Archives for September 2009

DIY Wheel Stool

On: Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Wheel Stool

Need a quick stool for your porch? Here's a brilliant idea for you: a stool a of a wheel!
The wheel still spins, and a little red paint gives it a jaunty air
Not sure how comfortable it is but why not?

Eco-Friendly Chairs Made of Aluminum Traffic Signs

On: Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Aluminum Traffic Signs Chair

The chair is claimed to be made from "recycled, officially retired aluminum traffic signs." They look nice actually and can be purchased for 1, 000 each or can be hand made if you have a place to find retired road signs on mind.

DIY Eggcrate Lamps

On: Monday, September 28, 2009

Eggcrate Lamps

An eggcrate is actually a useful thing: it can work great as an organizer to store and categorize various tiny things or as a package to keep fruit from bruising.

But this idea is much more creative: it is about creating beautiful dancing lamps out of used egg crates. The lamps can be done in various colors based on your interior color palette.

Eggcrate Lamps

DIY iPhone Paper Dock

On: Sunday, September 27, 2009

iPhone paper dock

We have previously covered a cardboard iPhone dock as well as a geeky iPhone dock made of used CDs and the simplest one: an iPhone stand made of a paper clip.

Here's another iPhone device worth trying: paper iPhone dock. The guide contains the detailed instruction and samples.

iPhone paper dock

Create a Wine Rack Using FedEx Tubes

On: Saturday, September 26, 2009

Wine Rack Using FedEx Tubes

If you often receive FedEx mail, this idea will turn particularly useful. Looks like it's really easy to do! Just collect a few FedEx boxes and compile them into the rack.

DIY Sun Jars

On: Friday, September 25, 2009

DIY Sun Jars

This tutorial uses canning jars (with clear glass lids) and simple solar lights. As a result, we are getting a totally amazing and eco-friendly a device that stores sunlight during the day which is then used to power the light at night.

Beautiful Bottle Hanging and Table Lamp Styles

On: Thursday, September 24, 2009

Bottle lamps

If you collect various beautiful bottle designs, this idea will turn particularly useful. You can recycle them into nice hanging and table lamp styles which are actually so good that they can be placed in the most prominent place in your apartment.

Th artist seem to be using various colors and forms to render various shades of light.

Bottle lamps

Bottle lamps

DIY Glass Jar Lanterns

On: Wednesday, September 23, 2009

glass jar lanterns

Stay-at-home moms will find this one especially useful: if you have some extra glass jar which seem to good to be thrown aways, here's a creative idea on how to use them.

You can make lanterns for your garden to decorate long cozy evenings you spend with your family outside.

Recycle Used Bulbs into Light Sculptures

On: Tuesday, September 22, 2009

bulb sculptures

If a bulb is broken, it doesn't mean it stops being useful or beautiful. Here's a great idea on how to recycle used bulbs into something really creative: light fixtures.

You can think of your own forms and designs: just think of how many places in your interior these things can decorate.

bulb sculptures

DIY Stylish Mousepad

On: Monday, September 21, 2009

DIY mousepad

Ok, a mousepad is not that an expensive thing to ave money on, right? Well, it is not about money. It is about creativity!

For this neat "girlish" mousepad you will need a piece of cork, double-sided fusible web and some colorful fabric.

DIY Metal Cans Garden Laterns

On: Sunday, September 20, 2009

Metal Cans Garden Laterns

This idea of metal cans can be easily implemented, though I suggest using some creativity to brainstorm your own designs - that would be fun!
Most of the materials can be found in the recycling bin and in a reasonably well-stocked tool shed.



How to Make Recycled Wine Bottle Torch

On: Saturday, September 19, 2009

Wine Bottle Torch

If you have a few beautiful (wine) glass bottles, you can turn them into cool torches for your garden. Keep in mind:
Care and caution is necessary when using these since it’s an open flame, never leave a lit torch unattended via Source

Make a Lamp Shade that Serves as Packaging

On: Friday, September 18, 2009

package and a lamp shade

Just like a cardboard chair we once mentioned, this cute container is both a package and a lampshade. Made out of paper it can be both purchased and made at home.

Take Out Light transforms a Chinese take out container into a one of a kind lamp. The container is both the packaging and the lamp shade.

package and a lamp shade
package and a lamp shade

DIY Magnetic Knife Rack

On: Thursday, September 17, 2009

Magnetic Knife Rack

There are always plenty of knives and that may be a real headache to organize them all.

Do-it-yourself magnetic knife rack by the Farm Chicks is a good way to organize all your knives for them always to be right in front of your eyes.

Besides, if you are crafty enough, it will look really neat!

