Archives for October 2009

Wine Bottle Corks Armchair

On: Saturday, October 31, 2009

Wine Bottle Corks Armchair

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

Soft Bike Pedals?

On: Friday, October 30, 2009

sponge bike pedals

Do you ride a bike a lot? Do you ever have to do that barefooted? Well, here's an awesome hack for you to feel even better on your bike: attach a kitchen sponge to your bike pedals to make them soft!

Plastic Bottles Chair

On: Thursday, October 29, 2009

plastci botles chair

I am not sure how solid this plastic bottles chair is but it looks like a comfortable one. I don't mean it is good for sitting there all day long but it does seem to have some relaxing massage effect we all need at the end of a long day.

All you need is to collect plastic bottles and glue them together!

by Pawel Grunert

Recycle Ping-Pong Balls into Diffused Party Lights

On: Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Ping-Pong Balls Lights

Holidays are coming! And quite in time here's a cool idea to decorate your house to make stand it out from the crowd: ping-pong balls diffused lights!

Well, the author is right: "ping pong balls make great diffusers and look really cool when they are glowing"

Amazing Spoon Chandeliers

On: Monday, October 26, 2009

spoon chandeliers

I don't really thin you have plenty unloved spoons at home but for this chandelier you will buy those!

I find the light effects the spoons create by reflecting the light multiple times from multiple angles.

Vinyl Record Book

On: Sunday, October 25, 2009

Vinyl Record Book

Once you have a vinyl record bookend, why don't create a vinyl record book?

Well, joking aside, this looks like a good way to protect your book and keep it save for ages!

Drinking Straw Chair

On: Friday, October 23, 2009

Drinking Straw Chair

OK, to make this chair you'll need thousands of plastic drinking straws, ton of patience and a lot of really good glue, but, boy, the result is well worth it!

Recycle Old Light Bulbs into Mini Vases

On: Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Light Bulbs Vase

If for any reason you have a few old used light bulbs (there are people who store everything after all!), let me share a cute way to recycle them: create little nice flower vases:

Champagne Cork Flash Drive Holder

On: Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Champagne Cork Flash Drive Holder

Another way to put your champagne cork to good use: create a USB holder. Re-use two old objects to make a modern chic piece of hardware!

Make a Handy Vinyl Record Bookend

Do you still have vinyl records at home. Sadly, we used to move places so often that I couldn't keep them but if you still have, here's a great way to recycle a couple of them: a handy vinyl record bookend (if you still read offline books of course):

  1. Dip the album into the water up to the bottom of the label, making sure your outside label is straight.
  2. Start bending the album as it softens.

USB Holder from a Chewing Gum Packet

On: Sunday, October 18, 2009

USB Holder from a Chewing Gum Packet

This project was invented due to the need to conceal the USB from your classmates but it actually looks so nice that this can be done just because it looks cool!

Besides it only takes 10 minutes to make - so why not try for a change?

Recycle a Chewing Gum Box into an Ipod Nano Case

On: Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Chewing Gum Box Ipod Nano Case

Have you ever wanted to chew your tunes, now we've great news: you can with this wicked awesome iPod case made out of a chewing gum box.

Wine Cork Serving Tray

On: Monday, October 12, 2009

Wine Cork Serving Tray

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.

Phone Book Seedbed

On: Saturday, October 10, 2009

Phone Book Seedbed

If you really need to recycle that huge phone book you got from nowhere for free and a phone book pen holder is not enough to tame your creativity, here's another really green idea: a phone book seed.

It won't take you a lot of time to create: just a few minutes of work but it looks like fun!

DIY iPhone LEGO Stand

On: Friday, October 9, 2009

DIY iPhone LEGO Stand

Many of us used to spend much time building some weird sculptures from LEGO parts. Here's a cool way to re-use those unloved LEGO parts: use them to create a stylish-looking rotating iPhone stand.

This one can actually be used for many various purposes. So next time you check mobile phone reviews, keep this idea in mind.

Also, check out this DIY iPhone dock.

Cassette Tap Lamp

Cassette Tape Lamp

We've had already multiple DIY lamps already: romantic bottle lamps, cool packaging lamp, and even toilet paper rolls lamps!

And here's another great idea for you: cassette tap lamps!

Related DIY projects: cassette tape lamp and a lamp made of cassette tape.

More Road Signs Chairs

On: Thursday, October 8, 2009

Road Signs Chairs

While we have already covered chairs made of traffic signs, we find it necessary to share this diy project as it contains a detailed instruction on creating a road sign stool!

Egg Carton Footstool

On: Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Egg Carton Footstool

If you still need more ways to recycle egg carton - apart from eggcrate lamps and other diy gadgets we posted on recently - man, you must have plenty of egg carton, here's another idea for you: a comfortable footstool.

The egg crates seem to be pressed and colored:

As a footstool it can be used upright or on its side for a relaxing rocking motion; it also makes a sturdy base for a coffee table.

FedEx Tubes Stool

On: Tuesday, October 6, 2009

FedEx Tubes Stool

We once mentioned one cool way to re-use FedEx shipping tubes: as a wine bottle rack. Here's another creative way to take advantage of FedEx triangular shipping tubes if you receive plenty of mail: create a FedEx tubes stool!

It doesn't look too comfortable to say at least but can be a good idea if you need a temporal place to sit on.

Egg Carton Sound Insulation

On: Monday, October 5, 2009

Egg Carton Sound Insulation

Have you been annoyed by noisy neighbors? Here's a cool tip for you to improve your apartment sound insulation: use egg carton applied to walls.

It also looks really extra-ordinary by the way!

How to Make a Tennis Ball Chair

On: Sunday, October 4, 2009

Tennis Ball Chair

I am sure this chair has a cool massage effect: so you can just sit and relax! Great way to relax after a hard long day!
The tennis balls you see are not glued in place; they are held only by different-sized holes in the top and bottom sheets of plywood. The holes on the bottom are smaller so the balls don't push through when you sit on it.

DIY Laptop Cozy

On: Saturday, October 3, 2009

DIY Laptop Cozy

Do you travel much and need to take your laptop everywhere you go? Here's a great guide on creating a felt laptop cozy with not a single stitch needed: easy, fast and cheap!

There are lots of different ways to customize the cozy by cutting fun shapes out of the outer piece of felt.

DIY Laptop Cozy

Bulletin Board Made of Egg Carton

On: Friday, October 2, 2009

Egg Carton Bulletin Board

This tip doesn't require neither time nor any effort but will be real fun! Imagine you have a cool bulletin board at home which you can use to exchange fun notes with your family!

What's so funny?

Imagine it is made of egg carton!

If you want to make your bulletin board fancy you can paint it, glitter it or decorate it any other way you desire.