Instructables: exploring - living - green - featured http://www.instructables.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 01:00:02 PDT BLOX v1.01 DIY Solar Power Projects http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Solar-Power-Projects/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FW3/QI52/HY7T0WIF/FW3QI52HY7T0WIF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW3/QI52/HY7T0WIF/FW3QI52HY7T0WIF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW3/QI52/HY7T0WIF/FW3QI52HY7T0WIF.SMALL.jpg deba168 If you search for good DIY solar power project for your home there are thousands available on internet. Some of them are very complex and require special tools or knowledge. Others are relatively simple to construct which a child can make with items found in your house. I have chosen the list one...
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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:50:23 PDT
How to Make a Succulent Teacup Garden http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Succulent-Teacup-Garden/
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Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:55:08 PDT
How to Make a Moss Terrarium http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Moss-Terrarium/
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Sun, 17 Aug 2014 17:31:23 PDT
Make Your Own Pallet Garden http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Own-Pallet-Garden/
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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 23:41:38 PDT
Plastic Bottle Mosquito Trap http://www.instructables.com/id/Plastic-Bottle-Mosquito-Trap/
Plastic Bottle Mosquito Trap - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYV/7W5J/HWLCXJYB/FYV7W5JHWLCXJYB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYV/7W5J/HWLCXJYB/FYV7W5JHWLCXJYB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYV/7W5J/HWLCXJYB/FYV7W5JHWLCXJYB.SMALL.jpg Darthorso THIS GUIDE IS IN SEVERAL CONTESTS! IF YOU LIKE IT, VOTE FOR IT! THANKS! :DHello dear friends!As some of my followers already know, I live in Bologna (Italy), in the heart of Po river Valley.This area is known as the wettest one of Italy. This is due to terrain, level (a lot of areas are UNDER sea le...
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Thu, 19 Jun 2014 14:06:17 PDT
Biodegradable, free, toilet roll seedling starters http://www.instructables.com/id/Biodegradable-free-toilet-roll-seedling-starters/
Biodegradable, free, toilet roll seedling starters - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBM/OS70/HWZ4VWMF/FBMOS70HWZ4VWMF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBM/OS70/HWZ4VWMF/FBMOS70HWZ4VWMF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBM/OS70/HWZ4VWMF/FBMOS70HWZ4VWMF.SMALL.jpg flavouredginger so this is my first instructable, so please be kind.I do not like spending money on my garden, every plant we have in out garden is either from a cuttings or from seeds or plants we have been given.i was finding that when planting seedlings they were either not growing or too many grew too close to ...
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Sun, 29 Jun 2014 09:23:41 PDT
A Practical Zeer Pot (evaporative cooler / non-electrical refrigerator) http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Practical-Zeer-Pot-evaporative-cooler-non-electr/
A Practical Zeer Pot (evaporative cooler / non-electrical refrigerator) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKF/49TR/HY48DS1V/FKF49TRHY48DS1V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKF/49TR/HY48DS1V/FKF49TRHY48DS1V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKF/49TR/HY48DS1V/FKF49TRHY48DS1V.SMALL.jpg Berkana A zeer pot is an evaporative cooler used in rural Africa and the Middle East to keep vegetables fresh. They consist of two terra cotta pots, one nested inside the other, with the gap between them filled with wet sand. The sand serves as a thermal mass that helps keep the pot cold once it has cooled ...
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Sun, 15 Jun 2014 22:26:33 PDT
VHS Rope http://www.instructables.com/id/VHS-Rope/
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Sat, 14 Jun 2014 11:46:35 PDT
Playing with food or Just plain nuts http://www.instructables.com/id/Playing-with-food-or-Just-plain-nuts/
Playing with food or Just plain nuts - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEV/NMZW/HW00IS04/FEVNMZWHW00IS04.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEV/NMZW/HW00IS04/FEVNMZWHW00IS04.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEV/NMZW/HW00IS04/FEVNMZWHW00IS04.SMALL.jpg Triclaw Avocados are a great and wonderful food and there are so many thing you can make with them from guacamole to topping a sandwich or even smoothies. Alas the best part of the avocado gets tossed in the trash or perhaps some kind person will sprout into a tree. What I do with the seed is carve it into...
