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25 Eco-Chic Ideas for Your Home.

By: Chrisjob May 19, 2008

Green decor is everywhere, but this list of twenty five provides actual inspiration for using your recyclables in your decor. Interesting...

Ideas include:

  • Mixed Glass Centerpiece: Take old glass bottles and jars, fill with leaves and flowers and group the glassware together to make a centerpiece display
  • Sweater Seats: Reupholster chairs with old sweaters
  • Rustic Candles: Melt down the bits of old burned down… Continue Reading
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How To Create an Inspiration Board from a Picture Frame

By: Chrisjob May 19, 2008

Sometimes, those piles of inspiring postcards, magazine ads, giftwrap, etc get completely out of control. Following iHanna's lead, grab a big frame from the thrift store, and staple on a few rows of kitchen twine, and hang it where you're most creative.

Check out Hanna's full instructions here

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Recycled Macadamia Nut Bowls.

By: Chrisjob May 19, 2008

Go nuts about the Husque series by Mark Harrison, made entirely from recycled Australian macadamia nut shells.

"The inspired form of these fun pieces reflect the material’s origins, and take advantage of an often discarded resource. Harrison developed a special compound that combines the shells with injection molding to create colorful bowls inspired by nature and place. Using nuts, pods and other organic shapes as… Continue Reading

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Organize Your Workspace with a Chicken-Wire Tool Fence.

By: Chrisjob May 19, 2008

Keep your handtools, craft materials, or gardening supplies in perfect order with this simple, mobile, and

endlessly customizable organizer made of chicken-wire fencing material. Simply cut a plywood backing piece and create a same-sized 1x2 frame. Attach the fencing to the frame and then apply to the plywood. Clever.

For full instructions, visit Do Design DIY.


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How To Make Recycled Flowers from Plastic Bags.

By: Chrisjob May 19, 2008

While you're waiting for your real annuals to bloom, bring those nasty plasties and a hot glue gun outside and make these clever recycled flowers.


1. Plastic bags
2. Mini glue gun with multiple heat settings
3. Scissors
4. Dry Erase Marker

1. Cut the bag open. Then create multiple petals from the plastic

2. Use the glue gun to seal and crease the edges.

For full instructions, head over to Instructables.

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The Bookman

By: Diy maven May 19, 2008


He’s my kind of guy: tall, strapping and loves books. Designed by Kazmierz Szmauz, Bookman stands 70 inches high and 45 inches wide. He’s made of mahogany and seems to prefer books that are no more than 8" high. Available in three different poses, Bookman will run you about $1,700 through Any Amount of Books. DIYable? For a skilled woodworker, sure, why not. Via.

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Turn a CD jewel case into a calendar.

By: Diy maven May 19, 2008

Okay, the year might be almost half over, but this is still a great idea. From Martha and her minions comes the CD Jewel Case Calendar. To make one, all you have to do is download the provided calendar, print it out on good quality 8 1/2" x 11" paper, cut out the months with a utility knife or paper cutter and then slip the sheets into a jewel case flipped inside out--meaning pop the front off, flip it around pop it back on. And now that… Continue Reading

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25 Best Movie Posters Ever

By: Diy maven May 19, 2008

According to, 'If watching a film is like having a dream wide awake, then movie posters are invitations to those dreams.' The 25 posters, which Premiere has deemed the greatest, are not just eye-catching advertisements but works of art. To view Premiere's entire gallery, go here. To buy reproductions of these and other movie posters, try Their selection is vast and their prices are low!

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Upholstery Basics: 30 Minute Stool Makeover

By: Modhomeecteacher May 18, 2008

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From the time my husband was pulling up to the grocery store for spaghetti ingredients to when he pulled in the driveway, I had this little modern stool reupholstered from teardown to presentation.  No kidding!  I had been deliberating on what fabric to use all morning and afternoon so the hard part was over.  I chose this black and white because I needed a little friction in the room.  All the colors were looking… Continue Reading

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The Wooden Mirror

By: Diy maven May 16, 2008

Daniel Rozen's wooden mirror is nothing less than remarkable. It's a collection of 830 tiny wooden panels that are connected to a camera and controlled by a computer. The panels flip with the help of tiny motors and use shadow to 'reflect' images that pass by. My simplistic explanation pales in comparison to the mirror in action. (I love the sound it makes too.) Via.

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