Books to Inspire You to… Renew! Recycle! Create!

Taking something that already exists and creating something new with it has such poetry – or at least that’s how I see it. It can also be described as resourcefulness, flexibility, thrift, or upcycling. You’ve read about my adventures making old things into something new (felted jacket, wine cork trivet, Christmas tree), now read about how you can do it yourself. Here are some books encouraging ways to make something new from something not-so-new:

1000 Ideas for Creative Reuse: Remake, Restyle, Recycle, Renew (1000 Series) by Garth Johnson
$16.50 from or   £11.45 from

Re-Bound: Creating Handmade Books from Recycled and Repurposed Materials by Jeannine Stein
$16.49 from or   £8.85 from

Eco Books: Inventive Projects from the Recycling Bin by Terry Taylor
$15.61 from or   £9.65 from

Eco Craft: Recycle Recraft Restyle by Susan Wasinger
$16.47 from or   £10.88 from

Big Green Book of Recycled Crafts (#4802) by Leisure Arts
$14.96 from or £11.35 from

Craftcycle: 100+ Earth-Friendly Projects and Ideas for Everyday Living by Heidi Boyd
$15.63 from Amazon.com5.63 from Amazon.com5.5. or £9.07 from

Rubbish!: Reuse Your Refuse by Kate Shoup
$13.59 from or £9.09 on

Playing with Books: The Art of Upcycling, Deconstructing, and Reimagining the Book by Jason Thompson
$16.49 from or £11.43 from

Re-Creative: 50 Projects for Turning Found Items Into Contemporary Design by Steve Dodds
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Upcycling by Gunter Pauli or from

EveryDay Upcycle: 101 Scrap Crafts and Repurpose Projects by GreenCraftBlog
$14.99 as Kindle Edition from

Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things by William McDonough
$18.15 from or £5.63 from

Generation T: 108 Ways to Transform a T-shirt by Megan Nicolay
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Generation T: Beyond Fashion: 120 New Ways to Transform a T-shirt by Megan Nicolay
$9.72 from or £7.43 from

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