Newark based fashion designer Amanda Lalite provides six steps for a DIY upcycled scrunchie. This DIY is inspired by the art practice of the late Newark based artist Jerry Gant. Gant was a ﬁxture on the local arts and culture scene for almost four decades. His long list of accomplishments spans the literary, performing and visual arts with numerous performances, solo projects, and group exhibitions. Gant was a multi-disciplined visual ﬁne artist, arts educator, mentor, and activist. Part of his practice included upcycling textiles and garments to transform fashion designs. Gant is the subject of our forthcoming exhibition Bulletproof Ambition: The Art of Jerry Gant.