July 7th, 2010
The lovely folk at Makers-Online have just opened their doors to entries for their Trash to Treasure competition. There’s a £200 cash prize and Rachelle Strauss from www.myzerowaste.com has agreed to do the judging! So get your thinking caps on and get creative with your waste and come up with something amazing and enter the competition.
Recycling is something that most of us take for granted these days as we want to help protect our environment but how many of us upcycle? Upcycling is the art of turning something that would otherwise go in the bin into a brand new object. Functional or decorative, the possibilities are endless with a little bit of imagination.
I upcycle lots of things and most of my product range is made from recycled/upcycled items. Here are some examples…
All my stationery range (envelopes, notebooks, gift tags, paper garlands, confetti) is made by upcycling old magazines and annuals, maps, sheet music and envelopes:
Lots of lovely vintage buttons are upcycled to create earrings, pendants, cufflinks, brooches, bracelets, hair accessories etc:
I also upcycle silver teaspoons and make them into rings, brooches and pendants:
Sea glass found on the local beaches on Fife is upcycled into lovely jewellery too:
Badges can be made from upcycled items as well and I make them from music, maps, magazines and envelopes:
So take on the challenge and make something new and beautiful out of something old and worthless. Makers-Online want to see fresh, new, original ideas and the best will win £200!
Hop over to the Makers-Online blog to find out more and to read the terms and conditions.
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