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Maker Mama Craft Blog: Thrifted Clock Redo. One of the things I always see at thrift stores are random pot lids in cute colors without a pot to go with them.

Maker Mama Craft Blog: Thrifted Clock Redo

I came up with the idea of turning one into a clock while shopping at my local Goodwill the other day, with the thought that I'd purchase a clock kit at the craft store. But for the sake of keeping it as green as possible (and making one less shopping trip) I decided to give an old clock new life, and voilà, the thrifted clock redo was born! Recycled yarn, fabric yarn and spinning fiber. 50 Ways To Re-Purpose & Reuse Glass Jars. 35 Creative Ways To Recycle Wooden Pallets. From storing items, beds or coffee tables to window boxes, shoe cabinets or comfortable rockers, a wooden pallet is anything but waste timber.

35 Creative Ways To Recycle Wooden Pallets

Since lots of companies are dependent on fiber from wood recycling, why not to try to gain all the benefits for your home? Perfect for a lounge area in the balcony or a lovely corner in the garden, wooden pallets can be combined, remodeled and fixed up in practical desks, chairs, bookcases, tables and beds. Have a look on the gallery below and you will find many ideas of pallet furniture. If you decide to do it by yourself, our advice is to use basic tools and pallets; the standard recommendations for recycled wood pallets are 24 x 24 or 30x 30 – buy it from here.

Don’t miss: 20 Patios Perfect for Your Garden and 45 Delightful Outdoor Dining Area Design Ideas If you are passionate about reducing the amount of trees being cut down, then you will understand our call to recycle and reuse old pallets instead of manufacturing new products. Or 30 x 30. 35 ideas to recycle your cans. DIY: Gift Bags Made from Recycled Envelopes.

By Jessica Jones, How About Orange Find an envelope of any size.

DIY: Gift Bags Made from Recycled Envelopes

(I embellished these by printing a label on the front of them first. You can use my design if you want; these PDFs are set up according to how my printer feeds envelopes through. If yours is different, you might need to experiment. 25 Ways Of How To Use Pallets In Your Garden. Benches, flower pots, tables, small vertical gardens and even canopies covered with plants.

25 Ways Of How To Use Pallets In Your Garden

All of them can decorate your garden immediately if you know how to make a simple pallet work. After we’ve shown you how to recycle wooden pallets, we thought it would be a great idea to see a bunch of decorative ideas that can beautify your garden. Moreover, they are easy to assemble and prove to be very functional for your future activities! First of all, what you need to do is to find a pallet. Many supermarkets put them in dumpsters before sending to a recycling center, and you can try to get them for free. The chew. Spring is here and it’s time to give those green thumbs a workout.

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Michael took a look at a number of gardening gadgets. Check them out. Garden Pallet. Pallet Projects... 20 Creative Ways to Upcycle Pallets in your Garden. Inspiring Pallet Gardening Ideas Recently I upcycled a pallet and large square wooden crate lying around a local landscaping yard into a mini garden shed for $7.

20 Creative Ways to Upcycle Pallets in your Garden

I was so pleased with the result it made me consider other ways to reuse materials for my garden needs. With more of us conscious of repurposing rather than impacting on landfill with unnecessary waste, I thought I’d share these DIY creative ideas to upcycle free wood pallets. You may be amazed at the possibilities! Frisbie Bird Feeder. Proceedure Start by drawing a 3" circle in the center of the saucer you choose for the top Cut out the 3" circle and remove the piece drill a 1/16" pilot hole in the center of the bottom of the sauce and the mayo jar drill the same pilot hole in the center of the dowel and the jar cover Cut 4 hole 3/4" diameter in the side of the jar at the very bottom as shown in attached drawing that also shows how the pieces are assembled With the #8 screw attach the bottom saucer to the bottom of the mayo jar apply a bead of hot glue completely around the joint of the jar and saucer Set the top saucer over the top of the mayo jar and hot glue the 2 together as shown in the drawing Screw the coffee mug hook through the top of the jar cover and into the center of the dowel and tighten Fill the jar with bird seed, screw the jar cover on the mayo jar, hang the feeder and watch the birds.

Frisbie Bird Feeder

Clever Organizers: Hanging Candle Holders. You will need: Old baby food jars, cleaned Copper electrical wiring Craft knife Spray paint or paint for glass (Perm-Enamels by Delta, or Glossies by Liquitex) Needlenose pliers Tea candle Leftover copper electrical wiring was used for the candleholder at the by removing the plastic sheath and taking just the wires out.

Hanging Candle Holders

You can do this by cutting down the length of the wire with a craft knife and peeling back the plastic. This isn't easy and should be done carefully by an adult. Recycled champagne cork St. Patrick’s Day earrings tutorial. I’ve done lots of crafts with regular wine corks and even included some Champagne corks in my designs.

