Re-Innovated Treasures online catalog was developed to encourage and promote awareness in the importance of recycling by showing the many talents of our visitors and customers who have submitted their photos and stories about “taking an old item and making it useful again”.
The photos and stories shared below were submitted from people all around the world, showing their creativity in re-designing items that were no longer in use and finding new purpose for them. Many of the items shown were originally purchased at low cost from thrift stores, rummage sales, flea markets and consignment shops. You will also find some new inventions made from leftover materials that would have otherwise been placed in our landfills.
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"I just wanted to show you what I re-made with the costume I purchased from your store. I had a blast as a pink ninja turtle. From the turtle costume itself, I cut the chest piece off and used iron hem tape to attach it to a green t-shirt dress that I made from an over sized t and outlined with gold glitter glue. From one of the sleeves I made a fingerless glove. The shell was made into a backpack and decorated with gold glitter glue and the nun chucks were left as is. For my turtle feet I took a pair of old slip ons that were ready to hit the trash and painted them with some green fabric glue. All the other details were just from a 1/2 yard piece of pink fabric."
"I made this woodland arrangement from a wicker basket that I found at our local bargain center. To decorate the basket, I picked large pine cones from our backyard. The pine branches are artificial and were purchased at a local thrift store. The entire project cost me less than $5.00 and made a nice addition to my home decor."
"I love to walk the river banks to find unique structures of drift wood, then decorate them. The image I am sending you is one that hangs inside our screen porch. It is decorated with a small bunch of artificial greens, flowers and a perched bird. It is only one of many I have decorated for myself and even sold them."
"I would like to thank you for the opportunity to show my driftwood decorations"
"I made this log bench from a tree that had fallen during a wind storm we had last fall. I had cut part of the tree trunk in half for the bench and used the branches from the tree for the legs. The only money spent in this project was for the sealer, which was less than $20."
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