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From Trash to Treasure: Recycled Art

Energy Conservation Project
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Dana Orton

on 4 February 2015

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Transcript of From Trash to Treasure: Recycled Art

FROM TRASH
TO TREASURE:
RECYCLED ART

Paper
Plastic
Metals
Wrappers
&
Trash

Old
Technology

Old Toys
&
Games

Common Recycled
Paper in Art:
1. Books
2.Magazines
3.Newspaper
Common Old
Toys & Games in Art:
1.Crayons
2. AVariety of
Plastic Toys
3.Wooden Toys
Common Plastic
Used in Art:
1. Common Plastic
(Plastic Food
Containers, etc.)
2.Old Household Items
3.Grocery Bags
4.Plastic Bottles
Common Old Technology Used in Art:
1. Computer Equiptment
2.CD/Records/
Cassettes
3.Computer Keys
Common Metal
Used in RecycledArt:
1. Old Signs
2.Soda Cans
3.Household Metal
Objects
Common Wrappers/
Trash used in Art:
1.Candy Wrappers
2.Food Wrappers
(Granola Bars, Chips,
etc.)
OLD SIGNS
Used to make: coasters, furniture, decoration,
dishes.
At ecoartware.com, these coasters cut and stamped into coasters are made out of old road signs.
This chair, also was sold on ecoartware.com.
It is constructed from an old road sign, as well.
SODA CANS
Used to make sculptures, decorations, purses,
jewelry, clothing, collages, hair accessories, and belts.
CANS
POP TABS
A belt was made
by weaving string
in between soda
can pop tabs.
This purse was
made by a similar method. String was again,
woven through
soda can pop tabs, this time
to make a purse.
A frame is made
by cutting out
square tiles from
soda cans.
A purse is made by
cutting cans into strips
and squares, and then by
stapling pieces together
in a purse formation.
A ring is made by cutting petals
of a flower out of a can, and
placing them in a rose formation.
Other shapes can easily be cut
from cans to make other
jewelry, such as bracelets,
earrings, and necklaces.
Hairbows are cut out
of cans and attached
to hair clips, creating
a unique hair accessory.
Various soda cans are placed
row by row to create a
mosaic.
HOUSEHOLD
METAL OBJECTS
Most commonly used
to create unique lamps.

Lamps made out of
an old hairdryer, an
old iron, and an old
ice scoop.
COMPUTER EQUIPTMENT
Often used in a variety of different sculptures.
CDS/RECORD/CASSETTES
Used to make furniture, bowls, coasters, wallets,
jewelry and scultures
/wall decorations.
COMPUTER KEYS
Used in jewelry making.
The clock (left), butterfly
sculpture (below), ornament
(bottom left), and sandals
(below the butterfly), were all
made from the construction of
old computer parts.
CDS
RECORDS
CASSETTES
Two portraits made from cassette tapes, the original cassette is even included in the art.
An entire chair is
constructed from
old cds!
Records are often recycled by making them into bowls.
Earrings, cufflinks, and a necklace all made of old computer keys. Can be used to make other jewelry such as rings and bracelets too.
COMMON PLASTIC
OLD HOUSEHOLD
ITEMS
GROCERY BAGS
PLASTIC BOTTLES
A necklace, in which
the pendent is created
from an old cd, which
was cut,heated, and
formed to the desired
shape.
A wallet's exterior was
an old cassette tape.
RESOURCES
CRAYONS
PLASTIC TOYS
WOODEN TOYS
BOOKS
MAGAZINES
NEWSPAPER
CANDY
WRAPPERS
FOOD
WRAPPERS
Ususally used to make sculptures and yarn (which can later be made into a variety
of items).
Made into a variety of neat
sculptures and jewelry.
Sculptures and guitar
picks are some of the
items people have
created.
From old wooden
toys, furniture, and
even sunglasses, have
been created!
Plastic toys are often
reused in jewelry (and
cufflinks), as well as
sculptures.
Crayons have been
recycled by creating a
"mosaic" picture out
of various crayon
colors.
Books are used for
shelving, decorations,
sculptures, furniture,
and lighting.
Magazines are used for
lighting, bowls, gift bows,
hair accessories, jewelry,
and pencil holders.
Newspaper has been
utilized by artists as
pieces to a "mosaic"
Puzzle.
Food wrappers have been
used in creating clothes,
purses, wallets, and countless
other accessories.
Candy wrappers have been
used to create similar accessories
as made with other food wrappers,
clothing, and even a prom dress!
Commonly made into
bowls, and various
sculptures.
Bows
Earrings
Bowls and Pencil
Holder
Headband
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Sculptures of books that use the
various books as a canvas. Some
parts are left blank, while others
are painted
Lighting where the pages
of the book create unique
designs.
Crayons are used as
"puzzle pieces" to
create images...almost
like a paint by number.
The result looks as though
the picture is pixelated.
A dog is sculpted
out of old plastic
toys (old action
figures, cars, and
novelty games).
Legos are a common material
used in recycled art, and especially
in recycled jewelry. Necklaces, rings,
bracelets, earrings, and cufflinks have
all been constructed.
An old bowling alley
floor had been trans-
formed into a dining
room table.
A pair of sunglasses was
constructed from the
wooden deck of a
broken skateboard.
www.noupe.com
www.recycleforthehearts.org
www.ecoartware.com
www.dustfactoryvintage.com
www.gogreenblog.com
www.webdesignerdepot.com
www.trunity.net
www.recyclethis.co.uk
www.craftstylish.com
www.tallulahdoll.com
www.inhabit.com
www.homeworkshop.com
www.offbeatearth.com
www.etsy.com
www.candywrapperpurse.blogspot.com
Unique lighting options have been made out
of a number of plastic bottles. The design to the left, uses the top and body of the bottle, while the design to the right utilizes the body of the bottle.
A bowl created
from a bottle.
A flower, which has been
sculpted using different
colored plastic bottles.
Common plastic trash (such as
the plastic found in food containers)
were used in the construction of
these two horse sculptures.
Other plastic containers were cut into strips, and then formed into loops, to form these uniwue earrings.
An old gift card can
be easily made into
three guitar picks.
Old coathangers
have been formed
into a a few diff-
erent sculptures,
one of which is
this oversize gor-
illa.
Grocery bags were cut
into strips, formed into
a yarn, and crocheted,
forming this eco-friendly
purse.
Grocery bags were woven together
to create this giant polar bear
sculpture.
Pieces of newspaper
were cut into strips and
a variety of shapes to act
as tiles when forming
these intricate newspaper
mosaics.
One college student
sewed chip packages
together to create
this colorful and
eco-friendly dress.
A purse was constructed
simply by sewing together
a couple Doritos bags.
Two coin purses were made
almost entirely out of candy
wrappers. One used the original
package, and formed it into a a
pouch, while the other was
made by weaving strips of
different wrappers together.
For her Prom, one high school
senior and her mom constructed
this prom dress, which is made
entirely from starburst wrappers!
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