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Upcycle!

Turn Everyday Objects Into Home Decor

Published by Weldon Owen
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

Have a bunch of mason jars in your cupboard but not sure what to do with them? Have some fruit crates laying around? Upcycle is a fun, contemporary project book that will show you how to take a range of common objects, many available cheap or free, and craft them into stylish home furnishings and décor. 

The projects are practical and attractive, with full-color photography and easy-to-follow instructions. Turn an old wooden pallet into a stylish coffee table or a charming, rustic headboard, a leftover jam jar into an accent light or a hanging plant holder, and dozens more simple home crafts. The lovely “farmhouse chic” esthetic brings a rustic yet modern flare to any home. Each project has a complete list of tools and materials needed, and handy illustrations that even the beginner to DIY projects can follow with ease.

The book focuses on 8 everyday items you may find at a flea market or even free—perhaps in your own home, and shows how each can yield a wide range of projects. Bonus section includes ideas for stencils to trace, or be inspired by to create your own.

Wooden Pallets: Coffee table, Floor lamp, Headboard, Shelves, Fun wall hangings, End table, Key rack, Building blocks, Candle holders

Fruit Crates: Firewood box, Banquette, Book shelves, Shadow boxes, Planters

Cotton Sheets: Round tablecloth with festive matching napkins, Embroidered wall hangings, Stencilled table runners, Dip-dyed curtains, Tote bag, Throw pillow, Light shade

Glass Jars: Accent light, Wall lamp, Suspended vases, Indoor garden, Terrarium, Christmas lights

Wine Bottles: Vases, Planters, Hanging lamps, Mood lighting

Tin Cans: Cozy planters, Stencilled candle holder, Desktop organizer, Hanging silverware holders, Hanging lights

Old Lampshades: Dreamcatcher, Mobile, Revsamped hanging light

Dishes: Candle holders, Wall décor, Working clock, Serving tray

Excerpt

Herb Planter
 
Tools
staple gun
 
Supplies
old wood crate
plastic sheeting
potting soil
variety of plants
 
Instructions
• Choose a wood crate; you can find them at yard sales,
thrift stores, eBay, or on Craigslist.
 
 • Cover the interior of the crate with plastic sheeting,
stopping about an inch from the top. Then staple it to hold
it in place.
 
 • Fill the crate with potting soil, and plant your plants,
flowers, succulents, or aromatic herbs. Don’t hesitate
to use plants of different heights. Water regularly,
but moderately.
 

About The Author

Product Details

  • Publisher: Weldon Owen (January 9, 2018)
  • Length: 176 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781681883670

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