Reducing waste through upcycling, repurposing, refashioning and reloving.

Showing posts with label repurposed books. Show all posts
Showing posts with label repurposed books. Show all posts

ReFabbed Art - shop upcycled art!

upcycled book art



After 10 years of sharing upcycling tutorials, I'm excited to offer some of my own upcycled and original art! If you've been following me for a while, you won't be surprised to see that (almost) all my art involves upcycling books in some way - their covers or their pages. No book folds, but the big round up of DIY book-folding ideas is still around for you.

You'll find a range of hanging bud vases, crafted using beautiful antique book covers and salvaged glass test tubes (from a set recently unearthed in Iowa!). I also have a few book clocks for sale along with original art, some of it on paper, some on vintage book covers.

Because I am launching this store 10 days before Earth Day, I've committed to donating 10% of my profits to TreeSisters, a global network of women funding the restoration of tropical forests.


Take a look at what's for sale!




Giveaway! South African upcycling, refined


If you entered the last South-Africa-related giveaway, then you know RSA is home for me ... and I recently returned from a month of summer! In my last SA-upcycling post, I focused on crafts consisting, primarily, of repurposed soda cans. In this post, I want to show a more varied mix of "art"and craft. Work that pushes the definition of "repurposing" ... work that highlights color, street-art sensibility, creative mixing of media and, yes, includes a whole lot of "found" materials. 

Like wood scraps. I love this kind of mixed media stuff... so I was delighted by these coloful pieces of continental drift ... 

Scroll down for much more, and a chance to win a hand-made piece of your own!