Have you ever been at Goodwill and found some amazingly awesome treasure (“I can’t believe it! A Scrabble board with 75% of the letter tiles missing!”), but couldn’t justify forking over the 37 cents because you didn’t know what you’d do with it once you got it home?
Well, you’re free to upcycle to your heart’s content now, because Amazing Goodwill has their own Upcycling Expert, with ideas for how to transform other people’s cast-off items into great new stuff with tutorials like this one for a Kickball Bag.
Just a few seemingly simple cuts, flips and snaps will take this kickball from forgotten playground junk to stylish new accessory! It seemed so simple, in fact, that CraftFail reader Karen couldn’t resist giving it a try.
Unfortunately, this kickball needs to get kicked to the curb. Instead of being upcycled into a purse, it looks like it just got downgraded to garbage. On the bright side, I can’t quite imagine what kind of situation you’d run into when an inside-out kickball would be the perfect accessory, anyway…
For more laughs visit Robyn at Hollow Tree Ventures, who hopes one of her kids sees this purse and makes it for Mother’s Day – so she can stop carrying the one they made out of duct tape.