One way to cut down on the waste cluttering our planet is to use what you already have in your house or that you can easily get, but you also don’t have to fill your house with old things. Upcycled crafts are the perfect way to renew and reuse things that you might think are out of style or useless. Giving a used item a makeover is a fun way to exercise your creativity, save some money, and show respect for our planet. Today, FaveCraft.com’s celebration of our lovely blue planet continues with another innovative, Earth-friendly craft.
Day three of Earth Week brings us to a fantastic tutorial involving a chair. Nicole from Darn Good Yarn walks us through the surprisingly easy process of giving an old chair a new look. With a couple of simple materials you can create a fun and funky chair for your household.
Refurbish An Old Chair With Yarn
- 4.5 skeins of 4-ply Sari Ribbon Rope
- 1 Reclaimed Silk Scarf
1. Cut the yarn into strips and tie them where you want them. For my chair, I wrapped the yarn around the chair legs and tied them, then tacked it down with a dab of glue.
2. I popped off the seat cushion and reupholstered it with one of my Reclaimed Silk Scarves. You can also re-foam the chair if you need to.
Thanks again to Nicole from Darn Good Yarn for allowing us to share this tutorial!
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What is your favorite way to upcycle items?