Instructables: exploring - living - green - featured http://www.instructables.com Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:59:41 PDT BLOX v1.01 A Worm Bin for Apartments http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Worm-Bin-for-Apartments/
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Fri, 4 Apr 2014 12:34:13 PDT
Modular triangle event planter http://www.instructables.com/id/Modular-triangle-event-planter/
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Thu, 3 Apr 2014 15:25:41 PDT
Guerrilla gardening - bombing style http://www.instructables.com/id/Guerrilla-Gardening-the-bombing-way/
Guerrilla gardening - bombing style - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVE/3CMC/HTEUFGHO/FVE3CMCHTEUFGHO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVE/3CMC/HTEUFGHO/FVE3CMCHTEUFGHO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVE/3CMC/HTEUFGHO/FVE3CMCHTEUFGHO.SMALL.jpg bricobart Imagine you're driving through the urban jungle. You're living your life, trying to do what's right and while you're eating miles and avoiding crossing skaters, elderly persons, dogs and raccoons you see all those monotonous roundabouts, roadsides & abandoned spaces. Sometimes they're planted with t...
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Sun, 30 Mar 2014 13:34:36 PDT
Wallet from fused plastic bags! http://www.instructables.com/id/Wallet-from-fused-plastic-bags/
Wallet from fused plastic bags! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGE/F6EN/HT7PBJY0/FGEF6ENHT7PBJY0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGE/F6EN/HT7PBJY0/FGEF6ENHT7PBJY0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGE/F6EN/HT7PBJY0/FGEF6ENHT7PBJY0.SMALL.jpg amandaggogo If you are anything like me, when you go shopping and that store has a particularly neat looking plastic bag, you save it in hopes of finding something cool to do with it eventually. Without further ado, lets get started on this. The things you will need are as follows: Several plastic bags (In my ...
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Wed, 26 Mar 2014 09:47:59 PDT
How to build a woodgas grill and never buy charcoal again http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-build-a-woodgas-grill-and-never-buy-charcoa/
How to build a woodgas grill and never buy charcoal again - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4X/A9WZ/HSRZNOZQ/F4XA9WZHSRZNOZQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4X/A9WZ/HSRZNOZQ/F4XA9WZHSRZNOZQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4X/A9WZ/HSRZNOZQ/F4XA9WZHSRZNOZQ.SMALL.jpg mbary A woodgas grill is very efficient is fired up instantly and gives your food the flavor of the wood you use plus the heat is controlled by the simple turn of a knob. It uses wood chunks and very few of them and replaces charcoal so go green and make it taste great to Step one. Build a woodgas stove...
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Sun, 16 Mar 2014 07:48:06 PDT
Build a raised bed out of pallets http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-raised-bed-out-of-pallets/
Build a raised bed out of pallets - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZP/3H9W/HRWIFJL4/FZP3H9WHRWIFJL4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZP/3H9W/HRWIFJL4/FZP3H9WHRWIFJL4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZP/3H9W/HRWIFJL4/FZP3H9WHRWIFJL4.SMALL.jpg maxsalad Heres how to build a raised bed out of pallets to grow salads or vegetables. It will cost you about £20 at the most in materials if you are savy and can source cheep compost. It has the potential to last for 20 years or more, and can grow hundreds if not thousands of pounds worth of salad over its l...
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Thu, 20 Feb 2014 13:51:44 PST
Growing Gourds (Ridge Gourd, Bitter Gourd and Snake Gourd) http://www.instructables.com/id/Growing-Gourds-Ridge-Gourd-Bitter-Gourd-and-Snake-/
Growing Gourds (Ridge Gourd, Bitter Gourd and Snake Gourd) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FP2/9RRZ/HGH6JCWU/FP29RRZHGH6JCWU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP2/9RRZ/HGH6JCWU/FP29RRZHGH6JCWU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP2/9RRZ/HGH6JCWU/FP29RRZHGH6JCWU.SMALL.jpg antoniraj It is spring... Time for garden enthusiasts like me to wake up and prepare the backyard to plant our own vegetables... Even people with very little space use their terrace to plant vegetables in containers. Gourd varieties like Ridge gourd, Bitter gourd and Snake gourd are some of the popular vegeta...
