Instructables: exploring - living - green - recycled http://www.instructables.com Sat, 25 Oct 2014 05:55:36 PDT BLOX v1.01 Cardboard Desk http://www.instructables.com/id/Cardboard-Desk/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FBN/73MZ/HPT9246J/FBN73MZHPT9246J.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBN/73MZ/HPT9246J/FBN73MZHPT9246J.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBN/73MZ/HPT9246J/FBN73MZHPT9246J.SMALL.jpg 386Cadet This is my cardboard desk I made from 2 boxes The top thing that looks like a slot is a drawer. The bottom compartment is, well, a compartment The very bottom cut out is a place for your feet. I glued 2 boxes together. This is my first instructable.
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Sun, 29 Dec 2013 22:20:02 PST
Sweet Cherry Pie - a recycled candle project for Pi Day. http://www.instructables.com/id/Sweet-Cherry-Pie-a-recycled-candle-project-for-P/
Sweet Cherry Pie - a recycled candle project for Pi Day. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCB/17LG/HEBNH7QW/FCB17LGHEBNH7QW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCB/17LG/HEBNH7QW/FCB17LGHEBNH7QW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCB/17LG/HEBNH7QW/FCB17LGHEBNH7QW.SMALL.jpg fawnandfable This Pi Day make yourself a pie you can enjoy for weeks! I know it sounds too good to be true, but this eco-friendly little project is sure to satisfy any pie craving. To make this recycled candle, you will need: + Candle stubs + A wick (I love wooden wicks, they make such a nice warm crackling sou...
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Sun, 17 Mar 2013 16:17:22 PDT
Recycled Garden Hose Basket http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycled-Water-Hose-Basket/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FSI/1DEF/HBXWRFOI/FSI1DEFHBXWRFOI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSI/1DEF/HBXWRFOI/FSI1DEFHBXWRFOI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSI/1DEF/HBXWRFOI/FSI1DEFHBXWRFOI.SMALL.jpg DeandrasCrafts The background story of this hose basket is one of DETERMINATION.  Really.  I had to finish this project.  Maybe some of you can relate.... It started out as a Pinterest pin, such a cool idea to reuse an old (or new I suppose) garden hose that would have ended up in the landfill. The pin ended up b...
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Tue, 15 Jan 2013 13:53:16 PST
Shopping bag from plastic shopping bags http://www.instructables.com/id/Shopping-bag-from-plastic-shopping-bags/
Shopping bag from plastic shopping bags - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FU3/A9JL/H5405XWN/FU3A9JLH5405XWN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU3/A9JL/H5405XWN/FU3A9JLH5405XWN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU3/A9JL/H5405XWN/FU3A9JLH5405XWN.SMALL.jpg dezine Just finished my new plastic shopping bag made from old plastic shopping bags! I recently posted a project on my website (Home-Dzine.co.za) using my DIY super-large crochet hook and the whole idea behind designing the hook was to be able to make a shopping bag with plastic bags. Well, it's done and ...
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Fri, 27 Jul 2012 08:24:35 PDT
RECYCLED Burlap Bag Apron http://www.instructables.com/id/RECYCLED-Burlap-Bag-Apron/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FMA/AK2C/H337KE4P/FMAAK2CH337KE4P.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMA/AK2C/H337KE4P/FMAAK2CH337KE4P.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMA/AK2C/H337KE4P/FMAAK2CH337KE4P.SMALL.jpg Suzy Homefaker The idea of making use of empty feed sacks has been around since the early 1800s and is still a viable source of inexpensive and durable material. The material used in feed sacks has changed as many things that were once packaged in cloth bags are now being placed in heavy duty paper or plastic. But...
