Instructables: exploring - living - green - popular http://www.instructables.com Thu, 23 Oct 2014 02:44:14 PDT BLOX v1.01 Grow Ginger as a Houseplant http://www.instructables.com/id/Grow-Ginger-as-a-Houseplant/
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Fri, 15 Mar 2013 06:44:27 PDT
Winterize! Window Insulation & Other Tips for a Warm Winter http://www.instructables.com/id/Winterize-Window-Insulation-Other-Tips-for-a-Warm-/
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Sun, 12 Oct 2014 06:56:45 PDT
How to make an Aquaponic system for a small room. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-an-Aquaponic-system-for-a-small-room/
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Sat, 4 Oct 2014 19:13:56 PDT
Composting toilet in the garden http://www.instructables.com/id/Composting-toilet-in-the-garden/
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Mon, 6 Oct 2014 08:13:01 PDT
Picture Frame Terrarium http://www.instructables.com/id/Picture-Frame-Terrarium/
Picture Frame Terrarium - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLQ/JXEJ/I0LDZERK/FLQJXEJI0LDZERK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLQ/JXEJ/I0LDZERK/FLQJXEJI0LDZERK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLQ/JXEJ/I0LDZERK/FLQJXEJI0LDZERK.SMALL.jpg Teisha There are many great reasons to take an old picture frame and turn it into a terrarium:If you want a terrarium but you don’t have much space — maybe you live in a dorm room, a small apartment, or you just don’t want to clutter your work surfaces — then hanging a terrarium on your wall (which could b...
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Sun, 28 Sep 2014 20:04:39 PDT
Indoor Electric Car (for cheap under $5) http://www.instructables.com/id/Indoor-Electric-Car-for-cheap-under-5/
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Sun, 28 Sep 2014 20:44:48 PDT
Bellows Bee Smoker For The Home Apiarist http://www.instructables.com/id/Bellows-Bee-Smoker-For-The-Home-Apiarist/
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Wed, 24 Sep 2014 19:21:12 PDT
Urban gathering - fruits of the city http://www.instructables.com/id/Urban-gathering-fruits-of-the-city/
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Wed, 24 Sep 2014 00:29:17 PDT
Nice Smelling Hybrid Indoor Compost Bin and Planter http://www.instructables.com/id/Nice-Smelling-Hybrid-Indoor-Compost-Bin-and-Plante/
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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 20:25:27 PDT
Free Electric Propeller Bike Mod http://www.instructables.com/id/Electric-Propeller-Bike/
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Sun, 14 Sep 2014 17:03:45 PDT
Insulating curtains that cut heat losses through windows by 50% http://www.instructables.com/id/Insulating-roll-up-curtains-that-cut-heat-losses-t/
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Wed, 3 Sep 2014 05:32:41 PDT
How to: Bathtub laundry http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-bathtub-laundry/
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Fri, 27 Jun 2008 22:20:19 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
How to Make Papyrus Paper http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Papyrus-Paper/
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Sun, 3 Aug 2014 13:25:55 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
Biodegradable, free, toilet roll seedling starters http://www.instructables.com/id/Biodegradable-free-toilet-roll-seedling-starters/
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Sun, 29 Jun 2014 09:23:41 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
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
Easy Bee waterer http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Bee-waterer/
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Thu, 12 Jun 2014 14:36:36 PDT
VHS Rope http://www.instructables.com/id/VHS-Rope/
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Sat, 14 Jun 2014 11:46:35 PDT
bee hostel http://www.instructables.com/id/bee-hostel/
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Sat, 14 Jun 2014 00:48:47 PDT
Producing an optimised VAWT with an F&P motor. http://www.instructables.com/id/My-VAWT-project/
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Fri, 13 Jun 2014 01:02:38 PDT
Solar Hurricane Lighting (and more) http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Hurricane-Lighting-and-more/
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Sun, 1 Jun 2014 15:54:23 PDT
Papaya Picker http://www.instructables.com/id/Papaya-Picker/
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Fri, 15 Jan 2010 23:18:48 PST
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
Get Household Batteries For Free http://www.instructables.com/id/Get-Household-Batteries-For-Free/
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Tue, 14 Jun 2011 15:07:08 PDT
Recycled Paper Baskets http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycled-Paper-Basket/
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Tue, 6 May 2014 07:10:44 PDT
Blown Tire Shoes http://www.instructables.com/id/Blown-Tire-Shoes/
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Mon, 20 Aug 2007 22:29:54 PDT
Eco-Friendly Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Eco-Friendly-Lamp/
Eco-Friendly Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPN/ID9B/HUQIHHBN/FPNID9BHUQIHHBN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPN/ID9B/HUQIHHBN/FPNID9BHUQIHHBN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPN/ID9B/HUQIHHBN/FPNID9BHUQIHHBN.SMALL.jpg sabrinakim1109 WHY DO WE NEED TO RECYCLE PLASTICS?Plastics is one of the most serious environmental issues. The use of plastics has increased over the years and it has become a large part of the waste. Recycling plastics saves landfill space. (1 ton of plastics saves 7.4 cubic yards of landfill space) 1 plastic b...
