Upcycling Celebrations: A Use-What-You-Have Guide to Decorating, Gift-Giving & Entertaining (Paperback)

A Use-What-You-Have Guide to Decorating, Gift-Giving & Entertaining

By Danny Seo

Running Press Book Publishers, 9780762444663, 272pp.

Publication Date: September 4, 2012



Danny Seo is America's leading lifestyle authority on modern, eco-friendly living. In his last book, Upcycling, Danny demonstrated how to create beautiful things with the stuff you already have. Now he returns with 100 more projects--this time focused specifically on parties and holidays. Whether you're making dramatic party favors for New Year's Eve, giving a unique birthday gift, creating paper lanterns for a summer BBQ, or planning the Thanksgiving table, Danny shows how you can transform the ordinary into striking one-of-a-kind objects that will make every occasion a little more festive.

About the Author

Danny Seo has been dubbed the "crafty MacGyver," and has become the national face of eco-chic. He's a contributor to NBC's "Today Show" and many other national programs including "Access Hollywood" and "Live with Regis and Kelly." He also pens the syndicated column "Do Just One Thing" in newspapers nationwide. Danny's creative how-to approach toward green living extends to products, including Simmons Natural Care Mattress by Danny Seo, and a full home collection called GreenHouse. Visit him at dannyseo.com

Praise For Upcycling Celebrations: A Use-What-You-Have Guide to Decorating, Gift-Giving & Entertaining


Katie Lee, The Comfort Table series
“One part MacGyver, one part HGTV, and whole lot of creativity is how I would best describe Danny Seo’s latest book Upcycled Celebrations . Cheers!”

Deborah Needleman, founding editor of Domino
"Danny Seo stages a full-scale trash intervention in the name DIY decor! Let the landfills and the crafty rejoice!"

Nate Berkus, product designer & decorator
"Upcycling is proof that one man's trash is another man's treasure— especially if you have the vision and guidance of one Mr. Danny Seo to help you see the décor worthy in the discarded!"

Emmanuelle Chriqui, actress
“Danny Seo’s Upcycled Celebrations is a wonderful gem of a book. If decorating for the holidays or throwing a get together stresses you out, look no further than this inspirational guide.”
Johnny Iuzzini, Head, Judge on “Top Chef Just Desserts
"Danny Seo is just like Martha Stewart, if Martha threw parties using an old garden hose, empty liquor bottles and Kool Aid packets. What everyone else sees as remnants of a frat party gone amok, he sees as materials to host a killer affair.”
“eco-friendly lifestyle guru Danny Seo delivers a year's worth of cleaver and creative ideas for using items you already own (think wire hangers, old clothing, and ribbon) for decorating, gift-giving, and entertaining. He is filled with ideas for the most unexpected projects, whether practical, whimsical, or both.”