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Get a new view of trash as a source of art and inspiration for your life. This is part of the "creative reuse" movement that reduces what's going in landfills while building a more creative society. See how so much is possible from the most mundane beginnings. Check out the Trashmagination blog for creative reuse projects and adventures.

Trashmagination Creative Reuse Carla Brown

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 13 Ratings

Get a new view of trash as a source of art and inspiration for your life. This is part of the "creative reuse" movement that reduces what's going in landfills while building a more creative society. See how so much is possible from the most mundane beginnings. Check out the Trashmagination blog for creative reuse projects and adventures.

    125 Trashmagination: Listener Survey

    125 Trashmagination: Listener Survey

    Please take a short listener survey to help me decide whether to continue with the Trashmagination podcast.

    • 2 min
    124 Trashmagination: Plastic Tubs Creative Reuse

    124 Trashmagination: Plastic Tubs Creative Reuse

    Laundry soap and cooking oil come in heavy-duty plastic tubs or jugs that are often not recycled by municipal recycling programs. But there are many ways you can creatively reuse them at home and to make art.

    • 15 min
    123 Trashmagination: Hangers Creative Reuse

    123 Trashmagination: Hangers Creative Reuse

    Plastic, metal and wooden hangers can all be creatively reused to make furniture, costumes and other art. Did you know that billions of plastic hangers are thrown away every year?

    • 10 min
    122 Trashmagination: Bread and Grains Creative Reuse

    122 Trashmagination: Bread and Grains Creative Reuse

    Artists and entrepreneurs around the world find creative ways to make beautiful and useful things from bread and grains.

    • 16 min
    121 Trashmagination: Tin Container Creative Reuse

    121 Trashmagination: Tin Container Creative Reuse

    How can you creatively reuse your cookie, biscuit, candy or tea tin containers that make you feel sentimental? 
    Get inspired by artists who cut them into panels to make quilt-like art on salvaged wood, or who make earrings from them. Get lots of ideas for those Altoid tins such as a little house for a toy mouse!

    • 9 min
    120 Trashmagination: Fluffy Rug Course

    120 Trashmagination: Fluffy Rug Course

    If you follow Trashmagination on social media, then you know that my fluffy rug posts went viral in February. There were so many requests for me to make an online course, so guess what? I did it! In today's podcast episode, I share what went into making the course, and why I hope you'll sign up to see at least the free videos.

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

ThisReusableLife ,

This show will help you rethink your trash!

Carla gives practical ideas on how to creatively reuse everyday trash items. She’s truly inspired me to challenge myself to use materials I have around me for craft and art projects rather than always buying new. You’ll definitely learn something from this podcast!

Kathy Saigon ,

Great ideas!

This podcast is full of creative ideas. I dare you to listen and not be inspired to try at least one! It makes the listener feel excited to reduce their trash output, either by crafting or by finding products that are crafted by others.

mamaminimalist ,

LOVE!

I love Carla's upbeat attitude + unique reuse ideas. She's a gem; thank you for all the hard work you do in the name of sustainability!

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