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Sat, 3 May 2014 13:51:30 PDT
Simple Cheap Ice Box Air Conditioner http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Cheap-Ice-Box-Air-Conditioner/
Simple Cheap Ice Box Air Conditioner - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAW/G9ME/HUL9FGR3/FAWG9MEHUL9FGR3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAW/G9ME/HUL9FGR3/FAWG9MEHUL9FGR3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAW/G9ME/HUL9FGR3/FAWG9MEHUL9FGR3.SMALL.jpg kevinpinto In this instructable I will be showing you how to build a cheap air conditioner from a Styrofoam ice box. This is an extremely easy build and shouldn't take you more than an hour to complete. I live away from home and cannot afford another air conditioner here so I thought of building a cheap air co...
By: kevinpinto

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Wed, 30 Apr 2014 00:32:30 PDT
Pulley Clothesline http://www.instructables.com/id/Pulley-Clothes-Line/
Pulley Clothesline - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMY/H5ZV/FSSIUXTC/FMYH5ZVFSSIUXTC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMY/H5ZV/FSSIUXTC/FMYH5ZVFSSIUXTC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMY/H5ZV/FSSIUXTC/FMYH5ZVFSSIUXTC.SMALL.jpg tommyrusso Dry clothes without electricity! This simple and inexpensive ($20) pulley clothesline allows you to stay in a stationary shaded area while your clothes take the journey. Materials used - PVC Clothesline Living in Hawaii, line dried clothes just makes sense (CENTS!). I've tried several types of c...
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Tue, 31 Mar 2009 01:08:48 PDT
Save Money by Throwing Out Less Food http://www.instructables.com/id/Save-Money-by-Throwing-Out-Less-Food/
Save Money by Throwing Out Less Food - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8O/58E2/HU8442KI/F8O58E2HU8442KI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8O/58E2/HU8442KI/F8O58E2HU8442KI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8O/58E2/HU8442KI/F8O58E2HU8442KI.SMALL.jpg Teisha Have you ever felt like you just bought some lettuce and it’s already gone bad, turning soggy and gross? Or what about that milk — how can it already be past its expiration date? Buying food and then throwing it out before you eat it because it’s gone bad is a common problem for people — in the Un...
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Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:00:25 PDT
Using six coins to fix the broken and falling filter covers of ventilator in the kitchen http://www.instructables.com/id/Using-six-coins-to-fix-the-broken-and-falling-filt/
Using six coins to fix the broken and falling filter covers of ventilator in the kitchen - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTH/D5PF/HU842EOU/FTHD5PFHU842EOU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTH/D5PF/HU842EOU/FTHD5PFHU842EOU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTH/D5PF/HU842EOU/FTHD5PFHU842EOU.SMALL.jpg vlai3 It is difficult to find and install new filter covers for the old ventilator in the kitchen. This is an easy way to fix it with less effort. Temporarily fixing the filter cover position Use strong tape to temporarily fixing the filter covers position of the ventilator in kitchen. Clean the surf...
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Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:55:50 PDT
Recycled Magazine Pages Bowl http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycled-Magazine-Pages-Bowl/
Recycled Magazine Pages Bowl - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F96/GAQP/H17MCQOA/F96GAQPH17MCQOA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F96/GAQP/H17MCQOA/F96GAQPH17MCQOA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F96/GAQP/H17MCQOA/F96GAQPH17MCQOA.SMALL.jpg DeandrasCrafts One rainy Saturday, my kids were getting sick of watching TV and my 6-year old son asked me if we could make a craft. I had recently gone through a few of my craft magazines and stumbled on a very brief set of instructions on how to make an “earth day magazine bowl.”  The original design for this w...
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Thu, 19 Apr 2012 11:42:21 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
A Worm Bin for Apartments http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Worm-Bin-for-Apartments/
A Worm Bin for Apartments - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWK/MF2P/HTK2IW9Q/FWKMF2PHTK2IW9Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWK/MF2P/HTK2IW9Q/FWKMF2PHTK2IW9Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWK/MF2P/HTK2IW9Q/FWKMF2PHTK2IW9Q.SMALL.jpg Permaculture Why Worms? We live in a relatively urban area in an apartment with zero land that we can compost traditionally on. As voracious plant-eaters we have quite a lot of vegetable scraps that we morally can't send to the landfill. The solution is a worm bin that resembles furniture, won't stink up the pla...
