Christmas is coming up and before you start to make a list – that’s if you haven’t done so already or haven’t already bought gifts – why not get craftsy instead and upcycle things around the house, garden shed or garage that are no longer being used. Ottomans made from old tyres and rope make a stunning feature in any house, and is likely to … Continue reading DIY Repurposed Tyre Rope Ottoman
This infographic details some DIY projects you can create using natural pigments as they’re environmentally-friendly and free of harmful toxins. via DIY Natural Pigments [Infographic] — ecogreenlove Continue reading DIY Natural Pigments [Infographic] — ecogreenlove
Learn to upcycle Goodwill “junk”, like this lantern, to make affordable home decor in under an hour. via Goodwill Lantern Upcycle — Make Something Mondays! Continue reading Goodwill Lantern Upcycle — Make Something Mondays!
The heat of the summer brings with it an array of smells, some of them not so pleasant. If you’ve noticed a whiff coming from your kitchen trash can even though you’ve recently changed the bag, there’s a number of natural solutions to absorb and naturally remove these odours. So before you head off to the stores to buy a pricey chemical odour solution, think … Continue reading DIY Homemade Kitchen Trash Can Deodorisers
Make your own side tables from wood crates for $40 or less. Step-by-step instructions included. via DIY Side Tables From Wood Crates — Make Something Mondays! Continue reading DIY Side Tables From Wood Crates — Make Something Mondays!
Since we have bought soil already many times for our plants and flowers, I had for a while now some of the sturdy plastic bags where the soil comes in and I was keeping them because I thought they could be great for a bag. This is my upcycling attempt from a soil bag to a drawstring gym bag: via DIM: Upcycled Gym bag — ecogreenlove Continue reading DIY: Make your own gym sack by repurposing a soil bag – ecogreenlove
Finding affordable planters for growing plants and herbs in – whether for indoor or outdoor use – is that much easier when you DIY. The below video shows you how you can make your own concrete planters by purchasing a bag of cement from your local hardware store. These concrete planters also make ideal gifts for loved ones. Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s … Continue reading DIY Concrete Planter
Beeswax food wraps are great alternatives to cling film that can be used for anything and everything around the kitchen and for those packed lunches. What’s more, beeswax food wraps are really easy to make at home – requiring a common household item such as cotton material plus a not so common household item such as beeswax. Beeswax is readily available from specialist stores and … Continue reading DIY Beeswax Food Wraps
Coffee lovers can do their bit to reduce waste by making use of used coffee grounds. There are a number of uses for old coffee grounds, including fertilising the garden, composting, absorbing food odours and as a pest repellent. One of the nicest uses for old coffee grounds is to make an exfoliating soap bar. Check out the video below on how to use used … Continue reading DIY: Exfoliating Coffee Soap made from used coffee grounds
Tote bags are one of the most convenient bags to use all day. What’s more tote bags are relatively easy to make whether you are a sewing beginner or veteran. Tote bags are versatile and work with pretty much any material – from leather, denim to cotton. If you have old clothes or faux pas’ collecting dust in the back of your wardrobe, haul them … Continue reading DIY: Upcycled Denim Tote Bag