8/12/14

Refab: Mod Podge table makeover


A couple of weeks ago, an early morning run resulted in found treasure ... this little table. If the sun hadn't been hitting the stainless steel in a blindingly bright way, I might not have noticed it. But I did. And it took about 30 seconds to establish the important things about it: the top is solid wood, the frame is in perfect condition and it's balanced. So I grabbed it. The makeover was fun and easy!

8/5/14

Upcycle: When sawdust meets plastic bags ...




Kulla is an Industrial Design Studio, based in Israel. It's two founders (Adi Shpigel and Keren Tomer) remix waste materials in amazing ways to create strong, beautiful products. What looks like a witch's brew above is a mixture of plastic grocery bags and sawdust. A measured mixture of the two materials is pressed into an aluminum mold and then baked. The heat creates a natural connection between them without any need for adhesives. Impressed? Me too. Read more here




7/3/14

Guest post: Trashy Crafter (Recycled Book Beads)































Very excited to host The Trashy Crafter today! I'll let her introduce herself ... enjoy  :)  

Books are magical, they give you the ability to go on a jungle safari one minute and a deep see dive with mermaids the next. But what happens when books has gotten lots of love from years of use? The pages get creased, dog-eared and ripped, the bend or even start to fall off. That’s where my Mom Helen and I come in. And this is where the story of Trashy Crafter begins.

7/2/14

Upcycle: Free eBook - 14 upcycled jewelry projects


If you enjoy making your own jewelry, especially if it involves a little upcycling, this is for you. A completely FREE eBook from the folk at All Free Jewelry Making featuring 14 projects that upcycle everything from eggshells to sunglasses to CD's.

Oh, and aluminum cans. Remember my tin-can daisy jewelry? That project is in there too  :)






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