On: Monday, April 15, 2013
Don't be so quick to throw it out. Instead, check out these awesome and creative upcycling ideas for old suitcases.
On: Thursday, March 7, 2013
On: Friday, January 4, 2013
I know both of my kids brother their cribs long before they could become even a toddler bed. Which should tell you something about my children.
For those leftover pieces, you might not know what to do with them. If the crib is intact you can always try and sell it, or maybe offer it in freecycle. But most are leery about taking a used crib, especially with all the recalls to hit the baby industry in recent years. You may not have as much success as you hope for.
Instead, why not get creative? Pinterest, home of all things DIY, has a ton of awesome ideas for upcycling cribs. Stylish, interesting and functional additions to your home are just a project away.
1. Wall Decor
You could do a lot with this idea, because it is entirely based around your personal tastes for decor and art. I like the concept of converting the grip springs into a canvas board, because it is light weight and yet would easily hold different items. You could probably come up with some other ways based on this principle.
On: Wednesday, November 28, 2012
However there's never a good way to organize them: Photo frames are boring (you can't often change photos in them) and they don't always fit. Besides, they cannot have too many photos inside...
But how about this idea: You can use this DIY shelf to store postcards and photos. You can re-arrange them as often as you want even daily always creating a new mood! How brilliant!
Plus with some paint and creativity you can make this shelf look cute!
On: Monday, July 30, 2012
It looks awesome and will complement any geeky interior perfectly!
On: Monday, January 16, 2012
We love having lots fresh herbs, plants and flowers at home. They freshen up our interior and make us feel comfortable and uplifted.
We have already shared a few unique upcycling ideas on indoor plants: here's a cool upside-down planting hack and here's an awesome light bulb mini-greenhouse.
Today we share another cool idea: "Fresh Cut Flower" Shelf. Here's a detailed instruction to print out.
It is a great way to turn your boring wooden shelf into something unique and fun!
On: Sunday, August 21, 2011
Today's idea is fun and useful: create a Bulletin Board for your in-family communication or for your to-do list using wine corks!
You will need is glue, canvas to keep the whole thing today and about 40 wine corks! Super easy DIY!
Here are more fun DIY ideas with wine corks: bath mat out of wine corks, wine cork serving tray, wine bottle corks armchair as well as one of these 3 eco-friendly DIY Christmas wreaths. Also, read about being an eco-friendly parent here. Get greener and more creative!
On: Tuesday, August 2, 2011
If you love planting and adore original designs and ideas, you will find this idea simply awesome! Plant herbs upside down and use old plastic bottles for this!
- These save plenty of space;
- They look amazing and fun (your guests and friends will love it!)
- That's an awesome way to reuse old plastic bottles.
Here's the detailed instruction as well as another way to implement the idea.
More ways to re-use those plastic bottles:
On: Monday, July 18, 2011
Here's the detailed instruction (and make sure to look though the comments as well).
I am not sure what happens if / when a plant outgrows the bulb - but I guess there's a way to find a really tiny plant for it to grow inside for a long time.
- Will the plant need air?
If you give the plants an airtight house, you create a mini ecosystem and the water that's inside will eventually evaporate to the top, condensate on the glass, and fall back down like rain. It will keep doing that over and over, and you end up hardly ever having to water
- Do the plant grow, and does it stop growing?
The plants don't really grow much- a little bit, but they have stayed small enough to not outgrow the terrarium. A few of the little fern babies have doubled or tripled in size over the course of many months, but they were very tiny to begin with.
More greenhouse and planting gadgets:
On: Thursday, July 14, 2011
We have had quite few DIY ideas on how to recycle vinyl records including several projects in upcycling them into check bags and purses (Stylish vinyl records purse and cool vinyl records bags) as well as other, more creative ideas (like cool vinyl records bags and vinyl record into a cool necklace).
But how about the vinyl record covers we all store at home? How can we reuse them as well?
Here's a fun and very useful idea: vinyl record cover box (find the full tutorial here).
Gotta love the stylish design that would make a perfect match into a retro interior! And it looks like a useful storage utility too! On top of all, it looks easy to do and is absolutely free.
On: Sunday, July 10, 2011
Today's idea is another brilliant one! The radiant rolled magazine wall mirror looks fantastic!
I don't know what all the pieces are attached to, but use it for inspiration!
On: Sunday, May 1, 2011
It looks very easy to create: just make a wooden frame and feel it with sea stones the way it is comfortable to stand on. You may have to go to the sea to collect nice-looking pebbles with smooth edges to create this thing.
