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
- 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.
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
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.
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.
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
So there we go a little whizz around my various blogs and a look at some of the upcycles I have created over the years.
Do you ever upcycle?
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