36 hashtags for upcyclers

#ispruceditupby @maisieshouse

If you love a good furniture flip and prefer to revive and recycle than buy brand new, we have the hashtags for you…

The thrill in finding junk shop treasure and giving it a new lease of life is hard to beat. Whether you do it to deck out your own home with vintage finds, or work your magic to sell it on as treasure, we’ve found the best upcycling hashtags for you to share your projects.

Find other makers who believe in mending and recycling rather than throwing away and get some inspiration for your next project with these tags…

#makedoandmend by @blumkiki

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The old war-time adage has never gone out of fashion, but the hashtag #makedoandmend isn’t just about darning socks. Whether it’s refashioning a dress that has seen better days into a fabulous skirt, or turning old jeans into a bag, this tag is full of tips to keep your belongings out of landfill.

#relovedfurniture by @whiteelephantke

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We love the hashtag #reloved as it’s jam packed with items that’ve been given a makeover before being shared with the world. And, it’s not just furniture – although head to #relovedfurniture if that’s your thing – there’s plenty of crafters showing you ways to reuse, from vintage pots filled with freshly made candles to duvet covered turned into dreamy dresses.

#ikeahacks by @bianca.jessica

Photo courtesy of @bianca.jessica


We love to lose a few hours in the isles of Ikea, but your home won’t be very unique if it’s stacked full of Swedish flatpack. Step forward the hashtag #ikeahack which is full of thousands of ways you can repurpose Ikea furniture to make something truly unique to you. Lots of interiors bloggers love it, as well as #ikeahacking, so it’s a great place to pick up some on-trend ideas on the cheap.

#upcycle by @upcyclethat

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#upcycled may seem like an obvious tag to pick, but sometimes the biggies can be the best. See what others are working on and don’t forget to check the hashtags #upcycle and #upcycling as well.

#ispruceditup by @paintingbythepenny

Photo courtesy of @paintingbythepenny


Show off your DIY skills with this lovely little hashtag #ispruceditup where makers proudly present their latest upcycling projects and stunning transformations.

#upcycledfurniture by @art4interiors_uk

Photo courtesy of @art4interiors_uk

#upcycledfurniture / #upcycledfashion

Whether you love sanding down old wood or stitching up scraps, #upcycledfurniture and #upcycledfashion are the hashtags to follow. Not only are they packed with tips and inspiration, you can find Insta challenges to take part in too.

#DoItYourself by @monsakbags

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We all love a how-to video and the hashtag #DoItYourself is absolutely packed full of handy tutorials. Pick up some new tips and tricks when it comes to upcycling and share your knowledge with other makers.

#salvaged by @_wongwa_

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If you love taking unwanted wood and turning it into something truly spectacular, or enjoy seeing what can be made out of rickety old furniture, take a look at the hashtag #reclaimed. If you’re a particular fan of upcycling using wood, check out #reclaimedwood too, while #salvaged is also filled with some really quirky reuses.

#recycledskateboards by @adrianmartinus

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Recycling doesn’t have to stop at washing out your baked bean tins – hundreds of upcyclers out there are taking potential landfill such as unused skateboards (#recycledskateboards) and turning them into everything from jewellery to tables. As well as #recycle don’t forget to check out the tags #recycledmaterials and #repurposed for makes with a similar theme.



Given your wardrobe a new lick of paint? Added some fancy new doorknobs to a chest of drawers? Share your latest #furnituremakeover with this tag and check out what techniques others are using or even pick up a new upcycled piece of furniture for your own home. #oldtonew , #refinishedfurniture and #furnitureflip are also great hashtags for finding and sharing your latest makeovers.

#howithrift by @mindyschroor

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#charityshopfinds / #howithrift

When searching for your next upcycling project, a charity shop is the ideal place to start. The hashtag #charityshopfinds not only lets people show off their bargains, but often has charity shops offering their wares too. #howithrift is a similar hashtag which is great for seeing how other people have upcycled clothes and getting ideas for your next project.

#upcollective by @patience_and_gough

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Upcycled Hour, an Instagram page devoted to upcyclers, has their own hashtag and it’s a fantastic place to share your latest creations and see what others are doing. They also host #upcycledhour over on Twitter every Tuesday.

#reusereducerecycle by @jeanneweaves

Photo courtesy of @jeanneweaves


Upcycling is the perfect way to live a greener lifestyle and the tag #reusereducerecycle embraces that. In among the posts to inspire more eco-friendly living are some upcycled treats. On the eco living theme it’s also worth taking a look at the tags #zerowasteliving and #zerowastelifestyle to see how your hobby can help you save the planet at the same time.

#anniesloan by @landelijk_ceres

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Whether it’s a pastel pink or a rich, deep blue, there’s a chalk paint for your next project. If you’re obsessed with colour then #crazyforchalkpaint is the tag for you. It’s crammed with unique colour palettes, combinations and techniques you have to try out. If you’re a devotee of Annie Sloan Chalk Paints (and who isn’t?) the hashtag #anniesloan is a must.

#myprelovedhome by @hudsonrosaline

Photo courtesy of @hudsonrosaline


If you’re looking for some interior design inspiration using upcycled or vintage items to deck out your house, head to #myprelovedhome. Get interior inspo that can be achieved on a budget or by a search at your local car boot or thrift store. This small hashtag is also good if you want to get your creations noticed, or check out #luxuryinteriorsonabudget for even more gorgeous pics.

#driftwooddecor by @drifting_concepts

Photo courtesy of @drifting_concepts


If there was ever a hashtag that would make you want to run to the beach and start searching for old bits of wood, it’s #driftwooddecor. There are some truly beautiful creations on this hashtag from crafters creating everything from shelves to wall décor. If wood isn’t your thing, go to #upcycleddecor for inspiration instead.

#sustainablehandmadecollective by @findisdesigns

Photo courtesy of @findisdesigns


Australian-based Sustainable Handmade Collective share the best of Aussie upcycling as well as hosting their own hashtags like #sustainablehandmadecollective to inspire makers to create more sustainably. Whether you’re a stitcher or a jewellery maker, even if you’re not down under it’s a perfect tag to follow.

Don’t forget to tag #molliemakers on your posts as well. We’d love to hear if you have any good photo challenges or hashtags coming up, or just to see what you’ve been making this month. Follow us on InstagramTwitter and Facebook too.

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