Thursday, February 10, 2011

my creative space..up cycling

I found these coasters at the op shop this week & could not go past those delicious colours all  pinned together...
I'd recently chopped up an old thrifted table runner & made coasters out of it, but seeing as we never seem to use coasters around here, I've decided to crochet a chain & join them all together as a garland! 
I wish I could show you a picture of it strug up in my living room, but I can't get it all in the shot.  I am completely in LOVE with it!

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39 comments:

  1. That is so cool! Love that you took something everyday and made it into something wonderful. Well done!

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  2. That looks beautiful ! Well done - genius upcycling - great colours too. Happy Thursday, Dee x

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  3. That is a fantastic idea!! I love it!

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  4. Ooh i like that - especially against the white walls. Nice idea.

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  5. Oh I love this too, and I am all for giving new life to unwanted items :)

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  6. Yummy - loving the colours too.
    Carmel

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  7. You should be in love with it - it is gorgeous!

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  8. They were made for each other! I can imagine how lovely it must look. :)

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  9. I think I'm in love with it too, lol.
    Looks awesome!!!

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  10. Really love this - what a great idea!
    Would love to see them all strung up!x

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  11. Gorgeous colors, Mel! And a great upcycle....

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  12. I think this might be my all time favorite!!

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  13. WOW, you really having a great thing going on here Mel, love it. Love Posie

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  14. You know me and garlands... it was love at first sight!! x

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  15. I'm completely in love with it too! Clever thing you are!

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  16. Hej Mel
    I LOVE this!
    Clever you...
    Have you seen the blog Dottie Angel?
    I think you would like it.
    Have a great weekend
    LOVE PEACE enJOY
    Julie
    x

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  17. I can't believe those were coasters - they are so pretty (all my coasters are just boring cork thingys you put half cold mugs of coffee on??)

    Would so love to see the garland all strung up :-)
    xxxCate

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  18. What an awesome find...Love what you did with it too...Beautiful.

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  19. oooo, love it! crocheting is something I'm yet to even attempt!

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  20. This looks so beautiful. Well done.

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  21. what a great idea! We have an Amazon gift bag - which looks similar in material to the coasters - that I could use to do this. Awesome.

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  22. The colours are lovely! Its great to make something beautiful out of recycled materials!

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  23. Its gorgeous Mel! I love the way it all works together, the colors and the neutrals and everything.

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  24. gorgeous mel, i'd been saving up the crochet place mats to use as snowflakes for window decoration at xmas. these little ones would work a treat too .

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  25. I love it so unique! And pretty colours :-) My romance inky is up :-)
    http://theclipcafeblog.blogspot.com/2011/02/relive-romance-challenge.html

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  26. You found them at the OP SHOP!!!? What was the person who gave them away thinking! I LOVE them.... I would have grabbed them in a flash.

    And the pieces of table runner.... you've given me an idea! I've got an old table cloth much like those pieces put together that I've never used..... hmmmmmm.

    Linda. xox

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  27. I'm in love with it too. It's just divine. All those colours and textures. What a brilliant idea. Too cool to just have as coasters. The mobile idea is brilliant. Can't wait to see what you get up to next. Pruxxx

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  28. It's beautiful and such a clever idea. I love crochet coasters too but don't use them either much so this is a lovely way to use these pretty doilies. xo

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  29. Oh, it's gorgeous, what a great idea!

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