Pants made into reusable bags for bulk food shopping
Pants made into reusable bags for bulk food shopping, close up of bag w/ tie. Added safety pin (reused, got @ race with race number) to other side to provide loop for tie so it stays shut.
Pants made into reusable bags for bulk food shopping, close up of bag w/ drawstring (reused, gratuitous shoulder tie removed from tank top) and tag w/ tare weight (reused plastic bread bag-type tag).
Tote bag made from running race bibs and ribbons from medals.
Clif Bar & Co product labels, hemp seed bags & old t-shirt with discarded laminated signage for reinforcement. Thanks to http://terracycle.net for inspiring reuse of plastic film packaging. Check them out.
Dagoba chocodrop purse.
Reese-cycled packaging, folded, woven and sewn. Top slides in to secure contents. Holds bike tools, swiss army knife, cell phone.etc.
Hershey's KISSES tote bag, with paper-foil from chocolate bars inserted in bags. Inspired by terracycle.net
York wallet and change purse. More work inspired by terracycle.net
Business card holders made from Tazo tea envelopes and tag. (Note..zig zag stitch is better for reusing packaging.)
More business card holders, one folded and one sewn.
Inside view of business card holders.
Dagoba Chocolate canister with decoupage of Dagoba labels.
Another Dagoba canister, with reused Japanese gift wrap.
Bulk tea/spice canister with Numi tea envelopes.
Reused, non-recyclable canisters covered w/ seed catalogs & old calendars.
Reused tea/baking powder canisters with handmade paper, Numi labels, old photos, photocopied Dagoba labels.
Another reused tea canister w/ Numi labels. Great tea and colors.
Fruit stickers on reused canisters, used to store bulk foods."Front" view. Part of the "5 a Day" series.
Fruit stickers on reused canisters, used to store bulk foods. "Back" view. Part of the "5 a Day" series.
Pinwheel made from fruit stickers, race registration form, old straw, old chopstick. Another piece in the "5 A Day" produce sticker series.
Baking soda canister covered with fruit stickers. Another piece in the "5 A Day" produce sticker series.
Dagoba labels & ingredients.
More Dagoba label decoupage.
Card made from fruit stickers. Part of my "5-a-day" produce-series - eat your fruits & veggies!
Bow made with Kettle Potato Chip bag
Planted a bonsai tree in old running shoes. Reuse when you can, recycle when you can't...
This is actually "Chocolate Mint"...popular in the Hershey, PA area
Garden beds made from dismantled shipping container bound for biomass. Greenhouse made from discarded pallet wrap, coppice (errant shoots) of plum trees and reused twisties. Protected winter garden from storm that bought down branches in background.
"Space Music" sculpture. No instruments were harmed in the production of this work. All elements were found as is.
A-line dress, made from Airline blanket (close up of top).
A-line dress and hat made from airplane blanket. Hat also includes old velvet shirt cuffs and tassle. (Dress isn't really this rumpled normally, not ironed.)
Hat made from airplane blanket, old velvet shirt cuffs and tassle.
Airline blanket skirt (Northwest airlines). Ankle length.
Old tank tops make good tote bags
ptop sleeve/tote bag made from old t-shirt (art by my cousin Dan Lang, http://delstudios.net), ribbon and running shoe laces. Lined with old flannel sheet. Bag closes when laces on each side are pulled (2 laces, inserted on opposite sides and go all the way around
Laptop sleeve/tote bag made from old t-shirt (art by my cousin Dan Lang, delstudios.net), ribbon and running shoe laces. Lined with old flannel sheet. Bag closes when laces on each side are pulled (2 laces, inserted on opposite sides and go all the way around)
Another t-shirt bag. Sleeves made into pockets. Old shoelaces used for closure.
Stickers affixed to free magnets from phone books and various organizations, plus old stamps on reused cardboard w/ reused magnets attached.
Curious George sticker sent affixed to free magnets from phone books and various organizations.