Monday, October 24, 2011

PVC pipe spider for Halloween

PVC spider with pumpkin
PVC spider with trash bags, having lunch...
A fun project to work on, you just need to get 90 degres pvc pipes, the pipes and the pumpkins. If you have to buy everything, it's a $30 project, but you might have some of these pipes in your basement....

Friday, October 21, 2011

An other recyclable bed

found on

I would not recommend making a crib from a cardboard, just for safety reason.
But the bed looks doable, buying it would be silly, can you believe they are selling the bed for $250?!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Making a wallet out of juice carton

The cap keeps the wallet closed. That's clever.

Full tutorial and video on website.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Playing cards upcycled into a lampshade

Nick Sayers made this out of 270 cards... Apparently he loves making spheres.

Train tickets

No tutorial is available but it inspired me, and I'll post a tutorial on something less complicated but similar as soon as I can give it a try.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Iphone/Ipod stand

After I made an Ipad holder with chopsticks or with a coffee cup sleeve , this is probably the easiest way to upcycle something into a stand: using your old tape cases. The most difficult maybe, is to find one...
For your ipad, you can also use a business card holder as shown below, cheap and efficient!

As a reminder of my old projects :

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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Upcycling furniture into kids toys

It's really amazing what you can do with a night stand or an old TV furniture! I'll think twice before trashing my own furniture now.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Bed made from upcycled pallets!

I'm torn between buying a fancy bed for my son or trying this cute upcycling! My only problem is that it's time consuming, but so much fun to make. Also, don;t forget that the pallet needs to be sanded properly to avoid your little one from getting splinters.

For a tutorial, click here

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Upcycling crates

From Thea's Mania

I posted few months ago some wine crates upcycling, this is one colorful way of upcycling crates. I like the picture and the idea.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Upcycling bottle cap to make art

Once in a while, I post upcycling that is art-related. This self portrait is from artist Mary Ellen Croteau made with plastic bottle caps. By nesting the caps she achieved a much deeper color palette. Start saving caps if you want to try!!!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Upcycling a dryer duct into a pumpkin

An easy project if you have left over dryer duct somewhere in your basement, a tutorial is available here, but I'm sure you could figure it out without a tutorial.