When I was growing up, my family continued to use things until they just couldn’t be repaired any more. Nowadays it sometime seems that we’ve become a drive-thru society, leaving a trail of disposables in our wake. So I’m cheering on the recycle/reuse green movement. Clever people are leading the charge as they transform trash—metal cans, glass bottles, and plastic bottles and bags—and discards—old books, sweaters, mouse pads—into a variety of attractive and useful items and stunning (and sometimes whimsical) works of art.
To celebrate, Lark Crafts is giving away four books that embrace the recrafting spirit. With the holidays coming up, a recrafted item is a thoughtful gift to give to friends, family, and Mother Earth. It’s also easy on the wallet.
In eco craft you’ll find ideas for what to do with everything from plastic six-pack holders and empty coffee bags to old suitcases and baby bar jars.
Eco Books will show you how practically anything that’s destined for the trash can be imaginatively transformed into a fabulous book.
With Fantastic Recycled Plastic you can turn empty plastic bottles into fantastic earrings, creatures, and even a hanging lamp.
Felt It! Stitch it! Fabulous! takes those old outdated sweaters out of attics and thrift stores and gives them a new lease on life in the form of stylish scarves, hats, and bags.
To be entered for a chance to win this foursome, just leave a comment on this post by 9 pm EST on Monday, October 18. One winner will be selected at random and announced Monday, October 25. Click here for the official rules. You can leave any comment but it’d be great if you shared a recrafting tip that you yourself have done or one that you’ve seen and thought, “Now isn’t that a great idea?!”