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Up-Turn

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Rebecca Garner
Up-Turn

Project Type

Make-it-Yourself

Category

Furniture

Waste Materials

Garden Waste

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Up-Turn encourages a fun new way to Up-Cycle. The idea is to think out side the box, in this case literally outside the box and then up turn the box.This Up-Turn stool is mixture of Up-Cycling and embroidery onto wine corks which creates a colourful surface perfect to apply onto the base of the original waste product creating your Up-Turn furniture.

Materials & Equipment List

Two garden grates Wine corksEmbroidery thread UHU glue Epoxy resinNeedle Serrated knife Sand paper

Making Instructions (Login to see the full instructions)

Firstly you must find your crates that you wish to Up-Cycle, then you should Up-Turn them to get the first glimpse of your new stool.
Secondly you will need a few wine corks, as this will create the surface in which you will eventually sit on.
To give the crates a different effect and to get rid of the harsh black colour to the crates I simply sanded some of the colour off.
Then using Z-poxy resin, mixing the two bottles together creating the glue you must line the areas of the two creates that will be stuck together. Firmly apply pressure and let the glue dry.
By using an ordinary kitchen knife with a serrated edge, slice the cork into sections about 4mm thick.
Once you have sliced your cork into thinner circles you can get to work embroidering them. Chose a few different coloured threads to create a unique pattern on top of your stool, then simply thread the needle through the cork wrapping it around the edge as you go until the full circle is complete. Repeat this process as many times as needed until you have enough embroidered cork to cover the base.
After embroidering the cork you can then use UHU glue to stick to the base.
Apply firm pressure for a few seconds to ensure that it is fully stuck down.
After filling the whole base with your brightly coloured embroidered corks, you create the surface in which you will sit on. Completing your Up-Turn stool.
Up-Turn stool using crates and wine cork.
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Rebecca Garner

Rugby

United Kingdom

Product Design student at Nottingham Trent University....

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