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Sun, 10 Jun 2012 21:17:43 PDT
Recycled Magazine Pages Bowl http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycled-Magazine-Pages-Bowl/
Recycled Magazine Pages Bowl - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F96/GAQP/H17MCQOA/F96GAQPH17MCQOA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F96/GAQP/H17MCQOA/F96GAQPH17MCQOA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F96/GAQP/H17MCQOA/F96GAQPH17MCQOA.SMALL.jpg DeandrasCrafts One rainy Saturday, my kids were getting sick of watching TV and my 6-year old son asked me if we could make a craft. I had recently gone through a few of my craft magazines and stumbled on a very brief set of instructions on how to make an “earth day magazine bowl.”  The original design for this w...
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Thu, 19 Apr 2012 11:42:21 PDT
The recycled colorful dress http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Go-Green-recycled-dress/
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Sun, 15 Apr 2012 15:08:54 PDT
office cable binder from straw http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-Spiral-Cable-Binder/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F0U/WWPS/GX82ORXR/F0UWWPSGX82ORXR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0U/WWPS/GX82ORXR/F0UWWPSGX82ORXR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0U/WWPS/GX82ORXR/F0UWWPSGX82ORXR.SMALL.jpg layasera All you need are your used straws (preferably cleaned) and your scissors. Starting from the tip or base, cut the straw continuously in a diagonal manner until you reach the other end and voila a free spiral cable binder that works the same with those store bought spiral binders. Note: You need to ...
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Mon, 9 Jan 2012 23:34:46 PST
Recycled coin purse http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycled-coin-purse/
Recycled coin purse - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKR/MX50/GVEI9G0B/FKRMX50GVEI9G0B.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKR/MX50/GVEI9G0B/FKRMX50GVEI9G0B.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKR/MX50/GVEI9G0B/FKRMX50GVEI9G0B.SMALL.jpg tiphaine This is a recycled coin purse and I will show you how to make it. Equipment :  - a milk or juice carton - a pencil - a ruler - scissors - electrical tape - double sided tape - adhesive Velcro Flatten a juice carton and cut the ends. Divide the juice carton into three parts using a ruler an...
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Tue, 29 Nov 2011 01:19:31 PST
Recycled Napkins with Canister http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycled-Napkins-with-Canister/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F8P/UNTU/GSILY4XT/F8PUNTUGSILY4XT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8P/UNTU/GSILY4XT/F8PUNTUGSILY4XT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8P/UNTU/GSILY4XT/F8PUNTUGSILY4XT.SMALL.jpg badart Recycled Napkins with Canister Materials Cardboard cylinder (Grit or Oatmeal box) T-shirts sheets, other fabric Map, Craft paper or Contact paper Glue, gel medium Scissors, box cutter, exacto Cut map to fit can. Use paper from cylinder for pattern, be sure to over lap edges.  Glue on’ pay special a...
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Tue, 13 Sep 2011 07:28:58 PDT
Upcycled CD Mood Light - Quick and Easy http://www.instructables.com/id/Upcycled-CD-Mood-Light-Quick-and-Easy/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FSY/1NSF/GKLJ6A0O/FSY1NSFGKLJ6A0O.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSY/1NSF/GKLJ6A0O/FSY1NSFGKLJ6A0O.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSY/1NSF/GKLJ6A0O/FSY1NSFGKLJ6A0O.SMALL.jpg whynotnow? Many of us have old CD's laying around and hate to just throw them away. This is just one of probably a thousand ideas for using them. I had some LED's and button batteries in my "stash" and tons of CD's...and this is what I came up with. This project might take 15 minutes...at the MOST! Enjoy!
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Mon, 28 Feb 2011 07:03:40 PST
Sweater/Coat rack storage for small spaces http://www.instructables.com/id/SweaterCoat-rack-storage-for-small-spaces/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FM5/P4L3/GK3TOGK4/FM5P4L3GK3TOGK4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM5/P4L3/GK3TOGK4/FM5P4L3GK3TOGK4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM5/P4L3/GK3TOGK4/FM5P4L3GK3TOGK4.SMALL.jpg paintphone Simply made from 3/4 X 1 1/2 stock wood. The ends off bunggie cords was used as a hook with a spring look,  Drilled in on the side with some washers to disperce  the wieght bolted to the wall with Toggle anchors for drywall.
