12 Cool Things to do with Wooden Pallets

by DIY Maven

12 Cool Things to do with Wooden Pallets
Wooden pallets can be seen stacked up outside of almost every commercial building in America and according to Life Hackery, 150 million of them will eventually end up in a landfill somewhere. Although oftentimes the wood pallets are made of isn’t great, sometimes it is. MWT’s place of business uses pallets made of oak, and according to a poster at Life Hackery, tile shops oftentimes receive their overseas shipments on pallets made of exotic...

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How to Make FABRIC Silhouette Wall Art From (Mostly) Recycled Materials

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

created on: 04/15/08

Silhouettes can transcend paper, you know?  I've been experimenting with all sorts of fabrics for silhouettes during the past year and a half.  The best materials are felt, hide, suede, faux leathers and, if you don't mind a little raveling, cotton velvet. 

Believe it or not, the yellow floral fabric was a hideous sundress I found at GW.  I needed that color of  yellow so this is it.  The best thing was that the dress was lined so I used the...

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DIY Hangable Hamper

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

 

created on: 04/15/08

Oftentimes it's quite simple to improve on an old idea.  This DIY Hangable Hamper took me two hours, tops, to design and complete.  It can be constructed from remnant fabrics and old purse handles salvaged from the Goodwill or your mom's closet.  My less-than-tidy husband is thinking of attaching  a hook on the wall in the closet so he can test out his wife's jiffy design.

what you need:

sewing machine

1 yard remnant or new fabric

2...

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"Lite Green" Ottoman Made From Repurposed Wooden Spool

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

                             

"Lite Green" Ottoman Made From Repurposed Wooden Spool

  Trying to furnish your new digs on a shoestring?  This fabulous ottoman/hassock can be made for next to nothing.  Go to a hardware store that sells electrical wire off of a wooden spool and ask for a discarded spool.  Next, go to a fabric store and buy a cool fabric remnant that will cover your ottoman. Hint:  Upholstery fabric is 54" wide.  If you have a twenty inch round (diameter) ottoman and you want it...

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