Bubble Blower

Summer is just around the corner in the Southern Hemisphere, but anytime is really a good time for a homemade bubble blower! This upcycled toy is easy to make and you likely already have the materials. Make your kids a bubble blower to play with outdoors or bring it inside for a new level of fun at bathtime!

bubble blower

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Opposite the Old Biscuit Mill in Woodstock, Cape Town is Katie Thompson’s delightful store Recreate. Recreate is an upcycler’s dream. It’s filled with gorgeous repurposed suitcase chairs, milk bottle lamps, clocks, bucket stools and ottoman tubs.

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Plastic Bottle Flowers

Some see discarded plastic bottles, others see plastic bottle flowers that can be used to create dramatically beautiful curtains, light fixtures and room dividers.

plastic bottle flowers

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Upcycled Can Planters

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.

upcycled can planters

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No closet, no problem – upcycled closet solutions

Sometimes you just need clever closet solutions. We’ve all been there, you find a great place, room, apartment but the closet is sorely lacking. What to do? No closet? No problem. Here are some of our favourite upcycled closet solutions.

upcycled closet solutions

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