Upcycling and DIY

Upcycling and DIY is a great way to repurpose and reuse your old stuff. Whether it no longer fits or is out of date in style, get creative and breathe new life into your clothes and furniture. The environment (and your wallet) will thank you for it. Bicycle wheel clock anyone?

A person's hand hanging up upcycled jam jars as a decoration

What can you do?

  1. Join your local tool library, rather than buying new.

  2. Check out YouTube and Pinterest for 'How to' videos and ideas.

  3. Leftover paint? Save it for your next upcycling project.

  4. Not confident in your skills? Find your nearest repair cafe.

What is a tool library?

Tool libraries work just like a normal library but instead of books, you can borrow a massive range of tools and equipment when you need them, then drop them back when you’re done.

A selection of tools in a tool library