This gorgeous mechanical heart shaped necklace would take the steadiest of hands to create, but if you are willing to put in the hard, delicate work, and get creative, you could have jewelry similar or the same as this without having to buy it from a shop! You may need to dismantle some old watches to get the right pieces for it though. You never know, you might find that creating this kind of fine art is a good hobby to spend some of your spare time on!
This invention is made to sit on the wall, and requires only one repurposed mason jar, some old wood, a cable with a light globe attached and obviously some screws to hold it all together. The repurposed jar, wall chandelier, is a great way to add a nice rustic feel to any room, and puts unwanted ‘junk’ items to good use. Where would this look best in your home?
Old cinder blocks can be used in a pot plant like manner. Stacking them in an interesting, unique way, and adding some nutrient rich soil, makes for a perfect home for your herbs or small decorative plants. Where previously there was only a boring brick wall, and concrete pathing, with seemingly nowhere to put any plants or other forms of outdoor decor, there is now a gorgeous feature garden made from cinder blocks! Great for modern and old styled homes alike, this invention hardly even takes up any space!
I’ve seen quite a few different inventions developed from cutlery lately, and I love them all, but these fork grasshoppers are by far the most unique! Great for decorating your coffee table, desk or mantelpiece, these clever little creatures are just one of many ideas you could come up with when making your own cutlery creation. Give it a try, think outside the box! Or rather, think inside the cutlery draw…
Got some old burned out light globes you need to get rid of? With a bit of care and precision, little terrarium’s such as these can be made, adding a small, desk friendly nature space to your boring old office or mantelpiece. Other glass containers such as jars can also be used if you don’t have any light globes like this floating around. Think not of the irritation and frustration of a blown globe, but rather, see it as a chance to be creative.
An interesting piece of knotted wood and some recycled metal piping, can be used to create a unique, rustic styled desk lamp for your home or workplace. This is another great, eco-friendly invention using recyclable materials and a bit of good old fashioned ingenuity.
Using interesting pieces of sturdy old, seemingly unusable wood, a very creative wine rack can be made. This clever design also allows wine glasses to conveniently hang underneath each bottle. It looks great, recycles old materials and uses up empty wall space with a useful purpose, why not make a rack or two yourself?
By re purposing some jars and some old wooden blocks, a unique, rustic styled chandelier can be created. Change your old ‘junk’ from being useless to useful with simple but fantastic inventions like this!
Recycled wooden crates make for a great centre piece or coffee table in an area such as a living room. All you need to do is get four wooden crates and attach them together in a way similar to or the same as shown in the photo, and add a fitting object in the centre to add the finishing touch! Not only does it look good, it has very handy shelves/compartments underneath, on all four sides, that you can store many things in, such as magazines or books.
This is a great use of old, unused skateboards. By adding a frame and covering the boards with neoprene, the same material used to make wetsuits, a comfortable chair can be made to suit both indoor and outdoor environments.