Awesome ways to upcycle and reimagine your stuff
REPURPOSING & UPCYCLING IDEAS WORTH A TRY!
Upcycling is the art of reusing unwanted items by converting them into something better. Repurposing is taking one thing and reusing it as something else. And they’re both easier to do than you might think! By reimagining our stuff, we can help give products a new or 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 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. And with colourful Sugru Mouldable Glue, it's KintsugruTM ! The perfect way to bring attention to your beautiful repair Sugru-er, Hailey, did this gorgeous one :)
Use plastic bottles as garden planters
Why not try out this great idea and use recycled plastic bottles as garden planters.
Make coasters from old comics!
A simple yet awesome idea with endless possibilities - here's how to make your own.
Use old bike parts to create unique jewellery!
Katie Wallace has a mission: "to repurpose used stuff to create bespoke products" (and she's a Sugru-er!) Check out Katie's bicycle bling.
Turn leftover plumbing parts into a 'water mister'
Carl from Instructables has made a guide so you can make your own.
Repurpose old Kee Klamp railing
Take a look at these clever ways to reimagine old Kee Klamp handrails.
Make a unique window cover using old photo slides
Repurpose old photo slides to create a beautiful window cover.
Make your own DIY Coke bottle GoPro camera Float
Make a floating GoPro camera stand with some Sugru and a plastic bottle!
Talking of plastic bottles...
It 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 by adding a non-heat transferring handle.
Warning: jam jars should not contain hot drinks as this can cause the glass to crack.
Make kitchen hooks from garden waste!
Here's a step-by-step guide to make hooks with twigs and Sugru.
MAKE Coat hangers from your classic joysticks!
Mikael used Sugru to give his Tac-2 joysticks a second life. Check out: How to make joysticks into coat hangers.
Turn plastic spoons into a lampshade!
Give disposable cutlery a long and happy second life by making a pineapple lampshade with plastic spoons.
There are literally millions of ways to upcycle, recycle and repurpose creatively. Enjoy making the most of your stuff by giving those things you might want to throw away another lease of life. And of course, Sugru always comes in handy when doing this!