It’s been so long since I’ve done one that you may have forgotten that Weekly Compactor is our cutesy term for a roundup of links. This week, please enjoy clever upcycling tips recently shared across the blogosphere:
- Unusual uses for old phone books via DIY Life;
- A doll bed made from a clementine crate via Instructables;
- Lifehacker solicits ideas for upcycling digital cameras; and
- Curbly shares readers’ answers to the question of what to do with old cardboard boxes.
A bunch of people shared ideas on how to reuse old blue jeans. I have to say though, I have yet to see anything cute or stylish made out of old denim. Have you? By all means share links and ideas in the comments. I have a feeling there are far better industrial reuses for jeans than trying to squeeze a second fashionable life out of them. After all, the washes and colors are objectively so universally similar in virgin form, yet subtle differences act as dramatic markers of class, taste and hipness…