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.
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
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.
For the Green Thumb
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
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).
As a Centerpiece....
...or a welcoming agent in the doorway.
For the Home: Flashy Furnitures
More chair ideas.....
Create a Fashion Statement
For the Kid's at Heart.
Finally, the traditional tire swing that we can never outgrow and brings a lot of childhood memories.
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
As Jewelry Organizers
If you don't like the old rusty feel, you can always paint it with your favorite paint color.