Upcycling is so much more than painting some old furniture. You can reuse, remake and reincarnate almost anything. We are big believers in repurposing. In fact, we have our own mantra, Wear me, love me, mend me, pass me on . meaning enjoy what you wear, fix love-worn pieces, and hand them on when you’re ready. Less waste, more life.

Here we list four upcycling ideas for you to try.

Reuseable Makeup Remover Pads

Repurpose some old fabric to make these eco-friendly make up remover pads. They are super soft and can be washed after each use, perfect if you are looking to reduce your use of single-use plastic.

How to sew your own reuseable make up remover pads by sustainable.simply. 

Read our guide to reducing your use of single-use plastic. 

DIY Upcyled Plant Hangers 

Simple and elegant, these plant hangers are made from empty body wash bottles. They are super easy to make and can be filled with your favourite house plants.

How to make a DYI upcycled plant hanger with Almost Makes Perfect.  

Read our top tips for house plant success. 

DIY Travel Pouch: Upcycle your old jeans

Everyone has that old pair of jeans that they no longer wear. Instead of throwing them out or donating them, why not upcycle your old jeans to create your very own sustainable travel pouch, perfect for summer?

How to make a travel pouch from your old jeans with Old Wild. 

Upcycled tote bag made from shirts 

Tote bags are simply the best. We use ours for grocery shopping, a trip to the beach or for busy work days. Found and Sew shared with us their guide to making a tote bag out of  shirts – genius!

Make an upcycled tote bag with Found and Sew. 

Have you upcycled anything recently? Let us know in the comments below.