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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Upcycled Pots

I have been divided whether to buy locally-made pots we call burnay or create my own continuing the upcycled tradition...
The latter won.

So, here are my initial projects from 3-liter water (plastic) bottles.
The HOW-TO:
1. Cut out the upper portion retaining the bigger lower portion.
2. Wash the empty bottles.
3. Let dry by turning them upside-down.
4. Paint the inside with desired color combos (I used acrylic paint). Remember to let dry the first color before starting with another color, else, the colors will mix!
5. If you want to accentuate further, I decoupaged the outer part with vintage-style die-cut butterflies. Just make sure to seal them properly so as not to ruin in first watering!
The pots lined up...
If you know how to control your watering the plants you are going to place in them, you may leave them hole-less. Otherwise, heat a 3-4 inch nail over a candle then pierce through at the lower side at least 1-2 inches above the bottom.

You want the paint design to last longer? Use plastic bag pottings to protect the upcycled pot from  the soil, plants & elements.

You can use them as thrash cans as well!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Upcycled Drums






We've seen upcyced drums before, but these drums as settee are as cool as ever - in a food park!

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Airy Tropical Home

 A tropical hut made of bamboo walls, palm leaves roofs, and racks on its wooden posts in organic shape. Above hinge used upcycled rubber tire, covered with twine rope.

 The wood beams are upcycled from old basketbal board.
The tiles are broken and retrofitted to fill the floor spaces.
Wood interior furniture...
Onion flowers fill a white vase in one corner of the house with an upcycled shell & wood window as divider.