TAG: Repurpose

Old Tubs With New Uses

Old Yoghurt Containers

Do you enjoy a nice cup of yogurt? Are you a fan of Greek or other style yogurt? If you answered the two previous questions then we are sure that you probably recycle plenty of yogurt containers per year. What if we told you there is a bunch of ingenious ways to reuse them? Below are a few dandy ways to reuse those containers before just tossing them away. Small yogurt containers make great popsicle molds. Just wash them out and freeze whatever you would like on a hot summer day. You can also freeze the yogurt in them for… read more

Phone Books Reinvented

Phone Books Reinvented

Even though the internet is widely used today, I still receive telephone books on my doorstep from time to time. One would think with all the technology at our disposal these would no longer be printed. If you do happen to end up with one on your doorstep here is a few inventive ideas on how to repurpose them rather than tossing them into the recycling bin. Paper bows and gift wrapping look pretty neat when used from old phone books. There are many DIY tutorials on the net showing the many ways to create inventive décor for your presents…. read more

All Grown Up? But What About All This Stuff?

Repurposing Baby Items

If you have had a new one enter the household, you are probably aware of how fast they tend to grow out of things. From baby gear to clothes, the time spent in them can be short-lived. Often baby’s things can be reused in a different way to extend their life and usefulness. For instance, everyday necessities like baby wipe containers can be turned into nifty organizational tools that can be labeled and easily cleaned off. Whether round or rectangular shaped, they can be repurposed to fit where they are needed. Using them as portable carriers for pencils, paper, stickers… read more

Bicycled Project Creates Recycled Bikes from Old Cars

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Cars are incredibly useful to our modern lives, but they also happen to be polluting resource hogs with limited life spans, and in our quest for a greener world, it would be great if they could be repurposed as a cleaner mode of transportation. At the end of its life, an automobile can be parted out, crushed and recycled, or used as lawn art (hey, it happens). But a better way to use some of them might be to turn them into bicycles, as the Bicycled project aims to do. The brainchild of a Spanish creative firm, LOLA Madrid, the… read more

Homemade Candles

Homemade Candles

Candlelight emits a relaxing glow, but store bought candles can be expensive. They can also have an overpowering scent or be laden with toxins that can be released into the air when burned. Making your own candles allows control over the ingredients, scent and presentation. There are some general techniques for candle crafting. Container candles basically involve melting the wax and slowly pouring it into a heat safe container. Candles made in molds require a bit more effort, especially when applying advanced techniques, but it is a skill worth learning. Hand dipped candles take some time to complete but can… read more

Green Resolutions

2013 Green Resolutions

Many people vow to begin a new year with reformed behaviors. Months, or maybe even weeks into a different year however, well intended resolutions may get put on the backburner. Adding more sustainable behaviors is good resolve no matter when, but the start of a purported clean slate in time often lends to increased motivation. Integrating simple solutions throughout the year is essentially best when it comes to sticking to a plan. According to Bill Petro the history of making resolutions on New Year’s day began in Babylonian times. They had New Year’s festivities in March, but the Romans changed the custom… read more