Upcycling

Looking for a thrifty way to craft? Then upcycling is your answer! Quickly becoming an incredibly popular form of craft making, upcycling utilises old clothing, furniture and base materials to create amazing masterpieces that not only impress, but are also one of a kind. So turn out your cupboards for old clothes and dig out those unused pieces of furniture, and start having fun with these clever upcycling ideas.

Made From Recycled Materials | No-Sew Basket Laundry Bag

The inspiration for this no-sew laundry basket made from recycled pajamas came from traditional coiled baskets. The strips made from pajamas are simply wrapped around a thick rope, and the wrapped rope is coiled into a spiral. The pajama strips intermittently wrap around two thicknesses of rope to attach each new coil to the spiral.…

Craft Ideas With Buttons | Button People

Looking for craft ideas with buttons? These button dolls are such fun to create and make great handbag charms. You could use strands of embroidery cotton on the head for hair.   You Will Need fifty or more flat buttons in a variety of sizes and colours embroidery cotton (floss) 132cm (52in) seam sealant Method:…

Easy DIY Disco Ball

This DIY disco ball is such a fun project, made by upcycling a small pile of compact discs. Not your generic party light, this DIY disco ball has a ball at the core, covered with irregular shards of hand-cut CDs. When hung with a light source shining on it, it will send hundreds of rainbow…

Recycled Clothing Ideas | Upcycle old clothes into something fabulous and new!

Upcycling clothes and finding recycled clothing ideas is becoming increasingly popular. In these hard economical times, the trend to buy old vintage clothes and reuse and upcycle makes sense. With so many eco-friendly fashion designers parading upcycled fashions across the ‘green’ catwalks, and vintage stores, charity shops and flea markets selling a wide selection of…

DIY Shoe Refashion with Beautiful Fabrics

Let’s face it, shoes, not diamonds, are really a girl’s best friend. And if your shoes are looking a little sad or worse for wear, have a go at DIY Shoe Refashion from …love meagan blog and give them a new lease of life by covering them in a funky fabric?        …

Before And After: Vintage Bedroom Makeover

Wish you had a vintage bedroom? We wish we could be as lucky as Lesli was the day she found these beds. I now pledge to check out more car boot sales on the weekends, that is a definite! Lesli was looking for a bed for her daughter when she drove past a neighborhood yard…