Instructables: exploring - living - custom - featured Sat, 20 Dec 2014 23:09:48 PST BLOX v1.01 Lantern Corps Holiday Lights
Lantern Corps Holiday Lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> MsSweetSatisfaction I wish you a merry geek-masI wish you a merry geek-masI wish you a merry geek-mas and a happy new year!So the holidays are upon us and something I've always liked are the lights, in fact I like them year round but they do get so much more common around December. This year however I was seeing quit...
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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 14:07:32 PST
Easy Custom Beer Mug
Easy Custom Beer Mug - More DIY How To Projects]]> SuzukiDHP Great Gift! and super easy!!!Materials Neededexacto knife popsicle stickslatex glovespainters tapevinyl Armour EtchAlcoholBeer MugPrinter Prep your Glass Clean surface off with the rubbing alcohol. Create your stencil Print off what you want to etch, then cut it out. Cut out a piece of vinyl s...
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Sun, 7 Dec 2014 14:13:46 PST
Custom dog bed
Custom dog bed - More DIY How To Projects]]> jessyratfink The boy and I are proud parents of a German Shepherd/Rottie mix named Roscoe. He might not get as much screen time as my cats but he's just as amazing. ;)Roscoe is almost eight years old and starting to have some issues with his hips so I knew it was time to make him an orthopedic dog bed to go alon...
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Mon, 1 Dec 2014 08:26:30 PST
DIY Custom Holiday Stockings
DIY Custom Holiday Stockings - More DIY How To Projects]]> lorangerda Pick Your Fabric Head on over to your favourite local fabric store, online fabric store or grab that old sweater you never wear anymore and give it a new purpose! I chose two patterns with a coordinating brown for the cuff. Mine were a wool/acrylic mix, so they were very soft and have that cozy...
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Sun, 30 Nov 2014 17:58:10 PST
Underwater Waterfall, for Cheap!
Underwater Waterfall, for Cheap! - More DIY How To Projects]]> DragonTamer458 A feat so amazing you would think it's impossible. Even more amazing, it's easy and cheap. This gorgeous waterfall actually isn't water at all, it's sand. Using the same principles of physics that make bubble filters and Alex Andon's Desktop Jellyfish Tank work, this feature uses air bubbles to...
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Mon, 6 Oct 2014 19:34:34 PDT
Custom Switch covers
Custom Switch covers - More DIY How To Projects]]> ecsaul23 Spice up those boring old plain white light switch plate covers! Make your own! The beauty of making your own is that you can choose the image, the layout, and the colors as well as totally amaze your kids with your awesomeness.You will need: 1. Switch covers (I buy over-sized white plastic ones at...
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Sat, 11 Oct 2014 13:57:14 PDT
A notebook to suit your needs
A notebook to suit your needs - More DIY How To Projects]]> Raitis Instructables is a place where a lot of creative people gather - of that I'm sure. However, I'm not sure how much of that creativity is actually retained due to various issues. In my case that is because of the fact that I write ideas down everywhere and anywhere really. A receipt on my desk is the ...
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Thu, 2 Oct 2014 11:53:20 PDT
Make a Cyborg mask
Make a Cyborg mask - More DIY How To Projects]]> bwebby In my first 'Ible I demonstrated how to sculpt a custom mask. I had one of the base masks left over and no more putty to sculpt with.Luckily I had a load of old computer bits left over from times in the past where I'd pulled them apart, so I deci...
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Sun, 31 Aug 2014 03:18:29 PDT
Make custom Halloween masks
Make custom Halloween masks - More DIY How To Projects]]> bwebby After extensive research into how to create a personalized Halloween mask with little expense or fuss, I came up with this method which seems to work well. It requires few materials and little skill (I know, this was the first time I had tried sculpting). Hopefully you'll find this useful. Please be...
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Sun, 31 Aug 2014 03:05:13 PDT
Maori Necklace
Maori Necklace - More DIY How To Projects]]> laxgeo Hello Dudes and Dudets! Today I will be demonstrating how I carved my Maori tribal pendant. You can pick one up for like $20 online, but where's the pride in that? This way you will be able to say "I (state your name) made this with my own two hands! " But don't worry it'll be fun! I did mine over t...
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Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:35:49 PDT
Cheap Homemade Coasters
Cheap Homemade Coasters - More DIY How To Projects]]> tcolo'n Alright! My first instructable! So, a quick intro to what you're doing. You'll be using some basic utensils and items found around the house to put together a neat little coaster for your drink. I'm always putting together cool projects, and lately, I've been using a lot of cardboard. It occurred to...
