As we love the environment so much here at Carbon Creative, I thought I would share some recycling tips over the next few months to hopefully inspire you all to start looking at everyday items in a different way to see if they can be reused. You get double the pleasure when you find use out of something you thought had become useless, so next time you think its only destiny is the bin, please think again and take these 5 inspired examples as a starting point to transform your abode into a weird and wonderfully crafted eco-friendly home.

We are starting with the most basic ideas that literally anyone, anywhere could do but there will be much more to come including suggestions for the garden, how top brands have shown creative ways of recycling and plenty of other tips to get you green for 2015.

Top 5 reasons to upcycle:

  • You are saving the environment
  • You get to be creative
  • You can create unique, vintage looking furniture
  • There’s no limit to what you can do
  • It will cost little or nothing

1. Garden rake > Wine glass rack

Rake glass holder

2. Tennis racket > Wall mirror

Tennis racket mirrors

3. Milk cartons > Crayon holders

Milk bottles - crayons

4. Cutlery > Key holders


5. Drawer > Bulletin board


If you have any other ideas that you would like to share with us, please do!!