How to make a 'trash flap'

by DIY Maven

How to make a 'trash flap'

Check this out...some of the Crafty Daisies thought it would be a grand idea if they popped out the decorative wooden piece above the cupboard under the sink where they keep their garbage can and install a 'flap'. Yup, just like in fast food restaurants.

The flap itself is made of a sandwich of thick fabric, which is Velcro-ed in. A scrap of drywall glued onto the back of the flap gives it body and makes it close 'automatically'. Check out the...

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Garbage Architecture

by DIY Maven

Jan Forbes makes some very interesting objects out of garbage. According to the designer’s website, the projects are inspired by looking at waste materials in a different way. The portfolio is especially inspiring. Via materialicio.

This bench/sofa is made out of cardboard tubes.

Garbage Architecture


A tire-chair that actually looks comfortable and incredibly durable!



And for something a bit meatier, these stairs were constructed out of recovered floor wood from a...

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14 Creative Ways to ReUse Your Garbage.

by Chris Gardner

Look into your garbage can: see anything that might still have some life left to it? Here's fourteen suggestions from the Simple Dollar to use your refuse in new and creative ways.

14 Creative Ways to ReUse Your Garbage.

Use covers from issues of The New Yorker as gift wrapping.

Add used dryer sheets to your stored clothes.

Make kitchen scrubbers with rubber bands from the Sunday paper and the mesh wrapping from fruit.

Use orange and lemon peels as air fresheners.

Use empty Kleenex...

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No Hands Garbage Can

by DIY Maven

No Hands Garbage Can

When you use a public rest room, do you avoid touching anything after you wash your hands? Do you use a paper towel to open the door, and then just before you slip out of the room you shove the towel in the garbage can, trying to escape contact with the flapper cover thingy? This last part is always the trickiest maneuver of your escape. Well, thanks to Touchless Garbage Cans, now all public and private bathrooms can have hands free battery...

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