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Amazing Uses For Old Pallets - 30 Pics. 50 Creative Ways to Repurpose, Reuse and Upcycle Old Things. If you’re like me, you probably have a lot of old stuff just lying around your house.

50 Creative Ways to Repurpose, Reuse and Upcycle Old Things

It’s not doing anything but taking up space, but you’re either too busy (or lazy), sentimental or just have more important things to deal with. Well if you’re looking for a little inspiration or a new DIY project, here are 50 creative ways to repurpose, reues and upcycle old things. There’s a pretty broad range in this list but hopefully a handful jump out and spark an idea for you and your home! 1. Reuse Toilet Paper Rolls to Organize Cables and Chords 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50.

If you enjoyed this post, the Sifter highly recommends: Clothes Dresses at Nasty Gal. Shop Refined Retro : ShopRuche.com, Vintage Inspired Clothing, Affordable Clothes, Eco friendly Fashion. Hot Chocolate Cup Cake. Great Ideas. TetraBox Light by Ed Chew & Yanko Design. Liquid to Light Designer Ed Chew takes a green step in the right direction with the TetraBox lamp, a light object made from discarded drink packets that would have otherwise ended up in landfills already packed to the brim.

TetraBox Light by Ed Chew & Yanko Design

The design is achieved by unfolding the packets and refolding them into hexagonal and pentagonal sections that are then pieced together to form a geodesic sphere or any other desired shape. Here, the Epcot-like ball makes an attractive overhead light and casts an impressive web of shadows and shapes on the surrounding space. Designer: Ed Chew. Technical Art and Steampunk Contraptions. DIY: The SunCat Solar Rechargeable Battery. By Doug Gunzelmann on February 17, 2009 Knut Karlsen constructed his very own solar rechargeable batteries that can sit out in the light and convert the suns rays into stored power. He has documented this DIY project to create the prototype SunCat battery. “The batteries should just bask in the sun like a cat and left for a while, in a sunny window, they would slowly recharge.” Solar charges meant to juice up your battery powered gadgets, like the Solio, have been on the market for years. Turns out Knut has some connections at the Institute for Energy Technology or IFE (very convenient contacts!)

Knut attached the solar cells (which were already the correct dimensions) to old rechargeable NiMH batteries. Next, he used contacts from an old camera to connect the negative pole to the photo voltaic cells with the help of a conductive silver pen to finish the connection. This type of charging arrangement is called a trickle charger and works by slowly charging the battery. About the Author: DIY - how to make a cereal box wallet. D-I-Y > Food box wallet description: The cool graphics on cereal boxes are much too valuable to throw away.

DIY - how to make a cereal box wallet

Turn it into something that you can store your valuables inside. With a little bit of elastic, you'll have a crafty new wallet in no time. It also works great as a business card holder. ingredients: - empty food box - like a cereal box - elastic cord - paper template you can download here - you need Adobe Reader to view tools: - scissors - pencil - ruler - paper scoring tool - like a butter knife or bent paperclip - small paperpunch (1/8" hole) or tack instructions: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Re-purposing: Tshirts into 5-strand-braided-headbands. I was walking through Target a few weeks ago and noticed this little knit fabric headband that was not just braided together…….but woven.

Re-purposing: Tshirts into 5-strand-braided-headbands

I decided they were charging way too much for something that could be made with t-shirt scraps. And that means free. So there you have it. A nice and easy project to give my bad-hair-day head some love. (Or you may need one for working out. I kinda love it on my little girl . She always has little hair fly-aways that get into her face…….and this helps with that problem. It even works great with her hair down…..and keeps that hair tucked behind her ears. And yep, good for me too. Thanks little t-shirt scraps. Want to make your own? First, find some old t-shirts. Then, cut your fabric into long strips. Next, stack your 5 strips on top of each other and sew together at one end. Now, pull on each strip of fabric so that they kind of curl on the edges. But let me explain a little better. First, you’ll work on the left side.

And that’s it. This post is sponsored by: Little guiding stars. Since the new year has started I’ve been trying to think of ways to be more kind to my self.

little guiding stars

Especially when that nasty gremlins try to creep in and stump me. I remembered this origami star video on You Tube and had to get them involved in my plan. I thought it would be fun to make a whole bunch with kind words and “you are….” phrases inside. I made 60 of them, enough to last me the whole year if I open one a week, plus a few extra just in case. I used 12 x 12 inch scrapbook paper and cut 1/2 x 12″ strips, then followed the video HERE*. *UPDATE! Be Sociable, Share! FASTEST RECYCLED T-SHIRT TOTE BAG. Are you looking for a great, low-cost recycling project to do at home or with a group?

FASTEST RECYCLED T-SHIRT TOTE BAG

This is IT! This is a great way to use last season's team t-shirts or a previous year's event t-shirts! Re-purpose an unwanted t-shirt today and easily turn the shirt into a re-usable tote bag. With just two quick seams and some fast cutting---you are finished! These t-shirt totes are strong and washable! Did You Know.... This is my first Instructable- any comments are appreciated. UPDATE: Thank you for your support and words of encouragement- I have successfully completed my Girl Scout Gold Award Project!

Make an Ottomon Out of an Old Suitcase. This is really easy to make and, if you have the right scavenging abilities (and luck), then you can find many of the ingredients at little to no cost.

Make an Ottomon Out of an Old Suitcase

Recycling is always good! You can likely get the fabric, suitcase, plywood, and possibly the plumbing stuff all used/found in an alleyway or thrift store. Tools: Staple gun - I got the cheapest one they had at the hardware store, but a bigger one might be helpful depending on the weight of your fabric. My fabric was on the heavy side, so I probably should have been using bigger staples. Jigsaw - This you'll use to shape the plywood base to fit snugly into the suitcase. Screwdriver - This can be electric or manual. Utility knife - to cut the foam Materials: Suitcase - clearly, this is the most important part. Upholstery Fabric - I used a heavyweight, vintage upholstery fabric, but you could really use anything. Foam - The main structure of your seat will come from the foam you use. Muslin - This is optional. Cardboard Chaise Lounge. Recently my roommate and I moved into an apartment.

We both lacked any furniture so we had somewhat of a shopping spree at the local IKEA. So with all that new furniture came lots of boxes. However, a box from IKEA does not equal the fun large box of my youth. They are flat and kinda boring. But as we was obviously in need of some furniture I thought it would be good to reuse all that material to get a free piece of furniture. In this Instructable we'll show you how to make a very solid piece of cardboard furniture. Bike chain bracelet. DIY Project: Repurposing your maps! - StumbleUpon. Good Morning darlings...Hope you have a fabulous day today!! With the use of GPS there is really not much use to all those maps we collected through out time...but somehow I have a hard time throwing them away. How about this lovely way of repurposing them?? I think they are super cute for a corridor to the kids room, or a small side wall!! I also love the vignette inspiration (Tray + vintage spoons & other + apothecary jars= total bliss!!).

Can you think of any other great way of repurposing your maps?? {Image via 1.