Amazing array of crafted items from recycled materials

Recycling (1)-w500-h500Sue Drage amazed members this week with her vast range of items made from recycled items.  It was ingenious what could be made from items such as old bottles, plastic bags, drinks cans, sweet wrappers, magazines, old t shirts, paper clips, CDs, egg boxes and ties.

Sue has developed these crafty skills in recent years, making items for her own use, others to sell and has also been asked to go into schools to work with children.  She even knits using old plastic carrier bags as ‘yarn.’    Her most bizarre request has been to make a spacesuit for a chicken!

Sue utilises her card making skills as well as her knowledge of origami.  Tools include a hot glue gun, PVA glue, clear nail varnish, sellotape and cling film.

Thanks, too, to Sue’s husband, Richard, for coming along to help set up her display.

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Bags, jars, bird feeder and cases from clear plastic bottles.

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Tote bags made from drinks cartons (left) and crisp packets (right)

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Decorative ‘shoes’ modelled on real shoes – layers of cling film, sellotape plus decorations. Bracelet from folded paper (no glue).

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Sue’s favourite bag made from flattened drinks cans