Making a new thing out of an old thing isn't new. Lots of people are rediscovering how to reuse something creatively. Contribute your own in the comments!
Remember when you said you wished you knew how to solder?
If you live in the Tallahassee area, there is a new Maker Space called Making Awesome where you can create, repurpose, and repair virtually anything. Right now, Open House is every Wednesday evening. Here's the announcement:
A dress out of books?
DIY Solar Lamps - Repurpose some solar powered lawn lights and paper with images, for example, from an old encyclopedia.
**check out Make Magazine for ideas and inspiration.
90 Life Hacks to make your life easier: Guaranteed that you'll find at least two that you'll use right now!
List and photos are here. From How To Geek
Make a firepit out of an old washing machine drum:
DIY One Hour Upcycled Firepit
A reuseable calendar made from an old frame and glass with post-ittm notes
Convert your gas lawnmower to solar (or just get a push mower for free exercise):
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"How to" descriptions and links to other examples from Lee's Gas to Electric Build it Solar Lawn Mower Conversion here.
What you need:
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