Curbly Bookworm: "Recycled Home" by Rebecca Proctor

by DIY Maven

Curbly Bookworm: "Recycled Home" by Rebecca Proctor

From blankets to bowls to wallpaper to teepees (yes, teepees), Rebecca Proctor's new book single-handily revises "make do and mend"  to "make do and recycle." Entitled, RECYCLED HOME, Transforming Your Home Using Salvaged Materials, the book has something for every skill level who has a penchant for re-use. Divided into seven sections (Living, Sleeping, Bathing Dining Utility, Kids and Outdoors), the 50 featured projects are complete with concise directions and full-color pictures. Here's a project that caught my, an Upcycled Chair Seat, as

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Make It: Repurposed DIY Button Thumbtacks!

by Capree K

Make It: Repurposed DIY Button Thumbtacks!

Buttons. I have a small drawer full of them, because "you never know when you might need them -- that cardigan could lose a button one day". Sound familiar? Some of them are even for clothing items I no longer own! That's just crazy. I figure it's time to do something with these little shiny baubles and this simple DIY project is just the thing!    

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The HP Designer Matchup Challenge Week 2: Vote for Your Favorite Design!

by Capree K

The HP Designer Matchup Challenge Week 2: Vote for Your Favorite Design!

Last week, we introduced you to Goil and Tom from TUG Studio, who will be creating a one-of-a-kind product -- based entirely on your votes -- for the HP Designer Matchup Challenge. Our first round of voting was to determine the type of product and material. Well, your votes have been tallied and the results are in!     

 Admittedly, as a crazy dog lady, I was hoping "something for my dog/cat" would win. Alas, it wasn't in the cards. I'm still pretty stoked about the results, though! Are you curious? Yes? Okay, drum roll...   

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Make It: DIY Gold-Leaf Polka Dot Ceramics

by Capree K

Make It: DIY Gold-Leaf Polka Dot Ceramics

It's playful and stylish, chic and cheery all rolled into a big ball of upcycled goodness: DIY gold-leaf polka dot ceramics! Let's make some, shall we?    

Casey from Vitamini Handmade shares this awesome tutorial for turning plain, old ceramics into stylish, gold-spotted dishes. All you need is a gold leafing kit (which run around $8-ish), your ceramic bowls of choice (good excuse for a thrift store run), and a soft, wide paint brush. Once...

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How To: Sew A Grocery Bag Holder

by Craftmel

How To: Sew A Grocery Bag Holder

Do you grocery shop with a reusable bag?  Here's my dirty secret: I don't.  I'm lucky if I get into the store with my purse and 3 children, let alone the 20 bags I'd need to carry out my groceries.  But I still want to do my part at reusing those plastic bags from the grocers!  Here's how I keep them handy for a million (okay, maybe not that many) different purposes.  

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