Well we’ve been quiet on the blog front recently, our fingers have been busy, busy, busy! In our ongoing search for upcycling partners, we decided to tempt them in by offering some amazing upcycled receptacles that they can use to round-up their rubbish. We followed this tutorial from Craftstylish for making paper reeds and came up with these:
Do you know the best part? Not only are they gorgeous, but we got rid of a whole stack of leaflets and catalogs in making these. Want one? Live in Cambridgeshire? Head over to our “Supporting Us” page and find out how to become one of our recycling partners, and one of these awesome creations can come live with you and eat up all your ring pulls and sweet wrappers.
We’ve also had bikes on the brain a bit lately. We’re getting ready for Bike Week in June, so we’ve been trading ideas for more bike-based upcycling. Lucky for us, these guys at Outspoken helped out with a lot of spare parts for inspiration! (Imagine it: a bunch of exceptionally fit cycle couriers who have extra gears for upcycling. In the repurposing world, that’s like double Christmas with added tinsel.)
So with bikes on the brain, our paper reeds took on some new shapes:
And finally we combined some old maps, and chain rings to come up with this little beauty:
I sense a lot more of these clocks coming up before bike week! (Sadly, the coasters may not make it up for sale. My three year old has declared them “hers” and is now rolling them across the floor…) So what about you–any ideas for scrapping your junk mail or revamping your old bike parts? Let us know what you think.