Browsing the "upcycling" Tag

Art From Scrap: Ptolemy Elrington’s Hubcap Creatures

June 20th, 2013 | by Guest Author

Ptolemy Elrington makes sculptures from scrap material and runaway hubcaps. He lives in the British seaside town of Brighton, and has been crafting his Hubcap Creatures for twelve years. In this time Ptolemy has built a name for himself, and now there is enough demand for his work that he’s able to do it full-time. He is known for his animals, particularly fish, but can make just about anything, and sells to all kinds of people


sustainablog's Top Posts from 2012

December 27th, 2012 | by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

As we prepare for another year of publication (and the celebration of our 10th anniversay), we're taking a look back at what topics and posts did well during


6 Upcycled Holiday Decorating Ideas for Your Backyard

October 29th, 2012 | by Ann Smarty

Decorating for the holidays is a pastime treasured by many, perhaps even most, of us, allowing us to celebrate fun-filled events like Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas in unique style both inside the house and out. Outdoor decorating, in particular, presents nearly unlimited possibilities for stylish holiday celebration. Get in the holiday spirit with these six upcycled holiday ideas for your backyard


New Uses for Old Things: 10 Ways to Repurpose Old Items

October 23rd, 2012 | by Guest Author

Our landfills are growing by the second -- but there’s plenty that we can do to help, while also adding some extra functionality or style in our homes! Find decorating inspiration in these five unique ways to reuse items you already have. Mother Nature will be pleased


ReCraft: How to Upcycle Old Clothes into Beautiful Things

September 18th, 2012 | by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

Got holey, worn old clothes laying around that you'd like to get rid of... responsibly? Before cutting them into rags or tossing them in the trash, take a look at the projects in this new book: you might just find more useful possibilities


Need Upcycling Ideas on the Go? There's an App for That…

August 7th, 2012 | by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

Cleaning out a closet, or basement, or other space in your home, and just hate to send all of that potentially useful material to the landfill? Sean McKenna and Jenelle Montilone's Create Change app will show you how to upcycle that "junk" into useful items



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