Archives for January 2010

Drinking Straw Light Fixture

On: Sunday, January 31, 2010

We used to mention a couple of really cool DIY projects involving drinking straws: drinking straw table lamp, drinking straw floor lamp and drinking straw chair. The best thing about all of them is that drinking straws create beautiful light effects - this is why they all look so awesome.

Here is another cool thing made of drinking straws: a cool light fixture (detailed instructions can be found here):

Drinking Straw Light Fixture

Credit Card Magnets

On: Saturday, January 30, 2010

Do you feel sorry when you have to throw away your expired credit cards? They look so cool and besides there's some warm feeling towards them (they've been making you happy for a year or two! And possibly they helped you with your free credit report).

Here's a cool way to re-use your old credit cards: make fridge magnets and stare at them every time you enter your kitchen!

Credit Card Magnets


CD Christmas Tree

On: Friday, January 29, 2010

Oh, I am so late with this one!

But on the plus side, that's a good reason to collect old CDs for the whole year to have enough of them for this year's Christmas tree!

Go spread the idea!

CD Christmas Tree

Keyboard Pins

On: Wednesday, January 27, 2010

When you already have a keyboard belt, keyboard bags, keyboard necklace and keyboard rings these keyboard pins look like a logical fit.

These can be a great match for your geeky outfit.

Keyboard pins

CD Shower Curtain Holders

On: Tuesday, January 26, 2010

This looks both useful and nice. I am sure it will be a good fit for almost any bathroom interior.

Besides, that's a great way to take advantage of old CDs which is always good (we love recycling!)

CD shower curtain

Aluminum Cans Earrings

On: Sunday, January 24, 2010

So you can make a lot of useful things of aluminum cans: this pop tabs belt i the best proof. But that one requires hard work and obviously some knowledge and talent.

Here's an easier one for you: earring made of aluminum cans (much like a yogurt cup plastic necklace posted in our readers' DIY inspiration post):

Aluminum Cans Earrings


Pop Tabs Wristlet Bag

On: Friday, January 22, 2010

I've long under impression that pop tabs are the most useless things under the sun.

Well, I was wrong. We've seen a couple of cool ideas on how to recycle them (like pop tabs belt and pop tabs lamp) and here's one more: a cool pop tabs wrist bag.

Look like some hard work - but it's well worth it!

Pop Tabs Wristlet Bag
Pop Tabs Wristlet Bag

Cool Newspaper Handbags

On: Thursday, January 21, 2010

Newspaper Handbags

Like these candy wrappers bags and this magazine bowl we've seen earlier, these handbags must take plenty of time but they have quite a few benefits:
  1. They won't cost you a penny;
  2. If you create one, you will be proud of yourself;
  3. This one should be fun to create (especially with kids).

Newspaper Handbags

Clothes Hanger Chandeliers

On: Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Clothes Hanger Chandeliers

Here's a new cool idea for you: recycle old, unloved clothes hangers in cool-looking chandeliers. These should look good with plastic PET bottle lamps we've seen earlier.

Hangeliers are unique, beautiful and draw attention to the issue of landfill waste at the same time.

Keyboard Rings

On: Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Who knew that you could create some plenty of useful from the old keyboard. We have already seen a keyboard belt, keyboard bags and keyboard necklace.

Today's hack will take you no more than a few keys but it's a nice idea! Enjoy: keyboard rings!

Keyboard ring


Keyboard Ring

More Records Handbags

On: Saturday, January 16, 2010

We've already had cool vinyl records bags and cute vinyl records purse . But this one also seemed cool enough to be shared here.

So enjoy: more records bags!

Records Handbags
Records Handbags

Soda Pop Lamp

On: Friday, January 15, 2010

Soda Pop Lamp

This doesn't look as stylish as pepsi bottle lamp or pop tabs lamp we've seen earlier but it does seem to be fun.

And if you have kids, they will simply LOVE it!

CD Dumbbell

On: Thursday, January 14, 2010

OK, so w have seen plenty of ideas om how to recycle old CDs but this is something I am not sure about:

A CD dumbbell? How much does it weight?

CD Dumbbell

CD Lamp

On: Wednesday, January 13, 2010

I have already shared a lamp where stack of CDs were used as a lamp base. But this one is much more impressive!

In it, CDs are a glow - they create some beautiful plastic light effect when having a bulb inside:

CD lamp

Pop Tabs Belt - Stylish!

On: Monday, January 11, 2010

Pop Tabs Belt
Our last tip on taking advantage of pop tabs (Pop Tabs Dog Collar) wasn't received very enthusiastically. But this one is going to be success!

Here's a really stylish, cool-looking belt for women made of pop tabs (looks like it needed much work but the outcome is impressive!)

Pop Tabs Belt

Plastic Frog Box

On: Sunday, January 10, 2010

Do you remember that cool plastic zipped box I've shared earlier, this week I have something even cuter for you: the same thing but much more fun.

This is just the same zipped code made of two plastic bottles but with eyes - this makes the whole thing much lovelier, what do you think?

Plastic Frog Box
Plastic Frog Box

Pop Tabs Dog Collar

On: Friday, January 8, 2010

Pop Tabs Dog Collar

It's time to make something for our pets. I am sure this pop tab collar will look great on your dog. If you add a bit of creativity, for example play with different colors (pop tabs may be of various colors) the collar may be even cuter!

Again, not too solid I suppose - it is more like a decoration than anything else.

Recycle Candy Wrappers into a Chick Bag

On: Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Candy Wrappers Bag

Even the picky fashionistas should appreciate this: the bag made of candy wrappers look colorful, bright and actually cool.

I don't think it will be solid enough to sustain the active usage (you won't be able to stuff it with all sorts of useless things you may like having in your handbag) but it will make you the center of any party!

Milk Carton Lamps

On: Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Milk Carton Lamps

I am not sure how safe these lamps are (is milk carton solid enough to sustain the heat from the bulb?) but they look really awesome!

The best thing about the project is the cool ornament - gotta love it!

Milk Carton Lamps

Pepsi Bottle Lamp

On: Monday, January 4, 2010

Pepsi Bottle Lamp

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.

Pull Tab Bracelet

On: Sunday, January 3, 2010

Pull Tab Bracelet

This project proves that EVERYTHING can be recycled even such useless things as pull tabs.

Ok, this pull tab bracelet may look like nothing fancy and maybe you won't put it on when going to some party, but your kids may love it.

And making it might be fun as well!

Cool Pop Tabs Lamp

On: Friday, January 1, 2010

Pop Tabs Lamp

500 pop tabs and "many, many nights" work result in a unique and amazing DIY project: a pop tabs lamp.

The author calls it a "tree hugger" and t does look like a lot of work, so if you decide to make one, good luck!