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    Hello all,

    I'm not sure if this is the correct place, so forgive me if I should have posted elsewhere! I'd like to start recycling and upcycling. I have collected a few bits and pieces from charity shops and have plenty of ideas. but, I have some old fur cushion covers that I was about to send to the charity shop. They've served their purpose for me as cushion covers, but has anyone any ideas on what I could do with them?

    Many many thanks,

    Fiona

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    Hi and welcome to the boards.

    Recycling and upcycling is an enormous bag of different stuff. I have been thinking and plotting and planning for almost a year now.

    What sort of things are you interested in making? If you pop over to my blog you'll see how far I have got - books on how to have been reviewed and very little has been made because I have so many ideas and so little time.

    I have an ideas book, well it is a .notebook file that I keep pictures links and ideas in. It has been invaluable in helping me avoid actually making but it has helped me narrow down the sort of thing I want to do.

    Try a quick google, there are loads of sites with ideas, and it is fun seeing the wide variety of skills, ideas and saleable / gift ideas other people's junk can make.

    I hope that helped. I'm sure that a few others will be in soon, they are a really friendly lot round here

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    if they are in a good condition, turn them into handbags....or purses?

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    Doh! I misread your post - sorry!

    Furry cushion covers.... I understand that fur trim is back, so what about a furry cuffs for gloves and hat or scarf? You could make them detachable.....

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    Just what I was going to suggest. I was next to a stall last month selling fur cuffs - for wrists, ankles/tops of boots, round heads/like hats with no tops and scarves with no end/a circle you twist in two are it looks like a collar. she was selling them for 12 to 35 and doing a roaring trade.

    Then my ideas go -
    fur handbags,
    patch different patterned fur together and make a fur waist coat or jacket or coat,
    and what I did yonks ago - make my kids ewok costumes for a fancy dress parade

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    You could also, if enough of the fur matches, make a fun fake "taxidermy" animal rug - just cut it in a rough animal shape, firmly attach a couple of teddy bear eyes and a plastic nose, and make some ears to go where they would be seen on a real animal head. They can be backed with felt or hessian.

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    Thanks for all your ideas! I've got lots to think about. Thank you!

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    iPad covers? Could look really funny and cool

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    hot water bottle covers, kindle covers




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