Instructables: exploring - living - reuse - repurpose http://www.instructables.com Wed, 16 Apr 2014 05:13:56 PDT BLOX v1.01 Old Mattress Box Spring Repurposed for Out of the way Shop Ceiling Storage http://www.instructables.com/id/Old-Mattress-Box-Spring-Repurposed-for-Out-of-the-/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FNK/1Y9D/HT17WDQV/FNK1Y9DHT17WDQV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNK/1Y9D/HT17WDQV/FNK1Y9DHT17WDQV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNK/1Y9D/HT17WDQV/FNK1Y9DHT17WDQV.SMALL.jpg tomaschurizoe Dumping a mattress or box spring in the landfill: -$30.00 each If you dont live near a facility that recycles them for free well then you dont have many options. I decided to tear the cover off my old box spring and see if there was enough metal inside worth recycling. I bolted my old box spring to ...
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Fri, 21 Mar 2014 02:37:35 PDT
How to turn a smartphone Mount into a smartphone Dock with 3D Printing http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-turn-a-smartphone-Mount-into-a-smartphone-D/
How to turn a smartphone Mount into a smartphone Dock with 3D Printing - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FS5/IVCO/HS1RTEHJ/FS5IVCOHS1RTEHJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS5/IVCO/HS1RTEHJ/FS5IVCOHS1RTEHJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS5/IVCO/HS1RTEHJ/FS5IVCOHS1RTEHJ.SMALL.jpg jluo2 Smartphone mounts are cool and cheap, but I use GPS and stream music while I'm driving, which means a dead battery unless I plug in every time. Plus I didn't really wanna shell out a ton of money for the "official" appleware. So I decided to make one myself, since I already had the mount and just ne...
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Tue, 25 Feb 2014 13:58:58 PST
Heart Shaped Cookie Cutter From Tin Can http://www.instructables.com/id/Heart-Shaped-Cookie-Cutter-From-Tin-Can/
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Tue, 18 Feb 2014 16:15:44 PST
Repurpose Shirt Sleeves and Glass Jars for Storage Containers http://www.instructables.com/id/Repurpose-Shirt-Sleeves-and-Glass-Jars-for-Storage/
Repurpose Shirt Sleeves and Glass Jars for Storage Containers - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLU/K8QY/HRI94SVX/FLUK8QYHRI94SVX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLU/K8QY/HRI94SVX/FLUK8QYHRI94SVX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLU/K8QY/HRI94SVX/FLUK8QYHRI94SVX.SMALL.jpg CayerFamily Supplies Needed: Tall Glass Jar: Mason, Spaghetti Sauce etc. Long Sleeve Shirt or Sweater Extra Fabric for under color (if needed) Hot glue gun Glue Sticks Scissors Needle Thread Embellishments Choose your jars and sleeves. • Feel free to use Mason Jars, as you will only be using hot glue which...
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Tue, 11 Feb 2014 19:08:25 PST
Ugly Old Cabinet to Comfortable Padded Bench http://www.instructables.com/id/Ugly-Old-Cabinet-to-Comfortable-Bench/
Ugly Old Cabinet to Comfortable Padded Bench - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAL/4XTE/HRI94QW5/FAL4XTEHRI94QW5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAL/4XTE/HRI94QW5/FAL4XTEHRI94QW5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAL/4XTE/HRI94QW5/FAL4XTEHRI94QW5.SMALL.jpg CayerFamily Supplies Needed: • 1 Used Over the stove or refrigerator style cabinet • Screwdriver – type will depend upon your specific hardware • Paint Brushes • Mask • Spray Primer • Oil Based Paint – Color of Your Choice • Old Pillows or Foam • Fabric to cover padded top • Backing Material ( Thin Paneling or...
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Tue, 11 Feb 2014 17:42:47 PST
how to reclaim your own wood: 101 http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-reclaim-your-own-wood-101/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FNP/Q902/HRCK076N/FNPQ902HRCK076N.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNP/Q902/HRCK076N/FNPQ902HRCK076N.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNP/Q902/HRCK076N/FNPQ902HRCK076N.SMALL.jpg timsway this is the first in a series designed to make reclaiming your own wood - and making stuff with it - accessible for average people with average abilities and average tools. this will be a 5-part series (at least!) and include a charity auction for a custom-made toolbox full of antique tools. detail...
