DIY EASY UPCYCLING | Upcycled Measuring Tape Sewing Room Wall Decor

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

This simple upcycling project is for all you fellow seamstresses out there, to spruce up your sewing space.

I hope you save your old measuring tapes because you're going to need a couple.

You'll also need:

  • A frame
  • A piece of cardstock that fits your frame
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun or super glue

All you're doing is arranging the measuring tapes on the card stock in any way you want. I happened to have this frame I found at the thrift store, with a cool oval plastic mat (spray painted it red). Other shapes would be really cute too, like a heart.

I used the oval mat as a stencil on the paper, cut the measuring tapes (3 of them) to fit and glued them horizontally in a repeating pattern. Once it was done, then just placed it in the frame.

If you don't want to make wall decor, consider one of these measuring tape upcycles:

Recycled From Vintage Rulers, JacQ’s Bracelets Are Made to Measure
Tape Measure Watches
Tape Measure Belts
Upcycled Vintage Tape Measure and Ruler Earrings
Measuring Tape Zippered Bag
Tape Meaure Rug from VivaTerra

20 Ways to Upcycle Computer Parts / Hardware

Saturday, August 1, 2015

E-Waste comprises 2% of America's trash in landfills and 70% of overall toxic waste.

20–50 million tons of e-Waste are generated worldwide every year. An estimated 80% of electronic waste goes out with the trash.

Every year Americans generate almost 2.5 million tons of used electronics!

Electronic waste isn’t just waste, it contains some very toxic substances, such as mercury, lead, cadmium, arsenic, beryllium and brominated flame retardants. Since e-Waste is extremely toxic, the effects on the planet and ALL that inhabit it are devastating!

(For more facts check out: Causes International Inc.)

Here are some recycling / upcycling ideas that will hopefully inspire you and help bring down the alarming figures.

  1. Upcycled Resistor Earrings by Clone Hardware
  2. Circuit Board Bracelet by MGrosser Jewelry
  3. Resistor Rings by Stewart Jewelry Designs
  4. Circuit Board Necklace by Upcycled Jewelry
  5. Custom Computer Keyboard Necklace by The Crafty Panda Girl
  6. Mac Mailbox
  7. Circuit Board Picture Frame
  8. Imac Aquarium
  9. Discarded Keyboard and Floppy Disk Pencil Cup
  10. Caffine Machine - Old PC Tower Coffee Maker
  11. Computer Parts Christmas Wreath
  12. Binary Coffee Table
  13. Computer Parts Clock
  14. Circuit Board Notebook
  15. Keyboard Circuit Sheet Lampshade
  16. Recycled Motherboard Storage Box
  17. Mini Magnetic Circuit Board Clipboards
  18. Cuircuit Board Mail Holder
  19. Upcycled Circuit Board Tie Clip
  20. Population Control 2.0 - Circuit Board Boxer Briefs