Showing posts with label Reuse. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Reuse. Show all posts

Recycled Dog Sweater

Creating a cute outfit for a small pet was never so simple. This is a super easy project to do where you only need an old sweater that you no longer use. 


Simply cut one of the sleeves of the sweater, following the edge of the pattern that joins the rest of the piece. Then you should cut a couple of holes in the center for your pet's legs.

To prevent the threads from coming loose, you can use thread and needle to make some simple stitches on all sides of the outfit. Isn't it easy?

DIY Wooden Crate Coffee Table

Do you ever get that image in your head of the exact piece of clothing your looking for, but then go search the mall and leave empty handed? Well, the same thing happened to me but instead of it being a clothing item, it was a specific piece of furniture. So what did I do you ask?

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I decided to go ahead and build it myself! That's right, sometimes if you need something to be the exact way you want it, you just have to do it yourself. The best part about making this table is that I didn't even spend a quarter of the amount I would have if I had choose to purchase an already built coffee table from a store. All that's required is about 3 different items, a bit of time, and viola... a brand new table to display in your living room.

If you aren't someone who's big into the DIY crafts, this coffee table is a perfect project to start on! The materials are minimal, the steps are simple, and at the end you have a beautiful piece of furniture that you can proudly show off and say that you made.

Looking for other DIY crafts to try? Here's some to check out:

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  1. Begin by staining each wooden crate. Using a paint brush or foam brush paint the stain on and then use an old rag to wipe the stain afterwards. Set aside to dry. 
  2. Next, stain the wooden table legs the same way you did the crates, and set aside to dry.  Feel free to make the table legs whatever size you desire. 
  3. Assemble the crates into your coffee table design and then using a drill, screw 4 -1/2" screws into the crates to keep them together. 
  4. To attach the legs, apply wood glue to the top of the leg, and then use a 2" screw and drill into place. 
 Materials:  
  • 4 wood crates 
  • wood legs 
  • dark stain 
  • paint brush 
  • old rag 
  • electric drill 
  •  16 - 1/2" screws
  • 4 - 2" screws 
  • wood glue.

Instructions: 
  1. Begin by staining each wooden crate. 
  2.  Using a paint brush or foam brush paint the stain on and then use an old rag to wipe the stain afterwards. 
  3. Set aside to dry. Next, stain the wooden table legs the same way you did the crates, and set aside to dry.  Feel free to make the table legs whatever size you desire. 
  4. Assemble the crates into your coffee table design and then using a drill, screw 4 -1/2" screws into the crates to keep them together. 
  5. To attach the legs, apply wood glue to the top of the leg, and then use a 2" screw and drill into place.


Renew your garden by adding a Punch of Color and Make It Lively

Adding color to any space makes it appear full of life and more inviting. If you want to make your outdoor space interesting then one easy way can be to introduce colors. 

Just painting some pots in bright colors will do the job. If you plan to renovate your garden in this coming year, a practical, quick and inexpensive idea is to give a new coat of paint to the pots and planters that you already have. 
If you do not want to spend more money, then it's time to recycle large cans, tires or kitchen ferns to turn them into flashy pots. 

We recommend using acrylic paint on materials such as clay, cement or concrete and oil-based paint on metallic materials or even on tires. The key is that you choose colors that are totally vibrant, bright and eye-catching so that your whole garden comes alive.

There are many ways in which you can add splashes of color to your patio. Some are shown below:





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