From constructing a portable greenhouse from old picture frames to creating your own drawstring bags for zero-waste, zero-plastic shopping trips, these projects will change both the aesthetic and the philosophy of your life, for the better, for good.
Makers are at the forefront of finding solutions for sustainable living. Crafting something from scratch means you get to carefully choose the materials you use, your method and philosophy for making it, and the way you use the final product.
Maker.Sustainable features 15 step-by-step projects that are created using sustainable materials and upcycling methods. Each make will help readers along their journey to an eco-friendly lifestyle, not only in the repurposing of the old into new and beautiful products, but in the making of practical, useful tools that will actively encourage a more sustainable way of life. Created by artist and educator Audrey Love, a passionate advocate of upcycling and sustainable design, the projects range from easy as pie to satisfyingly advanced. Audrey's step-by-step instructions are easy to follow, and accompanied by beautiful photography sharing styling ideas and essential technical skills. From constructing a portable greenhouse from old picture frames to creating your own drawstring bags for zero-waste, zero-plastic shopping trips, these projects will change both the aesthetic and the philosophy of your life, for the better, for good.
Audrey Love is an artist, maker and educator. She creates step-by-step projects for Instructables, and is art projects manager for Burning Man festival. She lives in California.
Table Of Contents:
Stamped fabric curtains • Cyanotype chair reupholstery • Wine crate storage bench • Resin mosaic tabletop • Papercrete pendant lamp • Self-watering planter • Wine crate and picture frame greenhouse • Upcycled hanging garden • Cookie tin solar lamp • Ladybird house • Sweater into gear protector • Envelope lunch cooler • Portable Bluetooth speaker from an old radio • Massaging shampoo bar • Drawstring grocery bags.