Trends tend to recycle. Bell bottoms of the 70s become the wide leg pants of today, the same thing happens in design; styles resurface with a slightly new look. Were always trying to reinvent our favorite looks and reuse or recycle old items. Cheryl Sleboda is first as she hacks an old hoodie to create a costume. Then Candie Cooper takes old pieces and revamps them for new looks. Finally, Joe Rotella revitalizes heat transfer techniques to make a modern tote bag.
Books are not just for reading! Tool expert Joe Rotella cuts a niche in a book to create a planter. Craft metal book hinges with designer Mary Hettmansperger and Mou Saha makes vintage books into colorful art journals. Host Julie Fei Fan Balzer has a tip for creating a charming little book necklace.