Welcome to the Upcycle It! Series, where we’ll be showcasing upcycle projects all month long.
You’ve probably heard “upcycle” and “repurpose” a lot, and if you’re not sure what the difference is, this post will get you up to speed.
All About Upcycle It!
We’re going to take the month of June to share some great upcycle projects, and I hope you’ll join in!
If you’ve got an upcycle project you’ve completed, are working on, or maybe are beginning during the series, I invite you to share it here on the blog.
To participate in the Upcycle It! Series, simply email a before and after photo of your upcycled project to firstname.lastname@example.org, putting Upcycle It! Series in the subject line. Share some information about your project, if you want. However, it isn’t required to participate.
I’ll share your photos at the end of the month and add them to the Your Gallery Page.
Upcycles are some of the easiest projects to complete because they usually only involve updating. Visit your local thrift stores, yard sales, or even your garage or attic for pieces that could use a little updating. Add a little of your beautiful creativity, and you have yourself an upcycle! 🙂
I can’t wait to see your projects.
A Few Examples
While you’re working on yours, here’s a few upcycle projects from the blog:
Thrift Store Wall Print Upcycle – An old and faded print from ReStore had two great things going for it: a sturdy frame and a mat that was still in great shape. Out with the print and in with a pretty piece of fabric, plus a little paint, and this find got a second chance.
DIY Beaded Hanging Basket – An upcycle doesn’t always have to be something old. You can take a brand new plastic hanging basket and made it prettier with just the addition of a little wire and some colorful beads.
DIY Beach Shadow Box – A simple thrifted shadow box got a new theme and look with just a change of background, a little paint, and a cute stencil.
DIY Coca-Cola Placemats and Centerpiece – What’s an outdated set of thrift store placemats good for? Upcycling, of course! This project only needed some themed fabric, Mod Podge, and a few bright on-sale flowers to get a brand new and festive look.
Do you see that upcycles don’t have to be complicated or time-consuming? You can take something from drab to fab with just simple updates.
Next week I’ll share the first of four featured upcycles here on the blog.
Get your creativity flowing and make plans to join in the Upcycle It! Series! I can’t wait to see what you’ve got to share.
See the projects from this series: