Waste Not Want Not

Discovering ways to re-purpose discards, making items from scratch and being self-sufficient.


Junk Mail, Magazines and Catalogs Make a Come

Got time and magazines on your hands? Check this out. You won’t believe what you can do with old junk mail, magazines and catalogs.

Abstract Octopus

I made this tutorial several years ago. Since then, I’ve seen my tutorial all over the internet, including Apartment Therapy.I’ve decided to share it again here.

I hoard magazines. I cannot bear to throw them away even if I know I will never take the time to look at them again. Here’s a way to use those magazines I feel too guilty to throw away and create a colorful recycled magazine box for your home.

These are the (much pricier) inspiration:

(Tutorial after the jump)

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Plastic Grocery Bag Dispenser

You are going to love this idea if you are dealing with bag storage.  Also, this is a great idea for the diaper bag for disposal of soiled diapers, for picnic trash or just to take on camping trips, beach outings or just in the kitchen.  Thanks to tatertotsandjello for this idea!

Plastic Grocery Bag Dispenser

CLICK ON IMAGE FOR INSTRUCTIONS!