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Today – frugal upcycles

Oh, how I love a good upcycle, taking something long unloved and neglected and making it better, useful again and saving it format he rubbish heap. I have attempted a few lovely upcycles over the years and wanted to share a couple with you



5 frugal upcycles

  1. Making Name Stones

Turning a plain old stone into a treasure is the thriftiest of upcycles and renders the most beautiful results, plus it is super easy.

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2. Making a picnic basket 

Transforming an old wicker basket can be a tiny but fiddly, but gosh the price of these makes it well worth it


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Making a flower crown

Ever wonder what to do with fallen flowers or ones that are just not still quite good enough to have in your vase..why make a flower crown of course. They are just the prettiest of flower upcycles, transitory but fabulous.

flower crown


Making an upcycled pen pot

Sand paper and spray paint can transform an old plant pot into a pen pot your child (or you will love!) Such a simple upcycle.

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Making pot pourri

Such a simple thing to make pot porri is the perfect way to mop up lavender and rose petals no longer at their prime


Frugal upcycles make me happy!

So there we go a little whizz around my various blogs and a  look at some of the frugal upcycles I have created over the years.

Ooh Ooh I have to add a bonus two for you! – How to upcycle a terracotta pot and upcycled noticeboards

Do you ever do frugal upcycles?


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I do hope you have enjoyed my post on frugal upcycles




  1. June 23, 2018 / 13:47

    I like the wicker basket thingy. I’m looking for something to put the dog toys instead of the middle of the floor!
    I’ve like the painted stone thing for ages but all the stones in my garden are jaggery. Where did you find yours?

  2. June 25, 2018 / 15:23

    We recently got hold of an old gun cabinet. I cleaned it up and transformed it into my now ‘baby box’ its got all my nappies, bottles, etc ready for her arrival in September. I also use Kilner jars for stuff like pens and pencils and what not, and have in the past used old tyres as garden decorations! đŸ™‚


  3. August 19, 2018 / 19:10

    I use free wallpaper samples to use as pictures in frames. If there’s a wallpaper you really love it’s a great way of incorporating it in to a room with no cost involved !

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