“I like to use up every bit of “otherwise-trash” that I possibly can,” confesses Gwen on her blog, You Can Call Me Gwen. She goes on to explain, “This project uses plastic water bottle caps, small pieces of fabric, and leftover bits of embroidery thread and ribbon which may otherwise have been part of a landfill.”
Here’s a super fun upcycling project from Melissa Moore. She made this crayon organizer for a church classroom using empty aluminum cans that she’d been saving
Over at Peaceful Planet, Nancy has come up with lots of ways to reuse soda bottles. One of her latest turns an empty plastic bottle into a handy tool for the craft room or studio: a string dispenser!
When Michelle from Delicate Construction first installed these dressers in her craft room, she was more concerned about their storage capacity than they way they looked. Originally simple wood dressers from Ikea, Michelle had painted them white and called it a day.
Over at Make It and Love It, Ashley came up with a fantastic storage solution for her craft room. Space in crafting areas is always at a premium, so her hanging storage from upcycled containers is genius!
Well, I have to say, I think this is the first gang-related rescue I’ve ever featured. Ha! Candice of The ReFab Diaries found this gang-tagged dresser outside her Chicago apartment building. In need of an inexpensive storage solution for the craft room she was making, she brought it in from off the street.
Over at Lovely Little Life, Hannah’s parents gave her some items to add to a recent garage sale. “When I saw several bright red yardsticks in a pile of their “junk” I immediately snagged them for myself. They were beautiful to me and I knew I could give them new life,” she said.