Instructables: exploring - living - reuse - green Fri, 29 May 2015 01:41:35 PDT BLOX v1.01 Milk carton wallet
Milk carton wallet - More DIY How To Projects]]> DawnN2 This ingenious design featured in Family Fun Magazine in 2007 will work with half gallon milk cartons or juice cartons that have the spout and cap. I've gotten to the point that I will buy a particular brand (carton graphics) because I know it will make a great wallet!For a larger version (checkbook...
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Tue, 19 May 2015 08:33:02 PDT
Bike Generator Charging Station
Bike Generator Charging Station - More DIY How To Projects]]> NSSL47 Want to workout but your phone's dead? With a stationary bike generator, that doesn't have to be a problem. You can hop on your bike and watch your calories burn as you provide the energy to recharge your phone (or Laptop). This project is an extension of a long-term project at Pomona College to bui...
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Fri, 15 May 2015 17:49:08 PDT
Recycled Planter
Recycled Planter - More DIY How To Projects]]> carolinemccormack Here is a fun, easy recycled planter that just about anyone can make in under fifteen minutes, start to finish. And, because of its simple design, your plant will rarely have to be watered!You will need: An empty soda bottleA plant or seedsDirtRocks or pebblesScissorsInstructable was the result of a...
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Wed, 4 Mar 2015 05:24:20 PST
How To Recycle HDPE Plastic The Easy Way
How To Recycle HDPE Plastic The Easy Way - More DIY How To Projects]]> kludge77 After spending 2 hours cutting up a single milk bottle with kitchen shears, I knew I couldn't do it again.I felt like a late night infomercial and may have actually uttered the phrase, "There has to be a better way!"Turning old milk jugs and bottle caps into useable stock for making. In this sho...
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Wed, 12 Nov 2014 11:18:40 PST
Reclaimed, Reused, Recycled Hen Habitat and Coop.
Reclaimed, Reused, Recycled Hen Habitat and Coop. - More DIY How To Projects]]> MoTinkerGNome Howdy, I decided to write up this instructable as I was rather pleased with the results of my darn near free hen house and run. I set out with the following goals, Use as much reclaimed materials as possible and make the house easy to move. The resulting coop achieved both goals, I only had to p...
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Fri, 20 Jun 2014 12:54:36 PDT
Magnet Resource Guide
Magnet Resource Guide - More DIY How To Projects]]> Tater Zoid This Instructable is intended as a resource guide for finding and reusing magnets for a variety of projects. Magnets can be found everywhere and in places you wouldn't necessarily expect. I have been searching for magnets my whole life and have amassed quite a few resources.WHERE DO I FIND MAGNET...
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Mon, 16 Jun 2014 14:56:51 PDT
Refilling soap or one MAD salesman
Refilling soap or one MAD salesman - More DIY How To Projects]]> Triclaw well I am a chief and I am currently running a sports bar and grill. Its a great place with awesome owners and I do the buying and stocking of items. One thing that costs quite a bit is soap for the hand washing sink the foaming dispenser kind, it cost 10 times as much as 4 gallons of pink pot and...
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Mon, 9 Jun 2014 20:43:58 PDT
upcycled light bulb mini green house
upcycled light bulb mini green house - More DIY How To Projects]]> Pure Carbon I love the idea of up cycling old and unwanted things so I decided to make some thing using recycled materials. After much thought and some time on the internet I decided to make something that is very helpful, but is recycled, so I came up with the mini green house that is made out of a recycled li...
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Tue, 27 May 2014 21:59:44 PDT
Thrift Store Clock Upcycle
Thrift Store Clock Upcycle - More DIY How To Projects]]> syfrog Thrift stores a full of dated wall clocks for less than $2 so why pay $10 for a clock mechanism at the hobby store? With this ugly clock and and an old broken disk drive you can make a very contemporary looking desk clock. Gather Some Junk Junk you will need:1 ugly battery powered wall clock1 bro...
