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. A group of friends got together with their cast-off clothing, and we spent the morning trying things on and picking out items to take home.
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. If yours is different, you might need to experiment. Scrap To Swank: Turn Pallets Into A Beautiful Desk 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. This was easier than prying out all of the nails, and helped keep the wood intact.
How To Unravel A Sweater To Recycle Yarn This is the sweater we will be unraveling. Turn your sweater inside-out, grab a pair of sharp scissors and let's get started! There are good seams and bad seams. This is an example of a good seam. It looks like two tiny braids side-by-side. You can cut between those two braids of a good seam and unravel a super-long strand of yarn that you can wind into a huge skein.
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
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. Good job too as then I wouldn’t have any bags to experiment with. Recycled Jewelry: Inspiration by LiveOAK Staff on November 10, 2008 Brazilian designer, Mana Bernades works with teenagers and students in Brazil teaching jewelry making and creative re-use. She sees luxury in seemingly unusable materials using mini-flasks, PET bottles, phone cards, toothpicks, hair clips, plastic netting, pearls & silver to create unique, modern jewelry crafted by hand. By using recycled materials, the Mana collection demonstrates that re-use can be beautiful and this is done through collaborative education engaging young people to create beauty through eco-friendly design. [sniplet inlinead] About the Author:
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. 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. Hanging Candle Holders You will need: Old baby food jars, cleaned Copper electrical wiring Craft knife Spray paint or paint for glass (Perm-Enamels by Delta, or Glossies by Liquitex) Needlenose pliers Tea candle Leftover copper electrical wiring was used for the candleholder at the by removing the plastic sheath and taking just the wires out. You can do this by cutting down the length of the wire with a craft knife and peeling back the plastic. This isn't easy and should be done carefully by an adult. 1.
Save Your Mascara Wands To Help Animals In Need If you wear makeup, you probably go through a few tubes of mascara a year, then throw them out when you’re done: mascara wand and all. It’s a great idea to get rid of old mascara, because mascara that’s more than three months old is usually crawling with bacteria. But before you pitch your used-up tubes, unscrew the cap and save the mascara wand. These wands can be cleaned and sterilized, and then put to an adorable new use.
Resources for Developing Characters When developing characters, many writers use personality traits that they see in themselves and in others, such as friends, family and celebrities. A new source of material and information that can help you develop characters is the Internet. The Internet offers some unique resources for character development, such as psychological testing websites, baby name databases and other reference sites and databases. These websites certainly weren't created for writers developing characters; nevertheless, these site are extremely useful for writers. Cardboard Tube Party Poppers You will need: TP tubes Tissue paper Wrapping paper Scissors Tape Ribbon Small trinkets, candy, notes etc.... Cut tissue paper large enough to go around roll and hang over edges about 2 in. Cut wrapping paper in the same manner, but only let hang over about 1 1/2 in to 1 3/4 in. Next, cut TP roll in half. Place two halves of roll back together as if you hadn't cut them.