Here Are 15 Creative Ways To Reuse Plastic Bottles. I’ll Drink To That!

If you still think recycling is boring, maybe you should think about taking that bad attitude and turning it into something cool. You probably won’t be able to make an ottoman out of it, but anything else would be a complete upgrade. There’s no longer any room in this world for people who hate on converting garbage into usable material–that space is now occupied by dangling fish decorations and awesome plastic peacocks. It gets more useful from there, trust us.

1. Ottoman

2. Piggy Bank

3. Bird Feeder

4. Napkin Holder

5. Shoe Organizer

6. Candy Canes

7. Cookie Package

8. Cups

9. Light Fixture

10. Mobile

11. Lamp

12. Fish Decoration

13. Planters

14. Wind Harps

15. Peacock

(H/T woohome) Now if only we could figure out a way to get cars to run on people’s creativity. The planet would be saved! Share this post using the button below.

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This Guy Transformed An Old Pickup Truck Into An Awesome Indoor Bar

Being aware of your shortcomings is important.

And one of my biggest weak spots is not knowing anything about cars or how they work. All I do know is that they eat up all my money and they get me where I need to go. Oh, and another thing? I’m not the craftiest person ever.

That’s why I’m totally amazed by the fact that Reddit user ccrew95 combined automotive know-how and crafting skills into something that I do know a lot about: the bar. He was able to overhaul the front end of a 1951 Ford F3 and transform it into an awesome indoor bar equipped with beer on tap.

He purchased the front end, wheels, hood, and bumpers of an old pickup truck and set out to build a bar that any car lover would enjoy.

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He gave the entire underside of the truck a good sanding before spraying it with bed liner and attaching the legs.

Our builder cut off parts of the fenders that were rusty and repaired the damage with Bondo.

He wanted a bar top that was reminiscent of an old pickup bed, so he cut one from red maple.

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He gave the front end a much-needed makeover with a new coat of paint.

The crafter then added some chrome trim to the side of the counter.

Next he built a shelf to match the countertop that would eventually store beer and liquor.

Some LED lights gave the bar a more modern vibe!

I really feel like I need one of these.

Okay, I may not have the skills to build myself one of these bad boys, but if you’d like to check out the full instructions, you can do so here.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/truck-bar/

What This Couple Built In Their House Is Straight Out Of A Creepy Castle. But It’s AWESOME.

DIY projects can be a frustrating part of home ownership (or boring Sundays when you have nothing else to do). However, the project this couple completed in their spare time is the coolest, most creative DIY. They decided that their house should contain some fantastical secrets, much like a creepy castle nestled in the hills of Germany. So, they set out to make a secret doorway in their home to delight and confuse guests with. This gallery is their awesome DIY journey.

They decided to replace the extra door in their “jack-and-jill” style bathroom.

The second door led into the living room.

So, instead of having an eyesore of a door there, they decided to build a secret bookcase entrance.

He built the door frame and then a separate shelving insert. He used screws and glue on the inside of the shelving to secure it to the frame.

They put the door in for a test fit – looking good (and the cat was already loving it).

The door was going to have an aged look, so they oxidized the wood with a mixture of vinegar and steel wool.

In this picture, you can really see how fast the oxidizing process happens. This is about 30 seconds after the mixture was applied.

As the mixture dried…

The unique finish really showed.

“Tongue and groove” panels were added to the back of the shelf to give it a better finish.

Once the door was hung, the hinges and space around the frame was covered by simple door trim that was added.

They stapled down the trim to make it flush with the door and outside trim.

The trim was meant to be snug, but it was sanded around the edges to make sure i wouldn’t catch on the frame.

It works!

The trim was then also oxidized the same way.

Then the best part was added… the secret book that opened the case.

A thick book was used as part of the latch.

A wedge of pages was cut out, a screw attached to a piece of wood was inserted into that space. The piece of wood hidden in the book is secured to the book with glue and is also hinged to the bookcase itself. This allows the book to move freely and in the proper way to open the latch.

The mechanism used for the door was a normal gate latch (it could be locked from the inside).

The pin it would catch on.

It was a bit of a hack job, but it works.

The finished product!

(The cat post acts as an unofficial door stop.)

Their guests will never see it coming…

Instead of a strange door leading from the living room to the bathroom, this couple now have an awesome secret doorway. Not only does it blend in with the room, but it’s a functional conversation piece that takes guests by surprise. This is the kind of unique feature every home should have. The inspiration for this door (and helpful how-tos) can be found here. This DIY project should get some kind of award. Share it!

