For my Upcycle project, I had to search for quite some time. At the beginning of the semester when we discussed our comfort levels with design I rated myself at the very bottom of the list. Therefore, it was easier for me to think about my favorite seasons and holidays as inspiration for my project. After much thought, I finally arrived on my project idea which was a Christmas aesthetic as I enjoy the winter season, Colorado, and Christmas happens to be my favorite holiday.
As seen in both of these images above, there are two different ways in the which the Christmas aesthetic can be portrayed. In the first photo there is a Christmas tree with various colors creating a vibrant display of ornaments. In the second picture there is a more simplistic aesthetic as we see a majority of the decorations are a white color. These two images of the same aesthetic are completely different which in my mind makes Christmas such a fun and exciting holiday. Also being with family and maybe getting a few presents doesn’t hurt either.
For my project, I plan to use different light beer cans such as Keystone Light, Bud Light, Coors Light, and others to recreate a Christmas aesthetic. Using different cans will create a sense of Christmas as it will look like the Christmas tree is being decorated with different colored lights or ornaments. The goal of the project is to use recyclable materials laying around the house. Luckily, living with multiple roommates, we have a few beer cans laying around. Using a hot glue gun to mold my cans together, I will construct a Christmas tree which will depict the Christmas aesthetic.
Lastly, I wanted to touch on the family aspect of the holidays and more importantly Christmas. Growing up in a tight knit family, Christmas has been the time everyone gets to spend multiple days of uninterrupted family time. Thus, Christmas is important to myself and my family and creating a Christmas aesthetic will remind me of my family. “Pin by Cassandra Corabi on Winter Decor: Silver Christmas, Christmas Decorations, Christmas Aesthetic.” Pinterest, www.pinterest.com/pin/128563764347328044/.  Livermore, Sienna. “60 Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas That’ll Seriously Upgrade Your Holiday.” House Beautiful, House Beautiful, 30 Nov. 2020, www.housebeautiful.com/entertaining/holidays-celebrations/tips/g505/christmas-tree-decoration-ideas-pictures-1208/.  “Jenna Guillaume”. “39 Aesthetically Pleasing Christmas Trees That’ll Make You Say ‘Goals.’” BuzzFeed, BuzzFeed, 4 Dec. 2020, www.buzzfeed.com/jennaguillaume/christmas-tree-decorating-ideas.  “Pin on Budweiser Beer Christmas Tree.” Pinterest, www.pinterest.com/pin/316448311288714650/.  “Beer Can Tree: Beer Christmas Gifts, Easy Diy Christmas Gifts, Christmas Beer.” Pinterest, www.pinterest.com/pin/54606214208248511/.  Whiting, Karen. “10 Best Christmas Traditions for Family Bonding.” Crosswalk.com, Salem Web Network, 17 Dec. 2019, www.crosswalk.com/special-coverage/christmas-and-advent/10-best-christmas-traditions-for-family-bonding.html.