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10 Ways To Reuse A Phone Book

10 Ways To Reuse A Phone Book
Ahh, there it is again on my front porch: the phone book. Talk about an antiquated business model. I haven’t used a phone book for ages. I tried to opt-out of getting a phone book, but the company wanted my e-mail to do it, which seemed like it was inviting even more hassle than simply getting rid of the phone book in the first place. So here are 10 Ways To Reuse A Phone Book: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. What do you do with your phone book? Related:  mamiecelesteCrafting With Old Books: Repurposed Books

Collage: Explore Creative Collaging Art, Assemblage, Photomontage Arts & Crafts : Explore Creative Collage Art See also: Instructional Collage Projects Mixing art and imagination! Collage and assemblage art are compositions of various elements (such as paper, wood, fabric, feathers, leaves, and other found objects) pasted down with an adhesive glue or paint. Within this collection of collage and assemblage resources you'll find a collection of Creativity Portal's collage workshops, projects, and tutorials plus Web sites that explain the collage process and share free tips, techniques, and tutorials for your own creative collage projects. Featured Collage Projects Collage Prompt: Mentor ManiaBy Angi Sullins Who has asked the questions that sent your soul searching? Intuitive CollageBy Shelley Klammer Anyone can touch into their deeper feelings, insights and desires through spontaneous collage. Innovatively Fun & Creative Collage Cubies Project By Chris Dunmire A fun 'outside the box' play on traditional two-dimensional collage art. By Jurgita Mekyte

9 Novel Ways To Reuse A Novel (Or Other Book) If you’re the type of person who could never imagine taking apart a book — removing its pages, cutting off its cover, etc. — then please stop reading now. This article is not for you. And I totally understand! Some people have such emotional attachments to books; the thought of repurposing them is simply horrific. (For all of you, Atlanta painter and decorating expert Kass Wilson wrote a tutorial on how to make bookshelves the focal point of a room.) But for the rest of you, here’s a few awesome ideas (other than creating a decorative library) for upcycling the used books you’ve got lying around: The whole book . . . 1. Perfect for hiding your cash, your naughties, or even just your remote control. 2. Made in much the same way as the stash box above, in this case you’ll plant a succulent inside the compartment, and leave the cover open as part of the finished look. 3. Same concept as above, but applied a bit differently. Just the pages . . . 1. 2. 3. Just the covers . . . 1. e-Reader cover

Home Decor: Painted Floors Tired of the same old flooring options? Well here's an idea that you may not have seen or thought of before... Painted floors! I'll admit, when I first heard of this concept it seemed a little crazy. But, I have come across some beautiful painted floor designs that have really blown me away. What a unique and creative way to add a bit of character and color to your space! I'm not sure exactly how to process works, but fortunately Design Sponge has provided a great tutorial for all who are interested to learn! Photo Credit: 1.Design Sponge, 2. 100 Ways to Repurpose Everything Think this title is a tall order? Well, you’re in for a post of epic eco-tastic proportions. So epic that you may need to give your computer or mobile device an extra moment to load all of our pretty pictures. Seeing as we love to repurpose just about anything under the sun, we’re celebrating Earth Day by serving up 100 of our favorite ways to upcycle, reuse, and transform everyday materials into creative new things to wear, hang on the wall, and give to friends. 1. Newspaper Party Hats: We’ll kick things off with a must for any celebration: party hats! 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. 51. 52. 53. 54. 55. 56. 57. 58. 59. 60. 61.

Homemade Citrus Vinegar Cleaner A pretty picture of a jar of oranges flew around facebook a few months back. With it were directions to make an orange vinegar cleaner. Of course I had to try. Citrus works great as a degreaser, stain remover and freshener. This cleaner is eco-friendly not only because it is biodegradable and safe to use, but because it is making use of products that would otherwise be thrown in the trash. Squeeze the juice out of 6 grapefruits or 8 oranges (or 12 lemons or limes). Did you like this? Diy Book Upcycles by Nicole Gillette Nicole Gillette's image for: "Diy Book Upcycles" Caption: Music box made from book pages Location: Image by: Nicole L. Gillette Used books can be found can be found almost anywhere. Blooming Books~ Create beautiful flowers from the pages of your books. While your pages are drying use floral wire to bend ‘petal shaped’ forms. Once dry cut each petal out. E-reader or I-pad cover~ As more people transition from books to e-readers and I-pads demand for protective covers for these electronic devices increases. Find a hard cover book close to the size of your e-reader. Once your cover is dry securely adhere 4 pieces of elastic in the corners of the inside back of your book cover. Purse~ If you run across a sturdy hardcover book why not create a unique fashion piece? Cut out the pages of the book as described for the e-reader cover. On the book cover reinforce with canvas strapping. Once your cover is finished dry-fit the lining and pin down the raw edges of and stitch to secure. Wall Art~ Music Box~

