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Suzanne jongmans sculpts recycled packaging into renaissance fashion. Captured across two series’ entitled ‘mind over matter‘ and ‘kindred spirits‘, interdisciplinary artist suzanne jongmans recycles packaging materials to create elaborate renaissance costumes. bonnets are fashioned from styrofoam and plastic sheets, thick bubble wrap sculpted into high-collars, and dresses embellished with polystyrene beads. once completed these costumes are then photographed on subjects in poses reminiscent of portrait styles from the 15th, 16th, and 17th centuries. images courtesy of the artist ‘the use of residual material is a reaction to the present and the mass consumption that surrounds us‘, jongmans explains. ‘most people throw away foam rubber, but like a child I see a diamond in the rough.‘ kieron marchese I designboom. Upcycled Plastic Jerry Cans Drawer Storage System.

Thomas made this storage system from 40 plastic jerry cans he found in a container.

Upcycled Plastic Jerry Cans Drawer Storage System

This kind of jerry cans is normally just thrown out from cleaning companies and big laundry rooms. The perfect and cheap solution for your storage system! Here’s the video: New Life for My Garden Coffee Table. In our house, we are avid recyclers and separate the rubbish.

New Life for My Garden Coffee Table

I also pick up PET bottles and aluminum cans whenever I take the dog for a walk (see ‘Dog walkers clean streets‘ on FB). All plastic bottle caps are put to one side. These used to go to a charity, but that outlet has closed down. So now they are used to create art. I have two garden coffee tables with a broken webbing surface.

When the tile glue was dry, the wooden frame was removed, and the assembly was inverted so the caps were the surface and the aluminum sheet was the base. Lessons learned: for the next table I may rethink the idea of using the tile glue, as it meant the final table top was cumbersome and prone to cracking. Upcycled Plastic Bottle Cap Mosaics. Recycled plastic bottle caps of different colors are set in either concrete or tile glue to create art or mosaics.

Upcycled Plastic Bottle Cap Mosaics

The examples shown below are mosaic steps, a wall art, and decoration for a shop counter panel. The idea is to upcycle waste plastic bottle caps to avoid them ending up in the sea, landfills or incinerators. With some elbow grease, they can bring colors into your garden or home décor. Make art not waste #artnotwaste. Diy Recycled Plastic Bags: Simple Coiling Technique. To make a coiled basket of plastic you can use a simple technique found all over the world.

Diy Recycled Plastic Bags: Simple Coiling Technique

You will need a lot of plastic bags, some sort of plastic string and a crochet hook. Check out the step-by-step instructions below. Start with twisting a plastic bag into “a rope”. Fasten approximately 1 Meter of plastic string to the end with a knot, and wrap it a few times around the “rope”. Curl the end together, to make the beginning of a spiral. Take the crochet hook and put it under one of the first loops. When the bottom of the basket is big enough just put the circuits on top of each other instead of side by side, and you will create the sides of the basket. Handmade Upcycled Tobacco Packaging Handbags.

I collect tobacco bags and upcycle them into Tobacco Packaging Handbags.

Handmade Upcycled Tobacco Packaging Handbags

Every bag is unique and made from 40 to 60 tobacco bags. If you know people who use tobacco products, have them save those empty pouches and make these Upcycled Tobacco Packaging Handbags! First I cut the tobacco bags, fold and weave them with a technique I learn from a YouTube video like this one. Finally, I put zip. The result was a surprise for me too because I am trying to mix colors and create the design. Have you ever seen an airplane wing desk? Upcycled Dvd Case Vertical Garden Great for Indoors or Outdoors. We have loads of DVD cases at home that are missing their inside bits.

Upcycled Dvd Case Vertical Garden Great for Indoors or Outdoors

How does that even happen? Instead of throwing them away we decided to give a little bit back to Mother Nature and turn them into a Dvd Case Vertical Garden! How on earth would you create a Dvd Case Vertical Garden? Here’s how: The plastic outer casing makes perfect planters. Dvd Case Vertical Garden – what plants do you choose? We used succulents and a Heart Leaf Philodendron. Now try some Origami Wall Art!