless. The sweet sounds keep on pouring out of this old piano, even after it’s beyond repair. Let the band play on!