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Tue, 20 May 2014 20:14:39 PDT
Keyboard Refrigerator Magnets
Keyboard Refrigerator Magnets - More DIY How To Projects]]> DIY Hacks and How Tos Whenever I get new computer equipment, I hate to just throw away the old parts. So I try to find creative ways to reuse them. In this case, I had an old broken keyboard. So I decided to use the keys to make a set of keyboard refrigerator magnets. This is a simple craft project that you can do in les...
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Mon, 5 May 2014 05:57:57 PDT
Durable Handmade Paper Beads
Durable Handmade Paper Beads - More DIY How To Projects]]> Rhonda Chase Design I write an environmental blog and I love creating things. With this in mind I set about making beautiful jewelry upcycled from the recycle bin. I made aluminum can rings and recycled glass earrings and pendants. I also made cool beads created from used plastic bottles and beads crafted from old pape...
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Fri, 7 Feb 2014 13:58:55 PST
The best fire starter I've ever found, Cheap & Easy to make yourself
The best fire starter I've ever found, Cheap & Easy to make yourself - More DIY How To Projects]]> docfun4all I got tired of paying 7-10$ for a box of fire starters that only worked so-so, and were not a multiple use item. It costs about $3.50 in consumables and the one time purchase of tools is less than $10.00 at the Dollar Store/Dollar General/Dollar Tree. So when comparing with commercial fire starters ...
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Mon, 27 Jan 2014 10:21:44 PST
DIY: Wooden Bead Keyring
DIY: Wooden Bead Keyring - More DIY How To Projects]]> Er Varun Goyal Today I am going to show you what I did with the left over pieces of leather thread... A simple and cool.. A Wooden Bead Keyring... :) Here's what you'll need to make you own: *  reusable leather threads *  Wooden Bead *  split Rings *  rubber band *  CLIP 1.   take 4 pieces of leather t...
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Mon, 13 Jan 2014 03:18:59 PST
DIY Bedside Table!
DIY Bedside Table! - More DIY How To Projects]]> inbal1525 Take one of the locker shelves, open it and position it where you would like it in your room. You can tape it down like I did with tape, or you can use duct tape. I think using tape is better because it is clear, and easy to work with. Also, it shouldn't damage your floor, where duct tape might remo...
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Mon, 2 Sep 2013 11:27:45 PDT
Make a Homemade Vase ajensen19 Materials: empty soda bottle, scissors, hands. Procedure: 1. Take your soda bottle and drink all the soda to make it an empty soda bottle. 2. Going from the top of the bottle, going down to where the curved part meets up with the straight part, stop there and cut all the way around there. 3. Cut...
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Mon, 2 Sep 2013 10:10:13 PDT
ziploc bag washer
ziploc bag washer - More DIY How To Projects]]> foobear This is a really simple thing I came up with to try to solve the problem of how to wash a zip lock bag so it can be reused. I usually feel very guilty about throwing out a zip lock bag when it's clearly still perfectly functional but just has some crumbs or something from whatever was in it last.**...
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Sun, 1 Sep 2013 11:31:32 PDT
Hanging Basket Trellis
Hanging Basket Trellis - More DIY How To Projects]]> Brendan Mosher This is a bunk bed futon that I found in the trash and I recycled it into a hanging basket trellis. While creating this I used a MIG welder, Matabo to cut things, a flat washer to hang the basket from, and lastly a can of black spray paint for the finishing touches.    This can be made at TechShop h...
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Fri, 19 Jul 2013 12:23:46 PDT
Eco Friendly Bird Feeder
Eco Friendly Bird Feeder - More DIY How To Projects]]> leec4 There are always those annoying, scavenger-like birds lurking near by in your backyard or by your home.  By using materials that you would usually throw away, you can now solve that problem by creating a bird feeder within minutes!  With this bird feeder, the feed will fall out through the holes cre...
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Sun, 2 Jun 2013 20:04:48 PDT
Journal using packaging paper
Journal using packaging paper - More DIY How To Projects]]> Artemis_Wong This instructable will teach you how to make a journal out of the package you receive, maybe when you buy fragile  things online. What you will need: - Packaging paper (1piece = 1 page) -Cardboard (of the package) - 2 A4 coloured paper -1 black construction paper  -1 strand of yarn/twine -double-si...
