Today I'm going to show you how to make a cheese platter out of repurposed materials from a lampshade! This is a fantastic repurposed ideas tutorial that will show you a really cool way to turn an old lampshade, ready for the garbage, into an adorable cheese platter ready to impress any guest in your home!!!
What does repurposed mean?
When I create posts on repurposed materials, for me that usually means taking something old or something I no longer use for its traditional use, and turning it into a different product or tool so that I can use the same material in a different way.
I'm going to do that today when I show you how the bones of a lampshade and turn it into the base of a cheese platter! It's an excellent upcycle idea (I use repurpose and upcycle often interchangeably) and give new life to an object that might otherwise end up in the trash.
Why is repurposing important?
Another reason why I love repurposed items is that they are mostly free! If we can give an old item new purpose, then it's a brilliant money-saving way to use what we already have without having to buy something new. Plus it means less trash in our landfills, less waste overall, and a fun and creative project to make out of something we may already have on hand!!!
What is another word for repurpose?
As I mentioned above, I usually use repurpose and upcycle interchangeably. Upcycle ideas and repurposed ideas to me mean the same thing. The main point is to rescue something from the trash or the thrift store and give it new life as its job is different than what was originally intended to do.