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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Cupfuls of potential! 20 ideas for re-using "disposable" cups

A glowing sphere of plastic that kids will love ... DIY care of Honest to Nod.

A glowing sphere of paper that grown-ups will love! From Cut out and Keep (see the Instructables challenge for more paper-cup lamp ideas)

The amazing "Cup de Light" that has been zooming around the blogosphere and Pinterest in recent weeks

Delicate paper-cup garland DIY from Hey Gorgeous 

A little patriotic fringing for the upcoming holiday! From House of Earnest

Plastic cups covered in beautiful fabric give you these beauties ... care of Rebecca's DIY

Head to Wired and make some Cup Speakers... or, as they call them, iPod Ghetto Accessories.

A little plastic cup wrapped in jute cord (twine) results in a sweet plant pot. Care of Frugalful 

Similaraly, cups and clothes pins create a home for air plants. From Going Home to Roost

Make an awesome, wacky desk organizer!  Care of Curbly

Make a cute noisemaker for kids.  How-to at Creative Jewish Mom

This paper-cup wreath should not look this good. But it does. Instructions at Twig and Thistle

Turn paper cups into a colorful centerpiece! Care of Morgan Made It 

A little inspiration!  Go look at all the pics of this installation... hundreds of doodled-upon paper cups ...

Be completely inspired by this bookstore interior ... many more pics of Scrumptious Reads here.

The mundane paper cup becomes fine homeware in the hands of Rebecca Wilson ...

A lot of cups (in the US anyway) are made of #6 plastic ... just like shrinky dinks. The picture above is from 356 do-overs. You should also check out the instructions at Dollar Store Crafts and Craft Fail

Amazing "swiss candy jewelry" from Aunt Peaches ... actual detailed tutorials

Make a colorful suncatcher ... 

Or, finally, a shrinky plastic wind chime

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