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How To Make A Bow Out Of Recycled Magazines

How To Make A Bow Out Of Recycled Magazines
Guest post by Jennifer Young of I Art U blog. These easy-to-make bows will be gracing a few of my presents this year. I’ve found a lot of inspiration in magazines lately. Making a Bow (found in Whole Living) What you’ll need: Magazine pages or any other paper material you want to use (you’ll need one page per bow); Scissors or a paper cutter; Double-sided tape; A ruler; A pencil Step by Step Instructions: 1. 2. 3. 4. Related:  bricoArts and Crafts + Genius recyclingjose3

Double Ruffle Gift Topper Tutorial Tired of putting the same old bow on your presents? Switch it up with a Double Ruffle Gift Topper! This unique gift adornment is reusable and made with recycled material. This tutorial was conceived in the wake of a clothes swap. We'll start off nice and easy. Next, take a needle and thread and do a running stitch through the stitching on the edge of the strip. Stitch and pull until the whole loop of fabric is gathered snugly. Flip and arrange ruffle so the raw edges are facing up. After stitching up and down through the ruffle (as seen above), you may need to make a few more stitches to hold everything together. Almost done! Stitch an "X" to make it a loop. Place the bottom edge of double ruffle against the elastic and secure it to the loop with a few stitches on either side of the "X". Flip it right-side out and voila... A beautiful, reusable Double Ruffle Gift Topper! Of course, we want to see your work if you try this project. What do you think?

DIY: Gift Bags Made from Recycled Envelopes By Jessica Jones, How About Orange Find an envelope of any size. (I embellished these by printing a label on the front of them first. You can use my design if you want; these PDFs are set up according to how my printer feeds envelopes through. 1. 2. 3. 4. Lined Canvas Diaper Box You can find almost anything on Pinterest…it’s true. Upon wasting my time searching the other day, I found a fantastic tutorial on upcycling diaper boxes. Hmmm…what could I do with this? Oh, yes – toys scattered all about our living room floor: check, a desire to get said toys put away when not in use: check, cute fabric laying there staring at me: check! I changed some things from this tutorial I found, but you could use either hers or mine. What you’ll need Diaper Box Canvas fabric (1 yard covered two diaper boxes) Measuring tape Spray adhesive Craft glue Scissors (or rotary cutter and mat) Here’s how Cut the flaps off of your box. Measure the outside width and length of the box. Width Length Cut your fabric Mine was 25 x 31 Center your box on the canvas. Measure out from corner of the box (to the corner of your fabric) 2 inches and mark it with a pin. Don’t forget to cut the 2 inches from the pin toward the box. Spray your adhesive on the long sides of box and pull up the canvas sides.

Scrap To Swank: Turn Pallets Into A Beautiful Desk | Make: Recycling pallets into something else useful is nothing new, but this desk, inspired by bowling lanes and butcher blocks, is, well, inspired. The top is made entirely out of recycled pallets found around a college campus. As this desk is for college, the creator estimates he will move “23 more times before I’m done,” so the legs were bought from IKEA in order to be “easy and non-destructive.” Like many projects here, this desk is a testament to the cool things that can be done with the proper woodworking knowledge and equipment. The boards were first separated from the pallet by cutting pieces between the support members. In the end, after two coats of satin polyurethane and a pre-stain conditioner, the desk looks really beautiful. View All [via Imgur] Jeremy Cook Jeremy is an engineer with 10 years experience at his full-time profession, and has a BSME from Clemson University.

Cet homme transforme une brique de lait... en luminaire Avez-vous déjà partagé cet article? Partager sur Facebook Partager sur Twitter Le designer Ed Chew a décidé de faire un pas écologique avec des créations luminaires à partir d'emballages de boissons. Diplômé de l'université Deakin en Australie, Ed Chew est un designer architecte dont les travaux sont animés par un seul motif : la lumière. Découpant des bandes de cartons pour ensuite les plier de manière à obtenir une pyramide enroulée, le designer constitue une structure sphéroïdale. Suivez-nous sur Facebook Vous êtes déjà abonné ? Top vidéo Le concours du plus petit pénis organisé à New York ! 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

Newspaper, Plastic Bags, Dog Hair Yarn April 23rd, 2009 Email 25 users recommend Recycle newspaper into yarn. via greenupgrader Spin your pet's hair into yarn. Shih-tzu-phrenia.org Recycle old VHS tape into yarn. via Recycle Cindy Photo: via greenupgrader Buying eco-friendly yarn is a great alternative to traditional yarn, but the best way to reduce consumption is to creatively use and reuse what you already have. Here are eight unusual and interesting materials upcycled into yarn... Newspaper Yarn Take all those newspapers that have been piling up and try your hand at upcycling by turning them into newspaper yarn. Animal Hair Yarn Want a sustainable sweater? Human Hair Yarn Even if you don't have a pet, you can put that tutorial to use—just use your own hair. VHS Tape Yarn Do you have a pile of old VHS movies that have been collecting dust since you got your DVD player? Reclaim Yarn from an Old Sweater Instead of throwing an old sweater away, do some DIY recycling and reclaim that precious yarn. Plastic --> Yarn = PLARN T-Shirt Yarn

