Monday, January 17, 2011

ReMaking It!

Woo hoo! My first book is here!!

I just received my own book (with my own name printed on it!) in the mail this past week. I have to tell you, RePlayGround blog-readers, that it's pretty rewarding to receive something like this that you've and worked really really hard on and to finally have it in print and hold it in your hands.

What's even more exciting is that this isn't the only copy that exists. Many more copies on their way to a store near you starting this March. The purpose of this book is to empower everyone to ReMake projects from objects that they find discarded around them every day. This book can be used as a garbage cookbook of sorts. We'll have the recipes you need to turn your old CDs into a table lamp, your empty cereal box into a magazine holder, and your old sweater into a scarf. It's packed with 95 do-it-yourself recycling projects from the stuff you usually scrap. Yep, 95.

If you can't wait to start remaking it, then you can preorder your copy of ReMake It on Barnes and Noble and At $12.95 suggested retail, and even further discounts at online retailers, it's cheap! And if you're all connected into social media, feel free to "like" it on these sites.

The great things about all of these projects are that they're all functional objects that can be incorporated back into your everyday life. In that picture above, I have two clocks from the book already hanging on my wall - one made out of a vinyl record and the other from a paint can lid. In fact, I have a lot of the projects from the book already decorating my apartment.

Grab a copy of the book and you can ReMake It, too!!


  1. Congrats on the book! I am totally jealous since this is exactly what I want to do too. Any advice on how to get started? I have so many aspirations on how to get people excited about making things out of stuff but I just can't get the ball rolling.

  2. Hi Fishmods! I was going to suggest starting a blog and sharing what you're doing - just as we're doing here. But I clicked on your link and see you've already done that. Great stuff!

    Just keep upcycling and sharing what you're doing. It took me a good 3+ years to get my ReMake It book printed and it feels great. And I've been in this biz for a good decade. Getting someone to take notice was the biggest challenge. The more you upcycle, the more you spread your upcycling love and get those around you engaged in what you're doing. Pretty soon it'll be contagious and others will take notice.

    Best of luck and happy ReMaking!

  3. I didn't know the book was out already! So excited for you! CONGRATS!!! Looking forward to going through it and finding some cool crafts for the boyz! Congrats again!

  4. Oy yes!! Big congratulations. you so deserve this! Can't wait to pick up a copy!