Trend Alert: Upcycling

22 Feb

Upcycling: The process of converting waste materials or useless products into new materials or products of better quality or a higher environmental value.

And GREAT for home decor!

Refrigerator Door → Wall Shelf

The Alternative Consumer

Alcohol Bottle → Drinking Glass

Recycled Glass Bottle Tumblers from Skyy Vodka bottles...reclaimed, repurposed

YAVA Glass - Recycled IBC Root Beer Glasses (Set of 4)

Old Suitcase → Barstool


Newspaper → Storage Basket


Old Suit Jacket → Decorative Pillow

Hilary Cosgrove

Album Covers → File Box

FreeStyle Gifts

Map → Coffee Table Bowl


Wine Bottle → Cheese Plate

Mitchell Glassworks

Spoon → Salt and Pepper Holder

Boxcar Betty’s Eco Depot

I’ve saved the best for last….

Toilet Plunger → Lamp

Instructables (Check it out for DIY instructions!)

{What have YOU reused lately?}


3 Responses to “Trend Alert: Upcycling”

  1. Angie Smith February 22, 2011 at 12:27 pm #

    I re-use silverware as well. I make napkin rings,the 1970’s popular spoon rings,bracelets and many..many more things.

    I think it is AWESOME when others come up with ways to re-use things in a unique and useful way to help save our earth just a little more each time


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