The Great Home Hack!

Max McMurdo

                      Calling all upcycling fans in London! There’s a brilliant new event taking place at Fulham Palace from 13-15th March that you won’t want to miss… Brancott Estate is celebrating 40 years since it singlehandedly pioneered the Original Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, by launching the UK’s […]

Reloved March is on sale now!

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If you’re a fan of spending your weekends going round flea markets and car boot sales looking for vintage bargains to transform into beautiful treasures for your home, the March issue of Reloved is made for you! Whether you pick up a piece of furniture or a smaller collectible, we’ll show you how to transform […]

Make a cute upcycled cover for your device!

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Keep your laptop, tablet or e-reader safe in style with this upcycled project. As long as you’ve got the dimensions of the device, you can start making these for your family and friends too. Project and photography by The Owl and the Accordion. MATERIALS Two pillowcases (they can either be matching or different, whichever you […]

Project: Make a Retro Kimono from an Old Shirt

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A simple but effective transformation – turn an old shirt into a relaxing kimono, complete with retro fringing! Choose bright and bold colours for a real statement piece… Project and photography by Victoria Haynes from blog The Owl and the Accordion MATERIALS One shirt At least two metres of fringing (this is available in various […]

Making Memories with jewellery designer Jules Mounteney

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Jewellery designer and maker Jules Mounteney came up with an ingenious way of remembering her wedding day – and now she offers the same service to couples across the UK. Her ingenious method of upcycling has sparked a new trend that is sure to catch on as the wedding season looms… When my husband proposed […]

Add a vintage feel to your shelves with scalloped edging

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Spruce up your home for a party, or add a permanent splash of colour with this clever idea for decorative edging. Project and photography by The Owl and the Accordion MATERIALS One patterned pillowcase Iron-on adhesive EQUIPMENT Sharp scissors Tailor’s chalk An iron STEP ONE You need to start by making a cardboard template for […]

Project: Retro Suitcase Makeover!

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This storage idea has endless options for you to create personal and coordinating patterns to match your home office or bedroom. Dig out that old suitcase and turn it into a beautiful and practical item… Project and photography by Keith Youngs MATERIALS           Retro suitcase Plasticoat spray paint (Use a mask when spraying this paint […]

Project: Make an Upcycled Tote Bag!

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Use a vintage pillowcase to make this gorgeous tote bag – they are endlessly useful once you’ve mastered the art of making them, and are good for the environment too! Project and photography by Victoria Haynes from her blog The Owl and the Accordion MATERIALS One pillowcase EQUIPMENT           Sharp scissors A seam ripper Tailor’s […]

Reloved February is on sale now!


The brand new issue of Reloved is on sale now, packed full of inspiring projects and upcycling features! This month we have fun with fabric and offer an array of creative ideas for vintage material, including an easy seat revamp, a vintage sheet duvet cover and a feature on basic quilting projects. We meet Turtle […]

Making Memories with Judy McNeil from Beer Babe

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Judy McNeill, otherwise known as Beer Babe, has combined a passion for cycling with a desire to save waste from landfill. As a result, her products are all made from inner tubes. We meet the lady behind the successful upcycling business, and she tells her what drives her to create new and exciting designs… Until […]