Upcycling: A Golden Vase and Flower

ImageThe first picture is of one of those glasses you get in an amusement park or even a restaurant with the company’s logo on it and after you get it home you just put it away. I decided to spray paint it gold, and I put to previously upcycled flowers made out of pantyhose and paper in it to make it more striking with the black and white in the vase. The second is simply the mesh from garlic wrapping wound around a bamboo stick and tied with kite string. I then spray painted it gold. It actually looks metallic although I didn’t expect it. Enjoy

 

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Upcycling: Glass bottles upcycled as food containers

I have upcycled spaghetti jars before and used them for bath salts, or powdered oatmeal baths. This time I took a spaghetti jar and rather than make it complicated I simply painted the top with chalk board paint and put stickers all around it. I use it to store beans. The other jar contained olives and I just simply took a tag from a coat I had purchased and painted it again with chalk board paint. I haven’t quite decided how to use this bottle. Enjoy

 

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Upcycling: Jewelry made new

I this pin of a running figure. I wore it for years on my coat and then the back part fell off and I couldn’t get any kind of glue to make it stay. I also had this pair of earrings loved them too and then I lost one. I decided to pair the two with a hot glue gun. Now  I have a new pin and I’m using that earring. I also had a nice costume pearl necklace but it was beginning to chip. I didn’t want to take it apart so I decided why not spray painted with gold. At first I thought it would look too much like a decoration rather then jewelry but it looks like a gold beaded necklace. Now I can start using these two pieces of jewelry. Enjoy

 

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upcycling: Flowers made out of Onion and Garlic Mesh

I have used the mesh the onions and garlic come in before for some of the other upcycling crafts but not for flowers. I used the garlic white mesh for the inner part of the flower by simply folding it inside, and the onion meshing I wrapped around it. I tied it to a piece of bamboo stick with kite string and there you have two different flowers from the same material. Enjoy

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Upcycling: A birthday card

The other day I was making a birthday card for one of my daughter’s friend. I thought about how special birthdaydays are from the first one forward. Today is my birthday and I’m just grateful for all the good things and for life itself.  The card is made from colored cardboard paper with a simple birthday cake cut out with three candles and glued on top. Enjoy

 

Mayra

Food for Thought:  

I never take it for granted that living life each day is a gift. Mayra

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Upcycling: An upcycled textured vase from a bottle

I decided that I wanted to upcycle one bottle but that I wanted something different this time. This time I wanted the texture of the bottle to be different. I took out some potato flakes and mixed them with paint and painted the bottle.Quite frankly I have seen some bottles with texture but I almost sure none of them were made with paint and mash potato flakes. Enljoy

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Upcycling: An upcycled fan from calendar pages

I have always liked the fans i see in Chinatown in New York City. I decided that I would try to make my own version of one. I started with two calendar pages that I really like. I put a piece of cardboard in between the two pieces and then I glued them together. I also varnished each side at least twice. I used a piece of bamboo and place it in between the two pieces and also stapled it at the base. Enjoy

 

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Upcycling: An upcycled candle plate

Here I had a regular candle plate holder I got when I bought a box of scented candles. It was completely clear, but I decided why not make it more decorative. I took one of my favorite pages from an old calendar measured it cut it, glued it and applied varnish to it. I applied two coats. I guess you could apply more coats because it makes it more glossy and steady. I would never place a candle directly on it now but one in a container.  Enjoy

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