As part of a series called 5 Easy Pieces, we’ll be gathering our favorite upcycled, re-purposed, vintage, and handmade stuff from around the web for you to buy or make yourself. So stay tuned for quick lists of 5 must-haves and get ready to wish you had thought of that.
Bike Chain Frame
Handmade with recycled bike parts in Oregon, these frames ($38) are adorned with upcycled chains. To display your photographs, visit Uncommongoods.com.
Upcycled Window Picture Frame
Show off each member of the family in a refurbished window frame. The four-pane display ($70) offers a rustic touch to any home decor. Visit Etsy.com/shop/CairnWorks to pick up your unique frame.
Tire Tread Frame
Made by fair trade practices in India, old tires are upcycled into one-of-a-kind photo frames. These home accessories ($21) are finished with a clear lacquer and can be hung or displayed on a shelf. Visit Tenthousandvillages.com to grab this frame for your mantel.
Forget Facebook, show off snapshots from your trek to Thailand in an unhinged photo album ($59). Made from a variety of door hinges welded together, this sturdy album uses standard size photo pages. Visit Etsy.com/shop/nevastarr for this fun gift.
Keyboard Picture Frame
Display loved ones at the office with a frame made from discarded keyboards. Electronic waste gets a new life with this fun and quirky accessory. Get your frame ($23) at Hipcycle.com.
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