Saturday, December 31, 2011

Making flowers with napkins, paper towel or gift tissue paper.

My little one wanted to give his mummy a little rose last night, we improvised with a piece of left over tissue paper from christmas, and and a green pipe cleaner (optional) for the stem.
It's probably the easiest upcycling I published in his blog so far, even my 4-year old could do it!

Starting material

By starting in one corner, you just have to roll the paper to create the rose, starting tight to create the heart and then get loosen.

If you have a pipe cleaner to make the stem, it looks great, if not, you can just play with the paper and roll it to make the stem, like with this napkin or (unused) tissue paper:

probably not a great picture, but you got the idea.

You can also create leaves from the paper by tearing a piece. When I was a kid I used to make these flowers at the end of diner... I guess now it's my son's turn.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Pendant light for the kitchen

I thought you might like this upcycling... Making holes in the containers is necessary to get more light in the room. The base is a pizza pan.

Monday, December 12, 2011

A table made with shipping pallet

This week end I was amazed when I saw this table. It was in a shop that sells all kind of furniture in Baltimore: Su Casa. I couldn't resist and took few pictures. The table was not sanded but the maker added some extra wood at the edge of the table to give a clean finish. In spite of all the great furnitures sold by the shop, this is to me the best one!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Monday, December 5, 2011

A kitchen cabinet made from shipping pallet

This cabinet was made and found on Shabby Love blog. Probably one of the best good looking upcycling I found with shipping pallet.

On her blog, you'll find a full tutorial. This furniture is not so difficult to make, you'll just need drywall screws, a screwdriver and a circular saw (or jig saw), also, 4 hinges and 2 cabinet knobs.
The main frame

That's a lot of extra storage for almost free and it's really good looking, go check her blog, here.