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Cardboard Tube Organizational Display. Corkboard Journals. Here's another DIY project from our sweet friend, Sasha - from the The Gilded Bee.

Corkboard Journals

Be sure to check out her awesome shop full of handmade packaging lovelies. Scrabble Coasters. Is everyone ready for today's Pinterest challenge?

Scrabble Coasters

I know I'm excited to share my project and can't wait to see what everybody else came up with. Pinterest in general just makes me tinkle in my pants with joy! So let's get to it! Lately I have been obssessed with games like Words With Friends, Wordosaur, Scrabble and any other word games that make me use my noggin. If you ever want to play with me you can come over.

Online these babies go for $26, but with a little crafting and an old scrabble game, these can be yours for practically free! Here are the materials you need: Paintstick Starburst. My friends, if there ever was a bandwagon, this carefree DIYer is jumping right on it.

Paintstick Starburst

For months, I’ve seen fabulous versions of the sunburst mirror pop up all over the blogosphere. And for weeks now, with every stop in the paint department, I couldn’t help but notice how those paint stir sticks might just make a very cool version of this decorative favorite. I couldn’t figure out how to stack them nicely enough around the center to make it worth my effort, but that little road bump didn’t stop me from snagging more than my fair share of free stir sticks at a time, like 8 or 10, over the course of a month. Suitcase Chair.

Hula Hoop Rug. Felt Scrap Rug. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Repeat - Mason Jars. Yes, they are everywhere.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Repeat - Mason Jars

Yes, I have posted on them before. And yes, I am still smitten! How could I not be? They are affordable. Sometimes free. Houndstooth Shoes. Houndstooth is by no means a new textile, however, it has hit the fashion trend radar once again and seems to be popping up in every magazine I open as of late.

Houndstooth Shoes

Most blame Lady Gaga and her outrageous head-to-toe houndstooth ensemble. And she may have brought it to the masses attention but the dress & shoes she was wearing were from the Salvatore Ferragamo Autumn/Winter 2011 collection wherein Houndstooth was one of the main prints seen in fine and exaggerated proportions. Chanel & YSL touched on it as well for 2011 {and it’s a Staple for Gwen Stefani} but Ferragamo sold it this season, in my opinion. I recommend watching the runway show, it’s GORGEOUS. I would wear every single look. . * A pair of pumps. . * Cut out two irregular shapes {a pentagon of sorts} . * Using your sponge brush, lay on a relatively thick layer of Mod Podge to your heel. . * With the triangle side up, place your fabric on your heel and smooth out. Shortened Male White Shirt.

My Zipper Tee DIY tutorial...Tshirt Recycle. Supplies: Zipper 22 inches or so... old tshirt or 1 yard fabric.

My Zipper Tee DIY tutorial...Tshirt Recycle

DIY Plain tank sewn zipper racer back. Upcycling Becomes a Treasure Trove for Green Business Ideas. Forget recycling.

Upcycling Becomes a Treasure Trove for Green Business Ideas

Reusing materials discarded in the manufacturing process is a growing force behind a fresh new industry. Upcycling goes vertical: Looptworks' Scott Hamlin. Like everything about Looptworks, the signature on CEO and co-founder Scott Hamlin's e-mail is a call to action: "Did you know that it requires more than 400 gallons of water to make one organic cotton T-shirt? Upcycle. " If you're not up on the green lingo, the best way to think of upcycling is that it's like a sexier, even greener version of recycling. Looptworks personifies the upcycling trend. Related. 31 Insanely Easy And Clever DIY Projects. Duck Tape® Wristlet or Clutch. Most favorited last 7 days - page 2. The Craft Junkie: Soda Pop Art.

The Craft Junkie: Soda Pop Art. Always Chrysti - Always Chrysti - 100+ Ways to Creatively Reuse Old Magazines. Corkboard Journals. Craftaholics AnonymousYour source of daily updated funny pictures and gifs. - StumbleUpon. Fabric Origami Workshop. Using Up That Sweater. I Could Do That.

- StumbleUpon. I’m getting a little tired of the winter weather and will take just about any opportunity to daydream about the sunny warm days ahead.

- StumbleUpon

These Moroccan-inspired lanterns by Ohdeedoh contributor and DIY expert Katie Steuernagle are the perfect antidote to the winter blues; I love the glow of the rich jewel tones and the intricate gold designs. If you have any old sauce jars lying around, this is the perfect way to make good use of them and get yourself psyched for spring— it will be here before we know it! —Kate. Most favorited last 7 days - page 2. Tutorials for Recycling Books. We rode bikes around our neighborhood this weekend and stopped at all the garage sales we found along the way. Recycle magazines into a garbage can. How to Recycle Magazines into Jewelry. September 23rd, 2010 Email 419 users recommend Experiment with various coil sizes, and even glue coils together!

How to Recycle Magazines into Jewelry

Diane Gilleland Magazine paper lends itself well to this colorful little project. This pendant is made with parts of three different pages. There are tons of design possibilities...