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Do You Know How To Tie A Tie In Under 10 Seconds? If Not, Here’s How!

If you’ve ever felt defeated by the almighty tie, listen up! This tip is about to save you your next morning-prep headache.

Whether you’re a struggling prom date or a businessman who has to wear a tie every day, fumbling around with this accessory is pretty much universally hated by dapper dudes everywhere. Fortunately, this video is here to save the day.

Watch what happens when he starts looping the tie around his hand. Pure genius.

Easy as pie, folks! I don’t know about you, but I’ll be incorporating this into my routine (and showing every other guy I know). Will you give this a try?

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/tie-a-tie/

With A Few PVC Pipes, You Can Create Something So Cute That’ll Organize Your Entryway

Some people say that cleanliness is next to godliness.

Although we wouldn’t suggest that being organized will make you a demigod, it is a good idea to keep your home and workspace clean. If you hate having your shoes, boots, slippers, and sandals strewn about your hallway or mudroom, this is a neat trick you can try that’ll keep everything organized.

(Plus, you won’t have to hand out $80 at Crate & Barrel to get a custom shoe rack.)

This is so clever!

If you spray-paint it gold, then your guests will know they entered the house of someone not only clever, but really, really fancy.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/pvc-pipe-shoe-rack/

17 Lazy Girl Cleaning Hacks That Will Forever Change You

Clean your floor while walking to the fridge? YES.

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1. Walk around your house in “Swiffer Socks” instead of dusting.

You know those sickeningly cozy socks that make you feel like a baby? Well, put those things on. Walk around your house. Take them off. You just dusted your apartment by simply having feet.

2. Use a lint roller to dust.

Run a lint roller over lampshades, mantles, and shelves to dust and vacuum all at once.

3. Spray furniture polish on anything to make it shiny.

Give your fridge (or your coffee table, or your dresser) some gold star treatment by doing practically nothing. But don’t spray your floor. You will probably fall and be angry at us.

4. Line your toaster tray with foil before toasting anything.

Peel it off and you can get back to your boyfriend Netflix.

5. Avoid using cups and bowls…

When you can, eat things out of their original containers.

6. At all costs.

I want to think someone wasn’t high when they did this. But they probably were.

7. Use tape to pick up crumbs.

So easy.

8. Use liquid shower gel (not soap) to avoid soap scum buildup in your tub.

“The fats and oils in soaps create problems with soap scum,” Lynn Marie Bower tells Housekeeping Channel. But since body wash is technically a detergent, it’s specifically formulated to prevent gross crud from caking up in the shower.

9. Blend soap and water to clean a blender.

Press a button and you’re done.

10. Use plastic food wrap to make clean-up easy.

When things get gross, just rip out the liners and add new ones.

11. Clean your microwave and your sponge all at once.

Microwave a damp sponge on high to kill the bacteria hiding in all its nooks and crannies. The steamy vapors will help clean stuck-on nastiness. Using an oven mitt, wipe the sides of the microwave with the sponge.

12. Tape a dryer sheet over an air conditioner vent to freshen up the room.

Never light a scented candle again.

13. Keep cleaning liquid in the bottom of the toilet brush pan.

Obviously, make sure to wash your toilet brush after using because dat shit nasty.

14. Wash almost everything in the dishwasher.

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If you’re lucky enough to have one. For a full list of things you can wash in a dishwasher, go here.

15. Clean greasy gas burners in a sealed plastic bag with ammonia.

Pick up burners. Put burners in bags with 1/4 cup of ammonia. Seal bags. Let sit overnight. Wipe burners with sponge. Don a crown—you are now the clean queen.

16. Run 1 part vinegar + 1 part water through a brew cycle in your coffeemaker.

Then run just water through the cycle twice to make the vinegar smell goes away.

17. Soak a non-toxic and biodegradable dryer sheet in a pan to remove baked-on food.

Barely lift a finger.

And enjoy killing all the birds with one stone.

Then go take a nap.

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This Is How To Dress For Your Favorite Body Feature

If you got it, flaunt it.

1. It’s easy to search for the next “miracle suit” that will hide all your trouble areas, or look to blogs and magazines for ways to strategically camouflage your body. Instead, we decided to find a way to dress for our favorite features.

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3. Marie Denee, otherwise known as “The Curvy Fashionista,” gave us pointers on how to dress and flaunt your favorite features.

