As people are becoming more environmentally aware and concerned about climate change, upcycling is becoming more popular.  The more we upcycle, the less our items end up in landfill sites reducing the need for recycling, (which involves energy and resources). But the best bit is, it helps to save you money and helps to save the earth too!

So before you decide to throw out that empty pasta jar or unwanted item, take a look at these ideas and you could make it in to something useful and beautiful.

These upcycled projects are available to buy online or try your hand at creating your own…

Recycled Glass Bottles, available to purchase via Etsy.com

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Mason Jar Chandelier, available to purchase via Etsy.com

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DIY Hanging Candle Jars, make these yourself with instructions over on apairandaspare.com

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Reclaimed Wooden Coffee Table, available to purchase via Etsy.com

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DIY Ladder Wardrobe, make this yourself with instructions over on apairandaspare.com

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DIY Wood Candle Holders, make these yourself with instructions over on lindsaystephenson.com

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Upcycled Wine Bottles, make these yourself with instructions over on curbly.com
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DIY Gold Log Candle Holders, make these yourself with instructions over on curbly.com
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Do you have any up-cycled items in your house? Or will you be trying your hand at any of the above?