Instructables: exploring - living - decorating - cheap Fri, 27 Mar 2015 03:29:57 PDT BLOX v1.01 Easter/Spring Wreath
Easter/Spring Wreath - More DIY How To Projects]]> cryssd In this instructable, you will learn how to create this pretty Easter or Spring themed wreath for only $6 .This one took me about 10 minutes from start to hanging! Things you will need Foam wreath base ( green foam wreath $1 at dollar tree) I believe this is a 12" wreath.duct tape of your choice ...
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Sat, 21 Mar 2015 23:24:09 PDT
Small Kitchen Makeover
Small Kitchen Makeover - More DIY How To Projects]]> Sam.anne.tha I love my charming little apartment. But honestly, the tight spaces and lack of storage can really get on my nerves sometimes (and I'm on a girl on a budget without a lot of possessions).My kitchen is so small a friend once coined it a "kitchen closet" (apparently she has a closet about that size).N...
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Fri, 30 Jan 2015 15:01:06 PST
3D Model stand toothbrush
3D Model stand toothbrush - More DIY How To Projects]]> ir_One my 3D model toothbrush inspire desain modern decoration. this is simple model and easy to make it with 3D printer or you can create with acrilic(plexi glass) or you can create with recycle old casing printer, pc, dvd, etc. create i use this is size to make it. for low budget you can use from old ...
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Tue, 23 Dec 2014 19:51:37 PST
Harry Potter Bookend
Harry Potter Bookend - More DIY How To Projects]]> luizafernandes Hello! This is my first post here on the site. I tried to make the bookend to my book shelf with Harry Potter theme and I would like to share the results with you. I used materials that you can find easily and at a low cost. If you like or have any suggestions, please be free to leave your opinion....
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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 21:10:47 PST
Ikea lamp? Non-Ikea shade? Fixed in $3!
Ikea lamp? Non-Ikea shade? Fixed in $3! - More DIY How To Projects]]> Humboldtartdept Got an Ikea lamp and you want to have a non-Ikea shade? Fix that problem for less than $3!I searched everywhere for a fast, easy solution, a little gizmo or adapter or something, all to no avail. After giving it some thought I realized the way to fix the problem. Ikea socket, too large for regul...
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Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:17:03 PST
Egg Carton Bats
Egg Carton Bats - More DIY How To Projects]]> queenygirlee This project is great for kids. Simple, easy and cheap. Gather your equipment: Flat egg cartonWhite and black paint (I used Apple Barrel acrylic paint)1 larger paint brush1 small paint brushGlue (I used Mod Podge)String of choice(I used raffia)ScissorsGoogle eyes Cut And Paint I'm going to be ho...
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Sun, 19 Oct 2014 12:40:19 PDT
Coolest Cup Holders Only $2 a Cup Holder
Coolest Cup Holders Only $2 a Cup Holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> Gash145 Want a cool idea for a car that will make it a little different or say more unique than your friends? This project cost $40 for all the supplies but with that you can make up to 16 cup holders depending on the size of the cup holders. With 16 that's 8 cars for $38 that's $4 a car for unique cup hold...
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Tue, 14 Oct 2014 08:09:50 PDT
Balloon In A Bottle
Balloon In A Bottle - More DIY How To Projects]]> tkleinauskas Make balloon in a bottle! It's a fun thing!So let's get started! Need! You need this things:BottleBalloonKnife Remove label! With knife remove bottle label! Squeeze bottle! Compress the bottle more! Insert ballon! Insert balloon to bottle and blow up a balloon! Replace the cap! Just r...
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Thu, 2 Oct 2014 10:28:25 PDT
Laser Vortex- cheap and easy!
Laser Vortex- cheap and easy! - More DIY How To Projects]]> wikkedspindl I built a laser vortex for under $10. Definitely a fun, easy and cheap effect for anyone to try! Needful little things My inspiration came from So, yes, it has been around for awhile, but I did what I could to just make it as simple as can be without...
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Mon, 22 Sep 2014 18:51:41 PDT
Hang Prints Without Damaging Them or The Wall
Hang Prints Without Damaging Them or The Wall - More DIY How To Projects]]> ocatroppa This is for people who want to decorate their rooms/apartment with art prints but cannot (or aren't allowed) to poke holes in the walls. Tape or sticky tack is basically your only option, but you also don't want to damage your print in the process. The idea is to create a backing that uses corners l...
