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Welcome back for another Monday round-up of goodies!

I am in awe of all the creative and BEAUTIFUL ways people think of reusing.  I found a variety of interesting re-use projects and inspirations that will have you sifting through your unused junk.  Some of these projects are more purposeful while some are just meant to be pieces of art.
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Step 1: Re-Purpose

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Mount your old ladder on the wall and stack your books!  Bring the workshop indoors with this ladder bookshelf.  I found this via Dude Craft - a totally cool blog (I love the name!).
Decorate a Christmas tree, mobile or bedroom with these aluminum can ornaments.  Make them into cute animals or make them super small to use as charms on a bracelet.

Step 2: Random Crafting

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I love to recreate expensive accessories and jewelry for an affordable price.  Studs and Pearls made this cool Gem and Chain Ring modeled after the Harrison Ring by Dannijo
Add some flair to your room with painted and beaded light bulbs.  Perfect for a childs room or your crafty workspace. 

Step 3: Technology

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This Trace of Time clock is a unique way of planning out your day. Notes are written on the glass surface of the clock with a dry erase marker and are erased by the hour hand as time passes.

found via make

Step 4: Unique Re-Use Inspiration

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Insect Lab combines real insect specimens with antique watch parts and other technological components to create these sci-fi critters.

Jason showed me these and I thought they were beautiful! The beetles and butterflies are my favorite.
Hubcap Creatures designed by Ptolemy are made from found hubcaps and other recycled metals.  These gorgeous sculptures prove that beautiful art can be made from unwanted trash.
chicopluma3 years ago
wow some are really impresive
Kryptonite4 years ago
Nice round up! You always find amazing stuff.

Those leaves are amazing, it seems hard to believe those veins were done with a nail!