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Fri, 7 Feb 2014 07:12:40 PST
Cut up tank top: Twist weave/laddering in wide blocks http://www.instructables.com/id/Cut-up-tank-top-Twist-weaveladdering-in-wide-block/
Cut up tank top: Twist weave/laddering in wide blocks - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXM/CO7F/HMVJ9WGU/FXMCO7FHMVJ9WGU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXM/CO7F/HMVJ9WGU/FXMCO7FHMVJ9WGU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXM/CO7F/HMVJ9WGU/FXMCO7FHMVJ9WGU.SMALL.jpg mmmmqc Redesign a tank top (or t-shirt) with scissors. No sewing involved. Cut slits in the tank top in back and front and then weave the strips together with a twist weave / laddering. The back side weave has wide strips. I made it at TechShop San Jose. They have an adjustable mannequin dress form so it'...
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Sat, 19 Oct 2013 22:09:48 PDT
Gift box from tea box http://www.instructables.com/id/Gift-box-from-tea-box/
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Wed, 28 Aug 2013 21:53:17 PDT
No Sew T-Shirt Tote Bag http://www.instructables.com/id/No-Sew-T-Shirt-Tote-Bag/
No Sew T-Shirt Tote Bag - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FU9/04BK/HJKBX0YP/FU904BKHJKBX0YP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU9/04BK/HJKBX0YP/FU904BKHJKBX0YP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU9/04BK/HJKBX0YP/FU904BKHJKBX0YP.SMALL.jpg GoodGarbageSDF Do you have lots of old t-shirts that aren't really suitable for donation? Do you love reusable bags for the grocery, but hate most can't be washed and how expensive they are? Well, I have a solution for you!!! And you don't even need a sewing machine! Just a T-Shirt and a pair of scissors..... Ma...
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Tue, 30 Jul 2013 17:30:43 PDT
A different Fire Pit from a Washing Machine drum http://www.instructables.com/id/A-different-Fire-Pit-from-a-Washing-Machine-drum/
A different Fire Pit from a Washing Machine drum - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGO/YM45/HH2VJLP3/FGOYM45HH2VJLP3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGO/YM45/HH2VJLP3/FGOYM45HH2VJLP3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGO/YM45/HH2VJLP3/FGOYM45HH2VJLP3.SMALL.jpg onemoroni1 Thanks so much for the response since I posted this. Please vote for the contests I've entered. I had seen and heard of making a fire pit out of a washing machine drum. Well lucky day! The washing machine died! Please use all safety equipment and caution when working with power tools and sharp mat...
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Tue, 28 May 2013 09:02:36 PDT
Aluminum Toothpick http://www.instructables.com/id/Aluminum-Toothpick/
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Wed, 27 Mar 2013 16:26:03 PDT
How to fit a pair of high heels with Sugru - Self-setting Rubber http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-fit-a-pair-of-high-heels-with-Sugru-Self-/
How to fit a pair of high heels with Sugru - Self-setting Rubber - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZP/VUDG/HD4VM4O6/FZPVUDGHD4VM4O6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZP/VUDG/HD4VM4O6/FZPVUDGHD4VM4O6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZP/VUDG/HD4VM4O6/FZPVUDGHD4VM4O6.SMALL.jpg Teresa Mallow Ever have a pair of heels that the bottoms of the spikes have worn off?  I have a cute pair thatI couldn't throw away but couldn't think of a way to fix.  Even tried to get my man to fix but he was stumped too.  I got an idea when I bought some Sugru self setting rubber.  It went on sale in the inst...
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Sun, 17 Feb 2013 07:36:36 PST
Turn an Old Window Frame Into a Jewelry Display http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-an-Old-Window-Frame-Into-a-Jewelry-Display/
Turn an Old Window Frame Into a Jewelry Display - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIQ/8332/HBBCIJAS/FIQ8332HBBCIJAS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIQ/8332/HBBCIJAS/FIQ8332HBBCIJAS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIQ/8332/HBBCIJAS/FIQ8332HBBCIJAS.SMALL.jpg envirolutionary Welcome to my first Instructable! I will be going through the basics of how to convert an old window frame into a Jewelry Display, which has several utilities and can be modified to fit your needs. I made two of these at the same time that were relative in size, for my mother and my partner's mothe...