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Thu, 7 Aug 2014 02:10:08 PDT
Custom Mirror
Custom Mirror - More DIY How To Projects]]> iammatou This Instructable shows you how to build a custom Back-lite Mirror . I was looking for a large mirror for a while but could not justify a custom frame for over $400.00 so I decided to make my own. I don’t have a picture for every step (I was not planning on posting it here) but this should get the m...
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Thu, 28 Dec 2006 21:05:49 PST
The Festival Face Factory - an all-in-one Makeup Kit
The Festival Face Factory - an all-in-one Makeup Kit - More DIY How To Projects]]> TerryTheCreator The Festival Face Factorya highly customizable, pocket-sized, all-in-one makeup kit!No need to lug around your whole makeup collection and waste precious space in your luggage.With this kit, you can have all your beauty essentials in one pocket-sized pretty little tin.This is great if you’re going ...
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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 13:36:14 PDT
Design and Make Celtic Knotwork Leather Belt
Design and Make Celtic Knotwork Leather Belt - More DIY How To Projects]]> from_the_toolbox Overview: In this instructable you will learn how to: 1) Create a Celtic Knotwork pattern from scratch 2) Draw your own variations in knots 3) Tool a leather belt with the knotwork pattern 4) Finish the belt Materials: Pencil Ball point pen Ruler, Triangle (if making grid by hand) Eraser Leathe...
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Sun, 19 Jan 2014 14:41:31 PST
My 100% DIY Wedding Build
My 100% DIY Wedding Build - More DIY How To Projects]]> eternalblisked I thought it might be a good idea to upload my complete design package I did for a recent wedding as it was all 100% designed from top to bottom by myself DIY.I can't unfortunately give that many steps as it was all done using my design skills and photoshop but I can go into better detail and explan...
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Tue, 6 May 2014 09:31:40 PDT
Custom convertible mittens (AND How to make clothing templates)
Custom convertible mittens (AND How to make clothing templates) - More DIY How To Projects]]> krsprops In this instructable I will show you how to make fabric patterns for any article of clothing you can think of! (this method can also be used to make armor patterns for any cos-players out there). In the photos you will see me make templates for convertible fingerless mittens! I will add the downloa...
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Mon, 30 Dec 2013 05:42:47 PST
Fabric Bucket Bag Organizers!
Fabric Bucket Bag Organizers! - More DIY How To Projects]]> doodlecraft I love to organize! These upcycled ice cream bucket organizer bags are a must! You can organize your entire life with some fabric, a bucket, and some sewing skills! Anyone can make these...pick whatever fabric you want. make it pretty or industrial! The cool thing about these, is you can pack the ...
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Tue, 7 Jan 2014 16:55:12 PST
Cheap Way To Make A 3D Ring: Use Shrink Plastic!
Cheap Way To Make A 3D Ring: Use Shrink Plastic! - More DIY How To Projects]]> lanaredstudio Also want to create those fun 3d rings, but don't have the funds or materials? Just use shrink plastic and use your own design. 1. Print the free printable stencil. And cut out the ring out of cardboard like in image 1. 2. Design a shape that you want on top of your ring and cut that out of card...
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Mon, 28 Oct 2013 10:40:42 PDT
Create Custom Rubber Stamps!
Create Custom Rubber Stamps! - More DIY How To Projects]]> doodlecraft I've wanted a TARDIS rubber stamp for a long time. A long time.  I'd dream about having one. Here's a tutorial on creating your own custom rubber stamps! Think of the endless possibilities! Supplies: Here's what you'll need to get started: Speedball, Speedy-Carve Rubber sheets! I got it on amaz...
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Tue, 15 Oct 2013 10:12:20 PDT
Custom Soda Cooler
Custom Soda Cooler - More DIY How To Projects]]> DIY Hacks and How Tos The heat of summer is upon us. So to help beat the heat, today I am going to show you how you can make your own custom soda cooler. As an example I decided to make a cooler that perfectly fits a pack of soda. That way you can take the whole pack out of the fridge, put it directly into your coole...
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Mon, 8 Jul 2013 17:46:13 PDT
Custom Lego Earrings!
Custom Lego Earrings! - More DIY How To Projects]]> doodlecraft Lego Earrings. They are simple, easy to make, and add that spark of nerdiness to any outfit! And they are fun to build onto for an easy change up!  Makes a fun gift too! You'll need: 2 desired flat Lego pieces (don't have to match) 2 jewelry pliers Drill with a small drill bit 4 jump rings 2 earrin...