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Thu, 13 Feb 2014 10:45:17 PST
Bring A Bee To Work Day. http://www.instructables.com/id/Bring-A-Bee-To-Work-Day/
Bring A Bee To Work Day. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPW/SVQO/HGU2LIDI/FPWSVQOHGU2LIDI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPW/SVQO/HGU2LIDI/FPWSVQOHGU2LIDI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPW/SVQO/HGU2LIDI/FPWSVQOHGU2LIDI.SMALL.jpg FriendOfHumanity The bees are in trouble and with spring coming there is a chance to help them. This project began with the idea of just taking some sunflowers  into the barren, concrete yard at work to attract bees; but because I had 57 seeds left over it became a bigger project to get every one around me to nurtu...
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Wed, 12 Feb 2014 05:37:37 PST
Upcycled Orange Bag http://www.instructables.com/id/Upcycled-Orange-Bag/
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Sat, 18 Jan 2014 08:57:35 PST
Shot & Wine Glass Terrarium / Seed Starter http://www.instructables.com/id/Shot-Wine-Glass-Terrarium-Seed-Starter/
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Mon, 23 Dec 2013 05:14:32 PST
Raised Bed Wicking Garden http://www.instructables.com/id/Raised-Bed-Wicking-Garden/
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Thu, 21 Nov 2013 08:43:36 PST
Mexican Blanket Patched and Embroidered Converse High Top Sneakers http://www.instructables.com/id/Mexican-Blanket-Patched-and-Embroidered-Converse-H/
Mexican Blanket Patched and Embroidered Converse High Top Sneakers - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUW/HHR5/HO7XF9CB/FUWHHR5HO7XF9CB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUW/HHR5/HO7XF9CB/FUWHHR5HO7XF9CB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUW/HHR5/HO7XF9CB/FUWHHR5HO7XF9CB.SMALL.jpg SaintSalvage I used salesman sample mini Mexican blankets and embroidery floss to mend and repair Converse sneakers. All this makes a funky, one of a kind pair of sneakers. The blankets and sneakers... a nice match I have had some "salesman samples" of Mexican blankets that I received in a bulk estate sale fo...
By: SaintSalvage

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Tue, 19 Nov 2013 19:09:47 PST
homemade orange cleaner http://www.instructables.com/id/homemade-orange-cleaner/
homemade orange cleaner - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FN0/IC9E/HM8CWQ0W/FN0IC9EHM8CWQ0W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN0/IC9E/HM8CWQ0W/FN0IC9EHM8CWQ0W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN0/IC9E/HM8CWQ0W/FN0IC9EHM8CWQ0W.SMALL.jpg jessyratfink I kept seeing this homemade orange cleaner on pinterest and knew I had to try it. If you've seen my other instructable on green cleaning products, you know that I love cleaning with vinegar! However, it is stinky.  This helps combat that problem. :D I use vinegar on windows, and in the kitchen and...
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Tue, 1 Oct 2013 13:38:55 PDT
Solar Shrub II http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Shrub-II/
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Sat, 20 Apr 2013 11:09:32 PDT
Vegetable Patch http://www.instructables.com/id/Vegetable-Patch/
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Fri, 2 Aug 2013 14:22:03 PDT
The Flower Tower http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Flower-Tower/
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Mon, 22 Jul 2013 01:23:50 PDT
Miniature Garden (For Beginners!) http://www.instructables.com/id/Miniature-Garden-For-Beginners/
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Sun, 21 Jul 2013 09:39:19 PDT
Hanging Air Plant Basket from Recycled Wine Corks http://www.instructables.com/id/Hanging-Air-Plant-Basket-from-Recycled-Wine-Corks/
Hanging Air Plant Basket from Recycled Wine Corks - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPH/O6F7/HHS9SSGN/FPHO6F7HHS9SSGN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPH/O6F7/HHS9SSGN/FPHO6F7HHS9SSGN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPH/O6F7/HHS9SSGN/FPHO6F7HHS9SSGN.SMALL.jpg emilygraceking One of my friends is obsessed with air plants and was moving into a new place, so I wanted to make a neat gift to welcome him to the new digs. Having just grabbed a huge box of wine corks left over from a wedding, I was eager to put them to use. These little hanging air plant baskets feature two t...
