I've been doing a mighty lot of upcycling of late. I turned a skirt into a dress, a tabletop into an indoor plant stand and am currently attempting to put new legs on a tiled outdoor table so that we can use as an indoor coffee table.
For those unfamiliar with the term “upcycle”, it’s all about taking something old and making it something new. Not to be confused with restoration, it’s all about taking something that just isn't right and turning it into something useful and/or beautiful. This is sort of like the CD magnets I made recently.
And, because I am all about ideas and not at all interested in follow through, here’s some more of my grand plans:
- Mugs and teacups into seedling pots
- Broken chairs into garden features
- Moo-moos into skirts, tablecloths, curtains…..
- Newspaper into recycled cards
Do you have an upcycle story?
ps. I'd love to see some pics! You can email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org (let me know if you're happy for me to stick them up here for others to see)