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I love Australia, our lifestyle, work ethics and spirit of entrepreneurship and adventure. BUT, we are a shockingly wasteful society. If you've had the fortune to travel through third world countries, you would have seen that everything possible is reused, re-purposed or recycled. We'll start this album - and add to it, but why don't YOU send us your ideas and images so that we can add them too?

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Does your home need extra shelf space? If you have old baseballs lying around, give them a new lease on life and by turning them into a baseball shelf! We say this is a perfect gift for any baseball aficionado.

How to Build a Shelf From Baseballs

Does your home need extra shelf space? If you have old baseballs lying around, give them a new lease on life and by turning them into a baseball shelf! We say this is a perfect gift for any baseball aficionado.

Want to build a greenhouse in your backyard? Well, if you have access to plenty of glass jars, you can use them for this easy DIY greenhouse project.

Glass Jar Greenhouse

Want to build a greenhouse in your backyard? Well, if you have access to plenty of glass jars, you can use them for this easy DIY greenhouse project.

With just a little resourcefulness and creativity, you can make pretty accessories for yourself and your daughter. This bracelet is made out of soda pop tabs and a red ribbon – a very easy DIY project!

Soda Pop Tab Bracelet

With just a little resourcefulness and creativity, you can make pretty accessories for yourself and your daughter. This bracelet is made out of soda pop tabs and a red ribbon – a very easy DIY project!

Do you have an old, unused propane tank out the back of the house? If you do, then you’re already halfway to owning an awesome DIY pizza oven! We’ve featured a propane tank turned pizza oven project before, but this one is simpler and easier to build!

How to Turn a Propane Tank Into a Pizza Oven

Do you have an old, unused propane tank out the back of the house? If you do, then you’re already halfway to owning an awesome DIY pizza oven! We’ve featured a propane tank turned pizza oven project before, but this one is simpler and easier to build!

Do you need a potting bench? Well, you don’t have to spend a hundred dollars to get one. You can have a potting bench for just a fraction of the cost by building it yourself using an old wood door! Here's how. Old Wood Doors, Get One, Recycling, Bench, Canning, Old Wooden Doors, Upcycle, Home Canning, Desk

Old Wood Door Potting Bench

Do you need a potting bench? Well, you don’t have to spend a hundred dollars to get one. You can have a potting bench for just a fraction of the cost by building it yourself using an old wood door! Here's how.

There’s been a call to minimize the use of plastic bags, but what do we do with those bags that remain in our homes? Well, we can recycle them into useful DIY baskets! We’ll show you how to do just that in this article. Use Of Plastic, Plastic Bags, Reuse, Upcycle, Recycling Ideas, Basket Weaving, Baskets, Homes, Diy

How to Turn Plastic Bags into a Basket

There’s been a call to minimize the use of plastic bags, but what do we do with those bags that remain in our homes? Well, we can recycle them into useful DIY baskets! We’ll show you how to do just that in this article.

Do you have used soda bottles in a storage cupboard somewhere? Instead of throwing them out, you can easily repurpose them. You can put any intact plastic bottle to good use by turning it into an adorable little piggy bank. We’ll show you how in this article. Soda Bottles, Plastic Bottles, Pig Bank, Money Making Crafts, Recycling Ideas, Cupboard Storage, Turning, Repurposed, Kids

DIY Piggy Bank From Used Soda Bottles

Do you have used soda bottles in a storage cupboard somewhere? Instead of throwing them out, you can easily repurpose them. You can put any intact plastic bottle to good use by turning it into an adorable little piggy bank. We’ll show you how in this article.

If you’re thinking of throwing out that old, discarded bathtub out back of the house, you may reconsider. You can always repurpose an old tub into a chair! Sure, the job is going to require some muscle and skill, but just take a look at the finished product! Third World Countries, Recycling Ideas, Reuse, Repurposed, Bathtub, Muscle, Canning, Cool Stuff, Chair

How to Turn a Bath Tub into a Chair

If you’re thinking of throwing out that old, discarded bathtub out back of the house, you may reconsider. You can always repurpose an old tub into a chair! Sure, the job is going to require some muscle and skill, but just take a look at the finished product!

If you have limited gardening space and some old wine barrels around the yard, this DIY wine barrel planter project is for you. This DIY wine barrel planter suggests an old rustic look that certainly adds to its creative charm. Click on the article to learn how to make your own wine barrel planter now. Make Your Own Wine, Make It Yourself, Wine Barrel Planter, Wine Barrels, Recycling Ideas, Garden Spaces, Planters, Yard, Gardening

How to Make Planters Out of Wine Barrels

If you have limited gardening space and some old wine barrels around the yard, this DIY wine barrel planter project is for you. This DIY wine barrel planter suggests an old rustic look that certainly adds to its creative charm. Click on the article to learn how to make your own wine barrel planter now.

