Friday, January 27, 2012

RePlayGround at the American Folk Art Museum!

This February 2nd, 2012, RePlayGround will be hosting Make It Thursday at the American Folk Art Museum! We'll spread some crafty recycling inspiration with an upcycling talk, then we'll teach how to make your own soda tab bracelet. ReMake It! author Tiffany Threadgould will also be available for a book signing.

Admission to the event is $10 and includes refreshments. For more information on the event check out the museum website:

American Folk Art Museum
2 Lincoln Square
Columbus Avenue at 66th Street
New York, NY 10023
Thursday, February 2, 2012 from 6pm - 7:30pm

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Create with Crates!

We recently added some upcycled storage space in our RePlayGround studio. We used discarded wooden wine crates, and stacked them to create shelving space. Colorful clamps secure the boxes together.

For a few more DIY storage crate ideas, check out these easy instructions:

Add casters to the bottom of a crate to build a moveable bookcase by

Build floating kitchen shelves by

Spice up your garden with these crate planters by

These storage projects are the cratest way to get organized!

Friday, January 13, 2012

DIY wine cork stoppers

Elsie Larson's blog A Beautiful Mess is a great source for DIY upcycled inspiration. We love her thread spool wine cork project, and you can learn how to make them here!

RePlayGround is always thinking of ways to upcycle wine corks as well. Our favorite use for old corks is to make them into a trivet. Check out our ReMake It trivets here!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Tote Overload in New York Mag

New York magazine recently ran an article called Tote Overload (Dec. 12 2011). The article makes a good point about consumption. There's no argument that reusable totes make an impact on the burgeoning plastic trash problem we face. But over consumption can still occur with the eco-friendly tote bag. Professional personal organizer Beth Zeigler came up with an innovative solution. She staged a redistribution drive this December in L.A, and collected 1,900 unused reusable bags for redistribution. Great! Now let's get these drives to catch on in cities nationwide!
To view the entire article, click here.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Create a CD jewel case calendar. Just in "time" for the New Year!

This calendar project will make a "clear case" for recycling projects this year! All you need is a CD jewel case, some scrap paper and a pair of scissors. You can even recycle last years calendar pages into this crafty creation. Check out my complete how to with instructions and illustrations over at the superfab

Happy 2012 everyone and let's start ReMaking this year off right!