Archive for April, 2011

Reuse Resource: Sign Up For a Box of Tech Junk

April 19, 2011 1 comment

For all you tech junkies out there, Lifehacker’s posted to a program that may or may not come to fruition but could have great consequences: a tech CSA where people sign up to receive a box of tech parts that would otherwise be tossed in the trash, which can then be used for whatever tech project you may be inspired by.

Sign Up for Boxes of Tech Parts You Can Upcycle [Reuse].

I’m by no means a tech junkie, but I can’t help but love this idea and heartily encourage anyone who is to sign up for this.  BTW, the photo above is of actual dumpster divers at ThinkGeek’s old offices – perhaps the inspiration for the new program.

Image via ThinkGeek

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Wine Bottle = Hummingbird Feeder

April 19, 2011 Leave a comment

Spring continues to fight off the last gasps of winter here in Maine, but the buds are persevering and that means hummingbirds will be making their way north soon enough.  I’ve always been a sucker for hummingbirds but I’ve never had much luck with hummingbird feeders.  However, after getting a look at this DIY feeder from Re-Nest I’m very tempted to make a go of it myself.  All it takes is a wine bottle, some wire, a rubber stopper and a copper tube.  Very manageable.

DIY Hummingbird Feeder From a Wine Bottle What Allie’s Making Now.

Image via What’s Allie Making Now

Creative Reuse: Discarded Buttons = Beautiful Bracelets

April 8, 2011 Leave a comment

This one’s for all you button factory workers out there: Courtesy of the INspirational INHABITAT, I give you button bracelets!

Quirky Necklaces Made From Buttons Found on the Factory Floor.

The artist, Mary McCormick, apparently collects discarded buttons from her father’s button factory floor and makes these beautiful bracelets out of them.  Count me as a big fan.  I don’t know when I’ll get my hands on enough buttons to make my own but it certainly serves as inspiration.  Check out her site for more.

Image via Rescate

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15 Repurposed Planters: Just Add Dirt

April 4, 2011 Leave a comment

As spring slowly warms things up around here we’ve got our eyes set on outdoor planting.  Thanks to Re-Nest, we’ve got a whole slew of ideas for what to use for planters without having to hit up Home Depot.  Specifically, we’ve got our eyes on the chair and the tin cans, as we happen to have both on hand.


via 15 Repurposed Planters: Just Add Dirt.

Image via The Seattle Times