I like this idea from Design Sponge. It’s a dresser with milk crates instead of drawers. It’s kind of edgy and cool, plus a good way to reuse a dresser with broken/missing drawers.
I am tempted to make these Natural Branch Coasters. All you do is cut a log to coaster-sized wood slives and paint with varnish. These wood look great on the backyard patio set. Great idea.
Milk jugs are surprisingly useful things to have around. Here are 10 ways to recycle a milk jug:
2. Or a scoop.
10. Turn into an awesome Storm Trooper Helmet, just in time for Halloween.
Now that fall is upon us, seedlings may need protection from frost. A way to do this is to turn a plastic milk jug into a mini-greenhouse for the plant.
Simply cut the bottom off the jug and place over the plant. It protects from frost and insects while still letting sun and air in on the plant, thus giving them a chance to get established.
Sarah broke a wine glass, so instead of throwing it out, she turned it into this cute little bell jar. I love projects like this, where people turn trash into something interesting or useful. Have a good weekend!
I’m on a hot air balloon kick right now. If I were so inclined–and I kind of am–I might turn a light bulb into a hot air balloon to hang as a mobile or to put on the Christmas tree. They are the perfect shape for it, and it’s a cool thing to do with old light bulbs (when you aren’t turning them into vases, that is).
Looking around the Internet, it looks like there are several ways to make hot air balloons from light bulbs. One way is to draw on the balloon to get steampunk-like balloons, like so:
Or you can decoupage fabric on the balloon:
Lots of creative possibilities here. Hmmm…
Here’s a cool addition to my list of What To Do With An Altoids Tin: turn it into an all-purpose card holder for your purse.
Apparently, you get that cool bumpy texture on the top by mixing together Modge Podge and table salt, which you then paint. And the cool little clasp? The heads of paper fasteners! Clever.
The finished product doesn’t even look like an Altoids tin.
Here’s an interesting project: make glass tile from a wine bottle. Using a glass cutter, you can apparently cut out convex tiles that you can reuse in other projects.
This looks like it would be a little frustrating, but at the cost of glass tile, it might be worth the trouble.
Weekend project? Recycled Wine Bottle Torch for your backyard.
This post shows how to turn a shower curtain into outdoor cushions. It makes sense. Shower curtains are already waterproof and often quite attractive, too.
From the Star Wars Sheet Dress I learned that sheets can be a cheap way to get several yards of fabric. Now I’m learning that shower curtains can be a good way to get cheaper outdoor fabric. Good to know.