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How To : Turn old clothes into wine gift bags

Not sure what bottle of wine to get your wine-loving friend for their birthday? Don't sweat it. Get them a wine bag, and save money by making it yourself from old clothes!! Why spend money on wine gift bags when you can craft your own from stuff you already have in your closet ...more

How To : Turn old watch faces into a bracelet

Turn old watch faces into appealing bracelets by using an eco-friendly recycling technique. You Will Need * A jeweler’s pliers * Four jump rings * Several used watch faces * 3/8-inch-wide velvet ribbon * Scissors * Two choker clasps * A lobster clasp * A needle and thread (opt ...more

How To : Turn old bedsheets into shopping totes

Paper or plastic is a thing of the past; both options are equally terrible for the environment. With this tutorial, learn how to turn your old bed sheets into funky grocery tote bags. You will be the envy of everyone at the store with these adorable, homemade bags. You Will Ne ...more

How To : Turn old magazines into a coiled blanket

Have a bunch of old magazines sitting around the house you'd like to recycle? Use old magazines to make a cool basket that suits your more eco-friendly side. Learn how to make a coiled basket out of magazines with help from this how-to video. What you will need: • Old magazi ...more

How To : Turn old jeans into a skirt

Summer is just around the corner and those jeans that seemed perfect for winter aren't looking so hot. Put those jeans to use, and make your very own jean skirt. Grab a pair of scissors and a sewing machine and get started. Turn your old jeans into a cute skirt and embrace yo ...more

How To : Turn an old scarf into a purse with Threadbanger

In this tutorial, we learn how to turn an old scarf into a purse with Threadbanger. First, you will grab your old scarf and tie it at the ends, making a knot. After you have tied each of the ends, bring the opposite ends together and tie them together into a knot. After this, ...more

How To : Turn an old window into illuminated wall art

Check out this DIY video tutorial from Curbly, the best place to share pictures of your home, find design ideas, and get expert home-improvement advice. Well, if you have a thing about windows, especially barn sash windows, then you can pass this cool art design for your home ...more

How To : Turn your old t-shirt into a sexy racerback tank

Want to add a few new pieces to your closet for summer but don't have the cash? Look no further than your "clothes junk drawer". Recycle your old oversized tshirt and reconstruct it into a sexy racerback tank top with help from this DIY fashion tutorial. Get the look you want ...more

How To : Turn an old dress into a fashionable romper

Some dresses we just never get around to wearing. Like that hideous one our mom gave us with a decent tropical print but hemlines that go down to our ankles. Cute...if you live in the Pennsylvania Dutch Country. We're sure you probably have an ever accumulating stash of simila ...more

How To : Turn an old zipper into a flower decoration

Turn some old sewing basket leftovers into some fun and crafty creations! This tutorial shows you how to turn an old zipper into a trendy little flower. All you need, besides the zipper, is some needle and thread and some felt or heavy fabric to use as the base.

How To : Turn an Old Scanner into a Keyboard Light

Do-it-yourselfer Kipkay salvaged parts from an old parallel port scanner and made a flexible, super-bright light in this how-to video. The modification is done by extracting the lamp and running it through clear tubing. He mounted the new lamp above his keyboard for night typi ...more

How To : Turn an old shirt into a dress

We all have at least one shirt in our closet that we no longer wear, right? Well, it's time to clean house and instead of getting rid of your former prized possession, why not make it new again? In this tutorial, learn how to turn an old shirt into a stylish dress and rediscov ...more

How To : Turn an old door into a desk

Danny Lipford and Allen Lyle demonstrate how to turn an old door into a desk. First, remove the door hinges. Then, fill the biggest part of the voided hardware holes with wood and seal them with bonding adhesive. Don't leave too much excess bonding adhesive on the door or else ...more

How To : Turn an old book into a secret hiding place

Turn that dusty old tome into something you will actually use – a sneaky stash for your best stuff. You Will Need * A hardcover book * A paper clip * White craft glue * A foam brush * A spacer * A weight * A straightedge * A heavy-bladed craft knife or box cutter * Felt Step ...more

How To : Turn your old t-shirts into throw pillows

Turn your old t-shirts into pillow covers. You will need: Old T-shirts Cushion – 14” x 14” Ruler Rotary cutter or scissors Colored chalk to mark fabric • First, cut around the T-shirt. Then, cut the front of the T-shirt avoiding the neck and the sleeves. • Cut the top part o ...more

