Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Upcycle Reuse Repurpose Recycle To Make Memories Last

Upcycle, Reuse, Repurpose, Recycle To Make Memories Last. 

There are many of us who enjoy the diy projects of upcycling, repurposing, recycling, and so on. Some do it because it is a hobby that they enjoy, and find pleasure in it. Others will do it for others such as family members, and friends to help them preserve things in their own home. Many of us hate seeing things being thrown in the dumps, and like to be green. There are many who do it, and have done so many projects that they have decided to sell them for some extra money, and to make room in their homes. There are many who have made this a business for themselves too.

Anything in our homes can be used in other ways. We like to upcycle to reuse discarded materials in order to create something of value. Upcycling is the use of old items for new purposes. I love to repurpose items that may have the potential for something fresh, and unique. It is a joy giving a new life to things, but also a new life is added back into our homes, and with other homes too. 

Many like to make headboards from pallets, bi fold doors, or maybe using some old fence doors too. Some wonderful market bags, and handbags have been made from sweaters. I have seen an old suitcase be renewed by making it with an expandable file in it for the office, and family papers. Another popular item used is jewelry. Broken pieces, maybe lonely pieces that belonged to a family member, and etc. They are great to put around picture frames with maybe a picture of the family member it came from. I adore those who use linens from times past for new table cloth, curtains, lampshades, and etc.

Whatever it is we do with items instead of discarding them has brought joy to many of us who do it, or for many of those who shop for such items done by some talented people. As many will agree we also do it to Make Memories Last. 

So, what is your reason for doing this? Maybe you are someone who does not have the time for this craft, and like to purchase such things from those who do this. Whatever the case may be we all have our own reasons for upcycling, repurposing, reusing, and recycling. 

Memories, let's make them last

Thanks so much for sharing your time with LilacsNDreams, and hope you all are having a great week so far! Summer almost gone, and fall is working it's way to us. Enjoy the week, and see you all again soon. Toodles . . . . . 

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