Tag Archives: reuse

Book Pages Pencil Cups

I am so excited about today’s project, because for the first time in a while, it’s not a light! Don’t get me wrong, I love my lights, and the first idea that always pops into my head with a new … Continue reading

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Project 25 Week 28 – Altoids Tins Message Board

I’ve been continuing my exploration into Altoids Tins, and this is actually the project that first caught my eye many months ago, an adorable magnetic message board featured on Design*Sponge.  I made a few small changes from the tutorial, which … Continue reading

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Project 24 Week 27 – Altoids Tins Desk Accessories

Happy Sunday morning everyone! Last summer I spotted some fun projects on Design*Sponge, made from recycled Altoids Tins.  I don’t exactly eat huge numbers of Altoids on a regular basis, so instead I rushed right out to purchase a few … Continue reading

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Project 18 Week 21 – Folded Book Business Card Holder

The weather over the last few days has been just gorgeous, so I’ve been spending a lot of time in the park with my puppy Basel and his best friend Buster.  So this project is a nice and simple one … Continue reading

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Project 16 Week 20 – Newspaper Basket

As soon as I spotted this project on the Nifty Thrifty Things blog I knew I had to try it.  I dreamt of making big baskets for fabric, small baskets for my jewelry, and on and on. And then I … Continue reading

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Project 15 Week 19 – Recycled Plastic Bag Pendant Light

I couldn’t be more excited about this week’s project, a beautiful pendant light made from recycled plastic bags, and the fact that it marks the halfway point in my 30x30x3 journey. For those of you new this week, here’s a … Continue reading

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Project 13 Week 17 – Paint Chip Art

And so continues my exploration into paint chips, and what can be done with them!  This time I focused on Benjamin Moore paint chips, which are harder to make into things, since they are long and skinny.  So I decided … Continue reading

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Project 12 Week 17 – Paint Chip Business Card Holder

Question, who out there loves paint chips? I do, I do!  (Jumping up and down in my seat, waving my hand in the air.) They are only the awesomest thing out there in the world (and yes, ‘awesomest’ is totally … Continue reading

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Project 8 Week 11 – Craft Show Display

This project is one of my favorites, and is possibly the closest to the principles of Reduce, Reuse, Redecorate of any of my projects so far.  It’s a craft show display, made from pieces of styrofoam packing material, with a … Continue reading

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Project 5 Week 5 – Large Straw Pendant Light

Welcome to my big 5th week project!  This project is so big it took me two weeks to get it together, constructed and photographed.  I made myself a really large hanging pendant lamp, out of approximately 3,000 white drinking straws! … Continue reading

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