Watch this: Upcycled macrame vase

Still from Body Shop's upcycled macrame vase video

It's Recycle Week (September 25th to October 1st) and this year's theme is Recycling – It's Worth It.

Featuring some recycling or upcycling in your home DIY or craft projects really is worth it, since using stuff you already have lying around is cheaper, more sustainable, requires fewer trips to Homebase and is generally pretty satisfying.

The Body Shop has created a series of fun little video tutorials showing how you can reuse its packaging to make things like stackable snack pots, greetings cards and even earrings, but our favourite is this one: a macrame vase.

You don't have to use a Body Shop bottle, but we do have a thing for green.

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