original image from Flickr user DonkeyHotey
I don’t intentionally make “green” crafts, but I do think that taking old or broken materials and giving them a new life is good for my creative mojo. Each of these projects is the result of upcycling or repurposing an otherwise useless object and turning it into something functional and beautiful!
TYPOGRAPHICAL GLOBE WITH UPCYCLED PEDESTAL
Make an art globe upcycled from a thrift store globe and an unused lamp!
Do you have salvaged floor boards (or leftover slats from a flooring project)? You can make some trendy architectural wall art!
Turn a camera tripod into a useful and beautiful floor lamp!
UPCYCLED HOUSE NUMBER WALL ART
Discarded cabinetry samples and old house numbers from the ReStore make great typographic art.
5- MINUTE “GREEN” PLACEMAT PILLOWS
These quick and easy pillows are stuffed with plastic grocery bags!
Use what you already have to make wall décor for your kitchen or dining room.
Metal hanging planters, a shepherd’s hook, and solar lights become an elegant lamppost.
Turn your dryer lint into useful campfire starters.
Broken solar path lights are repurposed into lovely hanging lanterns.
WINE BOTTLE HUMMINGBIRD FEEDER
Bring beautiful hummingbirds to your yard with an upcycled wine bottle feeder.
Create imaginative toys for your children from repurposed plastic bottles.
You can add mood lighting to your wedding with tea lights in decorated baby food jars.
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