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Mon, 15 Sep 2014 10:56:29 PDT
Simple Mounting and Presentation for Pins
Simple Mounting and Presentation for Pins - More DIY How To Projects]]> Firefighter Darius In this Instructable I'll show you how you can build a cheap and easy mounting and presentation for your pins. What you'll need: - (colored) paper- cardboard (use some thinner cardboard)- triangle or ruler- pen or pencil- scissors or cutter- glue stick and tape The templates You can see the t...
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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 03:35:39 PDT
Cheap and Easy Aromatherapy Diffuser
Cheap and Easy Aromatherapy Diffuser - More DIY How To Projects]]> md4v3 This is how I catch the sunshine! I bought a heavenly lemongrass aromatherapy shimmering liquid but I don't have a burner and or a diffuser. I checked out the price for electric burner, candle burner and even a diffuser and I just don't want to spend the money.So I looked around my house for somethi...
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Mon, 18 Aug 2014 01:47:51 PDT
awesome 5'x5' giant art from shower curtain
awesome 5'x5' giant art from shower curtain - More DIY How To Projects]]> egreer1 big art costs big money, so i thought what solution can i make for this. On sites like amazon you can find cool finky shower curtains with all sorts of prints from 10$. Be sure you get a fabric on not a plastic one You will also neednail gun and/or drill and screwssaw6 1x2x6 sstaple gunCut 1...
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Tue, 12 Aug 2014 17:35:17 PDT
DIY GLOW JARS - More DIY How To Projects]]> jmloosen Hey guys! Sorry I haven't posted a tutorial in a while. I've been a bit preoccupied. Well anyhow... Here is a simple little project that turns out amazing. You can use this wonderful piece as decor or even storage! (Personally, I like to put extra change into mine!) This glow jar adds a bit of flare...
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Thu, 7 Aug 2014 13:19:13 PDT
How To Turn Candle Pillars Into Candy Jars
How To Turn Candle Pillars Into Candy Jars - More DIY How To Projects]]> mbridwell Garage Sale Gem Items I found vases and candle pillars at a garage sale. Less than 1$ a piece! Spray paint them any color you like then let dry Find The Perfect Jar I used an old pickle jar and candle jar. If you use the pickle jar use rubbing alcohol to help with removing label. If you use a...
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Sat, 28 Jun 2014 10:27:38 PDT
DIY Pallet Wood Vertical Blinds
DIY Pallet Wood Vertical Blinds - More DIY How To Projects]]> Humboldtartdept Easy, stylish, budget-friendly DIY pallet wood vertical blinds! As created by! Install top plate connector Screw the top plate connector into your window frame. Screw in 3/8" threaded rod and 3/4" split ring hangars. Install conduit piece Cut 1/2" diameter condui...
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Wed, 18 Jun 2014 10:03:16 PDT
Cheap easy fish center pieces
Cheap easy fish center pieces - More DIY How To Projects]]> NicoShanks These center pieces are really simple and neat. I helped my sister make these for her engagement party last year.[Note: If using fish: PLEASE make sure the fish have a home when the day ends, put them in a bigger tank and if you're leaving them in their container take out some of the water beads , t...
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Sat, 3 May 2014 13:06:44 PDT
Found Paper Minimalist Canvas Art
Found Paper Minimalist Canvas Art - More DIY How To Projects]]> hlooper I just moved into a new house, and wanted something to cover a big space and tie together all of the different decor colors in the room. I settled on a grouping of six 8x10" canvases, but you could do this with any size, provided that the found paper is big enough to cover it. I'm using sheet music,...
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Sat, 8 Feb 2014 18:54:02 PST
Abstract Washer Art
Abstract Washer Art - More DIY How To Projects]]> gi_joe77yo This instructable is a cheap way to incorporate abstract art into your home or office. This may also get rid of unwanted junk, in this case it's an old picture frame and some washers.If you do not have these items it should only cost around $5 at you local hardware store.ENJOY! Materials For this...
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Tue, 24 Sep 2013 16:53:56 PDT
DIY - More DIY How To Projects]]> mecuestasonreir If you have an aquarium without fish and you  do not know what to do, keep reading Materials: Everything you need to make this instructable is: -Fishbowl -Pot small Pot-Dish -Spray Red (Optional) -Glue Step 2: To continue you have to paint the pot and saucer. I chose the red color but you can ...
