Instructables: exploring - living - ac_guide - featured http://www.instructables.com Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:06:58 PST BLOX v1.01 Rubber Origami http://www.instructables.com/id/Rubber-Origami/
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Thu, 10 May 2007 12:51:18 PDT
How to make Candles! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-Candles!/
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Thu, 6 Dec 2007 18:45:45 PST
How to Make Bacon Soap http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Bacon-Soap/
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Tue, 13 Feb 2007 15:18:56 PST
Lifecasting - hands http://www.instructables.com/id/Lifecasting---hands/
Lifecasting - hands - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FB4/L74B/F23Z35SE/FB4L74BF23Z35SE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB4/L74B/F23Z35SE/FB4L74BF23Z35SE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB4/L74B/F23Z35SE/FB4L74BF23Z35SE.SMALL.jpg stienman One of the engineers I work with was fascinated by a hand casting booth at the 2005 Ann Arbor Art Fairs. The operator would, for a nominal fee, mix a container of goop into which the customer would insert their hand, or occasionally couples would insert their clasped hand. A smaller container was ...
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Mon, 4 Jun 2007 06:26:42 PDT
How to make a unique tile picture for less than $3! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-unique-tile-picture-for-less-than-3/
How to make a unique tile picture for less than $3! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOO/OYZW/FA0CVDIB/FOOOYZWFA0CVDIB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOO/OYZW/FA0CVDIB/FOOOYZWFA0CVDIB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOO/OYZW/FA0CVDIB/FOOOYZWFA0CVDIB.SMALL.jpg yngla Want to make a unique piece of art to decorate your empty walls? Or to make the perfect gift for the grandparents or in-laws? Here is a simple way to make this modern and minimalistic design using just tiles, tissue paper and a laser printer. It is time to amaze your friends... Getting started ...
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Sat, 15 Dec 2007 08:05:09 PST
Quilting http://www.instructables.com/id/Quilting/
Quilting - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FO8/L1ZR/FMEGFAAE/FO8L1ZRFMEGFAAE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO8/L1ZR/FMEGFAAE/FO8L1ZRFMEGFAAE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO8/L1ZR/FMEGFAAE/FO8L1ZRFMEGFAAE.SMALL.jpg maicoh This instructable details various quilting techniques. In order to cover different construction methods, I used photos from a couple of projects of varied styles. There are lots of ways to go about piecing together any concept and all techniques come in handy at one time or another.The creation of a...
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Thu, 23 Oct 2008 00:55:48 PDT
Simple Leather Book Binding using power tools! BSG Edition. http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Leather-Book-Binding-using-power-tools-BSG/
Simple Leather Book Binding using power tools! BSG Edition. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FB6/K29Q/FLLZUUKF/FB6K29QFLLZUUKF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB6/K29Q/FLLZUUKF/FB6K29QFLLZUUKF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB6/K29Q/FLLZUUKF/FB6K29QFLLZUUKF.SMALL.jpg gmjhowe This is my Monday -ible, as part of my 5 ible 5 days bet with fungus amungus - Ive published it a day early just in time to sneak it into the craft contest!Ok, so i decided i was going to make a replica book like out of the new Battlestar Galactica.Firstly, i knew absolutely nothing about book bindi...
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Sun, 28 Sep 2008 06:02:59 PDT
Felted Recycled Beverage Coozie http://www.instructables.com/id/Felted-Recycled-Beverage-Coozie/
Felted Recycled Beverage Coozie - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUG/BQ8N/F11S8UJ2/FUGBQ8NF11S8UJ2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUG/BQ8N/F11S8UJ2/FUGBQ8NF11S8UJ2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUG/BQ8N/F11S8UJ2/FUGBQ8NF11S8UJ2.SMALL.jpg juleej Old sweaters and summer may seem like polar opposites, but this Coozie Instructable brings the two together to combat global warming and hot summer night thirst at the same time. The felted medium is perfect for embroidered customization and embellishment. List of Items This coozie is created wi...
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Tue, 29 May 2007 13:09:51 PDT
embroidery 101! http://www.instructables.com/id/Embroidery-101/
embroidery 101! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQQ/7G71/GQWF8XJZ/FQQ7G71GQWF8XJZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQQ/7G71/GQWF8XJZ/FQQ7G71GQWF8XJZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQQ/7G71/GQWF8XJZ/FQQ7G71GQWF8XJZ.SMALL.jpg jessyratfink This instructable will teach you the very basics of embroidery. Learning to embroider is not as tough as you might think! Plus, embroidery is a nice relaxing thing to do after a long day. :D Below are some of my embroideries - I sell them on etsy in my shop, making jiggy. Tools or hardware, if ...
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Wed, 23 Jul 2008 14:20:45 PDT
Friends Are Easy To Make http://www.instructables.com/id/Doll-Friends-are-easy-to-make/
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Thu, 10 Jul 2008 23:58:35 PDT
How to Crochet for Beginners http://www.instructables.com/id/Beginning-crochet/
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Fri, 11 Apr 2008 20:55:00 PDT
How to Sew (using a sewing machine) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Sew-using-a-sewing-machine/
How to Sew (using a sewing machine) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZD/XGFO/FEQHFIZF/FZDXGFOFEQHFIZF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZD/XGFO/FEQHFIZF/FZDXGFOFEQHFIZF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZD/XGFO/FEQHFIZF/FZDXGFOFEQHFIZF.SMALL.jpg LindyGirlThay When I turned 13, my stepmom, Cassandra, got me the best birthday present ever (still, to this day, I feel), a sewing machine! I immediately taught myself to sew and over the next 27 years, created everything from tiny little purses to huge Victorian ballgowns. I want to impart my passion to other...
