Upcycling: The upcycled fruit crate

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The minute I bought the carte of clamentine oranges I knew I would make something with it. Today was a good day it goes without saying that the world is a very crazy place. Making this upcycled box took some of the edge of all the bad news streaming through every channel and the internet. I believe some people are saying that upcycling actually helps with stress and with lowering blood pressure. I hope so. Enjoy

 

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Upcycling: The American Indian Couple Paper Doll

These two paper dolls are made out of paper, cardboard and plastic. Their head dress is made out of paint swatches and shaped like feathers and their clothing is made out of painted paper bags. Enjoy

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Upcycling: Upcycled Paper Tulips

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ImageImageI’m back. Nothing like getting your car inspected in New York City, getting new brakes, and an axle to throw your llfe into a spin of activity. The following are tulips made after painting paper bags with yellow paint. Using bamboo sticks for the stem and kite string to keep them together. I also used one smaller vase and put water in a bigger one to give it an illlusion that they are in water. Enjoy

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Upcycling: Man and Woman in upcycled art

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I decided to once again try to make another canvas made out of paint and potato flakes. But, this time I decided I would use a charcoal pencil to draw a picture. The picture I decided was a man and a woman facing each other with the yin and yang depiction on top of their heads or as close a depiction as I could get done. Enjoy

 

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Upcycling: The Grim Reaper Paper Doll

Picture 143This is an obvious one. The Grim reaper. This doll is made completely out of plastic and cardboard. The outside is painted with white paint to give it that skull like view. Enjoy

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Upcycling: The Whimsical Butterfly Paper Doll

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Picture 190This doll is cut out from a box of cereal along with her wings. Her dress is made out of a plastic bag and her antenas are made from bread tie twists. Her hair is made from cardboard and she is painted to give it this whimsical look. Enjoy

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Upccycling: Paper Mache Mummy plus something new

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I decided that I would do a paper mache Mummy and here it is. I just used a bunch of flyers I had since they are more colorful than just plain newspaper, and for the body I used the cardboard from a box of cereal.  I painted the head so that the eyes would stand out when I covered the head with the newspapers.  I have also decided to include in my blogs from time to time some thoughts I have written over the years. I will call it food for thought. They will be included at the end of each blog. Enjoy 

 

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Food For Thought:If I think about all the do’s and don’ts in the world, I would never create what satisfies me and I would only create what satisfies others.  Mayra 

 

 

 

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Upcycling: Frankenstein’s Bride

Here it is almost Halloween and of course the bride of Frankensein has to be part of it all. This doll is made completely out of plastic for her dress, and cardboard for her body and her hair is made out of cotton. Enjoy

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Upcycling: The Witch Paper Doll

Picture 158This paper doll is made out of paper and cardboard as are the other paper dolls. She is painted green to give it that spooky witch look. It is almost Halloween. Enjoy

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Upcycling: The Tiger Woman Paper Doll

Picture 152This is a doll that reminded of an old cartoon, Josie and the Pussycats. She is made completely out of cardboard. The paper I used is from a small gift paper bag. Her tail is made out of cardboard covered over and the tail end is made out of a fluffy ball from those socks you wear around the house when it is cold.Enjoy

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