Upcycling is about taking something old, vintage, treasured or possibly even broken, and giving it a new lease of life by turning it into something new.
It’s a thrifty way of decorating and enhancing your home that avoids waste, but is also stylish, and here, Hunted and Stuffed founder Ellie Laycock shows you how you can make truly beautiful objects from things you might otherwise have thrown away.
Be inspired by the ingenuity of her projects – including turning old tin trays into chic magnetic noticeboards, using teapots as quirky planters, transforming a vintage fruit crate into a rustic bedside table and converting metal jelly moulds into tea light holders.
All of the 35 projects have clear instructions and artworks to guide you on how to make them, and a helpful techniques section will teach you any skills you need to know.
Published worldwide by CICO BOOKS.
Here are some of the projects from the book.
Upcycled vintage jelly molds can be used as reflective tea light holders.
Old musical scores can be used to create a decoupage lampshade.
Vintage apple crates can be upcycled into bedside tables with a storage shelf and glass top.
Vintage stamp collections from childhood can be upcycled into these colourful and fun wipe clean place mats.
Repurpose your favourite but scratched records into fun drinks coasters.