Shoplet Loves Upcycling #4

At Shoplet, we encourage everyone to be less wasteful and more mindful. The Shop Green section of our website is just one of the ways in which we heighten our customers’ eco-awareness. We hope that our upcycling series will inspire everyone to repurpose “garbage” into new and unique treasures.


Don’t toss away pants with holes in ’em so quickly! Every rip in your favorite pair of jeans is just another opportunity to make a new friend…that is, a monster friend, thanks to Art Bar Blog’s tutorial on how to make monster patches.


Vinyl is TOTALLY back and kickin. If you’re lucky enough to snag a record cabinet at a Salvation Army, Goodwill, or any other second hand thrift shop, do it! And then learn how to make it pretty via Make it Nice in the Midwest’s blog post “Record Cabinet Makeoverplush_chair18_jesussauvage5

JESUSSAUVAGE’s blog teaches you how to upcycle your plushes into a comfy chair for the kiddos! Unfortunately, her blog is written in French and I don’t speak an inch of it…but her picture tutorial is so specific that it’s hard not to learn how to make your own.

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JoAnnie LaRue repurposes suitcases into lights!


Taxidermy bicycle seat– so clever!



Transform an aluminum bottle into a tumbler cup & cook pot for an alcohol stove!


Crumby old boxes as gift boxes! Cool :)