Can you believe that it’s almost December? We’re getting excited to do some holiday upcycling and thought we’d kick it off with the top 5 best DIY advent calendars. Advent calendars are fun to make and receive and really build excitement up to Christmas. We’ve made one using muffin pans but also want to share some great ideas using clothespins, matchbooks, tin cans and newspaper. Read on to see our list of top 5 best DIY advent calendars.
Musical instruments from weapons make for a very interesting and unique upcycle. Mexican artist Pedro Reyes has created 47 musical instruments from over 6,000 seized weapons. The weapons were confiscated by the army and police in the dangerous Mexican city of Ciudad Juarez. The resulting musical instruments from weapons is called the “Disarm” project.
Robots walk among us, upcycled robots that is. French artist Gille Monte has a passion for creating upcycled robots from found metallic materials. We love the retro style of Monte’s creations, they’re like something out of the Jetsons! Read on as we ask Gille Monte about his personal process of making robots.
A glittering tin can pavilion rises up in the municipality of Bat-Yam in Israel. The Bat-Yam pavilion is a honeycomb like structure made of old soup cans. The pavilion transforms an otherwise unoccupied lot into an inviting public space.
These washing machine drum lights are the latest invention of Helsinki based, Dutch designer Willem Heeffer. These lamps are made from used washing machine drums and powder coated in 1 of 6 retro chic candy colours. We love their cool industrial look.
With New York Fashion week just over and Halloween around the corner we feel the time is right for a bit of upcycled costume inspiration. This mermaid tail was part of RUBY’s collection for last year’s South African Fashion Week. The collection was entitled: Waste not, want not.
Maverick can step aside because when it comes to aviation there’s a new top gun in town. These aviator stools are hands down the coolest repurpose of helicopters and airplanes we’ve ever seen.
This bicycle wheel clock might just be the best upcycled clock we’ve ever seen. It’s made with a bicycle wheel and vintage yardstick hands. We really love the chalked roman numeral numbers and the way it integrates with a chalkboard wall. Read on to find out how to make one for yourself.
What could be cooler than discontinued coins coming back into circulation as stunning coin necklaces?! Feast your eyes on these gorgeous upcycled coin necklaces by RUBY. These trendy pieces are absolutely perfect for everyday wear. We love the idea of coin necklaces and are very excited to announce that these 5 beautiful pieces are up for grabs. Read on to find out how you can enter to win your favourite one in our new giveaway with RUBY.
We love upcycled art, especially when it utilizes tech components. These Star Wars sculptures are especially intriguing. By using something as well-known and beloved as Star Wars, theses sculptures resonate in a fun and familiar way.