Crafting at the Hardware Store
One of my favorite places to visit for inspiration and ideas is my local hardware store. I love hardware stores because it’s a great place to find raw materials that have yet to be imagined or used for an intended purpose. A LOT of my upcycling projects seen in my books have started with trips up and down the aisle of the store… like this hose clamp found in the plumbing section became….
Wine cork trivets… just fill, tighten, use.
White tile just under $1 a piece….
Faux bois coasters using just porcelain glaze (from Michaels) and a wood graining tool…..
Sheets of plexi glass (they look frosted now because of the protective sheet on top) can be bought in pairs and pressed leaves or artwork can be placed in between two panes. Seal the edges with metal binder clips and you’ve got instant art!
Leaf silhouettes from my book Upcycling. These are just two plexiglass panes and metal binder clips…
And this guy. I know it’s for something to put outdoors to vent something (HELP ME HERE), but I think inverted, it could be a great pendant light fixture in the home…