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Sun, 16 Jun 2013 15:16:08 PDT
How to make a Fun Flower Fence http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Fun-Flower-Fence/
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Fri, 14 Jun 2013 20:40:58 PDT
The Spirit Samovar http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Spirit-Samovar/
The Spirit Samovar - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFI/JTGB/HHS9K12W/FFIJTGBHHS9K12W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFI/JTGB/HHS9K12W/FFIJTGBHHS9K12W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFI/JTGB/HHS9K12W/FFIJTGBHHS9K12W.SMALL.jpg The Green Gentleman I'm entering this into the Green Design Contest.  If you like what you see, please vote for me! This instructable ties in very closely with my previous instructable, Snapple, Steel and Green Fire in which the lantern that is the base and heat source for the samovar is built using re-purposed/up-cyc...
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Tue, 11 Jun 2013 14:16:19 PDT
Tiny Green Tea Garden http://www.instructables.com/id/Tiny-Green-Tea-Garden/
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Sat, 8 Jun 2013 18:33:09 PDT
How to make a Bottle Building http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Bottle-Building/
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Thu, 6 Jun 2013 22:49:11 PDT
How To Grow A Mango Tree http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Grow-A-Mango-Tree/
How To Grow A Mango Tree - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFC/CRN0/HH2W10GW/FFCCRN0HH2W10GW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFC/CRN0/HH2W10GW/FFCCRN0HH2W10GW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFC/CRN0/HH2W10GW/FFCCRN0HH2W10GW.SMALL.jpg erik_amico Mangos, especially here in North Carolina, are very expensive (about $1.50 each) and are not usually good. So I decided to grow one. I looked up how to grow one from seed, but I never found a clear description of how you would. So I improvised and tried my own way. Although the success rate is about...
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Mon, 3 Jun 2013 10:09:14 PDT
Naturally Cool Cob Playhouse http://www.instructables.com/id/Naturally-Cool-Cob-Playhouse/
Naturally Cool Cob Playhouse - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMO/KM9S/HH2VKDFJ/FMOKM9SHH2VKDFJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMO/KM9S/HH2VKDFJ/FMOKM9SHH2VKDFJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMO/KM9S/HH2VKDFJ/FMOKM9SHH2VKDFJ.SMALL.jpg ghettocottage Here in Central California summers are very hot and dry. Being outside can be uncomfortable, so we wanted to create a naturally cool (cool as in temperature) area for our son. Since the ground here is full of clay, we thought a cob layer on a playhouse with a living-roof would provide sufficient coo...
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Thu, 30 May 2013 09:31:03 PDT
Coconut Shell Jewelry Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Coconut-Shell-Jewelry-Box/
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Sat, 25 May 2013 01:37:20 PDT
Snapple, Steel and Green Fire: Bride of Spirit Lantern http://www.instructables.com/id/Bride-of-Spirit-Lantern/
Snapple, Steel and Green Fire: Bride of Spirit Lantern - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F35/FGJZ/HHYLVLMR/F35FGJZHHYLVLMR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F35/FGJZ/HHYLVLMR/F35FGJZHHYLVLMR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F35/FGJZ/HHYLVLMR/F35FGJZHHYLVLMR.SMALL.jpg The Green Gentleman I'm entering this in the Green Challenge and the Epilog Challenge.  If you like what you see, please vote for me! My previous green fire instructable, The Spirit Lantern (Green Fire 2.0), was entertaining and educational to make, but it raised a couple of concerns: 1) A methanol flame is hot (from...