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Tue, 3 Jun 2014 20:44:18 PDT
Solar Hurricane Lighting (and more) http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Hurricane-Lighting-and-more/
Solar Hurricane Lighting (and more) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHI/70TB/HVVKJM1Q/FHI70TBHVVKJM1Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHI/70TB/HVVKJM1Q/FHI70TBHVVKJM1Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHI/70TB/HVVKJM1Q/FHI70TBHVVKJM1Q.SMALL.jpg mikesoniat I've spent my entire life living on or near the Gulf Coast. And even though we've had a couple of seasons with no major hurricanes, I can't help thinking about them this time of year. Of course, the big storms are very dangerous and most people should evacuate to safer ground. But those who stay and...
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Sun, 1 Jun 2014 15:54:23 PDT
How To Make Healthier Tasting Tap Water http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-Healthier-Tasting-Tap-Water/
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Mon, 19 May 2014 23:25:52 PDT
Recycled Paper Baskets http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycled-Paper-Basket/
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Tue, 6 May 2014 07:10:44 PDT
April Showers http://www.instructables.com/id/April-Showers/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FCX/0I69/HUFW62N3/FCX0I69HUFW62N3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCX/0I69/HUFW62N3/FCX0I69HUFW62N3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCX/0I69/HUFW62N3/FCX0I69HUFW62N3.SMALL.jpg Danger is my middle name April showers bring May flowers, but in the mean time, here are some projects to help you deal with the downpour. Rain Chain At Roof Gutter Copper Rain Chain Pressure Activated Light-Up Umbrella All Weather Trench Clean the gutters and put in leaf gaurds How to Make a Rain Pon...
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Fri, 25 Apr 2014 14:46:24 PDT
Save Money by Throwing Out Less Food http://www.instructables.com/id/Save-Money-by-Throwing-Out-Less-Food/
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Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:00:25 PDT
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/
Modular triangle event planter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUH/6E36/HTKXZGUL/FUH6E36HTKXZGUL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUH/6E36/HTKXZGUL/FUH6E36HTKXZGUL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUH/6E36/HTKXZGUL/FUH6E36HTKXZGUL.SMALL.jpg lynnvdc93 As a school project, we had to design a module that combined urban gardening and events on the rooftop of Budafabriek, Kortrijk Belgium,  which accommodates a FabLab (BudaLab) and different organisations, as well as event-space. It had to be easy-to-make, from readily available parts. As a result, ...
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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...
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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/
Vegetable Patch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8A/81T0/HJ605RLL/F8A81T0HJ605RLL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8A/81T0/HJ605RLL/F8A81T0HJ605RLL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8A/81T0/HJ605RLL/F8A81T0HJ605RLL.SMALL.jpg Alex Jalland In this Instructable you are going to learn how to make a vegetable patch in a weekend. The pictures below are the results of a weekend project done a while back. So drive down to the DIY store and get cracking. Your going to to need: Tools: Saw Hammer Angle grinder(optional) Screw...
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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/
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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/
Coconut Shell Jewelry Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTZ/MC57/HH2VKXLN/FTZMC57HH2VKXLN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTZ/MC57/HH2VKXLN/FTZMC57HH2VKXLN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTZ/MC57/HH2VKXLN/FTZMC57HH2VKXLN.SMALL.jpg Muhaiminah Faiz I'm into rustic crafting these days. I've made some rustic home decors for my mom, and this time I tried to make a coconut shell jewelry box. It's really easy to make and looks nice. I'm not very good in giving a smooth finishing touch, but I'm sure you can make one better than mines. To make it loo...
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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/
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Mon, 13 May 2013 06:53:20 PDT
parasitic planters http://www.instructables.com/id/parasitic-planters/
parasitic planters - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMA/UQNJ/HG85CZKG/FMAUQNJHG85CZKG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMA/UQNJ/HG85CZKG/FMAUQNJHG85CZKG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMA/UQNJ/HG85CZKG/FMAUQNJHG85CZKG.SMALL.jpg foobear When I bought my house, there was and still is a good deal of this invasive species established here called Japanese Knotweed.  It has an appearance like bamboo, but without much structural strength to it.   It's very prolific and tends to shade out other vegetation.  And it grows from a three inch ...
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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/
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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/
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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