Category Archives: Re-use

Homemade DIY Wind Turbine!

These nice young folks in Ecuador have built their own homemade DIY wind turbine, looks awesome and what a great way to create energy!

We wanted to make a wind turbine from easy-to-find materials and using simple tools. The rationale for this is that the generator should be easily reproducible by anyone. This also meant making sure the Ecuadorians could find all the materials locally so they could easily remake it, should they want to (and they should!). Finally, we are not experts and do not have access to a super advanced machine shop, so keeping it simple (stupid) was the

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Mother’s Day Gift Idea – Recycled Can Tab Handbag!

For those of you seriously wondering what in the world you are going to buy your mom, take a look at this nifty handbag, all made from recycled can tabs.   I think this is a great way to raise awareness for people to re-use, re-cycle, and re-make.

“Keep tabs” on the environment while making a statement with this eye-catching Recycled Soda Can Tab Shoulder Bag conversation piece!  Artfully hand-crocheted using nylon thread and soda can tabs, our stylish “eco-chic” products takes recycling to the next level by raising awareness of environmental preservation.

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Beer Glasses Re-Blown into Stylish Glasses! [RECYCLE]

Check out these awesome array of beer glasses that have been given new life by being re-blown into stylish glass cups.  Pack of 6 glasses are about $60, way over-priced for me to consider buying one but still, this is great idea that a company is recycling bottles into works of art, re-usable stylish glasses.

I just love the way they shaped the glasses, so perfect for beer!

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Eco Hack – How to Recycle Pallet Boxes!

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If you’ve worked in a warehouse before (like me), you know how valuable pallets can be. (or maybe the opposite)  Pallets are not only great ways to move goods in our world, they contain a lot of wood, meaning they can be recycled into many things like a shoe holder???

Anyways, WebEcoist has a collection of Top 20 uses on how to recycle/re-make pallet boxes, take a lo

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Pallet Hack – How to Recycle Pallet into a Hanging Chair!

When I see DIYs like this one where the creator re-uses/recycles materials such as pallets, it brings a lot of joy into my life, simply because it’s so damn creative plus cuts down on our carbon footprint.

I have seen plenty of pallets in my life but here’s how you can recycle/re-make them into a really cool-lookin hanging chair, brilliant idea!

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Gutter Hack – How to Make a Gutterless Rain Barrel!

Here’s a great idea to collect free rain water if you don’t have a gutter on the edge of your roof.   The key component to this gutterless rain barrel is obviously the fact that you can basically collect “unlimited” amounts of rain water, just replace barrels when they are full.  Brilliant idea!

I wanted to share instructions on how to build a “drain barrel” for those of you who may not have gutters on your house (bear in mind that this is a construction project that requires a bit of creativity). This project is most useful for those of

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Wine Barrel Hack – How to Make a Wine Barrel Sink!

For those of you who love wine like me, you will want to see this awesome wine barrel hack involving turning it into a sink!

Not only is it fashionable and stylish for your home, this could be the ultimate utility room mod you can do. Besides all the good things you bring to the house, you will also be re-making, re-using, and recycling a wine barrel instead of throwing it away. #SaveEarth

Turn an ordinary wine barrel into both a functional and decorative sink for outdoor use. You can use a variety of sinks and faucets to achieve the look or budget you desire.

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Eco-DIY – How to Make a Computer Key Stool/Chair with Recycled Cardboard!

For those of you who want to create cheap, recycled stools/chairs for your entertainment room, here’s a good one, use recycled cardboards and spray paint them to make computer key stool/chair.  Simply brilliant!

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Recycled DIY Art using Old Skateboards!

Skateboards are probably one of the toughest built sports gear out there (and probably the reason why skaters like to throw them up in the air for no reason).  Haroshi, a skateboarder and artist in Japan, has devised a way to make some great art using old skateboards.  I would have to say these are indeed works of art, definitely check it out here.

“As a skater, I want to take responsibility of reusing skateboards when they were no longer useable,” Haroshi writes on his

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Eco DIY – How to Make a Tooth Brush Bracelet!

OMG!  This is so cool!  Just when I thought there was nothing you can do with an old plastic toothbrush, I see this great instructable on how to make a bracelet out of your old toothbrush!

How cool is that!  I can see all kinds of fashionistas wearing this everywhere in San Francisco and New York.

Hello, and welcome to the illustrated step-by-step process for making a toothbrush bracelet. This is a great way to reuse an item that you may have otherwise thrown out. In six simple steps you will turn your toothbrush into a one-of-a-kind fashion accessory!

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