On: Wednesday, September 10, 2014
TerraCycle make millions recycling trash and turn it into useful products, such as fertilizers.
Watching their video gives you a clear view of how much the company is doing for upcycling! Look at how they re-use glass bottles:
Or take a look at their chair beautified by candy wrappers!
Great cause to participate in!
On: Friday, July 18, 2014
This time I am sharing an even more original idea: Sweater vases!
You take a bottle, add your old unloved sweater and get unique home decor!
Here's a detailed tutorial and here are more ways to upcycle sweater crafts!
On: Monday, December 17, 2012
I never do big gifts for most of my list. Friend, coworkers, neighbors, my kid's teachers and extended family members are usually on a separate list. One where the main point isn't to give them something so much as it is to show I am thinking of and appreciating them. This is best done (in my opinion) through things I made myself, rather than anything bought from the store.
But what to give? I try to break everyone up into two categories: edible and non-edible. People closer to me go with the former, as it takes more effort for me to make those. The latter are given edible gifts that I can make in bulk and wrap up nicely.
Our previously featured DIY hacks:
- 3 eco-friendly DIY Christmas wreaths
- CD Christmas Tree
- LED Lights in a Bottle
- Ping-Pong Balls into Diffused Party Lights
- Light Bulb Christmas Tree
On: Monday, July 30, 2012
It looks awesome and will complement any geeky interior perfectly!
On: Wednesday, July 13, 2011
If you like gardening and recycling, I am sure you are always looking for new creative ways to combine the two.
Here's an awesome tip for you: use wine bottles as borders and edges: this looks nice and is 100% eco-friendly. They can be arranged in a pretty way and they will never get old: will last as long as they want to keep them in the garden.
You may enroll you whole neighborhood into collecting the bottles. This should be fun!
More ideas on recycling wine bottles:
On: Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Great winter holidays DIY projects: enjoy!
Recycle Gift Cards into Christmas Tree OrnamentI am sure it is fun to create too! And depending on your gift card providers, can be various colors!
And don't forget these CD candle holders as well!
On: Thursday, February 11, 2010
This also will be a great motivation for you to try different beer manufactures: this way the caps will be different and your table will be even cooler!
On: Saturday, February 6, 2010
With just a bit creativity you can brainstorm something even more beautiful! Heck, you can get your daughter to draw a draft:
On: Monday, January 4, 2010
Sometimes the most genius things are born from really simple stuff. This Pepsi bottle lamp is the best proof for that. I am sure it will make your home most famous decor: all your friends will be impressed.
Note: the one in the picture is made of a vintage bottle but I am sure the very modern one will look cool as well.
On: Sunday, December 20, 2009
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?
On: Wednesday, December 16, 2009
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!
On: Monday, December 14, 2009
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!
On: Saturday, October 31, 2009
Yes, to be able to create this arm-chair you will have to drink a lot. Or you can ask your friends to store corks champaign and wine bottle they drink over this holiday season.
If you have many friends who can make fun, you stand good chances to create this arm chair in the very beginning of the next year!
And well, another reason to have a really happy holiday!
by Gabriel Wiese
On: Monday, October 12, 2009
Do you drink much wine and stores the corks? Now you have a great idea to re-use them: a cool looking wine cork serving tray.
Just arrange the wine corks on the tray and place the clear Plexiglas cover over them. Everything stays in place without a messy gluing process.
On: Thursday, September 24, 2009
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.
On: Friday, June 19, 2009
Who doesn't have a bunch of plastic bottles at home? Here's a good way to take advantage of them:
Just crunch the bottle flat and slip your feet in between the label and the flattened bottle.