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Crafts using Recycled Materials

Discussion in 'Trash To Treasure - Joys Of Recycling' started by frustratedearthmother, May 31, 2016.

  1. Jun 9, 2016
    frustratedearthmother

    frustratedearthmother Sustainability Master

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    Those would fit right in at my place right now, lol. I love them!

    Yes - paint!
     
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    cyrhere

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    That was the original plan. But I thought it may not be that comfortable without cushions? it would also be heavy.

    Thinking of adding a round glass on top and turn it into a table for the kids to play on. As they like playing on the floor- This would be the perfect height. :)
     
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    cyrhere

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    Wow. I had to look twice before realizing these were tires. I thought you erroneously pasted the picture or something.

    Cool.
     
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    Calista

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    I'm always interested to see crocheting in other countries and that is very clever! Not only are the women keeping plastic trash out of the landfill, they are also crafting sturdy, functional items that will last a long time.

    As a crocheter, I would have gone broke a long time ago buying yarn for my projects if I hadn't learned to reclaim yarn. Here's a great description of how the process can generate mounds of useable yarn, if you have the time to invest:

    THRIFT STORE SWEATER

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    RECLAIMED YARN

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    https://chaoticcrafter.wordpress.com/2008/01/21/reclaiming-yarn-from-a-thrift-store-sweater/
     
  5. Feb 4, 2018
    sumi

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    O.K. that is a brilliant idea!
     
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    milkmansdaughter

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    Thanks for the links, Calista! I just might have to get back into crocheting just so I can do this. :) This is a great time to start watching for end of season deals on sweaters.
     
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  7. Feb 6, 2018
    Britesea

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    I have a sweater I knitted that is rapidly becoming unwearable now due to my weight loss. I've been thinking I wanted to do something like this since the yarn was a beautiful merino/silk mix and cost a bundle.
     
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    Calista

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    Do it! I'd love to see a pic of the finished hanks before you knit them into a new sweater.
     

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