Top 10 Things to do With Pine Cones
While out walking the dog in the woods I often see Conifer cones all over the floor, just about everywhere. But the other day I saw someone collecting them (hundreds of them) and wondered what on earth they could make or indeed do with all that make pine cones. Well, it seems there are quite a lot of options, but I thought I would bring you just 10…
Top 10 Things To Make With Old Pianos
One thing you will not know about me is that I love playing the piano. One day in a bar I just started tinkering with one and suddenly it was like I understood how to play it! (or maybe I was just drunk) Sadly I could never in a million years afford to get my own one, I did think about getting an old one once and renovating it. But it seems people have other uses for their old pianos…
Top 10 Creative and Best DIY Swimming Pools
We all have our goals in life. And one of mine is to one day own a house and garden big enough to have my very own swimming pool in. Sure it is a big goal to have, but if I work hard enough and save long enough maybe I will get there. But it seems some people can’t be bothered with all that saving and waiting for nonsense and just make their own…
Top 10 Things To Make With Bottle Corks
While round a friend’s house the other day we got talking about upcycling and the creative and amazing things people recycle things into. It seems that with each passing year more and more amazing and more useful things are created. It was while looking at these sorts of images that my friend asked me what I thought she should make with a draw full of corks! (I didn’t ask how she ended up with a whole drawer full) but I thought I would go one step better and bring her 10 ideas. But in my opinion, these are the World’s best…
Top 10 Things To Make With Diskettes
You know you are “getting on a bit” when you start to notice how far technology has come since you were a child. And for me one thing that I have noticed more than anything else changing is computer memory! Nowadays it is all cloud data that, terabyte this and when I was a teenager I had to make do with cassette tapes and floppy disks! But this blog post is inspired by the later and we will be finding out that other people have happy memories of their 3.5″ Diskettes as well. So I thought I would bring you what I think is…
Top 10 Creative and Best Repurposed Barbed Wire
Today I am the unhappy owner of a bruised knee. I got it because while out walking the dog and I tripped over some hidden barbed wire and had a soft landing on my knee. But don’t worry, it really isn’t all that bad at all, but I did have to wonder if there was a better use of barbed wire other than being left to be tripped over! Well, it turns out that in people can make some rather amazing things with it! So without further ado I bring you…
Top 10 Ways To Recycle Airplanes
If there is one thing I wish I had got to do in my life it is to fly on Concorde. Not that I did and indeed will ever have enough money to do so, but it would have been nice. But alas they are all been mothballed (because they were dangerous) and are now in museums around the World. But what happens to all the other passenger planes that have been retired or scrapped? Well, it seems people do all sorts of strange things with them…
Top 10 Things To Make With Cassette Tapes
Today I am feeling a little nostalgic and have been remembering the days when I used to have a load of cassette tapes to play in the car, now I have CD’s and my Nexus 7 to play my music on. But people who only know CD’s and I-Pods will never know what it was like to have to rewind a cassette with a pencil, use that same pencil to pull the tape back in after the player has tried to eat it, and the mental art of pressing record at the exact time that favourites song is played on the radio. But what am I supposed to do with all these old cassettes I have found? Well, it seems …
Top 10 Creative and Best Repurposed Refuse Skips
I HATE gardening! I have tried, and tried to enjoy it, but just don’t like it. I do gardening in fits and phases, so when I am feeling “up for it” I will have a go. And this week I have been trying to get rid of a load of bricks from an old wall, so what I did was hire a rubbish skip. The problem was that after I chucked some dirt and loose gravel into it, it then started to rain and filled up! Right now it is sat in the front garden looking like a tramps swimming pool! But that gave me an idea…
Top 10 Creative and Best Repurposed Plastic Milk Bottles
We all have to go through disappointments in life because it is what makes us stronger and appreciate the better times in life even more. But one moment will be with me forever and never to be forgotten. You see, while on holiday in Devon, UK once I got the chance to try fresh cows milk straight from the cow. Let me tell you that if ever you get the chance to do the same…DON’T!!! It was awful and I was so disappointed because I really thought it would have been much better than milk from a carton. So I think I should try to find some uses for all those empty milk cartons I will make over the years, so without further ado I bring …
Top 10 Creative Things to do With Drinking Straws
Drinking straws are one of those things that I always feel nostalgic over. The moment the liquid touches my lips after passing through the plastic is the moment my mind takes me back to lazy summers having picnics with ex-girlfriends, party’s and memories of my mum offering my friends and me a glass of juice after playing football. But I have been wondering if people do anything else with plastic straws other than drink with them, and it seems people use them for all sort of things…