Upcycling (or the recycling of material to create better or alternate uses for it) is on the rise – specially with the recession and all. Here are some cool things people are making.
|legwarmers from sweater sleeves via|
|dress from ties via|
And it's not just from clothes. Below are cute notebooks made with monopoly cards and some lovely cuffs created from old records.
And this one below is by this guy who retrofits vintage typewriters to be used as USB keyboards. Is that great or what?! I love how old typewriters sound!!! Makes me feel like a 'real' writer.
Do you upcycle? I've been thinking of a couple things... I'll keep you posted :)