From Footwear Flowerpots to Water Bottle Bangles

By: Laura McQuarrie - Nov 15, 2014
From decorations to extravagant gatherings, the holidays can be an expensive time of year—but these upcycled gift ideas will help you to save some cash and get creative this year. One of the great things about these eco-friendly presents is that a lot of the time, they work with what you already have at home, plus you can make just about anything from jewelry to large furniture pieces depending on how ambitious you're feeling. When you're creating something by hand, this is a great way to infuse personal touches into your presents.

Even if you don't fancy yourself to be much of a crafter, there are plenty of retailers that sell pre-made upcycled gifts like skateboard sunglasses, bags and home decor that won't break the bank either.