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Upcycle created some really large jellyfish for "The Green home fair".
Who would have though making jellyfish could be so much fun! They have had their challenges but been great to be able to use so much waste and prevent it from ending up in landfill.
These jellyfish were used in Brooklyn mall for the "Green home fair".
So this is a picture of one of the little upcycled jellyfish that will be added to the bigger display. This one was made using and 5 liter water bottle, cutting the bottom off and using the plastic from the bottom to do the internal dangly bits. We then used some foam bubble wrap that was donated by a lady just moving into her new place.
Every part of the bottle is being used!
Take a look at the others we have created so far by following the read more link that follows.
This next baby jelly was made with 2 liter plastic milk bottles.
Dionne Macdonald created this one from a few milk bottles, a Pick and pay packet and a blue shopping bag we found in our plastic bag pile! It's amazing how creative Dionne is and how she leave nothing to waste!
Every little bit of the plastic bottle is being used either in these or some left over parts are being put to use in the larger jellyfish!!!
Upcycle had to make really small jellyfigh to.
Winnie McHenry made these with 2 liter Coke bottles.
these were made using the bottom of the coke bottle to create the main shape of the jellyfish and then the bottom part of the plastic 2 liter coke bottle was cut out for the tentacles and to create the middle section of the jellyfish. Winnie also used the clear plastic wrapping that you find around a 5 liter water bottle, this was cut up into very thin strips and scrunched up into the top of the bottle with other clear plastic that was found in the recycling bag. The final touch was done with some glass paint to give the jellyfish a more opaque look and to help the tentacles have more of a solid finish.
Now for the big ones
We will be installing them at Brooklyn Mall in Pretoria for the Green home fair.
For these we asked for old tents so we could use the fiberglass tent poles to make the frames. Dionne created a frame for one of the large jellies with 2 liter coke bottles and then the tent poles were inserted into the ends to create the dome.
Once the dome was created she painted the poles and then started sticking the fringe she created out of old plastic bags.
The fringe goes all the way around the bottom of the jellyfish to create the soft flow of the jellyfish.
In the mean time Winnie McHenry and Mark Fruhauf have been creating another jellyfish from 2mm plumber pipe and wire for the frame.
Winnie then started plastering it with plastic shopping bags. Once that was done she covered it with an old net curtain and then did the decor that covers the final jellyfish!!
When all our jellyfish were ready to be installed at Brookly shopping mall for the "Green home fair".
We had to load them all up and drive through to Pretoria for a long night of installation and excitment! The excitement came in the form of watching Mark, 18.3 meters up in the air, on a Cherry picker! Scary stuff! These guys that do installations at these heights all the time really should get paid huge salaries!
Mark went up to help install our amazing Jellyfish!!
So this is Dionne's amazing masterpiece once it was installed and flying high!
This picture is of the Upcycle jellyfish installed in brooklyn mall!
Very exciting, lots of fun! Here are some more pics to view in the gallery.