This video will show you how to make a funky hand bound art journal using only consumer waste and unused household items for materials. Items and materials for the project include cereal boxes (as the main material), scrap papers, scrap fabrics, broken jewelry, along with what ...more
Perfect for decorating on a budget or green decorating! This tutorial shows you how to take empty cereal boxes and other cardboard materials, and transform them into a beautiful and cool chest of drawers you can use to store your small items.
The problem with a lot of DIY projects is that they can require a lot of materials. You still end up with the satisfaction of something you built with your own hands, but the shopping trips can get pricey. This cardboard cube lamp by Instructables user lindarose92 is awesome ...more
Cereal boxes make great craft materials during the winter holidays, standing in for the much harder to bake and make gingerbread for faux gingerbread houses and making excellent durable ornaments. But did you know you can also use cereal boxes for cute spring crafts as well, ...more
In this clip, learn how to turn a normal cardboard box into a shirt dispenser. Do you have a lack of closet space? Perfect! Are your shirts always wrinkled and never folded when you need them? No problem! This invention will keep your clothes neat, organized and save a ton of ...more
Newspapers, magazines, and cardboard often end up in the recycling bin or the trash, but you can also give them a new life as a lovely decorative box. You will need a brush, sand paper, scissors, a knife, newspaper or magazines, glue, latex paint, paper, and cardboard. Watch t ...more
You can recycle your own cardboard boxes and get sheets of beautiful, handmade paper. It's quite easy. You'll need a paper mold, but those are very easy to make (you can use a cake pan or baking dish in a pinch!)
This is great for those who are into green living, or just looking for an economical way to express gratitude for their Thanksgiving host. Take an old, clean cardboard egg carton, and decorate it to turn it into a gift box! Video: .
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.
Making crafts with a group of children can get a little hectic and also maybe a bit costly. Recycling materials to use for creative activites with your kids can be a fun and and economicly fiscal alternative to your normal purchases. This video will give you some example on ho ...more
Laura and Charles are a thrifty couple to have around in this time of recession. Using old license plates, some rivets and lots of love, they will teach you how to make a license plate mailbox. A simple and easy craft project that could be fun for the whole family, imagine the ...more
It's been done for ages, but for most of us, "regift" entered our vocabulary after the 98th episode of Seinfeld—"The Label Maker." In this episode, Elaine calls Dr. Whatley (played by Bryan Cranston) a "regifter" after he gives Jerry a label maker—the same label maker that Ela ...more
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
Junk is not usually known for its usefulness. That's why it's called junk. If it were called anything else, it might have a purpose, but junk… well… it's junk. Not anymore… Samimy has, yet again, found a way to recycle a broken, busted up, junk hard drive from a computer, an ...more
Recycling your garbage is noble, and in many places mandatory. But it also can be very confusing. This guide will clear up the rules. Step 1: Check laws Check the local laws regarding recycling in your town. Step 2: Rinse Rinse glass bottles, plastic containers, and aluminum ...more
What can you make from an empty CD holder? Check out this how-to video to make something amazing from those old plastic crappers... see how to recycle a plastic CD spindle into various uses. With this disc box, you can make a flashlight or torch, a food container, a string, ya ...more
This is a great holiday project that also encourages recycling! Take a few old cereal boxes and repurpose them into either tags (which you can use for gifts) or glittery photo corners that you can attach in your albums or scrapbooks.
Stop throwing out the rolls when the paper towels are gone. There are dozens of good uses for them. You Will Need * Empty paper rolls * Imagination Step 1. Make gift boxes Turn them into gift boxes. Paper rolls are great for holding small items, plus they’ll keep the recip ...more
This is a video tutorial on how to make a box with a scalloped lid. You will need a large piece of cardstock to craft this box. Use double stick tape to hold the joints of the box together. You might need a stenciling tool to make accurate cuts. You can use store bought or use ...more
Watch this instructional arts and crafts video to make a charming pyramid shaped gift box. Fill this gift box with candies or other small surprises to give a personalized, yet affordable gift to a friend, teacher or boss. You can use store bought wrapping paper or use recycled ...more
We all need to recycle those old beer boxes. This video will show you how you can make a hat out of them!
These guys take found item recycling to the max. This isn't exactly the most useful application for recycling, but if the stuff is going to be around for the next couple of thousand years, it might as well look cool. These guys use polystyrene cups, PVC pipe and cereal boxes ...more
Join Emma & Grace as they show you how to recycle old cereal boxes, coffee carriers, artwork and junk mail into beautiful works of art. Watch this instructional video to shred pieces of paper garbage, blend it into a pulp and press your own recycled paper.
