Browsing the "upcycled" Tag

How To: Create Upcycled Splatter Paint Art

August 22nd, 2013 | by Bonnie Getchell

While working on the Upcycle a Guitar into Art post, I used an old cardboard box underneath it while painting. When I posted a sneak peek of the project on Instagram, my friend suggested turning the cardboard box into upcycled splatter paint art. So, I did!


Upcycled Jewelry for People, Planet and Profit!

March 20th, 2013 | by Andrea Bertoli

The Base Project, a small company founded by brothers Christopher and Doug Akin, works with various tribes in Namibia and Ghana to create beautiful, upcycled jewelry. After traveling to the African nation many times, the brothers wanted to give back to the local communities, and The Base Project was born


Upcycled Lid Jewelry Tray

January 10th, 2013 | by Bonnie Getchell

I went into my roommate's room a few days ago and she had her jewelry on a lid from a candle. I loved it's simplicity, so I told her that I was stealing her idea, but making it a tad bit prettier! Here's how you can make your own upcycled jewelry tray!


How-to: Make Lovebird Wristwarmers from Sweater Sleeves

February 1st, 2012 | by Becky Striepe

Brr! It's getting chilly out there again. Wristwarmers can add an extra layer of cozy to your winter look, but the store-bought kind often aren't the most eco-friendly. Chances are, they're mass-produced in a factory using conventional cotton (with all of the issues that come along with it). You can skip the human rights and environmental issues, though, and make your very own set of wristwarmers out of a thrift store sweater instead! Here's how


How-to: Fancy Up a Necktie with Applique

June 7th, 2011 | by Becky Striepe

With Father’s Day and graduations coming up, a modded-out necktie is a perfect gift to have handy, and it’s easy as pie to dress up a thrifted necktie with a custom applique made from recycled felt! Since ties are pretty narrow, this is also a great project for felt scraps that you might have saved up


Upcycled Inspiration: Five Ideas for Crafty Reuse

November 24th, 2010 | by Becky Striepe

We all have slumps sometimes, where those new ideas just aren't coming. When ideas seem scarce, the best fix is often a little bit of crafty inspiration. These upcycled craft and art pieces are sure to give you ideas on how you can creatively reuse materials in your life and your craft!



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