Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Eclectic Recycled Works of Art


Call it recycling, repurposing, upcycling, reusing--the process 
of changing materials into new products to prevent waste of 
potentially useful materials. What I am talking about today are
those people who can look at something and turn it into
something that is totally unrelated to the raw material. It takes
imagination, creativity, and often just a bit of quirkiness!

Here's some examples I rounded up showing just what some
people have managed to create out of ordinary objects. Rather
than end up in a dumpster and ultimately in the city dump, these
objects have been turned into some really amazing "works of art."
Enjoy the show.

Hubcap Christmas tree @


 Garden mushrooms from old glassware: dishes and floral vases @


 Garden hose wheel turned into wine rack
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 Car tires upcycled into colorful furniture
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 Book Christmas tree@


 Window cornice of plates @


Use old picture frame corners like tiles
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Bicycle used at bathroom vanity
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 Antique sled becomes a pot rack @


Old ladder used to shelf books
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Golf club paper towel holder @


Speaks for itself!
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Wine bottle Christmas tree
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Water bottle house
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Aluminum can evergreens @
Aluminum.org (tutorial)


 Turn vintage hats into lighting pendants
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 Once a birdcage, now a chandelier @


This would make you look twice!
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The versatile tennis ball
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Recycled jeans pot plant holder
source unavailable


 Bra purse
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Pallet tree
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Bottlecap headpiece adorned by an Ethiopian child
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