Recycled art

I’m trying to figure out cool waysto make recycled art in useful forms. I’ve thought about taking aluminum cans and making collages of images over the front and that can be used as a pencil holder or or somesort of container. I’ve also thought about making frames out of cardboard with images and pop tab jewelry. I’ve also thought about making glass bottles in vases with decorative images and things. I’ve also been getting into hemp weaving and I’ll be adding found shells to them as well. I’d also like to start doing found art. Thoughts? Suggestions?

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5 Responses to “Recycled art”

  1. JAde Says:

    Bedelia, I love card board things. You can use spray adhesive to glue it together and then cut it out to make sturdy things. People even make chairs. Check out upcycling.

  2. CMFawthrop Says:

    Hey B, it would be a lot of work, but how about a hemp woven/seashell studded hanging plant pot holder? artistic and useful.

  3. Amanda Says:

    Oh my gosh, that sounds so cool. I would love to see more stuff like that done with old junk. YAY for the green way!!!!

  4. Dawn Boyer Says:

    When I was a child, my aunt used to take folded chewing gum wrappers and create chains. She also would take cigarette wrappers and create the same chains, but then sew them together to create purses and wallets. I recently was in an airport and ‘craftspeople’ from third world countries that ‘garbage-pick’ take paper garbage and create the weavings and folded chains into purses, frames, and other useful items – and they were priced at between $60 and $100. Who would have thunk that garbage would be so valueable?

    Dawn Boyer

  5. Leigh McKagen Says:

    I’ve seen some stuff online about doing all sorts of knitting and crocheting using plastic bags and things – some of which are kind of cool. I haven’t tired yet though … yet being the key word (I think). Best of luck with whatever you come up with!

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