Decorate your house this Spring with style from Hipcycle

There is something good and green to be said about re-using items we all have around our house. Make do, use it up, or up-cycle those things that are too good to drop in the trash bin. I remember making a few  pencil holders out of the frozen orange juice concentrate containers. Simple, but useful.

The growing trend in green living and design is just what is happening with Hipcycle. They are dedicated to selling innovative, stylish, and affordable upclycle products. Launched in October 2011, Hipcycle is taking something that would have otherwise been thrown in tho the trash bin and transforming it into something of greater use and value.

“Our goal is to bring the marketplace for upcycled products closer to the mainstream consumer,” said Andrew Sell, Founder and Chief Hipcycler. “Rather than only targeting people who are highly environmentally conscious, we want to reach the broader population. Hipcycle features a curated variety of products that are stylish and functional, and that also happen to be environmentally friendly.”

Many of the 500+ products featured on are made in the U.S. while others are purchased through a commitment to fair-trade practices. Products can be searched for by purpose (i.e., home, garden, office) or by original material (i.e., wood, fabric, glass). Hipcycle also prides itself on telling the story behind the product, from its creator to its provenance.

As it expands into new categories, Hipcycle welcomes contact from potential designers and vendors. Learn more at

You can also follow  them in all the popular social media outlets from their site. Read their blog, subscribe to  their newsletter, and view cool upcylced products for your home. This is a company in Ocean, New Jersey.

Some of the Spring Collection 2012, and my favorite picks for Spring decorating!

Great for your backyard, or even Mother's Day Gift
Welcome the birds back from migration with this whimsical birdhouse made from carefully woven reclaimed plastic wrappers.

How about that sailor, or Father's Day Gift
This reclaimed wood clock is made from salvage from old boats, schools, homes, and other buildings in Thailand. The products are refinished and constructed by local artisans offering much-needed employment.

cute for a hostess gift, or drinks on the patio
Whether you prefer Speedway Stout or Grey Goose, choose from a wide selection of upcycled glassware made from beverage bottles that were far too beautiful to only drink from once.

dress up you sofa or covered porch area
Perfect for the rustic, nautical, or shabby chic living room, this throw pillow is made from an upcycled grain sack found in Central Europe.

red geraniums on my porch would look great in this planter
Dress up your garden with interesting planters like these pots made from reclaimed tires and recycled tins.

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 Go to and get 15% off code is HCF15. One use per customer, so fill your cart and bring a Green Spring time into your home this year.

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