Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The Art of Upcycling

According to Wikipedia, Upcycling is "the process of converting waste materials or useless products into new materials or products of better quality or a higher environmental value."
So basically it means you take something you would normally throw away, and turn it into something new and useful.

Upcycling reduces the use of new resources, reducing the emission of greenhouse gases and the amount of money spent on new materials. This makes it great both for the environment AND the economy.

Keep reading to find out where to buy upcycled items, and how to do some upcycling on your own!

Where to buy Upcylced Products

Handbags woven from recycled candy wrappers and soda can tabs

Upcycled Items on Etsy

Upcycled Bottle Dish by bentbottle

Poptab Bracelet by Jwhiz

Suit Coat Laptop Sleeve by SewMuchStyle

Plastic Bottle Bangle Braclet by Electric Penguin

Monopoly Game Board Purse by Treasures Renewed

 Upcyled from broken crayons

Boxy Bag  by marymule
Made from Menswear Shirt

Decoupage Art Canister by EcoFriendly Freckles

DIY Upcycling - Upcycle it yourself!

T-shirt to Fringe Necklace

(no cutting or gluing!)

Tape Cassette Purse

Hope everyone enjoyed this post, have a great week! :)


Hali said...

i make beads out of recycled paper magazines.
Upcycle ~ http://www.etsy.com/shop/halibuvalley

From: http://halibuvalley.blogspot.com/

Nora said...

Great article... Thanks for including me..

Good Luck To You...


Eco-Friendly Freckles said...

Thank you Tyler for listing my Traveling Lady upcycled decoupage piece on this awesome blog post! I have posted links and comments about this blog post on my blog so my followers can see the Art of Upcycling!

Tyler said...

thanks Eco-Friendlly Freckles. and thanks for the comments everyone!

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