DIY Crafts & Upcycling

Maybe not really “Green Library” related but I love the idea of reuse and art projects.  Anyone with a Makerspace in your library should really check out these ideas.  Care2 has a great post about upcylcing and art projects that could be fun for any library:

10 DIY Crafts for Old Altoids Tins (oh the miniature zen gardens are a fabulous idea)

25 Ways to Upcycle Old T-Shirts (the t-shirt to yoga pants – awesome!)

24 ways to reuse old sweaters (I think the sweater skirt would be easy enough for me to do)

15 Ways to Reuse Old Pillowcases (I like the pillowcase belt, but I think my cat wants the hammock)

and of course…

20 upcyclying idea for BOOKS from picture frame to a purse to a tablet cover and more… get creative @your library

 

 

 

 

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Creative holiday crafts with recycled Library materials

Saw this great post on the library as incubator project blog on folks at North Park University’s Brandel Library using discarded library materials to create holiday decorations:

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This post that lead me to a link of a Pinterest board of many library recycled holiday craft ideas:

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But I also have to give a shout out to my own library and Ms Elias’s amazing creations using recycled sheet music:

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