Category: Plastic

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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Toy Soldier Bookends

Here at UT we love creative upcycled bookeds. These toy soldier bookends tick all the boxes. They’re quirky and cool and put discarded toys to great use. The best part is that you could use any action figures or plastic dolls. Get imaginative and get ready to upcycle.

toy soldier bookends

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Plastic Bottle Bowling

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.

plastic bottle bowling pins

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Rainbow Slide Curtains

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.

rainbow slide curtains

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