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We asked you to use your imagination to create the winning project for a chance to be named Goodwill's Ultimate Upcycler ... The votes are in and we're excited to announce the 2019 Ultimate Upcycler is Jody M.!

Congratulations Jody and THANK YOU to all who entered! 


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Jody M. - Tennis Racket Necklace

I made a necklace and earring set from a vintage wooden tennis racket found at Goodwill. Cutting the handle into slices revealed the various colors of wood stacked together to make the racket. A clear finish brought out the vibrancy of the wood.


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Amie M. - Tablecloth/Belt Tote

Bought a white table cloth for $2.99 and two $0.99 leather belts from Goodwill and crafted them into these fashionable, practical, beautiful handmade white totes with sturdy leather belt straps—perfect for a trip to the Farmer’s Market, a beach day with the family, or a trip to the library! I love Goodwill!


Upcycling Contest Honorable Mention - Belt Bracelets

Scott E. - Belt Bracelets

These stylish upcycled cuff bracelets were made from five different genuine leather belts from Goodwill, then embellished with crystal medallions, rivets, and snaps.

Upcycling Contest Honorable Mention - Sweater Mittens

Susi M. - Sweater Mittens

I upcycle wool sweaters into mittens. I use wool sweaters and buttons from old jackets. It takes approximately 3-to-4 sweaters to make one pair of mittens. The leftover jacket fabric will be used to make doll clothes.


 The Top Ten Projects are shown below. Click on a specific image to see more details.

 


Ultimate Upcycling Contest 2018 Prizes 


How You’ll Enter:

  • Show off your best upcycling project! Purchase an item from Goodwill Industries of southeastern Wisconsin and metropolitan Chicago, and use it to create a completely different item, with a completely different purpose (photos only, no videos please). Remember to be creative!
  • Eligible photos must be submitted between March 25, 2019 – April 4, 2019.
     - The submission form will close at 11:59 p.m. CST on April 4, 2019
  • Choose ONE of the entry methods below and follow the instructions for the method you choose. Entries will not be accepted until the contest begins on Monday, March 25, 2019. Any entries given before or after the submission timeframe will not be accepted.

To enter via AmazingGoodwill.com

  • An entry form will appear on below, beginning March 25, 2019. You’ll need to fill in your full name, address and email, along with a short description of your upcycled item; describing the materials you used and the finished product. Along with your information, you will also attach one photo of your completed project. JPEG and PNG files will be accepted. Please keep your descriptions short, in order to ensure your photo is fully visible once the voting round begins.

To enter via Instagram

  • Your Instagram account must be made public in order for the hashtag entry to properly upload. This change can be made in your account settings.
  • On your personal account, upload one photo of your DIY project and describe the materials from Goodwill you used to create it.
  • You must include the hashtag #GoodwillUltimateUpcyclingin your post.

To enter via Twitter

  • Your Twitter account must be made public in order for the hashtag entry to properly upload. This change can be made in your account settings.
  • On your personal account, upload one photo of your DIY project and describe the materials from Goodwill you used to create it.
  • You must include the hashtag #GoodwillUltimateUpcyclingin your tweet.

To enter via Facebook

  • You must post your photo directly to the AmazingGoodwill Facebook page – not your personal Facebook page, in order for the entry to properly upload.
  • Visit AmazingGoodwill on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/AmazingGoodwill/
  • Select “Write something on this page” on the right column of the AmazingGoodwill page, and click to attach your photo.
  • Upload one photo of your DIY project and describe the materials from Goodwill you used to create it.
  • You must include the hashtag #GoodwillUltimateUpcycling in your post.
     

- See the full contest Rules & Guidelines now - 


Watch Goodbuy Girl Judy Pielach upcycle an antique sewing machine into a fashionable bar cart!