Saturday, May 28, 2011

Another Cool DIY and Happy Memorial Day

Want to see another really cool DIY recycle project? Like I said before, it takes some really good use of something to make me notice a recycle project. This is another perfect example:

via Matsutake Blog
How glamourous is this lamp?! The amazing thing....is what it's made of. Ready, COKE BOTTLES and DUCT tape!!!!! I love it! The even more amazing thing is I couldn't guess when I first saw it even though I knew it was recycled stuff (and that is how my brain works!). If you've never checked out Matsutake blog, you need to. It's great! Katie gives a full tutorial on how to make this fantastic lamp here. Want to see the before? Check it out:


Just amazing! Have a great Memorial Day weekend:)

FYI
Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service. Memorial Day was officially proclaimed on 5 May 1868 by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, in his General Order No. 11, and was first observed on 30 May 1868, when flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery. The first state to officially recognize the holiday was New York in 1873. By 1890 it was recognized by all of the northern states. The South refused to acknowledge the day, honoring their dead on separate days until after World War I (when the holiday changed from honoring just those who died fighting in the Civil War to honoring Americans who died fighting in any war).


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