Light Bulb Voltage Tester Bar

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.

Light Bulb Voltage Tester Bar

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Baby Food Jar Vase

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.

baby food jar vase

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Light Bulb Decorations

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!

light bulb decorations

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Upcycling Inspiration

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.

upcycling inspiration

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Best DIY Advent Calendars

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.

best DIY advent calendars

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Upcycled chairs

These upcycled chairs are the cutting-edge seats of Project99. They are built from used seat frames and upholstered with upcycled materials such as boat sails, street posters, inner tube tyres and industrial felt. Created by Dutch designer Stefan Louwerse, these are chairs with a story.

upcycled chairs

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Musical Instruments from Weapons

Musical instruments from weapons make for a very interesting and unique upcycle. Mexican artist Pedro Reyes has created 47 musical instruments from over 6,000 seized weapons. The weapons were confiscated by the army and police in the dangerous Mexican city of Ciudad Juarez. The resulting musical instruments from weapons is called the “Disarm” project.

musical instruments from weapons

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DIY Laptop Case

With the Northern Hemisphere going into winter and the Southern Hemisphere going into summer it’s a great time to think about which sweaters you aren’t using anymore. Found something you aren’t wearing? Perfect. This DIY laptop case will put it to use again as a stylish cover for your laptop.

DIY laptop case

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Egg Carton Flower Lights

We are presenting these egg carton flower lights by popular request! Making them is a fun, easy process requiring not much more than a string of lights, a few egg cartons and some paint. While simple to make, these egg carton flowers can dramatically dress up a plain set of Christmas lights. Read on to find out how to make your own.

egg_carton_flower_lights

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Upcycled Robots

Robots walk among us, upcycled robots that is. French artist Gille Monte has a passion for creating upcycled robots from found metallic materials. We love the retro style of Monte’s creations, they’re like something out of the Jetsons! Read on as we ask Gille Monte about his personal process of making robots.

upcycled robots

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