Kintsugi: Repairing Pottery Art [Video]

Kintsugi is a centuries-old Japanese art of repairing broken pottery and transforming it into a new work of art with gold, the traditional metal used in Kintsugi. The name of the technique is derived from the words “Kin” (golden) and “tsugi” (joinery), which translate to mean “golden repair.” The scars and cracks of the broken ceramic become the focus and turn the object into something unique and exquisite.

If you’ve broken your favorite ceramic dish and want an elegant repair solution, follow this guide to making your own Kintsugi art. All you need is a few items and our step-by-step video tutorial below.

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DIM: Upcycled Headband

I had this old belt that I cut because it was too long and I had the rest of it stored to upcycle for so long that today I decided to sew an elastic band and wear it as a headband 💚 I’m not the great sewer but it does the job 😆 what do you think?

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DIM: Upcycled Bookmark

I had a bunch of maps a friend gave me (trusting that I would do something with them). A couple of years after (😬) I joined the penpal group of Mexicans around the world, a great opportunity for me to send handmade-upcycled gifts. So i finally did something with those maps!

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DIM: Upcycled Gym bag

Since we have bought soil already many times for our plants and flowers, I had for a while now some of the sturdy plastic bags where the soil comes in and I was keeping them because I thought they could be great for a bag. This is my upcycling attempt from a soil bag to a drawstring gym bag:

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DIM: Upcycled Jewellery hanger

I wanted to sort my rings and bracelets in a way I could easily see them and decide which one to wear, same with the necklaces and I tried to make a holder with kitchen towels tubes but didn’t work, wasn’t stable enough or I didn’t know how to make it right. Until…

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