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Tue, 15 Feb 2011 21:39:49 PST
Black Hairy Scary Spider http://www.instructables.com/id/Green-Hairy-Scary-Spider/
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Sun, 3 Oct 2010 19:50:47 PDT
indestructible RECYCLING CHUTE http://www.instructables.com/id/RECYCLING-CHUTE/
indestructible RECYCLING CHUTE - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FY2/L1ND/G8LWOJ9C/FY2L1NDG8LWOJ9C.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY2/L1ND/G8LWOJ9C/FY2L1NDG8LWOJ9C.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY2/L1ND/G8LWOJ9C/FY2L1NDG8LWOJ9C.SMALL.jpg THE GOOSE After you have slammed back a ice cold instructables indestructible ENERGY DRINK, it's time to recycle. This is a way to send your recyclables to the basement. It's inexpensive and not too hard to do depending on what you have to cut through. And if you have a small kitchen and have room in your bas...
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Tue, 27 Apr 2010 19:17:57 PDT
Linen basket with recycled materials 0 cost http://www.instructables.com/id/Linen-basket-with-recycled-materials-0-cost/
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Wed, 17 Mar 2010 17:11:30 PDT
Recycled Juice Pouch Lunch Bag http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycled-Juice-Pouch-Lunch-Bag/
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Wed, 19 Aug 2009 11:35:36 PDT
Coreiture http://www.instructables.com/id/Coreiture/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FDT/M5WO/FY5WRLLL/FDTM5WOFY5WRLLL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDT/M5WO/FY5WRLLL/FDTM5WOFY5WRLLL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDT/M5WO/FY5WRLLL/FDTM5WOFY5WRLLL.SMALL.jpg elax These are photos of furniture I made using recycled cardboard core tubes. I salvaged these cores from the graphics department at the design agency I work for. More at coreiture.com. Enjoy!
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Tue, 11 Aug 2009 09:07:16 PDT
Recycled 2 Liter Green House http://www.instructables.com/id/2-Liter-Green-House/
Recycled 2 Liter Green House - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNC/M9DH/FWBNISSZ/FNCM9DHFWBNISSZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNC/M9DH/FWBNISSZ/FNCM9DHFWBNISSZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNC/M9DH/FWBNISSZ/FNCM9DHFWBNISSZ.SMALL.jpg Soodime Make an awesome little green house out of a 2 liter bottle or water bottle! Items You really don't need much, just:2 liter bottle, or water bottleseeds, (obviously you cant plant an orange tree in this, so something small.)knife, or scissors.potting soilwatercotton cloth, or even cotton string. ...
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Sat, 27 Jun 2009 11:17:21 PDT
MINI-MUFFIN CRAYONS... A New Life for Broken Crayons! http://www.instructables.com/id/MINI-MUFFIN-CRAYONS-A-New-Life-for-Broken-Crayo/
MINI-MUFFIN CRAYONS... A New Life for Broken Crayons! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0B/L00Q/FW39L9YD/F0BL00QFW39L9YD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0B/L00Q/FW39L9YD/F0BL00QFW39L9YD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0B/L00Q/FW39L9YD/F0BL00QFW39L9YD.SMALL.jpg AlwaysAllTheTimeCrafting ''''Broken crayons?!? Don't throw them away...MAKE OLD CRAYONS-NEW AGAIN! Up-cycle your broken crayons into MINI-MUFFIN SIZED CRAYONS. You will love the tie-dyed look and your young artists will love the mini-disc size---just right for small hands! 'Package in clear plastic bags and tie with a ri...
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Thu, 18 Jun 2009 14:08:22 PDT
Recycled Material Composition Book http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycled-Material-Composition-Book/
Recycled Material Composition Book - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FL8/E39C/FSUUXP7U/FL8E39CFSUUXP7U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL8/E39C/FSUUXP7U/FL8E39CFSUUXP7U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL8/E39C/FSUUXP7U/FL8E39CFSUUXP7U.SMALL.jpg phalanx447 As a college student studying engineering, I burn through a lot of paper. A whole ream of the stuff would be used up entirely on a fairly regular basis because of the nature of my homework, and the amount of diagrams they involve. To cut back on the amount of paper I use, I began to use scrap paper ...
