When thinking about upcycling and specifically, purchasing upcycled products for gifts, oftentimes brings one to pause and consider whether the item can really be beautiful and unique without being "trashy". Unfortunately, the art of upcycling can still be thought of as reusing garbage by the average consumer. For those of us that know better, and want to introduce others to the unusual beauty of upcycled creations, we would like to suggest you point your friends and neighbors to the wonderful world of Pinterest. I guarantee that they will never look at upcycling in the same way again.
The Hipcycle Pinterest page is filled with boards which are filled with individual pins of some of the most beautiful photos of ideas and projects. You could literally spend hours browsing the photos and admiring the ingenuity and creativity of Hipcycle readers. There are boards with ideas, boards with upcycled items for sale, gift ideas and DIY projects you can make at home. With over 5,000 followers who can also contribute to the page, you are sure to find that "perfect" item you have been looking for, either as something you can do yourself or something amazing for sale by another upcycler.
A recent browsing session brought us to this amazing greenhouse made of CD jewel cases. Browsing further we find other little gems of information like a chart which explains companion gardening. A personal favorite is this ingenious use of a bird food feeder which has been upcycled into a basket full of gifts for our feathered friends to bring warmth to their nests. I promise you that you will be asking yourself "why didn't I think of that?". I also promise that you will be inspired and more importantly, appreciative of the wonderful ideas shown that will make perfect gifts in the upcoming holiday season.
We would love to welcome you to our Pinterest family and we look forward to sharing with you, and exciting you, with all the possibilities. We are confident that you will find us to be a favorite little corner on the web.
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