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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
Self watering bin http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-self-watering-bin/
Self watering bin - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F92/W7JO/HTK5LZGL/F92W7JOHTK5LZGL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F92/W7JO/HTK5LZGL/F92W7JOHTK5LZGL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F92/W7JO/HTK5LZGL/F92W7JOHTK5LZGL.SMALL.jpg gessus Intro: Everyone knows the problem. You come back from vacation but when you arrive at home you already see it. All your plants are withered. The only solution you know is to call your neighbours for help before you leave on vacation but who has the time to do that when you're packing all your bags?...
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Fri, 4 Apr 2014 00:38:10 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
Start an Ananas Plant http://www.instructables.com/id/Start-an-ananas-plant/
Start an Ananas Plant - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6V/XFTU/HT5YM80P/F6VXFTUHT5YM80P.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6V/XFTU/HT5YM80P/F6VXFTUHT5YM80P.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6V/XFTU/HT5YM80P/F6VXFTUHT5YM80P.SMALL.jpg Gabeuse The Ananas comosus (pineapple) is a bromeliaceae from the Central and South America known for his delicious infructescense. The name Ananas, come from náná náná which means "the perfume of perfume" in a native language of Brazil. The duplication this plant is really easy. W...
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Tue, 25 Mar 2014 20:34:51 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
Hay Bale Gardening http://www.instructables.com/id/Hay-Bale-Gardening/
Hay Bale Gardening - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJL/212V/HSASKNX7/FJL212VHSASKNX7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJL/212V/HSASKNX7/FJL212VHSASKNX7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJL/212V/HSASKNX7/FJL212VHSASKNX7.SMALL.jpg moonshine88 I read up on this a few years ago and decided to make my own and seeing as there are no instructables on it I had to make one!I have a really big gopher issue and them eating my tree roots and any flowers or vegetables I plant. this set up doesn't "eliminate" the pests but it doesn't feed the. now e...
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Sun, 2 Mar 2014 14:40:08 PST
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
My Solar Furnace http://www.instructables.com/id/My-Solar-Furnace/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FTG/XZWK/FT17YNS8/FTGXZWKFT17YNS8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTG/XZWK/FT17YNS8/FTGXZWKFT17YNS8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTG/XZWK/FT17YNS8/FTGXZWKFT17YNS8.SMALL.jpg 00MrNotWrong00 This is not completely my own design. You can find these all over the internet if you do a Google search or a search on you-tube. I built this because so many people pay so much money to heat their homes and something as simple and cheap as this could off set those costs by hundreds of dollars a y...
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Wed, 14 Apr 2010 17:57:58 PDT
MINI-MUFFIN CRAYONS... A New Life for Broken Crayons! http://www.instructables.com/id/MINI-MUFFIN-CRAYONS-A-New-Life-for-Broken-Crayo/
MINI-MUFFIN CRAYONS... A New Life for Broken Crayons! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0B/L00Q/FW39L9YD/F0BL00QFW39L9YD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0B/L00Q/FW39L9YD/F0BL00QFW39L9YD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0B/L00Q/FW39L9YD/F0BL00QFW39L9YD.SMALL.jpg AlwaysAllTheTimeCrafting ''''Broken crayons?!? Don't throw them away...MAKE OLD CRAYONS-NEW AGAIN! Up-cycle your broken crayons into MINI-MUFFIN SIZED CRAYONS. You will love the tie-dyed look and your young artists will love the mini-disc size---just right for small hands! 'Package in clear plastic bags and tie with a ri...
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Thu, 18 Jun 2009 14:08:22 PDT
Credit-Card Flower Box (Fridge Magnet) http://www.instructables.com/id/Credit-Card-Flower-Box-Fridge-Magnet/
Credit-Card Flower Box (Fridge Magnet) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBA/VDQY/F2FRVEEW/FBAVDQYF2FRVEEW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBA/VDQY/F2FRVEEW/FBAVDQYF2FRVEEW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBA/VDQY/F2FRVEEW/FBAVDQYF2FRVEEW.SMALL.jpg PocketSized Turn your old Credit-Cards (or any plastic card) into a nice little flower box to grow your own mini flowers in. These are sure to lighten up your fridge, office desk or any other drab place that needs a little of nature's creations to lighten it up. What you will need Credit-Card (or similar) M...
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Fri, 8 Jun 2007 22:30:25 PDT