DIY Bottle-Cap Table

On: Sunday, August 30, 2009

Bottle-Cap Table

Here's a new (awesome!) way to put beer bottle caps collection to good use: make a cool bottle-cap table surface using al of them.

You will need about 160 lids for a not very big table. The core process is about gluing each cap to a surface and then pouring epoxy.

I applied a model-making super-glue to the edges of the caps, pressed them in, and waited a few hours for the stuff to dry.

    • Ikea Ingo table: $25
    • Beer: $6 to $10 per sixer
    • Super-glue: $3 to $7
    • Wood trim: $2 to $3 per piece
    • Paint (optional): $4 for 8 oz.
    • Paintbrush (optional): $1
    • Epoxy: $20 per pint

    Recycle Washing Machine Drum into a Pouf

    On: Saturday, August 29, 2009

    A washing machine has a stainless drum which you don't want to throw away after your machine is hopelessly broken. Instead, that's a really handy gadget that can be recycled in multiple ways.

    recycled washing machine drum

    This tutorial will show you how to recycle a washing machine drum into a cool pouf that has wheels and a lid.

    This drum can be used as a toy chest in a child's bedroom, or to store blankets and cushions in the living room. You can also use it in the bathroom as a comfortable, crafty clothes hamper.

    Stylish Napkin Rings Made of Cardboard Tubes

    On: Friday, August 28, 2009

    Napkin Rings of Cardboard Tubes

    If you like stylish celebrations and neat parties, if you pay attention to every tiniest detail to make your party perfect, this DIY is right for you!

    Merriment Design has a great tutorial on how to make some really cheap and easy table accents.

    A Stylish Lampshade Made of Negatives

    On: Thursday, August 27, 2009

    Lampshade Made of Negatives

    For this cool lamp you will need an old photo camera with photographic tape and a few minutes actually taking photos of anything.

    Now, just take a few seconds to picture to yourself what atmosphere this lamp creates when on.

    Lampshade Made of Negatives

    by Aleksi Pihkanen

    Build a Greenhouse of Plastic Bottles

    On: Wednesday, August 26, 2009

    Greenhouse of Plastic Bottles

    Some ideas just keep amazing me! Now you can put ALL your used plastic bottles to good use: build a greenhouse with them. What's more, the greenhouse stands on a foundation made out of recycled tires.


    DIY Reminder Lamp Made of a Plastic Bottle

    On: Tuesday, August 25, 2009

    DIY Lamp of a Plastic Bottle

    I have plenty of used plastic bottles at home and I love discovering always new creative ways to recycle them. Here is a cool instruction on crafting a portable lamp from a recycled plastic bottle.

    Here's a detailed instruction on how to create lamp by recycling a plastic bottle.

    DIY Sprinkler Made of a Plastic Bottle and Ball Point PensB

    On: Monday, August 24, 2009

    DIY Sprinkler

    Here's a nice tutorial on making a DIY sprinkler for under $5 to water your lawn. Materials needed:

    • 1 plastic bottle with cap
    • 1 universal male hose attachment
    • 15 used ball point pens
    • Plumbing contact adhesive and sealant
    • Electric drill
    The detailed instruction can be found here