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Wed, 23 Jan 2013 17:41:20 PST
From Tie to Belt http://www.instructables.com/id/From-Tie-to-Belt/
From Tie to Belt - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCN/RDIM/H6MF3RUX/FCNRDIMH6MF3RUX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCN/RDIM/H6MF3RUX/FCNRDIMH6MF3RUX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCN/RDIM/H6MF3RUX/FCNRDIMH6MF3RUX.SMALL.jpg jessimata Fashion rules got'cha all tied up?...Break free and be yourself!  Learn how to re-purpose a men's tie into a spiffy new belt. All you will need is: 1. Men's necktie 2. D rings/ belt rings 3. Sewing machine or needle and thread* 4. Fabric shears or scissors *Contrasting thread was used for the pur...
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Mon, 10 Sep 2012 14:46:12 PDT
Up-cycled Pocket Tissue Holder http://www.instructables.com/id/Up-cycled-Pocket-Tissue-Holder/
Up-cycled Pocket Tissue Holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FL5/MWZR/H6WG6804/FL5MWZRH6WG6804.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL5/MWZR/H6WG6804/FL5MWZRH6WG6804.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL5/MWZR/H6WG6804/FL5MWZRH6WG6804.SMALL.jpg jessimata Don't be trashy...save your potato chip bags and make something! In this Instructable you will learn the tricks of the "trash trade" and cash in on your trash. Follow these easy steps and turn a potato chip bag into a nifty pocket tissue holder. All you will need is: 1. Empty potato chip bag 2. ...
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Sun, 9 Sep 2012 18:58:57 PDT
Vacuum cleaner planters http://www.instructables.com/id/Vacuum-cleaner-planters/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F0W/PRAT/H5E9PWEV/F0WPRATH5E9PWEV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0W/PRAT/H5E9PWEV/F0WPRATH5E9PWEV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0W/PRAT/H5E9PWEV/F0WPRATH5E9PWEV.SMALL.jpg knife141 Not long ago I was looking for an old vacuum cleaner bag to use in another project, and I came across an old Kirby vacuum at a yard sale for $5.  It had a good bag, so I bought it.  After salvaging the bag I was left with an old vacuum cleaner that wasn't worth fixing, but it sure had a lot of parts...
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Fri, 3 Aug 2012 12:48:25 PDT
Makeover furniture http://www.instructables.com/id/Makeover-furniture/
Makeover furniture - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1K/EJRB/H5408DAF/F1KEJRBH5408DAF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1K/EJRB/H5408DAF/F1KEJRBH5408DAF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1K/EJRB/H5408DAF/F1KEJRBH5408DAF.SMALL.jpg dezine With two boys running around the house something is sure to get damaged, scratched, bumped or broken. Only last month I ended up spray painting a kiddies table and chair set to make it look as good as new.  After all, we're all trying to do our bit and rather fix up than throw away! Make a choice ...
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Fri, 27 Jul 2012 11:39:06 PDT
Trash to treasure 7-auto tatt 2 http://www.instructables.com/id/Trash-to-treasure-7-auto-tatt-2/
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Thu, 12 Jul 2012 20:25:45 PDT
Easy way to save energy http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-way-to-save-energy/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FPI/IU7H/H4AG92I6/FPIIU7HH4AG92I6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPI/IU7H/H4AG92I6/FPIIU7HH4AG92I6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPI/IU7H/H4AG92I6/FPIIU7HH4AG92I6.SMALL.jpg knife141 Most of the time when we think of being green, we tend to think of solar power, or power monitoring, LED lighting, home automation, and so on.  Yet one of the greatest wastes of energy happens every day at our trash cans.  When we throw something away, in essence we don't just throw an item away, bu...
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Wed, 11 Jul 2012 16:16:27 PDT
Save Space with 5 1/4" Floppy Disk File Storage http://www.instructables.com/id/Save-Space-with-5-14-Floppy-Disk-File-Storage/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FEG/CJFL/H1QML3QG/FEGCJFLH1QML3QG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEG/CJFL/H1QML3QG/FEGCJFLH1QML3QG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEG/CJFL/H1QML3QG/FEGCJFLH1QML3QG.SMALL.jpg klixtopher Inspired by this instructable, the recent acquisition of a bunch of old floppies and our need for a place to store important papers while we were still using them and before they went into more permanent storage (that is, a place that was not a big pile on the kitchen counter), I decided to make a h...