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Tue, 13 Aug 2013 09:06:59 PDT
Remote Controlled Cordless Lantern Light
Remote Controlled Cordless Lantern Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> braimb This project came to me more out of necessity than anything else. I am currently working on decorating my newborn daughters room and needed a hanging lighting solution that would put out warm, gentle light without and extra cords she could potentially get tangled up in down the road. There was not a...
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Mon, 24 Jun 2013 14:06:15 PDT
Flameless Candle Sconce for Cheap
Flameless Candle Sconce for Cheap - More DIY How To Projects]]> hithernthither For this project I bought all the materials at the dollar store for a total of $12, which made 2 sconces.You will need:-Fake flowers-Flameless tea light candle-Plastic shot glass-Pretty, lightweight serving platter-Wall (poster) mounts-Picture hanging kit-Clear tape (optional) Attach Shot Glass To...
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Mon, 13 May 2013 12:49:57 PDT
Red Plastic Cup Party Light String
Red Plastic Cup Party Light String - More DIY How To Projects]]> davidandora When designing the look of a new weekly night at a Chicago nightclub designed to emulate a house-party vibe, the ubiquitous red plastic party cup became the icon. Many elements were designed as decorations for the night using them, but one in particular was particularly simple and really stood out- ...
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Mon, 15 Apr 2013 21:38:24 PDT
Easy, Cheap, Awesome looking TLC Pendant Paper Lamp a.k.a Tender, Love & Care Pendant Paper Lamp
Easy, Cheap, Awesome looking TLC Pendant Paper Lamp a.k.a Tender, Love & Care Pendant Paper Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> Tarun Upadhyaya I love pendant lamps, this is the lamp I usually make for special occasions like Diwali (in India), but I thought it is really more than that and came up with this cool idea of using it as a night pendant lamp or just pendant lamp. It is simple and easy, but a little bit time consuming if you apply...
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Sun, 24 Feb 2013 09:30:13 PST
DIY Artistic Vase
DIY Artistic Vase - More DIY How To Projects]]> Muhaiminah Faiz I'm sure that most of us have a number of empty glass jars and bottles at home. It's so hard to throw them away. We can recycle these jars and bottles for many purposes. I've tried to recycle them into home decor. This instructable will show how to turn these empty glass bottles and jars into artist...
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Tue, 19 Feb 2013 22:33:17 PST
Release the Kraken-Themed Party
Release the Kraken-Themed Party - More DIY How To Projects]]> bagnitsch Me and my friends are always throwing parties. This one is themed "Release the Kraken" for my husbands 30th.  For his favorite alcohol Kraken black spiced rum. I tried to keep a black, white and creams like on the bottle's label. Here are the pictures and how I went about doing the set up. It reall...
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Sun, 18 Nov 2012 19:25:53 PST
Meditation Centre from Milk Bottle
Meditation Centre from Milk Bottle - More DIY How To Projects]]> baybled This used to be an old milk bottle. Now thanks to some clever folding, cutting and gluing, it holds a  standard tealight candle in its centre, reflecting the light from the sources to the faces and facets of each triangular shape. It can be made by almost anyone with the time and required materials...
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Wed, 14 Nov 2012 04:55:13 PST
Spruce Up Old Halloween Decorations
Spruce Up Old Halloween Decorations - More DIY How To Projects]]> samohtep While doing some yard work over the weekend, I found a few rusty pumpkin lanterns that have been sitting around in the garage for a few too many years. Originally, they were painted matte black inside and out. But seeing how the inside rusted gave me an idea of how to give them a new life. Since I ...
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Mon, 29 Oct 2012 06:24:59 PDT
Stencil-Like Vinyl Transfer For Laptops
Stencil-Like Vinyl Transfer For Laptops - More DIY How To Projects]]> GoodAsh03 This instructable was submitted by Xerocraft Hackerspace in Tucson for the Instructables Sponsorship Program. Stencil art is a popular and fun way to personalize your otherwise ordinary, uniform laptop. With this tutorial you can make your own customized vinyl transfers cheaply and easily. For th...
