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Make a Quilt Block From Repurposed Steel and Wood
Made + Remade, DIY Network

A dozen participants, eleven women and one man, gathered together on a beautiful Saturday morning at Lura Campbell’s quilting studio in Helena, Alabama, for a four-hour workshop offered by Nathan Winkler of the Steel Quilt Company on how to make a quilt block with wood, steel, and tacks.

Nathan’s steel quilts are made by using hand-cut recycled steel, arranged in patterns on painted plywood backgrounds, and framed with recycled barn wood strips. Depending on how he prepares the materials, these pieces may hang indoors or out. I could even see them topped with glass and used as tabletops.

Detailed how-to with lots of pictures, here.

— rw

DIY Cassette Tape Wallet Tutorial from Instructables’ User mikeasaurus.

A cassette, zipper, scrap fabric and epoxy were used for this DIY. You could try substituting Krazy Glue for the epoxy. See the DIY full zip cassette pure below.

For other DIYs using recycled cassettes, see below:

DIY Recycled Cassette Bracelet from Isla Everywhere here.


DIY Illustrated Retro Mix Tape Printable from The Cart Before the Horse here. Link to full sheet of illustrated cassette tapes.

DIY Easy Cassette Tape Purse from Grinsebacke here.

DIY Inspiration: Cassette Bag with Headphone Handles by herzfabrik. Supply List: cassettes, plastic ties and 2 headphones.

DIY Guardians of the Galaxy Mix Tape Box Printable from 30 Minute Crafts here.

DIY Recyclables to Art Bottle Tutorial from Instructables’ User Kanshank.

You can use paper tape, glue from a glue gun, paint, stickers, charms etc… to embellish and remake an empty bottle. This tutorial uses paper tape, but you could also wet and rip a brown paper bag into ragged pieces and glue them to a bottle. This DIY reminds me of a lot of the altered potion bottles I’ve posted on my Halloween blog halloweencrafts.

Side Tables Made From Reused Bottles And Wood BY Tati Guimarães
Tati Guimarães is a Brazilian designer living in Barcelona from where she manages her design studio Ciclus. Founded in 2001, Ciclus expresses emotion through design and ideas are transformed with sensitivity into unique projects. Finding a creative use of bottles and pieces of wood she made …
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