As we change seasons, I go through things to donate. So many times I see something that has memories for me and wonder if I can’t re-purpose it. Sometimes nothing comes to mind and other times it becomes something new, still triggering memories that I cherish.
Often times a favorite sweater gets shunned due to holes or a board game, missing pieces seems a more likely candidate for the trash. It’s a struggle when you try to conserve, try to not toss things into the landfill. Thanks to ReCraft: How to Turn Second-Hand Stuff into Beautiful Things for Your Home, Family and Friends, there are more options. Brilliant options.
This book is filled with 50 step-by-step up-cycling projects that take the old and worn out and transform them into something new, something useful and something artistic!
I love the clothing that becomes warm winter hats, frogs and kittens galore. Just think of the homeless who would welcome a bundle of warmth from something that you most likely would have tossed out. Board game pieces become whimsical jewelry and decorations–such a fun idea for school mates, teachers and game enthusiasts.
Beyond these ReCraft takes various materials and repurposes them to become bags, accessories, party decorations, home decor and toys! It’s such a fun spin on something old to something new. The Divine Miss M loves the ideas in this book and I hear her cleaning her room asking herself, “What can you become?” as she ponders if it’s trash or treasure!
This book is enticing. The pictures are appealing and then followed with fully-illustrated, step by step instructions, patterns, tips and ideas to make anyone Repurposing Royalty!
Learn more about this great book through the recraft website.
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