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Wed, 2 May 2012 17:43:21 PDT
the 1 hr bench from recycled materials http://www.instructables.com/id/the-1-hr-bench-from-recycled-materials/
the 1 hr bench from recycled materials - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FX8/JQUS/H173JNY5/FX8JQUSH173JNY5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX8/JQUS/H173JNY5/FX8JQUSH173JNY5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX8/JQUS/H173JNY5/FX8JQUSH173JNY5.SMALL.jpg l8nite I'm a repurposer from way back, my maternal grandfather repurposed materials from job sites into a vacation house at the Jersey shore, my paternal grandfather was the same way. People will throw away the most amazing stuff, I mine it from the curb and turn it into cash or other usable stuff that can...
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Thu, 19 Apr 2012 15:24:52 PDT
Five Ideas for Upcycling Pringles Can http://www.instructables.com/id/Five-Ideas-for-Upcycling-Pringles-Can/
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Fri, 30 Mar 2012 18:40:36 PDT
Get some use out of a Laptop with a Broken Screen http://www.instructables.com/id/Get-some-use-out-of-a-Laptop-with-a-Broken-Screen/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FAS/KUHD/G068MA49/FASKUHDG068MA49.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAS/KUHD/G068MA49/FASKUHDG068MA49.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAS/KUHD/G068MA49/FASKUHDG068MA49.SMALL.jpg boonokian
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Mon, 19 Mar 2012 00:03:06 PDT
Upcycle Old Scarves and Child Blankie into a "Woobie" http://www.instructables.com/id/Upcycle-Old-Scarves-and-Child-Blankie-into-a-Woob/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F9F/AFBI/GX3LREM8/F9FAFBIGX3LREM8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9F/AFBI/GX3LREM8/F9FAFBIGX3LREM8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9F/AFBI/GX3LREM8/F9FAFBIGX3LREM8.SMALL.jpg SaintSalvage I decided to merge my family's long-ago past with my boys' past in this "Woobie" comforting blanket. I took 5 of my grandfather's woolen scarves and sewed them together lengthwise, with a zigzag stitch. Then, I sewed my boys' well-loved (kid's size) blanket to the "wrong" side of the scarves; print ...
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Mon, 9 Jan 2012 19:19:47 PST
Vintage Book Repurposed Purse! http://www.instructables.com/id/Vintage-Book-Repurposed-Purse/
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Mon, 28 Nov 2011 15:12:45 PST
Remake a Dresser into a snazzy Entertainment Center http://www.instructables.com/id/Remake-a-Dresser-into-a-snazzy-Entertainment-Cente/
Remake a Dresser into a snazzy Entertainment Center - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNA/CXQT/GUYGWZ18/FNACXQTGUYGWZ18.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNA/CXQT/GUYGWZ18/FNACXQTGUYGWZ18.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNA/CXQT/GUYGWZ18/FNACXQTGUYGWZ18.SMALL.jpg lobalt We picked up an abandoned dresser at a storage place, somebody decided that they didn't need it, and I wanted to salvage some of the nicer bits of "wood" from it. When we moved, we ended up putting our TV on it and filling the drawers with movies and stuff. My wife hated it. However, for reasonabl...
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Mon, 14 Nov 2011 20:09:18 PST
Manliest Lazy Susan Ever http://www.instructables.com/id/Manliest-Lazy-Susan-Ever/
Manliest Lazy Susan Ever - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9K/4RVC/GTKFPYWF/F9K4RVCGTKFPYWF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9K/4RVC/GTKFPYWF/F9K4RVCGTKFPYWF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9K/4RVC/GTKFPYWF/F9K4RVCGTKFPYWF.SMALL.jpg badpanda I was changing out a 12" miter saw blade that had lived a decent life but needed retirement, and wondered how it might be re-purposed.  I came up with the idea of making a Lazy Susan turntable for the grill that could double as a weapon if the zombie apocalypse happened to drop at the same time you...
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Tue, 11 Oct 2011 00:21:24 PDT
10 Unusual Uses for Nail Polish http://www.instructables.com/id/10-Unusual-Uses-for-Nail-Polish/
10 Unusual Uses for Nail Polish - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F97/CHP4/GVJCJ1BP/F97CHP4GVJCJ1BP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F97/CHP4/GVJCJ1BP/F97CHP4GVJCJ1BP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F97/CHP4/GVJCJ1BP/F97CHP4GVJCJ1BP.SMALL.jpg Carleyy If you're anything like me you have bottles of nail polish building up in your desk drawer from years ago.  What you might not know is there are plenty of ways to put that nail polish to use besides just decorating your fingers.  Here are 10 new uses for nail polish that will help you with day to da...
