Plastic Water Bottle Bottoms Chandelier

By: Diy maven Dec 14, 2007

Designer Stuart Haygarth creates chandeliers using the bottoms of plastic water bottles. Showing at Design Miami, Haygarth says his creations focus ‘on the overlooked sculptural beauty of these plastic water containers.’ Just one question: What did he do with the unused part of the bottles? Send them to a landfill? Hope not. Via Dezeen.

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How to turn a Carmex tube into a super secret stash keeper.

By: Diy maven Dec 05, 2007


What you need:

An empty tube of Carmex.
A knife.
A side cutter or sharp scissors.
A toothpick.
A cutting board.
A cup of boiling water.

What you do:

Over a cutting board, use the knife to pry off the bottom twisty part of the Carmex.


Shove the toothpick in the bottom hole of the tube and push the interior cup out of the container.


Using the side cutter, cut the twirly stick where indicated.

Place all parts in a cup of boiling water to… Continue Reading

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Eyeglass Chandelier

By: Diy maven Dec 04, 2007

Stuart Haygarth's optical chandelier is made of lenses from old, unwanted eyeglasses. Overall, the chandelier measures 1.5 meters and is comprised of 3,000 lenses. Via dezeen.


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Shower Curtain Ring Curtain

By: Diy maven Dec 03, 2007

Curbly fan Kristina hit local thrift stores and stocked up on plastic shower rings, which she then strung into a curtain for her craft room doorway. Clever!

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Top 20 Ways to Save Money at the Grocery Store

By: Diy maven Aug 13, 2007

20. List it. Instead of listing everything you THINK you need, first plan your meals for the week and then buy the ingredients you’ll ACTUALLY need to make them. By doing so, experts say you just might save up to 41% on your grocery bill.

19. Eat first. This tried and true hint bears repeating, as going to the grocery story hungry is the primary reason we buy on impulse.

18. Skip the processed food. Not only are they not good for you, they… Continue Reading

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