23 Feb '12, 12pm

5 Easy, Beautiful Upcycled Craft Projects

5 Easy, Beautiful Upcycled Craft Projects

There's a saying among eco-minded people that "the greenest item is the one you don't buy." The projects in this post take that idea even further: the greenest item is the one you make from something destined for the landfill (OK -- it's not very snappy. I'll work on it .) Here is proof that you can turn anything from a gaudy old light fixture to a worn-out bicycle tire tube into something beautiful and useful. 1. Old Light Fixture to Terrarium Old, outdated light fixtures are everywhere: garage sales, thrift stores, and, often, on the curb awaiting trash pick-up. The next time you come across one, consider turning it into a terrarium. This project from design*sponge takes a kind of blah old fixture and, with nothing more than a simple wood base and some plants, turns it into an awesome terrarium. Bonus tip: These can also work as mini-greenhouses or cloches to protect you...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/green-home/5-cute-upcycled-craf...

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