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Re-purpose and Upcycle

Posted on Dec 28, 2014 by in Upcycle and Repurpose

Upcycle: to process (used goods or waste material) so as to produce something that is often better than the original.

I love to re-purpose things and make them into something that can be saved from a landfill.  I was wandering around our local Goodwill store and I noticed an abundance of old mismatched sheets and wondered if there was something that could be done with them.  I searched the web and found that they can be used to make rag rugs.  I then went to YouTube and searched how to make them.  I ventured back to Goodwill and was the crazy sheet buying lady that day because I just couldn’t buy one sheet to see if I could even accomplish this craft.  I usually jump in with both feet and hope for the best.  I love the part of the craft where you rip the sheets into strips (picture I posted of my dog Barney helping me) it is a great stress reliever.  I started crocheting my rug and I was finished in about 3 hours which was great as I had never crocheted before. I encourage everyone to try it.  There are a few other ways to do this craft other than crocheting.  Have fun and save a sheet!  (Barney our dog is an upcycled dog as we rescued him and re-purposed his life.  See anything can be upcycled).