When one gal had spare PVC in her backyard after installing a sprinkler system, she turned excess into success.
We recently moved into a rental condo where, among a bazillion other rules, we can't paint our walls. Which is unfortunate, because the last tennants "touched up" with flat paint over the existing eggshell finish. It makes for an interesting pattern on the walls, but I digress. Our drab laundry room not only was white beyond all sterile imagining, but it had zero shelving or storage. The solution to our blah laundry room was found in a few castaways.
Two things glossy magazines have going for them: they're colorful and plentiful. This also means they're a perfect medium with which to make other stuff. The starburst pictured above seems to be
Go to any yard sale or secondhand shop and one thing is apparently clear: there is no lack of goofy vases in the world. Kim turned her thrift store vases (purchased for 50 cents a piece) into
I have never met an empty wine bottle that I didn't like. Much to the dismay of my boo, I might add. "Why are you keeping these?" he asks when he finds my stash. "I've got a plan," is my usual answer, although up until now my "plan" included a bottle cutter (no, I haven't bought a decent one yet). However, now with these ideas, I have a veritable arsenal of replies to his question, which
Have you seen Armén Rotch’s tea bag art yet? (Pictured above if you haven't.) They look a little like pixilated landscapes that, apparently, smell heavenly. After seeing them, and falling a little in love, I was wondering who else was making art using tea bags. Here's some of the best I found.
These first two are by Alejandra Villasmil. There's something about
I have taken a serious shine to these benches by Junktion. Wooden chairs cut in half and outfitted with a bench top that simultaneously
Cut a plastic pallet in half. Add some stainless steel plates and legs. Throw on some fresh cushions
Patricia from A Little Hut shows us how to make a sweet little memo holder out of a cereal box (or cardboard of similar
Wood pallets are an unfortunate bystander of our everyday shipping needs. But luckily wood is extremely recyclable and these four pallets were able to turned into a rustic DIY dining table.
As you spend the next two days perfecting your wrapping skills consider the end use of the paper, tissue, ribbons, etc. Do your part in keeping the Earth clean as well by upcycling! Check out following upcycling ideas from The E Advisor Blog and turn your trash into treasure!
What does Wonderland's Alice have to do with Christmas? Absolutely nothing. Except that the same procedure with which I made her 'Drink me' bookmark I employed to make a more Christmas-y version. (PDFs of each design included.)
The ReadyMade contest is officially closed. Eight qualified judges will review the entries and come up with a winner. Perhaps I'm not qualified to choose my top ten favorites since I did enter one of my own designs, but I can't help but be impressed with the creativity of all you DIYers and resourceful Makers out there. We should start a club (notice how I included myself in that group). Here are my top 10 favs...
How clever is this?? Although, when you think about it, it was just waiting to happen. I mean, ties are sort of set up as long tube-pockets. If you get me. You can find
What to do with a bunch of toilet paper and paper towel cardboard tubes? Make door frame decor out the them, of course. Other items Lindsay used in its creation include
Fishermen on the island of Lindisfarne recycle their boats in the most unique way. They turn them upside down and transform them into sheds.
You'd think with the advent of the intertubes, I wouldn't be such a magazine junky, but, god forgive me, I LOVE getting glossy periodicals in the mail. The down side is, of course, they do start to accumulate, and even though we diligently deposit them in the recycling bin (after being picked through and disemboweled with a blade