Posted on | November 3, 2012

In times of low household budgets, we realize that a pinch of creativity can turn you easily into a DIY designer. See how socks, yesterday’s newspaper or plastic bottle caps can change the look of your interior plus add a lot of joy creating stuff yourself.



Need ideas for a ‘retro’ media apartment? Here we go:


Photos: Jay Watson (UK)



Lamp made with clothes pegs.

Photos: Maria Filter (Spain)



48 Hanger uses 48 discarded wire hangers to create a lampshade whitout the cover.

Photos: 101 Design Studio (South Korea)



Do you need sign posts for a party or event? Save paper and use leaves. // House decoration made from bottle caps.

Photo: Jean Martin   //     Photo: kreemo



Eric Cheung and Sean Martindal are turning poster-covered utility poles and walls into makeshift plant-holders.

Photo: Eric Cheung and Sean Martindal



These pieces explore themes of transformation and recovery through the metamorphosis of crushed beer cans from the streets of New York and cut out vinyl LP records into flocks of realistically crafted butterflies.

Photos: Paul Villinski



A repurposed garden tool, garden gate.    //    Reuse of books as coat hangers.

Photo: David / Montana Wildlife Gardener    //   Photo: Claire from POPPIES-LANE