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Mon, 13 May 2013 06:53:20 PDT
parasitic planters http://www.instructables.com/id/parasitic-planters/
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Tue, 7 May 2013 18:50:35 PDT
free standing vertical planter http://www.instructables.com/id/free-standing-vertical-planter/
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Tue, 7 May 2013 18:04:31 PDT
Super easy natural fertilizer http://www.instructables.com/id/Super-easy-natural-fertilizer/
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Mon, 6 May 2013 07:26:19 PDT
DIY humidity dome for seedlings http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-humidity-dome-for-seedlings/
DIY humidity dome for seedlings - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXU/I83C/HFPTI76X/FXUI83CHFPTI76X.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXU/I83C/HFPTI76X/FXUI83CHFPTI76X.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXU/I83C/HFPTI76X/FXUI83CHFPTI76X.SMALL.jpg pudi.dk When sprouting seeds or rooting clones it's a good idea keep them in a place with warm and humid air(~20-25°C / 68-77 °F). This is where a humidity dome comes in. Putting the seeds or clones in a Jiffy pot or a Rockwool cube and then filling bottom with water will create a humid climate perfect for ...
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Fri, 26 Apr 2013 09:55:22 PDT
Creating Activated Carbon From Food Waste (CCC Carbon Method) http://www.instructables.com/id/Creating-Activated-Carbon-From-Food-Waste-CCC-Car/
Creating Activated Carbon From Food Waste (CCC Carbon Method) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F92/0TDZ/HFPTI911/F920TDZHFPTI911.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F92/0TDZ/HFPTI911/F920TDZHFPTI911.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F92/0TDZ/HFPTI911/F920TDZHFPTI911.SMALL.jpg nocureforcrazy For a full Youtube tutorial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dM1MMJJ3c08 Activated carbon is a porous substance derived from organic material (usually woody, fibrous stuff). The useful thing about activated carbon is that it can filter out contaminants from both water and air, which makes it an impo...
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Tue, 23 Apr 2013 20:29:40 PDT
Sweet Cherry Pie - a recycled candle project for Pi Day. http://www.instructables.com/id/Sweet-Cherry-Pie-a-recycled-candle-project-for-P/
Sweet Cherry Pie - a recycled candle project for Pi Day. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCB/17LG/HEBNH7QW/FCB17LGHEBNH7QW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCB/17LG/HEBNH7QW/FCB17LGHEBNH7QW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCB/17LG/HEBNH7QW/FCB17LGHEBNH7QW.SMALL.jpg fawnandfable This Pi Day make yourself a pie you can enjoy for weeks! I know it sounds too good to be true, but this eco-friendly little project is sure to satisfy any pie craving. To make this recycled candle, you will need: + Candle stubs + A wick (I love wooden wicks, they make such a nice warm crackling sou...
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Sun, 17 Mar 2013 16:17:22 PDT
Clover Clips! http://www.instructables.com/id/Clover-Clips/
Clover Clips! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2J/N65Z/HDOVYU43/F2JN65ZHDOVYU43.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2J/N65Z/HDOVYU43/F2JN65ZHDOVYU43.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2J/N65Z/HDOVYU43/F2JN65ZHDOVYU43.SMALL.jpg VickieHowell As the mother of a child named, "Clover" I have a soft spot for shamrocks. With St. Patrick's Day coming up though, what little lass couldn't use a pair of Clover Hair Clips? Enjoy! --Vickie Materials & Info 1 ball (or scraps) of Sheep(ish) by Vickie Howell, in color: Chartreuse(ish) -- ...
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Thu, 28 Feb 2013 13:02:28 PST
Paper Creation from Recyclable Material http://www.instructables.com/id/Paper-Creation-from-Recyclable-Material/
Paper Creation from Recyclable Material - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZK/RMB4/HCJOH1HI/FZKRMB4HCJOH1HI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZK/RMB4/HCJOH1HI/FZKRMB4HCJOH1HI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZK/RMB4/HCJOH1HI/FZKRMB4HCJOH1HI.SMALL.jpg Liz_Etter Making paper from recyclable materials is a fun, environmentally friendly way of creating new memories! This paper can be any different color, shape, or size, and can be used for anything from a science project, to scrap-booking, or writing letters and postcards.  Tools and Materials You will nee...
