Awesome ways to upcycle and reimagine your stuff

UPCYCLING IDEAS WORTH A TRY!

Upcycling is the art of reusing unwanted items by converting them into something better (and it's easier than you might think!). By reimagining our stuff we can help give products a second life.

So if you’re looking for a little inspiration or a weekend DIY project, here are some clever little ideas to get you thinking!

Kintsugi? Kintsugru!

plant pont repaired with Sugru like kintsugi

Kintsugi is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum - treating something's breakage and repair as a part of its history, something to be proud of. Colourful Sugru is the perfect way to bring attention to your beautiful repair! This one was done by Sugruer Hailey! 

Use plastic bottles as garden planters

plastic bottles as planters

Use recycled plastic bottles as garden planters

Use old bike parts to create unique jewellery!

Katie Wallace has a mission: "to re-purpose used stuff to create bespoke products". (and she's a sugru-er!)

Turn leftover plumbing parts into a 'water mister'

water mister

Carl from Instructables has made a guide so you can make your own.

Repurpose old Kee Klamp railing

Clever ways to reimagine old Klee Klamp handrails.

Make a unique window cover using old photo slides

window

Make your camera float using sugru + a coke bottle!

Make your own DIY Coke Bottle GoPro Float

Make a floating GoPro camera stand with some Sugru and a plastic bottle! 

Talking of plastic bottles...

Doesn't get much easier than this! Turn that empty milk bottle into a handy DIY watering can.

upcycle jam jars into cute mugs

Instead of recycling empty jam jars, give them a new job to do - make them into cups for hot drinks by adding a non-heat transferring handle. 

Make kitchen hooks from garden waste!

Here's a step-by-step guide to make your own.

Coat hangers from your classic joysticks!

upcycled joy sticks as hangers

Mikael gave sugru-ed his Tac-2 joysticks to the wall and gave them a second life as handy coat hooks!

Reuse that trusty ladder

repurposed ladders

Easy ways to reuse an old ladder at home.

Turn plastic spoons into a lampshade!

pineapple lamp made from plastic spoons

Give one-use plastic spoons a long and happy second life.

There are literally millions of ways to upcycle and recycle creatively, to make the most of your stuff and give those things you might want to throw away another lease of life. And of course, Sugru always comes in handy when doing this!