The 30x30x3 Project Log

The 30x30x3 Project is my self-imposed journey to create 30 projects, in 30 weeks, based on the 3 R’s of Reduce, Reuse, Redecorate.  Here is a full summary log of the projects created so far.

Project 1 – Ruffled Coffee Filter Pendant Lamp

Project 2 – Embroidery Hoop Cork Board

Project 3 – Jumbo Bottle Cap Alphabet Letter

Project 4 – Plastic Bag Flower Magnets

Project 5 – Large Straw Pendant Light

Project 6 – Brown Bag Gift Cards

Project 7 – Repurposed Baseboard Keychains

Project 8 – Craft Show Display

Project 9 – Phone Book Centerpiece

Project 10 – Multi Colored Drinking Straw Sconce

Project 11 – Shredded Newspaper Lantern

Project 12 – Paint Chip Business Card Holders

Project 13 – Paint Chip Art

Project 14 – Cork Covered Pencil Cups

Project 15 – Plastic Bag Pendant Light

Project 16 – Newspaper Basket

Project 17 – Inspirational Crane Mobile

Project 18 – Book Business Card Holder

Project 19 – Book Pages Pendant Lantern

Project 20 – White Straw Hanging Light

Project 21 – Crayon Alphabet Letter

Project 22 – Cocktail Umbrella Pendant Lantern

Project 23 – Pink Flower Drum Shade

Project 24 – Altoids Tins Desk Accessories

Project 25 – Altoids Tins Message Board

Project 26 – Fabric Covered Necklace Stands


Project 27 – White Straw Chandelier

Project 28 – Cork Candlesticks

Project 29 – Flower Party Lights

Project 30 – Circular Paint Chip Art


24 Responses to The 30x30x3 Project Log

  1. Have just discovered your blog today. It’s fabulous. What a wonderful idea!

  2. Daniel says:

    Hi Alison, things that you are doing are really amazing! Accept our admiration for the passion and creativity you put in your projects. We are definitely including your blog as a showcase in our blog so more people know and get inspired from your works.

  3. Þórhildur says:

    Love this. Stumbled upon your blog and will definitily come back! Thank you

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  5. gghot says:

    Amazing works! I love them. But some of the lamp are made of paper and plastic. The heat of the bulb may cause fire.Be cautious!

    • Hi,

      Thanks for your comment, but there really isn’t any danger of fire. All of the lights made out of paper are constructed using commercially sold paper lanterns, and all of the paper that I have added is on the exterior of the lantern, so there is nothing closer to the bulb than the original lantern. As long as you follow the maxiumum bulb wattage recommended there should be no risk of fire.

      The lights made with plastic are all formed around a metal formwork, that keeps the plastic away from the bulb. I have had my plastic bag light lit for many hours and there wasn’t even the smallest bit of melting.

      On top of this, I always recommend using CFL bulbs because not only are they better for the environment, but they are cooler too.

      But of course, fire safety is serious and you should only ever hang a light in your home that you are 100% comfortable with, but I wouldn’t ever suggest making something that I thought could be dangerous.

      Thanks, Allison

  6. Liz says:

    Just happened upon your blog, and I’m so excited that there are four more projects left! I wish I could be creative like you!

  7. Madlen says:

    great ideas!!!!!

  8. Erica says:

    You are definately talented in the creativity of these beautiful works of art.You have definately got me inspired to think more outside the box when creating my own master pieces.Thanks for the insight.

  9. Alyssa says:

    Such great ideas!! So inspirational!

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  11. Pablo says:

    Congrats. Amazing Jobs!

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  13. Patti says:

    Loved all of your projects! How very creative! Can’t wait to see more!

  14. roni says:

    WOW!! It’s amazing. Great ideas!!

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  18. Concepcion says:

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  19. bruceweil0 says:

    Hi, there really like the reuse of materials its very refreshing to see!

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  22. Hadiza Abubakar says:

    Very intresting and educative blog,i have always loved hand crafted items soo happy to have traced your blog.I read Industrial design in ABU zaria university in Nigeria, now working with PACT,i wish to learn the procedures of making these unique lamps thanks

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