I have always tried my best to recycle/up-cycle in my families lives. I have always felt bad throwing these container from milk/juice out. (If you do please cut them down and recycle them). I came across this idea and wanted to share it with you. Follow the diagram above and cut with an exact o knife – and please be careful.If the knife slips (which it will want to do) there could be a nasty cut. Fold over and attack a velcro dot as shown. Makes a nice little snack/sandwich container.
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Old Bathtub Made Into Sofa
What a great way to recycle a claw foot bathtub. Would make a great conversational piece. I don’t know how the cut was made except if they used a blow torch to do the cut. A nice paint job and then a good coating of polyurethane with a cushion for comfort would finish it off nicely. The faucet cutouts left open look like a face. There is no reason to cover up the up-cycle – it is what it is. Wouldn’t this be great in a foyer or even a child’s room. Its not destructible practically!
Halloween Upscycle Wine Bottle Decorations
These great little guys will be the perfect up-cycle project that will look perfect on a table on on a mantle. Remove labels with goo be gone and razor. Then spray paint the bottle orange for the pumpkins and leave clear for the ghosts or use a white paint to spray the bottle. Last just cut spooky faces out of vinyl and apply. If you are going to trash it after its use you are done. If you want to keep them year after year and make a collection then polyurethane them. These would also look great out in a garden and what other holiday could you use this idea and come up with something great?
Pop Pull Tab Light Art
Suitcase Kitty Cat Palace
What a great up-cycle for an old suitcase especially if it were broken at the hinges already. Support the two sides of the suitcase by 2′ doweling approximately 16 inches long (remember the bottom side of suitcase will “eat” up more of the doweling because it has to go down into that end). Put feet on the bottom side with old baseballs, wooden knobs, doweling or some other creative item. I have even seen these with a bed in one and a place to put away toys in the other but if you are going to do this make sure to give your cat the option to see which one he likes the best and after he decides you can always take the bedding out of the one you want to use for toys.