1. Today I’ve been up-cycling beer bottles into vases using spray paint and bits and bobs!

    So here’s some repetitive photos.

  2. How to make T-shirt yarn, step by step.  Next post I’ll show you how to turn it into a necklace!

  3. How to make these gorgeous garlands from paint chip cards!

  4. How to make these ace newspaper party hat, would be cute for Christmas!

    There’s loads of other lovely newspaper tutorials on this page too!

  5. Pani Jurek’s amazing test tube chandeliers, which is made to give an art-deco form with a dramatic twist.  They are customisable and can be filled with water, colours, plants, anything you like!

    Just genius.

    Find on Etsy here:



  6. How to make this belt from sweet wrappers with Little Blue Boo.

  7. How to make this fab suitcase table with Slap Dash Mom.  Me and my boyfriend are halfway through making one of these!

  8. Amazing way to recycle tin cans, tutorial from Instructables.

  9. Amazing storage idea using old record sleeves, from Paper and Stitch.

  10. Curiosity - Appliqued Library Catalog Cards (by moxiedoll77)

    This is a piece from an art exhibit I was part of in Chicago. My artwork combines many of my passions: stitching, librarianship, sustainability and a good challenge. In an attempt to reduce waste, I select unconventional library materials that might otherwise be discarded as the base, background and inspiration for my embroidered art.

    This year I attempted to use the fabric scraps I have leftover from past embroidery pieces. I picked out iconic literary figures to applique onto library catalog cards and then framed them in recycled frames. These pieces are composed of almost 100% recycled/repurposed materials.

    Curiosity is an ode to everyone’s favorite teenage sleuth, Nancy Drew. Appliqued in shades of brown and orange on Carolyn Keene catalog cards. This piece is framed in a black oval 8 x10 frame.”