For my upcycling project I was having some difficulty trying to figure out what I wanted to do for the project. My inspiration for the upcycling project came from the famous picture of Bobby Orr celebrating a goal in the Stanley Cup Finals (featured image) that I have hanging up in my apartment right now. I then began to think how I could combine the aesthetics of old, classic hockey sticks to a more modern trend. It is then that I came to the realization that I wanted to make a desktop polaroid picture frame out of old wooden hockey sticks that I had at my parents’ house. How I am planning on holding multiple pictures in the frame is by stapling chicken wire to the backside of the open frame, and then holding the different pictures with miniature clothespins. Mounting the picture frame upright will be done by hot gluing two hockey pucks to the bottom face of the frame. How this classic aesthetic of old hockey sticks relates to the current fad of taking polaroid pictures was something that interested me, and I am looking forward to seeing what I produce. Below is a visual representation of the sticks I will be using along with a similar example of someone else’s creation.
Image sources: (in order of appearance)
Featured image: https://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/orr-on-hockeys-most-iconic-photograph/ Original photographer: Ray Lussier
https://christianhockey.com/ Pulled from the website’s main webpage
https://www.custommade.com/hockey-picture-frame/by/khgunderson/ Creator: K. H. Gunderson