Filling your home with wonderful pieces of homemade art doesn't have to cost a fortune. Artist Claudinei Hidalgo, of Sao Paulo, Brazil, creates incredible pieces by repurposing plastic jugs. Think laundry detergent containers recycled into peaceful elephants and interestingly adorned people.
Hidalgo prepares each container by first sanding it. Next, he draws a pattern and cuts out the shape. He creatively utilizes the form of the container to achieve dimension. Here for instance, the handle of the jug becomes the trunk of the elephant. After priming the plastic he painstakingly paints the details. The result is a magical piece of one of kind art.