One of the best Flash games inspired by urban gardening. One simple way of alleviating food shortage or rather minimizing your food expenses: Planting your own food. Of course this won’t literally save you from a zombie apocalypse but this could surely save you some extra buc ...more
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make a box out of used plastic bottles. This task is very simple, fast and easy to do. The materials required for this task are 2 plastic bottles and a zipper. Begin by cutting off the bottom of both plastic bottles. Now glue the zi ...more
This instructional origami video will show you how to fold an origami recycle bin out of recycled paper. You will need one piece of scrap paper complete this origami project. When you are finished folding this origami box, don't forget to recycle it.
In order to make furniture out of old cardboard boxes, you will need cardboard boxes, rods, nuts, and washers. Cut many pieces of cardboard in the shape of an L. When you have enough cut pieces to make a chair the size that you want, begin fastening the pieces together, by pu ...more
Have you ever thought about creating small boxes out of newspaper? Tomoko Lipp shows you a simple folding and cutting method to do this. Making these can be another way to recycle and be environmentally conscious. You might also consider using them for a unique gift box idea o ...more
This is two part instructional videos demonstrates how to make a stationery box. This box holds standard size cards, 3x3 cards, gift tags, and more. You need to start with a 12" by 12" sqaure of cardstock. Use double stick tape for the key joints. You can decorate your box wit ...more
This instructional origami video demonstrates how to make a variation on an origami box. You will need a small piece of origami paper to fold this origami box. You can decorate your box with store bought cut outs or use recycled scraps of paper and ribbon. This box would be pe ...more
If you need to protect your toilet paper rolls from overactive pets, or want a way to travel with tp without having it unroll, you can create a quick and easy toilet paper holder just using an old case for blank CDs and a box cutter.
In this tutorial, we learn how to restore deleted files. This is how to retrieve them after you have deleted them from the recycle bin. First, load your internet browser and open up snap files and download it to your browser. Unzip the file from your desktop and load it to you ...more
Tracy Hepler and Jaclyn Mullen of YDT TV demonstrate how to gift-wrap your presents in an environmentally conscious way. You will need: newspapers, scissors, tape, and lace or ribbon. Use a daily newspaper page instead of wrapping paper. A lot of paper is usually wasted around ...more
Watch this video tutorial on how to make a note card holder that holds four note cards and four envelopes. You will need a large piece of cardstock to complete this box. Use double stick tape to hold the joints together. You can decorate the outside with store bought cut outs ...more
Oat bran has the ability to lower cholesterol plus it contains fiber, iron, calcium, and trace minerals, vitamins A, E, & K and several of the B vitamins. Here's the nutritional lowdown. But really, how many bowls of oat bran can you eat every day? Luckily it can be added to l ...more
This video is about how to make a puppet dragon out of household items. First, a piece of card stock paper is cut in half the long way. Next, you must take an empty 18-pack egg carton and cut off a strip of egg slots. Using a stapler, the two pieces of paper are connected long ...more
Not enough storage space? No problem! In this tutorial, learn how to recycle an old cereal box into a very cool magazine holder. This video will take you step by step and soon you will be on your way to being both more organized and more eco-friendly! You Will Need • A cereal ...more
This crafty cat scratch pad is a great way to recycle used boxes. You Will Need * Several medium to large cardboard boxes * Non-toxic craft glue * A straightedge * A craft knife * Catnip * Felt * Old magazines Step 1: Cut strips Gather large, corrugated cardboard boxes. Using ...more
Think about how many things you truly throw in the trash, and how many times you empty your trash, only to be taken away by the garbage man and out of your sight. Well, the truth is that its not exactly out of your life. Statistics show that on average each person uses 350 tra ...more
In this video, we learn how to recycle old windows into new decorations. First, you can make a coffee table by using the old window and adding legs onto the bottom of it. You can also place a box around the bottom and hinge the window to make a display case. This is simple to ...more
A gerbil makes a great “starter pet” for a child. Gerbils are friendly, fun to watch, quiet, and clean little guys whose cages don’t get smelly as fast as some animals’. You Will Need * A gerbil * A large wire cage or 20-gallon glass aquarium * Bedding * Gerbil food * Fresh gr ...more
It’s that time of year (in the U.S. anyway) when people are focused on getting organized -- or rather wishing they were organized. Being organized is great, it affords physical space, mental space and all but insures higher efficiency. But wishing and doing are two entirely di ...more
This article will show how to make a simple, fake computer error message. These message boxes are 100% harmless, and make for funny pranks. They will display any text you want them to. Required: - Windows XP/Vista/7 - Notepad Typing in the Code First, open Notepad, and ty ...more
This article will teach you how to make an error similar to this one (also by me). This error message though, is a yes or no question. Clicking yes and no will give different results. Like the previous error message, this is 100% harmless. Works only on windows. Notepad is ne ...more
Written by JD Coverly of WonderHowTo World, LoadSave:We've spent the last week with Sprint's new phone, the HTC Evo 4G. Specification wise, it's better than Verizon's Incredible and T-Mobile's HD2. Apple has unveiled the new version of their phone this week and thankfully it's ...more
Take a few old cardboard boxes or packing boxes and recycle them into snazzy and cool photograph frames. All you need, apart from the boxes is some tape, string, a little wrapping paper for decoration - and, of course, some scissors and the photograph you want to frame.
