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Upcycling ideas and inspiration

Thursday 8 June 2017, by

Upcycling is a big part of what we do here at Gumtree – and we’re super passionate about it. As part of our community, you’re the ones who make that adventure possible by turning old, unused items into something beautiful and useful. And we are always thrilled to hear your fantastic stories ( – check out our blog post on how to win a trip to an upcycled hotel in Vienna with your #NationalUpcyclingWeek posts on social media).

All throughout National Upcycling Week 2017 we will share tips and tricks on how to give a second life to used items, but in the meantime, make sure to check out some of our favourite upcycling blogs for inspiration…




My make do and mend life

For makers who want to change the world via sustainable and creative ideas


Upcycle that

Best daily upcycling ideas for your whole house



Discover beautiful products and creative ideas for modern living


My repurposed life

How to find potential in unexpected places or any old thing



DIY tutorials for upcycling fans


We love 2 upcycle

A treasure hunt in an upcycled world


Recycled craft

Unconventional and creative ideas for your discarded items



How to use what you’ve got to get what you need



Easy upcycling tips and tricks


Cloth, paper, scissors

Online classes to master upcycling techniques


Mountain modern life

Create the environment you want to live in


The Upcycle magazine

Weekly creative ideas and inspirational stories from all across the world of upcycling


Creative upcycling and mix media

Tutorials, tips and confessions from a creative journey in upcycling


Upcycled design lab

Crafty experiments with cast-offs, found objects and trash



Exercise your imagination to come up with sustainable creations from recycled & upcycled materials


Upcycled stuff

Turning yesterday’s trash into tomorrow’s upcycled treasures


Remade in Britain

Upcycling, ecofriendly & vintage marketplace


Civilian style

Upcycling ideas for affordable fashion


Found some inspiration? Then let’s see!

Post a picture of your upcycled items on Instagram, Twitter or the Gumtree Facebook wall and add the hashtag #NationalUpcyclingWeek. You could win a trip to an upcycled hotel in Vienna for two. Check out this blog post for more details…

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