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Valerie



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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 10:18 pm    Post subject: Upcycling, anyone? Reply with quote

A few months ago, I fell into the world of upcycling, which is taking trash and making it into useable items.

IT IS FUN.

So far, I have made...

A basket from a Cheez-Its box:


Two chokers from old bra straps and soda tabs (the other is blue):


Some present bows out of chip bags:


And a whole bunch of paper bead bracelets:


Have any of you upcycled before? What have you made?
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Sam



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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I took this thread and put cat pictures in it.

more seriously: turned old jeans into interior decoration.
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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Have any of you upcycled before? What have you made?
My wife's been refurbishing Cabbage Patch dolls back to good-as-new. I've been running D&D campaigns over the internet (which is like upcycling; I take the hobby of people who don't live near any other gamers, and give them something to do with their internet connection once a week that isn't looking up porn).
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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 2:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I turned the skull of my enemy into a drinking cup.
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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 2:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does it give your beer a nice head?
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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 4:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dude everyone knows skull cups are intended for red wine.
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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 3:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WheelsOfConfusion wrote:
Does it give your beer a nice head?


From my experience the skull's of my enemies always give great head.
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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I take yarn harvested from sweaters bought in the rummage shops and knit them into other things. Like hats. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 11:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I turned a pair of gloves into puppets. They looked like someone had skinned Elmo for them anyway, so it was appropriate.
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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2013 2:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



"They say he carved it himself. From a bigger spoon."
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Heretical Rants



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A) convert a shitty old broken laptop (one of those stupidly large 17" ones with a frame incapable of supporting the screen, and that's already been partially cannibalized for parts) into an all-in-one desktop that will kind of work for a while I guess.
Not only would I be using garbage for the guts and display of the computer, I'd probably end up using garbage for whatever case I built, too. The s̶k̶y̶ dump is the limit!

B) spend a stupid amount of money on a new computer built around this guy

and/or (probably xor)

C) buy another one of those d̶i̶s̶p̶o̶s̶a̶b̶l̶e̶ ̶c̶o̶m̶p̶u̶t̶e̶r̶s̶, I mean, "latptops" (a stupid name for something that spends most of its time on a desk or table), for improved coffee-shop coding (although I do not drink coffee)

hmmmmmmmm
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i made a bedsheet into an apron last week!
i turn hours of time slated for studying into internet browsing!
i can convert food to poop! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I turned a pair of pants into a pair of shorts! And a shirt into a sleeveless shirt!


... Valerie's things may be more impressive.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I turned a t shirt into rags for staining a shelf I made.

Oh, I turned wood into a shelf and dust.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I crocheted a rug from an ugly paisly bedsheet.
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