|Nice old granite-ware pan becomes a bowl|
You hear the term "upcycled" is tossed around a lot these days. Recycling and upcycling…..what are they and what is the difference, if any, between them? According to “Upcycle Magazine”, upcycling it is the process of “taking an item no longer needed or wanted and giving it new life as something that is either useful or creative”. They feel upcycling is a physical process and recycling is a chemical process. Either way you look at it, both are a good thing all the way around. So many of the items our mother’s and grandmother’s used in their everyday tasks have been set aside in favor of plastic or “nicer looking” newer things. In this new age of trying not to waste things, you can find some of the neatest “upcycled” items these days. If you don't believe me, just go to “Pinterest” and plug in “upcycled projects”. You can spend hours looking at all the neat things you can do with just about anything! It brings new meaning to the term “waste not, want not”. Antique malls are great places to find the end results of some unique upcycled projects! These “reinvented” items are fun to find and even more fun to place in your home or garden. It will leave you standing there wondering “now why didn’t I think of that”!
|What a neat way to store craft supplies, fruit, or even a neat bread bowl!|