I will admit - I am a craft and DIY snob. Please tell me you know what I mean by that.
Anyway, some things just look too hand-made and too crafted with poor quality craft supplies and just add to the amount of stuff and waste that we already have. I much prefer when materials can be re-used instead, but you probably already know that.
Somehow I ended up with a subscription to DIY Magazine and I thought these 2 ideas for re-purposing a few old things you might have around the house were pretty clever.
Old plate or platter + chalkboard paint = Clever holiday menu
Old suitcase + spray paint + some wheels = Easy storage (for under the bed for example)