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5 fun upcycling ideas for summer parties

Posted on 30 May 2016

After getting our first taste of summer this month, we’re hotly anticipating the arrival of barbeque season, Wimbledon and wonderfully warm evenings. With June just around the corner, you might already have a few summer parties on the cards, however hosting one doesn’t need to cost the earth. To turn your summer party into an Instagram-worthy sensation, here are five fun upcycling ideas to transform your garden.

Not sure where to begin when it comes to upcycling? Check out our guide on how to get involved in this latest sustainability trend.

1. Tyre seats

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Always struggling for extra seating? Turn old tyres into seats with a little spray paint and a hard bottomed cushion. A great way to add a splash of colour to your garden, you could also fill them with beanbags if you’re looking to save time.

2. Paper garlands

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If you’re after a cheap way to decorate your garden or balcony, why not give making paper rose garlands a go? Easily made from old book pages, wrapping paper or tissue paper, you can create anything from a garland of roses to a simple string of geometric shapes.

3. Beer bottle vases

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Looking for an easy way to spruce up an outside space? Try hanging up empty beer bottles and filling them with flowers to create unique suspended vases. If you’ve got nowhere to string them up, they can also make fun table centrepieces.

4. Trampoline tepees

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If you’re feeling unbelievably crafty, you could try your hand at turning an old trampoline into a fun tepee seat swing. Although not a project for the faint hearted, this ingenious upcycle would certainly make an impact!

5. Wheelbarrow ice buckets

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Save yourself multiple trips to the kitchen by turning your old wheelbarrow into a giant ice bucket. Probably one of the easier upcycling ideas out there, you don’t need to be handy with a toolbox to pull off this transformation!

So, do you think you’ll be stealing any of these ideas this summer? Let us know via Twitter!

Looking for even more ways to transform your garden? Try your hand at these three green-fingered upcycling projects

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