There are a couple of advantages of this DIY project:
- It is visually very appealing;
- It is really unique and will make your bathroom your home most interesting place;
- It should be very good for health: my mom has always taught me that standing and walking barefooted on the sea pebbles helps in conditions like flat foot and is generally very useful for health.
Here's another cool floor idea for your bathroom: Bath Mat out of Wine Corks
This is a DIY guest tip by Aimee, a creative home-maker and frugal mom blogging for HomeLoanFinder, the best free mortgage comparison tool and informative money-saving resource.
On: Wednesday, November 24, 2010
First, a few inspiring examples:A cheap wire hanger into a magazine rack:
Magazine magazine rack (click the image to go to the original post):
Bizarre Magazine Racks?What the heck? Why would anyone be interested in magazine racks, much less bizarre ones? Of course, people read magazines, and they probably need a place to put them when they are not reading, but still...magazine racks?
Well, after searching around for some really offbeat magazine racks, you may come to the conclusion that these rather unnoticed and un-thought of household items can actually be really cool! In fact, there are some magazine racks that are incredible artistic achievements in beauty and sculpture, with a value to match the artwork.
A World of Unique Magazine RacksMagazine racks aren't only for professional offices. There are decorative magazine racks that look like suns, moons, or stars. Some designs look like an assortment of cute puppies or kittens. Some handmade racks are actually cup holders or plastic water bottles that hold rolled up magazines. There are even magazine racks made out of magazines!
Professional magazine racks range from the plain to the decorative to the sublime. Some racks are virtually invisible; the only way one can tell it is a magazine rack is because of the magazines that seem to be holding each other in place. Some of the racks are huge and are actually a real and beautiful piece of furniture. Some are antique in look, made with beautiful woods or metal; others are fancy baskets woven into special shapes as magazine holders.
Magazine Racks are Part of a Winning AtmosphereThe most professional businesses in the country decorate with beautifully designed, and admittedly bizarre, magazine racks. Places, from bank lobbies to doctor’s offices and from television stations to classy modeling agencies, all sport the best in magazine racks. Not only do people use the racks to hold magazines, but they also use them as display shelves. The racks are extremely eye-catching for promotions materials and upcoming events.
A Special Magazine Rack for Your Home
You could have magazine racks that look like the following items:
- Music Stands
- Art Palates
- Fine China
- Oriental Fans
- Gold Fish
- Model T’s
Find the Design of Your DreamsWhether you decide to find one of those bizarre magazine racks, or you prefer an elegant style, there are enumerable choices literally at your fingertips. Your computer search engine will take you to some of the most artistic and fun sites, all for magazine racks.
And, if you are really inventive, you might just come up with a design all your own. Who would have thought that a magazine rack could be so exciting?
On: Tuesday, November 16, 2010
I know, I know, most of these are too hard to make yourself - but hey! It's holiday and gift-season. You'd better think about the presents now and these clocks can be huge source of inspiration!
Besides, if you manage to make something like this with your own hands, you'll be so proud of yourself (and so will your beloved ones)!
1. iClock: Apple Keyboard Clock
Clock dial is a former Apple iBook G3 Clamshell laptop computer keyboard section.
2. Mac Keyboard Clock
Is anything made out of Apple keyboards look so awesome, I wonder?
3. Mac G4 Clock
The side panel of an old Mac G4 recycled into a stylish clock! Simply awesome!
4. Windows 2000 Holographic CD Desk Clock
This clock is made from a recycled working copy microsoft windows 2000 Professional CD.
5. Laptop Keyboard into a Wall Clock
At the base of the clock hands is a stator from a computer hard drive motor.
6. Recycled Circuit Board into a Vintage Clock
Awesome vintage look would be a perfect fit for some interiors: A round lemon yellow circuit board with concentric circles of shiny copper sits on top of this chartreuse green circuit board.
7. Apple G3 Computer Front Cover into a Clock
This minimal-design clock could make a great conversation piece on your wall or great present for your geeky friend:
8. Apple Laptop Computer Clock
A real 12" Apple laptop converted into a clock with a real working pendulum mouse!
9. Hard Drive Clock
The face of the clock is the 5 inch platter of a former hard drive. Overall, the clock sports awesome minimalist design:
10. A Hard Drive CAT Clock
Can it both fun and geeky?! For sure!
On: Monday, October 4, 2010
On: Monday, September 20, 2010
But maybe you don't need to. Here are some truly amazing and inspirational examples of DIY interior artworks made of tape: let your memories go real!