7 Eccentric DIY Projects For the Home Enthusiast
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Do It Yourself projects are all the rage today and there are a lot of “creative projects” that people are putting on display. While there are some pretty practical ones, there are also some that make you go “HUH?” The staff here at Toolbarn.com have come up with 7 “Eccentric” DIY Projects on the Internet. Enjoy!
1.) The Lightside and Darkside of Electricity
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Everyone is excited for the new Star Wars movie and some fans have taken it to the point of creating their own custom light switches. This person decided to take a sharpie and create both halves of the force. As you can see, one dedicated to Luke. Another to the Sith Lord himself. We understand fandom (we’re big fans too!) but this takes it to another level.
2.) Pop Tab Purse
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Here’s something that will catch your eyes, ladies. Want to make a fashion statement while recycling aluminum? Take your old pop tabs from a can of soda, link them together and you can have a brand new stylish purse! Personally, we like to throw ours in the recycling bin, but others may find this interesting. If you’re interested, Escama Studios has a great line of pop tab-related items.
3.) Baby Doll Coat Rack
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This is something that either makes you “Oh, that’s so cool!” or “Oh man, that’s really creepy.” Either way, a baby doll coat rack will get a lot of people talking. This person simply took one of her baby dolls and decided to use the doll’s extremities to hold coats, hats, scarves and other garments that need to be hanged up. Regardless of what you think, this one will definitely get you some attention.
4.) Time Out Chair
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What better way to send a message to your child than having them sit in a timeout chair…with an actual timeout hourglass in it. This person actually used plastic soda bottles and fiberglass to hold in the sand while converting the stool to have two seats. Finally, if you don’t want to make one…you can always buy one from Wisteria. Pretty creative and out of the ordinary.
5.) Toilet Paper Roll Wall Art
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When it’s time to change the toilet paper roll, most people usually throw the core in the trash can. For some of the more eccentric DIY enthusiasts, they actually take their cores, cut them up and hang them on the wall. Our friends at Cut Out and Keep came up with this tutorial to create some “homemade” wall décor if you’re into that sort of thing. Not something we would do here…but if your walls are bare or bank account is light…this could be an option for you.
6.) A Broom Made of Recycled Bottles
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Another project for the eccentric…or those trying to be environmentally friendly. WikiHow has a how-to on how turn old plastic bottles into a broom. One good use is if you’re in a time crunch for your child’s Halloween costume and don’t have enough time to buy a proper broom. This makes a good substitute and helps your pocket book at the same time.
7.) Plastic Bottle Light Bulb
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This is another eccentric DIY project, but this also helps those struggling in developing nations. Many parts of the world are without electricity or can only use electricity certain parts of the day. That has changed thanks to the MyShelter Foundation and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. They came up with an ingenious way to provide light by taking old used plastic bottles.
They fill them up with water, install them near the tops of a roof, put bleach in them to prevent algae from forming…and viola. You have a $2, inexpensive light bulb that provides 50-60 watts of electricity. If you’re interested in helping or want to donate to their cause, you can go the Liter of Light’s website.