Category: Plastic

Trash Fashion

Have you heard of trash fashion before? Trash fashion is the intersection of art, design and fashion. It’s wearable art made from repurposed materials. We love the idea of taking old and discarded materials and transforming them into one-of-a-kind designs. This upcycled outfit by Janet Lee & Lorraine Kwan is a brilliant example. It’s called Candy Carousel and it’s made out of plastic food lids.

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Plastic Bottle Art

Czech artist Veronika Richterová creates incredible plastic bottle art. Veronika heats, cuts, torches and assembles PET plastic bottles to make awesome sculptures. Inspired by nature, her artwork includes sculptures of cacti, flowers and animals.

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Film Negative Art

Upcycling artist Nick Gentry has a gorgeous new collection of film negative art. Gentry is a London based artist who loves to work with obsolete materials. We’ve previously featured Gentry’s beautiful floppy disc art. In his latest collection he uses film negatives to create incredible portraits.

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Burlap Pumpkins

Why burlap pumpkins? Because October means pumpkin season. It’s the run up to Halloween and officially fall. This year we wanted to include pumpkins in our upcycled Halloween decor. We were super excited to think of burlap as the upcycled material to use!

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Cat Planter Pot

This cat planter pot is absolutely adorable. We love that it uses readily-available plastic soda bottles and that the foot of the bottle is incorporated into the design. This upcycle makes for a great DIY project. Look no further if you’re looking to add a sweet touch of green to your home.

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Succulent Display

It was really only a matter of time until we made this succulent display wall. You see, we just adore succulents. We also have a gallery grid display wall that we like to update frequently. You could say the combination of the 2 was inevitable. Like the look? Read on to find out how to make your own succulent display.

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Junk Kouture

Happy Earth Day everybody! Earth Day is a special day for us as it marks the birthday of Upcycle That. Today we are turning 2 and wanted to share something extra special. For us the heart of upcycling is turning waste into resources. By reusing what we already have, we are able preserve our planet for the next generations. Upcycling as a concept appeals to people of all ages and we especially love to see younger people getting involved. Today’s featured upcycle, Junk Kouture, is an annual high-end upcycled fashion competition held in Ireland and Northern Ireland. This unbelievable outfit shown was handcrafted by 3 talented high school students out of plastic milk cartons. Read on for the full story.

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Stretcher Print

We’d like to introduce you to an awesome new upcycled innovation, the Stretcher Print. The Stretcher Print is a photographic wall art made with a soft, felt-like material. Incredibly, this Stretcher material is composed of 100% upcycled plastic bottles! This fantastic innovation is a current Kickstarter project. Read on to find out more.

stretcher print

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Plastic Bottle Installation

We spotted this plastic bottle installation on Pinterest and immediately had to find out more. It’s such a creative use of plastic bottles and the combined effect is dramatically beautiful. Turns out this plastic bottle installation was created by Scottish artist David Batchelor. It’s called the Candela 7/450 (For the Death Star) and is seen hanging here in the Temperate Palm House at The Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh.

plastic bottle installation

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