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10 Awesome Gadgets Recycled from Unwanted Stuff

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Diy gadgets recycledWhile you can now chose from numerous innovative gadgets, the good news is that you can make even better things yourself.

Do-it-yourself is an awesome option if (1) you have no money to buy gifts, (2) you have plenty of unwanted stuff at home you want to recycle, (3) you love unique things, (4) you enjoy doing things with your own hands, (5) you are eco-friendly…

Well, there are plenty of reasons you may want to consider the following tips:

1. Recycle a Phone Book into a Pen Organizer

An awesome, simple and genius way to make use of an unwanted phone book: it won’t take you more than a few minutes to make it! (via chicaandjo.com)

Phone Book into a Pen Organizer

2. Recycle Floppy Disks into a Pen Holder

Another pen organizer: turn your floppy disks (is anyone still using them???) into a pen and pencil holder (via The Gadget Blog):

Pen and pencil holder

3. Recycle a Floppy Disk into a Notepad

Another way to re-use your old floppy disk: create a stylish notepad of them (via MAKE)!

Floppy Disk into a Notepad

4. Recycle a Paper Clip into an iPhone Stand:

Very easy and very usable: no excuse for not trying it out:

iPhone stand

5. Recycle Pringles Can into an iPhone Dock

Another geeky holder:

The entire project cost around 5 dollars and was quite fun. The project requires nothing but the can itself, a set of speakers, hot glue, ipod cable (if you want), and an exacto knife

Pringles Can into an iPhone Dock

via neatorama.com

6. Recycle Milk Bottles into Home Lights

These lights made of milk bottles will be the most famous thing in your neighborhood. Both the instruction and the video below also detail how far you can go configuring it!

Nilk bottles into lamps

7. Recycle Cassette Tapes into a Lamp

Here is another stylish hack for your interior: glue old cassette tapes together and fashion them into a lamp (via Boing Boing).

The color of each cassette’s plastic shell and the half-rewound spooling of the magnetic tape itself will determine the kaleidoscopic pattern cast upon the walls.

Cassette Tapes into a Lamp

8. Recycle Glass Bottles into a Coffee Table

I am not sure if it is safe for kids (as they tend to break everything) but it is rather reliable: it can hold upwards of 200 pounds (via Instructables).

Glass Bottles into a Coffee Table

9. Recycle Water Bottle into a Juicer

This one could come in handy when, for example, you are out of town or away from home and really want some home-made fresh juice (via wired.com):

Water Bottle into a Juicer

10. Recycle Light Bulbs into a Xmas Tree

You still have more than 6 months before Christmas – quite enough time to find a number of light bulbs for this eco-friendly Xmas tree. But here are two incentives for you: (1) your tree is going to rock and (2) you won’t have to “kill” a real green tree to decorate your holiday home (via Instructables):

Light Bulbs into a Xmas Tree

Post image by oskay

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6 comments

Peter July 14, 2009 - 7:17 am

Excellent stuff. Often reuse concepts can be more worthy than stylish, but some of these are true art.

I really love the cassette tape lamp.

Please feel free to submit and exchange ideas like these on Junkk.com too.

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Christy June 25, 2010 - 5:52 pm

I loved the cassette tapes and the milk containers… Very inovative… thanks..

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Rhonda Winter July 6, 2010 - 6:56 pm

i like the color balls

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Earth Inspired September 14, 2011 - 5:59 pm

vary cool ideas! i love the Cassette Tape lamp, also living in florida the OJ juicer will come in handy!

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PrintGreen October 23, 2012 - 1:06 am

I do like the cassette tape turn into a glamorous lamp. What’s new to me was the idea of using pringle cans into an ipod dock, i have lots of it on my cabinet and never had taught of this idea, i guest now i have something to do later with all those cans. Thanks for the post.

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