life is what you make of it

Toronto, Canada · 15 Sales


life is what you make of it

Toronto, Canada 15 Sales On Etsy since 2013

Ilona Valcov

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Ilona Valcov

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This week in the upmade workshop, we framed images from an old Mucha art calendar with our reclaimed cardboard frames. Coincidentally, it is the Czech artist's birthday so we decided to pay a little tribute. 8 wall hangings now available in our shop ♡♡♡
This cardboard art hanging invites you to step into a sunny spring day inside a birch tree forest. It is a little reminder of the great beauty of the outdoors for any interior space.


Life is what you make of it.

Hello! Welcome to the upmade shop. My name is Ilona, and upmade is my hobby. I collect different waste materials and try to figure out how they can be transformed into something useful again. Some of the things I make, make the cut for my Etsy shop, some ideas become tutorials that I post on Instructables. I collaborate a lot with my partner-in-crime Renier. With him being the awesome art teacher that he is, we work together to design Up-cycling Workshops and he is also a regular contributor to the items upmade offers for sale.


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  • Ilona Valcov

    Owner, Designer, Creator

  • Renier Torres Calvo

    Creator, Photographer

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