Upcycling is the process of converting waste materials or useless products into new materials or products of better quality or a higher environmental value.
I wasn't aware of this new term (which obviously isn't so new anymore, but to me it is) but I think my latest project falls under this category of "upcycling". This is what I've done!
1) I took my wooden "memory-box" (where I keep all sorts of memory-thingies, obviously (: )
2) Then I took one of my very old "should-be-thrown-away-long-time-ago-jeans" and cut it up into pieces (great to get some frustrations out!) and started gluing it on my boring box.. I figured, these jeans also have some memories, so why not intergrate it with my memory box?
Here's the result!
Side of box:
Side & Top:
Very fun to do!