"Using familiar things in unfamiliar ways" is one wonderful definition of creativity.
Project RE_ is a great place to get ideas that play with the notions of upcycling (increasing the value of broken or unused objects by giving them new functions or forms) and creative reuse.
Project RE_ was started by Samuel Nelson Bernier, an industrial designer from Quebec as a university research project.
There are some really novel DIY ideas on the Project RE_ site, and each idea features a materials list and instructions for you to make your own "upcyclables"!
So look through your junk drawer or attic and head over to Project RE_ to get inspired to start your own project!
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