8 Up-cycle Projects To Try

8 Up-cycle Projects To Try. Hello friends. Being in the house all day can be so boring.

So today I’m sharing some fun up-cycling projects you can try out and inspire you to be more creative when you might have nothing much to do in lock-down.

Hopefully, not too long until we can do more things and travel again!!

8 Up-cycle Projects To Try During Covid-19 Lockdown

8 Up-cycle Projects To Try During Covid-19 Lockdown:

8 Up-cycle Projects To Try. The best thing about these ideas is that you most probably have some of the things below in your house or being chucked away this week.

10 Upcycled Jam Jars Ideas.
Photographs courtesy of Hartley’s Jam

8 Up-cycle Projects To Try:

1.) Upcycled Jam Jars Ideas. Firstly, not one but 10 different ideas to do with old jam jars. Do you like to recycle, upcycle and reuse old glass jars? I love to upcycle glass jars and Hartley’s Jam has kindly let me share some of their recycled jar ideas, alongside some of my own ideas. How cool can you make an old jam jar look by adding flowers and planting bulbs into them? Here Are 10 Upcycled Jam Jars Ideas.

8 Up-cycle Projects To Try During Covid-19 Lockdown

2. Upcycled Valentine Shoes: Give Your Shoes Some Heart. Secondly, today I am sharing an outfit post with you and I am wearing my heart on my shoes, ha!! I up-cycled some hearts onto these shoes a few years ago and I still love them. Upcycled Valentine Shoes: Give Your Shoes Some Heart.

8 Up-cycle Projects To Try:

3.) Upcycle An Old Top Into A New Pegbag. Thirdly, this is one of my favourite recycling projects, ever!! I love this peg bag and it lasted years. Sadly one day it got old and mould as I started to leave it outside. It lastest so many years though so I can not complain!! Upcycled Sparkly Peg Bag: Recycling And Reusing. Love upcycling and creating something new that has a purpose. I upcycled this new peg bag a while ago (upcycled new peg bag). So, I created it a few years ago and It lasted a few year but towards the end of last summer, it went a bit green with forgetting to bring it inside after using the pegs. Upcycled Sparkly Peg Bag: Recycling And Reusing.

8 Up-cycle Projects To Try During Covid-19 Lockdown

4.) 8 Up-cycle Projects To Try During Covid-19 Lockdown Upcycle Some Old Wellies:

Fourthly, I love these upcycled wellies. Such a sweet idea. Who would not want any of these in their back garden!? Upcycle Some Old Wellies.

8 Up-cycle Projects To Try During Covid-19 Lockdown

5.) Refashion: 5 Minute Makeover: Old Jeans New Shorts. Fifthly, a great time of year to sort out any old jeans and up cycle them into new shorts. I love mine I made a few weeks back. What you need: Old jeans, pin’s, sharp scissors How to make: Simply pin where you would like them to; Refashion: 5 Minute Makeover: Old Jeans New Shorts.  

A funny story about this photo too. Years ago I entered a competition to win an expensive pair of jeans from Selfridges. I won the Instagram competition and won a £280 pair of jeans of my choice. When I was visiting one of my blogger friends blog, who lives in London. I realised she had been to a jeans even in London and too a photo of Selfridges window from outside.

My photo of these jeans were in the window!! I was so proud and wanted to rush down to see it. Also, how cool would it have been to go down and take selfies. But sadly I didn’t get chance too.

6.) Jeans Vase:

Sixth, something to make with your cut off legs of your jeans! I Recovered an old jar with my jean leg and popped an artificial flower inside. Up-Cycled Jeans Vase. So fun.

8 Up-cycle Projects To Try During Covid-19 Lockdown

Paint Up Old Furniture:

7.) Paint Up Old Furniture. Seventh, I brought mine already upcycled but I keep saying once lockdown is over I am going to go out and look around the charity shops for an old dresser or something cool to paint. Betel Restored Furniture: Amazing Restored Furniture.

8.) Upcycle An Old Whisky Bottle. Last but not least, upcycle an old whisky bottle. I got a lovely bunch of flowers on Sunday as an early birthday present. How lucky am I!? I up-cycled an old Jack Daniels bottle, into a flower vase to pop my pretty flowers in and I love how it turned out. Up-cycled Whisky Bottle : Wednesday Blog Hop. So much fun.

So what do you think? Thank you so much for stopping by. I also hope you liked this post.

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Claire Justine
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  1. Niki
    5 July 2021 / 02:37

    I love a good upcycle!! Thank you so much for sharing on Happiness is Homemade at LifeasaLEOWife.com! Keep the wonderful ideas coming our way girl!

    • 6 July 2021 / 10:30

      Thanks so much for visiting 🙂

  2. 15 May 2021 / 13:46

    You know how I love a bit of upcycling! Any bottle , jar or tin with a fun, cute or vintage looking label is practically begging to be reused right? Who wouldn’t love a Jack Daniels vase?!

    • 17 May 2021 / 16:11

      Thanks Julie, my favourite is using an old Jack Daniels bottle as a soap jar 🙂

  3. Hannah @Sunshine and Spoons
    14 May 2021 / 15:27

    These are some great ideas! I love upcycle projects and am always thrilled to find more inspiration 🙂

  4. 23 March 2021 / 17:15

    Claire, you’ve got some great ideas to keep busy during lockdown! I especially love the wellie planter! Thanks for sharing at Celebrate Your Story! Link Party. You’ve been featured this week 🙂

    • 26 March 2021 / 15:24

      Thanks so much for hosting, featuring and stopping by 🙂

  5. Kathy A
    17 March 2021 / 22:40

    I enjoyed seeing your ideas as I love upcycling all kinds of things. I think one of my all time faves was when I took a long maternity top, took it in, added elastic to the waist–my daughter loved it as a dress! She’s 39 now. It took me over 25 years to wear out flour bag pillowcases that my mom made for my hope chest. My mom–first generation Polish who grew up during the Depression–made 2 pillowcases out of a 10 cent rummage sale gathered skirt; we had colored linens LONG before it was popular! Anything we can do to help the Earth should be done!

    • 18 March 2021 / 22:03

      Thanks for sharing 🙂 I agree, Kathy. I never chuck anything away unless I have too 🙂

  6. Karen, the next best thing to mummy
    15 March 2021 / 09:00

    Great ideas for upcycling #anythinggoes

  7. 12 March 2021 / 23:01

    These are all such great ideas Claire! I really love the the jeans vase. Things are loosening up here with the quarantine rules but I will continue being vigilant until it is my turn to get the vaccine. That should be soon but I will still be afraid of passing the virus on. So… I am always looking for projects to keep me busy at home. Especially this weekend! They are saying we can expect close to two feet of snow! Have a wonderful weekend and thanks so much for the inspiration.

    • 13 March 2021 / 23:08

      Thank you Denise. We have started to get back to normal with schools opening again but nothing else yet until April.

  8. 12 March 2021 / 15:22

    You’ve got some fab ideas to try here, Claire! Unfortunately, I don’t have much patience for this kind of thing. Occasionally I’ll start doing something like that and I’ll get so annoyed with myself when it doesn’t work the way I want it to lol!
    Suzy x

    • 13 March 2021 / 23:06

      Ha, thanks Suzy. I have done this many a time 🙂