Apr 27, 2012 | Post by: janine rose
I honestly never knew you could make pants for tiny humans out of socks. Check out a few fun, fashionable and functional upcycled sock tutorials!
Baby Sock Rabbit Tutorial
via Miaou Crafts
Transform socks into warmers
via Tip Junkie
Sock Trousers Tutorial
via we upcycle
No-Sew Camera Sleeves with Recycled Socks
Apr 10, 2012 | Post by: janine rose
Mar 27, 2012 | Post by: janine rose
Every time I go to the thrift store I see so many great patterned ties. My Dad also has some old ties that are not getting any use and thanks to the ideas below, I may be raiding his closet. Need some upcycled tie inspiration? Check out a few of my favorites below.
DIY Old Tie via Brown Bobbin
Recycled Necktie Wristlet via TearfulTouch
Upcycled Tie Necklace Tutorial via Crazy Wonderful
Vintage Tie Dog Collar via thwap
Mar 11, 2012 | Post by: janine rose
I have been looking for a way to hold and display my jewelry that was both beautiful and functional. Right now, I have all of my jewelry tangled up in an ugly box and it just isn't working out for me or them. After doing a little research, I found so many different ideas that now I can't decide what I should do! You can find many of these items in your closet, at thrift stores, flea markets, eBay, Etsy or just right of outside of your home. Below are some of my favorites. I think I need some more jewelry...
Jewelry Organizer via Tonya Stabb
Branching Out: Easy Jewelry Holder Tutorial via shirin,handmade.
DIY Necklace Holder via Visibly Moved
DIY Recyled Goodness via pink + blue
Jewelry Display Frames Pottery Barn Knockoff via Cat on a Limb
DIY Jewelry Organizer via sophisticated pie
Jewelry Display from a Rake via Sarahndipities
Repurposed Wooden clothes hangers via Household 6 Diva
Mar 08, 2012 | Post by: janine rose
How many pairs of jeans do you own that are too old or don't fit? I know I have quite a few. What to do with those old jeans? Well, there are many options. You can make them into something new or you can donate them to the fantastic organization, Cotton.From Blue to Green. They take your old denim and turn it into insulation for houses built for Habitat for Humanity. Check out a few of my favorite denim rehabs below!
Denim Sunburst Textile Art via Belrossa
Upcycled Jeans Card Wallet via BlueDoorShoppe
Blue Denim Clutch via SaraAnneDesigns
Feb 29, 2012 | Post by: janine rose
Let's face it, stylish, fun and colorful rugs are ridiculously expensive. I have a boring plain rug I bought from IKEA years ago, little did I know with some inspiration, imagination and some paint, I could have a high-end looking one of a kind rug!
So take that boring rug or piece of plywood (how cool?!), go to your local flooring store for some highly discounted remnants, or check the thrift store and craigslist and get to painting your rugs! Check out the following for some great DIY painted rug ideas.
Stenciled Circle Rug Tutorial via tatertots & jello
An Ikea Rug Makeover via a little bite of everything
Painted Striped Rug via jandjhome
DIY Chevron Rug via Cape27
Plywood Rug via Sugar Bee Crafts
Pink Geometric Painted Rug via adventures of an almost 40 year old intern
Adventures in Rug Painting via BirdHouse
Renew a Rug via La Factoria Plastica
Feb 22, 2012 | Post by: janine rose
Some very dear friends of mine have traveled and lived out in Taos, New Mexico learning how to build these amazing homes known as Earthships for Earthship Biotecture
. These beautiful and sustainable homes are made out of everyday materials such as tires, glass bottles, recycled cans as well as organic materials. Earthships can be built in any part of the world, in any climate and still provide you with what you need to survive, with 'modern' amenities, if desired. They have even traveled to Haiti in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake to teach the locals how to build Earthships in their communities.
What is an EarthShip?
An earthship is a type of passive solar house made of natural and recycled materials. Designed and marketed by Earthship Biotecture of Taos, New Mexico, the homes are primarily constructed to work as autonomous buildings and are generally made of earth-filled tires, using thermal mass construction to naturally regulate indoor temperature. They also usually have their own special natural ventilation system. Earthships are generally Off-the-grid homes, minimizing their reliance on public utilities and fossil fuels. Earthships are built to utilize the available local resources, especially energy from the sun. For example, windows on sun-facing walls admit lighting and heating, and the buildings are often horseshoe-shaped to maximize natural light and solar-gain during winter months. The thick, dense inner walls provide thermal mass that naturally regulates the interior temperature during both cold and hot outside temperatures.
For more information on getting involved with this fanstastic organization, to join their academy, to rent an Earthship or get more information on buying one, visit http://earthship.com/
Feb 10, 2012 | Post by: janine rose
Sometimes what we need for inspiration may be right in our backyard (or in the park down the street). I love the simplicity and beauty of these nature inspired DIYs. Don't have any pinecones around you? This may or may not surprise you, but eBay
d.i.y candle holder tutorial
via fossil.life.style blog
Framed Vintage Necklace Wall Holder
yarn wrapped twig tutorial
via aesthetic outburst
Tree Branch Decorations
via Family Chic
Feb 09, 2012 | Post by: janine rose
I adore this Silhouette Wall Art Tutorial from Lowes
! I love the raw pattern of the plywood inside the outline of the silhouette. It would even be fun to try different surface mediums for different effects. Or you could stain the piece before you paint the outer part, the possibilities are really endless. So grab a loved one, a pet, even a stuffed animal and take their photo and try this!
Feb 01, 2012 | Post by: janine rose
Every time I buy paint, I end up taking a ridiculous amount of paint chips to the point I feel like I am stealing.
If you happen to have some stashed, great! If not...while I don't condone theft, next time you are at your hardware store, pick up some of these bad boys and see what you can create!
Pantone Chip Wall via unstitched
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