Crafty

Billboard Vinyl Recycled into Bags and Wallets

Billboard Vinyl Recycled into Bags and Wallets

 

Tamara Stoddard works in advertising and is always getting in huge billboard vinyl sheets to check color with. So much of it was going in the garbage that she decided to put it to use. The fabric is amazingly durable and waterproof so she began making these stylish bags wallets, wine carriers and passport covers out of it! …

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Light made from Recycled Bike Gears

Light made from Recycled Bike Gears

 

This light fixture was created from an old rear cassette off of a commuter bike, an old cell phone charger and a couple of LEDs. Simple and functional, brings new use to an old worn out bike part.

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Lights Made from Recycled Aluminum Blinds

Lights Made from Recycled Aluminum Blinds

 

It’s amazing what 16 years in the dusty basement can do for an old set of blinds! These are made from aluminum mini blinds that came with the house when I moved in. Voila, let there be light.

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Rose Pillow Made from Bridesmaid Dress

Rose Pillow Made from Bridesmaid Dress

 

A ruffled rose pillow made from an old too-tight bottom half of a bridesmaid dress!

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MAGnificent Curtain Made from Old Magazines

MAGnificent Curtain Made from Old Magazines

 

Despite the advancement of electronic media, people still seem to accumulate stacks of old magazines, flyers and newspapers. The MAGnificent Curtain transforms these paper-based publications into a simple, stylish and super sustainable curtain that can be replicated by anyone, anywhere. All you need is magazine pages rolled into tubes, scissors and a pair …

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Riverzedge Greenworks Lamp Made from Old T Shirts and Plastic Bags

Riverzedge Greenworks Lamp Made from Old T Shirts and Plastic Bags

 

Is this lamp really made of dirty old t-shirts laminated with collected plastic bags? YES! These lamps are a result of a co-design project between Katryna Carter and a group of teens affiliated with a Rhode Island-based after-school program, Riverzedge. Riverzedge is an after-school …

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Piggy Bank Made of Old Sweaters

Piggy Bank Made of Old Sweaters

 

Vivian Alderete Moreno took the following steps to make her adorable piggy banks out of old sweaters:

1. Manipulate and inflate a balloon to the desired shape
2. Shape and harden with paste made from flour and water and newspaper as the typical mexican piñata
3. Finally decorate it with unwoven old sweater threads

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Book Cover Made From Recycled Styrofoam

Book Cover Made From Recycled Styrofoam

 

Alin Tocmacov was about to throw away the packaging from his MacBook, when he realized that he could turn the beautifully patterned styrofoam packaging in to the perfect book cover for his portfolio. He then cut the recycled packaging to fit the back of the …

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“CHUPITOS” Egg Tray Made from Repurposed Baby Bottle Teats

“CHUPITOS” Egg Tray Made from Repurposed Baby Bottle Teats

 

“CHUPITOS” by Carlos Alberto Montana Hoyos is an egg tray and carrier made from 14 repurposed silicone teats from baby bottles. When babies grow, teats have to be replaced to increase milk flow and this is a great way to reuse them. The teats are assembled by …

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Beetle Red chair

Beetle Red chair

 

Eleanor Young found this sad looking worn out chair in the street, took it home, cleaned up the frame, sprayed painted it and set to work on making a new cover. The new design retains the character of the chair, bringing it to life with bold patchwork upholstery, using …

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