Here's last-minute idea for your loved one New Year gift: cut your photo into a circle, attach it to CD with double face tape. Now, cover the back of the CD with sticky back felt. Use tacky glue to secure it into a slot in base.
Archives for December 2009
On: Monday, December 28, 2009
This one is truly a New Year project. Here's an inspiration and a challenge for you: throw a 80s-style party for this New Year's Eve.
This CD disco ball will be a great fit. Just grab your (maybe also your friends') old unloved CDs, cut them to pieces and glue around a sphere.
On: Sunday, December 27, 2009
I am sure when your plastic card expires, you can't bring yourself into trashing it: maybe for good memories or because it looks cool.
Anyway, here's good news for you: you don't have to. Cut it into pieces and create a cool mosaic which you can then use to decorate a photo frame.
On: Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Remember that nice lamp made of negatives? This project is even cooler!
This is another way to take advantage of old negatives you already don't remember how to use: create stylish bracelets.
On: Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Ok, today's project seems to take some serious effort. And it looks like it doesn't have too many uses but it is still fun!
Imagine how much you and your kids may enjoy the process of folding and then arranging and gluing magazine pages.
On: Monday, December 21, 2009
Most of us have plenty of used empty plastic bottles at home: some of them can be spent on these cool plastic boxes, others (if you have many) - on this plastic bottle chair and if you still have some, consider this cool spheric lamp.
Empty, unlabeled plastic drink bottles create a burst of light and refraction. Besides, you can control the color of light by choosing different colors.
On: Sunday, December 20, 2009
Can't wait to enjoy your Christmas celebrations? Do you love when there's plenty of light? Then this cool idea is right for you: Christmas LED lights in a bottle! Isn't it cool?
On: Friday, December 18, 2009
We've seen quite a few lights in plastic so far: remember a nice plastic cups chandelier and a cool drinking straw lamp? And today we are offering another nice plastic lamp.
On: Thursday, December 17, 2009
The concept covered in this DIY project is similar to the one we already shared here: a magazine rack. These stools are no more than just tightly rolled newspapers but surprisingly they do look cool!
On: Wednesday, December 16, 2009
This beautiful chandelier will make a great blend to the previously shared DIY project: wine bottle hanging lamp. And it looks not really hard to creat too!
On: Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Plastics looks cool as light fixture due to amazing light effects it creates (we've already seen how plastic cups can be turned into beautiful chandeliers). The only thing to be aware of is that the heat the light produces may burn out the plastic so you'd better use LED lights. But for sure, this always looks cool!
On: Monday, December 14, 2009
I am honestly not sure how if this chair is comfortable or solid enough but its other benefits are obvious: (1) it must have a relaxing messaging effect (just like plastic bottle chair and tennis ball chair we've seen before) and (2) it is sure to appeal to your friends who come to visit!
On: Sunday, December 13, 2009
This cool candle holders will take you no more than a few seconds to create: take a couple of old CDs, put them in a microwave oven for some time (no more than a couple of seconds) and add nice candles.
This tip can come quite in handy for the holidays: easy and fun!
On: Saturday, December 12, 2009
Need some more geeky design elements in your interior or just can't seem to find a way to take advantage of old CDs?
Here's a cool idea to turn your used CD into a cool modern design element.
On: Thursday, December 10, 2009
Well, if you don't feel like using a CD spindle as a tissue paper holder and dispenser, here's a better way to reuse it: create a CD spindle lamp!
Here's a detailed instruction which is really easy to follow!
On: Wednesday, December 9, 2009
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On: Monday, December 7, 2009
On: Sunday, December 6, 2009
If, by any chance, you have so many plastic drinking straws that you still have some after you have built a drinking straw chair and a drinking straw floor lamp, this drinking straw table lamp should be on your to-do list.
The light coming through plastic tubes creates an amazing effect that you will love:
On: Saturday, December 5, 2009
Having trouble eating with chopsticks but love Chinese cuisine? Here's a great and genius tip for you: recycle the clothes peg into a holder for your chopsticks!
Now it is fun and easy! You are sure to eat faster than your friends!
On: Thursday, December 3, 2009
1. Recycle a CD case into a garden cloche: it works like a mini greenhouse by offering climate control to help get new seedlings off to a good start.
2. Build a greenhouse of plastic bottles: if the above one is like a mini greenhouse, this is a real-life DIY greenhouse:
3. Recycled wine bottle torch:
On: Wednesday, December 2, 2009
I have no idea how much sand one needs to make that, say, a one-hour timer, or how to find that out but the watch seems cool, doesn't it?
I imagine playing with various bottle and sand colors, you can create a cool interior decor element...
On: Tuesday, December 1, 2009
OK, after creating a keyboard necklace and a keyboard bag, a keyboard belt is what you just must have for the full picture.
I am sure your friends will gladly share their old keyboards with you in exchange for the idea! (As, I am sure, you are running out of used keyboards by now).