This month's creativity challenge centered around a seemingly innocuous house construction element. I issued the following challenge to teamupcyclers:
"The challenge for this month is a drain spout. I bought one to redo my gutters and then (after spray painting it) discovered where I could get affordable rain chains. Now I have a 12' drain spout and nothing to do with it. To make this easier I will take entries consisting of any metal construction waste that is generally pipe shaped. Cans will not be accepted, although a stovepipe would."
Well, I had exactly one idea with what to do with it. But I was impressed by the ingenuity and talent of my fellow teammates.
It was a tough choice. I was torn my favorite two. Sarah Kristen of SweetSomeday had the distinct advantage of creating wind chimes (which I love!) and so prevailed with her entry of her pipe wind chimes pictured here:
You can see her whole project from design to construction on her blog and here are a few items you can find at her shop:
The runner up was the intrepid M. Basile, Who created this beautiful pencil/ flower holder from an elbow piece of a drain pipe:
You can see her other work at her facebook page
Marie took a different tact and used metal construction debris to create these personalized copper pendants.
All items entries can be found on our Upcyclers Creative Challenge Pinterest Board!
Congratulations to everyone and their creativity! Join us next month by following the next creativity challenge here.