Instructables: exploring - living - art - recycle Mon, 6 Jul 2015 03:12:46 PDT BLOX v1.01 Car 1St Aid Kit in a Large TicTac Box
Car 1St Aid Kit in a Large TicTac Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> maven The other day I went for a band-aid from my stash in my purse and discovered them all twisted and mangled. I decided my little zippered bag just wasn't up to the rigors of my purse anymore. I needed something sturdier. Commercial 1st aid kits always have stuff we never use, and run out of othe...
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Tue, 2 Jun 2015 09:46:40 PDT
Digital Comic Book
Digital Comic Book - More DIY How To Projects]]> lioncour I love comics, almost all of them.But not enough room to store them all, i love the physical aspect of a comic book or a graphic novel, but i also love reading them on the computer. E-comic.But i dont like to read them on tablet, desktop computer or laptop. They are just not the right size or format...
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Thu, 21 May 2015 13:35:09 PDT
EGGHEADS - More DIY How To Projects]]> Susan Cirigliano I just finished this painting/craft project with my 2nd graders in ART class. They loved it because they thought their finished work looked like Lego's! Supplies 12X12 egg cartontempera paintbrusheswater bucketsharpie marker Painting Select a color to paint background of carton and paint in a ...
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Mon, 4 May 2015 09:55:25 PDT
tassel vines
tassel vines - More DIY How To Projects]]> littleshiva This is a great project for trashpickers: you can make these fun tassel vines from found plastic bags and use them in all kinds of creative ways. But remember, the point is to keep existing plastic out of landfills, not to create demand for new plastic: use reuseable bags for shopping! Find a bag ...
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Wed, 4 Mar 2015 07:49:12 PST
How to make an “ANDON”
How to make an “ANDON” - More DIY How To Projects]]> ishiyasu “ANDON” is a lantern. It spread 300 years ago in Japan.“ANDON” was made of a bamboo, a tree branch, a metal wire, and so on.I upcycle an empty can to make the “ANDON”.Give it a try!! Prepare the empty can Prepare the empty can.File it with sandpaper. Paint the undercoating Paint the undercoati...
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Mon, 12 Jan 2015 16:43:08 PST
Newspaper Abstract Sculpture
Newspaper Abstract Sculpture - More DIY How To Projects]]> YourFavTeach If you have a pile of old newspaper lying around, consider UPcycling it by turning it into a cool abstract sculpture.All you need is newspaper, masking tape, a recycled cardboard box and acrylic paint! This project is easy and unique everytime! Roll Up Newspaper Take different sized sheets of ne...
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Tue, 18 Nov 2014 16:42:37 PST
bottled artworks
bottled artworks - More DIY How To Projects]]> artwork247 It all started with a Sauce Bottle. I painted it to make a flower vase but then ended up in making an african girl. Loved it and continued ............. I hope my "Mother MARY" is innovative and promotes the idea of RRR (Reduce, Reuse & Recycle). If you love this idea too..................VOTE for ...
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Mon, 4 Aug 2014 08:53:00 PDT
Collage "Painting" 101
Collage "Painting" 101 - More DIY How To Projects]]> boddhi15 So I posted an instructable earlier based on collage portraits which seemed to go over well. Therefore, I wanted to take a step back and write one on the basics of using collage in a way similar to the way one would paint (i.e. in ways that look more like brush strokes and tones than random magazin...
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Fri, 13 Jun 2014 23:14:28 PDT
how to make Light Bulb Vase
how to make Light Bulb Vase - More DIY How To Projects]]> harshkashyap I spotted an upcycled light bulb vase in a magazine and thought my mom needs that! I showed Mike the picture and told him he should try to make one for her. So he did. (What a guy!) He’s made quite a few different styles of them over the last few years. I finally captured the process of how he does ...
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Thu, 15 May 2014 03:01:33 PDT
Pottery Barn Inspired Table lamp base
Pottery Barn Inspired Table lamp base - More DIY How To Projects]]> deepta A take on recycling a cardboard food container into an awesome looking table lamp, looks like i have succeeded, Looking for inspiration I found just what i wanted on Pottery Barn shop site, though the quality will be of no match, the satisfaction of diy is what made the project. There is no step by ...
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Fri, 2 May 2014 12:40:12 PDT
Waterproof Stencils
Waterproof Stencils - More DIY How To Projects]]> KooLAiD1337 Here is a little instructable about making waterproof stencils from recycled plastic or more precisely HDPE Milk/Water Jugs. I have seen some awesome stencil "Ibles" on here like the ones using freezer paper for floating islands (Should really search the site first before I start making my own Ibles...
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Sun, 9 Mar 2014 16:06:37 PDT
Old T-shirt To Wall Art
Old T-shirt To Wall Art - More DIY How To Projects]]> Sardis Supplies Super easy DIY if you have some old tshirts you like the design of but maybe don't wear anymore. All you need is a canvas art board, I used 16 inches by 20. I stretched the shirt to where I wanted it and used upholstery staples to secure the top. Then go to each side and then the bottom...
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Mon, 10 Feb 2014 14:13:14 PST
How To Make A Sealed Container Out Of A Soda Cup And Bottle
How To Make A Sealed Container Out Of A Soda Cup And Bottle - More DIY How To Projects]]> kaatryn You can make a sealed container from a disposable soda cup and a soda bottle. These small containers are stackable and good for holding small parts like nails, craft supplies, snacks or many other uses. I got tired of knocking my brush cleaning bottle over, soaking everything when the water spilled....
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Thu, 7 Nov 2013 03:30:15 PST
Cheap and Easy Tube Document Carrier waynevanwijk I am studying design at uni and am often surprised that I am not often surprised by the ingenuity of fellow students. It seems that it is too easy to run off to a shop and buy something when creative thinking can easily solve a problem. This cheap solution to the problem of easily carrying rolled, p...
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Sun, 16 Jun 2013 04:37:55 PDT
Handmade Bamboo Lantern. Using old bamboo blinds.
Handmade Bamboo Lantern. Using old bamboo blinds. - More DIY How To Projects]]> Tarun Upadhyaya Dear Fellows, This is like a dream come true, I had always been so much amazed by artwork & furniture made using Bamboo and kept wondering how this strong grass (yes, it is a grass) can be bend to make so many beautiful shapes. Believe it or not, at the back of my house, there is a giant bamboo tre...
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Fri, 8 Mar 2013 02:26:00 PST
Walden Robot.. MR.. Repurposing found waste... This is something I built back in the day in the bamboo surrounding Walden.. I'll post more pictures of the completed robot once I find them.. I've been finding old projects in my volumes of sketchbooks and scrapbooks..
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Fri, 1 Mar 2013 19:56:12 PST
Picture Frame Jig for Table Saw
Picture Frame Jig for Table Saw - More DIY How To Projects]]> clydeart As a watercolor artist I frequently need to frame my art. To construct this jig/sled I Made it at the TechShop to accurately make 90 degree mitered frame corners and be able to make frames in quantity with precise accuracy for each frame and repeatability in the future. For more info about TechShop ...
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Wed, 23 Jan 2013 22:11:41 PST
Stash Can for Girls! artworker Stash can Is just a name! I made these from chewing tobacco cans that the paan wala (beetle leaf vendor) throws away! I bring them home instead. Dimensions of can: 3inch Diameter x 4 inch height Process: 1.Sanding the can and cap by hand to remove the paint 2.Putting up a layer of red oxide (prim...
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Wed, 23 Jan 2013 02:08:20 PST
Address Label LANDSCAPE design
Address Label LANDSCAPE design - More DIY How To Projects]]> Susan Cirigliano Some charities will send out free address labels to help increase awareness of their cause or as a small token in hopes to get you to donate to them. I have accumulated literally hundreds of address labels and although I still enjoy writing letters and sending actual cards to friends and family I kn...