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Tue, 8 Apr 2008 15:52:51 PDT
Recycle Plastic Shopping Bags into 'Yarn' http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycle-Plastic-Shopping-Bags-into-Yarn/
Recycle Plastic Shopping Bags into 'Yarn' - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCB/HSB1/FEAHE9DD/FCBHSB1FEAHE9DD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCB/HSB1/FEAHE9DD/FCBHSB1FEAHE9DD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCB/HSB1/FEAHE9DD/FCBHSB1FEAHE9DD.SMALL.jpg tldudenhoeffer Recycling plastic grocery bags and plastic shopping bags is nothing really new, but I like to do my recycling without smelling up my environment. If you merely return your bags to your local grocer for recycling, they will melt them down to make new bags. This emits more pollution into the air. I ha...
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Tue, 1 Apr 2008 11:23:37 PDT
Create embroidered patches from digital images http://www.instructables.com/id/Create-embroidered-patches-from-digital-images/
Create embroidered patches from digital images - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMM/3A1K/FDTDO6GB/FMM3A1KFDTDO6GB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMM/3A1K/FDTDO6GB/FMM3A1KFDTDO6GB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMM/3A1K/FDTDO6GB/FMM3A1KFDTDO6GB.SMALL.jpg bekathwia Reproducing digital artwork in embroidery isn't hard if you follow these simple steps. I'll show you how using the fffffatlab text. These and more are available for purchase in the fffffat etsy shop.Materials and tools:fabric on which to embroiderembroidery flossembroidery hoopembroidery needlefabri...
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Sun, 16 Mar 2008 00:08:29 PDT
How to solder (for Jewelry purposes) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-solder-for-Jewelry-purposes/
How to solder (for Jewelry purposes) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJF/RX49/FALOLFUQ/FJFRX49FALOLFUQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJF/RX49/FALOLFUQ/FJFRX49FALOLFUQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJF/RX49/FALOLFUQ/FJFRX49FALOLFUQ.SMALL.jpg soundinnovation This instructable will demonstrate how to solder sterling silver rings using a torch, silver solder, and various other tools to create a pair of sterling silver earrings. How about making your friend or loved one a custom pair of sterling silver earrings! **Warning, if you are reading this to try a...
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Mon, 31 Dec 2007 13:01:58 PST
Dirty Soap http://www.instructables.com/id/Dirty-Soap/
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Fri, 14 Dec 2007 17:11:33 PST
Mold Making: Two Part Silicone Mold http://www.instructables.com/id/Two-Part-Silicone-Casting/
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Mon, 19 Nov 2007 16:07:30 PST
Designing a mosaic http://www.instructables.com/id/Designing-a-mosaic/
Designing a mosaic - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWJ/EOLO/F8RPG5Y9/FWJEOLOF8RPG5Y9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWJ/EOLO/F8RPG5Y9/FWJEOLOF8RPG5Y9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWJ/EOLO/F8RPG5Y9/FWJEOLOF8RPG5Y9.SMALL.jpg aryana The purpose of this instructable is to show you how to design and layout a mosaic from line art. This will be especially useful for anyone creating larger mosaics. And anyone who is leading a mosaic instruction class can follow the steps to create your own design templates for students. This step-b...
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Sun, 11 Nov 2007 01:02:36 PST
Screen Printing: Cheap, Dirty, and At Home http://www.instructables.com/id/Screen-Printing%3a-Cheap%2c-Dirty%2c-and-At-Home/
Screen Printing: Cheap, Dirty, and At Home - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDB/4KSQ/FBOEQ6T1YMO/FDB4KSQFBOEQ6T1YMO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDB/4KSQ/FBOEQ6T1YMO/FDB4KSQFBOEQ6T1YMO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDB/4KSQ/FBOEQ6T1YMO/FDB4KSQFBOEQ6T1YMO.SMALL.jpg tracy_the_astonishing You don't have to spend a ton of money on equipment or have a screen printing studio to make some pretty good quality prints. I taught some friends how to reuse old picture frames and curtains to make screens, burn them in the sun, and clean them with a garden hose. While we were at it we took som...
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Fri, 28 Jul 2006 22:53:08 PDT
How To Knit http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Knit/
How To Knit - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFT/E0XK/F2ZML6JM/FFTE0XKF2ZML6JM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFT/E0XK/F2ZML6JM/FFTE0XKF2ZML6JM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFT/E0XK/F2ZML6JM/FFTE0XKF2ZML6JM.SMALL.jpg rachel How to knit is one of the more common requests for Instructables, and there are so far only a few addressing knitting. This is an attempt to show the basics, and is in no way comprehensive but should get you started. All you need to learn is some yarn and a pair of needles. In this Instructable I...
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Fri, 29 Jun 2007 16:13:23 PDT
Applying a Mirror Finish (by hand) http://www.instructables.com/id/Appling-a-Mirror-Finish-by-hand/
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Sat, 6 Oct 2007 07:35:44 PDT