Hi! I’m Amber Ladley & I like to talk trash ;)

Why? Because we have too much of it and I believe I have found a creative solution to help reduce it.

Intrigued? Read on 🙂


Amber teaches workshops to grown-ups who miss their creative side (or don’t believe they have one).  She travels throughout western MA, central MA, northern CT and southern VT with all of the creative reuse materials needed to complete an upcycled project of your choosing.

Join me for a creative experience that will leave you feeling relaxed, connected, and with a handcrafted item made by you!

These creative gatherings are intended for groups (10-20 people) and are held on location (such as libraries, private homes, conference rooms, etc.). Amber personally provides tutorials to all levels of crafters. No previous craft experience required!

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Ready to get your craft on? Let’s make it happen!

To book a workshop, select one of the offerings below or contact us with any questions.

Workshops + Events

Upcoming Events

Workshops led by Amber Ladley of Happily Upcycled.

Amber Ladley is a lifelong crafter and creative entrepreneur. She finds tremendous joy in crafting with others while sharing innovative ways to reduce waste for our planet. Join her, along with members of your crafty community, for an inspirational evening and leave with an upcycled project handmade by you!

Want to host your own creative retreat, upcycling workshop, or craft party? Contact me!

New! DIY Craft Kits for Available on my Etsy shop

Finding creative inspiration in everyday waste.

It’s like a reflex for me when I see something being thrown away. My mind instantly jumps to all of the ways the discarded object could provide another use before it’s buried in our Earth. We humans have literally created mountains of trash. It’s embarrassing, yet I totally understand. Our lives are built to move very quickly today and convenience is a necessity to keep up…or is it?

Flip me over and you’ll see a crazy crafty woman. If you’ve known me for more than 2 minutes, you know I love to craft. I bleed glue and radiate creative energy whenever I get the chance to talk about it. If you have a pile of usable trash, I have ideas. If you’d like to work together, check out my offerings above or send me a note to connect.