Category: Plastic

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.

cat planter pot

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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.

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.

junk kouture

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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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Floppy Disk Paintings

Do you love upcycled art like we do? Then you may have come across these gorgeous floppy disk paintings by Nick Gentry. Nick Gentry is a UK based artist from London. He works primarily with obsolete media such as floppy disks, x-rays and used film negatives. We find his floppy disk paintings to be absolutely captivating. Read on for the full story behind Nick Gentry’s gorgeous upcycled art.

floppy disk paintings

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Halloween Candy Holder

As part of our build up to Halloween we just knew we had to have an upcycled Halloween candy holder. We played around with a used plastic bottle and this Frankenstein candy holder emerged. This was a super fun upcycle to make and has gotten us even more excited about Halloween! Read on to find out how to make your own Halloween candy holder.

halloween candy holder

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Plastic Bottle Necklace

This plastic bottle necklace is cool for a couple of reasons. It creatively utilizes a readily available material, and does it in a way that is totally on trend. Do you love statement necklaces and jewelry? If you said yes than this upcycle is for you.

plastic bottle necklace

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Dinosaur Toothbrush Holder & Dinosaur Serving Dish

Who among us doesn’t love dinosaurs? Here at Upcycle That we have a lot of love for prehistoric creatures and dinosaur toys. Therefore we were thrilled to find an easy way to upcycle a dinosaur toy into a dinosaur toothbrush holder. Moments later we stumbled upon a dinosaur serving dish. So we have decided to share both. Without further ado, presenting 2 delightful ways to upcycle your dinosaur toys.

dinosaur toothbrush holder

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Fizzy Bottle Roof Project

Have you ever dreamed of living in Snow White’s cottage? How about an upcycled version of Snow White’s cottage? Meet the fizzy bottle roof project. This whimsical cottage was a community project completed by the community of Merton Abbey in London.

fizzy bottle roof project

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