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If you’ve been following fashion news lately, you’ll know that upcycling is becoming a hot topic in the fashion industry. One of the most sustainable means of updating your wardrobe, upcycling is also a great way of creating something beautiful and unique on a budget. Check out the five inspirational bloggers below who have made upcycling into a successful career, with almost three-quarters of a million Instagram followers between them.

1. A Pair & A Spare | @apairandaspare.com

Founded in 2008 by Geneva Vanderzeil as a journal for her DIY projects, A Pair & A Spare has since become a global phenomenon, covering fashion, food, travel and interiors. With a talent for endlessly creative, always on trend yet simple upcycling ideas, Geneva has inspired hundreds of thousands of readers and even published a bestselling book, DIY Fashionista. Whether you’re a sewing expert or have never even picked up a pair of scissors, you’ll find something in the impressive range of projects dreamed up in Geneva’s Hong Kong studio.

Favorite Project:
DIY Deconstructed Jeans

2. Paper & Stitch | @papernstitchblog.com

Offering “DIYs and design for your modern life”, Paper & Stitch’s fun and colorful ideas will inspire you to get creative with whatever’s lying around the house. Don’t miss “6 DIYs to Try This Weekend”, a weekly column filled with quick and easy upcycling projects to try out at home, compiled from Paper & Stitch’s own archives as well as blogs around the world.

Favorite Project:
Make a Cross-Body Bag

3. A Beautiful Mess | @abeautifulmess.com

The winner of Apartment Therapy’s Best DIY Blog back in 2012, A Beautiful Mess is so full of sunshine and positivity that you’ll almost be convinced to up sticks and move to the Midwest of America – more specifically Missouri, where co-founders (and sisters) Elsie and Emma hail from. Popular for their interior design DIYs, including a house they renovated and then gave away to charity, there’s also a large section on fashion projects and general crafting, which you can share on Instagram using the hashtag #ABMcrafty (now totaling a staggering 142K posts).

Favorite Project:
Make Your Own Espadrille Sandals

4. Honestly WTF | @honestlywtf.com

One of the most well-known design blogs, Honestly WTF is an unconventional mix of art, photography, editorial and home décor mixed in with some beautifully styled upcycling ideas. Inspired by high-end designers, editor Erica Chan Coffman shows you how to get the runway look for less, with items you already own.

Favorite Project:
DIY Drop Pocket Jeans

Have you been inspired to try out some of the upcycling projects shown here? Which other DIY blogs should make the list?