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Recycled Gecekondu Shelter at Berlin’s Tempelhof Airport Teaches Kids About Green Design

Recycled Gecekondu Shelter at Berlin’s Tempelhof Airport Teaches Kids About Green Design

The temporary shelters and outdoors furniture are located near the community garden at Tempelhof Airport. The aim of the space is to provide a place for kids and youngsters to learn all sort of crafts

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Three Discarded Shipping Pallets Get a New Lease on Life as a Dining Table

Three Discarded Shipping Pallets Get a New Lease on Life as a Dining Table

This rustic dining table isn't a vintage find, it's actually a beautiful piece made from three discarded shipping pallets! Using just a handful of nails and screws, some v33 Aquastop, and thrown-out

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DIY Father’s Day Gift: How to Make Recycled Plastic Bag Placemats for Your Dad

DIY Father’s Day Gift: How to Make Recycled Plastic Bag Placemats for Your Dad

If your dad is the chef of your family, show him how much you appreciate his meals by making him a set of cool and quirky recycled plastic bag placemats for Father's Day. We got this DIY gift idea from

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DIY Father’s Day Gift: Make Your Dad a New Clock Out of an Old Record

DIY Father’s Day Gift: Make Your Dad a New Clock Out of an Old Record

If your daddy-o is a record-lover, he'll appreciate the nostalgia of this DIY record clock - especially if you make it for him yourself! Recycling and repurposing crafts guru Tiffany Threadgould recently

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How To Make Refreshing Vegetable and Fruit Infused Water

How To Make Refreshing Vegetable and Fruit Infused Water

Summer is here at last, and whether you're entertaining guests or just trying to keep your kids hydrated, homemade fruit- or vegetable-infused water is one of the most refreshing beverages you can make.

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Beat the Summer Heat with these 30 Homemade Popsicle Recipes

Beat the Summer Heat with these 30 Homemade Popsicle Recipes

For both kids and grownups, there's no better summertime treat than an icy, cool popsicle -- but you don't have to settle for the sugar-filled, artificially-flavored pops offered at mini marts and ice

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iPhone Amplifier Reuses a Vintage Bike Horn to Blast Some Tunes

iPhone Amplifier Reuses a Vintage Bike Horn to Blast Some Tunes

Here at Inhabitat we have seen some very creative iPhone amplifiers that use bamboo canes, repurposed musical instruments and even an entire tree trunk to blast tunes. But here is one example you can

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How To: Recycle a Cardboard Box Into a DIY Earring Holder

How To: Recycle a Cardboard Box Into a DIY Earring Holder

Step One: Gather your materials You will need: A lid from a sturdy cardboard shoebox or similar box A stapler String, yarn, lace, ribbon or embroidery thread in assorted

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6 Delightful DIY Mother’s Day Gifts to Make for Your Mum

6 Delightful DIY Mother’s Day Gifts to Make for Your Mum

Easy-to-Make DIY Mother's Day Gifts: FABRIC NECKLACE If your mom likes jewelry, she'll love wearing a one-of-a-kind fabric necklace made by you. All you need is a few pieces of scrap fabric, some

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DIY: Reuse Leftover Pickle Juice to Make Homemade Pickled Daikon

DIY: Reuse Leftover Pickle Juice to Make Homemade Pickled Daikon

MATERIALS: - leftover pickle juice in a jar - veggies you want to pickle (daikon, other radish or garlic work great) STEP 1: Wash your veggies thoroughly and chop them up. STEP 2: Pop your

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DIY Cardboard Arcade by 9-Year Old Inspires Flashmob and Film

DIY Cardboard Arcade by 9-Year Old Inspires Flashmob and Film

This imaginative cardboard arcade is the awesome creation of nine year old Caine Monroy. After spending his summer vacation in his dad's used auto parts store building a fun-filled series of elaborate

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CB2 Invites You to DIY Saturdays with Local Craft Experts

CB2 Invites You to DIY Saturdays with Local Craft Experts

Calling all DIY lovers! In celebration of spring, CB2 will be hosting a series of DIY Saturdays for the next three Saturdays – April 21, 28 and May 5. These fun, interactive sessions will feature local

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6 Super Easy Gardening Projects To Do This Weekend

6 Super Easy Gardening Projects To Do This Weekend

Vertical Garden Panels by Flora Grubb If you've been admiring the beautiful floral work and installations by Flora Grubb but can't get out to San Fran, fear not, because she has plenty of DIY kits for

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6 Fuzzy Ways to Spruce up Your Space Using Moss!

