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
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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