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Wed, 15 May 2013 02:11:33 PDT
Reclaimed Wood Panels M.O.T.H. Here is a great and simple way to reuse old fence wood. Cut off the bottoms that have rotted out. Layout in straight rows or create a pattern such as herringbone on a piece of 1/2" plywood Use screws or nails to attach. Cut shape out using router for circles and complex curves or a ...
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Mon, 28 Jan 2013 08:35:28 PST
Paper-Green a new way to recycle and plant
Paper-Green a new way to recycle and plant - More DIY How To Projects]]> pchalita This is as far as I know an original idea of planting medium that is has not been currently developed or under investigation. Therefore (and until someone probes me otherwise) I am the developer of the adaptation and the rights of this idea are for public use and development as far as the name "Pap...
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Fri, 25 Jan 2013 11:30:30 PST
Transform your greeting card in a notebook
Transform your greeting card in a notebook - More DIY How To Projects]]> Ysabeau I needed a new notebook, but, as I wanted it to enter in the case I made for the previous notebook, I decided to make the new one. It also has a built-in bookmark (the better way I found to finish the notebook). Every year, I make greetings cards for my job, and I rarely send them all, in the other ...
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Mon, 21 Jan 2013 05:18:22 PST
Reuse Film Canisters: Popsicles
Reuse Film Canisters: Popsicles - More DIY How To Projects]]> GorillazMiko Shooting with film is awesome. Having a ton of leftover film canisters cluttering up space isn't. If you have a bunch of empty film canisters, you've probably asked yourself before: "What should I do with all of these?" In this Instructable, I'll be showing you how you can reuse empty film caniste...
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Tue, 15 Jan 2013 15:08:19 PST
Paper Mache Butterflies jenengjen I created these to honor the memory of Sophie Sparks, I extend my gratitude to the GREAT community of La Vernia Texas for inspiring this project. step 1:  Prepare Your Foundation *** Supplies needed:   - pen                   - paperboard (avoid waxy coatings)                                    ...
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Fri, 23 Nov 2012 08:58:52 PST
Hand Cranked Green Machine!
Hand Cranked Green Machine! - More DIY How To Projects]]> funtogether Did you know that you can make your own generator?  Well you can!  Do you want to charge your phone or other wall device?  You can (if you make this =)  Want to save energy and help save the environment from the burning of fossil fuels?  You can!  Do you have an old 2000 lb. winch that you need to g...
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Sat, 16 Jun 2012 13:36:51 PDT
UPCYCLED GLITTER SHABBY CHIC VINYL FLOOR Suzy Homefaker O.K You found me out ...I am a glitterholic!!! .....GLITTER is my favorite color! After years of hating my peel and stick vinyl flooring in my kitchen, I decided to upcycle it into a fairytale floor fit for a Princess....
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Sun, 10 Jun 2012 21:40:10 PDT
HOW TO: Handyman Change Holder
HOW TO: Handyman Change Holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> funtogether NEED THE PERFECT FATHER'S DAY GIFT?  Here it is.   Supplies;      An Old Broken Tape Measure(The nicer the outside looks the better)      A Screwdriver      Spare Pennies and Nickels Unassembly and Reassembly Take out all of the screws on your tape measure and remove the cover so that you can see...
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Sat, 9 Jun 2012 18:16:25 PDT
HOW TO: Pocket Sized Solar Battery Charger
HOW TO: Pocket Sized Solar Battery Charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> funtogether Ever wanted a battery charger that even a beginner can make? Well you've got it. Ever felt bad because of the fossil fuel that is burned and the fumes it releases into the environment every time you recharge your batteries from the wall outlet? Want a better alternative? You've got it!  This isn't t...
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Thu, 7 Jun 2012 15:13:37 PDT
trash to treasure 2
trash to treasure 2 - More DIY How To Projects]]> l8nite I find a LOT of fans on the curb, a large number simply need to be cleaned to work, others may need a screw or some creative thinking. Sorry for the lack of step by step pics, the idea hit me and was finished before I even thought of pictures the light bulb flashed I picked up this small pedestal...
