Thursday, August 21, 2008

Upcycling

Learned a new word today ( by way of Schimmel Art via LivePaths) - Upcycling which is defined thusly :

Upcycling is the practice of taking something that is disposable and transforming it into something of greater use or value.

Going by that definition, J and I could have done a few upcycling projects of our own. A recent one involved making a bookshelf with the cardboard packaging of the 3-pack Silk SoyMilk we get from Sams Club. We stacked 3-4 of these boxes together, stapled them together along the edges and covered it all over with J's "old" art work like a decoupage. The resulting shelf looks pretty nice and turned out to be a great way to reduce her clutter. That would be "taking something that is disposable and transforming it into something of greater use or value"

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