Posts Tagged ‘upcycled’

Batik-inspired stencilled laundry box

The combination of bamboo, indigo blue paint and a batik-style pattern give this simple laundry box by Nicolette Tabram a lovely southeast Asian vibe. You can get started on yours with the tutorial inside issue 53 of Reloved magazine, available to order online and download directly to your smart device. ‘This technique can be used […]

Can-do attitude

Pop-art portraits made from upcycled drink cans ‘I firmly believe that art can be made from anything and anything can be made into a canvas. All you need is a little imagination,’ says Kelly Ann Holmes, an artist who works with recycled materials to make pop art-inspired portraits. Kelly’s idea for using drinks cans was […]

Sweetie Jar Terrarium

Fashion a beautiful piece of living art with this miniature indoor oasis of cacti and driftwood by Anna Bauer. ‘Large jars like this one can be picked up at car-boot sales for pennies,’ says Anna. Want to get started on your own upcycled terrarium? This project’s available in issue 53 of Reloved magazine and you […]

One can, three ways

Empty food tins can be turned into fabulous little containers for potted herbs, kitchen utensils or craft supplies – and this project by Debbie Von Grabler-Crozier is a great stash-buster too! Get hold of this upcycling project in our new issue of Reloved magazine, out this Thursday! ‘These little pots make great gifts and something […]

Pottery Piece Clock

Give an old breadboard a new lease of life by turning it into a clock, like this upcycling project by Vicky Myers. Here sea-tumbled pottery pieces represent the numbers. This tutorial is available inside issue 52 of Reloved magazine. Not a subscriber to Reloved magazine? Order your copy online today, or download our digital edition […]

Striking Oil

These colourful drawers, upcycled from vintage used oil barrels, will create a unique focal point in any room. We love the industrial styling and contrasting shades, while the reclaimed steel materials are hardwearing and practical, plus a great example of recycling and keeping used products out of landfill. • Find more in the oil drum […]

Victorian romance dressing table

Make a statement in the bedroom with a simple two-layer painting technique and floral decoupage, like this one by Rachel Gray, influenced by rich 19th-century colours to create a period-style piece. Find this upcycling project inside our latest issue! Not a subscriber to Reloved magazine? Order your copy online today, or download our digital edition […]

Blog Watch: Vicky Myers Creations

Vicky’s blog began four years ago, after opening an Etsy shop selling upcycled bags made from unwanted clothes. The original aim of the blog was simply to promote the shop – ‘I don’t clearly remember the prompt to do so, but I suspect it was some advice on Etsy to have a blog!’ laughs Vicky […]

Copper-Pipe Necklace Holder

If you’re big on the copper trend, use up any leftover pipe from other projects to make this simple jewellery holder by Moorea Seal, to bring a bit of industrial chic to your bedroom. ‘This jewellery display is a great way to show off your necklaces or pendants while keeping them tangle-free at the same time,’ […]