10 Cool Upcycling Ideas You Never Thought Of. Everyday we encounter countless objects that serve their purpose and are then discarded … but couldn’t they be used for something else?
Absolutely. Knowing this, we’ve compiled a list of some cool and creative up-cycling ideas – everyday objects that have been transformed into another. 1. Duct tape wallets Of all of its wonderful qualities, the durability of duct tape is one of its greatest assets and, because men have a tendency to be ultra tough on their billfolds, it makes perfect sense that duct tape wallets have come to be. 2. The combination of beer and bracelets doesn’t necessarily seem like an obvious pairing but as you can see in the picture below, it just makes sense. 3.
When your old-styled light bulbs finally burn out, have no fear; an up-cycled source of light is here! 4. Although rubber is a highly prolific product in our world of manufacturing, once its purpose has passed, it’s nothing but landfill filler. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Bohemian Closet ☮ Untitled. Good Life Eats - StumbleUpon. Bookmarks | 26 comments I don’t really use real bookmarks.
I’m not sure why. They’re not expensive, or hard to make, but I tend to just pick up whatever to mark my pages. Old receipts, scraps of paper, a pencil, etc. For the Love of: Mason Jars - StumbleUpon. <div class="greet_block wpgb_cornered"><div class="greet_text"><div class="greet_image"><a href=" rel="nofollow"><img src=" alt="WP Greet Box icon"/></a></div>Hello there! Free People Clothing Boutique Blog - StumbleUpon. UPDATE: This post originally ran on March 23 2011, but with summer winding down we wanted to bring it back up for some late summer inspiration!
A fellow fp girl sent this to me a couple weeks back and i’ve been thinking about it ever since! I can think of a million reasons why these would be awesome… as apartment décor, as outdoor party décor, and – wouldn’t they be the best thing EVER for camping in general or at a festival? Just let them sit in the sun all day, and they’ll last all night! I am absolutely going to make some to bring with me to bonnaroo this year. Mini Hot Air Balloon Tutorial - StumbleUpon. As I mentioned in my steampunk tree post, these hot air balloon ornaments have been our most time-consuming Christmas project.
Lots of trial and error, figuring things out as we went along, and, in the case of getting the baskets to hang straight, plenty of "colorful metaphors. " The good news is this isn't a holiday-specific craft: wouldn't they make an awesome mobile? Or hang one in the corner of your office for a little whimsy. To start, you'll need a plastic ornament. The most realistic shape is a tear drop, but since I couldn't find one in plastic we went with round ones and this funky dealio: At first I didn't think this shape would work, but after sticking a flag on top (which is actually the bottom) it's now my favorite. After your ornament, your next essential element is the basket. Plus, I found them on ebay for only $7.50 for 10 baskets, with free shipping from Thailand. Craftgawker - StumbleUpon.
During my recent visit to Poke Acupuncture, I noticed that Russell had added tons of new decorations. My favorites were his DIY homemade book planters. Here is a step by step lesson on how to create them yourself. Russell talks with us about his inspiration behind creating these fun book planters:I first saw these in my favorite geniusly-designed clothing store, TheWarehouse in Echo Park. - StumbleUpon.
I Could Make That - StumbleUpon. This project comes to you at the request of Twitterer @GCcapitalM.
I used to believe that a person could never have too many books, or too many bookmarks. Then I moved into an apartment slightly larger than some people’s closets (and much smaller than many people’s garages) and all these beliefs got turned on their naïeve little heads. But what a person can always look for more of is really cool unique bookmarks. Placeholders special enough for the books that are special enough to remain in your culled-out-of-spacial-necessity collection. Page corner bookmarks are cute, practical and deeply under-represented in the world.* They’re easy to make, easy to customize, and will set you apart from all those same-same flat rectangular bookmarks. If you like this tutorial, here are a couple others that might be up your alley.
For the monster-loving adults in the room, try some googly-eyed paper monster wine charms. What you’ll need: Putting it all together: 1) Follow steps 2 and 3 from above. Creative Recycling Of light Bulb into Valuable Things. When a light bulb burns out, we rarely give it a second thought.
You can lend your imagination toward this fragile household item, intent on giving burnt out bulbs a second life as something very different, and aesthetically pleasing. It’s very easy to make, use of turning a light bulb into an oil burner, terrarium and many another interesting things. Used light bulbs, typically destined for the trash bin, could be the setting for an adorable miniature terrarium, practically any clear glass container can contain a tiny greenhouse, providing humidity and warmth to plants.
Here are few amazing examples to use as inspiration.