Walking through the hallways of the Stampington offices, you’ll find a multitude of projects that were created from recycled objects for little to no cost. A distressed picture frame displaying bitty bags and ephemera accents the craft studio’s wall, upcycled egg cartons-turned-spring favors perch on a shelf, and a softie doll dress collection crafted from fabric scraps dangle from wire hangers. When we stumble across discarded items at flea markets and thrift stores, I’m convinced that the other customers can hear the ideas bouncing around in our heads.
In observance of the green-conscious holidays this month (hello Earth Day and Arbor Day!), we invite you to enter our Pinterest Upcycled Challenge. Create a pinboard that celebrates recycled art projects and features DIYs fashioned from items that would have otherwise been discarded. Do you see potential in an unwanted wooden shutter or clothing you’ve outgrown? Want to show us how you gave an old nightstand a new coat of paint – and a new purpose? We encourage you to post images of projects that you made yourself, as well as innovative ideas that you want to try.
The pinner with the most creative green-conscious board will be awarded a $25 gift certificate to The Shoppe, and three runner-ups will receive a GreenCraft issue of their choice! Take a look at our sample pin board and head to your local thrift store or start a spring cleaning spree to uncover items you can reuse to reduce waste and promote art!
Want a little inspiration to get you going? Check out the current issue of GreenCraft for resourceful project ideas.
Please compose a short paragraph in the description of your board telling us how you plan to craft “green” this month. Comment below with the link to your board.
I would like to thank everyone who entered our Cruise in Chartreuse Pinterest Color Challenge. I am excited to announce that Irene Grubb is our winner! Her stunning board of Chartreuse-hued dresses, vintage finds, and interior décor really WOWed us. Congratulations, Irene! You have won a copy of the new March/April ’12 issue of Somerset Studio! We will be in contact with you about the details of your prize.
Images, left to right: GreenCraft Autumn 2010, GreenCraft Autumn 2010, GreenCraft Autumn 2011, GreenCraft Spring 2012
This contest is open to residents of the U.S. and expires at midnight on April 30, 2012.
Update 5/16/12: We have our winners! Congratulations to Grand Prize winner Danielle Hunter, and runner-ups Deb Moon and Alina Gridley. We will be in contact with you shortly in regard to your prizes.
Posted: Sunday, April 1st, 2012 @ 11:46 pm
Categories: Community, Contest, DIY.
Tags: Contest, Pinterest.
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