America Recycles Day is the only nationally-recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States. Every year on and around November 15, thousands of local event organizers mobilize throughout their communities to educate people about recycling.
About a month ago, we shared an upcycled ruler idea on Instagram—and you liked it. A lot. There's something about seeing the potential of an old wooden ruler (or yardstick)—the material and straight lines just make it perfect for upcycling. And the contrasting shades and styles of vintage ones, give the ideas even more of a "wow" factor.
When one door closes, an upcycled one opens. We've seen countless upcycled door ideas: tables, consoles, shelving, benches, garden arbors, etc. The creativity and craftsmanship of reconstructing them for an entirely new purpose is always awe inspiring. But perhaps our most favorite upcycled door idea involves very little imagination: upcycling doors as—wait for it—doors!
SCRAP USA, a national network of creative reuse centers, has officially arrived in Charm City. SCRAP centers, or stores, collect donations of reusable materials and sell them at discounted prices—typically 60-75% off the retail value—to artists, crafters and makers of all ages.