Blog Posts - Reuse



Shop in a Swimming Pool: Neglected Space Turned into a Store

Until recently, this indoor swimming pool on the vacant ground floor of a 1970s apartment building in Tokyo was just an empty space, dry and disused for years. ...
by WebUrbanist on Dec 12, 2014

Make a Portable Marshmallow Roasting Kit With an Altoids Tin!

Here is a sweet idea for an easy gift this Christmas! Give someone special a little marshmallow roasting kit in an altered Altoids tin! I promise the recipient will love it. We do beach fires and roast marshmallows all summer long, but somehow th...
by House Revivals on Dec 2, 2014

Clothespin Spring Stars

So you’ve taken your clothspins apart to make crafts or Christmas decorations. What do you do with the springs? Long story short, this is another lean Christmas for us which means I can’t spend any money on Christmas decorations and need...

Upcycled House Key Snowman Christmas Ornaments

Christmas ornaments are my thing. It started when my mom and grandmother started to give me handmade Christmas ornaments as Christmas gifts when I was a teen. When I was out on my own I had a...
by Condo Blues on Nov 30, 2014

Sad news and 11 handbags

My grandma died recently. She was 90 when she died and she was an absolute inspiration to me.  She was happily married for over 60 years and lived to see three of her great grandchildren. She lived at home looking after herself almost until the...
by Eco Thrifty Living on Nov 29, 2014

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by Funny Pictures on Nov 27, 2014

Black and Bronze Bottle Cap Christmas Wreath

You need to start DIYing early, If you want to make this year a crafty Christmas and I have just the project for you! I poked around my bottle cap collection, got some Christmas decoration...
by Condo Blues on Nov 23, 2014

Easy Stash Busting Ideas for Beads and Broken Jewelry!

I recently spent a lovely Saturday morning doing some stash busting!  The leftover beads and bits of broken necklaces had been accumulating in my craft stash and things were getting out of control. Does this happen to you? Being the craft supply...
by House Revivals on Nov 22, 2014

Why You are in the Pocket of Big Recycling

I don't usually publish guest posts on my blog, but I found this one really interesting.  I have the mantra 'reduce, reuse, recycle' (in that order) at the back of my mind, but I generally think in terms of the options available to me i.e. what...
by Eco Thrifty Living on Nov 20, 2014

Plastic Bag Art By Catherine

One of the people who has took some of my FREE beach trash, was a middle school teacher named Catherine. It turns out that Catherine is a bit of an artist herself. This is a plastic bag installation that was done in the Solana Beach Coaster Train Sta...
by Green Eco Services on Nov 19, 2014

Deux syndicats dénoncent une généreuse prime versée à un ex-VP

http://www.journaldequebec.com/LOUIS GAGNÉ @PUBLIÉ LE: MERCREDI 19 NOVEMBRE 2014, 16H42 | MISE À JOUR: MERCREDI 19 NOVEMBRE 2014, 16H47PHOTO COURTOISIEQUÉBEC -  Deux syndicats de professionnels de l’État...
by Information sur la Politique on Nov 19, 2014

Cool Things to Make With Vintage Sewing Patterns

Remember when I shared about all those gorgeous vintage patterns I found at the local Goodwill? Now I'm sharing tons of awesome craft ideas using vintage sewing patterns! I love the idea of re-using old patterns for new projects -- the graphic...
by House Revivals on Nov 18, 2014

I've lost count...

I'm on day 17 of the Minimalism Game (read more here) and I'm really starting to see the benefits.  I had a good clear out of one of my kitchen cupboards recently and it was so satisfying.  It was overflowing with things I have been sa...
by Eco Thrifty Living on Nov 17, 2014

DIY Cashmere Sweater Cat Bed

It doesn’t surprise anyone that Husband and I will do absolutely anything to make sure our dog is healthy and happy. Lacey knows it too. I’m glad I am not the only crazy pet parent  who will...
by Condo Blues on Nov 16, 2014

American Recycles Day: The Story Of A Beach Trash Shack

A friend of mine asked what I do with all the beach trash I collect. The answer is simple: recycle, reuse and donate as much as possible. What is not simple, it the sorting and the time it takes,  what and where to donate, where to store it and figu...
by Green Eco Services on Nov 14, 2014

Make These Easy Mini-Book Pendants!

If you are looking for an easy project for gift giving this holiday season, look no further! These sweet little book pendants are the perfect project for the book lover in your life. I decided to figure out how to make them when my friend Cheryl...
by House Revivals on Nov 13, 2014

How to Make Bottle Cap Pattern Weights

I use some of the same sewing patterns more than once and if I use straight pins to pin the pattern to the fabric before cutting it out - holy pattern pin holes Batman! My patterns get pin holed to...
by Condo Blues on Nov 4, 2014

Help Me Pick a Bathroom Sink

I accidentally found a new vanity for the guest bathroom during one of my I Swear Husband I am Just Going to Look and See What is Available Bathroom Vanity Shopping Trips (you can see some of them...
by Condo Blues on Nov 2, 2014

I just couldn't resist...

You know me - always up for a challenge!  Well you would have thought that having bought nothing for myself for 10 (now 11) months and trying to give things away daily for 9 months there shouldn't be much that I have left to get rid of...
by Eco Thrifty Living on Nov 2, 2014

Vintage Sewing Patterns!

I don't often share thrift store hauls here on the blog, but I am doing the happy dance right now about my latest big find!  I have always loved vintage sewing patterns and pick them up whenever I find them cheap, so I was tickled to find several do...
by House Revivals on Nov 1, 2014


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