Eco DIY: Carbon Neutral Christmas Lights

by Nikki Algar December 1, 2013 Conservation

Matthew James Taylor explains how to make your own Carbon Neutral Christmas Lights from recycled materials. Click here to find out how… I’d like to see a pedal-powered version of this… it could light up the whole house, and just think of all the mince pies you could burn off in the process.

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Pretty things made of plastic bottles

by EcoStreet September 15, 2010 EcoArt

I’m constantly awed and  inspired by the amazing artists that share their work online, and two of my favourite artists who make art out of materials that some would throw away are Cynthia Korzekwa and Janet Botes.  Do go and have a look at their work, because if this blog post interests you, these ladies […]

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Wind-powered knitting machine

by EcoStreet September 6, 2010 EcoDIY

With the power of the wind, a knitting machine knits from the outside towards the inside of a building. The knitted material is harvested from time to time and rounded-off in individually packaged scarves. Each scarf has its own label which tells you in how much time it has been knitted and on which date. […]

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Flashback Friday: EcoDIY make a chair

by EcoStreet August 13, 2010 EcoDIY

Originally published in January 2008. Harness your creativity to make something useful and keep something else out of landfill. I like the idea of making unique pieces of furniture for my home, and I like not having to pay (or paying very little) for materials to make something that’s worth more than the sum of […]

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EcoDIY: Toddler pallet bed

by EcoStreet July 12, 2010 EcoDIY

I used to sleep on a pallet bed when I found myself a young single mom living in London on a small income and in need of a bed. For a few pounds and some help from a friend with a van, I got 12 old pallets home for a double-sized bed for me and […]

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EcoDIY: Quick and simple flower cookie cutter from a soup can

by EcoStreet June 19, 2010 EcoDIY

You only need an empty can and a pair of pliers to make this cute flower cookie cutter. Full instructions at Instructables: Quick And Simple Flower/Clover Cookie Cutter From A Soup Can

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EcoDIY: popsickle stick guitar

by EcoStreet May 27, 2010 EcoArt

If you live in the Northern Hemisphere you’ll be starting to eat frozen lollies before long. If you collected enough of them (friends, family, local Scout group) you too could make one of these. Isn’t it beautiful? Popsickle stick guitar [Instructables] Craftzine

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