3 Eco-Friendly DIY Christmas Wreaths

On: Thursday, November 18, 2010

Christmas is approaching fast and you are likely to be already trying to figure out how to make this year's holidays frugal and eco-friendly while still fun.

We save money and we love our home, therefore we love our DIY life!

So here are three totally green and pretty easy-to-craft DIY projects for you to decorate your home on a budget:

Find the instructions here

Old Ties into the Christmas Wreath

I am sure you have plenty of those ties your husband or dad doesn't need any more. Why not turn them into the fun Christmas decoration?

Old Ties into the Christmas Wreath 

Holiday Greeting Cards into the Christmas Wreath

Recycle your friends' holiday greeting cards into holly leaves for this nice Christmas wreath! That's what I call putting good wished to real use!

holiday greeting cards Christmas wreath

Recycle Wine Corks into the Christmas Wreath

Holidays are so rich in wine, so this year you will know how to recycle them!

Wine Corks into the Christmas Wreath 

Pst, here are few more ideas to recycle festive wine corks: Champagne Cork Flash Drive Holder and Wine Cork Serving Tray


Oh and while you are still here, why not take this online test on how well you know Christmas!

10 Cool Computer Clocks - Geeky Days

On: Tuesday, November 16, 2010

If you have successfully scored a great Dell deal and purchased a brand new computer (congrats!), you may be in desperate need to re-use your old one. So here you go: 10 great ideas for you to get inspired!

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.

iClock: Apple Keyboard Clock


2. Mac Keyboard Clock

Is anything made out of Apple keyboards look so awesome, I wonder?

Mac keyboard clock


3. Mac G4 Clock

The side panel of an old Mac G4 recycled into a stylish clock! Simply awesome!

Mac computer clock


4. Windows 2000 Holographic CD Desk Clock

This clock is made from a recycled working copy microsoft windows 2000 Professional CD.

Windows 2000 holographic cd desk clock


5. Laptop Keyboard into a Wall Clock

At the base of the clock hands is a stator from a computer hard drive motor.

Computer keyboard clock


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.

Computer clock


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:

Computer clock


8. Apple Laptop Computer Clock

A real 12" Apple laptop converted into a clock with a real working pendulum mouse!

Apple Laptop Computer Clock


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:

Computer hard drive clock


10.  A Hard Drive CAT Clock

Can it both fun and geeky?! For sure!

Computer cat clock


Newspaper Bag: Because It Is Free and Eco-Friendly!

On: Saturday, October 9, 2010

newspaper bag

In the spirit of the upcoming big holiday shopping season, here's the great idea for you: recycle old newspapers in shopping bags!

Yes, for some they may seem too weird-looking and some people would even say they would feel ashamed if they appeared in the local warehouse with the newspaper shopping bag - but look, some of them actually look pretty nice:

newspaper bag

newspaper bag

newspaper bag

Rolled Magazine Table

On: Monday, October 4, 2010

We have already profiled a rolled newspaper stool and here's another great way to reuse old newspapers and magazines: rolled newspaper table! I am sure the two would also make a great match:

Rolled Magazine Table

Turn Tape into Amazing Interior Decorations

On: Monday, September 20, 2010

Most of us have plenty of tape stored in the garage for no reason. No, actually there is the reason: too many feelings and memories are tied to that old tape you do not have the heart to throw away.

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!

Tape Interior Decorations
Tape Interior Decorations
Tape Interior Decorations

Geeky Keyboard Box

On: Sunday, September 12, 2010

Keyboard box

If you have plenty of old keyboards and still don't know how to put them to good use, here's a nice idea: create a pretty geeky box. If everything in your home id geeky, why not have a geeky box (well, at least you are sure to have great time making it!)?

Keyboard box

More fun with keyboards:

An Old TV into a Book Shelf

On: Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Isn't it brilliant? I have a couple of those 20-year-old TVs in my garage - I never thought about reusing them this way!

Unlike a TV aquarium we saw previously, this one is so easy to make! All you need is an old TV and 20 minutes of work!

Old TV into a Book Shelf