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Positive News, Green Things, Microcredit and The Green Children. Artist Tom Shelton Turns Scavenged Metal Scraps into Adorable Sculptures. Tom Shelton is a self-taught artist who works mainly with found objects.

Artist Tom Shelton Turns Scavenged Metal Scraps into Adorable Sculptures

Shelton has spent years cultivating his art through sculpture, with special attention given to fashioning these cute little creatures from everything ranging from teapots to forks to candlestick holders. His assemblage is done mostly with nuts and bolts, giving a lasting structure to his piece, and his inspiration comes from the natural distress of the materials he uses, as well as the cyclic patterns found in nature. Living - How to Make Instructables. Scrapping. Recyclart, The art of recycling, reusing & upcycling ! Recovered Toys from Trash. Non-Trashy Recycled and Trash Art. Artists are usually ahead of the curve when it comes to being green.

Non-Trashy Recycled and Trash Art

The artists featured here exclusively use recycled and/or trash to make pieces of contemporary art. These artists practice the art of “upcycling”, or literally turning everyday trash into creative treasures. What's That ?! I'm looking at the picture, and I'm thinking to myself, "What's that ?!

What's That ?!

" The site is in french, but I knew the table was recycled and repurposed...but from what? Ready for this? Repeat after me...a washing machine drum! Made by Isa also has more great repurposed and recycled projects that you'll want to see. And it seems as though the French have a thing for washing machine drums. DIY : Ecofriend : Ecofriend - Promoting eco friendly lifestyle to save the environment. Eco friendly gardening tips Eco-friendly gardening is an easy way to grow a garden and be sensitive to the environment and wildlife around you as well.

DIY : Ecofriend : Ecofriend - Promoting eco friendly lifestyle to save the environment

Here are eco-friendly gardening tips. Eco friendly gardening tips Read more... Small Town. 21 ways of turning pallets into unique pieces of furniture. Wood pallets have been around for decades as mechanisms for shipping and storing larger items (among other things).

21 ways of turning pallets into unique pieces of furniture

Recently, however, wooden pallets have become much more than a once-and-done packaging piece. They’ve become a useful resource in home décor and design. Used by beginner to professional DIYers in projects from wall coverings to large and small furniture pieces to home décor accessories, wood pallets can be disassembled into wood planks that can be used for any number of projects. The wood can be like new, rustic with patina, or somewhere in between. My Favorite Things - Mason Jar Revival. My friend, "L", recently asked on Facebook…”Should I really buy another mason jar?”

My Favorite Things - Mason Jar Revival

As if it were really a question! Here's a small collection of DIY mason jar projects I’ve found most inspiring lately. If you have a ’must see’ mason jar project, leave a comment at the end of this post with the website so we can all check it out. Have a seat in the blue velvet chair, relax, and enjoy the show! Mary Beth Stephens (EllieMacDesigns) In designing my children's rooms, I found the love for hand-painting and other crafting... therefore "EllieMac" was created.

Mary Beth Stephens (EllieMacDesigns)

Ellie is my daughter and Mac is my son... they inspire me to do what I love! I found Etsy by chance in 2007. I've always had a creative bug lurking within and wanted to let it out into the world. Sarah Turner’s Recycled Bottle Family Lights Up Nottingham. Creatureama: Recycled Styrofoam Robots Invade Germany's Streets. Darmstadt, Germany was invaded by giant robots this summer - but happily they turned out to be friendly.

Creatureama: Recycled Styrofoam Robots Invade Germany's Streets

Designed by Terraform One, the Archibots are made from recycled styrofoam that was once used to package the high-tech products we love. The group's Creaturama project calls us to re-examine the objects we throw away by populating an urban environment with an upcycled population of automated figures made from salvaged components.