How To Make Trash Into Treasure And Something From Nothing
Create An Awe-Inspiring Array Of Trash To Treasure Crafts To Earn Money From HomeSome people throw out trash and others make trash into treasure so you can see the results of recycling at nearly all church bazaars and local craft fairs. For example, wind chimes made from the tops of coffee and vegetable cans, and Christmas angels made by adding colored felt (wings) and an old scouring pad (hair) to an empty Ivory Liquid dish washing detergent bottle. The drive to turn refuse into useful or pretty objects of art gathered momentum around 1970, when the idea of recycling was new and exciting. Suddenly, it was hip to see beauty and purpose in what the rest of the world regarded as junk. People were already using old rags, pipes, and trash to make things for hanging on walls. They also made useful things with building materials. In the late 60’s, crafters made clever reuse of old automobile parts as geodesic dome housing. Hippies wore cast-off army uniforms and ratty old clothes, creating fashion from flea market pickings and Salvation Army store bargains. These fads jumped quickly to art galleries, counterculture and the average persons’s home. By the mid-seventies, many handy rural, small-town and suburbanite creative types eagerly adopted the idea of making something from nothing because it segued perfectly into the same pecuniary values that encouraged them to join their local “Dollar Tree” club back in the fifties. And it also provided them something that rural Americans have always relished—new hobbies.
Crafts Is A Number One Bestseller For Stay At Home MomsTo help the inventive recyclers in their quest to make treasure from trash and have a good time at it, crafts books were published about:
- Something from nothing
- Crafts from nothing
- Junk shopping
- Creating with cattails, cones and seed pods, etc.
- Treasures from trash