Ugly duckling to Swan

Transformation

My latest scrap hack involves an ugly duckling chest of drawers I got at a thrift store for $20. Yet, with its neat proportion, some basic TLC involving paint & new doorknobs was all that was needed to transform it into a swan… Check out the result! It´s a straight forward hack as you can [...]

Top-15 Happily ever afters

Top 15 Before & After Re-Makes

Boost your energy levels by tapping into the powers of re-making old stuff into glorious new creations! Get inspired by this colorful Top-15 Re-Make selection. Remember: Your typical re-make is no costly affair – creativity and paint will suffice to pimp any scruffy piece beyond recognition!  Now – Enjoy this savory stew of salvage success [...]

Chopstick clock D.I.Y

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The new year marks eager new beginnings – avoid wasting precious time in order to fulfill all those dreams for 2012! Some glue, a paper plate, 12 chopsticks, a quartz movement & some clock hands is all you need for this simple recycling D.I.Y project, a sleek 1950´s looking clock, inspired by our takeaway lifestyle [...]

Amazing Lace

NeSpoon Guerilla Lace

Polish artist NeSpoon combines lace-making, ceramics and street art. The result are stunning pieces in which the innocent beauty and intimacy of old-fashioned lace is contrasted to rugged and not-so-innocent urban decay. The City Stadium gates in Grottaglie, Italy, is one of her projects, made during the Fame Festival 2011 (all pics in this post [...]

Shrunk to Funk D.I.Y

DIY Felted Pot Holder

For me the days prior to New Years always seem full of inspired thoughts on the potential greatness of next year. As such, I tend to have a Zen moment want to clear out stuff I no longer use, or find creative ways of re-use. Browsing the MakeProjects website I found this great idea, that [...]

Recycled Stocking D.I.Y

Recycled Paper Bag Stocking

With just one more day to go til Christmas, I find myself eager for some last minute DIY! The Recycled Paper Bag Stocking is a perfect ”Crafty X-mas” idea. Requiring only 1.) a sturdy paper bag 2.) scissors 3.) a hole punch and 4.) some yarn/string means anyone can pull this off. Tuck a treat [...]

Top 20: D.I.Y Spool Hacks

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The round wooden industrial cable spool is the curvacious cousin of the mega-popular pallet (frequently featured hack material on this blog and featured in inspiration posts such as  Top 10 Pallet Coffee Table Hacks, Top 10 D.I.Y Pallet Bed Hacks, Top15 Pallet Sofa Hacks, Pallet Ideas for the kitchen as well as in step-by-step D.I.Y [...]

Walk the Chalk

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During a recent browse of the gift shop at the Whitney Museum in NYC I spotted the glorious Chalkboard Tee concept. The chalkboard tee opens up for daily recycling through the inherent flexible customization feature (which might reduce tee-o-holic piles out there). Yet, I found buying an additional recyclable tee a bit ironic, and headed [...]

Dreamy Deco…

Michele Varian, 27 Howard Street, NYC

Michele Varian is quite the Scrap Hacker…The founder of the amazing store/universe on 27, Howard Street (NYC) embodies a maker mindset…and the gems in the store reveal that knack for spotting odd treasures. Reading her story at the company website, I find the tale of her ”A-ha – I´m a maker-moment”, one she had after [...]

Cubistic D.I.Y

Cubistic DIY

This crisp DIY idea was spotted at the SketchInc Etsy Store (top pic from there). I´ve also seen a slightly different version on the AestheticOutburst blog. This week Etsy featured a great D.I.Y tutorial on how to make the wooden block set below. In order to use the blocks as ornaments you just need to [...]

D.I.Y Color Block Pants

Color Block Pant Hack by HonestlyWTF

Let´s take cue from innovative D.I.Y blogger HonestlyWTF who remade an old pair of chinos into something rather stunning, simply by adding a touch of textile paint! This hack is a great D.I.Y (gift) idea as tons of jeans and pants are available in thrift stores (and at the back of your closet)…simply waiting to [...]

DIY Duct Tape Tree

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The Duct Tape Christmas Tree by blogger LoveAesthetics is THE conscious tree option this year! It´s clever, stylish, space saving as well as both environmentally & DIY friendly…She used black tape, but hey, choose whatever color that suits you for a customized tree! Check out the steps below for some DIY action (all pics from [...]

Dragon Tail Scrap Hack

Dragon Tail Necklace Collage

How would have thought that scrap vinyl, a shoelace and some glue could morph into something as cool as this? D.I.Y blogger MicheleMadeThis proves excellent Scrap Hacker skills through an abundance of richly illustrated hack ideas in her site. ”The Dragon Tail Necklace” is one of her cool ideas (all pics from her blog which [...]

Brilliant Scrap Hack Idea

ScrapLampNew

This is a great doable DIY project I spotted at DesignSponge. The design is by graphic designer Gabrielle Guy and only requires scrap paper strips, some glue and a cheap old lampshade, such as IKEA´s Regolit, priced at modest £1.99. The making process is summarized below. Start at the bottom of the shade and work [...]

Fasten your seat belts

Story Cover Photo via Flickr user EnglishCookies

Using old straps and belts are an easy way to rejuvenate an old piece of furniture. Use your old stuff, or find scrap belts & scrap chairs at your local flea market or thrift store. I found a great DIY video tutorial at Buildipedia which features a great upcycling series called ReHabitat, check out how [...]

DIY ideas for Candy Wrappers

Candy Wrapper Design

The old saying ”You can´t eat your cake and have it too” seems challenged by the boom of great cookie & candy wrapper designs – giving eating sweets an even sweeter aftertaste! This ScrapHack idea have great D.I.Y potential (and makes a great gift) as the weaving technique used can be applied to practically anything, [...]

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