From Package to Container

Crafts & Projects

From Package to Container

0 Comments 19 April 2010

Everyday packaging can be repurposed into a variety of helpful containers. When shopping, always keep in mind what you could use to repurpose in to items you need around the house. Continue Reading

The Whole Kitten Caboodles

Shopping, Tips

The Whole Kitten Caboodles

0 Comments 18 April 2010

Caboodle corrugated cat condos are made from 40% recycled material and is 100% recyclable, and you can doodle on your kitten Caboodle. Buy one or use these as inspiration for your own DIY cardboard kitty condos. Continue Reading

Carboard Cat Scratchers

Crafts & Projects

Carboard Cat Scratchers

0 Comments 16 April 2010

Why pay for cardboard cat scratchers? Repurpose old boxes into your own homemade catscratcher. Continue Reading

HGTV Green Home

News & Issues

HGTV Green Home

0 Comments 14 April 2010

The third-annual HGTV Green Home sweepstakes is underway. In addition to highlighting ways to construct homes with a green focus, the Plymoth, Mass., home also offers up inspiration on ways to incorporate repurposed items into your home decor. Continue Reading

Step-by-step plastic fusing

Crafts & Projects

Step-by-step plastic fusing

0 Comments 14 April 2010

Plastic bag recycling centers have popped up at stores across the country, but the plastic bag recycling process still isn’t terribly efficient. Before carting bags off for recycling consider fusing them to create plastic fabric, which can be used like traditional fabric. Continue Reading

Papier Mache Taxidermy

Shopping

Papier Mache Taxidermy

0 Comments 06 April 2010

Enjoy these papier mache animal heads without having to brave the jungle. These zebra and rhino heads are sculpted from layered repurposed cement bags. Papier mached pages from French books are used for the animals’ skins. $68

The Doily News

Shopping

The Doily News

0 Comments 06 April 2010

These doilies from Veer.com are made out of repurposed unsold newspapers. Buy a pack of 100 doilies to spice up your tea plates, or invest in a decorative punch to and use them as inspiration to make your own doilies out of unneeded papers and magazines. $10

Huntless Animal Heads

Shopping

Huntless Animal Heads

0 Comments 05 April 2010

Love the look of wall-mounted animal heads, but can’t bear to look them in the eye? Try this range of 3-d animal heads made from recycled cardboard. Continue Reading

Veer Typographic Mobile

Shopping

Veer Typographic Mobile

0 Comments 05 April 2010

For typography fans, check out these mobiles from Veer.com. These are laser cut from recycled back card, with pops of color added using repurposed Veer marketing press sheets. $49

Repurposing Menswear

In the Press

Repurposing Menswear

2 Comments 05 April 2010

Check out the March 2010 issue of Martha Stewart Living for an excellent article on repurposing old menswear items. Continue Reading

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Added on 19 April 2010

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University of Oregon student Ruby Sprengle has started a project to create tarps out of plastic bags for those without shelter in Haiti. Watch this video to learn how to make your own tarp contribution, and visit The Utility Quilt for more information.

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