Light bulb succulent planter idea

Light bulb succulent potIdea for upcycled light bulb succulent planter

A simple yet visually effective planter crafted from an old incandescent light bulb.

The end cap of the bulb has been cut and sandblasted and an old shower flange added as a stand. The pot can also stand alone without the stand.

We have used marbles to hold the succulent but stones or a potting medium can also be used depending on the look want.

The pot is suitable for any slow growing succulent, cactus or water loving plant and is guaranteed to provide a peaceful feng shui to your environment, be it at your desk, dinner or coffee table.


Upcycled decanter ceiling mounted chandelier idea

Decanter light fittingUpcycled decanter ceiling mounted chandelier idea

This charming chandelier can be made by upcycling an antique decanter wine bottle.

By drilling a hole through the lid of the glass, the lid can also be used and completes the look - nothing goes to waste.

A cleverly crafted mishmash of the old and new, the glass is reminiscent of the Gatsby era while the CFL/LED light adds a modern edge to the fitting.

An additional hole is drilled at the bottom so the wire can be inserted from the top and the light fitting attached from the bottom end.


Upcycled Wine Bottle Chandeliers

upcycled wine bottle chandeliercut wine bottle chandelier

Upcycled idea, using unwanted wine and champagne bottles.

This chandelier, made from discarded wine bottles, has had the bottoms removed so that we could install the light fittings. This is just one example of what you can do to cut bottles and turning them into a useful, functional and attractive fitting.

 The options of Upcycling waste are endless when we take the time to look at what we throw out, and look past the fact that this is a waste item. All too often all of us are guilty of just discarding waste that could very simply be turned into something awesome. Glass being what it is can be recycled over and over again, however the part that we all forget in the process of recycling glass is that it takes the same amount of energy to recycle it, as it does making virgin glass. The process can be more time and cost consuming due to the bottles requiring cleaning and sorting.

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Upcycle Glass, make it spectacular with Sandblasting.

complete wine bottleUpcycle have some awesome ideas on how to Upcycle your recycled glass using sandblasting as a medium and creating many different, yet beautiful glass pieces to brighten up your home, restaurant or office.

Recycling is certainly becoming part of our daily lives, finally. There has been a noticeable focus placed on recycling glass bottles, jars and containers. Whilst some bottles have a monetary value, most unfortunately don’t, except for the meagre offerings paid out to those green enough to take their glass to recycling companies. Due to the lack of incentive for restaurant owners to repurpose their glass, Upcycle approached several establishments to set up a collection systems for all their used bottles. We have literally hundreds of bottles, in all shapes and sizes, glass containers and jars included; Upcycle came up with many different possibilities of creating fine-looking upcycled pieces. These pieces have been made more dramatic using sandblasting as a medium to decorate and enhance them.

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Hot Air Balloon light bulb

the finished productsStep by step instructions showing how to Upcycle an old unwanted light bulb into beautiful Upcycled mini hot air balloons.

Upcycle turns the lights back on!

Upcycle, run by Winnie McHenry and her team, have done wonders with their recycling knowledge.  You wouldn’t expect to have a use for old light bulbs, but after receiving a brief to create a corporate 3D invatation for an “Around the world in 80 days” year end finction, Winnie turned used bulbs into the most amazing mini Hot Air balloon to dazzle and inspire guests.

In a simple process, the light bulbs were coated with colourful streamers using an découpage technique and voila, a useless light bulb was transformed into a colourful base to work from.  Adding a little paint some string and a few extra touches and each light bulb was transformed into a mini Hot Air Balloon.

String was then fashioned into a basket by way of winding string around a suitably sized mould, gluing it and letting the whole thing set.

Trying this at home, you can add fantastic detail by using beads, coloured string, gold or silver chains and paint to decorate bulbs to your desired look

Your balloons will be fantastic as invitations, party decoration, Christmas tree ornaments and, no doubt, plenty of occasions we haven't mentioned.

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