Instructables: exploring - living - craft - recycle - featured http://www.instructables.com Sun, 5 Jul 2015 07:17:26 PDT BLOX v1.01 Robot Piggy Banks http://www.instructables.com/id/Robot-Piggy-Banks/
Robot Piggy Banks - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPN/36RP/IBFRWP4Y/FPN36RPIBFRWP4Y.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPN/36RP/IBFRWP4Y/FPN36RPIBFRWP4Y.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPN/36RP/IBFRWP4Y/FPN36RPIBFRWP4Y.SMALL.jpg caitlinsdad Make robot friend, not robot enemy. Make something to count on to keep your small change in one place. Save up for that arduino, used car or college. Reuse plastic containers to save your coins. Dress them up a bit. Make cool robot themed piggy banks for young savers. The ones I made are based on ...
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Sun, 28 Jun 2015 11:52:31 PDT
Create a popart bedside cabinet http://www.instructables.com/id/Create-a-popart-bedside-cabinet/
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Mon, 15 Jun 2015 14:05:02 PDT
Homemade Glitter: A Tutorial http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Glitter-A-Tutorial/
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Sun, 31 May 2015 14:32:34 PDT
Vasos de botella de cerveza http://www.instructables.com/id/Vasos-de-botella-de-cerveza/
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Wed, 27 May 2015 09:05:59 PDT
Etching glass jars http://www.instructables.com/id/Etching-glass-jars/
Etching glass jars - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FU5/CFT3/I98BK1OR/FU5CFT3I98BK1OR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU5/CFT3/I98BK1OR/FU5CFT3I98BK1OR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU5/CFT3/I98BK1OR/FU5CFT3I98BK1OR.SMALL.jpg Akamatra You'll need:Any type of glass jar/containerPaper tape or washi tape (but why waste it?), or a non permanent glass markerA power tool like a Dremel. Mine is a Einhell I got from my friend Kostas from here.Please always use such tools with the appropriate protective gear!Use the paper tape to create g...
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Sun, 3 May 2015 05:58:22 PDT
Making a Necklace out of Shoebox cardboard http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-Necklace-out-of-Shoebox-cardboard/
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Mon, 6 Apr 2015 03:26:45 PDT
How to recycle a plastic bottle http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-recycle-a-plastic-bottle/
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Tue, 17 Mar 2015 02:13:33 PDT
Jam Jar Piggy Bank http://www.instructables.com/id/Jam-Jar-Piggy-Bank/
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Mon, 5 Jan 2015 17:50:09 PST
Easy To Make 'Pencil boxes' Recycle Your Pencils http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-To-Make-Pencil-boxes-Recycle-Your-Pencils/
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Fri, 26 Dec 2014 07:49:39 PST
100% recycled pencil case/bits and bobs bag http://www.instructables.com/id/100-recycled-pencil-casebits-and-bobs-bag/
100% recycled pencil case/bits and bobs bag - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQT/R42L/I028W705/FQTR42LI028W705.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQT/R42L/I028W705/FQTR42LI028W705.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQT/R42L/I028W705/FQTR42LI028W705.SMALL.jpg ollie242 This is a 100% recycled pencil case/bits and bobs bag made from fused plastic bags and a scavenged zipper. I was originally inspired to use the plastic fusing technique by this instructable by amandaggogo which shows you how to make a wallet out of plastic bags. What you will need Materials:Plast...
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Sun, 14 Sep 2014 10:19:57 PDT
Dinosaur Bookends with Hot Glue! http://www.instructables.com/id/Dinosaur-Bookends-with-Hot-Glue/
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Mon, 9 Jun 2014 13:14:46 PDT
Make Your Own Art Canvases http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Own-Art-Canvases/
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Mon, 3 Jun 2013 00:15:22 PDT
Recycled Cardboard Shelf http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycled-Cardboard-Shelf/
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Mon, 1 Apr 2013 16:25:42 PDT
Eggshell Mosaic Frame http://www.instructables.com/id/Eggshell-Mosaic-Frame/
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Fri, 4 Jan 2013 09:45:37 PST
Brooch Flower Pin From Grandma's Polyester Blouse http://www.instructables.com/id/Brooch-Flower-Pin-From-Grandmas-Polyester-Blouse/
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Fri, 16 Nov 2012 19:40:46 PST
Making sand candles http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-sandcandles/
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Sun, 1 Jul 2012 13:49:13 PDT
Cardboard Owl from a Takeaway Coffee Tray http://www.instructables.com/id/Cardboard-Owl-from-a-Takeaway-Coffee-Tray/
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Thu, 3 May 2012 20:54:30 PDT
Cereal Box Butterflies http://www.instructables.com/id/Cereal-Box-Butterflies/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FGO/YL6H/H1AH6J71/FGOYL6HH1AH6J71.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGO/YL6H/H1AH6J71/FGOYL6HH1AH6J71.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGO/YL6H/H1AH6J71/FGOYL6HH1AH6J71.SMALL.jpg supersoftdrink I saw some paper butterflies on Pinterest and decided to make my own.  I figured thin cardboard would be more durable than paper, and I knew we had a nearly empty cheerios box that would be perfect. Materials Needed: thin cardboard (like from cereal or cracker boxes) scissors that will cut thin ca...
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Sun, 22 Apr 2012 03:02:49 PDT
Make your own Vintage Suitcase Coffee Table http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-your-own-Vintage-Suitcase-Coffee-Table/
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Mon, 19 Mar 2012 11:04:49 PDT
Quick & Easy DIY for Valentine's Day http://www.instructables.com/id/Quick-Easy-DIY-for-Valentines-Day/
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Sat, 28 Jan 2012 14:58:05 PST
How To Make A Hotwire Cutter...Cheap! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-A-Hotwire-CutterCheap/
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Sun, 4 Dec 2011 22:14:51 PST
Fortune Cookie Coaster http://www.instructables.com/id/Fortune-Cookie-Coaster/
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Wed, 9 Nov 2011 15:12:33 PST
Drink Can Butterflies http://www.instructables.com/id/Drink-Can-Butterflies/
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Mon, 19 Sep 2011 04:39:35 PDT
Magazine Wallet http://www.instructables.com/id/Magazine-Wallet-1/
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Sun, 27 Feb 2011 15:50:44 PST
FUN LITTLE PURSE: recycle crafting http://www.instructables.com/id/FUN-LITTLE-PURSE-recycle-crafting/
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Fri, 12 Nov 2010 18:41:05 PST
Beautiful Pop Bottle Butterflies http://www.instructables.com/id/Beautiful-Pop-Bottle-Butterflies/
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Fri, 9 Jul 2010 02:10:11 PDT