I have been doing a lot of crafting around my house lately trying to see what I have to repurpose. Pinterest has been helping me with ideas as well but I wanted to see what some books have for repurposing ideas. I was almost on hoarder status saving things I knew I could get use out of but I wasn’t sure when I would find a use or for what and now I have found it.Repurposing & Home Decor has some really great ideas for me. Repurposing & Home Decor is an excellent how to for DIY repurposing projects as well as gives you advice on what not to do along with helpful tips. I am really excited to start playing around with some things I have laying around. I have a large backyard that I have been dying to fully utilize and this book is just the ticket to getting my yard where I want it to be.
What are your repurposing experiences? How tos? Do’s and don’ts?
Bean Products Recycled “Juice” Wall Clock for Kitchen or Office
From: The Ultimate Green Store
More and more super cute recycled home accessories are becoming available!! The Recycled “Juice” Wall Clock is only $39.95 and it made from reclaimed and recycled detergent bottles. There are plenty of items one can use to decorate their home or office but when we can find respectable alternatives I think we should use them. By purchasing recycled home decor you are supporting a business that believes in the 3R’s and helping our environment as well as reflecting your ideas about innovation and the environment. The Recycled “Juice” Wall Clock can say all of that just by hanging on your wall.
The Recycled “Juice” Wall Clock
is loose! Created from reclaimed and recycled HDPE (100% recycled detergent bottles) this clock will look great on the wall of your kitchen or office. Available in Orange, Lemon or Grapefruit and bursting with good taste, the future of earth friendly products is finally here! The compact quartz clock mechanism comes with snap-on hands, and battery included.
Dimensions: 9″ x 9″ x 2″D
Lead Time: 1 week
I saw this picture and thought this could be a great idea for the family or a party! Gather up all your holey socks, gloves, shirts, towels anything that you might think about throwing out and make some hideously-awesome decorations or stuffed animals for friends and family!!
Old cloth and towels you thought about throwing out
Broken hair accessories
Any thing else you have lying around the house to make your monster scary!
Cotton stuffing or material scraps
Any craft items you have left over from past projects.
Take your old gloves, socks or whatever and just start sewing away. You can leave open holes to have your monsters hair stick straight up or sew closed all holes. Add patches, buttons glitter whatever you want. If you are using a sewing machine and you want to sew mouths or eyes directly on to the monster make sure you do that before sewing the monster closed or stuffing it. Be as creative as you want! There are no mistakes possible!! This is a great way to use up items from the house that have been sitting in old drawers or closets! You can give them as gifts to friends or make a party out of it. Most importantly it gives you the chance to use your imagination!!
You all must think I work forEcoist or something because every month I am doing an article on one of their products but it really isn’t my fault!
They keep creating the cutest eco-friendly must haves that I cannot go without raving about! This bag has the perfect fall colors that can even be worn throughout Fall and right into Spring and Summer!
The Boterois not for wallflowers, this unique handbag will make you the center of attention for all the right reasons. A distinctive curve sets the Botero apart. Large enough to fit the essentials, all you need is a pair of heels and you are ready to hit the town.
• Strong, sturdy, and water resistant.
• Hand-folded, recycled Newspaper coated with cellophane.
• Chain shoulder strap
• Zip close. Self-lined.
• 6.5L x 5H x 3W (inches)
I love reading. It is one of my favorite things to do. I especially love reading old weathered books. I don’t know why I prefer them broken in, but it just adds to my reading experience. Lately I have been trying to find books that will teach me what I can use at home to make myself and my home greener. While typing recycled into my search box Re-Bound: Creating Handmade Books from Recycled and Repurposed Materials came up somewhere towards the end of my page. This can take my love of reading even further. This is an excellent way to share your love of reading with others or make the perfect gift for someone even fix a book that may have been damaged.
Re-Bound is a beautiful book on bookbinding with a fun green twist-all the projects use recycled and upcycled materials. This book shows you how to take everyday materials from around the house, flea markets, thrift stores, and hardware stores and turn them into clever and eye-catching hand-made books.