Tin Can Lighting

We’ve long been of the opinion that the Heinz bean can label is an iconic design. You can imagine then how excited we were to learn that Dutch designer Willem Heeffer has been transforming Heinz been cans into tin can lighting!

tin can lighting

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Toy Soldier Bookends

Here at UT we love creative upcycled bookeds. These toy soldier bookends tick all the boxes. They’re quirky and cool and put discarded toys to great use. The best part is that you could use any action figures or plastic dolls. Get imaginative and get ready to upcycle.

toy soldier bookends

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Coconut Planter

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!

coconut planter

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Cube Cardboard Lamp

These days we can’t seem to get enough ambient lighting. That’s why we were thrilled when Linda Rose from Italy shared her cube cardboard light with us. Made from corrugated cardboard, this upcycle highlights cardboard in a really beautiful and interesting way. Find out how to make one for yourself.

cube cardboard lamp

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LUMI Wine Wall

Behold the LUMI wine wall, easily one of the most gorgeous wine displays we’ve ever seen. The LUMI wine wall is the invention of Dale Rorabaugh of Sonoma County, California. Dale and his wife Lorraine make their own wine and wanted to find a way to repurpose retired wine barrels. Inspired by the gorgeous natural arch of the wine barrel staves, Dale thought to transform them into wall mounted wine holders. A completely harmonious upcycle, what once held wine holds wine again.

lumi wine wall

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Two-Tiered Succulent 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.

Tiered succulent planter

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Plastic Bottle Bowling

We dare you to say these plastic bottle bowling pins are anything but the absolute cutest. What could be more fun then knocking down bowling pins in the form of little sumo wrestlers?! Here at Upcycle That we have an absolute soft spot for upcycled kids toys. We think they are functional and downright fun to make and play with. This upcycle comes together easily and is a great reuse of plastic bottles. The best part is that your little one will love helping you make these aadorable plastic bottle bowling pins.

plastic bottle bowling pins

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Wine Barrel Tables

Did you ever stop to think how easy it is to upcycle a wine barrel into a table? Turns out that wine barrel tables are deliciously easy to make. So easy in fact that we’ll show you how to make 2 different kinds: a wine barrel bar table and a wine barrel side table.

wine barrel table

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Milk Carton Planter

If you are looking for a simple and gorgeous spring centerpiece then this milk carton planter is it. This easy and effective planter is the perfect upcycle to spruce up your space. Simply cut an empty milk carton and wrap it in rough linen. Watch how easily this planter comes together.

milk carton planter

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