Marie told BuzzFeed, “When it comes to dressing for your favorite parts of your body, there are lots of ‘dont’s’ out there. I say ignore those because they can hold you back from putting your best curve forward. Step out of your own box, experiment, and play with new silhouettes and colors to accentuate your assets!”

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Lara: I love my arms because they have always been there for me. When I need to hug people, they are here. When I need to push people away, they are also here. When I need to reach into the bag of Cheetos, my arms provide. These arms were shaped from years of playing tennis and shucking sweet corn. They remind me of my home in Indiana, and the freckles remind me of my trips to Florida. At the end of the day, my arms will always be there to hug me…even if no one else is. ¯_(ツ)_/¯

Kirsten: I may not have the biggest booty, and it might not break the internet anytime soon, but it’s cute and I like it. I don’t have the best coordination, so it’s great to have my butt to cushion my semi-frequent falls; it’s really always been there for me. I think we all have a responsibility to love our bodies, no matter what shape or size, so damn right I love my butt.

Candace: I’ve always had more of an athletic figure my whole life, so I’m on the more muscular side. Although I’m no Chrissy Teigen, I love my legs, not because of their length, but because they’re reminders that I have muscle definition that is hard to get. They’re firm and LUSCIOUS and they remind me of how strong I am. Soccer thighs are the best thighs, even though they can scare the shit out of people…

Allison: I think I was drawn to clothing with different or interesting back cutouts before I really learned to love my back. But after accumulating a bunch of backless stuff, I came to realize that I really love that part of my body. I don’t have very large “gazongas,” so tops with low fronts make me feel kind of frumpy and flat. But backless clothing makes me feel like a POWERFUL WOMAN. Plus, it allows for great ventilation.

Kristin: I think having boobs is a lot like having a dog. Yes, they take a lot of energy, and can drive you crazy, and if they’re not properly restrained, they can jump out at people. But for me, they’re pretty darn cute and a lot of fun. Plus, it’s like the only body part I’ve ever had where I was excited to go up a size.

Sheridan: I’m not an idiot. I know I’m plus-size and I know that many people might not look at my waist and shout, “So jealous!” But here’s the thing: I freaking love it. It may not be the tiniest or covered in those defined ab things, but sometimes I’ll look in the mirror and feel like Jessica Rabbit. The waist is a magical thing, y’all. You can have a belly, you can have “thunder thighs,” and your back can roll over your bra, but the second you define your waist you feel like a million bucks.

6. When you love your arms:

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Marie: If you love your arms, sleeveless and strapless is the obvious choice to go, but there is more! Play with mixed-media sleeves (think leather and wool, lace and sheer, and various textures), one shoulder (which is a major spring trend), and strategic cutouts!

Lara: When I first saw the cutout-shoulder crop top I was like, “Um, hell no.” But then I put it on. And my body involuntarily started dancing. I felt like a new woman. And my shoulders were so happy to be poking free. I put on the green dress and my shoulders were like, “Don’t ever hide me again, Lara!” I guess I never thought to to wear the clothes with cutouts because I never liked geometry. But hey, now I do. I guess Mrs. Rausch was onto something all along.

7. When your butt is everything:

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Marie: For the bum, there is nothing better than a great pair of jeans to show the glutes off! I prefer my skinny jeans, but whatever the style, a great fit does wonders to the bum! In addition to denim I would also suggest fitted and tailored midi skirts too!

Kirsten: The suggestions weren’t very far off from my normal sense of style, so I felt pretty good in all of the outfits. I think women are constantly being told how they can dress to hide their “flaws,” but it was nice to focus on accentuating the things I was proud of…or should I say, ass-centuate… ha-ha (I had to).

8. When you want to flaunt your legs:

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Marie: If you love your legs, honey, then I am all for this season’s shirtdress trend to show off the gams! While an obvious choice would be to rock a mini or play in shorts, I suggest skirts and dresses with up-to-there slits! Also, the envelope or tulip skirts are fun and give you a bit of interest around your legs!

Candace: I LOVE envelope skirts, because it’s like special delivery to Hot Town: Awesome Legs… (sorry), and my go-to dresses are usually shirtdresses because they’re so damn comfortable, and it’s an excuse to not wear pants. I feel great in these clothes and they’re super easy to get. I guess I should be thankful I live in L.A., because I can show off my legs almost every day without looking like I don’t understand weather. Your legs don’t need to be a certain size, as long as YOU love them.

