We all have old, unused clothing hiding in the back of the closet, so why not upcycle it into something beautiful for your home? Here are ten great ways to give new life to that old sweater.
What do broken doorknobs, salvaged pavement chunks, and pieces of unused sewer pipe all have in common? Some serious - and surprising - DIY decor potential!
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Can you guess what ordinary household item this Noguchi-inspired hanging light is made from? I came across this photo over on Dudecraft and just had to see more. You've got to see these way-out, clever conversions designed and implemented by artist, Rodney Allen Trice.
We find high glossed coffee tables made out of tree slices to be organic, modern and very appealing. DIY-ing a coffee table would be a hefty task. However, slicing up a tree limb,
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How many more things can you make out of an old electrical wire spool? We've seen a "lite green" upholstered ottoman constructed out of an old spool, and here we have a rolling Morrocan side table you can make just in time for use in the garden or on the patio.
Recycline is a Swiss company that does pretty funky things with plastic bottles, like this,
You can buy them, (provided you speak German) here,
It could be an expensive work of art, but it's not. Read about the origin of this star and how simply you can make your own Minimalist Christmas star at OunoDesign, the blog of two very creative designers from British Columbia. Once you see their work, you'll understand why they consider themselves artisans with modern sensiblity. And just look at the modern patchwork throws they've made with silk scarves from the 60's and 70's.....
Turn an oatmeal box, baby wipe container, corn meal box or any other cylindrical container into a fabric covered pretty ribbon container. Covering the container with a fun fabric could easily turn this into the perfect handmade gift for the crafty friends in your life. To see the step by step instructions and photographs, read on....