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DIY Ideas - Creative Book Recycling

DIY Ideas - Creative Book Recycling
Posted by on onsdag, mars 21, 2012 · 3 Comments Although a lot of us have welcome digitalized reading, most of us still have mixed feelings about hacking books. They way I see it, hacking books and renewing their raison d’être in our homes is a way to pay thankful tribute to their legacy as bearers of culture, knowledge and amazing experiences. Framed Book Art Book Planters Pics (left) via here – Pics (right) from ApartmentTherapy DIY Book Planter TUTORIAL, HERE! D.I.Y Book Jewelry box by Sincerely Kinsey – DIY TUTORIAL, HERE! Book Mobile Via here DIY Book Book Shelves tutorial from – HERE! Book Origami Art Artful book reuse by Isaac Salazar, via here D.I.Y Book Jewelry Display from Sincerely Kinsey – DIY TUTORIAL, HERE! Punched & framed… Art made using a heart punch and a recycled copy of Pride & Prejudice, via here DIY Inspiration Pics from Rich Neeley Etsy Shop – Hands-on DIY TUTORIAL HERE! Tags Via here Good Luck Hacking!

DIY Rope Hacks - DIY Ideas Posted by on måndag, april 30, 2012 · 4 Comments The applications of D.I.Y projects with rope are infinite, so i found limiting the number of DIY ideas for this post super tricky (i’ve been pinning them like crazy too, so visit my D.I.Y Dreams board for more ideas). I ended up with 10 ideas to which you can easily add tweaks and details to score the style of your choice: nautical, industrial, sporty or country? – You choose! One of my personal favorite ideas is using rope for door handles and door knobs, so very easy and so very breezy…Enjoy & Good luck hacking! Hooks+rope and you can score yourself a towel rack like this one from ‘On My honor I will try’, DIY TUTORIAL HERE! Super pretty DIY Rope Vase from ‘Bay Side Bride’, DIY TUTORIAL HERE! DIY Rope Shelf from ‘ReCreate Home’, DIY TUTORIAL HERE! Designs by Shigeki Fujishiro, spotted via Remodelista, read more here Rope Room Divider from The Brick House, read more here! Pic right via here, Pic left via here Good Luck Hacking!

10+ Awesome D.I.Y Ideas for Vegan Taxidermy Posted by on onsdag, mars 28, 2012 · 5 Comments D.I.Y Lego Taxidermy by David Cole, Buy D.I.Y set here! DIY Papier Taxidermy Tutorial from ‘Cut Out & Keep’ – HERE! Head to Etsy Shop Horrible Adorables to admire the stunning pieces by Jordan Elise, HERE DIY Wire Faux Taxidermy Tutorial from CreativeCate via Instructables – HERE! Let Etsy Shop MisFitMenagerie inspire some D.I.Y Felt Taxidermy, via here DIY Newspaper Taxidermy, Mollie Green for DesignSponge, Tutorial HERE! DIY Faux Wood Faux Taxidermy from ManMadeDIY, TUTORIAL HERE! DIY Recycled Plastics Taxidermy from Seven Stitches, TUTORIAL HERE! The easiest vegan taxidermy idea of all is the Washi tape idea… via here If you have a laser-cutter lying around – go to Thingiverse to download a free SVG file of the DIY Moose Head Taxdermy/Jewelry Stand Below: Get .svg-file to make your own Moose Head from Thingiverse Art (Paper Taxidermy) by Anna-Wili Highfield Via here Art (Embroidered etc. via here Good Luck!

Do-it-Yourself DIY String Wedding Lanterns Yarn Chandeliers Jessica of Wednesday Inc shows us how to make those gorgeous twine chandeliers from the inspiration shoot she shared with us this morning. Using balloons, glue and twine, you can also make these lanterns for your wedding – and then bring it home and use it as your very own mid century lampshade. What you will need are: balloons, glue, yarn, tray for glue, corn starch 1/2 cup of Corn starch, 1/4 cup of Warm water, clear fast drying spray paint, hanging lamp cord or fishing line (depending on your desired final product), and a lighting kit if you’re looking for a fully functional lantern. Are you getting excited to try to do this at home as much I am? Instructions: 1.

Vintage Frames Chalkboard DIY Ideas Posted by on fredag, februari 24, 2012 · 2 Comments So yeah…I know this ain´t exactly new. But somehow, I can’t seem to tire of chalkboard paint and it’s multitude of creative applications. Although covering entire walls is pretty awesome, one of my personal favorite hack ideas is that of taking an old empty frame and add a chalkboard centre, either of basic cardboard or from a more sturdy Mdf-board. The result could be something like this…. Chalkboards with vintage frames I summarized the hack ingredients below to get your D.I.Y juices flowing! Some other awesome chalkboard D.I.Y’s while I´m at it… Wall Calendar Check out the D.I.Y tutorial for this Martha Stewart Chalkboard Wall Calendar project here. Chalkboard Bathroom Wall Kitchen Wall with awesome art work… Last but not least…. Good Luck Hacking!