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Wed, 6 Feb 2013 14:30:14 PST
Rain Barrels, Chicken Coops, and Solar Panels http://www.instructables.com/id/Rain-Barrels-Chicken-Coops-and-Solar-Panels/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FG5/WVG6/GHDS6OBK/FG5WVG6GHDS6OBK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG5/WVG6/GHDS6OBK/FG5WVG6GHDS6OBK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG5/WVG6/GHDS6OBK/FG5WVG6GHDS6OBK.SMALL.jpg scoochmaroo Welcome to Rain Barrels, Chicken Coops, and Solar Panels: projects to get you off the grid, a collection of awesome do-it-yourself projects from Instructables.com! The Instructables editors have chosen some of our best do-it-yourself off-the-grid projects to educate and inspire you to make great th...
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Thu, 8 Sep 2011 15:32:33 PDT
T-shirt rags - 4 rags from 1 shirt with just 2 cuts http://www.instructables.com/id/T-shirt-rags-4-rags-from-1-shirt-with-just-2-cut/
T-shirt rags - 4 rags from 1 shirt with just 2 cuts - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F72/MVYQ/H0GGYKL9/F72MVYQH0GGYKL9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F72/MVYQ/H0GGYKL9/F72MVYQH0GGYKL9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F72/MVYQ/H0GGYKL9/F72MVYQH0GGYKL9.SMALL.jpg MatthewTaylor Here's a really simple way to make 4 rags from one old t-shirt in 2 cuts. All you need is: An old t-shirt, or better yet a bunch of them A sharp box knife (be careful, they can be dangerous) A sold cutting board or workbench  It's all spelled out in the video.  They're handy to have around the g...
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Mon, 2 Apr 2012 11:01:10 PDT
Have a mold free shower curtain in your bathtub http://www.instructables.com/id/Have-a-mold-free-shower-curtain-in-your-bathtub/
Have a mold free shower curtain in your bathtub - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOT/GIWG/HAIK2VGC/FOTGIWGHAIK2VGC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOT/GIWG/HAIK2VGC/FOTGIWGHAIK2VGC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOT/GIWG/HAIK2VGC/FOTGIWGHAIK2VGC.SMALL.jpg mole1   Not only is a mold free shower curtain possible, it's easy! What you will need 1 - A small hook to attach to the wall above the tub.  This can be a little plastic 'sticky' hook if you have smooth tile walls, or a suction cup hook if you have smooth walls but don't want to use any adhesive on t...
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Wed, 12 Dec 2012 10:16:05 PST
Making Straw Clay Plaster: Together, Easy, and Fun! http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-Straw-Clay-Plaster-Together-Easy-and-Fun/
Making Straw Clay Plaster: Together, Easy, and Fun! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4M/D8VB/H7434PSU/F4MD8VBH7434PSU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4M/D8VB/H7434PSU/F4MD8VBH7434PSU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4M/D8VB/H7434PSU/F4MD8VBH7434PSU.SMALL.jpg Attila-RT Hello! This is a tutorial on how to mix an extremely sticky, high insulation straw clay-plaster using local, natural, and bio-degradable materials. This tutorial will cover the elements necessary to mixing a flexible, durable, and long lasting plaster. This tutorial will also give opportunities for ...
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Sun, 16 Sep 2012 07:00:01 PDT
DIY 12 Volt Chlorine Producing Unit for Water Purification http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-12-Volt-Chlorine-Producing-Unit-for-Water-Puri/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FV1/8PCO/H58P332M/FV18PCOH58P332M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV1/8PCO/H58P332M/FV18PCOH58P332M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV1/8PCO/H58P332M/FV18PCOH58P332M.SMALL.jpg tngun Today’s project is a device used to create a practically inexhaustible supply of the same disinfecting solution as the calcium hypochlorite makes. IF you want to go off grid, you have to have a supply of safe drinking water.  This instuctable shows how I built an inexpensive way of purifying water...