Making Fused Plastic March 12th, 2013 I’ve been wanting to experiment with fused plastic for ages so what better place to try it out than here on Tutorial Tuesday and share my experiences with you. I’ve got lots of plastic bags stored in the kitchen from a few online supermarket deliveries we’ve done since Milo was born and I’ve just never got round to taking them back to the supermarkets for recycling. As I was experimenting and learning at the same time, the images in the tutorial below show different bags all at different stages – I hope it’s not too confusing! What you will need: - Sharp Scissors - Plastic Bags - Iron - Ironing Board - Greaseproof Paper - Large Wooden Chopping Board - Metal Ruler - Craft Knife - Cutting Mat Step One The first thing you need to do is lay your plastic bag out flat and cut off the bottom and the top so that you’re left with a large tube of plastic. Stretch and flatten this out and put aside. Step Two Step Three Build up the layers. Step Five Step Six

L'arthrose - Arthrose : les bons réflexes alimentaires Minéraux et vitamines indispensables L’arthrose est une maladie des articulations, et plus précisément du cartilage. Elle perturbe donc le métabolisme de l’os. Tout ce qui peut renforcer ce dernier est donc le bienvenu. C’est pourquoi le calcium est indispensable quand on a de l’arthrose. De plus, associé à la vitamine C, ce minéral réduit les douleurs de l’arthrose du genou et de la hanche après seulement deux semaines de supplémentation (1). Aux côtés du calcium et de la vitamine C, il est bon de fournir suffisamment de potassium à votre organisme. Les vitamines D et K, elles, améliorent l’absorption et la rétention du calcium. Légumes et fruits contre arthrose Légumes et fruits vous apporteront les minéraux et vitamines indispensables pour une bonne santé osseuse. Or, on sait que lorsque les articulations sont douloureuses, le nombre de radicaux libres augmente. Bonnes graisses contre inflammation Bibliographie Dr Max Tétau, Rhumatismes : votre ordonnance naturelle, Editions Alpen, 2005

9 Cool Things to Do With Old Books Bibliophiles and bookworms, English majors and lovers of literature: is it possible to have too many books? They accumulate so quickly! Every member of your family getting you the same three books you requested for Christmas. Seeing Don DeLillo marked half-off, knowing you dumped a half-caff latte on your copy of Underworld, and – even though only the first three pages are illegible – justifying its purchase. 15+ years of required reading lists stored in boxes in your basement, even though you can bet your bippy you will never willingly read the poetry of Robert Burns again. We are up to our waists in books, some of which we hate (really Master Burns? Scottish dialect? Update: Do to the overwhelming support (HA!) 1. It brings a whole new meaning to “audio book.” Use your old books to showcase your artistic side. Good for hiding passwords and codes, the key to your safe, and family jewels. 2. Your choice of ribbon can transform this wreath so it is suitable for every holiday – or every day!

How to Make Your Own Recycled Paper Recycled paper can be made from old newspaper, following the instructions below. Recycling paper uses cellulose (plant fibers) over and over again, it uses less electricity, less water, a lot less pollution, and it saves trees from being cut down! You will need: a food processor or an old blender an electric iron an old wire hanger an old pair of panty hose newspaper or other paper, torn into 2-inch squares white glue water an insect screen or strainer (optional) food coloring (optional) a big sink or tub filled with 4 inches of water Make sure you have a place to work where you can make a big mess! Step One: Make a frame out of the coat hanger. You'll need a frame for each piece of paper you make. Step Two: Put a handful of the torn up paper and some water into the food processor or blender. For some color, add a handful of brown or red onion skin (not the onion itself, just the papery outer skin). Step Four: Scoop the frame to the bottom of the sink, then lift it slowly.

Easiest Homemade Wine Ever! Most wine making guides really over-think the wine making process. They tell you to buy all kinds of equipment and additives that you don’t really need. This tutorial is about stripping wine making down to the absolute bare minimum. It’s so simple that you can get going with just 5$ in equipment, and start a batch of wine in under a minute. See Also: The 1:30 video version. What you DON’T Need to Make Wine This is a short list of items, most pictured in this 120$ wine making kit, that you do not need to buy to make wine. You DON’T need exotic chemicals like potassium sorbate and sodium metabisulfite and campden tablets and acid blend all the other weird extras home wine makers are adding these days. You DON’T need crazy siphoning equipment and large glass carboys that take up half your garage and make your brewing corner look like a mad scientist’s laboratory. You DON’T need expensive cleaners like PBW and StarSan and Iodaphor to make good wine either. Bare Bones Wine Equipment Buy Juice

Les cellules du cancer s'alimentent de... Les cellules du cancer s'alimentent de... Un des hôpitaux les plus reconnus au monde change sa vision au sujet du cancer.’hôpital John’s Hopkins Hospital est un hôpital universitaire situé à Baltimore dans l’État du Maryland aux États-Unis.Fondé grâce à un don de John’s Hopkins, il est aujourd’hui un des hôpitaux les plus reconnus au monde et est classé pour la 17e année consécutive en première place du classement des meilleurs hôpitaux des États-Unis. Après de nombreuses années à dire aux gens que la chimiothérapie est l’unique manière de traiter et éliminer le cancer, l’hôpital John Hopkins commence à dire aux gens qu’il y a d’autres alternativeque la chimio: Une manière efficace de combattre le cancer est de ne pas donner à manger aux cellules cancéreuses avec ces aliments dont elles ont besoin pour se multiplier. a. Le SUCRE est un aliment du cancer. Le SEL contient un additif chimique afin de paraître blanc. c. Article en relation 1. Source: tabuzz

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