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Wed, 22 Aug 2012 17:12:14 PDT
How to Make Your Own Custom Full Size Homemade Movie Posters
How to Make Your Own Custom Full Size Homemade Movie Posters - More DIY How To Projects]]> keyblade4321 Ever wanted to make your own full size custom posters but didn't want to spend $20? Well do I have a solution for you! All you need to know are how to use a computer, scissors, and tape. I stumbled across the solution when I was making the hoverboard from Back to The Future 2. I couldn't print the e...
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Tue, 17 Jul 2012 17:21:10 PDT
Simple Banner (bunting) lovely_jessye Super easy way to recreate a cute banner decoration for any room or event. ITEMS: - Paint cards/samples (FREE) -String (CHEAP/ALREADY OWN) -Tape (CHEAP/ALRADY OWN) -Scissor (CHEAP/ALREADY OWN) Pencil (CHEAP/ALREADY OWN) SIMPLE DIRECTIONS - cut triangle out of paint card (since its pretty small, t...
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Thu, 8 Mar 2012 01:14:08 PST
DIY Ceramic Pedestals in a Jiffy! bajablue People eat with their eyes first, so a visually-appealing presentation is extremely important.  Ceramic Pedestal Plates are a fun and whimsical way to jazz up your informal party table without breaking the bank!   Colorful mugs, bowls, plates and saucers are ideal for this DIY project.  They're in...
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Fri, 17 Feb 2012 14:58:04 PST
LED Paper Lantern
LED Paper Lantern - More DIY How To Projects]]> lilyleds These LED paper lanterns are very customizable, you can use any size or type of paper and print any graphic on it. You could even draw on the paper, or better yet have your kids drawings light up. These can go on a flat surface or be placed on a wall. Great for events, dinners, parties, weddings, o...
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Sun, 12 Feb 2012 15:48:27 PST
How to Make Candles
How to Make Candles - More DIY How To Projects]]> scottyxx I decided to make my own candles kind of on a whim after I was too cheap to spend $22.50 on a candle from a fancy bath store. I bought the most basic of basic supplied. This is the steps I followed on how to make the candles. If you want more instructions, or information on where I got the items che...
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Sun, 22 Jan 2012 17:21:22 PST
Easy Photo Candle Holders
Easy Photo Candle Holders - More DIY How To Projects]]> iamkeebler This is a super simple and cheap gift idea that is guaranteed to make any sentimental person break down and cry. That is if you are using photos that mean something to that person. You can always use non sentimental photos, but I can't guarantee the tears then. Just kidding... What you'll need: Gla...
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Sat, 17 Dec 2011 18:04:21 PST
$4 DIY Novelty Clock
$4 DIY Novelty Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> sidorthatotherguy Super easy and cool project. Materials All you need: 1.3 dollar Walmart clock ($3 when I got mine) 2.Scissors 3.Pen, pencil 4.Picture, package, whatever you want on your clock (about 10"x10") 5. Tape or glue Open the Clock Easy enough. Remove battery and then take off the clear plastic cover b...
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Fri, 19 Aug 2011 13:39:18 PDT
Sunflower Fan knife141 I like fans in the summertime.  And, I like cheap fans.  But, since I've never particularly cared for the look of cheap plain white fans, I decided to make one look like a sunflower! This was a simple project.  Before I assembled a new $20 fan, I spray painted the fan body and the stand green, the ...
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Tue, 16 Aug 2011 10:59:59 PDT
20" x 30" Canvas style pet photo
20" x 30" Canvas style pet photo - More DIY How To Projects]]> pizzidave Make a canvas style photo using your custom printed fabric!!! Materials 30"x20" custom photo pillow case (You can order from a website that does photo gifts, snapfish, walmart,etc.,they run $16-$20) Scissor Heavy Duty Stapler To make frame 2 pcs of 3/4" x 2" x 21" wood 2 pcs of 3/4" x 2" ...
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Sat, 23 Jul 2011 21:00:57 PDT
Electrical Tape "Vinyls"
Electrical Tape "Vinyls" - More DIY How To Projects]]> Biohazard1194 Hey there! Today I'm gonna be showing you how to make some cool Vinyl-esque decorations, using some pretty common stuff. Supplies: You're going to need a few things. Their pretty common, and if you don't already have them, they're super cheap. An all black logo or design printed on paper, Ele...
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Mon, 4 Apr 2011 14:54:16 PDT
Wall-Sized Raster Posters
Wall-Sized Raster Posters - More DIY How To Projects]]> QuackMasterDan Feel like livening up your living area with something more than a common picture-frame? By using rasterizing software and some standard printing methods, you can take any of your favorite digital images and create an art-piece that will bring new life to your home. A raster image is made up of thou...
