How to Create a Mosaic with old CDs

How to Create a Mosaic with old CDs

We’re at that place in time: everyone’s got CDs around but hardly anyone’s using them. They don’t have the same vintage appeal of records, so tons of old discs are finding themselves in the dump. But guess what? They can make for a magical DIY material. Here’s how one Instructables community member “Upmade” turned some old CDs into a breathtaking kitchen backsplash. You can use the method on just about anything with a few modifications.

Step 1: Cut the CDs

These Dynamite scissors work best. Get tips for this part of the process VIA Instructables/Upmade.

Step 2: Coat CDs that split with white glue before cutting, if needed

Read more VIA Instructables/ Upmade.

Step 3: Make the perfect cuts

Cut randomly, but it helps to separate pieces by size before you start the installation. Read more VIA Instructables/ Upmade.

Step 4: Start creating your backsplash with temporary adhesive

Read more VIA Instructables/ Upmade.

Step 5: Apply grout


This step presented some special challenges. Read more VIA Instructables/ Upmade.

Want to do this but don’t have a stack of old CDs around? Try Freecycle to see if you can score some.

See the full how-to VIA Instructables

This Farmer Built a Cozy Cob Home for $250 – Tenant Pays Rent in Milk

This Farmer Built a Cozy Cob Home for $250 – Tenant Pays Rent in Milk

A cob home is built from natural materials such as subsoil, water, fibrous organic material (such as straw), and sometimes lime.

Michael Buck, a 59-year old former art teacher and farmer, built an amazing one-bedroom cob house from scratch without any power tools whatsoever. Buck spent eight months creating this hobbit-style cob house design using a building technique he learned from a book. This is a great example of building a home on a budget.

Buck told Trehugger.com, “A house doesn’t have to cost the earth, you only need the earth to build it. I wanted to show that houses don’t have to cost anything. We live in a society where we spend our lives paying our mortgages, which many people don’t enjoy.”

According to Mirror.co.uk, Buck rents this cob house to a lady who pays her rent in milk.

Buck spent two years gathering materials that he himself found and salvaged. The floorboards are made from pieces of a derelict boat and the windows from a scrapped truck. The roofing is made from straw that Buck gathered and hauled from nearby fields.

Watch the videos below to see everything in this interesting cob house. Share if you know a hobbit who needs a home. 🙂

See more images at Trehugger.com

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Awesome DIY Drum Kit Chandeliers & Lights

Awesome DIY Drum Kit Chandeliers & Lights

If you’re a musician or music lover, have you ever thought of using old instruments to create beautiful home decor? Us DIYers and home decor lovers have found some amazing uses for old instruments. In this case, we found some amazing uses for drum kits we wanted to share with you.

The drum sets in these images and articles have been repurposed as chandeliers and lights to light up a living space like music can light up our lives. A few of the articles below actually have tutorials to walk you through the process of creating your own DIY drum kit chandelier or light setup.

Know any drummers who would love these? Feel free to share this with them! They’ll love it! – We did 🙂

 

Link – DIY Drum Kit Chandelier
Link – Drum Kit Chandelier – Instructables
Link – How to Create a Real Drum Shade Pendant Light
Link – Snare Drum Swag Lamp

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124 Creative DIY Ideas for Reusing Old Plastic Bottles

124 Creative DIY Ideas for Reusing Old Plastic Bottles

Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. HT&I loves when we can turn trash into new and useful green DIY projects. Plastic bottles can be used for a ton of items around the home, garden, and just about anywhere. Plastic bottles are durable, flexible, food-safe, and resilient.

There are 1000’s of simple DIY ideas you can do yourself for upcycling and recycling plastic bottles into amazing things for your home or workspace. Some of the impressive we’ve seen are room dividers and curtains, vegetable and herb containers, cute planters, chandeliers, and a sci-fi rocket jet pack for the kids–they’ll love it!

The articles below showcase some of the most amazing ways that people have repurposed and reused old plastic bottles. Here are 124 ways to reuse old plastic bottles that you can easily implement today.

Link – 23 Creative Ways to Reuse Old Plastic Bottles
Link – 31 Creative Ways to Reuse Plastic Bottles
Link – 30 Mind-Blowing Ways To Upcycle Plastic Bottles At Home And The Office
Link –  40 DIY Decorating Ideas With Recycled Plastic Bottles

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200+ Amazing DIY Pallet Projects Anyone Can Do

200+ Amazing DIY Pallet Projects Anyone Can Do

Wooden transport pallets have become popular for DIY projects in recent years because they can be used for so many things and are relatively easy to get. Another reason people love using wooden pallets is because there are so many decorations and items, such as beds, chairs, desks, gardens, you name it!

This rustic wood offers endless flexibility and creativity. Many pallet crafts can be built over a weekend. Wood Pallets can be transformed into some wonderful decor for your home or garden.

The articles below offer an enormous amount of fabulous ideas for inspiration. Click on the links below to see a ton of amazing DIY pallet projects.

 

Link – 22 Genius DIY Pallet Projects
Link – 110 DIY Projects That You Can Make & Sell
Link – 45 Easiest DIY Projects with Wood Pallets, You Can Build
Link – 42 DIY Recycled Pallet Bed Frame Designs

 

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Featured image via 101PalletIdeas.com

Tutorial: Build an amazing DIY pergola with fire pit, swings, & serving area

Tutorial: Build an amazing DIY pergola with fire pit, swings, & serving area

Finding yourself with a lot of room in your backyard and not sure what to do with it? Looking for a place where family and friends can comfortably spend time together? A pergola might just be the what your backyard is missing and you can even build it yourself with this tutorial by Lauren and her husband, Brett, at the Little White House Blog. This couple is in the process of restoring and transforming their 100-year-old farmhouse in Alabama.

A pergola is similar to a gazebo but with a roof. The sitting area is typically shaded by wooden posts and a cross section of beams. Instead of adding an actual wooden roof, people often add vines or other plants to complete the roof.

In the article below, Lauren and Brett walk you through their step-by-step process full with images and where you can purchase the right materials to make your very own pergola with a fire pit, swings, and serving area.

Read the full tutorial at Remodelaholic

See the original post by Lauren and Brett HERE

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