5 Ways to Upcycle Plastic Containers

I’d never given much thought to recycling before working at POLYWOOD.  As I’ve worked here over a year now, it is something that has been on my mind more and more (we’re pretty big on recycling here wink). Repurposing plastic bottles and/or milk jugs sounded interesting, so I turned to Pinterest for ideas! Below are just a few of my favorite DIY upcycling projects…if you look for yourself on Pinterest there … Continue reading 5 Ways to Upcycle Plastic Containers


Transforming Your Recyclables

You may not realize it, but there are many objects around us ready to be repurposed into something new. If you’re a regular frequenter of Pinterest, you’re probably familiar with the concept of upcycling. My favorite right now might just be creating a kid’s play kitchen out of an old TV stand. Or, how about those starburst mirrors made from paint stirrers? Our local hardware store gives those stirrers … Continue reading Transforming Your Recyclables

Celebrating Earth Day

When asked to write about Earth Day, I was excited to learn what Poly-Wood is currently doing sustainability-wise, but I also wanted to get involved in creating more change. There are many ways in which we can make a difference, even with just small changes, but first let’s look at how Earth Day began… In 1969, the damage done by a massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California inspired Wisconsin’s … Continue reading Celebrating Earth Day


DIY Eco-Friendly Party Favors

We’ve all seen the mismatched tea cups, mugs, and various ceramic items at second-hand shops and neighborhood garage sales. Most of us aren’t looking for an eclectic mix of tableware, so it’s not likely that these items will find a home…unless they can be repurposed into something new. All you need for this eco-friendly party favor is: an assortment of unique “pots” cactus blend potting mix … Continue reading DIY Eco-Friendly Party Favors


UPCYCLE DIY – Repurposed Centerpiece

One of our favorite upcycling projects this summer is to repurpose glass bottles into a stunning centerpiece for your next outdoor party. All you need is a handful of empty glass bottles, a little spray paint and some freshly cut flowers. STEP 1: Raid your recycle bin! Tip: Look for bottles with varying sizes and shapes to create a more balanced set. Remove all labels … Continue reading UPCYCLE DIY – Repurposed Centerpiece