Instructables: exploring - living - reuse - re http://www.instructables.com Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:11:46 PDT BLOX v1.01 Inexpensive Case for Macbook Pro http://www.instructables.com/id/Inexpensive-Case-for-Macbook-Pro/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FGR/T87Y/HU3TNJXX/FGRT87YHU3TNJXX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGR/T87Y/HU3TNJXX/FGRT87YHU3TNJXX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGR/T87Y/HU3TNJXX/FGRT87YHU3TNJXX.SMALL.jpg graydog111 I needed an inexpensive, but very sturdy case for my MacBook Pro (MBP) to carry in my truck.  It needed to be strong enough to fall from the truck cab 6 feet to ground with no damage to the MBP.  I also needed access to the computer without removing it from case. I found a nice used briefcase at a ...
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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:27:01 PDT
trendy belts from old bicycle tires http://www.instructables.com/id/trendy-belts-from-old-bicycle-tires/
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Tue, 4 Feb 2014 10:03:19 PST
Plastic milk carton into dust pan and containers http://www.instructables.com/id/Plastic-milk-carton-into-dust-pan-and-containers/
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Tue, 21 May 2013 08:02:37 PDT
Cold Air Fan from Reused Plastic Bottles http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-Cold-Air-Fan-from-Reused-Plastic-Bottles/
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Wed, 24 Apr 2013 21:26:12 PDT
Water mixer from plastic bottle http://www.instructables.com/id/Water-mixer-from-plastic-bottle/
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Mon, 4 Jun 2012 08:12:52 PDT
Traffic Cone Backpack http://www.instructables.com/id/Traffic-Cone-Backpack/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F2A/UVEP/H27LSO2U/F2AUVEPH27LSO2U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2A/UVEP/H27LSO2U/F2AUVEPH27LSO2U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2A/UVEP/H27LSO2U/F2AUVEPH27LSO2U.SMALL.jpg neeebs So i happened upon some traffic cone covers from an area i like to hang out in with my friends. I always like having new backpacks cuz theyre so handy and theyre fun to personalize and stuff. This is my backpack made from a few traffic cone covers.  ill put up my step by step soon but for now i jus...
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Wed, 23 May 2012 23:18:43 PDT
Cardboard Box Moose Head Wall Hanging http://www.instructables.com/id/Cardboard-Box-Moose-Head-Wall-Hanging/
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Sat, 25 Feb 2012 05:30:16 PST
How To Make Post It Notes http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-Post-It-Notes/
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Sat, 26 Nov 2011 00:44:04 PST
Ikea Table Re-Purposed http://www.instructables.com/id/Ikea-Table-Re-Purposed/
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Thu, 12 May 2011 12:22:21 PDT
Re-purposed Grocery Basket http://www.instructables.com/id/Re-purposed-Grocery-Basket/
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Thu, 12 May 2011 11:42:35 PDT
Recycled Plastic Bag Bib http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycled-Plastic-Bag-Bib/
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Thu, 14 Apr 2011 09:19:25 PDT
"Home-hardware": or housewares from hardware http://www.instructables.com/id/Home-hardware-or-housewares-from-hardware/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F6K/ZIMB/GLGCJJO0/F6KZIMBGLGCJJO0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6K/ZIMB/GLGCJJO0/F6KZIMBGLGCJJO0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6K/ZIMB/GLGCJJO0/F6KZIMBGLGCJJO0.SMALL.jpg klixtopher While renovating my laundry room, I wanted to keep the character and charm of the old taps and shut-offs, without using old (poorly functioning) plumbing.  I ended up re-purposing them to serve as coat hooks and door pulls (and wound up saving some money in the process).
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Sat, 19 Mar 2011 23:53:54 PDT
Up-cycle an inner tube into a bookmark http://www.instructables.com/id/Up-cycle-an-inner-tube-into-a-bookmark/
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Fri, 12 Nov 2010 16:14:21 PST
Make laced shoes into slip-ons with inner tubes http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-normal-shoes-into-slip-ons-with-inner-tubes/
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Thu, 4 Nov 2010 08:03:43 PDT
HORSE SHOE COAT HOOKS http://www.instructables.com/id/HORSE-SHOE-COAT-HOOKS/
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Sun, 10 Oct 2010 19:12:18 PDT
DESK TOP MAGNET/ MESSAGE / MEMO/ BOARD http://www.instructables.com/id/EMERGENCY-SUGRU-MAGNETIC-BOARD/
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Sat, 9 Oct 2010 20:31:30 PDT
10 Uses for Your Old Toothbrush http://www.instructables.com/id/10-Uses-for-Your-Old-Toothbrush/
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Wed, 22 Sep 2010 16:39:34 PDT