Posts Tagged ‘Recycle’

Phone sheep

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

I love Sheep I guess it is a good thing since there are so many in Ireland!!!!!

This is why I absolutely loved to read this article from Tree Huger about how Jean-Luc Cornec converted phones into sheep!

Look how cool the look:

Milk Carton recycle

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

It is amazing what one can do with milk cartons and a bit of imagination!

We are really big milk drinkers at home so we have a lot of milk cartons every week to recycle.

I think that I should consider turning them into something beautiful like in the following photos!

From maya made:

From Etsy:

From Kiwimag online:

From Lilla:




Monday, April 1st, 2013

I am a table cloth person but when I saw the placemats that  ReMakes mades it really made me think that I should start using them right now!

Their placemats are made from reclaimed billboards and film posters and of course they are all unique! each set of four is randomly cut and selected from the same poster.



Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

Making Waste better…. This is the  motive for UpCycle. In this web site you can find great info about how you can make great things from factory waste or even waste that you might have at home.

Here are some examples of some great ideas!

This  is a Yoyo made from re-using Nivea moisturising tubes:

This is a swing made from an off-cut that is left over whilst manufacturing a road barrier in Mergon Ltd in West Meath.The rope is manufactured in CarryMcarry rope Networks in Donegal and can be made from recycling plastic bottles.

These lamps are made from jar lamps.


Upcycle magazine

Sunday, February 17th, 2013

I am always thinking on ways to reinvent what I already have. If you want inspiration for your projects browse this delightful website! the ideas are endless. If you do not believe me take a look!!!!!!!!!!!


A quilt made of old jeans:

Chicken Coop from upcycled materials:

From light bulb to Vase:

Recycle your Christmas waste

Sunday, January 6th, 2013

We all produce that much extra during the Christmas holidays.

I made a list of tips to remember to recycle all your Christmas waste:

  • Recycle your used packaging, used electrical items and batteries at your local recycling centre or waste collector.
  • Keep glass separate for recycling at the bottle bank or recycling centre. Do not leave your bottles on the ground in boxes or bags at the bottle bank.
  • Recycle your used cardboard and Christmas wrapping paper by folding rather than scrunching it up.  Christmas crackers and Christmas cards are all recyclable.  Make sure all the cardboard and paper is clean and dry.
  • No need to worry about selotape on wrapping paper; this can be recycled too!
  • Recycle food tins and aluminium drink cans – Remove any left over food from tin and rinse out the drink can and if you can, squash the tin/can.
  • Recycle plastic drinks bottles, milk bottles, shampoo bottles, detergent and washing up liquid bottles, soap dispenser bottles, shower gel bottles and yoghurt drink bottles by rinsing these bottles out to get rid of any leftovers, squash them and place in recycle bin at recycling centre/waste collector.
  • Recycle glass bottles/jars at your local recycling centre or bottle bank.
  • When the festivities are over bring any unwanted gifts of clothes or toys to your local charity shop/recycling centres or give them away online through sites such as
  • If you have a real Christmas tree you can avail of the collection service provided by your County Council.

Rug made of t-shirts

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

I am constantly thinking on ways to recycle things that I have around the house that I do not want/use any more.

My lovely lovely has tonnes of t-shirts. I know he would never let me, but I would love to put to a better use all those t-shirts that are too old to wear.

I think I can convince him to donate the t-shirts to do one of my crafts 😉 I found a brilliant tutorial on  how to convert old t-shirts in a design looking rug!!!

This is how the final product should look:


Magazine box

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

My husband and I go through a fair amount of magazines. I do like buying interior design magazines and he likes to buy photography ones. I do always recycle them but even so I feel guilty to use to much paper.

I would love to try to give a second life to those magazines before I recycle them.  So I started to look on line what I could do with a bunch of magazines.

And look what I found!

If you want how to do it, read this tutorial!!!


Friday, October 26th, 2012

Have you ever though that what you might think is junk others can turn it into something wonderful?

This is what Junktion do. This is a company founded in Tel Aviv that they give a second chance to junk. They take every day objects that are not used any more and convert them into something wonderful!
Here there are some of their fantastic products:

These chairs are made with window frames:

This Hanger is made with an electric isolator!

Do you have an old stove top that you want to recycle?


Recycle Art

Saturday, September 15th, 2012

If you have a bunch of things that you do not want any more, do not trough them away without checking this web site!

Recyclart is a wonderful website where you can get inspiration on how to convert your junk into art!

If you have a lot of corks from your wine drinking look what you can do:

Do you need some bird feeders?

A cool hanger!!

This one is specially for my sister in law! she really likes these shoes!