Upcycling: Recycled Crafts

Green-decorating expert Danny Seo creates recycled crafts in his book Upcycling and came up with these easy, exclusive projects below and in the how-to videos here. Watch him in action!

By Danny Seo | Photography by Allison Gootee

Crafty Printed Plates

To design a plate:

1. Search for the word "silhouette" on the Internet and print out your favorite image on sticker paper (sold at office-supply stores).

2. Place the sticker on the plate and apply a light coat of Valspar metallic gold spray paint (available at Lowe's stores).

3. Wait five minutes for the paint to set, then peel off the sticker.

Danny's Tip

Use mismatched plates for a modern look. If silhouettes aren't your style, try round stickers for dots, painter's tape for stripes.

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