We dare you to say these plastic bottle bowling pins are anything but the absolute cutest. What could be more fun then knocking down bowling pins in the form of little sumo wrestlers?! Here at Upcycle That we have an absolute soft spot for upcycled kids toys. We think they are functional and downright fun to make and play with. This upcycle comes together easily and is a great reuse of plastic bottles. The best part is that your little one will love helping you make these aadorable plastic bottle bowling pins.
We love vintage slides. We’re always picking them up at markets and can be entertained for hours investigating their contents. There is just something so enticing about looking at mysterious photos from years gone by. That’s why we love the idea of rainbow slide curtains. By connecting vintage 35mm slides together, these snapshots into a previous world are preserved as functional art in the form of dramatic window treatments.
In the world of bookends, these mismatched telephone bookends are game changers. Why do we assume that bookends must match exactly? How limiting to imagine that only a matching pair of heavy objects will do. With their mismatched make and funky retro feel, these telephone bookends break the mold. Turns out they are also relatively simple to make.
This year we’re all about having an upcycled Christmas. Upcycled presents make the best gifts and there’s no better way to give your presents than with handmade upcycled gift tags. The best part? These gift tags are made from used cereal boxes!
From the moment we first laid eyes on record bowls we were intrigued. These babies have it all: reusability, retro feel and straight up style. We had to find out how to make them. It turns out record bowls are super easy to make. If you have a music aficionado on your Christmas list, or anyone who loves funky cool decor, take note.
These candy wrapper bags are quite literally the sweetest. Handmade from upcycled candy wrappers, these bags are the ultimate in upcycled accessories. Have a trendy woman on your gift list? Look no further. When it comes to unique eco-friendly fashion, these bags are IT.
Hannukah comes early this year so it’s about time we get cracking on our Hannukah upcycles. Does your family have special Hannukiahs that you use each year or do you like to shake it up? If you like to get creative for Hannukah then you’ll love this. Presenting the PEZnorah.
It’s December and officially time to start talking trees. Would you consider going with an upcycled Christmas tree this year? How about one as dramatically beautiful as this 16 metre tall plastic bottle tree made from 40,000 upcycled Sprite bottles.
Imagine you were running along the beach and you came across 3 giant plastic bottle fish sculptures. What would you think? Well, if you were in Botofogo beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil that’s just what you would see.
Summer is just around the corner in the Southern Hemisphere, but anytime is really a good time for a homemade bubble blower! This upcycled toy is easy to make and you likely already have the materials. Make your kids a bubble blower to play with outdoors or bring it inside for a new level of fun at bathtime!