I have started a new sport. Hubcapping. Pretty much you keep your eye peeled while driving, and when you see a hubcap, you pull over, jump out of the car and grab it. I have done it with my friends, and my mom. Both times I have not been driving so I do not feel like I’m being too dangerous. The best part is I get free hubcaps to upcycle and some of the things lying on the side of the road get picked up. Really I am doing the community a service.
I was looking for hubcaps to upcycle them into yard art. I found three to use for this project. They had been lying on the side of the road or in the median for a while and had even been propped up against trees by the gardeners. The hubcaps were VERY dirty. After I hosed each of them off, I used a Clorox wipe to get ALL the dirt and grime off of them. Then I sanded them, focusing more on sanding the places that were scuffed and scratched. These people were not the best drivers. I started painting one of them a bright blue, but I went out and bought some yellow, orange and red spray paint to have bright “flower” colors.
I added some embellishments to make the hubcap flowers look more unique. I used extra craft supplies and other fun things we had around the house. The stems are broken shovel handles, and I added some foam leaves and one wood leaf to make the hubcaps look more realistic :).