Monday, April 18, 2011

Recycled Plastic + Fabric Scrap Earrings

I am a huge fan of taking what would have been garbage and making it into something useful, wearable, or just plain better than it was. As of late, we call this "upcycling". Guess I learned this from my mom as she has been "upcycling" things as long as I can remember, there just wasn't a term for it back then. 

Recently, my new favorite type of upcycling is taking plastic (#1 works best) and Mod Podging one cloth circle to each side of the plastic. Trimming them up nicely and adding several layers of Mod Podge until the earrings are nice and stiff Huge earrings have been my fave lately (this is recent to the last year or so) so I made a few funky pairs to wear. I rocked the orange ones at Sommer's birthday party and then left them for her to have. 

I am gearing up to send stuff to a craft show in Amarillo in two weeks so along with lots of bottle cap and button earrings I will have some cloth/plastic earrings. Here are a few that are ready to go.  

I will be adding any that don't sell to my Etsy site.

Hope your Monday was a good one. Mine was actually quite good!

1 comment:

  1. After visiting i did came to know that plastics have a lot to offer.:-)
    so creative i must was fun visiting here..thanks for sharing this post..and one more thing is that..i think plastic fabrication is providing an alternative to metal..
    plastic fabricators