Friday, May 6, 2011

Upcycling Project: Part 1

So, what do you do when an old styrofoam cooler is about to get thrown out? Use as much of it as possible for some crafty projects, duh!

We were cleaning out our closet and ruthlessly throwing things away when we happened upon this styrofoam cooler that was very nifty but rarely used. Hating to throw styrofoam away, I put it aside with the intentions of using as much as possible in some projects. 

For the first of many projects, I decided to make some letters (more accurately, an H and ampersand).  I printed templates out, taped them down and used a knife to carve them out.

I decided to use some beautiful paper scraps I had (which I have plenty of because I have a problem with throwing away scraps of pretty paper) to decoupage the H.

An easy-peasy, cheap, upcycled project! Stay tuned because there's more styrofoam where that came from...way more.  Perhaps there may be some paper mache-ing involved...and a frame or two...who knows.


Tiff said...

What a fun project! Following from the Boost hop! Come by and see me! :) Have a great Friday!!

PicturePerfectPixies said...

That is a great idea! I would have trashed that....not anymore!

annies home said...

like it like it with 2 or 3 of my teens to be living in dorms next year this is a great cheap decor idea

nicolette {momnivores dilemma} said...

Pinning this for a future project. I love that it is lightweight, because my boys tend to rip my artwork off the wall...


Saw you over at Remodelaholic...

Miss Charming said...

Cute idea! I love the colors!

Jessica said...

What a great idea! I'm always saving random bits of things like that because I just know I'll end up using them for a project.

McKinley {Haolepinos} said...

Very cute. I like the fabric you choose to. Thank you for sharing this.

I am also hosting a giveaway, I would love it if you came and stopped by:

Katie said...

Great job! I'd love if you would join us over at Sew Woodsy and link up your up-cycling project!

Anonymous said...

awesome idea and the result is just wonderful! I love great ideas for reusing things that might otherwise end up in a landfill. Love this!

Val said...

What a great idea! I love the paper you used too!

Angie Holden said...

HA! Those are perfect!! Love that an old cooler became perfection!!

Unknown said...

So clever and it turned out great! I have added your project to my linky laundry list post this week. You can see it here.

Michelle L. said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Kristen!

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