How to make a clock out of junk mail

By: Diy maven Feb 22, 2010


Oooo...another good use for junk mail! This Home Hack seems simple enough and the outcome very… Continue Reading

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How to Recycle/Reuse Just About Everything

By: Diy maven Feb 19, 2010

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From A to Z, Real Simple has compiled a list of stuff that can (or cannot) be recycled or reused. Some of the more… Continue Reading

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Go Green with this FREE App.

By: Diy maven Feb 18, 2010

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First, a definition. A green map highlights eco-friendly hot-spots--like parks, health-food stores and bike paths, for instance--in local areas. They've been around for ages, but now they've gone all appy thanks to Green Map Systems'  new Green Map iPhone App. It culls info… Continue Reading

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How to Turn a Shirt Cuff into a Wallet

By: Diy maven Feb 17, 2010

Abby at RePlayGround tells us how she turned a shirt cuff into a wallet. Basically, it involves sewing on a few rectangles made from other… Continue Reading

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Peek inside Jennifer Aniston's Eco-Chic Diggs

By: Diy maven Feb 11, 2010

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When Jennifer Aniston got her hands on this 1970's residence, she gave it the Curbly once-over taking it from drab to eco-fab. The 6 bedroom 7 bathroom home was fitted with a bunch of solar panels and a reflective metal roof, which was meant to set an example for eco-housing real estate. The environmental lesson continues to the garden; it consists of plants that can stand up to drought. As far as the 9,000 square feet of interior goes, it's surprisingly… Continue Reading

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Eco-Chic Home: Rethink, Reuse and Remake Your Way to Sustainable Style

By: Diy maven Feb 09, 2010

created at: 2010/02/09

Designer and author Emily Anderson of Eco-Chic Weddings fame turns her attention to interiors with her new book Eco-Chic Home. In its pages, Emily tells us how to embrace sustainability stylishly. It starts with imagining all those cast-offs as something else, something useful and--yes--even pretty. 

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Room by room, the Emily tackles fun and easy projects that re-use hand-me-downs, thrift store and garage sale finds and… Continue Reading

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8 Uses for 1 Sock

By: Diy maven Feb 08, 2010

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What happens to all those missing socks? Does the washer eat them? Do one-footed fairies snatch them from the dryer while they're still toasty warm? Whatever the reason for their disappearance, they leave behind partners that require new jobs. Re-nest complies 8 ideas… Continue Reading

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How to Turn an Old Skirt into a Rose Pillow

By: Diy maven Feb 05, 2010


Why a skirt? I'm guessing because that will afford you the quantity of fabric you'll need to make this baby. Besides the second-hand skirt--a big full one--Re-Nest says we'll need this stuff… Continue Reading

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12 New Uses for Aluminum Foil

By: Diy maven Feb 02, 2010

According to Green Daily, a whopping 1.3 billion pounds of aluminum foil is made every year in the U.S. Although its as recyclable as any old aluminum can, a lot of recycling programs won't accept the stuff due to 'sanitary reasons'. It's no wonder why environmentalists encourage its re-use. Here's 12 new uses for the… Continue Reading

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Turn a Plastic Bottle into an Lovely Vase

By: Diy maven Feb 01, 2010

What do you get when you go all origami on a plastic bottle? You get a lovely--yes, lovely--vase. To make one, you'll need a plastic bottle, a scissors and a Sharpie. You can find theContinue Reading

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Modern-Fabrics: A Business Based on Recovery and Reuse

By: Modhomeecteacher Feb 01, 2010

created at: 2010/01/30

Modern Fabrics, way down in Shaaa-lut, Noth Kayah-lina, is holding up their end of the deal by reclaiming and reselling loads of perfectly good and unused yards of fabric that are being dumped daily. If you love MODERN, and you and love fabric, you'll find new selections at a fraction of retail costs, as well as the fact that they've rescued the fabrics from going into landfill. Can you imagine that bolt ends of perfectly good fabric are thrown away… Continue Reading

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Thrift Store Light Becomes a Sophisticated Paris Hanging Lamp

By: Modhomeecteacher Jan 29, 2010

created at: 2010/01/29

Georgia over at JunkMarket Style has got it going on. She found a hideous hanging light at a thrift store, started to walk away when the sacred lightbulb of creativity went on. Take a look at the way she restyled this (literal) piece of junk into this sophisticated Paris hanging… Continue Reading

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Fish Tank Sans Fish

By: Diy maven Jan 20, 2010

Converting Aquarium into Terrarium

If I had a dollar for every fish tank I've seen in someone's garbage, in a dumpster, at a rummage sale or at the thrift store, I'd be rich. Well, I'd have a fifty bucks in my pocket to be sure. I imagine whoever owned them grew tired of fish maintenance or perhaps the tanks sprang a… Continue Reading

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How to make a pair of sweater boots.

By: Diy maven Jan 18, 2010


Urban Threads gives us a quick and dirty tutorial on how to make these kickin' sweater boots. A trip to the thrift store--or maybe even your closet--will be your first step in the process. Here's what you'll need to make a… Continue Reading

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What to Do with Your Post-Holiday Waste and Wrapping Paper.

By: Chrisjob Dec 28, 2009

Christmas on a Friday means lots of things - four day weekends for many 9-5ers, a few days after New Years before the kids head back to school...and that you have to hang onto your wrapping paper and waste until at least Monday when the sanitation department people get back to work. But, of course, you'd never just lug it to the curb and send if off to landfill land.

But what should you do with it?

Here's two… Continue Reading

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