Monday, February 28, 2011

ReMake It! To your local bookstore!

Woo hoo! I'm pleased to share that the ReMake It book is finally on store shelves!

My super nice publisher sent over this first review from Publishers Weekly which says really lovely things about the book.

Feel free to help spread the recycling love and share this book with your friends! At $12.95 and nearly 100 projects, you get a whole lot of value for your trash.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

ReMake It: Soda Bottle Soap Dish

This soda bottle soap dish project is the latest from the world of TerraCycle DIY videos. It's also one of the fun projects in my new book ReMake It! which will be in stores this week! Woo hoo! Pick up a copy for yourself at Barnes and Noble, Amazon, or your favorite local bookstore. And if your book store doesn't carry them, send them over to Sterling Publishing to stock the crafty love so they can share with all of their customers!

Get ready to ReMake It!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Book it! Events!

*Dates have been updated below. Note the new schedule of events*
Hi there RePlay ReMakers! I'm getting super duper excited about the launch of my new book, ReMake It, in stores this March!

To celebrate we have a few scraptacular events! If you're in the New York City area, be sure to swing by one of these book signing events:
Green in BKLYN on March 19, 2-4pm  Will be rescheduled
The Powerhouse Arena on April 10, 3-4pm
Sustainable NYC on April 7, Now on April 21st 7-9pm (Happy Earth Day eve!)
Each event will have a fun, free crafty project. We'll have books available at all of these locations. Or, you can always pick one up online at Barnes and Noble and Both the book and the events are filled with trashtastic loads of fun!

Woo hoo for ReMaking It!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Bottle Cap Creations

This week I discovered a fun twist on used bottle caps! The blog Another Limited Rebellion features a collection of action figures made from bottle caps and other junk pile items. Take a look at this robot made entirely of Gatorade caps:

To see more robot designs on ALR Design Blog, click here!

Here at RePlayGround, we have another fun take on the bottle cap. It's the T-Shirt Checkerboard, and it's made from t-shirts, shoelaces, and 24 discarded bottle caps. With a little sewing and creativity, you can make your own checkerboard to go! This project is one of 95 do-it-yourself projects in our new ReMake It! Book.

This checkerboard will top all others!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

More Repurposed Coat Rack Ideas

The new RePlayGround Coat Hanger Rack made it's debut in the studio recently, and this week I'd like to feature some other eco-crafters who make hanging racks from repurposed items. These coat racks were all handmade Etsy finds!

Vintage Silverware Coat Rack
By: JJEvensen Art
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Antique Hook Rack
By: Blue Bird Heaven
Visit the shop

Birch Branch Rustic Hooks
By: Vermont Branch Company
Visit the shop

It's always great to see other eco-crafty people at work!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Make: Projects!

I just heard from Make Magazine that they have a fancy new dynamic collaborative projects database called Make: Projects! These projects allow people to interact and improve them over time.

The website is in Beta testing, but already loaded with projects to build, hack, tweak, share, and discover. And be sure to check out the two featured by yours truly just in time for hole-y sweater weather - felted sweater potholder and felted sweater scarf.

image courtesy Make Magazine