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Saturday, January 26, 2013

Greencrafting and Artful Upcycling is My Hobby for LeslieRahye's National Hobby Month Bloghop

WELCOME to LeslieRahye's National Hobby Month Bloghop. I love greencrafting and this year I have been focusing on all things I've recycled and put aside for the UPCYCLE this INTO box. I love artfully giving new life to something headed for the recycle bin or trash. This weekend I am transforming a recycled Tequila box packaging into an Asian themed lamp. I'm using an Asian themed ATC for my inspiration.

I will be lighting up my box with one of those battery powered LED puck lights you can get at any store. I got mine in a 2 pack at my grocery store. These pucklights are so handy, are bright and use little power and have a batteries that can be changed. Please check back by throughout the day for a complete how-to on how I transform this box into a lamp. To see a video demo of the beginnings of this project, please CLICK HERE.

Here are a few of my favorite
greencrafted/upcycled projects...

I've created this mini paper purse book from a recycled ribbon spool. With some pretty scrapbook papers, stamping and ribbons - I have super girly keepsake.

This empty strawberry basket has been transformed for Easter - it's totally woven and wrapped in bright springtime colored May Arts ribbon.

This butterfly aviary is handmade using a recycled liquor bottle dome and the grass in the bottom is shredded dollar bills from the US MINT.

I've given this vintage candy-cane shaped cookie cutter a beautiful redux and transformed it into a stunning ornament with some sparkly May Arts Ribbon.

This altered book page is made from recycled scraps from other projects and tags from the dry cleaning, and the envelope holding a hidden pull-out tag is for an instruction manual to affix to the refrigerator. Anything and everything has potential for creative re-use.

Thanks so much for dropping by. Please click the blocks below to visit the other Hobby Lovers on this unique bloghop. I hope you have a wonderful weekend and are able to have some time for your favorite hobby. : ) Sb


  1. wow, I can,t even think like you...awesome stuff.

  2. Great post Susan. Thanks for being a part of my National Hobby Month Blog Hop! I can't wait to see your upcycled lamp finished!

  3. More fabulous ideas, Susan. You sure can think out of the box. Wish I had your gift to do that. Simply awesome!

  4. What amazing upcycling Susan. Very creative and beautiful.


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