Team MJC Upcycle Plumbing Pipe
At MJC Plumbing we hate to see old materials go to waste. As well as recycling, we often upcycle plumbing pipe and other materials. We love copper pipe because it has a great industrial style look about it.
Upcycling is great for the environment. When you upcycle, you’re saving old materials from the global garbage heap. Upcycling also requires less energy or water to break down materials than recycling does.
All you need to upcycle plumbing pipe is some creativity and a bit of effort. 😊
Go on, have a go! It’s really satisfying to be able to create something beautiful and useful!
We’re going to look at some lovely creative ideas to make use of old copper piping. However, you can upcycle pretty much anything, including things like:
- Milk cartons
- Wine bottles
If you have a problem like a broken lamp or shelf, the ideas below are a simple and cheap fix. You’ll probably have some old copper pipe lying. If not, you can always ask your friends or family if they have any.
Shelving is always the perfect solution when you’re short on space, but need to stay organized.
— Charlie Kingham (@CharlieKingham1) September 21, 2016
Why not create some special shelving for your bedroom, living room, or office? It’s functional, chic, and unique.
— Bakers Waste (@BakersWaste) September 25, 2015
Check some examples of ways to upcycle copper pipes as lamps. We think that copper looks so beautiful when it’s gleaming in light:
With some basic materials, you’ll be able to create these edgy and unique pieces. They’ll look fab in any room of your home or workspace.
You can also pick up a few Edison style bulbs to give it that extra ‘industrial’ feel. Apparently, it’s very popular right now!
This is a clever way to take something boring and transform it into a stylish and functional piece for your bathroom or kitchen.
More Upcycle Ideas
— upcycleDZINE (@upcycledzine) April 28, 2016
This easy-to-make laptop stand is genius! Imagine how convenient it will be to just pop your laptop up to watch your favourite programme. You could even use it when you’re preparing a meal that requires you to follow a recipe. It would make things so much easier, wouldn’t’ it? 😊
DIY Copper Pipe Hook
Here is a neat video guide which shows you how to make some handy copper pipe hooks.
Copper Jewellery Organizer
If you find that you’re forever losing your jewellery, this easy-to-make jewellery holder is just what you need.
Benefits of Upcycling
- Less air pollution
- Less water pollution
- It boosts your creativity
- Less greenhouse gas emissions
- You’ll be able to keep the items that you love
- Enables us to conserve limited global resources
- Reduces the demand for new and raw materials
- Reduces the amount of waste that ends up in landfills
In terms of tools, you won’t need much. You can buy cheap copper cutters online from about £10. Other bits you will need include connectors, end caps, and strong adhesive for metal.
When you upcycle plumbing pipe, you’ll be doing your bit for the environment. Not only that, you’ll save money and get the satisfaction of creating amazing, bespoke items. So, get stuck in and save the planet. It’s easy to do, just grab some copper pipe and get creative!
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