Category Archives: Upcycle

Reduce, Reuse, and Rejoice

Cute Christmas crafts can be made with the kids in 30 minutes or less using items you have around the house like light bulbs, CDs, and last years greeting cards. Penguin ornament: http://familycrafts.about.com/od/penguincrafts/ss/lbpenguin.htm CD photo ornament: http://familycrafts.about.com/od/cdcrafts/a/CDPhotoOrnament.htm Gift tags: http://familycrafts.about.com/cs/greetingcards/a/blgcardtags.htm

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Artfully Recycled Sweaters

BABEE GREENS Babee Greens in Asheville NC turns fine sweaters into adorable baby diaper covers. Their “Longies and Covers” are made from recycling 100% cashmere or 100% merino wool sweaters. Each pair is one of a kind, like the sweater … Continue reading

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Bowling Balls upcycled into Mosaic Art

CHUNKS OF GLASS At Chunks of Glass, they supply the information, step-by-step instructions and list the tools and preparation needed to transform your old bowling ball into a beautiful piece of mosaic art. This is not a donation opportunity, but … Continue reading

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Recycle Sharpie markers, Paper Mate and Expo pens

TERRACYCLE TerraCycle will take your old Sharpie Markers, Paper Mate and Expo pens and upcycle them into interesting products they sell. Just sign up for the their new brigade titled “writing instruments,” (details are found on this website page) and … Continue reading

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Broken Umbrellas don’t have to go to the landfill

RECYCLING ZYCHAL Recycling Zychal collects broken umbrellas and “upcycles” them into several different, creative products. They also currently donate $1.00 to the Morris Animal Refuge for each broken umbrella that is donated. http://www.etsy.com/shop/recyclingzychal  

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Have you turned something old into something new?

In an effort to recycle, upcycle and think outside the bin, we challenge you to find an old item and turn it into something new. This lamp was spotted in Castleberry Hill, Atlanta, and appears to give a lovely old mannequin … Continue reading

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