Instructables: exploring - living - decorating - cheap Mon, 28 Jul 2014 22:20:58 PDT BLOX v1.01 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
How to make transparent YouTube pasters/stickers
How to make transparent YouTube pasters/stickers - More DIY How To Projects]]> urill You can make your own pasters with only a printer, a paper and some scotch tape. Materials and tools Materials:paper ( plain )scotch tapeTools:Printer ( I use HP Laserjet 3055 )paper knife Print it Print them in a line on a can download the YouTube logo here:
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Sat, 16 May 2009 05:48:46 PDT
cheap handmade cardboard wood frame for a LP
cheap handmade cardboard wood frame for a LP - More DIY How To Projects]]> caifanes Made an easy cheap handmade cardboard wood frame for a LP. It's very simple and fast, just follow the instructions. Hope you like it :). Please comment. Materials First, the materials:1-Wood2-A LP3-Square cardboard4-Scissors5-Stapler6-Thing to hang the frame7-Superglue or something similar8-T-shi...
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Fri, 27 Feb 2009 23:12:44 PST
Charge box wiedo There are a lot of charger boxes on instructables. I made one myself with a little different cable system and ventilation holes. (al parts are from Ikea btw) And as a bonus, it's very easy to make!
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Mon, 29 Sep 2008 07:28:51 PDT
How To Create Wall Art With Electrical Tape
How To Create Wall Art With Electrical Tape - More DIY How To Projects]]> lilybee Add a Mondrian vibe to a wall using some electrical tape and a few pieces of coloured acetate. It's pretty self explanetory but for more detailed insructions go here. Pick a Wall Choose the space you want to decorate. Gather your materials I used: Electrical tape Coloured acetate sheets A spir...
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Sat, 21 Jun 2008 18:06:30 PDT
A Quick, Easy, and Cheap Mouse Pad
A Quick, Easy, and Cheap Mouse Pad - More DIY How To Projects]]> benthekahn This is an Instructable on how to make a cheap mouse pad from things you probably have around your house/shop. Its something you can make on the road if you need a mouse pad. Materials You will need....CardboardClothGlueTapeScissors/knife CUT!!! 1. Cut the cardboard to the size you want the pa...
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Thu, 12 Jun 2008 16:23:12 PDT
A Simple Keyboard in a Bottle Decoration
A Simple Keyboard in a Bottle Decoration - More DIY How To Projects]]> kontrastas A simple and cheap way to make a classy gift for your geeky (or not) friend. Needed Materials and Tools For this simple project you will need.. Materials: An empty wine bottle (or any other good looking see-through container) A keyboard (preferably old and no longer used) A cork from the bottle ...
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Thu, 27 Dec 2007 13:05:22 PST
Stretching an Ikea chair into a bench Ivar - Ingolf
Stretching an Ikea chair into a bench Ivar - Ingolf - More DIY How To Projects]]> sleighbedguy The Ingolf bench retails for $229. Instead, almost any cheap Ikea chair can be stretched for a total material cost of $36. Power tools make things easier, but this can be accomplished without a table saw, jigsaw or router table and with the most basic skills. UPDATE:  This bench was featured in an ...
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Sun, 14 Oct 2007 22:10:48 PDT
DIY Magnetic Refrigerator Words
DIY Magnetic Refrigerator Words - More DIY How To Projects]]> blindbug Why have someone else's message on your fridge? Reclaim your refrigerator door, by recycling those free square advertisement magnets that cover it into custom refrigerator words! What you will need for this project: - Flat refrigerator magnets (Check your phone book(s) for lawyer ads) - Address Lab...
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Sun, 11 Mar 2007 11:59:02 PDT
Make A Minty Piggy Bank
Make A Minty Piggy Bank - More DIY How To Projects]]> zjharva This is a simple piggy bank or coin holder. Part of this is from photozz's Etched Minty Valentines Candy Box Materials Here they are:1 Altoids ContainerKnifeMarkerLink Etching Stuff Customize For mine I etched my name on to it using the etching instructable. You can spray paint it, or do any...
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Wed, 7 Mar 2007 09:46:50 PST
Cheap wall hangings
Cheap wall hangings - More DIY How To Projects]]> hethlee Inexpensive wall decor that will be easy to put together, fun to do, and take up a lot of space on a wall. Materials Posterboard Scissors Craft Knife Duble stick tape Pencil Iron Iron Board Packing tape Buttons/Pins (optional) 1. Take the posterboard and draw a bunch of squares/rectagles. Ma...
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Mon, 5 Feb 2007 22:35:02 PST
CheapGeek- Make Refrigerator magnets-(not original by any means)
CheapGeek- Make Refrigerator magnets-(not original by any means) - More DIY How To Projects]]> cheapgeek Make your refrigerator personalized with your own crappy magnets. Here's the deal- after seeing the all the magnet Instructibles, and having magnets and a refrigerator and crap to go on it, I figured why not make and add my own magnets. I had leftover business card magnet blanks. These are the...
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Sat, 20 Jan 2007 01:18:41 PST
Quick and Dirty picture hanger
Quick and Dirty picture hanger - More DIY How To Projects]]> Fuzz2050 Need to hang a photo on your wall, but all out of hardware? This will do the job. Brand new picture? Blank space on the wall? No Hardware? No problem You can either go down to the hardware store and buy a fancy bit of hardware, or you can improvise. A soda tab works perfectly. Drink a ...
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Fri, 22 Dec 2006 22:46:05 PST
Easy original artworks
Easy original artworks - More DIY How To Projects]]> munkey_b0y Ok these days I can feel myself growing up, and as such i look at the houses my friends have bought or are renting, with their IKEA furniture and mass produced (but pretty) artwork and thought to myself, "isn't that swell, maybe when I have a house then I should get some". Being not only a g33k but...
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Mon, 2 Oct 2006 13:16:32 PDT
Easy Incense Burner
Easy Incense Burner - More DIY How To Projects]]> Automaticman A great way to make a super cheap, easy, and safe burner. Find The Body For This Project I used on of the Star Wars watch tins you can buy at Burger King with out the lid. Looking back on it I could have cut the top off a soda can. The Star Wars version seems more sleek than the other option to m...
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Sun, 12 Mar 2006 20:15:14 PST