I’m not the only one in my family who enjoys upcycling. Lilly, my daughter, has been transforming everyday items into extra special creations. Here’s what Upcycle Kid has been making lately:
This adorable holiday ornament was a Mason jar lid in its previous life. Never underestimate a child’s ability to deck the halls!
The journey isn’t over yet! This vintage road map is going even more miles as part of an upcycled landscape.
Nothing tops this project! There’s a reason you saved your Backstreet Boys CDs. A CD, a soda bottle cap, and a marble unite to make a toy top.
I’m looking forward to 2018. I hope it’s a year of health, happiness, prosperity, love, and creativity for everyone!
I found a few greeting cards from Christmas past in my vintage paper collection. Since the messages in these cards didn’t have any sentimental value to me, I decided to subject them to upcycle treatment and transform them into ornaments!
I bought papier-mâché ornaments, a Modge Podge foam brush set, Modge Podge Matte glue, Modge Podge Gloss sealer, and Modge Podge Sparkle for this project. I used a hot glue gun, hot glue sticks, trim, stencils, acrylic paints, tassels, and jewel stickers to decorate the ornaments.
First, I painted the parts of the papier-mâché ornaments that would stay exposed with acrylic paint. I used stencils to decorate the painted parts.
Then, I traced the shape of the ornaments on the cards. I cut the card stock to the right size and shape to adhere to the ornament.
Next, I used a Modge Podge foam brush to apply Modge Podge Matte glue to the ornament’s surface. I set the card stock in the glue and let it bond to the ornament.
After the glue dried, I painted the card stock affixed to the ornament and the acrylic paint with two coats of Modge Podge Gloss sealer to protect them and add some shine.
Finally, I decorated the ornaments by hot gluing trim to them. I further embellished them with tassels, jewel stickers, and Modge Podge Sparkle.
These beautiful vintage images are now on display on my tree instead of collecting dust in a box!
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