Recycle Tennis Rackets into a Trellis

On: Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Tennis Racket Trellis

If you were once seriously into tennis, you may have a lot of rackets stored in the garage. So here's a nice way to make use of them: a sporty trellis where vines cling to the strings. (Indoors, it's a cool screen.)

The detailed tutorial will guide you through the building process.

Bicycle Furniture - Create Your Own Designs!

On: Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Bicycle Furniture (Table)

The bike designs - who may have thought? No really, re-using my old broken bike as a chair or a stylish coffee table, doesn't it sound astounding? ... And genius

These bike furniture designs can be used as a basis to create your own. Or you can brainstorm something completely new. So use them as the direction, not even as a sample!

Bicycle Furniture (Chair)

Recycled Newspaper Basket

On: Monday, September 14, 2009

newspaper basket

This basket will probably take some effort but look, what an awesome way to recycle tons of newspapers we all store.

It's like making something awesome from nothing!


How to Make a Pen Chandelier

On: Sunday, September 13, 2009

Pen Chandelier

This tip would be perfect for those who daily write a lot (are there people who still write with a pen instead of using a computer) or for those who used to write a lot and now need an idea on how to recycle all the pens he once used.

This pen chandelier looks really stylish and it will be a solid decoration for your dining room.

pen lamp


Skateboard Table for Your Garden

On: Saturday, September 12, 2009

Skateboard Table

Sometimes it is hard to imagine you won't need some things. You must love your skateboard. But if for some reason you won't need it in the future you can turn it into a funky table.

100% recycled:

...the top is made with recycled skateboards, and the bottom is made from recycled plastic.

Photoframe Made of Cut Credit Cards

On: Friday, September 11, 2009

credit card photo frame

If you are wrecking your head over the ways to recycle old credit cards, here's a cool idea for you: cut them into pieces, create a mosaic and make photo frame.

It will look great placed in almost any interior and will lighten up your photos and memories!


DIY Bottle Cup Lampshade

On: Thursday, September 10, 2009

If you drink mineral water daily and have no idea how to take advantage of plastic bottle caps, here's a great creative idea for you: create a cool-looking lampshade.

This article will offer you step-by-step instructions on how to create a bottle cap lampshade

Turn Old Fluorescent Light Tubes into a Chandelier

On: Monday, September 7, 2009

Fluorescent Light Tubes into a Chandelier

As far as I know you can't just throw an old fluorescent light tube away: you need to pay for it to be recycled.

Now, here's a way for you to recycle it at home: make a stylish chandelier out of a number of them. Fluorescent light tubes work as light fixtures to get an elegant modern lamp design:

Fluorescent Light Tubes into a Chandelier


Turn Toilet Paper Roll into a Lamp

On: Sunday, September 6, 2009

Toilet Paper Roll into a Lamp

Ever wondered how to recycle a toilet roll? I've got plenty of them. That's why I was so happy to come across this instruction on how to recycle them into a lamp!

I wouldn't go so far as to say it looks stylish but it does look fun!

Chandelier Made of Chiquita Banana Cartons

On: Saturday, September 5, 2009

Chandelier Made of Chiquita Banana Cartons

Anything can be turned into the real piece of art. An amazingly beautiful chandelier made of Chiquita banana cartons is the best proof.

Ten cartons make up the luxe chandelier. Desktop paper fasteners hold it all together. The look is unexpectedly chic!


DIY Tire Shoes

On: Friday, September 4, 2009

Tire Shoes

Blown truck tires can be found literally everywhere: people just leave them along the road once they are changed. Has it ever occurred to you to make use of them?

Well, here's a nice tutorial for you on how to make cool-looking shoes out of blown tire shoes.

Recycle Tetrapak into a Coin Purse

On: Thursday, September 3, 2009

Tetrapak into a Coin Purse

Oftentimes you can't even imagine how absolutely useless and even ugly things can be recycled into something cute and even stylish.

This DIY is exactly about that: how to turn a juice tetrapak into a cute coin purse. That could also make a great present: you can make them different colors and give to girl friends. Absolutely free and I am sure they will love it!

Stick Your Keyboard to th Wall for More Desk Space

On: Wednesday, September 2, 2009

magnetized keyboard

Get more desk space with this magnetized keyboard attached to the wall: all you need is to install magnets to the back of the keyboard and the wall and off you go: a cool stylish gadget that also looks really futuristic.


More Cassette Tape Lamps

On: Tuesday, September 1, 2009

A few weeks ago I shared a cool tip how to turn your old cassette tape into a stylish lamp with beautiful light affects.

Here are more examples of those amazing lamps for your inspiration: