Spring starts this Friday, and Inhabitat is getting into the spirit with our first ever Spring Greening DIY Design Contest! Repair and reuse are important concepts to teach kids, so we’re asking you to do a bit of spring cleaning and refurbish, repurpose, and rethink your old household items rather than throwing them away. There’s lots of fun DIY projects that you and your kids can engage in, and we’ll be hosting an online voting competition to showcase our favorite entries. The winning project will receive all of the fortune and fame of being showcased on Inhabitat in addition to a shot at a $200 gift certificate to the Inhabitat Shop!
The deadline for submissions is Friday March 27
All that you have to do to enter is:
1. sign up for the Inhabitat newsletter
2. send a description and photo of your project to editor at inhabitat.com
Repair and reuse have been hot topics as of late, with everyone from technology renaissance man Saul Griffith to Worldchanging editor Alex Steffen advocating a shift towards repairable, long-lasting heirloom products. We’ve been covering reclaimed design for quite a while here on Inhabitat, and love to see objects given new life through smart reuse. Taking care of objects also makes good economic sense, and a little bit of TLC goes a long way towards producing a personalized object that you’ll cherish for a lot longer than the cheap store-bought variety.
The winner of this year’s contest will receive the fortune and fame of being showcased on Inhabitat in addition to a gift certificate for $200 in great green goods from the Inhabitat shop! Three runner ups will each receive an herb-sprouting eggling of your choice.
The deadline for submissions is Friday March 27th, so start crafting today!
Looking for some inspiration? Here’s an assortment of creative projects to get your juices flowing: