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Here are cool and artistic ideas on how to upcycle used paper rolls. After you have read this post, you will have a new perspective in life - and that is, not to throw paper rolls again. 

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Photo tutorial on the above project can be accessed at this site:  http://www.revolutionariesblog.com/2011/10/project-for-fall.html
Great way to organize tangled cables and wires.
Amazing and Intricate Paper Roll Arts
If you want  more detailed and ornate creations, these photos are great inspirations to get you started.
Below are several patterns to choose from.
 
 
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Ever wonder what to do with plastic soda bottles? The easiest thing to do is filled it with drinking water and turn it to a drinking container (again). Or, use it to store vinegar, cooking oil, gasoline, and other liquid stuffs. 

There are more ways to revamp the bottle and here are the most gorgeous and artistic projects I found (that's how a vacation can do for me - research!)


Remember, think before you trash anything. 
The Happy Feet Group!
Nightstand to keep you company (goes with a guide to help you make one)
Cascades (as chandeliers and curtains/dividers)
This cherry blossom tree art craft is a good way to do with kids.
a vase from a plastic bottle by muriel
 From just one recycled Coca-Cola bottle made of PET (polyethylene terephthalate), you can create several flowers by first cutting the shape, using a heating device to mold the plastic, then painting and embellishing. 
For the Green Thumb
Glam Bam!

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Visit this site for a complete tutorial: Poppy's Money Tree House
 
 
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Recycling can do wonders to anything that it touches. It's like having Midas touch or Harry Potter's magical wand making magic to the object. Not only it can transform a used and old item into something useful and beautiful again, we are also doing a great favor to our environment. 


Let's take the old rubber tires as a case study. 


Rubber tires are really not so pretty to see lying around our backyard. If we throw them away, they will be transferred to landfill and will occupy most of the space. Not only that, they can also be good domicile opportunities for vermins and mosquitoes that can be the source of our medical problems.

Tires should not be burned.  Benzene and phenol are found in the smoke of burned tires. while the melted substance contain arsenic and lead that can possibly contaminate runoff water and soil. Science dictates that these substances are detrimental to one's health. By recycling tires, it vastly reduces the chance of pollutants that it emits to our environment. 


Having these concerns, I have gathered several photos to inspire us on what to do with old tires. In case you are into gardening, the first wave of photos is dedicated to you. 

For the Garden: Pretty Planters

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I'm sure you can always rely on a handyman to do the stapling in this particular project since you will need the necessary tool to staple the tires together to make it like a pot.

As mini pond or fountain...

Isn't this clever? Having a pocket garden and make this as the centerpiece and I'm sure it's a hit. (Just make sure to add fish into the pond to prevent mosquitoes from making it as a breeding place).
This one served its purpose of being a mailbox stand cum planter.

As a Centerpiece....

...or a welcoming agent in the doorway.

For the Home: Flashy Furnitures

Just like what I have said, like Midas' touch, the old black tire can be turned into gold and get the attention of your guests as they sit in this refurbished ottomans.
More chair ideas.....
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Recycled rubber stool.
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A speaker cabinet made from 100% recycled tire parts Read more: The Subwoofer Made out of Recycled Tires | Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building

Multi-purpose Baskets

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Create a Fashion Statement

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Nightbag.
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Messenger bag.
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Backpack.
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Friday Night Bag.
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Laptop Sleeve
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Storage box.
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Photo frames.
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Recycled bike tread belts.
Here's an expensive find for a recycled item . This necklace is made of old rubber tires, however it costs $747. 



For the Kid's at Heart.

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A rocker.
Finally, the traditional tire swing that we can never outgrow and brings a lot of childhood memories.
 

Rakes

08/13/2012

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Rakes are awesome aids for gardening and other outdoor cleaning ups. But once they get rusted, sometimes we tend to leave them in the shed and forget about it.


Well, we can always bring them to the junk shop but I have something more crafty to do with them. Here are some transformations of the old-forgotten rakes,

As wine glass holders
As decorative fixtures
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Just make sure that extra care and safety for the children will be taken into consideration when using recycled rakes around the home. Obviously, they are hazards to anyone.
As Jewelry Organizers
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If you don't like the old rusty feel, you can always paint it with your favorite paint color.
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This one serve its purpose to organize other garden buddies. 
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