You should have probably heard the buzzword ‘upcycle. The trend of this buzzword is all about transforming products to reuse them rather than just throwing them into the trash. But what’s the reason? Because it’s an efficient way to reuse materials and reduce our footprint. Not just that, it’s pretty fun too.
Therefore we at Anomalous decided to bring you a collection of 50 times where people showed how they remade things. From a handcrafted tote bag to an old grill transformed into a herb carb, we got a lot of different things for you. We hope you will enjoy them.
#1 This man recycles old camp coolers to make shelters for kittens
#2 This school security guard discarded the benches and gave them a second life.
#3 I Take Plastic Shipping /Bale Straps From Hardware Store Waste, And Make Sturdy, Functional & Fashionable Baskets! (My Cats Also Love Them At Every Stage)
Each and every year humans all around the world dump more than 2.12 billion tons of waste. The reason for this stunning amount of waste is that almost everything we buy is trashed within 6 months.
However, more and more people are becoming aware of this situation and starting to follow sustainable ways to reduce the damage of waste. Lina Survila, the editor-in-chief of Abstract Stylist magazine said that “Upcycling is a re-use of no longer desirable items.
It can be something that has lost its function or simply doesn’t spark joy anymore,” Lina explained this buzzword.
#4 Pulled Out Of A Trash Heap. It Was One Part Of A Military File Cabinet. Thorough Cleaning, Paint And A Little Shining Up Followed By Wrapping It In Wood From My Scrap Pile. Added Some Legs And Bingo Bango!
#6 I Convinced My Friend To Not Throw Away His Old Fencing And Let Me Build Him Garden Boxes. How Do You Think They Came Out?
“Creative upcycling is becoming more and more popular as people are looking for new ways to express their creativity and stay original,” she said and added that “the sustainability aspect is a strong motivator to give items a second life.”
When asked if people are becoming aware of producing less waste, Lina told that “People are definitely talking more about conscious lifestyle choices than they used to.”
She also mentioned that the greatest impact of producing waste is from large industries like fashion and they are to be blamed more than normal people.
#7 Earrings Who Lost Their Mates Turned Into A Charm Bracelet
#8 I Turned An Old Microwave Cart Into A Rolling LEGO Stand For My Daughters For Christmas
“The more we upcycle, the more we choose not to buy something new. It’s like making dinner from scraps—you use something most people would throw away, and you save money,” said Lina.
From clothes to household objects you can literally upcycle anything you want. “I upcycle paper boxes and bags, glass bottles, and old textiles. For example, you can upcycle your old bed linen into small kitchen napkins or towels. Also, use boxes as containers for storage, build compartments in your closet from them,” she concluded.
#9 Upcycled 3 Old T-Shirts Into 1 New One
#10 Turned An Old Fan With A Bad Motor Into A Lamp
#11 Made Some Shorts, A Bucket Hat, And A Bag All From One Old Jacket
#12 A Rose For My Partner On Our Anniversary, Made From Recycled Cutlery
#13 My Vintage TV Barn Find Turned Into My New Bar Cart
#14 Turned An Old Office Credenza Into A New TV Stand
#15 The Drink Tray I Got From A Cafe Is A Reused Milk Carton
#16 Made A Fairy Succulent Garden Patio Area With A Broken Pot
#17 I Repurposed My Old Grill Into A Small Herb Garden! I Hope All The Seeds Grow Soon
#18 Handpainted Them. Love How These Turned Out!
#19 Picked Up A Used Cardigan That Turned Out To Look Much Better In The Picture Than In Person, So I Turned It Back To Yarn And Crocheted The Yarn Into A Cat Bed (I Didn’t Use A Pattern)
#20 IKEA Backpack
#21 A Neighbor Was Giving Away This Kid Size Chest Of Drawers For Free, So I Snagged It And Made It Into A Quarantine Bar
#22 Sweater Not Won Since 1996 And A Zipper From An Old Bag = Wool Overall For My Kid
#23 Turned A Thrifted Blanket Into These Ridiculous Sweats
#24 Unused Bags, It’s Time To Do Some Handicraft
#25 I Read That A Lot Of Donated Clothes End Up In Landfills Anyway, So Started Saving Our Old Fabrics/Textiles That Didn’t Seem Nice Enough For Resale. Finally Used Them To Make This Pet Bed!
#26 A Raincoat For My Dog Made Out Of A Broken Promotional Umbrella (She’s Not Impress)
#27 Teacup Birdfeeders Made By Me
#28 Made A Bag For My Mom’s Yarn From Old Window Screen
#29 Repurposed An Old Cable Spool Into A Table For My Zero Waste Store
#30 My Old Favourite Jeans Turned Into A Pen Roll
#31 Denim Friends From Old Jeans
#32 Got This Pillowcase At A Local Thrift Store For 50 Cents! Flipped It Into A Cute Purse!
#33 A Knit A Sweater Made Entirely Of Old /Scrap Yarns I Had Lying Around
#34 Repurposed A Diaper Box + Some Contact Paper Into A Little Bookcase For My Son
#35 My Mom Made This Pig Planter
#36 Ultimate Upcycling! Abandoned Car To Airbnb!
#37 Bought A Men’s Shirt For $3 And Turned It Into A Twin Set!
#38 I Turned An Old Dresser Into A Microwave Stand!
#39 Update! TV With Cats (And You Can See The Chandelier I Made From An Old Vase)
#40 Turned An Old Mannequin Hand And Gold Metal Tray Into A Light! (Not My Idea Originally, I Saw Some Similar Online)
#41 From Ruined Jeans To An Area Rug
#42 Upcycled An Old Candle Lid
#43 IKEA Bags Into Windbreaker
#44 Old Handmade Writing Desk Turned Into A Changing Table For The New Nursery
#45 Upcycled Bicycle Wheel
#46 Something I Made From Old Bicycle Parts And Christmas Lights
#47 I Turned Old Perfume Bottles Into Room Diffusers
#48 I Turned My Friend’s Old Dress Shirt Into A Crop Top With A Matching Mask And Scrunchie!
#49 Took Two Old Shirts And Made Two New Ones!
#50 Upcycled A Thrifted Suit By Painting On It! It Took Me About 30 Hours, But I Love The Result