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Fri, 11 Jan 2013 14:54:23 PST
Pardon My Duct Tape Turkey-- Happy Thanksgiving
Pardon My Duct Tape Turkey-- Happy Thanksgiving - More DIY How To Projects]]> tofugami It's that dreaded time of the year when every turkey sweats joining the Thanksgiving Day dinner table. And all turkeys around the U.S. are hoping to be that one, lucky turkey that the President will pardon so that he may get to live many happy years without ever fearing the holiday seasons again. ...
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Tue, 20 Nov 2012 14:50:11 PST
Frame from old canvas
Frame from old canvas - More DIY How To Projects]]> misko13 I tried to make some melted crayon art and it turned out terrible. Everytime I looked at it, it hurt  ;D I decided to disassemble "the artpiece" to reuse the crayons and recycle the canvas. Once I did that I realized the wood looked quite beautiful and that with some sanding it could look really gre...
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Mon, 8 Oct 2012 08:37:01 PDT
alternative canvas andreaboriani There is added value in works of art using scrap materials, a value that goes beyond the artistic dimension and relates to the sphere of ethics, ecology and the symbolism. And in the work of Andrea Boriani are the electronic wastes to become support and raw material, experiencing a real release 2.0....
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Tue, 4 Sep 2012 01:46:54 PDT
Easy Art
Easy Art - More DIY How To Projects]]> l8nite As an artist I work in a lot of mediums, actually almost anything can be used to create art. During my search for suburban gold I often find crayons which until recently I would just throw out, then I remembered an instructable I had thought ...
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Mon, 23 Jan 2012 19:22:34 PST
Torn Art (Magazines, Ads, Cards)
Torn Art (Magazines, Ads, Cards) - More DIY How To Projects]]> MissEmi Want to do something creative with all those magazines and catologues you never look at? Here's the project for you! It requires very minimal artistic skills, with professional looking results. (Can't go wrong!) And hey, it's a step up from merely tossing the paper in your recycle bin! You might act...
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Fri, 23 Dec 2011 18:19:15 PST
Rainbow clock
Rainbow clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> shazni I totally believe in recycling....and while doing it I like to make gifts and teach my kids how you can make really nice things with things you throw the environment....and save money by making things you can use and gift to others! Some would say it's cheaper to buy than go through all ...
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Sat, 17 Dec 2011 01:20:40 PST
Cute Dress Created From Plastic Bags
Cute Dress Created From Plastic Bags - More DIY How To Projects]]> n12590 Learn how to make a classy black and white dress. For free!! All you need are plastic bags and some common household appliances. Materials You will need: 6-sheets of large black plastic bags 3-5-white colored grocery, plastic bags 1 iron Large piece of paper, or a few newspapers 1 pen A measuri...
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Fri, 10 Jun 2011 18:45:23 PDT
Custom Transformable Steampunk Robot Recycled Action Figure becomingthebeast This is a hand made, custom transformable, steampunk robot! The figure can transform from ROBOT to a steampunk GRENADE explosive weapon! This is made from the following: 1. an empty, plastic pills flask - including tap. 2. gold, black, white, silver spraypaint. 3. wire. 4. small coral beads. 5. n...
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Mon, 25 Apr 2011 10:04:08 PDT
Moo Cow (photo instructable) artcfartc I made this lovely lady for an art show at work.  She's actually the second incarnation, the first I made in college, but my mom threw it away.  It's cool though, this one's better.  Unfortunately, I didn't take step by step photos.  But thanks to these new photo instructables I can show you my crea...
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Mon, 18 Apr 2011 10:31:35 PDT
"Knight" Steampunk Object Art Custom Figure becomingthebeast Hello! This is the "Knight". A custom, hand-made, figure with several different parts and materials, going from junk, old drawer pullers, nails, wire, painting, coral and stone beads, copper wire...and more !!! For the last 5 years, I've been very into Object art, based on recyling junk or appare...
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Sat, 16 Apr 2011 12:49:25 PDT
Reuse that editioned Photopolymer plate!
