I have been mentioning the word upcycling a few times in recent posts.. so what does it mean? Good question – I think it is the process of transforming something old and/or reaching the end of it’s lifespan into something new, adding value to the original item through the transformation.
An amazing day took place on twitter yesterday #NationalUpcyclingDay. It was truly inspirational!! Trending for part of the day at number 1 on twitter, what an amazing achievement by Gumtree and partners. Max McMurdo took over Gumtree’s twitter account sharing stories and tips.
Plus Ecochic Interiors, Makedoandmend, Remade in Britain each tweeted an A-Z list relating to upcycling. read more here
I have set up a NationalUpcyclingDay Pinterest Board
, pinning images shared on twitter. I have not yet, and may never quite, manage to pin all images shared – there is so much to see!! If you would like to become a pinner to the group board follow me
on pinterest and drop me a message so I can add you:)
I shared tutorials relating to upcycling, you can see them all plus more below:-
Fabulous Upcycling Ideas with Tutorials
made from old chairs
, made with fabric and buttons
out of baby grows
Great round up post
with links to many childrens sewing clothes free patterns – upcycling former clothing into new
If you would like to read more about upcycling there is an interesting article by Gumtree here, and a perspective on whether upcycled furniture will appeal to the general public the Guardian here.
Why am I passionate about upcycling? The process saves items from landfill, maximises earths resources, it’s creative, challenging plus cheaper!!
Go on – have a go at transforming something into a great new item. I would love to know what you make:)