Genius Upcycling Project for Old Tires: Make a Stunning Pond Garden Feature


Tires are very resilient and durable, which is a great thing when they’re on the wheels of your car, but those very same attributes make them problematic waste items. A tire with no tread is a nightmare for a driver, but it also opens doors to some creative upcycling, since you still have the strength […]

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Brilliant Repurposing Project: How to Make Roses out of Plastic Spoons


What can you make with some plastic spoons and a candle? This isn’t a riddle; the answer is a beautiful rose. If you have kids then you’re more than likely to have a pack of these plastic spoons somewhere in the house, and if not, they’re cheap enough to buy. I love this inventive craft […]

Recycle Plastic Bottles into Self-Watering Seed Starter Pots


Love gardening?  Wish you could get started with your favorite outdoor plants indoors during these cold winter months?  One great way to do it is to use seed starter pots, as described on Seattle Sundries.  And this very clever project allows you to turn old 2-liter plastic bottles into seed starter pots which will automatically […]

How to Turn an Old Wire Spool Into a Beautiful Wine Table


Have a large wooden wire spool which you’re thinking of throwing away or recycling?  Why not turn it into a creative and beautiful wine table instead?  This project from Branded in Time Décor is very clever, and as you can see, the results are incredible if you take the time to do a nice job.  […]

20 Genius DIY Recycled and Repurposed Christmas Crafts


Plastic Bottle Penguins Cute little penguins have become a Christmas staple, so here’s an easy way to incorporate them into your festivities using empty plastic 2l bottles. Some glue and a bit of paint is all you need to add. DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Viladoartesao Cardboard Owls What’s cuter than a few owls sitting […]

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Recycling at its Finest: How to Build a Magnificent Milk Jug Igloo


As winter descends upon us, we should know by now that resisting the cold weather is futile. Instead of cursing the season, why not embrace it? Christmas and all its associated crafts are, undoubtedly, the best part about winter, but the second coolest Christmas craft I’ve managed to find is this igloo made completely out […]

Adorable DIY Ninja Turtle Christmas Ornaments


Thanks to Hollywood and director Jonathan Liebesman, our childhood love for the crime-fighting, pizza-loving, sewer-dwelling Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has been revived! And considering that this year is the 30th anniversary of the creation of the comic book characters, why not celebrate and show your appreciation by making these cool little Turtles-inspired Christmas tree decorations? […]

Incredibly Lovely Project: How To DIY Sock Owls


I’m pretty obsessed with owls lately; they’re just such interesting creatures! They’re adorable, yet are dignified hunters; they seem almost mystical or magical since you don’t see them all that often; the females are the larger, more aggressive, and more beautiful gender (whoop!); and a group of owls is called a parliament – how cool is […]

Rustic DIY Project: Eye-Catching Pendant Lamp Made from Repurposed Paper Bags


When you hear the words ‘grocery paper bag’, ‘charming’, ‘chic’ and ‘lamp’ may not be the first words that spring to mind. Who are we kidding, they probably aren’t even the last words you would ever come up with; the unconventionality is what makes this DIY project so exciting and unique. Next time you get […]

Creative Use for Old T-Shirts: Braid Them Into a Beautifully Bright Rug


Are you a hoarder who just can’t let go of anything? Don’t worry, you certainly aren’t alone! Thankfully, I’ve found a project that will finally justify your hoarding tendencies. Gather all those t-shirts you’ve got collecting dust or moth balls and turn them into a homemade, colorful, repurposed rug! Sure, a rug made of old […]