Wednesday, August 31, 2011

An other way of upcycling plastic bottles

You live in the city and do not have space for gardening... Why don't you save plastic bottles!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

A clock made with bottle caps

The clock mechanism is easy to salvage from on an old clock, but you can also buy the mechanism on this website.

The results is not so far from the famous Nelson clock and you can choose as much colors as you want.

Nelson clock

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Upcycling old towels into a bath mat

You'll just need a gridded matting and clean old towels and good scissors. Here is a video posted by Michelle Kauffman that gives a great tutorial.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Upcycling a Light bulb

from this blog 

This upcycling ideas will be less and less possible since ordinary light bulbs are being replaced with fluorescent light bulbs. So give it a try before it's impossible!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Upcycling soda tabs

A bowl

Tabs are versatile piece of aluminium ...

To hang a picture
To Fish (it works apparently)
 To make a belt
A purse
A lamp
Jewelery (on etsy)

Saturday, August 13, 2011

An other way of recycling a gallon

Found here

The cut of the bottle is not so difficult and aesthetically, the result is not so bad.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

An easy pallet upcycling

Almost nothing to do on the pallet, beside using some of your painting left over and few hooks. It looks beautiful.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Creating sculpture with thrift store plastics

Sometimes, I like to introduce upcycling as an art form. Sayaka Kajita Ganz creates organic forms with kitchen ustensils or toys and metal objects. The creations seem to be alive and in motion. what she does is amazing!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Make a drip catcher for drink spouts

Easy to make using a 2 liter bottle, no more mess on the floor...
Now I'm back from vacations, so get ready for more posts!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Organizing cables with upcycled items

Paper clips

Bread bag clips
Toilet paper rolls for storage
CD/DVD case for cable storage

No need to explain, and very useful if you want to organize cable at no cost!