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35 Creative Ways To Recycle Wooden Pallets

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. 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

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. 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! What makes this project even better is that supplies--and time--are minimal. Pick out a lonely (but cute) pot lid, a clock with hands to go with your pot (and that looks like it might work), a screwdriver, and you're ready. Every clock is a little different, so inspect the mechanism on the back carefully to see if it looks detachable. Now just find a wall to hang your clock and listen to it's sweet little ticking. Disclosure: I received a gift card from Goodwill SA to purchase the thrifted items in the post.

2012 Internet Memes: The 50 Best, Funniest Memes of 2012 (Page 3) Gymnasts are, as a group, athletically awesome freaks of nature who will spend hours swinging around a PVC pipe, vaulting straight up into the air with no net, and doing backflips on and off a beam that's about three inches wide. Hell, some of them even make twirling a ribbon look cool. They're a crazy-focused group who pursue perfection at all costs, and when they don't get it, they are not impressed. McKayla Maroney, as you may have heard, was not impressed with her performance in the individual vault competition at the the London Olympics this year. The ass-plant not only broke McKayla's 33-vault landing streak in competition, it dropped her into second place, and earned her the runner-up prize of silver medal. Hey, silver! On the podium, staring up at some other chick wearing her medal (bitch.) The internet immediately attached itself to the picture, generating memes aplenty... Check out more of McKayla with the Very Best of the McKayla Is Not Impressed Meme.

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Another Tire Saved from the Landfill Home AttireTM has launched and is open for business! If you're not so crafty and would rather buy a fabulous tire ottoman already handmade by yours truly, visit my store at Here's a sneak peek at what you'll find in my store: Here's the story of how Home Attire came to be: I wouldn't call myself a tree hugger, but I do take reusable bags to the grocery store, I've switched all my monthly bills to paperless emails, and I always, always, turn the water off while I'm brushing my teeth. I turned a tire into an ottoman! I've been eyeing this ottoman for at least two years: But, it's $522.99, and that's on (regular price $706). 1) Jumped on and searched for free semi-trailer tires (I wanted my ottoman to be a nice, round, full figured girl who isn't afraid to flaunt her curves). This blog has been interrupted to bring you the following announcement: Due to overwhelming interest, the rest of the story has been assigned to the blogosphere vaults.

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. Use your imagination and see what ornaments you can make from things you would normally throw away. Each year, 25 million extra tons of trash is generated between Thanksgiving and New Years in the U.S. Recycling Homepage

7 Uses for Your Outdated iPad personalised vintage style postmark cufflinks by nicola crawford Made in Britain can be personalised exclusive These handmade sterling silver cufflinks are made to look like an old vintage postmark, which can be personalised with your own details. Makes a great personalised gift for someone who loves times gone by. These cufflinks are made to look like an aged postmark. Choose up to twelve characters (including spaces) to go around the outside, perhaps the name of a special place, and ten characters (two rows of five) to go in the middle which could be a special date. Please enter your text into the boxes provided. The character limit is a guide as to what will fit well within the space. Dates will need to be abbreviated for example JUNE would be JUN or FEBRUARY would be FEB, to allow it to fit well within the area. made from: These are sterling silver and can be cleaned with a silver cloth. dimensions: The cufflinks are 2cm in diameter. product code:

Using Stain to Make Artwork! {Burn pile Buffet Part 2} | Sawdust and Embryos If you missed Part 1 of our Buffet Transformation, click here to read about how we rescued this buffet from a burn pile… stripped, sanded, repaired, primed, and painted! Next is the fun part. You may not know this about me, but I love to draw with charcoal. I love the shading, and the instant gratification of seeing a masterpiece unfold before your eyes. I can’t draw a person to save my life… but I can shade, yo! I get an inordinate amount of joy from coming up with new ways to make furniture (or a room) unique and beautiful. If you’ve ever stained something before, you know that the longer you leave stain on the wood, the darker the finish will be when you wipe it off. With that in mind, I started with the center petals and stained each petal, starting at the center and working my way out toward the tip of the petal. As you can see I didn’t stain all the way out to the edge of the petals, because I wanted that to be the lightest portion of my ‘shading’. Are you so inspired? UPDATE!

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. 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. Cheryl has turned this hardwood pallet into a stunning vertical garden – perfect for a narrow balcony or limited space. “Upcycling is the process of converting waste materials or useless products into new materials or products of better quality or a higher environmental value.” – I’m sure this pallet planter project could become addictive! Britney created a stunning planter by stapling landscaping fabric onto the back of this pallet, filling with soil and her favourite plants. Click below for more vertical garden resources

terry pratchett bespoke wooden map heart box by bombus Made in Britain can be personalised free gift wrap Following the huge popularity of our signature Bespoke Map Heart, here's a cute and adorable box featuring the location of your choice in the center. A thoughtful, heartfelt and unique gift, this wooden box is ideal for Valentine's day, weddings or anniversaries. Simply choose a single location that’s dear to their heart, and we’ll find the area from our collection of vintage maps before transforming it into a beautiful bespoke box. Would you like it personalised? As we use pieces of real maps and never copies, and each one is uniquely handmade for you, we regret we are unable to offer a sample service, or to send photographs for approval or comments. We have more than 15,000 vintage maps in our collection so we're bound to have the one you're after. Important: Please enter only one map location in the box provided. made from: The box is made from birch ply, is hand sanded, engraved and stained with a light oak colour.Wood. dimensions: