Friday, June 11, 2010

Upcycling Trash Into Treasures

Upcycling is a new word for turning trash into treasure. You will hear it associated with the green movement.

You have probably seen the koolaid juice bag purses. They have been around for a long time now.
Here they are turned into a lunch bag at Mommy Knows

Can you guess what this cuff bracelet is made from? It started out as the cuff off a western shirt. The tutorial is on Something From Cassie

I bet you can't guess what this necklace started out as. It is an eyeglass lens.  Made by In My Own Style.

I know you have seen these scrabble tile pendants. They also make great magnets.
Tutorial at Make and Takes.

My favorite thing to recycle is denim jeans into purses. They are also great for the backing on rag quilts.
Check out this tutorial for a hanging vegetable bag made from jeans legs on my blog, Bette's Tomorrows Treasures.

So what do you make from upcycled treasures?

Thanks for visiting today and happy upcycling.
Bette Shaw