Rubbish!: Reuse Your Refuse

Overview

Want to know what goodies you can make with your garbage? This book shows you how to give everyday household items a new life the hip craftster’s way. You’ll discover how to complete more than 30 creative projects using materials you already have at your disposal, while reducing trash and upcycling your personal style. From a credit card bracelet to a map photo frame, this fun guide shows you how to create truly one-of-a-kind pieces—one earth-friendly project at a time.

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Overview

Want to know what goodies you can make with your garbage? This book shows you how to give everyday household items a new life the hip craftster’s way. You’ll discover how to complete more than 30 creative projects using materials you already have at your disposal, while reducing trash and upcycling your personal style. From a credit card bracelet to a map photo frame, this fun guide shows you how to create truly one-of-a-kind pieces—one earth-friendly project at a time.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470223574
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 3/31/2008
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 652,322
  • Product dimensions: 7.80 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Kate Shoup has written or cowritten several books, including Not Your Mama's Stitching and Not Your Mama's Beading, both from Wiley. She has also cowritten a screenplay and starred in a feature-length independent film.
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Table of Contents

Introduction: The “Upside” of Recycling.

Part I: Funky See, Funky Do: How Discarded Items Can Take on New Life.

Chapter 1: Castoff Call: I Love Trash and Why You Will, Too.

Chapter 2: Who Gives a Scrap? Where to Find Those Hidden Gems.

Part II: Waste Not Want Not: Creating Objects of Desire.

Chapter 3: Diamonds in the Rough: Making Jewelry from Junk.

Can-Do Attitude (Soft Drink Can Resin Pendant).

Good Credit (Credit Card Bracelet).

Long Live Vinyl! (LP Adapter Earrings).

Poker Face (Poker Chip Necklace).

Go Postal (Stamp Brooch).

Vanity Plate (License Plate Pendant).

Put a Cork in It (Cork Bracelet).

Vive La Resistor (Resistor Earrings).

I’m All Verclamped (Bread Bag Clamp Earrings).

Chapter 4: Accessorize, Don’t Excess-orize.

Cuff Daddy (Vintage Tie Cuff).

No Dice (Dice Bobby Pins).

Pick of the Litter (Guitar Pick Key Chain).

Cover Me (Album Cover iPod Holder).

Check It (Blue Tarp Checkbook Cover).

As the Wool Turns (Recycled Sweater Purse).

Clutch Player (Lawn Chair Webbing Bag).

Mag Bag (Magazine Purse).

Paper or Plastic? (Plastic Shopping Bag Clutch).

Ab Tab (Pop Tab Belt).

Chapter 5: The Refuse Refuge: Projects for Around the House.

Pop Art (Soda Can Address Placard).

You’re So Negative (Photo Negative Lampshade).

Bottle It Up (Discarded Bottle Vase).

Game Time (Game Board Clock).

Turn Me On (Romance Novel Light Switch Cover).

Rock ’n’ Bowl (Record Bowl).

Chapter 6: Creating a Better World, One Gift at a Time.

Six-Pack (Bottle Cap Magnets).

Frame on You (Map Photo Frame).

Do Not Pass Go (Board Game Card Greeting Cards).

Dip Lit (Scented Candle).

College Bound (Beer Case and Recycled Paper Notebook).

Brut Strength (Cork Sculpture).

Reduce, Reuse, Regift (Decorative Gift Boxes).

About the Designers.

About the Author.

Index.

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