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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Chiquita Chandelier

The dramatic Chiquita chandelier by Dutch designer Anneke Jakobs is a brilliant upcycled piece. Made from 29 used Chiquita banana boxes and 300 paper fasteners, this upcycled chandelier is creative and fun. The best part? Anneke Jakobs has released open source plans so that you too can create your own Chiquita chandelier.

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Birdcage Planter

Do you love succulents as much as we do? If so, odds are you will love this birdcage planter. This birdcage planter makes for an easy upcycle. With little more than succulents, a birdcage and soil you can add a splash of greenery to your home or garden. Find out how to make your own birdcage planter!

Birdcage Planter | Upcycle That

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Tin Robots

Have you ever seen any of those gorgeous tin toys of yesteryear? These tin robots by French artist Daphné Burge remind us so much of them! Daphné Burge is a found object artist. She collects metal tins, bakelite, porcelain and other vintage odds and ends. Using imagination and a touch of whimsy, she transforms these objects into tin robots and a menagerie of metallic animals.

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