Fabric Basket Thanks for those of you who asked for a tutorial on the fabric basket project I updated yesterday! This is gonna be my second tutorial on my this blog. If anything isn't clear, feel free to leave me a comment and ask me for help. Remember that all seam allowances are 1/4" throughout the process, and seam allowances are included in all the fabric pieces used in this tutorial. ::Materials needed::Fabric: Natural Linen: 1/4 yard for Basket Exterior and Handles Pink Polka Dots Print: 1/8 yard for Basket Exterior Pink Geometric Print: 1/8 yard for Basket Exterior Flower Print: 1/8 yard for Basket Exterior Green Rabbit Print: 1/2 yard for LiningOther Materials: Fleece Batting: 1/2 yard First of all, cut out 2" squares from 3 different kinds of fabrics: 8 squares from each. (1/4" seam allowance is included, so your finished square will be a 1 1/2" square)
God Save The Pallet! Reclaimed Pallets Revamped Used in the shipping industry, wood pallets are typically a low end commodity. Usually, pallets will get reused a few times and then they will either be scrapped as trash or used as firewood. Most often made from inexpensive junk species of lumber (whatever is most widely available), wood pallets are the perfect candidate for upcycling. Check out these creative examples of upcycled pallets and I think you'll agree! DIY garden pallet fence (above and below) from Camelot Art CreationsA great way to hide trash cans or air conditioning units! How to Build a Picnic Table Out of Pallets — Ana White PDF version How to make a kid's picnic table from a pallet. Recycle what would have been trash into a very useable and cute table. Have you ever been at the point in your life when there is no extra money? When you need something positive, some growth in your life, but you are saving (or just barely breaking even)?
Standard Pallets Reused Free pallets are wanted here, just your standard, everyday pallet is fine. You can see I'm using two free pallets as a raised surface for our small backyard container garden of mostly tomatoes and Japanese cucumbers. This system works great cause all we have to do is run the mower along the edges of the wooden pallets and not worry about knocking over any veggies. (And the slats in the pallets were perfect for sliding the legs of the tomato cages through to the ground.) Pallet Farm Trailer There is something about pallets that people seem to love, and we’re not immune from their draw either. They’re sturdy, square and generally free. Plus, you’re taking a waste product and upcycling it into something useful.
Reversible Patchwork Bag Something I've wanted to do really bad... A new sewing tutorial!! It really makes me happy that you guys enjoyed my sewing tutorialsand made beautiful fabric baskets, camera cases, and pen cases.My finding is that you like easy & quick projects like I do! Uses For Shipping Pallets Cheap and plentiful, wood pallets are used to ship millions of consumer goods from one end of the globe to the other, protecting them from damage. But they're often used just once and then discarded. While some are too worn to reuse, many are made of durable hardwoods like oak and walnut. Here are some of the uses for shipping pallets that reclaim this resource and either recycle it, or put it to work in the home and garden. Because they're so bulky, and many companies sending and receiving goods use hundreds of them in a single month, pallets can be expensive to dispose of. Environmentally responsible companies are starting to rebuild, reuse, recycle or reduce the number of pallets that they use to cut landfill costs and waste.
Inexpensive Mini-Greenhouse - DIY Thirty years ago, I bought MOTHER EARTH NEWS to help pass the time while I was a U.S. Navy sailor stationed on an aircraft carrier. I enjoyed reading the magazine from cover to cover — often three or more times per cruise — and I couldn’t wait for the next issue. Using Pallets To Build A Canning Pantry Cupboard Our canning cabinet filled from the garden Our crate and pallet board pieces after disassembling a pallet and a shipping crate Over the last 6 months or so – it seems that we always have a comment or two to the blog on our canning cabinet that we built out of old shipping crates and pallets. In fact, it seems to have taken on a life of its own – to the point that after so many asked – we finally put detailed plans on our Etsy store.
5 Reclaimed Wood Projects by Becky Striepe on January 16, 2014 Have you been on the lookout for reclaimed wood projects? Check out these awesome ideas! Some of the reclaimed wood projects on this list use pallet wood while other call for other unconventional sources of wood, like old bedroom doors. How To Make a Cut Out Monogram to Hang on a Wall or a Front Door Monograms – I love them and now that it is Autumn and time to change the decor on my front door, I wanted to make a monogram cutout to go on my Fall wreath. I bought the best plywood, got a new scroll saw blade and set to work – after two failed attempts – all those thin curlicue areas were way too hard to cut… I gave up. Then I asked myself, “Why don’t I do this the way I know best… in my own style.