D.I.Y TeaCup Candles

TEACUP

D.I.Y Teacup candles make great gifts or decorative pieces. The raw material needed to make them cost next to nothing, making them a fun and accessible D.I.Y hack. I made a collage from pretty examples by to show you the creative possibilities in using different colors of wax and using different styles of cups and [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Back off people

Bench from 31 and Change

I smell D.I.Y potential…Seen here is a great way to make use of a set of odd chairs…A large part of the chair is reused, yet with a result so different from the orignal pieces – this is one clever ScrapHack! The benches are made by Brooklyn based ”31 and Change”, they make a lot [...]

Flipside of Flip Flops

UniquEco(6)

It might not have occurred to you that old flip flops is part of a environmental problem…But actually, thousands of discarded flip-flops wash up on the African shorelines, burdening the natural eco system. Discarded flip flops disturb the eco-system in various ways: they spoil the natural beauty of the beaches, threy are mistakenly swallowed by [...]

Top 15 Pallet Bed Hacks

pallet bed frame

In the ScrapHacker blog i´ve previously featured tons of D.I.Y pallet furniture ideas, including Top 10 pallet Coffee Table Ideas, Pallet Coffee Table D.I.Y instructions, Top 15 Pallet Sofa Ideas, D.I.Y instructions for a Pallet Sofa Bed, D.I.Y Pallet Dining Tables…In order to make the palette of pallet home ideas complete, I figured I should [...]

Outside the box @ MoMa

Tejo Remy for Droog (1991)

The wonderful ”You Can´t Lay Down your Memory” chest of drawers is made out of 20 odd salvaged drawers and held together by a simple buckled canvas strap. I made the acquaintance of the genius hack at MoMa´s design exhibition on the 3rd floor. The design is by Tejo Remy for Droog and feels more [...]

Hack Ideas @ Guggenheim

Cattelan @ Guggenheim NYC

There´s more to NYC´s Guggenheim than its pretty face (the fantastical shell like structure designed by Frank Lloyd Wright). The lightfilled interior, with the swirling movement layout, currently exhibits a intriguing installation by art world bad-boy Maurizio Cattelan. From my own ScrapHacking point of view, this installation truly shows the successful fusion of scrap and [...]

Power of making @ V&A

Power of making @ the V&A in London

”The power of making is a celebration of the empowering nature of making and the human instinct to create.” Walking into the exhibition Power of Making @ the V&A museum yesterday was like walking into my own head…Just like I am – along with a lot of you people reading this post  – the exhibition [...]

All strings attached

H&M string art, Knightsbridge store

Yesterday I passed by the H&M Knightsbridge (London) location…Even though I was in a rush to go somewhere, my curiosity made me enter the store – I simply couldn´t resist the visual temptation of the stunning ”string sculptures” hanging from the high-rised ceiling. The structures are all made from differently sized, square metal X-shaped frames [...]

Home-Made revisited

Brioche Pendant Ideas

In these micro-woven take-away times, the silent witnesses of the home-made, by-gone era often end up in masses in thrift shops and at the salvage yard… Old brioche tins, pie dishes and enamel colanders are easy to find…and easy to re-make. Let these great examples from fab scrap hacking Etsy vendor Flea Market Rx (by [...]

Scribbling with Scrap

Anthropologie Window Display

Feast your eyes to these pieces of eye candy – details from a window display of the Anthropologie Store @ Chelsea Market, NYC. The scrap wood collage is made from various pieces of spline all matched together with mating 45° cut edges to form a tight and contained effect. Acheiving that kind of precision might [...]

Top-10 Log Hack ideas

Log Stools by Pfeifer Studio

Lets go back to basics people…Where better to start than with the basic log? Logs are pretty much as basic as it gets, and they´re universally recognizable due what is practically a worldwide supply…As material for building, they´ve been around forever..making modern plastics and composites look like temporary fads…The accessibility and the basic, solid features [...]

Fresh from the Scrap Lab

Orange rubber chair seen @ Scrap Lab

Got some old plastic tubes, or perhaps some old denim? Some ideas on how to make better use of them were seen @ the Scrap Lab Website. The denim chair is clever in a multitude of ways, firstly, being made of discarded denim ticks one box…Secondly, the denim seat is detachable denim and can be [...]

Enlightened creativity

chalkboard lamp

I´ve previously shared ideas seen at the Wes Bennett Etsy store, like the great upcycled gym room lockers…This is yet another of his great hacks – a chalkboard lamp which creates a great unexpected medium for creative expression…As always, every detail of Wes´ creation is cleverly hacked…The lamps are made from large, up-cycled planter pots [...]

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