Yeah, I’m talking about Japan. You know her. Look at what she made. That’s a piggie candy dispenser made out of PET bottles. Reusing the ribbons from that store-bought gift you got her for her birthday. Oh yeah, and she crocheted the trim around the edges with upcycled t-shirt yarn from her husband’s old t-shirts that she made him by hand last season. Did I mention she also invented t-shirt yarn in her spare time?
She says that she put the trim on to protect the kids’ hands from the sharp edges of the cut bottles. But I say, why are you feeding my kids all that sugar?
Cup saucers made out of safety pins and beans and corn. Yeah, that what I thought too… I can barely get my kids to eat beans, let alone make things out of them.
A goldfish bowl and a plant starter out of a 2L PET bottle. Now I really have no excuse as to why the kids can’t get a pet. The best I can do to reuse a 2L PET bottle is this.
Seriously? A woven PET bottle planter? Where does Japan find the time to make up these ideas, let alone execute them?
And not to be outdone with now slowly waning pincushion trend (Ha Japan! Not keeping up with the Etsy Trend Reports?) here’s her take – and just to rub in the brilliance of making a pincushion of a milk carton, she goes ahead and makes a drawer within and then upholsters it. Just cuz. You know, nothing else to do.
I love Japan.