This tutorial shows you how to take several circles of recycled paper (from sixteen centimeters to four centimeters in diameter) into a lovely Christmas tree decoration. Fold each of them in half several times, cut a hole in the tip, then just stack and decorate! Video: .
Learn how to make a ship in the bulb (aka a ship in a bottle). This cool diy hack demonstrates how to recycle an old lightbulb into a "ship in a bottle". Like the traditional ship in the bottle, the ship is first assembled outside of the bottle, then placed inside. Follow this ...more
Struggling to keep up your wireless signal? If you're struggling to stream Hulu from the backyard DocZee's got an idea. Pull that old DirecTV satellite dish off the roof. Mod it into a 2.4GHz 802.11 WiFi booster antenna. Oh make that an antenna, that swivels! This hack is a ...more
For on-the-go lighting of birthday candles (those surprise birthday parties really get you), homemade explosives (because making stuff explode is fun), and cigarettes, a cheapo BIC lighter is a totally awesome fix. But most BIC lighters run out pretty quickly and get tossed wi ...more
This is a fun and easy project you can do in an afternoon. Why spend money on expensive ornaments when you can go green to decorate your Christmas tree this year? All you need is some festive paper and thread.
The helpful folks over at Threadbanger take today to teach us how to make a tote bag. And not just any tote bag, but one made from recycled material. It's stylish, environmentally conscious, and...actually that's it. Just those two things.
Other than providing a convenient vessel for your carbonated beverages so that they don't go completely flat, aluminum soda cans are also quite useful for a number of other things once they're completely empty. Remove the top and bottom part of the soda can to create a metal ...more
In this tutorial we learn how to recycle plastic bottles to make a toy windmill. First, cut the bottle in half so you just have the cap end of it. Then, use the scissors to cut strips in the plastic, all running next to each other. Once you have all of these cut, pull the stri ...more
Save the Earth and look hot doing it! This swimwear project is cheap and easy. The sexy GiannyL demonstrates this DIY closet hack that's simple and cheap. The eco-friendly bathing suit in this how-to video is a sexy mix of recycling and fashion. Learn how to recycle and old t ...more
Learn how to recycle a frumpy winter sweater into a sporty strapless dress! The sexy GiannyL demonstrates this DIY closet hack that's simple and cheap. All you need is one old frumpy winter sweater, pins, scissors, and a sewing machine. Cut along the pattern that Gianny L has ...more
This craft is great for Mother's Day! Turn a recycled glass bottle into a beautiful flower vase to give as a gift! You'll need to find a sizeable glass bottle and then gather some colored tissue paper, glue diluted in water, a plastic container, scissors, polyurethane sealant ...more
Do you have an old pair of jeans that you don’t want to throw away but aren’t sure what to do with? Learn how to make a handbag, a pocket purse and a tote bag from recycled jeans in this free fashion video series. Part 1 of 24 - How to Make handbags and carryalls from recycled ...more
Learn how to recycle a pillowcase into a dress with Gianny L! The sexy GiannyL demonstrates this DIY closet hack that's simple and cheap. All you need is an old pillowcase, some scissors, and some string. A small pillowcase dress is the perfect creation for any young lady. Wat ...more
The most gifted and inventive fashion designers and DIY artists see the potential in things other people would overlook or deem trash. DIY guru Gianny L, for instance, takes everything from men's underwear to oversized t-shirts and turns them into fashionable clothing for wome ...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
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
Want to create a track to rival any of those by Kanye, Just Blaze, or Mighty Joe? If so, you'll need to know how to sample. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to incorporate samples into your music using ReCycle and Reason 4.0. Take a look to get started using samples in your ...more
In this video, learn how to make beautiful and unique jewelry out of old plastic bottles. This process is surprisingly simple and will make really cool gifts or accessories for any outfit. Follow along with Elizabeth Gleeson as she shows you how to spruce up any outfit and be ...more
If you've ever wondered how paper gets recycled, find out for yourself by turning your used, unwanted paperwork into fresh homemade paper that you can use again. Any type of paper can be recycle, whether it's used computer paper, paper grocery bags, or old flyers. Using a ble ...more
Sporterbumi, teaches you how to make a recycled bag from a newspaper. You need two sheets of newspaper, preferably a large one, a stapler and a ballpoint pen. Also get two thick pieces of card stock with two holes, 8 centimeters apart. Lastly, you will need 2 pieces of 40 cent ...more
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.
In this tutorial, we learn how to recycle plastic bottles and make decorative flower art. Start out by cutting around the cap of the bottle until the body is cut off. Then, cut small slits in the bottle until it's completely cut up. From here, you will spread these out so they ...more
What can you do with old lightbulbs? Think flowers... Learn how to recycle old lightbulbs into a flower vase with sexy Gianny L! This is a cool vase out of pure junk, so don't throw away those old light bulbs... recycle them! Learn how to make a cool vase out of recycled lig ...more
Allyce King from DIY Style shows a simple way to recycle an old sweater into a cute purse in this how-to video. There's probably a lot of clothing going unworn in your closet, so why not fashion something that will get some mileage. Follow along with the simple steps in this v ...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.
