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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

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. 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 The Innovators: Looptworks' Scott Hamlin More on Innovation Looptworks' Scott Hamlin on Educating Customers While Having Fun. 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 Anonymous™ Got an old tee or two {or 20!}

Craftaholics Anonymous™

That you don’t wear anymore? Turn them into *pretty little pom poms! * they’re fun and easy to make and turn out oh-so-fluffy! Supplies t-shirts, 1 per pom pomscissorscardboard use round objects to trace circles onto cardboard to make 2 templates like those shown above. i used a roll of tape and my camera lens cap…. the diameter of the outer circle is 6.5″ and the diameter of the inner circle is 2.5″. you can play around with different template sizes to get different sized pom poms. cut your t-shirt into 1/2″ strips. i only used from the arm pits down on each shirt. . take one strip and one template and place strips as shown close to the inner circle. sandwich the strip by putting the other template on top. take a fabric strip and place on cardboard with the end even with the outer edge. Your 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.

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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. 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. I love doing this because it's like exercise and shopping in one! Plus, my bike basket is perfect for holding whatever treasures I find. On this particular trip I was noticing a lot of old books for sale. 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.