Archives for December 2009

CD Photo Frame

On: Wednesday, December 30, 2009

CD photo frame

Here's last-minute idea for your loved one New Year gift: cut your photo into a circle, attach it to CD with double face tape. Now, cover the back of the CD with sticky back felt. Use tacky glue to secure it into a slot in base.

CD Disco Ball

On: Monday, December 28, 2009

CD disco ball

This one is truly a New Year project. Here's an inspiration and a challenge for you: throw a 80s-style party for this New Year's Eve.

This CD disco ball will be a great fit. Just grab your (maybe also your friends') old unloved CDs, cut them to pieces and glue around a sphere.

Expired Plastic Cards Photo Frame

On: Sunday, December 27, 2009

Plastic Cards Photo Frame

I am sure when your plastic card expires, you can't bring yourself into trashing it: maybe for good memories or because it looks cool.

Anyway, here's good news for you: you don't have to. Cut it into pieces and create a cool mosaic which you can then use to decorate a photo frame.

Stylish Bracelets Made of Negatives

On: Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Bracelets Made of Negatives

Remember that nice lamp made of negatives? This project is even cooler!

This is another way to take advantage of old negatives you already don't remember how to use: create stylish bracelets.

Magazine Bowl

On: Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Magazine Bowl

Ok, today's project seems to take some serious effort. And it looks like it doesn't have too many uses but it is still fun!

Imagine how much you and your kids may enjoy the process of folding and then arranging and gluing magazine pages.

Plastic Bottles Spheric Lamps

On: Monday, December 21, 2009

plastic bottle sphere lamp

Most of us have plenty of used empty plastic bottles at home: some of them can be spent on these cool plastic boxes, others (if you have many) - on this plastic bottle chair and if you still have some, consider this cool spheric lamp.

Empty, unlabeled plastic drink bottles create a burst of light and refraction. Besides, you can control the color of light by choosing different colors.

plastic bottle sphere lamp

Christmas LED Lights in a Bottle

On: Sunday, December 20, 2009

Christmas LED Lights in a Bottle

Can't wait to enjoy your Christmas celebrations? Do you love when there's plenty of light? Then this cool idea is right for you: Christmas LED lights in a bottle! Isn't it cool?

Christmas LED Lights in a Bottle

Plastic PET Bottle Lamps

On: Friday, December 18, 2009

Plastic PET Bottle Lamps

We've seen quite a few lights in plastic so far: remember a nice plastic cups chandelier and a cool drinking straw lamp? And today we are offering another nice plastic lamp.

Rolled Newspaper Stool

On: Thursday, December 17, 2009

Newspaper Stool

The concept covered in this DIY project is similar to the one we already shared here: a magazine rack. These stools are no more than just tightly rolled newspapers but surprisingly they do look cool!

Newspaper Stool

Wine Bottle Chandelier

On: Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Wine Bottle Chandelier

This beautiful chandelier will make a great blend to the previously shared DIY project: wine bottle hanging lamp. And it looks not really hard to creat too!

Plastic Cups Table and Floor Lamps

On: Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Plastic Cups Table and Floor Lamps

Plastics looks cool as light fixture due to amazing light effects it creates (we've already seen how plastic cups can be turned into beautiful chandeliers). The only thing to be aware of is that the heat the light produces may burn out the plastic so you'd better use LED lights. But for sure, this always looks cool!

Beer Bottles Chair

On: Monday, December 14, 2009

Beer Bottles Chair

I am honestly not sure how if this chair is comfortable or solid enough but its other benefits are obvious: (1) it must have a relaxing messaging effect (just like plastic bottle chair and tennis ball chair we've seen before) and (2) it is sure to appeal to your friends who come to visit!

CD Candle Holder

On: Sunday, December 13, 2009

CD Candle Holder

This cool candle holders will take you no more than a few seconds to create: take a couple of old CDs, put them in a microwave oven for some time (no more than a couple of seconds) and add nice candles.

This tip can come quite in handy for the holidays: easy and fun!

Stack of CDs as a Lamp Base

On: Saturday, December 12, 2009

Stack of CDs as a Lamp Base

Need some more geeky design elements in your interior or just can't seem to find a way to take advantage of old CDs?

Here's a cool idea to turn your used CD into a cool modern design element.

CD Spindle Lamp

On: Thursday, December 10, 2009

CD Spindle Lamp

Well, if you don't feel like using a CD spindle as a tissue paper holder and dispenser, here's a better way to reuse it: create a CD spindle lamp!

Here's a detailed instruction which is really easy to follow!

CD Spindle Lamp

A Magazine Magazine Rack

On: Wednesday, December 9, 2009

No, this was not a mistake: "magazine" is written twice for a reason: that's a shelf for magazines which is made of magazines.

Might be cool:

Magazine Magazine Rack

Create Romantic Light from Beer Can

On: Monday, December 7, 2009

This is a fun idea for this year Valentine's Day: create a romantic evening atmosphere by tweaking a beer bottle a bit!

Beer Can Romantic Light

Drinking Straw Table Lamp

On: Sunday, December 6, 2009

Drinking Straw Table Lamp

If, by any chance, you have so many plastic drinking straws that you still have some after you have built a drinking straw chair and a drinking straw floor lamp, this drinking straw table lamp should be on your to-do list.

The light coming through plastic tubes creates an amazing effect that you will love:

Drinking Straw Table Lamp

Clothes Peg as Chopsticks Holder

On: Saturday, December 5, 2009

Clothes Peg as Chopsticks Holder

Having trouble eating with chopsticks but love Chinese cuisine? Here's a great and genius tip for you: recycle the clothes peg into a holder for your chopsticks!

Now it is fun and easy! You are sure to eat faster than your friends!

A CD Case into Garden Cloche

On: Thursday, December 3, 2009

I know, I know, winter is not the best season for sharing gardening tips but I had that kind of mood missing for sunny days outside, so I decided to remind you of a few gardening tips as well as share a new one!

1. Recycle a CD case into a garden cloche: it works like a mini greenhouse by offering climate control to help get new seedlings off to a good start.

CD Case Garden Cloche

2. Build a greenhouse of plastic bottles: if the above one is like a mini greenhouse, this is a real-life DIY greenhouse:

Greenhouse of Plastic Bottles

3. Recycled wine bottle torch:

Wine Bottle Torch

Plastic Bottle Sand Watch

On: Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Plastic Bottle Sand Watch

I have no idea how much sand one needs to make that, say, a one-hour timer, or how to find that out but the watch seems cool, doesn't it?

I imagine playing with various bottle and sand colors, you can create a cool interior decor element...

A Geeky Keyboard Belt

On: Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Keyboard Belt

OK, after creating a keyboard necklace and a keyboard bag, a keyboard belt is what you just must have for the full picture.

I am sure your friends will gladly share their old keyboards with you in exchange for the idea! (As, I am sure, you are running out of used keyboards by now).

Keyboard Belt