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Tue, 31 Mar 2009 22:25:42 PDT
Totally Recycled NOTEBOOK http://www.instructables.com/id/Totally-Recycled-NOTEBOOK/
Totally Recycled NOTEBOOK - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2J/JR54/FGMZ67LD/F2JJR54FGMZ67LD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2J/JR54/FGMZ67LD/F2JJR54FGMZ67LD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2J/JR54/FGMZ67LD/F2JJR54FGMZ67LD.SMALL.jpg greensteam In this instructable I will show you how to make a notebook out of stuff from your recycling bin. Totally free of cost. What you will need For the pages: Waste paper that has been used on one side only or used envelopes. For the covers: Milk bottles, car/truck inner tubes, or corrugated plastic ...
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Sun, 25 May 2008 06:32:21 PDT
Recycled Denim Shopping Bag http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycled-Denim-Shopping-Bag/
Recycled Denim Shopping Bag - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTG/F1FQ/FF78LZCH/FTGF1FQFF78LZCH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTG/F1FQ/FF78LZCH/FTGF1FQFF78LZCH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTG/F1FQ/FF78LZCH/FTGF1FQFF78LZCH.SMALL.jpg weiblen.c Save the world - one pair of jeans at a time.Take your old jeans out of the closet and turn them into a useful shopping bag! Lets face it, we all have a favorite pair of jeans that won't fit anymore, but we'll never throw them away. Simultaneously, we use hundreds of disposable plastic shopping ba...
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Fri, 18 Apr 2008 18:05:35 PDT
ReWrap - recycled wrapping paper and bow from scrap paper http://www.instructables.com/id/ReWrap---recycled-wrapping-paper-and-bow-from-scra/
ReWrap - recycled wrapping paper and bow from scrap paper - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8M/ALZD/FB7FYP6B/F8MALZDFB7FYP6B.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8M/ALZD/FB7FYP6B/F8MALZDFB7FYP6B.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8M/ALZD/FB7FYP6B/F8MALZDFB7FYP6B.SMALL.jpg tiffanytomato Turn scrap paper into wrapping paper in a few easy steps. You can use almost anything for the scrap paper - like pages from a book of sheet music, comics books, maps, and more. There's no need wrap gifts with new paper. The wrap can even be a slight hint to what's inside. And better yet - maybe the ...
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Mon, 14 Jan 2008 21:10:55 PST
Recycled Christmas Tree http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycled-Christmas-Tree/
Recycled Christmas Tree - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJT/H83L/FAKWQ7M9/FJTH83LFAKWQ7M9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJT/H83L/FAKWQ7M9/FJTH83LFAKWQ7M9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJT/H83L/FAKWQ7M9/FJTH83LFAKWQ7M9.SMALL.jpg chaintool As opposed to going into the woods and robbing a tree of its precious life, I decided to create a fully recycled Christmas Tree. The tree consist of about 250 green 20 ounce soda bottles, each one individually lit. Gathering of Ye Supplies Well, to find and obtain the nearly 300 bottles needed f...
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Tue, 25 Dec 2007 16:29:35 PST
Recycled Mini Dry Erase Board http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycled-Mini-Dry-Erase-Board/
Recycled Mini Dry Erase Board - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKY/43VM/F5LDFOHI/FKY43VMF5LDFOHI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKY/43VM/F5LDFOHI/FKY43VMF5LDFOHI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKY/43VM/F5LDFOHI/FKY43VMF5LDFOHI.SMALL.jpg crestind A dry erase board made out of recycled materials. This is a quick and easy 5 minute project, and it is great for small spaces like lockers or the fridge. Gather Tools and Materials Materials - scrap printer paper (not new) - broken CD cases (Do not use new ones - this is supposed to be made of re...
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Wed, 22 Aug 2007 10:48:38 PDT