How to build a Rustic, Outdoor Cooler / Outdoor Esky, Ice Chest Box, out of recycled, or reclaimed wood. This project can be done out of old pallet wood , old fence palings or in fact any old timber you can get your hands on. The whole idea is make a cool looking outdoor coole ...more
There is no discount like free. And if you are not afraid to get your hands and clothes dirty foraging through dumpster bins, trash cans and the back alleys of department stores or restaurants to score perfectly usable items and perfectly edible food without paying a single ce ...more
If you've ever used a computer, you're surely familiar with the concept of a Recycle Bin (Windows) or Trash Can (Mac). To sum it up, files that you've deleted are not actually gone from your storage, they've just been moved to a different location. You can then restore the fil ...more
Chopsticks are very easily reusable, yet they always get thrown away. You use them when you get Chinese takeout, then toss them out without even a backwards glance. Next time, you should consider recycling them, because with a bit of creativity you can turn those old chopstic ...more
The iPhone 11 rarely sees negative press. The excellent camera system, long battery life, and more affordable price point smooth over detractions like its lower-res LCD and recycled form factor. The iPhone 12, on the other hand, appears to make strides on all fronts. Could thi ...more
Surprising? No. Exciting? Absolutely. After a grand introduction by at the Apple event on September 10, 2019, the iPhone 11 is finally here. We may have known nearly everything about this new iOS device ahead of time, thanks to the usual surge of reliable leaks and rumors. Th ...more
You can do a lot more with playing cards than you'd think, like turn them into gift boxes, fling them like throwing stars, and make them levitate or disappear. You can even make them recharge your batteries. Instructables user Shawn Frayne was sick of having a bunch of dead ba ...more
The iPhone XR has touched down alongside the XS and XS Max, and it utilizes tried and tested materials found on the iPhone 8, while being molded in the same vein as the iPhone X. The budget-friendlier flagship comes with its own set of design elements to set it apart from its ...more
Need a broom and a dust pan to clean up your living space? Look no further than your recycling bin and upcycle some of your empty drink containers to make new cleaning tools for your home. Using 3-5 empty 2-liter bottles (labels removed), a wooden dowel, and a few tools from ...more
Dutch designer Anneke Jakobs created this recycled Chiquita banana box chandelier while a student at the Utrecht School of Product Design. Cheap, thrifty, and eco-friendly, the Chiquita Chandelier is a great concept. Anneke encourages viewers to create one for themselves, or ...more
Bringing lunch to work or school is a win-win situation. You save money, you eat better, and you create less waste. But while the virtues of brown-bagging it are undeniable, it also gets kind of boring after a while. How many times can you shove a container of salad or noodles ...more
Broken glass Christmas ornaments? Evergreen wreath falling apart? Before you throw away or donate Christmas decorations you no longer need, see if you can reuse or recycle them for better use year-round or for next year's holiday season. Christmas ball ornaments can be used t ...more
Often, despite your favorite makeup mecca's rows and rows of endless colors, applicators, and brands, it's hard to find the perfect shade of lipstick—especially one at the price you want. Rather than resorting to what's available in stores, turn to your stovetop and a box of c ...more
Plastic bags may be banned from retail stores in some cities, like Santa Monica, Seattle, and San Fransisco, and will be banned in Los Angeles shortly, but we still use billions of them every year. What else are we going to use for throwing away cat litter or picking up dog po ...more