Salad spinner fireworks

Not only does this spin art D.I.Y project pop visually, with its alluring dramatic swirl, it also has a fun hacky dimension as it´s made using a basic salad spinner.  The ingenious hack consists in placing a custom-cut paper at the bottom of the spinner and then dripping paint while giving it a spin. Check […]

Hats off!

Hats off to this bright and lightheaded idea: The Bowler Hat Pendant. The Bowler pendant lights, designed by British designer Jake Phipps and named after “Jeeves and Wooster”, have received a warm welcome as a hacky statement piece, equally cool hung alone or grouped together. The retail price is about €200, but I´m thinking some […]

Just in (suit-)case…

It´s easy to stumble across beautifully aged vintage suitcases these days. I like them, sure, yet, with no specific long-term area of use other than the decorative ”it-item” du jour, it seems most of them will stay put in that market corner…unless, that is…some creative hackers come up with a straightforward way to re-use them… […]

Pallet Hack 2.0?

These hacks might not be the most D.I.Y friendly ones, but I´m thinking they could plant some small seeds of inspiration… Featured above here is the art by Vancouver based artist Aaron Moran (born 1986) who has a trademark hacky, and amazingly cool style (scroll down for some more glorious creations of his). I´m thinking […]

Brand New Branches

Rising tall, with arms stretching out as if to serve, the shapes of trees & branches are naturally endowed with excellent coat rack skills. Of course, hacking branches into various forms of racks is no new hack idea, yet new takes on the old trick renders it full of fresh hack-appeal. As we do not […]

Mixtapes revisited

Remember these? Back in the days, cassette tapes were the epitome of pop culture, the heart beat of the Walkman era. Then came the advent of sharp and shiny Compact Discs, and these analog ancestors were tossed into landfills or dark corners of the attics of the world.  Today, multiple media generations later, these great-great-grandparents […]

D.I.Y Stenciled Pillows

Pillows, strangely we can´t seem to ever get enough of those. Their popularity might stem from the simple fact that they´re the key to any quick fix, new pillows it seems, have the visual influence to change a look of an entire room. But instead of going loco and buying new pillows, you can easily […]

D.I.Y Bottle Lamp Ideas

Glass bottle lamps are fun way to accessorize your home! The variety of looks and shapes of bottles and shades out there make customization easy. I´ve gathered a few below to get your hacker juices flowing, hope you´ll find a way to make your very own & unique version. A Cork Stopper Lamp Kit (with […]

D.I.Y Hall of F(r-)ame

Stashes of odd, glassless frames are often abundant in thrift stores. Given that, they´re a dime a dozen which makes them great hack raw material. Spray painting a bunch of them in either a monochrome color or a monochrome finish creates great potential for an artistic, interesting (and cheap!) sculptural focal point in your home. […]

Taking baskets for a dip

Reinventing old baskets and raffia totes have never seemed as thrilling as after seeing some amazing re-makes by crafty DIY fashion blogger A Pair & A Spare, the DIY team at MarthaStewart and the creative folks over at Poppytalk. The idea is to take your old basket for a DIY dip in an amazing color […]

D.I.Y String+Nail Word Art

Nail & String word art projects have always been around, but the trend has been on the rise recent years, with projects featured in Anthropologie stores and other craft inspiration hubs. The German Fraufertig blog features an awesome illustrated D.I.Y tutorial to get you ready for some word art action. Hack ingredients are the following: […]

Party Hack Nepali Style

There are exactly as many special occasions in life as we choose to celebrate, that´s why we should all cheer up our festive spirits with some awesome, party boosting D.I.Y. This morning I came across the most glorious tutorial via the awesome OhHappyDay-blog. Pretty pics and fun-loving results make this project tutorial a real gem […]

Inside a (w-)hacky hotel

Michelberger Hotel in Berlins oh-so-hip Friedrichshain area is one of my favorite spots. As it´s full to the brim of hacky inspiration, i´ve featured the hotel and its decor in many previous ScrapHacker posts. In this one you´ll find my best pics of the great interiors, divided into 15 idea stacks, each with one hacky […]

D.I.Y TeaCup Candles

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 […]

Globe-al recycling

A fresh post by Mike of awesome D.I.Y blog Blue Velvet Chair features a great selection of 18 D.I.Y ideas for globe re-makes – I´ve gathered my Top-5 pick below, but make sure to pop by Mikes blog for the full show. I think this hack is a reminder of something very important: ”Shape your […]

Smells like Tin spirit

Being able to hack trash-worthy tin jars to covetable items proves Scrap Hack mastery. Found the most amazing blog post that gathers no less than 50 inspirational ideas to get you started with some tin-jar hacking of your own! I selected my favorites below – but do make sure to pop by the awesome Under […]

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