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Rubbish!: Reuse Your Refuse

Handbook / Manual

By: Kate Shoup (Author)

131 pages, colour photos, colour & b/w illustrations

John Wiley & Sons

Paperback | Apr 2008 | #196067 | ISBN-13: 9780470223574
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NHBS Price: £13.99 $17/€16 approx

About this book

Want to know what goodies you can make with your garbage? Rubbish!: Reuse Your Refuse shows you how to give everyday household items a new life the hip craftster's way. You'll discover how to complete more than 30 creative projects using materials you already have at your disposal, while reducing trash and upcycling your personal style. From a credit card bracelet to a map photo frame, this fun guide shows you how to create truly one-of-a-kind pieces-one earth-friendly project at a time.


Introduction: The "Upside" of Recycling

Part I: Funky See, Funky Do: How Discarded Items Can Take on New Life
Chapter 1: Castoff Call: I Love Trash and Why You Will, Too
Chapter 2: Who Gives a Scrap? Where to Find Those Hidden Gems

Part II: Waste Not Want Not: Creating Objects of Desire
Chapter 3: Diamonds in the Rough: Making Jewelry from Junk
Chapter 4: Accessorize, Don't Excess-orize
Chapter 5: The Refuse Refuge: Projects for Around the House
Chapter 6: Creating a Better World, One Gift at a Time

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Kate Shoup has written or cowritten several books, including Not Your Mama's Stitching and Not Your Mama's Beading, both from Wiley. She has also cowritten a screenplay and starred in a feature-length independent film.

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