Category Archives: Upcycling

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Feed The Birds – DIY Garden Bird Feeder Ideas

I love watching the birds on our homemade feeders through the kitchen window. We have lots of visitors at the moment to our yogurt pot and pudding bowl creations. I’d love to add some more throughout the garden and so … Continue reading

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Meet Ellie B Glass

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We are very excited to have Ellie B Glass join our members. These fantastic upcycled glass creations are a huge hit here at EcoCreate HQ! We asked Ellie to tell us more about herself and her work, here’s what she … Continue reading

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Victor Scott – junk4funk.

Junk4Funk is a great way to show children the possibilties of upcycling in a fun and interactive way.

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Thrashion – Inspiring Upcycling Artists Series

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Thrashion create the most stunning and innovative upcycled skateboard jewellery.  The layers of colours and surface designs incorporated into high quality, well designed pieces works so incredibly well. We asked them to tell us more about their fantastic company….

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Upcycling old jeans for summer

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My favourite jeans tend to wear out just when I start to really like them. I’m short, so they fray round the bottom of the legs, and sometimes the knee or inner thigh wears through. Rather than throw them out … Continue reading

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A-Z of Upcycling To Celebrate National Upcycling Day

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We have got together with Make Do & Mend-able, Remade In Britain & Max McMurdo to put together an A-Z of upcycling to mark National Upcycle Day. We have been working on a list of ‘Things You Can Upcycle’…..

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Lois Walpole – Inspiring Upcycling Artists Series

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When I first began compiling the ‘Inspiring Artists Series’ Lois Walpole was the first artist that came to mind. She was hugely influential on my work while studying for my degree in the late 90′s and one of the reasons … Continue reading

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Eco Friendly Shop Of The Year 2015 Winner – KL Metal Art

Thank you so much to everyone that voted! We are very happy to announce that Keith Lynn is this years winner!  

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Su Mwamba – TangleCrafts

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Su Mwamba creates beautiful eye catching collage notebooks, journals and brooches by upcycling old unwanted postage stamps. The results are beautiful! Read on to find out more about Su and what led her on this creative path …

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Make Do & Mend – Thrifty Living & Upcycled Craft

The inspiring Jen Gale created the successful Make Do and Mend Year blog in September 2012. It all began as a one year challenge to buy nothing new in which she documents her experiences. The challenge officially ended at the end … Continue reading

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