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Sat, 2 Apr 2011 15:59:31 PDT
Paper Garland party decoration
Paper Garland party decoration - More DIY How To Projects]]> marko man Everyone likes nice holiday party decorations. Even more when they're cheap/free. Okay, so i'm making a new years eve party. Dont wanna spend too much money on decorations, but still need that party feeling! I have learned this from my GF a few days back. Its easy, you only need a few things, its c...
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Thu, 30 Dec 2010 10:05:18 PST
A Simple Colored Chalkboard
A Simple Colored Chalkboard - More DIY How To Projects]]> ImJevin Chalkboard paint bought from stores allows you to use only the boring black or green of school classrooms. I didn’t want that for my walls. Instead, I made an easy chalkboard of the color I wanted. Plus, because I used a board instead of the wall itself, I can have a chalkboard anywhere with ease. ...
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Sat, 18 Sep 2010 21:06:24 PDT
Birdie Wall Decals!!!
Birdie Wall Decals!!! - More DIY How To Projects]]> 31diy I've been looking around at my bare walls lately and thinking that they need some dressing up. So, what's the perfect solution? Wall decals, of course! I have spent countless hours scouring the pages and pages of vinyl wall decals online, but I haven't been willing to part with $50 to $100 for some...
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Mon, 9 Aug 2010 18:42:59 PDT
Your dog's gift exchange item your dog Hahaha I don’t mean to be stuck up but I love my screen name :D Anyways so this is a slide show I made on my gift exchange item. I was originally inspired by SerJ's Instructable, Make a Clock out of a Bicycle Brake Disc. So kudos to him! I wanted to make a clock out of a disk brake, but coul...
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Tue, 3 Aug 2010 22:59:39 PDT
Dorm Room Silhouettes
Dorm Room Silhouettes - More DIY How To Projects]]> dregnuse I have a very empty wall in my new room at school. We arent allowed to paint and i hate starring at empty wall space. This is a cheap and somewhat easy way to spruce up those bare walls in your dorm or apartment. Tools and Supplies Not many tools are needed for this project. simple stuff you c...
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Sun, 1 Aug 2010 15:49:47 PDT
cheap, no-sewing funky curtains
cheap, no-sewing funky curtains - More DIY How To Projects]]> vingtdeux  I love fabric. I think a good, classic fabric can go through the test of  time and still be cool to look at, to touch. I also love curtains... so how do i go about getting new funky curtains with cool fabric for under 5$? with no sewing skills what-so-ever?? I use pillowcases! you will need  ...
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Fri, 14 May 2010 10:28:41 PDT
Jar Clock
Jar Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> scooter76 Here is a fun and easy way to make an unusual clock for your desk, office or just around the house. This project took me about 30 minutes to make and cost less then $5. I'll admit, it is hard to read the time, but it;s a great conversation starter, and looks neat and different at the same time. I...
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Sun, 11 Apr 2010 13:45:30 PDT
Cd Cube lights
Cd Cube lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> thelastonekills About: These are cheap and easy to make. And if you get a few of them just as cheaply you can put a candle or a few leds in them and hang them in your garden or at you party. Parts: X6 Cd's or DVD's Tools: Protractor Ruler Pencil or Pen Dremel - with a cut off wheel Any sort of light: led light b...
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Sat, 20 Feb 2010 21:13:13 PST
Dragon Skin Box
Dragon Skin Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> hitokirika This is my first, so be kind. Just an small box cover in a textured paper. nice!!? Having a low budget to get something for my better half I was force to come up with some idea to show my feelings. She likes dragons, so this fun idea came to me. You can do any size you like and it's cheap and simple...
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Wed, 10 Feb 2010 16:52:17 PST
IKEA Hack - Bargain Corner Coffee Table For £2.50
IKEA Hack - Bargain Corner Coffee Table For £2.50 - More DIY How To Projects]]> killerjackalope Eh I was in bargain corner a little while ago and saw some cupboard doors, with that cool shiny black lacquer on them that made me want them ever so much, for no reason... I also picked up a set of legs for shelves and such, might have been LeksvickTotal Cost was �2.50, �1 for the cupboard door and ...
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Mon, 25 May 2009 11:29:06 PDT