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Mar. 27, 2008

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Check out these cool instructables!

How to refill a "disposable" Brita brand water pitcher filter with activated carbon.
Why buy a replacement filter for $6 to $10 (or more) when you can refill your old filter cartridge housing for about 50 cents?!
posted by IAMSatisfied on Mar 24, 2008
Shopping Bag Wallet
Make a virtually indestructible wallet with a very surprising design by reusing one of those strong shopping bags.
posted by rollin on Mar 24, 2008

Make a Vibrating Dog Collar for a Deaf Dog
Hack a remote control car with a dog collar to give yourself a way to call your deaf dog. All for about $5.
posted by arcticpenguin on Mar 26, 2008

Make Shingles and Siding Out of Aluminum Cans (Beer Can Roof)
This chicken coop is protected by the power of hard work and a lot of beer.
posted by robbtoberfest on Mar 24, 2008
15-Minute Halter Top
Need a halter top RIGHT NOW? Here's how to make a stylish, no-sew top in just 15 minutes with an old T-shirt and a pair of scissors.
posted by Smexy Dead on Mar 24, 2007
Making a PostSecret in Photoshop
PostSecret is an online art project that allows people to anonymously mail in postcards with their secrets on them. Try making one of your own.
posted by AmandaRose on Mar 23, 2008
Portable speaker in a CD case
Now that you only listen to MP3s, try making your own portable speaker in your old CD case. Here's how you do it.
posted by fatrickuk on Mar 21, 2008
Fireball Shooter!
Make a flaming fireball shooter just like magicians use. Save your cash and make your own!
posted by Kipkay on Mar 22, 2008
Transform a boring old black t-shirt with bleach!
Here's a way to transform boring old black t-shirts into "something else." It's like tie-dying, but uses bleach to remove the color, instead of adding it.
posted by stinkymum on Mar 1823 2008
Pocket Graffiti Pen
Crack open a permanent marker to make an impromptu device for getting a funky sprayed-on look.
posted by PocketSized on Mar 21, 2008
Green Rainwater
Use this simple but beautiful way to collect rainwater for use in your yard so that it need not go to waste. The best part: you can create it yourself.
posted by Michelle Kaufmann on Mar 24, 2008

Pink Eraser USB Flash Drive
Use an analog icon to hide your flash drive in this digital age.
posted by fungus amungus on Mar 26, 2008


Now go make something awesome, and I'll see you next week!

eric - Eric