Make A Book Clutch Purse Did you see this week’s Crafting with the Stars? We got third place- and we’re moving on to round 2! Yikes! My project was the book clutch…this is the post:A little vintage book… upon further review is actually a clever clutch. This upcycled clutch is sure to be a conversation starter wherever you go. Made from a vintage book and old bag found at the thrift store melded together to create this little gem of a purse. Pair it with a ruffley blouse and some skinny jeans and you’re rockin’ the librarian chic look. (Plus you’re husband won’t feel too awkward when you ask him to hold it!) Smart and fashionable. Did you vote for us? How to make a book clutch:Scour every thrift store for purses with metal frames and a books about the same size. Gut your book: (This is where I stopped taking pictures, sorry!) Now it’s off to make the project for round 2: Decoupage.

blog: { DIY: New trendy dining table in 1-2-3! } It seems that we have to wait quite some time for all our belongings that we have shipped from Los Angeles, so this weekend I had to be creative and handy(!), so we can have a “home” while we are waiting… One of the things that I made this weekend was this dining table inspired by the lovely blog “Helt Enkelt”, and I´m very happy with the result. I got exactly the look that I wanted -rustic and cosy! I got some old chairs from my mom, that I painted white. Cool, right? Here is how our dining table looked like before when we lived in LA.So what do you think? //Images: Nina Holst// 30 Creative Ways To Repurpose & Reuse Old Stuff We all have stuff that no longer serves any purpose around the house, but we still have trouble getting rid of it. Either it’s “still OK”, or “might come in handy” or just holds some sentimental value to it. In extreme cases, this might lead to hoarding, but if you’re creative enough, you can solve the problem by repurposing, upcycling and reusing your old things. Besides serving a purpose (again), repurposed items add this lovely touch of creativity and coziness to the space. Heck, most of the time, upcycled things become even cooler than they originally were. [Read more...] In order to help you get started, we made a selection of 30 creative repurposing, upcycling and reuse ideas. 1. (link) 2. (link) 3. (link) 4. (link) 5. (link) 6. (link) 7. (link) 8. (link) 9. (link) 10. 11. (link) 12. 13. (link) 14. (link) 15. (link) 16. (link) 17. (link) 18. (link) 19. Toasted bagel + avocado in a CD spindle. 20. (link) 21. (link) 22. (link) 23. (Buy: here or here) 24. (link) 25. (link) 26. (link) 27. (link) 28. (link)

Homemade Deodorant (That Works!) « Probably the best way to introduce yourself via guest post is to make sure that the first sentence references your arm pits. My name is Jesyka. And this is a post about my arm pits. And it could be about your arm pits too. Kindness dictates that I also extend a “head’s up” of sorts: this is a LONG post. So, to summarize now and allow you to skip the long parts: Once upon a time there was a girl who couldn’t find a deodorant that worked for longer than a month or so. But for those of you who haven’t scrolled down to the bottom of the post by now or completely closed this window in your browser, below is the unabridged version. I began my journey into womanhood with a backpack full of unwrapped Always brand pads and arm pits slathered in Teen Spirit. I had arrived. I mean, I felt like I could legitimately read SEVENTEEN magazine with that stuff sprucing up my adolescent arm pits even though I was barely a teenager. But Teen Spirit didn’t work for very long. Recipe { source } 1/4 C baking soda

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. I’ve gathered 10 awesome book hack ideas below (most of which have links to D.I.Y tutorials), hope they’ll get your hacker juices flowing – Enjoy! 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 Tags