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Sea glass art light. Recycled Craft Ideas - Crafts from Recycled Materials. CL contributing editor Ryan McPhail reveals his method for creating a stealthy bar from a cast-off chest of drawers.

Recycled Craft Ideas - Crafts from Recycled Materials

Step 1: Measure the inside of a dresser drawer to determine its width (from side to side), depth (front to back), and height (base to top). Step 2: To create a middle divider, use a jigsaw to cut a piece of wood that measures the depth of the drawer and slightly less than its height. To create a shelf, cut another wood piece that measures slightly less than half the drawer's width and slightly less than its height. Sand the ends. Step 3: Using our photo as a guide, insert the shelf and divider into the drawer; screw in place with a drill. Step 4: To create a drop-down door, remove any screws holding the dresser's top to its frame; then pop the top off the frame using a rubber mallet. Step 5: Cover the drawer unit and door with a coat of primer, followed by two coats of paint, allowing two hours' drying time after each coat.

Creative and Alternative Uses of Plastic Cups. Collection of Creative and Alternative Uses of Plastic Cups from all over the world.

Creative and Alternative Uses of Plastic Cups.

Plastic Cups Outdoor Light Fixture: This modular structured system is created using plastic cups and paper clips. "In day time it functions as natural light source lighting and at night time it functions as light fixture with 220 volt light bulb situated inside the system. " Plastic Cups Dress: We have quite a few dresses in the past, but this one is really cool. Plastic Cups Pendant Chandelier: The interior is made of white paper and its completely covered in clear plastic cups. Plastic Cups Canopy: The installation was designed as a canopy for a cafe in San Francisco using used plastic cups. Naturwall - Plastic Cups: Vertical green wall made using plastic cups. Cuprocking: Using wire fence as canvas, plastic cups are strategically placed into holes to create various patterns and shapes. (Image: Credit). (Image: Credit). (Image: Credit).

(Image: Credit). Plastic Cups Lamps: Plastic Cups Wall Lamp: Recyclart (Recyclart) on Pinterest. Houses from salvaged materials. Home Improvement > Decorating > Trash to Treasure (Home) Reduce, Reuse, Reinspire, Recycled. The first online marketplace to buy, sell and find all things recycled. Recycled Crockery Bird Feeder Ideas Unwanted crockery pieces, donated to thrift stores and found in flea markets across the country, are always in abundant.

Reduce, Reuse, Reinspire, Recycled. The first online marketplace to buy, sell and find all things recycled

Not many of us reach for a cup and saucer, when we make our morning hot beverage, which leaves many pretty crockery pieces, such as the matching floral cup and saucer, redundant. Both cup and saucer, can be re-purposed into beautiful little bird feeders, here are some examples: Upcycled Bird Feeder Seen on Erin’s Creative Tea Cup and Recycled Spoke Feeders Seen on Something Wonderful Hanging Vintage Floral Tea Cup Feeder Made by artyecological Recycled Cup and Dessert Plate on a Pole Bird Feeder made by CarlaRaeVintage Ceramic Plate Bird Feeder (no drilling) Seen on garden-art-projects Hanging Repurposed China Dish Bird Feeder Also seen on garden-art-projects This one is a little different: Recycled Glass Cup and Plate Totem Bird Feeder made by 3sisterstreasures Pillows out of neckties DelightWorthyn got in touch, and took on the project. seen here 1.

Toilet paper roll wall art. It’s not every day that you find a clever way to reuse something from the bathroom, but tali from growing up creative had a simple but beautiful idea that lets you reuse toilet paper rolls. whether you’re looking for a fun afternoon craft to do with little ones or just want to find a way upcycle old toilet paper rolls, this is a perfect afternoon project. i’m tempted to spray paint them in metallic colors to make a holiday-style arrangement… CLICK HERE for the full instructions from tali below!

toilet paper roll wall art

Materials: Toilet Paper rolls Scissors White glue Stapler Paint + brushes Glitter Laundry pins Steps: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. CLICK HERE for more images from Tali’s project! Calinas. Progressive Pioneer: Make and Do. So, here's a funny thing.

Progressive Pioneer: Make and Do

I totally thought this Sunday was Easter! Maybe you were wondering why I was starting my Easter grass SO early? Yeah, major mix up there. The good news for the kids was that they got part of their Easter present early since it couldn't survive under my bed for that long:) So, here are a few things we might try this weekend, instead of celebrating Easter :) Continue reading "Friday Make and Do!

" This weekend just snuck up on me! Continue reading "Friday Make and Do! " Hooray! Continue reading "Friday Make and Do! " Ah, the weekend stretches out long and blissful ahead of us. Continue reading "Friday Make and Do! " It's back! Continue reading "Friday Make and Do!! " Sam has always loved being read to and he's now at the age where we can start reading longer, chapter books. Continue reading "The Friday Make and Do" » I don't know what I'd do with these, but I want to make some!

