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“The thing is to ask yourself what you really want to do, and if it makes you happy. And even if somebody wants to do something, sometimes we still need a kick from life. Usually it’s when you feel that nothing worse can happen—then you decide to change. I decided to give it a try, and now I’m here: I’m actually a designer. I’m a professional.” 

Barcelona-based Maria Fiter and Marco Migliorisi transform unwanted bits of newspaper and plastic into upcycled lamps and musical instrument cases.

19 Genius Ways To Upcycle Your Child’s Plastic Dinosaur Collection

Dinosaurs will forever be in fashion. Jurassic Park made them ultra cool back in the early 90s and today they’re just as awesome. Plus, they have a great many uses… 

Turn Them Into Drawer Handles

A little spray paint and a spot of DIY and you’ve got yourself one epic desk. [Photo: Apartment Therapy]

Add Them To Your Terrarium

Who said plants were boring? [Photo: Yellow Brick Home]

Fashion Them Into A Coat Rack

This is one upcycling idea guaranteed to jazz up your dingy hallway. [Photo: Etsy]

Make Them Magnets

Never has a fridge looked so terrifyingly brilliant. [Photo: Yellow Brick Home]

Go For A Garland

Who needs fabric bunting when you can make this gender neutral garland? [Photo: DIY Candy]

Stick Them To A Mirror

If you’re up for something a bit quirky, we love this fun idea. [Photo: Etsy]

Use Them As Planters

Let’s be honest, these look WAY more exciting than regular plant pots. [Photo: Off Beat Home]

Turn A Diplodocus Into A Loo Roll Holder

This is one way to jazz up your bathroom. [Photo: The Chic Site]

Give Them An Ornamental Status

A little lick of paint and you’ve got yourself some brilliant shelf liners. [Photo: Etsy]

DIY Yourself A Dinosaur Necklace

A brilliant gift idea, if we do say so ourselves. [Photo: Made From Pinterest]

Turn Them Into Cup Handles

Definitely a different look for your kitchen. [Photo: White Lights On Wednesday]

Cram Them Into A Transparent Box

That’s one way to decorate your lounge. [Photo: eBay]

Make Yourself Some Great Place Holders

Ideal for weddings. [Photo: Pinterest]

Use One As A Ringholder

We reckon this fella would look lovely on your dressing table. [Photo: Safari]

Make This Badass Toothbrush Holder

All you need to do is drill a hole through the middle of the toy. [Photo: Pinterest]

Get All Arty And Make This Wall Hanging

Whoever said dinosaurs can’t look artistic? [Photo: Etsy]

Make Yourself These Epic Napkin Rings

Makes napkins WAY more modern. [Photo: Hannah Kate Flora]

DIY Yourself A Dino Serving Dish

We could see this becoming the new cake stand. [Photo: Three Little Monkeys Studio]

Create Some Excellent Jar Toppers

Suddenly jam jars are everything. [Photo: Pinterest]

If anybody in the greater Orlando has an excessive amount of plastic shopping bags, I’ll take them!

Somebody I know is collecting plastic bags to crochet into floor mats for the homeless, each mat takes over 600 bags to make.

Will pick up bags (we can meet in a public place)

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Indoor Gardening at the Office

Hey Guys - Office Gardening Update!

In early January, I got sick of the complete dry and drabness of my new office building, so I started upcycling our cereal bowls and planters to grow edible greens. About 2 months later, I’ve expanded to 15 planters and 5 types of lettuce. This past week, I harvested my first crop! It was quite a hefty plate of salad for lunch!

I hope this goes to show people that you really can grow food anywhere, even it’s not in “your space.” Even if you don’t grow food, my goodness it’s simply a joy to see some green stuff this time of year, you know?

I’m not stopping here…I’m going to keep expanding!