For years we've been admonished to recycle or reuse; saving cans, bottles and newspapers for the love of clean air and trees (or just cold hard cash.)
Now, Re-cycling is giving-way to Up-cycling instead. You don't just re-use an old thing but make it better or turn it into something entirely NEW.
I love the above Up-cycling for this set of worn out rubber created by Garden Puzzle! Sweet!
A quick search on Pinterest produced a myriad of garden tires similar to those above. Is this the future with Up-Cycling?
Lately I'm noticing more and more "Up-Cycling," and find myself searching for old-things to make brand new, myself.
Have you taken an "old item" and given it a new life as something totally different than the original; a new look, or new purpose?
Here's a few to check out for more ideas:
The little black dress turns to Lace - from Sew Daily
Birdcage Planter - from Upcycle That
Add Upcycle to a Pinterest Search and be WOW'd with more ideas--
Have fun! I'm gonna drive around and look for old tires :)
Come back and let me know what you find-- or Make