A warning to the nostalgic among us. If your stuffed animal Snoopy is still on your bed at the age of 30, you might not want to look at these. Some of these get gruesome. And whatever you do, DON’T think about Toy Story 1 or 2, and definitely not 3. But! If you or your child has grown out of their plushy toys, and you don’t want to throw them away, here are projects that transform them into something else entirely amazing.
Above, Agustina Woodgate fashions these kaleidoscopic rugs out of the old animal "skins" of retired plushies. Aspirational to be sure, but what an amazing result.
When you are ready to let go, experiment with rolling some paint on the front side of your furry friend and then press down on some paper. Artist Geoffrey Ricardo shares a video of the process and the final results are incredible.
Before they get put out to pasture, or totally fall apart, document your child's favorite friend with a portrait that will last forever. Photographer Mark Nixon did an amazing series for his book called Much Loved.
Architect Flavia Zambelli designed a child's room which included this teddy bear mounted on linen and framed. The monochromatic looks totally works well with this kind of project and the result looks properly sentimental.
This cute bunny friend was made by Maje Zmaje to mount on the wall. She has photos of the process over on the blog.