Continue reading "The Friday Make and Do" » These doughnuts are supposedly amazing. Make It: Ruffled Umbrella. Most Popular Repurposing Tricks of 2011. The best trick of all is repairing broken stuff.

Most Popular Repurposing Tricks of 2011

You would be amazed that in this throw away age so many things can be repaired easily. Invest your money in quality tools, and you will find the tool pays for itself in the first few repairs you make with it. There are wonderful adhesives and tapes that people aren't aware of that work wonders. Take an hour and go to a home hardware store and really browse around to discover some of these wonders of the modern world. You can also look online at some great catalogs that sell woodworking supplies, and find a great assortment of fine tools that you can use to repair almost anything.

10 DIY Wine Crate Projects. Transparent Aluminum. Those of you, um, enthusiastic enough to remember Star Trek IV may recall the scene embedded above.

Transparent Aluminum

If not, let me set up the clip: The crew of the Enterprise has gone into the past to retrieve some whales, OK? And take them “back to the future,” to coin a phrase. But Scotty has a problem: He needs stuff to build a giant whale tank on the ship, but he has no goods to trade with, because, you know, in the future they only work to better themselves and nobody but a Ferengi would stoop to carrying money around. So Scotty barters his knowledge of 24th-century materials technology with a 20th-century engineer, who agrees to make him what he needs in exchange. The 24th-century material in question is “transparent aluminum,” and today I’m here to tell you: That future has arrived. The scene, as written, seems to imply that Scotty is talking about some fancy way of making metallic aluminum into a transparent form. Transparent aluminum starts out as a pile of white aluminum oxynitride powder. Most Popular Repurposing Tricks of 2011. RM100: Loaf Tin Storage. Do-it-yourself decorating allows you to customize your home, apartment, condo, or room with DIY accents that transform your space on a budget without completing a full-scale remodel.

RM100: Loaf Tin Storage

Whether you're a beginner or an expert, we guide you… read more Do-it-yourself decorating allows you to customize your home, apartment, condo, or room with DIY accents that transform your space on a budget without completing a full-scale remodel. Whether you're a beginner or an expert, we guide you with instructions, tutorials, and step-by-step photos for indoor and outdoor projects and room makeovers. We have tips, techniques, and tools to get you started on paint projects, the easiest way to freshen up a space or decor item. But it doesn't stop there! Read less. Upcycled. See You There!: DIY - Toilet Paper Roll Wreath. An Experiment With Mod Podge. During my idea drain, many of you were kind enough to suggest some projects that you have enjoyed.

An Experiment With Mod Podge

One of them was from:I immediately went over and checked out her post. Miraculously my brain turned back on and I remembered this post from 5 Orange Potatoes. 5OP used glitter glue in her project. We didn't have any so we used my favorite Mod Podge. I taped down a piece of contact paper shiny side up on a old board. Because this takes forever to dry you are going to need to move it somewhere out of reach of toddlers to dry. The How-To Gal: Trash to Treasure- Turquoise TP Art. What you need:Toilet Paper Rolls- the number depends on how large your creation will beTacky GlueScissorsSpray Paint3M Wall Mount SquaresPatience :) Gather toilet paper rolls.

The How-To Gal: Trash to Treasure- Turquoise TP Art

I used about 28 rolls for this project. Paper towel rolls count for approx. three regular sized rolls. Squish your rolls Cut slices of the roll to desired thickness. Repeat steps 2 and 3 until you have enough pieces. Begin gluing pieces together. Attach slices together in the form of a four petal flower. Your finished flower should look like this. Beginning attaching flowers together. Attach five flowers together to form a row and then repeat steps 6-9 until you have as many rows as you want. Here is the finished project hung on the wall with 3M mounting squares. Believe it or not, I created another toilet paper creation that hangs on my mantle HERE. Crafty: PT and TP Roll Pendants. I mentioned in my last post that I was experimenting with some toilet paper and paper towel rolls I'd been saving.

And here's what I came up with- Pendants! Once the basic idea for making jewelry from TP and PT rolls popped into my head I couldn't stop thinking of variations. So I'm showing three different techniques here, all of them use the same basic materials: TP/PT Rolls Scrap paper (card stock and lighter scrapbook weight) Mod Podge Dimensional Magic Craft Glue (anything basic that's good for paper and has a strong bond is fine) Acrylic Paint and/or Paint Markers Craft Knife Scissors Needle Tool or Skewer I also used bits of reclaimed aluminum foil in one design for a metallic sparkle. Let's start with the round and teardrop shaped pendants first: To make them start by cutting rings from the rolls. If you want a smaller pendant simply cut the ring and glue it back together at the size you like. Once I had my rings and shapes I colored them silver. Let that dry thoroughly. Hacks and DIYs.

Most Popular Repurposing Tricks of 2011 - StumbleUpon. House made entirely of containers.