Reducing waste through upcycling, repurposing, refashioning and reloving.

Showing posts with label upcycle cardboard. Show all posts
Showing posts with label upcycle cardboard. Show all posts

Trimming my waste: Week 13 (40+ upcycles)

Goals - Week 13:
  • See the potential in waste
  • Reduce recycling
  • Remain hyper aware of how much packaging I generate

Stretch goal: keep upcycling! 
Read on for links to 40+ tutorials for upcycling common packaging items.

Upcycle: Classy cardboard tubes

True upcycling involves creating with post-consumer waste in new, imaginative ways. It involves re-envisioning things that would otherwise end up in a landfill. Crafting with dollar-store pool noodles is, well, crafting. Nothing wrong with that... but it's not upcycling.

Recycle: Cardboard Wreath and Trees

A couple of really kid-friendly holiday projects.  Spot the Piperlime packaging these two projects have in common?? 

The wreath is from Elise Blaha - find the instructions here.

The cardboard trees below were posted on Design Sponge last year.  The instructions are here.


Foldschool Furniture

diy cardboard furniture

Kids love to play with cardboard, so why not play with them?

diy cardboard furniture

Upcycle cardboard into furniture for kids with these free patterns from Foldschool. Go fold a table or something ...