Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Upcycling Project: Part 2

Remember a long time ago when I shared that instead of throwing away a styrofoam cooler, I was trying to upcycle every inch of styrofoam from it? Well, let me show you some more projects I made from it!

As I've been sharing, John and I are trying to fill out our re-hung gallery wall (it will be revealed this week, I promise!) and I thought I'd see how well styrofoam worked as a homemade frame.

I love the way this frame turned out: it's rustic, imperfect, and beautiful in my mind.  I took some recycled wrapping paper and mod podged it onto the styrofoam circle, then cut out of cardstock a mat and framed a printed out picture of a bird.  I love it.

Here's another frame I made - this time I tried paper maching it to add strength and texture.  It only needed one layer of paper mache and it became much stronger.  Add some paint and voila!

Stay tuned for a few more styrofoam upcycling projects! I'm a little in love with this cheap, light-weight material that does not belong in a landfill and cost me absolutely nothing.

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Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

Yeay for upcycling! They turned out great I haven't played with paper mache for so long..bring back fun memories!

Delighted Momma

malia said...

just had to stop by and say this caught my eye and I absolutely love it! malia

Michelle L. said...

These are too cute! I love upcycled projects and this one is so eco-cool!

Mimi said...

How fun! I have several pieces of styrofoam I have saved and been thinking about what to do with it. You have given me lots of fun ideas here!

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