The clawfoot bathtub couch first appeared in the movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Since then, it has captured the attention of the world. Buying one might set you back more than a thousand dollars. Building one won't cost much more than a used tub, a few inexpensive materials, and some hard but happy work. Third World Countries, Recycling Ideas, Diy Arts And Crafts, Clawfoot Bathtub, Tiffany, Couch, Movie, Breakfast, Building

DIY Clawfoot Bathtub Couch

The clawfoot bathtub couch first appeared in the movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Since then, it has captured the attention of the world. Buying one might set you back more than a thousand dollars. Building one won't cost much more than a used tub, a few inexpensive materials, and some hard but happy work.

Who doesn’t love a good, long afternoon picnic? This excellent DIY suitcase picnic basket will not only hold your wine, cheese, chips, cups, and utensils, it also doubles as a table! This project is easy and will cost you next to nothing, too. Diy Picnic Table, Diy Table, Recycling Ideas, Repurposing, Cheese Chips, Outdoor Crafts, Wine Cheese, Wedding Tables, Camping And Hiking

How to Turn a Suitcase into a Picnic Table

Who doesn’t love a good, long afternoon picnic? This excellent DIY suitcase picnic basket will not only hold your wine, cheese, chips, cups, and utensils, it also doubles as a table! This project is easy and will cost you next to nothing, too.

Have you any plastic jugs that are destined for some landfill somewhere? Why not do both the environment and your home by turning those jugs into storage compartments? This DIY storage system is so easy your kids can join in on the fun! Extra Storage, Diy Storage, Plastic Jugs, Recycling Ideas, Storage Compartments, Turning, Environment, Join, Diy Projects

Recycled Plastic Jug Storage System

Have you any plastic jugs that are destined for some landfill somewhere? Why not do both the environment and your home by turning those jugs into storage compartments? This DIY storage system is so easy your kids can join in on the fun!

Don’t you just love playful and creative garden art? This project shares tips for making garden art dogs from old rubber boots or wellies. Who says you can’t teach old boots new tricks? Old Boots, Real Dog, Recycling Ideas, New Tricks, Garden Art, Making Out, Diy Projects, Creative, Dogs

DIY Rubber Boot Dog

Don’t you just love playful and creative garden art? This project shares tips for making garden art dogs from old rubber boots or wellies. Who says you can’t teach old boots new tricks?

Compost is garden gold. These DIY composters made from milk crates are exceedingly functional, smart-looking, inexpensive, and quite easy to make. If you’re an avid gardener and you have a few milk crates in the shed, this project is for you. Landscape Curbing, Garden Solutions, Amazing Life Hacks, Milk Crates, Recycling Ideas, Urban Gardening, Composting, Wooden Pallets, Vegetable Gardening

DIY Milk Crate Composter

Compost is garden gold. These DIY composters made from milk crates are exceedingly functional, smart-looking, inexpensive, and quite easy to make. If you’re an avid gardener and you have a few milk crates in the shed, this project is for you.

Many people consider the horseshoe a symbol of good luck and protection. But it can be much, much more than that. Here are 10 awesome DIY ideas for repurposing old horseshoes! Horseshoe Boot Rack, Horseshoe Wreath, Horseshoe Crafts, Horseshoe Christmas Tree, Fairy Doors, Horseshoes, Recycling Ideas, Repurposing, Yard Art

10 Things You Can Make with Horseshoes

Many people consider the horseshoe a symbol of good luck and protection. But it can be much, much more than that. Here are 10 awesome DIY ideas for repurposing old horseshoes!

Building your own compost bin is a great way to reduce household waste and improve your garden’s soil quality. This DIY build is a sturdy, rodent, and rot-free container for all your compost. It’s made from reclaimed timber, and you can build it in one day if you have the right tools! insert SM copy here Diy Garden Projects, Easy Diy Projects, Home Projects, Build Compost Bin, Organic Nutrients, Kitchen Waste, Garden S, Recycling Ideas, Backyard

DIY Compost Bin

Building your own compost bin is a great way to reduce household waste and improve your garden’s soil quality. This DIY build is a sturdy, rodent, and rot-free container for all your compost. It’s made from reclaimed timber, and you can build it in one day if you have the right tools! insert SM copy here