Category Archives: Re-use

Garden DIY – How to Make a Wine Bottle Moss Garden!

It seems that more and more people these days have decided to re-use, recycle, and re-make cool artistic objects.  Today’s subject is on how to make a wine bottle moss garden using your empty wine bottles and moss collected from your nearest forest.  I think this is a great idea as you can keep most of that moss contained in the wine bottle while the moss will keep growing nicely.

So I did my best to replicate her art using my own medium: wine. My five-year-old son and I went into the woods

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Inkjet DIY – How to Make a Self-Filling Inkjet System for Your Inkjet Printer!

One thing I don’t like about inkjet printer companies such as HP (although I love their products) is that ink itself can be more costly than the printer itself.  No matter what, HP isn’t going to make a self-filling inkjet system as it’s going to take a big bite out of their ink sales.

Don’t worry though, there’s a step-by-step guide you can follow to accomplish this so you never have to buy new ink ever!

It beats me why CIS systems are so expensive, the ozi exchange doesn’t

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Boat DIY – How to Make a Boat With an Old Mattress (or Box Springs)!

For those of you who live in areas where flooding or even tsunami is quite possible, you might want to learn how to make a boat with an old mattress so you will always have something to float on when disaster strikes.  I think this should really be titled, “box springs” as mattresses actually don’t come with wood in it.   Of course, if you bought one of these high-tech box springs, you probably wouldn’t be able to make this boat.

Boy, these are the ideas that set geniuses from regular ol’

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Wedding DIY – How to Make Recycled DIY Tin Can Numbers!

One of my best friends is getting married this weekend, here’s a cool wedding DIY that reminds me that a lot of stuff for wedding can be recycled, painted, drilled, and save lots of money including these recycled DIY tin can numbers.

Jillian came up with this super cute table number idea after dinner at a restaurant that had something similar on their tables. Such an excellent way to make cute, but inexpensive (and recycled!) numbers for your tables. Plus they glow and we all know that you positively cannot have too much candle light on a dinner table.

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Solar DIY – How to Build a Solar Cooling System for the Summer!

Solar systems have been appearing everywhere these days including the new Prius which practically cools itself while parked out in the sun.  Well, this technology isn’t so hard to understand or apply, simply get some solar panels and hook it up to a cooling device.

Okay, maybe it’s not that easy but here’s a great DIY that shows you how to do that.

This instructable will tell you how I went about building a 12v Solar setup to run my Air Cooler during our hot Summer and a 12v 120 litre Fridge/

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Garden DIY – How to Make a Bird House with Satellite Dish!

I have seen plenty old satellite dishes just waiting to get dumped, here’s a great way to re-use the dish for your neighbor birds as a bird house.

Have you ever wondered how many unused satellite dishes are floating around aimlessly out there? After being disconnected, they seem to have no apparent function other than occupying valuable storage space and being mostly ugly? The object of this exercise is to offer a simple way to make an environmentally friendly use of one of the thousands of satellite dishes that have found their way into the landfills, attics and garages of tho

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Scottish DIY – How to Make a Bagpipe out of a Garbage Bag!

If you are hardcore Scottish, you might be interested to know that you can make a bag pipe out of a garbage bag, now you can afford to practice without paying for the real price.

This instructable is how to make a simple bagpipe like instrument out of basic household materials. Granted, it does not sound all too much like a bagpipe, but it works similarly and is fun to mess around with.

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Fish Tank DIY – How to Make a CRT Aquarium!

Here’s a genius idea for your fish, an aquarium made out of on old CRT monitor!  Instead of throwing those heavy bastards away, now you can recycle them into nice, stylish homes for your lovable fish.

Talk about a great screen saver! I’ve been wanting to do this build for a while now. Just about every time I see and old CRT computer monitor by the side of the road on trash day I think to myself …that would sure make a cool looking fish tank. So here is my first attempt at turning and old computer monitor into a fish tank.

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Eco Friendly Hammock Made From Seatbelts!

Here’s a more brilliant idea for re-using and keeping our mother earth safer, an “eco” hammock made from recycled seatbelts!  Now, this one will cost you $585 but I am already getting some good ideas on what to do with old seatbelts I bought at my local flea market…

Don’t need a hammock?  Try these pillows made from recycled seatb

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DIY Dynamic Hand Powered Lamp!

Here’s a nifty idea for future reading lamps, a dynamic hand-powered lamp that is completely driven by the energy generated by your hand, kinetic they call it.

Really cool, great idea!

Karin Johansson’s lamp is a wonderful and eco-friendly concept that uses the globe of the earth as your source of light and the kinetic energy of your hands as the source of power. A dynamo placed inside the globe converts the kinetic energy to light, when y

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