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Thu, 26 Apr 2012 15:12:05 PDT
Old Film Strip Upcycled into a Film Gift Bow
Old Film Strip Upcycled into a Film Gift Bow - More DIY How To Projects]]> poofrabbit Greetings Instructable fans and fanatics!  Today's 'able will teach you how to use old film and crate a fantastic gift bow!  The school where I work was cleaning house and some old projector film about the moon and planets were getting thrown out.  I snagged them out of the trash before getting dum...
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Sun, 22 Apr 2012 17:31:55 PDT
10 Uses for a Razor
10 Uses for a Razor - More DIY How To Projects]]> shadowfeet I have always thought 'disposable' razors are way too nice just to throw away. So today when I was about to throw my old razor away I stopped myself and thought,"What could I use this for?"  All 10 uses aren't, necessarily, useful, but I did fill up some lazy time figuring them out, and you can spen...
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Sat, 21 Apr 2012 09:16:34 PDT
the 1 hr bench from recycled materials
the 1 hr bench from recycled materials - More DIY How To Projects]]> l8nite I'm a repurposer from way back, my maternal grandfather repurposed materials from job sites into a vacation house at the Jersey shore, my paternal grandfather was the same way. People will throw away the most amazing stuff, I mine it from the curb and turn it into cash or other usable stuff that can...
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Thu, 19 Apr 2012 15:24:52 PDT
upcycled marimo ball light-bulb aquarium neetz marimo!
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Wed, 18 Apr 2012 14:43:25 PDT
Reusing an old calculator stand
Reusing an old calculator stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> philip42 Check out the author’s website,, for lots of interesting articles. If you link to this instructable from another website, please include a link to the Neat Information website. In the mid 1970s I got my first calculator - a Rockwell 21R. It was a simple five function...
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Mon, 16 Apr 2012 20:51:33 PDT
Recycled Paper Gift Boxes
Recycled Paper Gift Boxes - More DIY How To Projects]]> depotdevoid A couple of years ago, due to circumstances beyond my control, I had to bring my daughter to work with me for a day or two around Christmas.  Needless to say, nine year old India was as bored out of her mind!   One afternoon, the receptionist showed India how to make a gift box using an old Christ...
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Mon, 19 Dec 2011 09:10:07 PST
Save Some Water...With Water!?
Save Some Water...With Water!? - More DIY How To Projects]]> blinkyblinky The Toilet Buggy is a device that will save you a LOT of water from your toilet. Even better, there is a device at the top that, when you need to change the water, will enable you to take it out without dipping your hands in to touch the water. It is basically a bottle that displaces water and so, t...
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Fri, 2 Dec 2011 19:42:51 PST
Grocery bag from old T-shirt
Grocery bag from old T-shirt - More DIY How To Projects]]> Master Beorn A little known factoid:  The "T" in T shirt is actually an abbreviation of training, as this shirt was originally used exclusively for athletic training.  And now you know! Reusable shopping bags are not a new concept by any means.  Plastic bags are ubiquitous, but they fill up landfills at an alar...
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Wed, 16 Nov 2011 09:40:54 PST
Bottle Cap Pins
Bottle Cap Pins - More DIY How To Projects]]> Diamonds_OnTheInside Hey guys! I just joined this weekend and this is my very first Instructable! I came up with these funky pins a couple weekends ago. You don't have to limit yourself to sticking them on just purses and backpacks- you can pin them anywhere you like. And they make great gifts! :) Okay, let's get starte...
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Thu, 10 Nov 2011 15:05:40 PST
Wine Bottle Planter
Wine Bottle Planter - More DIY How To Projects]]> shesparticular Sadly my gardening options are limited by apartment life, but there are still loads of container options available. When I saw an awesome planter made from a repurposed wine bottle, I knew it was something I had to give a shot. With a few simple tools, you can turn the remains of a wild weekend into...
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Thu, 4 Aug 2011 17:38:29 PDT
Uses of Bandanas jtmax24 There are so many uses for bandanas. Bandanas are so versatile their a fashion statement, all-in-one survival kit, reusable and environmentally friendly, and much much more. Here is just a few things to do with a bandana. If you need any more ideas Heres 101 (or so) other uses for a Bandana http://...