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Tue, 2 Jul 2013 12:21:45 PDT
Upcycled clip-on headphone stand/rest made from a printer frame
Upcycled clip-on headphone stand/rest made from a printer frame - More DIY How To Projects]]> ramadanrenan It always bothers me greatly everytime I trip on the cable of my prized headphones, causing damage to my investment. So I decided to design a simple, easy, clippable desk headphone stand. It should be able to clip onto most desks and is made from a single piece of sheet metal. I think the result loo...
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Thu, 6 Jun 2013 04:53:58 PDT
eReader Cover Mod for B&N Nook
eReader Cover Mod for B&N Nook - More DIY How To Projects]]> Kurt E. Clothier My wife loves her Barnes and Noble Nook eReader, but wanted a case to put it in. I looked at several DIY solutions, but she ended up finding this really nice cover on super clearance at Kohl's. It has pockets inside for notes or credit cards, so she could use it as a wallet as well. The problem is t...
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Sun, 24 Mar 2013 01:22:28 PDT
The Mermaid
The Mermaid - More DIY How To Projects]]> Chase_Ash An incredibly detailed custom mermaid costume with detachable shells, created for a company that does special appearances at kid's birthdays as princesses, pirates, & such. Little did I know that this would be the most involving project that I have ever undertaken! When sketching up the design I ha...
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Wed, 3 Oct 2012 15:39:10 PDT
DIY Custom Stencil and Stain Furniture!
DIY Custom Stencil and Stain Furniture! - More DIY How To Projects]]> doodlecraft Stencil and Stain furniture with a custom made stencil! Here's some alarming before and afters... Acquire furniture items. I began with a nightstand that was in seriously bad shape. Glue, dents, dings, water stains, sticker name it... this thing was disgusting! The redeeming feature is ...
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Thu, 20 Sep 2012 07:46:12 PDT
Monster Craft - Customizable Paper Model visualspicer My goal for this monstrous project was to create a customizable paper model for just about anyone to enjoy. After nearly 300 hours of work, I created 12 interchangeable kits for two standard paper sizes, allowing any hobbyist to easily build a custom Monster Craft model to their color prefe...
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Sun, 16 Sep 2012 09:05:41 PDT
How to Make Custom Pinatas
How to Make Custom Pinatas - More DIY How To Projects]]> mygibzone If you've ever planed a "themed" party, then you know the frustration involved in finding all the right party supplies. Especially when it comes to that ALL IMPORTANT party piñata. Very few stores carry piñatas & if they do they are usually the typical, donkey, star, princess castle etc. Best case s...
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Tue, 7 Aug 2012 20:57:25 PDT
Glow In The Dark Traced Painting
Glow In The Dark Traced Painting - More DIY How To Projects]]> danlynne07 I can not draw or paint  but I can trace. So now I can make a picture of anything for my kids to decorate their rooms and save money while having fun doing a personized craft... the sky is the limit. I made this for my daughter's room, she loves owls. I thought it would be fun to have the moon and...
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Tue, 31 Jul 2012 00:03:54 PDT
How to make custom Chocolate Kisses + Template
How to make custom Chocolate Kisses + Template - More DIY How To Projects]]> Printy So let's say it's close to an anniversary, or maybe you just have some extra chocolate laying around you want to do something with - let's make Chocolate Kisses! First off though, you're going to need the chocolate drop, and I'm going to briefly describe how to do that, because different chocolates...
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Fri, 13 Jul 2012 18:05:57 PDT
Custom T-Shirt Painting
Custom T-Shirt Painting - More DIY How To Projects]]> DoctorDv I am going on the Disney Cruise this summer with my 6 person family, so my mom thought it would be neat if we made our own T-shirts for "pirate night." Pirate Night is one night on the cruise when everybody dresses as a pirate, so we thought we would make our own costumes. Because it is the Disney C...
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Tue, 26 Jun 2012 11:04:55 PDT
Monogrammed Metal Collar Stays
Monogrammed Metal Collar Stays - More DIY How To Projects]]> ShrimpSaladCircus This is a great Father's Day gift idea. I realize, though, that I'm a bit late to the game for Father's Day, since you probably don't own all these goodies. Stock up to make this for your dad or guy's next birthday! Or practice now, and you'll be really stellar by next Father's Day! What the heck i...
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Fri, 15 Jun 2012 06:41:58 PDT
Create A Custom Notepad limbo Its pretty easy to create your own notepad with custom logo or custom images. First of all you need to create the page layout using a page layout program. My favorite is Microsoft Publisher but you can use any other program you feel that you are familiar with such is Adobe Illustrator, Corel Draw, ...
