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Button Jewelry Idea

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Idea to make your own costume jewelry from upcycled buttons

Make your own trendy jewellery with used buttons – all you need is some old buttons and a string of fish gut.

These particular pieces are crafted from the old Police Uniforms from the South African Police Services, but any old buttons will do.

Once you have collected enough buttons, decide on your pattern, thread the buttons onto the fish gut – and tie off – easy as 1,2,3!

Follow this link for other cool ideas from what we’ve made from SAPS uniforms here:

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Upcycled Plastic Milk Container – Easter Basket.

easter basketA step by step guide on how to upcycle a plastic milk container into a gift basket.

As step by step guide on how to upcycle a plastic milk container into an Easter Basket.
This functional, decorative and practical project is an ideal way to Upcycle your Plastic Milk Containers into gift baskets.

You will be working with sharp and dangerous tools. Caution must be excersised at all times to prevent injury.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Read more: Upcycled Plastic Milk Container – Easter Basket.

Upcycled Hanging Garden Project

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Step by step instructions showing how to make your own wonderful low maintenance, Upcycled Hanging Garden.

For any questions contact: Winnie

There is so much we can do with all the items that we normally throw away. With this project
we reduced our carbon footprint by turning an old 5l bottle into a garden. We have tons of
these gardens hanging on our back wall, and it is possible to grow almost anything in them,
making them ideal for those with limited space.

If you live in a flat, why not turn your patio into a hanging herb garden? We're growing
chillies, tomatoes, mint and basil in ours! Follow our easy step by step instructions and see
just how easy it is to make your own recycled hanging garden!

 

 

 

 

 

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Upcycled Plastic Milk Bottle Flower Heart Project

milk bottle heart backgroundStep by step instructions showing how to make your own beautiful recycled milk bottle flower heart to be used for wedding decor.

With this project we collected plastic milk bottles which would have otherwise ended up in the
trash and eventually on a landfill site.
Some brands of milk use bottles that have very sticky labels that are hard to remove, and
others have bottles that have ridges up the sides. Look for the milk bottles that have labels
that are easy to remove and a large flat central section in the bottle, which is what we
primarily use in our recycling crafts.

 

 

 For more information about other crafts, please contact Winnie

 

 

 

Read more: Upcycled Plastic Milk Bottle Flower Heart Project

Upcycled Plastic Mannequin Lamp Project

mannequin lamp 1 imageStep by step instructions showing how to make your own upcycled decoupage plastic mannequin lamp

Using pieces of discarded junk, Upcycle have recreated a unique, recycled mannequin lamp, bathed with its own previous character but with a new function. By blending South African craftsmanship, and Upcycle’s own eclectic fanatical flair, we have created an original end product with a new integrity that embodies the very best of South African design.

In this craft project we are going to use up some old serviettes and decoupage them onto a small mannequin a jewellery store threw away into a free standing lamp.

 

 

 

 

Read more: Upcycled Plastic Mannequin Lamp Project

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