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What if those plastic grocery bags that pile-up in heaps could be turned into beautiful light fixtures or jewelry? How great would it be if your old vinyl records could be transformed into totes and clocks? How about those rusty old road signs? Wouldn’t they be better used as a chair? How about flattened soda cans instead of aluminum siding on your house?

If this sounds like a dream come true, you should check out the artists and their products featured in this article. They have found new ways to recycle the most common household materials. In their creative hands, the most useless, worn-out, everyday items are changed forever into unique, fascinating, and fully functioning works of art. As you read, please keep in mind all of the things that YOU throw away each and every day. Could there be a better use for your trash?

If you don’t think of yourself as an artistic person, the people at, have many products that are environmentally-friendly. Visit to purchase the items featured in our article plus many more, or just take a look to get ideas for your own projects.

Article written by M.B.Roberts / Issue 73 - September 7858
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