Calling all home decor addicts: 5 funky DIY tips to recycle old tyres
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Aworn-out tyre need not drive you into the cribbing mode. Before you think of discarding it, take a look at these super cool and trendy do-it-yourself ideas and put your old throw-away tyre to creative use. You can also hunt your neighbourhood junkyard and buy a few worn-out tyres at cheap rates that can be turned into statement decor pieces.

From peppy planters to a quirky table, options abound for those who want to recycle old tyres. Remember, you would also be doing your bit for the environment by re-using old tyres as they are one of the largest and the most difficult to manage waste items.

* Toptable
Paint two tyres. Place one on top of the other. Get a glass cut in round size, bigger than the size of the tyres. Place it on top of the tyres and your centre table is ready.

* Comfy seaters
Cover a tyre with a yarn of fabric. Place a few cushions and use it as a seater. You can also paint a tyre, throw in an old mattress and your pet bed is ready.

* Fun planters
How about turning your tyres into planters? Paint tyres in colourful hues and use them to pot plants in your garden area.

* What a display
Take eight tyres and paint them in bright colours. Arrange the tyres on to…………… continues on Hindustan Times

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Maya Brenner Is Bringing Her Letter Jewelry Designs to Home Décor
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These days, it seems like every piece of jewelry out there is personalized. Whether it be with an initial, a scripted nameplate, or (for the uber-social) a Twitter handle, a necklace or bracelet just doesn’t seem unique enough until it’s emblazoned with a signifier that tells the world: “This belongs to no one else but me!” And if that’s the case with your various adornments, it should be just so with your home furnishings, according to Maya Brenner.

The Los Angeles–based designer has taken the chic, understated simplicity of her letter jewelry designs to the interior space with the launch of Maya Brenner Home. The five-piece collection includes an assortment of linen pillows that have clear ties to Brenner’s top-selling delicates, and features similarly customizable details: Each one can be made your own by highlighting your initial in silver or gold embroidery.

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