Upcycling – Creating Crafts from Trash!

by Rita Schwab

Wine Bottle Candle SticksWhat if the materials you needed for your next project were free and available?

And what if choosing this particular material allowed you to generate some environmental benefits, like reducing waste while proving your creative outlet?

This is the benefit of upcycling, using waste material  to create something new and of perhaps of greater value. Right now if you see an empty bottle or jars you see this as a negative. Instead, perceive it as a decorative wind chime, unique candlestick, one-of-a-kind salad bowl and a whole host of other things. Once you start looking at it not as waste but as material for creation a whole new world opens up for creating.

I’d love to hear how you upcycle! Leave a comment below and let me know what you like to upcycle and if you have a moment, check out the Diamond Tech  Crafts Creative Corner  for inspiration in creating one-of-a-kind upcycled projects using discarded bottles and the Generation Green Bottle Cutter

2 thoughts on “Upcycling – Creating Crafts from Trash!

  1. Green, Baby! Designs says:

    The bottle projects are beautiful–especially the necklace and wind chimes! The bottle cutter tool is very clever and opens up a new world for upcycling. I personally enjoy upcycling clothing and fabrics into new items for babies mostly, but also for adults.

    • Rita says:

      I read your blog and chuckled when you compared quilting with a root canal. I’m right there with you girl. My mom was an avid quilter and I would just sit in amazement. She bought me a Singer sewing machine in the hope that one day I would get the bug. After reading your blog I might just have to get the old Singer out of the closet! Thanks for you comment.-Rita

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