The aesthetic I have chosen for my upcycling project is nature core. The reason why I chose this aesthetic is mainly that I love being surrounded by lush greenery, and also I like artworks of this aesthetic. I currently have two ideas in mind:
My first idea is to create a floating table out of used sheet metal parts and incorporate a nature core artwork in the space below. I plan to use old cardboard, sponges, metal wires, and some wooden skewers for this. I found sheet metal parts in the ITLL machine shop and I have most of the other components that are needed for this. The only problem with idea that I see is that it may need to require too much time to make.
The second idea that I have is to create a terrarium in a used alcohol bottle. A terrarium is something that I have been wanting to build for quite a while and I feel that this may be the perfect opportunity. I have a few empty liquor bottles with me and the mosses and other stuff that go into the bottle can be found at dollar tree.
Hey Anil! Both of these concept fit so well with your aesthetic, and both just seem like they would entertaining for this project. Personally, I am a fan of the terrarium. Have you thought more about how you could incorporate upcycling past just the used liquor bottle? I feel like you could add onto the aesthetic as well with the theme of the terrarium.
Hey India! thanks for the comment. Well, that is one challenge if I choose to do the terrarium. I’ve been considering upcycling some Christmas lights that have been lying around for a while now, but beyond that, I can’t think of anything else.
This is a cool idea! I like how different the ideas are, bottles and a floating table. Think you could combine and make a small-scale floating table for the bottle terrarium? This would combine the aesthetics. I understand how it would be a large time commitment to make that table. It would take a lot of fine tuning to get it stable and sturdy enough for a terrarium.
Hey Alex, thanks for the comment. This thought had actually crossed my mind. I have a few of those small bottles which I could put on the central string of the floating table. But yes, it would be a huge time commitment.