Waste is not a good word in our house, we believe in making the most of everything. Upcycling is a great way to make new from old and as the saying goes 'One man's trash is another man's treasure!'. It has become too habitual to buy new and replace everything. As a society we have created a throwaway culture, but think how wasteful that is.
I have really enjoyed my upcycling projects, using creativity and often having fun with my little one. Why not give it ago, DVDs into Christmas Decorations or palettes into Herb gardens, what have you got in your house/garden that you could give a new lease of life to?