Artist Cheeming Boey has chosen to use an unusual canvas for his work: Styrofoam cups. He uses a Sharpie to create extraordinary images on the vessels. It started as a hobby back in ’06 but now Cheeming sells the cups for several hundred dollars each.
Whenever you have the unfortunate occassion to be at an event that still serves hot beverages in styrofoam cups, you either 1) say “no thank you, it’s 2009, and I won’t use polystyrene any more, where’s the drinking fountain”; or 2) suck it up, feel bad for compromising, enjoy your cocoa, then proceed to impress teeth marks around the top rim, and, if you’re really bored, around the bottom angle.
Remember the Styrofoam wall art post? Well, here’s another version making cool art out of the stuff but using faux moss instead of paper and fabric. To whip a nature-y triptych up of your own, you’ll need some stuff, which include:
1 sheet of 36″ x 12″ x 1″ or 3 squares of 12″ x 12″ Styrofoam
3 14″ x 14″ sheets of faux moss
a serrated knife
a candle stub or paraffin
dental floss (optional)
poster adhesive or small sawtooth hangers an nails for hanging
low-temp glue gun and glue sticks
tacky white craft glue
curly willow twigs, raffia or twine, for embellishment, but totally optional
Bryan, the obviously clever boyfriend of Molly Dash, created this beautiful lighting fixture from everyone’s favorite inspiration…trash. Made of a bit more than packing peanuts and some glue, it’s truly elegant example of very, very upcycling.
1. Large box of packing peanuts 2. Half gallon of wood glue 3. Large clear trash bag (leaf bag) 4. Medium-heavy gauge copper wire for hanging (18 ga.) 5. Needle nose pliers for hanging 6. Sewing needle 7. Continue Reading