Yesterday I shared how you can create change & give your old sewing machine another life, by passing along those old machines and providing others with the opportunity to make a living and/or make a difference in their community. Today I'll show you how deconstruct your sewing machine and turn it into a creative planter.
screw drivers (flat and phillips)
krylon spray paint
Use soap & water to wash off any dirt from the surface. Let it dry. Then using a fine sand paper (I used a prograde fine sanding block) rough up the surface, everywhere you'll be painting. Doing this will help the paint will adhere to the plastic. It is much better to apply paint to a dull surface than one that is slick. Wipe the plastic clean with rubbing alcohol to remove any particles or oils before painting.
Later this month I'll be sharing a few more tutorials that will help you creatively reuse the insides of the machine. If you love this, I hope you'll share it with friends and join me on my mission to change the way we consume and create with the Create Change Movement. The Create Change Movement is a recycling & consumption revolution, by using discarded materials to create innovative, practical, and wearable works of art + we will change the world. Be sure to connect with me on Facebook or Twitter for all the updates and sign up for TrashN2Tees Briefs Newsletter for tutorials, tips, and goodies delivered to your mailbox.