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Oh noes, you dropped that pot and now it’s broken. Whatever will you do with it now? Don’t throw those broken pots away. You can used them to create awesome little fairy gardens using little plants such as succulents and sedums, decorative stones, and maybe a little gnome or two and a house that’s just their size. Voila, fairy garden! Bored Panda assembled a collection of enchanting DIY fairy gardens. These are just a few of our favorites. Click here to view them all.

Photos via hm-decor.com, infojardin.com, Lynette, and naturework.com respectively.

[via Bored Panda]

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Portuguese street artist Artur Bordalo, aka Bordalo II, uses mixed media to create his own interpretations of the urban landscape and environment. He often composes his works using various found items that he merges together into beautiful forms….

Recently, Bordalo II was invited to produce an installation as part of WOOL, an urban art festival in Covilhã, Portugal. It took him a little more than one week to create Owl Eyes, a collaged owl composed of found trash and recycled materials. 

(via Impressive 3D Street Art Created with Recycled Materials - My Modern Met)

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Let’s pay a visit to the Department of Exceptional Upcycling and check out the work of Russian sculptor Igor Verniy, who uses scrap metal, silverware, old bike chains and other salvaged materials to create fantastic steampunk and cyberpunk creatures. Many of Verniy’s intricate sculptures are designed to be full articulated and feature lots of moving parts enabling them to posed in a wide variety of lifelike positions.

Head over to Verniy’s Facebook and VK pages to check out lots more of his outstanding artwork.

[via Colossal]Scrap 

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Today the Department of Exceptional Upcyling explores the fantastic life-size metal animals made by Iranian sculptor Hasan Novrozi, who welds his creatures together using countless pieces of scrap metal, including old car parts and metal tools.

Visit Hasan Novrozi’s Facebook page to check out more of his stunning metal birds and beasts.

[via Twisted Sifter and Bored Panda]

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Another ‘The Moon’ Tarot Cardigan, made as a custom order.

If you would like to have your favorite Tarot card painted on a garment, or as a original black and white drawing on paper (up to size DIN A2 42 cm x 59,4 cm), feel free to contact me through tumblr or my etsy store: www.etsy.com/shop/moonintaurus.

Eco-friendly upcycling comes first, thats why I only paint on vintage/second-hand clothing, you can read about this here.

More of my illustrations can also be found on deviantart.

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Today the Department of Beguiling Book Art is enjoying the enchanting creations of England-born, Washington-based illustrator Isobelle Ouzman, who transforms discarded books into handheld dreamscapes.

“Every book that I alter was found in a box by a dumpster in Seattle, a recycling bin, a thrift store, or was given to me by someone who no longer wants it. Rather than have these discarded books sit out in the rain or in some store to gather dust, I’m trying to make good use of them. I love books very much and would never carve into one that was valuable. I’m just trying to bring them back to life. Make them mean something once more.”

Ouzman creates her intricate book sculptures using an x-acto knife, plenty of glue, pens, and watercolors. Opening and peering into these altered books feels like a wonderful visual reminder that reading a really good book is like entering another world.

To purchase one of her book sculptures or request a personal commission, visit Isobelle Ouzman’s Etsy shop.

Head over to Isobelle Ouzman’s website to check out more of her artwork or follow her right here on Tumblr at belleiso.

[via Junkculture]