10 ways to repurpose newspaper at home
Here are some practical ways to reuse all that newsprint.
This tutorial also includes templates for the super hero logos, which could come in handy for other super projects!
Just some awesome things to do.
Leaky garden hose? Turn it into a lawn chair instead!
This really is incredibly clever. The chairs are a simple wooden folding variety and are not permanently affixed to the wall. Yet when opened they stabilize, hold boxes of loose articles and are the perfect width from the wall to hang even the most bulky of garments.
The entire article Re-Thinking Furniture: Innovative Design Explorations by Yi Cong Lu from Core77 is a good read and full of clever designs.
After lots of use, sometimes cookie sheets get stained and dirty, and pretty much unusable.
So I decided to make a serving tray from this old cookie sheet.
The first thing I did was spray paint the tray.
While the paint dried, I picked out my favorite scrapbook paper.
Using spray adhesive, I covered the center of the of the cookie sheet to finish the tray.
I then coated it with a clear matte spray paint, and voila!
Instead of bringing a stroller on board a flight from Japan to the U.S., Amber Dohrenwend of The Cardboard Collective blog used a sturdy cardboard box — with casters attached to its bottom — to help tote both her toddler and her three-year-old daughter through long airport terminals and checkpoints.
Amber used a produce box — the kind with a waxy coating — that has holes already in it. An old necktie threaded through the box’s holes made a handy pull-strap.
Amber placed an extra piece of cardboard in the bottom of the box (pictured below), to give the box added stability and to cover the casters’ screws and bolts (so her kids wouldn’t sit directly on them!). The box’s dimensions are within those for carry-on items.
Find additional photos on The Cardboard Collective blog, as well as posts on other projects Amber’s made from cardboard.
Neat idea for decorating a kids play room! Or just a great way to display your board games if you are short on storage!