Inspiration strikes in the most unusual ways. Édouard T. Arsenault began to build these incredible bottle houses in 1980. He was 66 at the time and had received a postcard from his daughter of a glass bottle castle in British Columbia. Inspired to create his own bottle house, Édouard began collecting glass bottles from his community in Cap-Egmont, Prince Edward Island, Canada.
We love upcycled lamps! There are so many innovative ways to repurpose and create gorgeous lighting. This beer bottle lamp is a super cool example. The effort required to make it is minimal, and the results are awesome. Read on to find out how to make your own beer bottle lamp.
We love upcycles of all different materials, but glass and wood are two of our favourites. It should come as no surprise that we absolutely adore this glass bottle and wood vase! The design is simple and easy to replicate, and it’s a perfect use for those glass bottles you’ve been collecting.
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.
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.
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!
It feels like Halloween would not be complete without Halloween spider decorations. We decided to get super creative with these. Our spiders are made from wine corks and our spider web window displays are crafted from old windows. The hand spun spider webs are supported by loofah mesh! We love the results. Read further to find out how we did it.
Looking for another great reason to keep your old glass jars? These glass jar soap dispensers are it. They are really easy to make and super eye catching. This project would make for a perfect mid-week upcycle. Find out how to make your own.
We really love market, secondhand and thrift shop hunting. It’s amazing what you can create with a small outlay of money and a bit of creativity. These trinket candlesticks are a perfect example. By combining cute, kitschy pieces with discarded candlestick bases you too can make some fun, statement candlesticks. In fact if you look hard enough in your garage you might even find that you already have everything required to make them.
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.