I decided to post this because it is the quintessential example of what upcycling is about. It's about recycling common materials headed for the trash, yes. But even more, it's about having a vision. Nothing is trash. Everything has a purpose. And everything has a re-purpose. You might have to add a little here and there to make your vision a reality, but with a little time and sense of direction you can turn anything into something to be appreciated.
She used cardboard boxes cut into strips to make the background and then simply wrapped them with yarn and glued them together.