How To : Turn an old t-shirt into a sexy one-shoulder top

You know that pile of old t-shirts that you've accumulated over the years that you've never gotten around to wearing? Sure you could toss them over to the Salvation Army and call it a day, but why throw something away that you can turn into a wearable work of art? Take a gand ...more

How To : Turn an old t-shirt into a sexy top

Learn how to turn an old t-shirt into a sexy top. If you can sew a hem, you can transform one of your old tees into a cute strapless blouse. Step 1. Choose a T-shirt Select a T-shirt, bearing in mind that if you use a shirt with writing or a design, it will end up upside-dow ...more

How To : Turn your old jeans into a denim pouch

Don't throw out your old, worn out jeans - repurpose them! This video shows you how to take some of your old blue jeans and transform them into a useful, elegant and classy denim pouch. All you need are a few basic sewing supplies.

How To : Turn your old jeans into a rag rug

Collect all your old and worn jeans, then cut off the hems, cuffs and seams. Sew them all together onto a piece of backing fabric, and you have your own floor mat or rag rug. A great way to recycle old clothes.

How To : Turn an old WiFi router into a wireless repeater

In this clip, you'll learn how to boost your WiFi signal strength by building a wireless repeater from an old WiFi router. It's an easy process and this video presents a complete guide. For more information, including a full demonstration and detailed, step-by-step instruction ...more

How To : Turn your old hard drives into a RAID server

In this clip, you'll learn a trick for upcycling your old hard drives into a RAID server. It's an easy process and this video presents a complete guide. For more information, including a full demonstration and detailed, step-by-step instructions, watch this helpful home-comput ...more

How To : Turn an old plate into an eco-friendly flower vase

So, you broke a plate and are afraid you'll get in trouble? No worries! This tutorial is coming to the rescue! Turn that old plate into a very cool distressed flower vase. Everyone will be so distracted by your crafty creation, they won't even mind that you used Grandma's Chin ...more

How To : Turn your old backpack into a new fanny pack

Thread Banger and their friends at Ruffeo Hearts Lil Snotty show us how to transform our old backpack into a now hip (yes, they're hip again) fanny pack in just under two hours. With a disposable backpack, pattern weights, marking chalk, a zipper, seam ripper, scissors, a buck ...more

How To : Turn an old door into a small computer desk

This step by step tutorial will show you how an old door can be turned into a beautiful desk. Danny Lipford explains how an old door can be used to make a headboard, room divider or even as art. He then gives you basic instructions on revamping your door to become a desk. He s ...more

How To : Turn an old towel into shorts

To recycle an old towel into shorts, fold the towel and cut it into a short leg's length worth of fabric. Cut another piece into a short leg's length worth of fabric. Draw a curved seam on one edge. Stack the towels and pin them to hold the fabric in place. Cut out the seam on ...more

How To : Turn an old vinyl record into a bowl or platter

Seeing as record players are getting harder to find, here's something useful to do with your records, turn them into serving dishes! What you need to do is get some tin foil, oven safe dishes and of course records. Two different types of dishes can be made, a shallow plate-lik ...more

How To : Turn an old scarf into a halter top

Nothing to wear but have an old scarf hanging around? No problem! In a few easy steps you can transform that boring scarf into a cute, summery halter top! You Will Need • A long rectangular scarf or lightweight pashmina, approximately 63 inches long and 16 inches wide. Step ...more

How To : Turn your old toilet into a low flow model

Water is an important resource and it needs preservation. Older toilets suck up way more water than necessary, causing both high water bills and pain for the environment. Follow this tutorial, and learn how turn your old toilet into a newer low-flow model. You Will Need • ½-g ...more

How To : Turn an Old Android Device into a Security Camera

One of the best uses for an old Android device is to turn it into a security webcam that can be accessed over the internet. But most of the time, this is a rather difficult process, because existing apps usually require you to mess around with network settings and configure a ...more

How To : Turn an Old Android Phone into a Chromecast Remote

Considering how much smartphones cost in the first place, we're understandably reluctant to throw them out when we've bought a newer model. And this is probably the best practice, too, as there are many great uses for an old Android device. Don't Miss: Turn Your Old Android i ...more

How To : Turn doilies and an old scarf into a boho bib top

In this tutorial, Elizabeth shows you how to turn two old doilies and a cheap thrift store scarf into an adorable boho/hipster bib top. This top is cheap and easy to make and best of all.. it's no sew! No thread involved! You will love this style and this shirt will soon becom ...more

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