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Thu, 2 Aug 2012 04:10:52 PDT
Make a Tote Bag from a Discarded Grain Bag http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Tote-Bag-from-a-Discarded-Grain-Bag/
Make a Tote Bag from a Discarded Grain Bag - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFC/XKAT/H6734K8F/FFCXKATH6734K8F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFC/XKAT/H6734K8F/FFCXKATH6734K8F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFC/XKAT/H6734K8F/FFCXKATH6734K8F.SMALL.jpg cschanelydon While at my local brewery, I saw a pile of empty grain bags.  The head brewer was annoyed that the guy who was supposed to pick them up had not yet, and he was about to put all of them in the dumpster.  I had to do something, so I snagged a dozen or so, with the intent of making tote bags with them....
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Thu, 23 Aug 2012 15:20:54 PDT
Turn a playing card into a solar charger for AA batteries http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-a-playing-card-into-a-solar-charger-for-AA-ba/
Turn a playing card into a solar charger for AA batteries - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUL/JOOV/H4AGI32X/FULJOOVH4AGI32X.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUL/JOOV/H4AGI32X/FULJOOVH4AGI32X.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUL/JOOV/H4AGI32X/FULJOOVH4AGI32X.SMALL.jpg sfrayne I own loads of rechargeable NiMH AA and AAA batteries, but most always seem to be dead when I need them.  So, I wanted a cheap and fast way to make battery chargers that I can keep on my desk, so that I could have an armada of charged batteries at all times.  I didn't want to take up more outlets an...
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Sat, 7 Jul 2012 10:55:32 PDT
Plastic bottles make great piggy banks! http://www.instructables.com/id/Plastic-bottles-make-great-piggy-banks/
Plastic bottles make great piggy banks! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCX/L7G9/H5ED7RQH/FCXL7G9H5ED7RQH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCX/L7G9/H5ED7RQH/FCXL7G9H5ED7RQH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCX/L7G9/H5ED7RQH/FCXL7G9H5ED7RQH.SMALL.jpg dezine And the fun just keeps on comin'... When I came up with the idea of using plastic cold drink bottles for tea, coffee and sugar cannisters, so many other ideas popped into my head that I just had to give them all a try. This one repurposes plastic bottles into piggy or cow saving banks. There are...
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Mon, 6 Aug 2012 04:30:52 PDT
A table lamp from plastic bottles http://www.instructables.com/id/A-table-lamp-from-plastic-bottles/
A table lamp from plastic bottles - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVR/J5H4/H4VQKW4W/FVRJ5H4H4VQKW4W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVR/J5H4/H4VQKW4W/FVRJ5H4H4VQKW4W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVR/J5H4/H4VQKW4W/FVRJ5H4H4VQKW4W.SMALL.jpg dezine Who would have thought that by using a few empty plastic cold drink bottles you could not only recycle them, but also have a stunning floor lamp.  Anyone can make this gorgeous floor lamp and all you really need are some empty 2-litre plastic bottles. Cut your plastic bottles For this project you...
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Sun, 29 Jul 2012 08:53:53 PDT
Plastic herb name tags http://www.instructables.com/id/Plastic-herb-name-tags/
Plastic herb name tags - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0F/FZ9C/H52FX07I/F0FFZ9CH52FX07I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0F/FZ9C/H52FX07I/F0FFZ9CH52FX07I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0F/FZ9C/H52FX07I/F0FFZ9CH52FX07I.SMALL.jpg dezine I am always on the lookout for new ways to repurpose plastic bottles and have plenty of projects on Home-Dzine.co.za to share. One of my favourites is to use the bottom of a plastic 2-litre bottle for making herb name tags. Cut the bottle Use a sharp craft knife to cut off the bottom of your 2-li...
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Fri, 27 Jul 2012 09:46:17 PDT
programmable solar charger http://www.instructables.com/id/programable-solar-panels/
programmable solar charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4C/ZMQT/H5408O4U/F4CZMQTH5408O4U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4C/ZMQT/H5408O4U/F4CZMQTH5408O4U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4C/ZMQT/H5408O4U/F4CZMQTH5408O4U.SMALL.jpg jakobus9 I had a solar charger, but wit the years the complex electronics supporting it gave up. But when I took it apart I noticed that the panels them selfs were still working. Wanting to reuse them I came up with this. A programmable solar charger. by a simple shorting block and headers you can 'program'...
