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Christmas Decorations – DIY decorative Christmas trees

Christmas Decorations - DIY decorative Christmas trees

DIY decorative Christmas trees made from scrunched up newspaper and green painters tape

Tagged: , Christmas , decorations , decor , holiday , festive , DIY , craft , homemade , winter , December , Trees , tape , painter tape , apartment , dorm , cheap , affordable , do it yourself , project , simple , clean , minimal , Christmas tree , Christmas trees , bows , ribbon , ribbons , wreath , balls , newspaper , easy , quick , sparkle , wreathes , Christmas wreath , recycle , recycling , reuse , glitter

diy pallet furniture

diy pallet furniture

more pallet stuff

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furniture made from reclaimed pallet wood
Upcycling is the process of converting waste materials or useless products into new materials or products of better quality or a higher environmental value.
The first recorded use of the term upcycling was by Reiner Pilz of Pilz GmbH in an interview by Thornton Kay of Salvo in 1994.[1]
We talked about the impending EU Demolition Waste Streams directive. "Recycling," he said, "I call it downcycling. They smash bricks, they smash everything. What we need is upcycling where old products are given more value not less." He despairs of the German situation and recalls the supply of a large quantity of reclaimed woodblock from an English supplier for a contract in Nuremberg while just down the road a load of similar blocks was scrapped. In the road outside his premises, was the result of the Germans’ demolition waste recycling. It was a pinky looking aggregate with pieces of handmade brick, old tiles and discernible parts of useful old items mixed with crushed concrete. Is this the future for Europe?

Tagged: , upcycling , upcycle , recycle , pallet , euro pallet , reuse , diy , france

DIY Bamboo Bike Rack

DIY Bamboo Bike Rack

I made this rack for one of my bikes out of bamboo garden stakes, recycled wire, and some copper wire-terminals for the mechanical attachment to the bike frame. I ended up adding some cross-braces at the back for extra lateral stability. The rack easily carries a half case of beer (my measure of success for this project) :)

Tagged: , bike , bycycle , rack , DIY , recycled , bamboo , project , free , creative , reuse , make , practical , fun

DIY: Celebrate Earth day by sprouting your own seeds

DIY: Celebrate Earth day by sprouting your own seeds

Blogged here! My latest contribution to the Etsy New York team’s blog… celebrate Earth day this week (and all year around) by sprouting your own seeds!

Tagged: , Crafting with kids , seeds , DIY , kids crafts , reuse , sprouting , kids , gardening , kids gardening , Spring projects , Earth day DIY , Earth , day , with , projects

diy pallet furniture

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furniture made from reclaimed pallet wood
Upcycling is the process of converting waste materials or useless products into new materials or products of better quality or a higher environmental value.
The first recorded use of the term upcycling was by Reiner Pilz of Pilz GmbH in an interview by Thornton Kay of Salvo in 1994.[1]
We talked about the impending EU Demolition Waste Streams directive. "Recycling," he said, "I call it downcycling. They smash bricks, they smash everything. What we need is upcycling where old products are given more value not less." He despairs of the German situation and recalls the supply of a large quantity of reclaimed woodblock from an English supplier for a contract in Nuremberg while just down the road a load of similar blocks was scrapped. In the road outside his premises, was the result of the Germans’ demolition waste recycling. It was a pinky looking aggregate with pieces of handmade brick, old tiles and discernible parts of useful old items mixed with crushed concrete. Is this the future for Europe?

Tagged: , upcycling , upcycle , recycle , pallet , euro pallet , reuse , diy , france

diy pallet furniture

diy pallet furniture

more

find more here!

furniture made from reclaimed pallet wood
Upcycling is the process of converting waste materials or useless products into new materials or products of better quality or a higher environmental value.
The first recorded use of the term upcycling was by Reiner Pilz of Pilz GmbH in an interview by Thornton Kay of Salvo in 1994.[1]
We talked about the impending EU Demolition Waste Streams directive. "Recycling," he said, "I call it downcycling. They smash bricks, they smash everything. What we need is upcycling where old products are given more value not less." He despairs of the German situation and recalls the supply of a large quantity of reclaimed woodblock from an English supplier for a contract in Nuremberg while just down the road a load of similar blocks was scrapped. In the road outside his premises, was the result of the Germans’ demolition waste recycling. It was a pinky looking aggregate with pieces of handmade brick, old tiles and discernible parts of useful old items mixed with crushed concrete. Is this the future for Europe?

Tagged: , upcycling , upcycle , recycle , pallet , euro pallet , reuse , diy , france