Upcycled Crafts: Organicycling
We’re always trying to come up with the craftiest, most creative ways to reuse and repurpose materials so that they stay out of the landfill. We also like to think up new words, which is what this post is about: organicycling is a term we came up with to describe part of what we do with our crafting. It’s like upcycling, but using organic materials like tree branches and rocks. We used tree branches and rocks to make our tree that we had on display at Maker Faire last year, pictured below.
As Ruth, who coined the term, says, organicycling is all about drawing inspiration from nature. She spent many a walk with her dog, searching for the perfect tree branch for our tree. Of course, we are not the first ones to draw inspiration from nature – humans have been doing that from the very beginning. However, we not only draw inspiration from nature, but know we have to work hard to help preserve it for future generations. One of the big reasons that we do our upcycled crafting is to use it as a vehicle with which to educate people about the importance of conserving our resources.
With this goal of preserving and protecting nature in mind, the term organicycling seems only, well, natural!
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