Recycled champagne cork St. Patrick’s Day earrings tutorial

How To Make A Bow Out Of Recycled Magazines. Guest post by Jennifer Young of I Art U blog.

How To Make A Bow Out Of Recycled Magazines

These easy-to-make bows will be gracing a few of my presents this year. I’ve found a lot of inspiration in magazines lately. This one is from Whole Living. Scroll all the way down for the written step by step instructions and materials or learn how to make your own from the photo step by step… Tin Cans into Functional Furnishings. Tin cans are the subjects of many arts & crafts projects, frequently reused as the bodies of little tin robot soldiers or other kitschy knickknacks. This designer has taken the same classic object but added a useful and more minimalist twist – a set of simple plastic lids that make an old tin can able to serve a new function.

From tea, coffee, sugar and other kitchen storage containers to soap dispensers and pen holders, these designs by Jack Bresnahan bring out the remarkable elegance of what one might previously consider a purely functional form. Cardboard Tube Party Poppers. You will need: TP tubes Tissue paper Wrapping paper Scissors Tape Ribbon Small trinkets, candy, notes etc.... Cut tissue paper large enough to go around roll and hang over edges about 2 in.

Cut wrapping paper in the same manner, but only let hang over about 1 1/2 in to 1 3/4 in. Next, cut TP roll in half. Place two halves of roll back together as if you hadn't cut them. Wrap tissue paper around tube and tape. Cottage Twice Remembered - A Cottage Transformation Journey The. "Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air"~ Ralph Waldo Emerson I appreciate everyone's well wishes in my last post...I'm happy to say that I can finally *breathe* again! Thanks to my good old doctor and the meds he prescribed, my sinus infection is clearing up and my cough has just about fizzled out. I'm looking forward to finally getting back into some kind of routine this week! I knew having that many magnets on my fridge would create about 400 pieces of additional artwork, memos, receipts, and photos - yikes!

Recycled PET Bottle. Once upon a time, bottle bases were recycled to make glass tiles. Today, we can recycle the bottoms of plastic water, juice or olive oil bottles into twinkling stars with a snip of the scissors. These transparent decorations reflect light from every direction and make eye-catching beaded garlands or hanging decorations suspended from a bit of wire. For a set of five stars and three snowflakes, set aside eight plastic bottles. They can be colored or clear. Recycled Christmas Tree, how to make recycled Christmas ornaments. All the decorations on our tree are made from things you would usually throw away. For example, the garland is made from plastic packing "peanuts" strung together on thread. We've cut out the pictures from old greeting cards, punched a small hole in the top, and added a ribbon.

We've also made ornaments from pine cones and sweet gum seed balls. Christmas ornament with popsicle sticks, an easy project for kids! How To Unravel A Sweater To Recycle Yarn. This is the sweater we will be unraveling. Recycled Materials. Festive Stars made from Recycled Drinks Cans. November 1st, 2011. Glass Ball Ornaments: Recycled Donnamarie Walker. From week ending 12/6/98. Make a snowman out of old plastic pop bottles, an easy project for kids! How-Tuesday: Light Bulb Terrariums.

Recycled Jewelry: Inspiration. By LiveOAK Staff on November 10, 2008. Make a Milk Jug Lunch Box from a. How to Make Your Own Recycled Paper. Recycled paper can be made from old newspaper, following the instructions below. Marbelized Paper. You will need: a large bottle of liquid starch severaal colors of acrylic paints two large flat baking dishes or dish pans a few custard cups small bowls or empty margarine containers paint brushes a variety of tools to create patterns in the paint (such as a feather, nut pick, ice pick, coiled rubber cord, wire whisk, potato masher, fork or wide-toothed hair comb) Fill one baking dish or dish pan with starch to a depth of about 2 inches; fill the second one with cool water.

Mail sorter: a tutorial. Newspaper, Plastic Bags, Dog Hair Yarn. Plastic jug shelves - Recyclart. Party Favour Boxes from Recycled Plastic Bottles – Step-by-Step Tutorial. Passion4plants — re-use of salad/lettuce hearts :) first cut it... Personal Organizer. Rope Wrapped Cowboy Hat Stand, Recycling It: Cheap and easy! Pop Can Snowman. Recycling, reusing & upcycling ! Recyclart, The art of. Repurposing Tricks.

Talisman This Recycled Life. Rustixs.com. Recycled T-shirt - Dogs Tugga Toy. Recycled Styrofoam Wall Organizer. Walkway Party Lantern. T-Shirt Yarn Tutorial. Turn A T-Shirt Into Pom Poms. Trash Matcher. Wipes Container Reuse. Recycled Water Bottle Flower. Recycled crafts. Recycle Reuse.