6 Fuzzy Ways to Spruce up Your Space Using Moss!

Check out 6 amazing ways to green spaces with moss and learn how to make your own green graffiti: Live Moss Street Poetry by Anna Galforth Strook’s Reverse Moss Graffiti Mural Emerges from a Wall of

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Make Your Own Last-Minute Printables for Your Easter Treats

Make Your Own Last-Minute Printables for Your Easter Treats

No time to hop on down to the stationary store before Easter? No problem. All you need is a printer to create La-fabrique-a-bricole's colorful printable Easter cupcake toppers and tags for your Easter

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DIY: Transform Ordinary Jars Into Chalk Board Storage Bottles You Can Write On

DIY: Transform Ordinary Jars Into Chalk Board Storage Bottles You Can Write On

Got some boring old jars hanging around that need to be put to good use? Me too, so I made use of some extra chalk board paint and turned them into neat storage jars with built-in labels. The process is

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6 Unconventional and Unique Uses for LEGO

6 Unconventional and Unique Uses for LEGO

The Great Summer Zoofari Located next to real life counterparts at the Bronx Zoo, ¨The Great Summer Zoofari¨ is a series of animal sculptures made from our favorite Danish building blocks. Designed

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Repair Cafes in The Netherlands Give Life Back to Broken Objects

Repair Cafes in The Netherlands Give Life Back to Broken Objects

A new brand of DIY self-sufficiency is spreading across The Netherlands. Skilled craftswomen, mechanics, seamstresses, and handypersons are banding together to resist disposable consumer culture. It is

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The Poor Porker is a New Site Dedicated to DIY Upcycling on a Budget

The Poor Porker is a New Site Dedicated to DIY Upcycling on a Budget

The Poor Porker a rising DIY portal for the crafty, creative, and self-reliant “trash into treasure” aficionado. Founded in 2012 by eco-friendly duo Robyn and Jarrid, the site features new ways to

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Showcase Your DIY Project at San Francisco’s Earth Day Festival 2012

Showcase Your DIY Project at San Francisco’s Earth Day Festival 2012

Do you know how to build solar panels? Convert a motorcycle to electric? Breed an endangered species? Make a house more earth-friendly? Earth Day San Francisco is seeking cool DIY projects that save

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Reinhard Hunger Creates Quirky Birdfeeders From Random Found Objects

Reinhard Hunger Creates Quirky Birdfeeders From Random Found Objects

A retro boom box could hold lots of seeds and can be hang from its handle on a tree branch or hook. Hunger's grandmother’s chandelier was decorated with some old Christmas tree branches and could feed

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HP’s New Z1 Workstation Pops Open for Easy DIY Upgrades and Repairs

HP’s New Z1 Workstation Pops Open for Easy DIY Upgrades and Repairs

While Apple may offer some of the most popular computers around, Hewlett Packard will soon have them beat in at least one area of user-friendliness. The new HP Z1 workstation balances form, function, and

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DIY: How To Make Easy Homemade Baked Apple Chips

DIY: How To Make Easy Homemade Baked Apple Chips

Looking for a sweet, nutritious and tasty snack to munch on? Instead of stocking up on store-bought goodies, try your hand at baking a batch of some easy-to-make and scrumptious baked apple chips. All you

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DIY: Make Your Own Scrabble Coasters

DIY: Make Your Own Scrabble Coasters

Images: MadeByMarcy on Etsy Like our socks in the wash, some of the most important pieces in our board games seem to disappear without a trace. If you've experienced such a loss with your Scrabble

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Crafty Star Wars Nerd Builds an Amazing Millenium Falcon Guitar By Hand!

Crafty Star Wars Nerd Builds an Amazing Millenium Falcon Guitar By Hand!

Star Wars geeks and guitar junkies will instantly fall in love with this amazing Millenium Falcon guitar that was handcrafted by enthusiast Brian Fisk. Working to create a functioning guitar in

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This Awesome Drum Set Is Made from Repurposed Wine Barrels!

This Awesome Drum Set Is Made from Repurposed Wine Barrels!

If you're a drummer and a green enthusiast, you'll love this awesome drum set that's been built from repurposed wine barrels. With a complete kit that comes with a bass drum, toms, a snare, and a high hat

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128 Cardboard: A Clever Recycled Cardboard Fruit Bowl by SEMdesign

128 Cardboard: A Clever Recycled Cardboard Fruit Bowl by SEMdesign

Utrecht-based SEMdesign created this low-impact faceted bowl that is made entirely from cardboard so it can be easily recycled or composted at the end of its life. Named "Fruit Bowl 128 Cardboard", this

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6 Amazing Treehouse Beds That Make Bedtime Magical

6 Amazing Treehouse Beds That Make Bedtime Magical

What could possibly be cooler than living in a treehouse?  A warm and comfy treehouse bed in your very own room!  Not only does this make your child's room feel magical, but lofted beds are a great use

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DIY: How To Make a Hanging Bonsai String Garden

DIY: How To Make a Hanging Bonsai String Garden

What You'll Need: - Shade-loving plants with small root bases. Wilder story author Taylor Patterson recommends ferns, begonias, or orchids, but notes that "most plants should happily thrive provided

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DIY: Six Homemade Sweet Treats for Your Valentine

DIY: Six Homemade Sweet Treats for Your Valentine

Heart Shaped Toaster Pastries Kids and adults will love to sit down to these homemade heart shaped toaster pastries to start off their Valentine’s Day. Just cut 2 hearts out of a rolled out, organic,

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