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News : Recycle books as planters

This is an interesting idea. You could recycle books as planters, combining two of my favorite things. It has a certain elegance, especially if you're using really old books.

How To : Make a book out of recycled material

Make your own book out of recycled material. You can use thick cardboard pieces for each page. Find some strong tape to make an outer binding. Tape each page of the book down with masking tape. You can then reenforce it by glueing down strips of brown paper bag. Decorate your ...more

How To : Make a recycled hybrid board book

Creativity Prompt demonstrates how to make a hybrid board book. First, select printed paper of your choosing. Cut off the excess paper with a cutting blade and crease the paper for the spine. Fold and burnish the paper. Apply a generous glue stick layer to a recycled board boo ...more

How To : Plan a kid safe, very green baby shower

Julie Auclair introduces authors of a book called "Celebrate Green." This book shows you how to throw a baby shower the "green" way. Guests do not realize that some of the gifts they give can be harmful, toxic, or not recyclable. You start with the three "R's", reduce, reuse a ...more

How To : Recycle items into kid's crafts with John Lithgow

In this tutorial, learn how to make fun kid's crafts by recycling items that you would normally throw out. You will learn how to save things like cardboard, paper, old books, dirt and even an old shoe! Turn these items into something fun and educational for your little ones wi ...more

How To : Make a Dos-à-Dos Book from a Cardboard Box

This is a tutorial on making a dos-à-dos book by recycling a thin junk cardboard box (dos-à-dos means back-to-back). In the video, you'll see how a cardboard box that has four sides the same size will make a triple-book in one. To make a double-book, just take away one side. T ...more

How To : Upcycle an old book into a planter

A planter from a book? Recycling - or, rather, upcycling - these days seems to get weirder and weirder, but hear us out on this one. After all, there's no need to purchase new planters for small house plants at Home Depot when you can make a super cool vintage book planter you ...more

How To : Recycle an empty cereal box into a magazine holder

Start with a cereal box, then measure and cut away the top corner at a diagonal. Once you've cut out your magazine holder, you can further recyle magazines as decorations, or paint and stencil your own! Hold papers, books, magazines or anything else.

Books : Digital vs. Analog

Since the invention of the printing press, books have been a dominant and iconic paradigm in our culture and throughout the world. During my years in elementary and high school, the digital world was on the rise sparking the conversation: Are Books Obsolete. Over the last year ...more

How To : Make a plunging summer halter with Threadbanger

This week Megan Nicolay returns to show us how-to make a sexy halter with a plunging neckline from her new book, Beyond Fashion. So get out the old tees and get to cuttin'. Threadbanger is one of WonderHowTo's favorite fashion DIY video creators. Search Threadbanger on Wonder ...more

How To : Clear up office clutter

It's easy to find yourself drowning in a pile of papers and nick-nacks if you're not armed with a good organization system. By taking the time to set up a system where everything is condensed and has a place you'll find it much easier to keep it that way. If that clutter-clog ...more

How To : Tear a big phone book in half

Let your fingers do the walkin' and give the Yellow Pages a piece of your mind. In this tutorial, learn how to perform a very cool magic trick that will impress everybody. This video will show you how to tear those big giant phonebooks that you occasionally find on your front ...more

News : How to Make Bookends from Old VHS Tapes

Check out this awesome tutorial that shows you how to make a useful bookend using recycled materials. I think this is cool because you could even disguise the VHS tape to look like a book. Crafting with VHS Tapes - CraftStylish. You'd be surprised by the number of things you c ...more

News : Things to Do on WonderHowTo (07/18 - 07/24)

WonderHowTo is a how-to website made up of niche communities called Worlds, with topics ranging from Minecraft to science experiments to Scrabble and everything in-between. Check in every Wednesday evening for a roundup of user-run activities and how-to projects from the commu ...more

How To : Change Your Own Oil — A Beginner's Guide

If you're one who enjoys a good DIY project, or if you're just tired of paying exorbitant labor fees to have your vehicle serviced every 5,000 miles, changing your own oil can be a rewarding endeavor. Even though cars and trucks are becoming increasingly over-engineered these ...more

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