Monday, 28 May 2018

Go Green -Upcycle

Today's Challenge at Make My Monday was chosen by Pryia and the theme she has chosen is " Go Green-Upcycle". I  haven't made a card this time but have used an oak stave that would have ended up in the wood burning stove to make a holder for tealights.

We live in the North East of Scotland near the Whisky Trail where Distilleries abound, there are 7 working and 1 historic in a small area. Distilleries are supported by Cooperages, and there are 2 nearby,1 where barrels are repaired, and 1 who make them new as well as make repairs.

Below a stave which is no longer suitable for use

Sanded using hubby's orbital sander, the oak cleans up with a bit of care and sanding, I then marked the position I wanted to put the tea-lights and using a 40mm circle hole cutter, cut to the depth of the tea-light. Poor hubby was on tenterhooks the whole time, not sure whether he was worried about me or his tools though.

 Pop over to the Challenge Blog for some inspiration and see the fabulous makes there.



EmmaT said...

What a fantastic and unique project, the end result is brilliant. Emmax

Basslady said...

this is so incredibly cool, teamie!

hugs and kisses from germany
silvi xoxo

Rainey's Craft Room said...

What a fabulous project Meg, you've done an amazing job and created something very decorative and useful out of a redundant piece of wood. Well done you for getting hubby to let you use his tools too, I don't think mine would have been so obliging :)

Chris said...

Wow! You ARE multi talented Meg, this is fantastic, I'm very impressed with your woodwork skills

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh WOW this is fantastic!! What agreat upcylce idea. My son and his g/f are always popping to distileries when they are on their hols. Love H x

KandA said...

What a fabulous idea and it's turned out perfectly..... and I'm sure no tools or body parts were damaged in the process either. Men do fuss don't they?! xx

cuilliesocks said...

WOW Meg what a fabulous make, brilliant piece of upcycling, a very stylish work of home decor, Kate x

Cazro said...

This is a wonderful creative and ingenious up-cycled project. Great work Meg, hope the OH is now fully recovered. Caz

cotnob said...

This is fabulous Meg, such a great idea.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Kathleen said...

Wow what a great make-over, it looks super.

Kath x

crafty-stamper said...

What a brilliant idea and great recycling too-hubby??? definitely worried about his tools lol
Carol x

marieraly said...

Oh this is just a gorgeous project you have created. Great work.
Thank you for sharing with us over here at Card Mania Challenge and good luck!

Unknown said...

Wow! Faboulouse idea...Wonderful <3
Thank you for playing with us at Card Mania Challenge ! Wish you good luck!
DT – Veana R.

Sarah said...

What a brilliant upcycle, a true "one of a kind" xx

julie_woolston said...

Absolutely gorgeous Meg, love the papers and image.
Hugs Julie xxx

Leslie said...

Love this! Thanks so much for participating in the Love To Craft's "May Anything Goes" challenge! Sorry for the late comment - have been having internet issues.
Leslie, LTCCB DT
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Priya said...

Wow Meg...
Such a brilliant and unique project.
I'm so sorry to put you through So much of hard work but the outcome is just fabulous.