Upcycled Inspiration: Five Ideas for Crafty Reuse

pulltab shoulder bag

5. Rainbow Pull Tab Shoulderbag

Pop Top Lady made this bag by weaving reclaimed sodapop tabs together. Nylon thread in rainbow colors gives this bag its pop! You could make this project even more eco-friendly by using organic cotton thread or a yearn-worthy yarn instead of nylon, which is a petroleum product.

Do you guys have any inspiring, upcycled pieces you’ve been working on? Let’s keep the inspiration going in the comments!

[Image Credits: Upcycled Plush. Creative Commons photo from PazzaBella Dolls, Bottlecap Rainbow. Creative Commons photo by Steven Depolo, Milk Jug Flower. Creative Commons photo by Urban Woods Walker, Recycled Bouquet. Creative Commons photo by Urban Woods Walker, Pulltab Shoulder Bag. Creative Commons photo by Pop Top Lady]

Written by Becky Striepe

My name is Becky Striepe (rhymes with “sleepy”), and I am a crafts and food writer from Atlanta, Georgia with a passion for making our planet a healthier, happier, and more compassionate place to live. My mission is to make vegan food and crafts accessible to everyone!. If you like my work, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, and .


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