The #ObjectProject is a monthly hashtag that challenges the Instagram community to think creatively about everyday objects.
This month, we decided to push the boundaries - creatively and environmentally - with #ObjectProject_Recycling. The entries proved that even the most inconspicuous objects can be reimagined creatively.
A huge thank you to @caroline_south for being the inspiration for this challenge. She’s a passionate environmentalist, beach cleaner and artist, and we were lucky enough to have her lead the challenge and judge the entries.
So, before we announce the winner, here are some of our highlights.
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• Litter Bugs 🗑🐜 • Today I’m joining in with the @carolinesouth, @whalar challenge. We’ve all seen the images of plastic pollution, so anything that highlights the issue of waste gets a tick ✅ in my book. Ingredients for today’s post are all from recycled and found objects including: - Corks (oopps I had quite a few of those saved) - Recycled paper & single use plastics (great for bug wings), - Wires and LED lights rescued from disused electronics. Good for legs and antenna. - Button studs from old clothes. - Sticks from the garden painted with left over paint found in my garage. Do join in with this great challenge #objectprojectrecycling or just get stuck into being creative with waste! - - - #freakebana #myweekofquirky #creativehappylife #candyminimal #nothingisordinary #colormehappy #simplethingsmadebeautiful #papercrafts #meetkvell #hurrayforplay #distractionsandinspirations #crafttheraindow #madetocreate #makerlife #ihavethisthingwithcolor #recycledart #junkmodelling #upcycleart #recycledcraft
Image by @elle_nie_da (Well, we couldn't resist a Whale tail, could we?!)
Now we’ve whet your appetite, go check out the rest of the entries, and show them some love for not only showing us their creative flare, but for helping us to think about environmental issues and just how much waste - particularly plastic - affects our day to day lives.
And now, the winner is....
If you missed out on this month's project, don't worry, all of our #ObjectProject videos are now open for everyone to enjoy, so make sure you subscribe to our YouTube channel to keep up to date, or follow us on Instagram to watch them on IGTV. Next month's theme will be coming to you soon, so keep your eyes peeled.