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Sun, 29 Jul 2012 07:04:12 PDT
Pallet Adirondack Chair http://www.instructables.com/id/Pallet-Adirondack-Chair-1/
Pallet Adirondack Chair - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH4/B0X8/H5JCLR0D/FH4B0X8H5JCLR0D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH4/B0X8/H5JCLR0D/FH4B0X8H5JCLR0D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH4/B0X8/H5JCLR0D/FH4B0X8H5JCLR0D.SMALL.jpg captianoats There seems to be a movement of people trying to make all kinds of new stuff out of used pallets. There are several reasons I wanted to jump on this bandwagon: 1. I'm a tightwad and pallets are free. 2. It's an earth friendly way to repurpose something that would otherwise end up in a landfill. 3. ...
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Sat, 28 Jul 2012 18:29:33 PDT
Shopping bag from plastic shopping bags http://www.instructables.com/id/Shopping-bag-from-plastic-shopping-bags/
Shopping bag from plastic shopping bags - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FU3/A9JL/H5405XWN/FU3A9JLH5405XWN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU3/A9JL/H5405XWN/FU3A9JLH5405XWN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU3/A9JL/H5405XWN/FU3A9JLH5405XWN.SMALL.jpg dezine Just finished my new plastic shopping bag made from old plastic shopping bags! I recently posted a project on my website (Home-Dzine.co.za) using my DIY super-large crochet hook and the whole idea behind designing the hook was to be able to make a shopping bag with plastic bags. Well, it's done and ...
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Fri, 27 Jul 2012 08:24:35 PDT
Rainwater harvesting: Rain Barrel DIY http://www.instructables.com/id/Rainwater-harvesting-Rain-Barrel-DIY/
Rainwater harvesting: Rain Barrel DIY - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F27/NHKR/H347FMIK/F27NHKRH347FMIK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F27/NHKR/H347FMIK/F27NHKRH347FMIK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F27/NHKR/H347FMIK/F27NHKRH347FMIK.SMALL.jpg GeeDeeKay Rain water collection. Nature's most fundamentally important resource for human habitation -- the earth purifies it from all sorts of sources through the evaporation process, transports it all around the globe, then drops it from the heavens for us to drink, water our crops, bathe and swim, among my...
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Thu, 19 Jul 2012 10:38:34 PDT
Cheap Solar Fridge http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-Solar-Fridge/
Cheap Solar Fridge - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FC6/9ZFL/H4AGDUU0/FC69ZFLH4AGDUU0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC6/9ZFL/H4AGDUU0/FC69ZFLH4AGDUU0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC6/9ZFL/H4AGDUU0/FC69ZFLH4AGDUU0.SMALL.jpg cruzer28 This instructable is being entered in the Green Tech Contest so please vote. This solar fridge is a simple and quick diy project. The reason I decided to build it was because the fridge in your house takes up a ton of energy.  This fridge is so cheap and reliable that it can be used in 3rd world co...
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Sun, 15 Jul 2012 22:06:15 PDT
Solar Interior Lighting (Getting Your Solar Feet Wet) http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Interior-Lighting-Getting-Your-Solar-Feet-W/
Solar Interior Lighting (Getting Your Solar Feet Wet) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHU/BLE3/H0FLJC1H/FHUBLE3H0FLJC1H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHU/BLE3/H0FLJC1H/FHUBLE3H0FLJC1H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHU/BLE3/H0FLJC1H/FHUBLE3H0FLJC1H.SMALL.jpg dlewisa This is more of a proof of concept for both regular folk and fellow solar-hippie-alternative-energy freaks out there. There is no reason that anyone should have to pay for electricity to light their homes anymore. The majority of energy used in homes is from heating and cooling of one type or anothe...
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Sun, 27 May 2012 14:58:36 PDT