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
By now we all know the slogan "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle." And many of us do just that every Sunday, visiting the recyling center to dump our latest fill of glass and plastic bottles. But did you know you can recycle your old plastic bottles without actually taking them to the r ...more
Learn how to recycle an old jeans into a sexy mini skirt! Crafter and recycler Gianny L shows how to take old jeans or pants, cut off the legs, and sew up a new mini skirt. Don't throw away old pants that just sit in the closet, transform them into something new. You'll be we ...more
This video tutorial demonstrates how to make a magnificent lamp with used cooking oil, a glass, cotton, rock salt, and a stick. Save money and energy by recycling household supplies to make a nifty lamp that will prove your resourcefulness.
Electronic waste is becoming more and more of a problem for the industrialized world, especially since most electronics are full of precious and rare-earth metals that should be recycled. Even gold! Enter this video. It will show you how you can use chemistry to strip the gold ...more
Are your DVDs piling up? Want to get rid of a few, but don't think you can sell them to anyone? No problem— recycle them! If your desktop is in need of some zest, this hack will show you how to light things up— in style! It's an electric rotating disc that's powered by a motor ...more
In this video, we learn how to recycle plastic bottles to make hanging art. First, cut the bottom off of the bottle and then cut it in half. Then, cut the other end off of the bottle as well. After this, you can grab the bottle and start to paint your choice of color all over ...more
We'd never tell you not to recycle plastic water bottles, but there are other ways to reduce and reuse these commonly consumed products. And when we say "other ways," we mean ways that you've never even thought about. For instance, you can fill up a plastic water bottle, inse ...more
Do you have an old pair of jeans that you don’t want to throw away but aren’t sure what to do with? Learn how to make area rugs from recycled jeans in this free home decor video series. Part 1 of 18 - How to Make area rugs from recycled jeans. Make area rugs from recycled jean ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to recycle an old t-shirt into a no-sew head scarf. First, lay your shirt out flat on a table and download the paper pattern from the video. From here, measure sixteen inches from side to side on the t-shirt that you are using. After this, follow ...more
Recycle your old bedclothes and obtain a fashionable rag rug in the process! Learn to make a rag rugs from old linens with this green crafter's guide. While this tutorial is geared toward people already posessing some knowledge of crocheting, beginners should be able to follow ...more
This is a great DIY project you can do without having to sew. Find a knit garment you don't wear anymore, like a dress or a t-shirt, and then follow the steps in this video to quickly and easily make your own trendy fringed scarf.
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
Craft projects are a great way to recycle household items and clothes. Learn how to make three recycled crafts, a beach bag, a puzzle and a hat, in this free arts video series. Part 1 of 16 - How to Make a recycled beach bag,puzzle & hat. Make a recycled beach bag,puzzle & hat ...more
This tutorial works best with soft fabrics, like jersey or terry cloth. You can even cut up old flannel to make the stuffing! This is a simple project that won't take longer than an hour or two to put together.
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 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
Watch this video to learn how to make a posh pom-pom from an old sewing pattern. It's an easy & original embellishment for a package, and since it's made from a previously used item it's eco-friendly.
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
Create a custom, colorful purse using a vintage book and coordinating fabric. Read the accompanying article at http://www.curbly.com/Chrisjob/posts/ ...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!)
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
While it is common sense to toss empty water bottles into the recycle bin, most people do not know that it is also important to remove the plastic bottle cap before recycling. Plastic bottle caps and plastic bottles are made up of different plastics, and the plastic found in b ...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.
Sounds gross, but urine is actually the most sterile of our body's wastes, and is recyclable if needed. This video shows you how to do it at home. Unfortunately, it probably won't help you much in an emergency unless you carry around sugar and charcol at all times.
The Recycleart Facebook group frequently posts awesome pictures of steampunk-friendly sculptures. Not all of them look steampunk, but enough do that it's worth checking out. Here are a few examples:
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
Do you have an old pair of jeans that you don’t want to throw away but aren’t sure what to do with? Learn how to make a multi-pocket, hanging organizer and a peek-a-boo mat from recycled jeans in this free crafts video series. Part 1 of 15 - How to Make a recycled jeans organi ...more
These rosettes can be used as embellishments however you like - turn them into hair accessories, attach them to a sweater or use them to upcycle another T-shirt. Dress them up with beads or ribbon. All you need are some scissors and a hot glue gun.
Making cookies is one of the best things in life, especially around the holidays. There is nothing better than getting together with friends and family and bonding by baking cookies. What stinks about cookies is that without proper cookie cutters, they come out oddly shaped. ...more
So, AOL might not be mailing as many internet CDs as they did in the past, but chances are you have a few of those junk discs lying around. Chances are you have tons of junk CDs and DVDs laying around, not necessarily from AOL. And now... it's time to turn them into something ...more
Mailer envelopes have a way of piling up, if not going straight in the trash, but why not turn them into a scrapbooking project? This mini album then has built-in pockets for storing keepsakes. Decorate with designer paper, stamps and ribbons to suit any taste. Watch this vide ...more
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
Have a green Christmas this year! Instead of buying more mass produced holidy decorations, make your own! This short video shows you how to make your own Christmas garland of tiny stars using recycled paper. Any festive color will do for these stars!
Here's a good christmas idea. How to make christmas homemade jewelry from recycled parts; get expert tips and advice on tools and techniques for hand made jewelry in this free instructional video series. Part 1 of 26 - How to Make Homemade jewelry Gifts from recycled parts. Ma ...more