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

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.





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milk bottle gift boxEasy step by step instructions showing you how to make your own upcycled gift box by recycling plastic milk bottles. Upcycle your old milk bottles into a functional and appealing gift box!

Most people use milk, and it is a pity that so many plastic milk bottles eventually end up on landfill sites.

Plastic recycling facts

Did you know?

Plastic can take up to 500 years to decompose.
275,000 tonnes of plastic are used each year in one country. That’s about 15 million bottles per day. Most families throw away about 40kg of plastic a year, which could be recycled.Before throwing your plastic bottles away, stop, first see if there is a way to Upcycle or recycle it. With this project we turned an old plastic milk bottle into an upcycled gift box, completely transforming the plastic bottle into a new, functional item that you can use.

Follow our easy step by step instructions and see how easy it is to make your own upcycled milk bottle gift box!


Read more: Upcycled Milk Bottle Gift Box Project


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