Upcycling project aesthetic – Naturecore

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:

Idea 1:

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.

Idea 2:

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.


  1. https://www.thespruce.com/how-to-make-terrariums-848007
  2. https://blitsy.com/tensegrity-table-plans/
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  • 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.

    • Anil Antony Karathra
      February 12, 2023 4:23 pm

      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.

    • Anil Antony Karathra
      February 12, 2023 4:27 pm

      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.


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