Category: Use That

Mermaids Hate Plastic

Ben Von Wong is a photographer looking to create meaningful work. His latest campaign is called Mermaids Hate Plastic. Did you know that plastic takes 450 years to decompose?! That means that virtually every piece of plastic created still exists somewhere. Frightening. By 2050 there will more plastic than fish in the sea! It doesn’t have to be that way though. By making a conscious effort to use less plastic, we can change the amount of plastic that ends up in the ocean.

Mermaids Hate Plastic

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Cork Ornaments

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas! This time of year we love making holiday crafts. Are you looking for some awesome holiday crafts? We’ve got you covered. Cork ornaments are perfect for the holidays. Wine corks are such a fabulous upcycled material for crafting. They are so readily available and easy to work with! Here’s are some awesome cork ornament ideas.

cork ornaments - gnomes

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Advent Calendar Ideas

We love a good countdown to Christmas and we love a great advent calendar even more! There are so many awesome advent calendar ideas. This is a great project to make with upcycled materials. It’s so easy to make a gorgeous advent calendar. Let’s take a look at our top 5 advent calendar ideas.

Advent Calendar Ideas - Star Advent Calendar

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Motorcycle Lamp

This motorcycle lamp is super awesome. It features spare parts salvaged from Japanese motorcycles from the 70’s and 80’s. The parts are welded together in a really simple and elegant way. Pretty rad, especially for a motorcycle lamp that was designed on a whim!

motorcycle lamp

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Upcycled Chopsticks

Here’s a clever idea, home decor items made from upcycled chopsticks! We love sushi, but what happens to those disposable bamboo chopsticks that many restaurants use? Apparently around 100,000 are thrown out every day in Vancouver, B.C. alone. That’s where the idea for ChopValue was born.

Upcycled Chopsticks

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Upcycled Coffee Table

This upcycled coffee table is awesome. We made it from an old drawer! It’s the perfect coffee table for showcasing a collection. We love that it can display treasured items in a way that’s both functional and beautiful. This upcycled coffee table is a really great project for beginners. If you’re looking for an awesome and easy furniture project, this coffee table is it!

Upcycled Coffee Table | Upcycle That

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Eco Summer

We hope all of our Upcyclers are having an awesome summer! It’s been a busy one for us at Upcycle That. In July we launched the Eco Summer promotion at the WTC More mall in Hong Kong. Summertime is hot and it’s important to stay hydrated. What do you do with your empty plastic bottles? You could recycle them, or you could upcycle them into massive sculptures! For Eco Summer we created 2 giant plastic bottle sculptures: a 6 foot tall tennis racket and a 2 meter wide shoe!

Eco Summer

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