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Thu, 1 Sep 2011 11:16:58 PDT
A Re-Purpose Driven Life http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Re-Purpose-Driven-Life/
A Re-Purpose Driven Life - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIK/VHJ5/GQKM52TT/FIKVHJ5GQKM52TT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIK/VHJ5/GQKM52TT/FIKVHJ5GQKM52TT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIK/VHJ5/GQKM52TT/FIKVHJ5GQKM52TT.SMALL.jpg artfulann I do the three r's: reduce, reuse, recycle but I add re-purpose for a 4th R. I just can't help myself. It all started with my grandfather. He kept all kinds of things and remade-reused them on his farm. (Back then they called it junk collecting.) My mother also did this. We spent one summer when I ...
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Wed, 27 Jul 2011 14:54:55 PDT
make a two sided patchwork butterfly chair http://www.instructables.com/id/make-a-two-sided-patchwork-butterfly-chair/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FHK/YVGQ/GQ22AJKJ/FHKYVGQGQ22AJKJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHK/YVGQ/GQ22AJKJ/FHKYVGQGQ22AJKJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHK/YVGQ/GQ22AJKJ/FHKYVGQGQ22AJKJ.SMALL.jpg ginger20037 Hi guys, this is my first instructable and I hope ya'll like it. It will take take a while for some of the steps, but others you'll zoom right through :D All the denim is from old jeans and recycled into this beautiful personalized chair! I tried to take a picture of all the steps, but I got excit...
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Wed, 13 Jul 2011 19:24:06 PDT
e-Reader Case http://www.instructables.com/id/e-Reader-Case/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FU6/D275/GPAS23V6/FU6D275GPAS23V6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU6/D275/GPAS23V6/FU6D275GPAS23V6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU6/D275/GPAS23V6/FU6D275GPAS23V6.SMALL.jpg PeppermintMochaMama Several Christmases ago, I bought my husband a beautiful wool sweater. It was a wonderful sale and the sweater was gorgeous. Times were tight and I wanted to be sure that I was able to get Pokey one really nice item... and this sweater was it. He is the only person I know who can wear a wool sweate...
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Sat, 25 Jun 2011 14:28:31 PDT
How to repurpose coffee cups into a cute desk organizer http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-repurpose-coffee-cups-into-a-cute-desk-orga/
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Thu, 21 Apr 2011 03:13:27 PDT
How to turn a twin sized box spring into a cool sled http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-turn-a-twin-sized-box-spring-into-a-cool-sl/
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Thu, 3 Feb 2011 07:49:27 PST
VHS Tape Dispenser http://www.instructables.com/id/VHS-Tape-Dispenser/
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Sun, 16 Jan 2011 23:08:41 PST
Compact Discs (CDs) http://www.instructables.com/id/Compact-Discs-CDs/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F0X/K23A/GHRSTKNE/F0XK23AGHRSTKNE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0X/K23A/GHRSTKNE/F0XK23AGHRSTKNE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0X/K23A/GHRSTKNE/F0XK23AGHRSTKNE.SMALL.jpg depotdevoid What should we do with all those old CD's?  Compact discs and even DVD's are old technology, on the way out!  What are you supposed to do with all those shiny discs lying around?  Throw them in the landfill!? Here at instructables, we've got plenty of ideas to help you reuse and repurpose your pile...
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Thu, 16 Dec 2010 21:11:30 PST
Custom glasses from repurposed bottles http://www.instructables.com/id/Custom-glasses-from-repurposed-bottles/
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Sun, 26 Sep 2010 22:09:11 PDT
Moveable laptop stand/mini desk. http://www.instructables.com/id/Moveable-laptop-standmini-desk/
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Sun, 5 Sep 2010 09:48:13 PDT
Money for old rope http://www.instructables.com/id/Money-for-old-rope/
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Mon, 16 Aug 2010 12:23:08 PDT
Bookshelf Re-purposed into Bed! http://www.instructables.com/id/Bookshelf-Re-purposed-into-Bed/
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Fri, 30 Jul 2010 20:08:32 PDT
Up-Cycled Cereal Box Notebook http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycled-Cereal-Box-Notebook/
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Sun, 4 Oct 2009 23:35:10 PDT