Reuse that editioned Photopolymer plate! - More DIY How To Projects]]> man0matrix This is a fun way to get more out of your photo printmaking. The photopolymer printmaking plate in this photo is solar plate. After exposure! This is how the solar plate plate looked like after it was exposed. wiping the plate Wiping etching ink into the plate surface. Wiping the plate ed...
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Wed, 23 Mar 2011 15:40:01 PDT
Wire Car Push Toy
Wire Car Push Toy - More DIY How To Projects]]> skuypers I'm putting this instructable together after creating my first wire car. These are great projects for kids and adults. They can be as simple or complex as you'd like.Artist Chido Johnson put together the first ever wire car cruise here in Detroit along Woodward Ave. He conducted workshops in the co...
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Sun, 20 Mar 2011 19:25:33 PDT
Wooden Initials Keychain fozzy13    This was a super quick fun project that I kind of did at a spur of the moment.  It is a small keychain cut out of 1/8" plywood  with a Dremel rotary tool.  The emblem shown is a combination of the letters "A" and "F", which are my initials.  It was tricky to get the hole in the center of the "A" ...
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Wed, 2 Feb 2011 16:14:19 PST
Kisses Gift Cone
Kisses Gift Cone - More DIY How To Projects]]> hushy This is a unique way to present small gift items like party favors, bite-size pastries, and even chocolate kisses! Materials needed: 1. Paper plate (foil surface), 2 pieces 2. Double-sided adhesive tape (or regular transparent tape) 3. A pair of scissors 4. Pen 5. Ribbon The cone. 1. Cut awa...
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Wed, 1 Dec 2010 06:00:05 PST
Tattooists / Artists tracing lightbox
Tattooists / Artists tracing lightbox - More DIY How To Projects]]> andyward85 This instructable will show you how to make a very inexpensive professional looking tattooists / artists lightbox used for tracing images and designs onto paper from recycled things and out of things you may be able to find around the home or in the back of the garage. This is my first ever instruct...
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Wed, 17 Nov 2010 16:07:57 PST
Turn your iron gate into a work of art!
Turn your iron gate into a work of art! - More DIY How To Projects]]> fayster Looking for a way to spiff up your wrought iron gate or fence? How about adding some cool wine bottle art! What you'll need Wine bottles (count on some bad 'cuts' and have extras). Bottle scorer of your choice. We used one called the "Amazing Bottle and Jar Cutter" that we found on eBay...
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Wed, 10 Nov 2010 19:50:25 PST
Plastic Bottle Bee
Plastic Bottle Bee - More DIY How To Projects]]> chaitanyak Make a cool Bee decorative model out of an old plastic bottle! stuff you'll need 1)old plastic bottle.. i used a gatorade bottle coz it was all i had left in the house this week :) you can use any 500ml bottle(works best with smal bottles) 2)scissors 3)paint as required. i used acrylics, but...
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Wed, 28 Jul 2010 08:32:22 PDT
Junk Art
Junk Art - More DIY How To Projects]]> ANDY! If you have random electonic components that you have lying aroung and have nothing to do with them, you could make art! Then you won't have to throw them out! And it's really easy too! Cost: $1. All parts salvaged. This is a basic idea of what you might need: -electronics and other components -glu...

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Fri, 5 Feb 2010 21:56:20 PST
15 Minute Bamboo Easel
15 Minute Bamboo Easel - More DIY How To Projects]]> drinkmorecoffee Here's an easel you can make from bamboo for virtually free! I built this in about 15 or 20 minutes, give or take. It's a full-sized easel, and is surprisingly stable! Materials & Tools You will need:  Bamboo (2 pieces that are roughly equal in diameter, 1 piece for the third leg, and a...
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Thu, 28 Jan 2010 18:51:07 PST
Scrimshaw Etching
Scrimshaw Etching - More DIY How To Projects]]> J-Parker Scrimshaw, engraving, scratch art. Call it what youlike. While it is not actualy engraving, since i don'tuse typical engravers tools. Most do not consider ittrue scrimshaw, since I do not use whale teeth or ivoryfor my work. Anyway, its an art form that takes alot ofpractice. I have searched the int...
