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.
These gorgeous upcycled tables are created by Herso, a Dutch furniture making team. Herso create mixed wood tables by gluing small pieces of discarded wood together. Their mission is to create beautiful, high-quality wooden furniture from waste wood. The resulting seamless upcycled tables speak for themselves.
It feels like ages since our last pallet post and that just isn’t right. So when we saw these pallet letters we really snapped to attention. Typography is huge in home decor at the moment and these pallet letters have a great aesthetic. We think they would make for a lovely addition to home decor for fall. Read on to find out how to make them for yourself.
It’s no surprise how much we love pallets around here. That’s why we were so excited to find this folding desk made from a pallet! This is such a brilliant idea for a small space requiring a desk. It offers great storage and once closed only takes up the width of the pallet on the wall. Better yet, you don’t need to dissemble the pallet to make it. This is upcycled furniture at it’s finest!
Have you ever been to South East Asia? More pressingly, have you ever had a young Thai coconut? If you haven’t, the time is now. If the sweet delicious juice and flesh wasn’t enough to tempt you, think of this, we have an awesome suggestion for what to do with the finished coconut. Make a rad hanging coconut planter!
Behold the LUMI wine wall, easily one of the most gorgeous wine displays we’ve ever seen. The LUMI wine wall is the invention of Dale Rorabaugh of Sonoma County, California. Dale and his wife Lorraine make their own wine and wanted to find a way to repurpose retired wine barrels. Inspired by the gorgeous natural arch of the wine barrel staves, Dale thought to transform them into wall mounted wine holders. A completely harmonious upcycle, what once held wine holds wine again.
Did you ever stop to think how easy it is to upcycle a wine barrel into a table? Turns out that wine barrel tables are deliciously easy to make. So easy in fact that we’ll show you how to make 2 different kinds: a wine barrel bar table and a wine barrel side table.
Running out the door, a few minutes late and you can’t seem to find your keys? #@%! Is this you? Sounds like you may be in the market for an upcycled solution. Enter the door knob key rack, a cool and clever place to store your keys. This project comes together quickly with only a few materials needed. So what are you waiting for? Give those keys a home!
This vertical pallet planter was the first project we did together as Upcycle That. Completed over a year ago, the succulents have had time to settle in. This is a great project. As you will see, pallets and succulents work well together.
This vertical pallet planter can be tackled at an intermediate upcycling level. You have to be prepared to sand, but there is no nailing/sawing/drilling required. Your main weapon of choice will be a staple gun.
There is something so satisfying about upcycled furniture. Between saving a bundle and creating something truly awesome, the process is great. Add to that a legitimately easy to make barstool desk and you’ve got a winning DIY project.