Tuesday, December 20, 2011

RECYCLED PRODUCT IDEAS WEBSITE

Occasionally, I want to send you to a neat website that I found either on my own or one of you great readers found and I got hooked on.


In this case today, it was one of you that directed me there.  The other day, I was visiting Dani's wonderful blog, Eco Footprint South Africa, CLICK HERE to visit her website, and she had posted a link to a really cool website and I'm sharing that with you here.

It's a website that has pictures, hundreds and hundreds, of interesting and amazing ways that people have re purposed, or reused everyday products.


The website is http://www.recyclart.org/.

As she did at her site, here are a few of my favorite ideas:
Cork Plant Label - I am SO doing this, time to start saving corks
Old Rolling Pin Wall Hooks - I could do this with some old rolling pins we have
Cheese Grater Wall Storage - I could see MANY uses for something like this
Now, they don't give you instructions, it's more just for inspiration, but wow, what inspiration there is.  There are some that have links to websites or blogs with more information on how it was made, and some have links to where they are selling the item shown (Etsy for example).  Some are funky and cool and would be easy to make, while others are over the top and would require lots of work to accomplish.  Best of all, there are plenty of ideas for everyone.


So before you throw away that object that you didn't think you had a use for, check out this website and see if there is another use you can find for it, you just might be surprised.


Enjoy!

7 comments:

Tonya @ My Cozy Little Farmhouse said...

love it!

Annie's Granny said...

I wish I had seen this two weeks ago! I just threw an old rusty grater into the trash, as it was past the point of being safe for food preparation. I never would have thought to use it as shown, which would have been handy in my garden shed to hold the metal spikes I use as row markers!

1st Man said...

Tonya - It's a great website, fun to look at and dream (and plan!)

Granny - Ditto here, I threw away one that had been in the garage (why I have no idea, ha) and it would have been perfect! I just love that people can come up with these ideas.

sb158 said...

Hope you don't mind, but I found a few links on the Mother Earth News website that might help you as you get around to actually farming your farm:

Easy Gardening: How to Grow Food Without Any Hard Work

http://www.motherearthnews.com/organic-gardening/easy-gardening-zmaz77zbon.aspx

sb158 said...

And here are a couple more:

1-Acre Dreamin'

http://www.motherearthnews.com/modern-homesteading/one-acre-self-sufficient-homestead-zm0z11zkon.aspx


Start a 1-Acre, Self-Sufficient Homestead

http://www.motherearthnews.com/modern-homesteading/self-sufficient-homestead-zm0z11zkon.aspx?newsletter=1&utm_content=12.26.11+SLCS&utm_campaign=2011+SLCS&utm_source=iPost&utm_medium=email

1st Man said...

SB - Wow, THANK you for those links. I love visiting something someone else finds. I have a subscription (recent) to Mother Earth News but haven't spent much time on the website. I will check out those links. They are much appreciated. You're awesome!!

Colleen said...

If throwing anything out; throw it my way :}

38 Clever Ways To Repurpose Old Kitchen Stuff..........
http://www.woohome.com/diy-2/38-clever-ways-to-repurpose-old-kitchen-stuff

https://www.pinterest.com/ecocathy/reuse-recycle-kitchen-stuff/

100 Ways to Repurpose and Reuse Broken Household Items
http://www.diyncrafts.com/6081/repurpose/100-ways-repurpose-reuse-broken-household-items/6/