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Mon, 2 Nov 2009 10:19:48 PST
Cheap Canvas
Cheap Canvas - More DIY How To Projects]]> jianqiang Cheap canvas for artists on a budget. I also like to make canvases on a frame but I didnt have the wood or canvas for it.Materials:Piece of wood or something hardScrap fabric(mine was an apron I found)GluePaint Brush or something to spread the glue evenlyStaplerPaintMaterials Cost: High: $2-5 ...
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Sun, 10 May 2009 23:58:30 PDT
Custom recycled UK stamps
Custom recycled UK stamps - More DIY How To Projects]]> whizzkidtom This is an instructable telling you how to turn your old UK stamps into custom stamps with your own images on. You CANT post these stamps on their own however you can stick them NEXT to a real stamp to post.I decided to do this becase there arent really any ways you can make your own stamps for the ...
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Sat, 18 Apr 2009 08:55:19 PDT
pepsi Can Crab
pepsi Can Crab - More DIY How To Projects]]> chaitanyak A 3d crab made out of a single aluminium pepsi can. simillar to the plastic bottle crabplastic bottle crab i made earlier. Can Crab by Chaitanya Krishnan on Sketchfab materials and tools you'll need a pepsi or any other soda/beer can, a pair of pliers, a scissors and a marker cu...
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Sat, 14 Feb 2009 06:42:00 PST
Making Cheap Cardboard Coasters
Making Cheap Cardboard Coasters - More DIY How To Projects]]> Creativeman In this instructable, simple, useful coasters are made out of free materials, generally. I have lots of papers on hand and the cardboard is gathered from used boxes, available just about everywhere. Good way to recylce the cardboard. Gather some cardboard pieces, here are the end flaps from regular...
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Wed, 7 Jan 2009 12:00:01 PST
CD Case Mural
CD Case Mural - More DIY How To Projects]]> jpfaraco Here's a little project to decorate your wall using some of those spare jewel cases you have hanging around. It's not too expensive and looks quite interesting. It's also very versatile, you can change the image whenever it gets old for you. All you need is a little time and patience to cut everythi...
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Thu, 6 Sep 2007 09:11:22 PDT
Shadow Sculptures!!/
Shadow Sculptures! - More DIY How To Projects]]> TheJehosephat Awesome sculpture that looks like a pile of trash, but when you shine a light on it.... BAM! It suddenly finds... meaning? I guess what I'm trying to say, is that through the pile of trash I can create something of beauty. Something that people will WANT to look at. I've been looking for a new way...
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Mon, 16 Jul 2007 17:29:48 PDT
Recycled Copper Butterfly for V-Day
Recycled Copper Butterfly for V-Day - More DIY How To Projects]]> Legionnary This project's goal is to create a Valentine's Day gift using recycled electrical wire, misc. items from the household and hollowed out light bulbs. This is my first instructable, and constructive criticism is greatly appreciated. The core of this will be to explain the copper butterfly build, and ...
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Fri, 16 Feb 2007 23:34:54 PST
beer can art
beer can art - More DIY How To Projects]]> Scurl! another thing you can do with something common to many households, beer. My friend and co-worker Sullivan turned me on to this. It's her art, not mine, i just thought i'd post the idea. you'll need: a half rack of beer a stomache primer paint innate artistic ability (or the desire to "spruce up the ...
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Wed, 28 Jun 2006 07:54:16 PDT
kingfisher project, Kelvinbridge, Glasgow, 2006
kingfisher project, Kelvinbridge, Glasgow, 2006 - More DIY How To Projects]]> wilderness kingfisher project, Kelvinbridge, Glasgow, 2006 THE DO-IT-YOURSELF GUIDE TO URBAN WILDLIFE HABITAT REGENERATION or, how to make a kingfisher from discarded IRN BRU cans Foraging Habituation to this task may engender a heightened awareness and sensitivity to one's surroundings. The eye becomes ...
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Wed, 24 May 2006 15:07:45 PDT