9. When you want to show off your back:

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Marie: If you love your back, pick items that make just as much of an exit as an entrance! Sheer and lace-back tops and dresses as well as those with bold open and deep plunging backs do the trick here! Just make sure that the “girls” are supported!

Allison: I definitely own a lot of this type of clothing, although I’ve never thought about the fact that it makes quite an exit! Maybe that’s because my favorite part of the night is going home to bed? I can’t wait to turn around on these fools!

10. When you want to show off your flawless bust:

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Marie: If you love the girls, I suggest FIRST finding the perfect-fitting bra (they say we should be measured at least twice a year or every six months — I know, right?), but I would def play with deep V tops and dresses, but also wrap tops and dresses along with playful prints up top! I would also opt for fitted tops along with A-line silhouettes!

Kristin: I’ve not going to lie, v-neck tops and I do not historically have the best relationship. I am definitely Team Full Coverage Bra; plunge bras can make my boobs feel like an escaping boulder in an Indiana Jones movie. So I was definitely worried that these photos would be the type that would threaten any future I might have in politics. But I wanted to keep both of these dresses forever — I felt like these looks were a good compromise between Cleavage Town and Comfort City. I know a lot of people are reluctant, but I encourage you to GIVE V’s A CHANCE, Y’ALL.

11. When you can’t get enough of your waist:

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Marie: Playing up the waist, you have a few options here. One of the most popular and on-trend items are crop tops. I prefer a looser-fit crop, BUT this is an option to show off your waistline. In addition, I would definitely say wrap dresses and tops are your besties! Peplums, strategic color-blocked dresses and tops are fun to play in here… Depending on your comfort level, I do love a great bodycon here too!

Sheridan: Amen! I chose this jumpsuit because the print is fun (who says plus-size girls can only wear black?) and the belt ties in my waist pretty well. And the dress makes me feel like an even sexier Olivia Pope. Like, if she was trying to give Fitz a lap dance or something. I’m all for wrap dresses and even some bodycon dresses. My only problem is crop tops. Since fate (and genetics) left me with these ginormous ladies I call my boobs, it’s very hard for me to pull off a crop top. It’s all good though — I get to rock a trillion other items.

12. Finally, regardless of your size, shape, or fav body feature, here are a few MUST-FOLLOW tips from Marie:

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1. Fit is key, no matter what your dress size is. Items should lay comfortably over your clothes, should not ride up when walking, pull across the bustline, or create stress lines at the seams! When you are comfortable, you are confident!

2. Everyone is a critic, so go ahead and dress for YOU. Find a rule and break it. Explore your own personal style and have fun with it!

3. A tailor is your best friend. Next to fit, this is key. You would be surprised how much a stitch can transform your look!

4. Do not be afraid to play with patterns to accentuate and camouflage! As a tip, the larger the print, the more attention that is drawn to that body part!

13. To find out more about The Curvy Fashionista, you can find Marie’s website here.

Read more: http://www.buzzfeed.com/candacelowry/how-to-dress-for-your-body-type

23 Photos That Prove Mason Jar Projects Have Gone Too Far

Bow down to your new master: the Ball jar.

1. They’re replacing basic kitchen items, like salt shakers.

2. They’re making us forget we have actual bakeware…

3. …and cereal bowls.

4. They’re inspiring a whole new subculture of knitwear.

5. They’re changing the way we communicate with each other.

Thank you?

6. They’re “containing” our Christmas spirit with bedazzled lids and twine.

7. They’re now the only acceptable light source for any bar or restaurant…

8. …and even some homes.

9. They’re forcing flowers and candy together into one container of weirdness.

“Honey, why do the Jordan almonds taste like tulips?”

10. They’re deflating our sense of accomplishment at graduation.

11. They’re making us THINK that we’re organized.

12. They’re creating a lot of unnecessary, extra work for gift receivers.

13. They’re holding our toothbrushes captive on the bathroom walls…

14. …and taking over our bathrooms entirely.

15. They’re inserting themselves into our wedding invitations.

16. They’re personifying both the bride and groom.

17. They’re invading bridal parties’ homes across the country.

18. They’re even branding wedding party guests too.

19. They’re bastardizing our childhoods with these ice cream sundaes.

That is not a proper ice cream sundae bowl.

20. And destroying our home appliances along the way too.

21. The lids alone are taking cinnamon sticks hostage.

22. And now they’re secretly taking over the radio waves.

23. Mason jars have pretty much conquered mankind now, so it’s time they move on to their next target: birds.