Cool and Funny Stuff, Interesting Facts and Weird News at Splatter Paint DIY - 10 Doable DIY Ideas Inspired by Jackson Pollock Posted by on tisdag, mars 13, 2012 · 1 Comment Channel your inner Jackson Pollock and let some DIY ideas inspire hacking action! The legendary artist and his action painting technique provides a creative vision and a DIY friendly idea on how to transform an old pair of shoes, an old cupboard or a leather chair from basic to boldly beautiful in no time. Here’s a couple of ideas to get those hacker juices flowing – Enjoy! DIY Splatter Shoes from Refinery29 – TUTORIAL HERE D.I.Y Pollock inspired Drip Painted (with nail polish) Jewelry Hack – VIA HERE Splatter Paint Bean Bag Via Here DIY Tie Dye Splatter Paint Boots from – TUTORIAL HERE D.I.Y Pollock Inspired Drip Painted Cupboard – VIA FRENCHbyDESIGN D.I.Y Pollock Inspired Drip Painted Jeans from Glitter’n'Glue – TUTORIAL HERE ….& More Splatter Jeans DIY Inspiration DIY Splatter Jeans inspiration from Refinery29 – TUTORIAL HERE More Splatter Paint Inspiration… Splatter Paint Rug – Via HERE Jackson Pollock in action…

AZ Love / Nail and String Tribute to the Grand Canyon State So I found Curiously Wrought's work through her Etsy on Pinterest the other day--how cute are these?! Click through the link below to check out my step-by-step tutorial: So although mine isn't PERFECT like hers are, I seriously love how it came out! I chose to go with an orange backdrop keeping the Grand Canyon in mind and how much I love those vibrant, orange sunsets! Which of the states would you make? And then it made it to my wall next to my desk! The finished product: D.I.Y Color Block Pants by HonestlyWTF - ScrapHacker Posted by on tisdag, december 13, 2011 · Leave a Comment Let´s take cue from innovative D.I.Y blogger HonestlyWTF who remade an old pair of chinos into something rather stunning, simply by adding a touch of textile paint! This hack is a great D.I.Y (gift) idea as tons of jeans and pants are available in thrift stores (and at the back of your closet)…simply waiting to be re-invented and reinvigorated! Check out the details of this stunning hack to get ready for some Scrap Hacking action…Hack description available here @ HonestlyWTF). Featured below are pics showing the broad strokes….Hack ingredients (as specified by HonestlyWTF) are: A pair of old boyfriend jeans or chinos, Fabric or craft paint, a Flat paintbrush, Small plastic tray, some masking tape…. Step 1 Take your pick of textile Paint. would be an awesome choice too! Step 2 Tape is fastened to the pants in order to get a clean straight line. Step 3 The fun bit! Step 4 Admire your work… Step 5 Strut your stuff!

How to Make a Fork Bracelet I've always loved taking everyday items and making them into something interesting. Ever since I was a little crafty kid I loved devouring books that taught me how to make little dolls from clothespins, beads from rolled up magazines, and little fairy ornaments from wire and fake flower petals. The first time I saw my friend wearing a bracelet made from a fork a few years ago, I knew I had to try it (*ahem Carly ;)). I wrote up a tutorial a while back, but I've had some questions about the directions I gave so I decided to make a proper tutorial with a video! :) (Please excuse my intro, if you can't hustle your website on your Youtube channel, where else are you supposed to do it? What you need:♥ A fork. I think these forks are the easiest to use, and I've used a lot of different forks. :)♥ Pliers, 3 pairs. 1 jewelry pair, 1 regular pair or needle nose, and an adjustable wrench.♥ Piece of thick fabric like denim or corduroy.♥ Strong hands. I've always really liked layering bracelets.

D.I.Y Tutorials from Free flyin’ feather D.I.Y Posted by on oktober 16, 2012 · Leave a Comment I’ve been experiencing somewhat of a writers block lately, meaning no posts on the blog for a while. Itchin’ to be stitchin’ Posted by on september 19, 2012 · 1 Comment Oh boy have I gotten the itch for cross stitch! The great DI(-Y)VIDE Posted by on september 18, 2012 · 3 Comments I gotta tell y’all, the D.I.Y blogosphere is indeed where the magic happens! Hacky Hanger D.I.Y Posted by on september 7, 2012 · 4 Comments Coat hangers are super easy to come by, you’ve probably got a bunch of old ones stacked at the back of your closet or in a dusty box in the attic, am I right? Hu(e)moristic Ombre D.I.Y Posted by on augusti 29, 2012 · 2 Comments Oh la la, ombre! Clever Corner D.I.Y Ideas Posted by on augusti 28, 2012 · Leave a Comment Let creativity sprawl into each and every corner of your home – literally! Just Bead it!

DIY Macrame Bracelet Growing up by the beach in Southern California, the ability to knot a macrame bracelet was practically a right of passage. Although those days are long behind us, we’ve never forgotten the ever-so-simple square knot technique. This time, however, we’re replacing hemp and wooden beads for more updated elements like colorful nylon cord and glossy metal charms. You’ll need: Start by cutting the knotting cord into two 30 inch, two 20 inch and one 10 inch lengths. Center the 30 inch cord under the two middle strands. Pull tightly and slide the knot up to the top. Finish the 2nd half of the square knot by folding the left cord over the middle strands and under the right cord. Pull tightly and repeat the steps – left, right, left, right . . . To finish the knots, thread one of the cords onto a needle and sew up the center of 3-4 knots along the backside. Repeat the same step on the other cord. After sewing up both knotting cords, trim away any excess.