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Want to try your own upcycle projects? On this page, you will find ideas for all sorts of creative DIY project ideas. Every week, our editors scour the Internet, as well as the ideas submitted by our readers, and we post the most unique and interesting projects here. Some articles are simple “idea starters” and others come complete with step-by-step instructions. We hope these upcycle ideas will inspire you to try them yourself, or spin them into new ideas of your own!

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Thursday, April 11, 2013
Upcycled Cereal Box Gift Bags

SustainableMags has this  great idea for upcycling cereal boxes. We eat a LOT of cereal. On a good day we can go through a box of Cheerios without blinking. That means we recycle a lot of cereal boxes. Why not save them and upcycle them before recycling them? Think how cute a kids gift would be coming in a colorful cereal box. Happy Upcycling, Jill

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Monday, March 25, 2013
Candle Wax Upcycle

What do you do with your old jar candles? More times than not you end up with wax on the bottom and a wick that’s burnt out. Did you know that you can upcycle that good smelling wax into a new layered candle? It is so easy and the results are lovely. Go check out this step-by-step tutorial over at Happy Go Lucky. Happy Upcycling! Jill  

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Saturday, March 23, 2013
Upcycled Wine Cork Birdhouse

I have been saving wine corks for a long time. Like, ever since I turned 21 and that was….well a long time ago. I have plans to do something really cool with them. There are lots of ideas out there and with spring hopefully coming soon, this birdhouse tutorial is perfect. Don’t have enough to make your own? Check out this cute cork birdhouse from Etsy. Happy Upcycling! Jill    

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Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Upcycled Shamrock Stamp

We love this cute and easy tutorial for making a shamrock stamp from upcycled cardboard tubes. Prudent Baby is one of the blogs that I check frequently so I am happy to send you their way for this free tutorial. Go visit Prudent Baby! Happy Upcycling, Jill

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Saturday, February 16, 2013
Upcycle Old Folding Chairs

Talk about going from drab to fab! I love this upcycle project. Take a set of old metal folding chairs, paint them a fresh color and cover the seats with fun fabric. Imagine how much fun these would be to set up for your next party. For complete upcyle directions check out punk projects. Happy Upcycling, Jill