Our favourite upcycling projects of the week

why are upcycling and reusing important?

Nothing that can be recycled should be going into landfill. By recycling, reusing and upcycling we can save an estimated 17kg per month (200kg per year) of C02 a month. Recycle everything you can. Anything made from metal, wood, most plastics, paper and cardboard, and electronic e-waste are all likely to have a recycling option.

We have searched the web for easy DIY’s and upcyling projects to save you time and energy, that you can invest into you new project. Check out our 3 favourite projects for this week!

Suitcase picnic table and speaker system with Instructables : Share what you make.

Take this suitcase on a fun picnic in the park! Not only can you carry all your food and silverware in it - it doubles as a picnic table AND  a speaker system. Spring is just around the corner -  this could be just what you need!

Milk Cartons and corks into planters with upycle that - you can find them here and here .

If you are looking for a simple and gorgeous spring centerpiece then this milk carton planter is it - Plus these cork planters are super sweet. They are easy to make and make awesome fridge magnets.

Old wool jumper into crochet with that Green Living

The most difficult part of the process is removing the seams from the sweater and taking it apart. Complete this step and roll the wool yarn into a ball before beginning the pattern. Now the fun begins.

As an extra bonus - check out these awesome tea lights using old screw-top lids. There are always so many tutorials for upcycling bottles and jars, but not enough for the lids!

You can check out last weeks favourite DIY’s by clicking here .

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