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Mon, 1 Aug 2011 22:22:24 PDT
How to make a photo & note holder from cardboard
How to make a photo & note holder from cardboard - More DIY How To Projects]]> INFUSEDgoods This is made completely from thin cardboard (non- corrugated) and glue.  I love that it can be placed in the recycling when I no longer want it.  Since I made mine from cereal boxes and other food packaging boxes that I normally would have recycled I'm getting another use from them before that happe...
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Fri, 15 Jul 2011 09:53:13 PDT
How to do recycled notepads from old paper sheets
How to do recycled notepads from old paper sheets - More DIY How To Projects]]> MicioGatta This idea is quite simple, I like it because it's "green". You can find the Italian version here: Do you remeber of the sheets you have used only on one side? Do you remeber those ugly photocopies that...
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Thu, 21 Apr 2011 11:45:12 PDT
Balloon Powered Car
Balloon Powered Car - More DIY How To Projects]]> cheeriokate An easy science experiment/ craft project for anyone to enjoy. The ingredients are: A long thin twig that can fit inside of a straw (about 6-8 inches long) 2 straws 4 water bottle tops that are easily pierced A toothpaste box, a soap box, or a water bottle 1 Balloon Plenty of strong tape Ingre...
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Sun, 3 Apr 2011 19:40:03 PDT
Fleur De Plastic Bottle zipped_shut Pretty and simple. Yet another way to reuse water bottles. If there is interest I will post the instructions. Thanks for looking! Reuse, Reduce, Recycle!!
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Sat, 2 Apr 2011 15:55:08 PDT
Compact Discs (CDs) depotdevoid What should we do with all those old CD's?  Compact discs and even DVD's are old technology, on the way out!  What are you supposed to do with all those shiny discs lying around?  Throw them in the landfill!? Here at instructables, we've got plenty of ideas to help you reuse and repurpose your pile...
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Thu, 16 Dec 2010 21:11:30 PST
How to make a doormat out of recycled ROPE!
How to make a doormat out of recycled ROPE! - More DIY How To Projects]]> Large Hello Everyone! In this instructable, I will show you how to make a dootmat entirely out of rope!  Here is a list of the materials that you will need:    13 - 1 inch diameter pipe; 24' in length ( I used left over copper pipe.)    70-100 feet of synthetic rope. ( The rope must be able to be melted ...
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Sat, 27 Nov 2010 20:13:03 PST
How to turn a broken umbrella into a eco-friendly reusuable bag
How to turn a broken umbrella into a eco-friendly reusuable bag - More DIY How To Projects]]> jobo12354 I recently broke my umbrella due to strong wind ): So...I decided to make a bag out of it. The bag can be folded into a compact size and is waterproof because it was an umbrella. Materials: You will need: - broken umbrella (you must be able to detach the material from the frame of the umbrella) -s...
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Thu, 8 Apr 2010 18:29:24 PDT
"Sock" Yarn, yarn made of socks!
"Sock" Yarn, yarn made of socks! - More DIY How To Projects]]> dolldr To keep  warm, I am making yarn from socks and using the "sock" yarn in various warming ways. Assemble your socks: Make a nice pile of socks next to your sewing machine. Continue, assembly-line fashion! Start sewing your socks together: Mate socks toe to toe.  Push one sock into the other & s...
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Sun, 7 Mar 2010 21:50:13 PST
All Weather Trench
All Weather Trench - More DIY How To Projects]]> smvite This is very wearable jacket made with 140 Capri Sun Juice pouches and a large snap closure.   The jacket is entirely sewn using a Vogue pattern (#8480).  It will keep you dry in the rain, and is very very warm!  the only pattern piece omitted were the pockets. But the jacket has set in sleeves, lap...
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Sun, 7 Mar 2010 15:19:21 PST
CD/DVD Roofing Concept
CD/DVD Roofing Concept - More DIY How To Projects]]> Jayefuu I needed a use for old CDs and DVDs. My friend runs a website selling media items ( and he gave me a stack of CDs and DVDs that he couldn't sell for a project of mine that never reached completion. To use them up I thought up this, and after not being able to find it on the web or ins...
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Wed, 24 Feb 2010 05:58:45 PST