Art from Recycled Objects

Earth Day is coming up soon. Earth Day encourages us to stop and think about how pollution, litter, waste, and overuse affects our planet. This is not a political day nor should it be. This day is about the little things we learned in kindergarten, don’t litter, don’t dump your trash in creeks and rivers and don’t be wasteful with natural resources.

The words reduce, reuse, recycle can be applied to art. For some of us, our art is completely based on reusing and upcycling. Here is my nod to reusing and upcycling an old metal tray. The ferns were taken from an old flower arrangement. The seashells were gathering dust in our bookcase. The light blue glass came from the burnt out ruins of an old house. The gears and sprockets were salvaged from old watches. The chain on the diving helmet came from an old ceiling fan and I used some sort of metal washer to make the faceplate on the diving helmet stand out. upcyclemermaid

Thanks for looking and as always, comments are welcome.

I’ve entered this piece in a contest over on the Frilly and Funkie blog.

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Sara Emily

What a gorgeous upcycled piece! Your frame looks fabulous and I love the idea of using the ceiling fan chain! 🙂 🙂


Beautiful use of re-cycled bits and pieces. Love the rich texture and beautiful layers. Gorgeous design. Thanks for playing along in the “It’s Not Easy Being Green” Challenge at Frilly and Funkie this week!


WOW!!!! This is a real beauty! I had to make the photo bigger so I could drink in all the wondrous details. The composition is spot on, and the details are so whimsical and imaginative. I love the way you repurposed all these bits and pieces into a beautiful art piece! Thanks so much for sharing with us at the Frilly and Funkie “It’s Not Easy Being Green” Challenge!

Jenny Marples

Oh my goodness this truly represents recycling at it’s best! Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie xx


This is beautiful! It’s cool to see how all of these seemingly random objects came together to create such a beautiful piece of art! ?


This is super cool! Awesome collage and repurposing. Biggest congrats on your top 3 at F&F!!! Yay, happy dance…

Sara Emily

Congratulations on your Top 3 Pick at Frilly and Funkie!