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.
It should come as no surprise that with our passion for old items and repurposed treasures, we are also mad about collectables. Vintage trays, antique keys, He-man and the Masters of the Universe collection, if it’s from an era bygone we are into it. But with this kind of hobby comes a need for display cabinets, and the best kinds of display cabinets are multi-functional. Enter the window coffee table. This clever unit combines our love for collecting with our passion for upcycling, turning an old window into a display coffee table. Brilliant.
It was only recently that we even fathomed that you could make a snow globe. Who could even dream that something so festive and sparkly could be made from upcycled glass jars and trinkets? Martha Stewart, that’s who. But we made these bad boys ourselves and we’ll show you how to make your own magical snow globes.
These penguin light bulb ornaments are the coolest. This is the perfect way to upcycle light bulbs into Christmas ornaments. The light bulb shape is perfect for penguins.
We love this mason jar sewing kit with its homemade pincushion top. And with the holidays coming up we’re starting to think about DIY upcycled gifts. Got a sewing buff on your list? Make them a retro mason jar sewing kit!
Are you looking to add some funky flair to your home? Well it turns out gumball machines make for the coolest fish tanks. Dust off that old candy dispenser and create this retro funky gumball fish tank.
Glass bottles can be upcycled into so many things. We think glass bottle lighting is especially beautiful. Here we look at 2 glass bottle upcycle ideas: chandeliers and garden lanterns.