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Sun, 25 Mar 2012 05:03:14 PDT
Painting Shoes
Painting Shoes - More DIY How To Projects]]> hejhog101 This is a pair of shoes that I painted as a Christmas present for a friend of mine. I decided to do a guide on how to do it efficiently. Materials For this project, you're going to need acrylic paints and/or acrylic paint pens, a pair of shoes (you can get knock-off converse from wal mart for aro...
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Sun, 18 Dec 2011 12:53:43 PST
How To Create A Beautiful Book Lamp
How To Create A Beautiful Book Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> Alex.Mason This is a small tutorial on how to create a decorative book lamp!  It makes a great addition to any room, a great gift and can be any style you want, as you are the one creating it.  I made the lamp as an anniversary gift for my wife.  I looked on her pinterest account and saw one for sale for over ...
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Thu, 8 Dec 2011 09:44:39 PST
How To Make Custom Etched Glasses
How To Make Custom Etched Glasses - More DIY How To Projects]]> TinkeringProductions The other day I learned how to use a sand blaster and you know how when you learn a new skill your mind explodes with possible uses.  That happens to me and sometimes I get so many random ideas bouncing around in my head I wake up in the middle of the night.  This is the project that woke me up at 3...
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Fri, 18 Nov 2011 08:22:17 PST
Easy, Custom wine rack
Easy, Custom wine rack - More DIY How To Projects]]> slylee I decided I wanted a nice place to store my wine (cheap wine).  There are some interesting wine racks online, but most are quite pricey. Being a poor graduate student, I opted to make one.   I sought simplicity and functionality in my design. I also wanted something that was collapsable if need be....
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Tue, 11 Oct 2011 20:47:05 PDT
Custom Notebook Cover
Custom Notebook Cover - More DIY How To Projects]]> jace1127 I bought a bunch of notebooks online. When I finally received them, I was pretty disappointed with the cover. So I decided to make custom covers for them. Craft time! (: Materials: Notebook you want to cover Scrapbook paper or other decorative paper (gift wrap, magazine pages, print out wallpapers...
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Tue, 16 Aug 2011 07:02:39 PDT
35mm Film Save the Date
35mm Film Save the Date - More DIY How To Projects]]> shesparticular Please note: I'm not planning on getting married any time soon, but I'm thrilled to be able to share this idea/technique with folks who are! Folks who gravitate towards older media (I am one of these folks) will always have a special place in their heart for things like film cameras and albums on v...
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Thu, 14 Jul 2011 21:47:41 PDT
Map Envelope Inserts
Map Envelope Inserts - More DIY How To Projects]]> shesparticular Particularly for weddings with a lot of folks coming in from out of town, including a map along in your invitation can help keep your guests from getting lost. While a map printed on a little card is nice and all, it's standard and can get forgotten or misplaced. Map envelope inserts, however, are a...
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Tue, 28 Jun 2011 09:18:01 PDT
Personalized Faux LifeSaver Rings
Personalized Faux LifeSaver Rings - More DIY How To Projects]]> wombatmorrison This is a follow up to my Faux LifeSaver candy necklace.  My daughter wanted me to make her some 'Personalized' LifeSaver 'candies' with her school name.  I made a mold of the backside of a LifeSaver (plain), made a few polymer clay casts and used alphabet pasta letters to spell the name of her scho...
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Tue, 21 Jun 2011 15:46:48 PDT
Customizing Headphones
Customizing Headphones - More DIY How To Projects]]> So, before you start customizing your headphones, you need to gather up the following: -Textile paint - 2 paintbrushes (1 large, 1 small) - Clear nail polish - Plain headphones You may be doubting the textile paint for painting onto plastic, but after applying your clear nail polish, it'll be alrig...

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Sun, 24 Apr 2011 07:58:42 PDT
Quilting an iPad Case
Quilting an iPad Case - More DIY How To Projects]]> mcironlung In this review I will go over the steps to construct a beautiful iPad case.  This takes very little material and can be completed in a day if you stick to it. We used a disappearing 9 patch technique with 1/4" seams. Also start by taking a piece of cardboard and a marker to trace an iPad to use as...
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Fri, 8 Apr 2011 12:37:09 PDT
Custom Candy Wrappers in Gimp
Custom Candy Wrappers in Gimp - More DIY How To Projects]]> jnifrwebb This is a super easy project that makes fun, unique candy wrappers.  I made a set for this Halloween, and also made some for an upcoming baby shower I am hosting, but you can also do it for birthday's (parties favors or presents), trade shows, Christmas, housewarmings, Easter, or when ever you would...
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Fri, 22 Oct 2010 09:14:05 PDT
Custom Wedding Dress
Custom Wedding Dress - More DIY How To Projects]]> scoochmaroo We took an antique wedding dress worn by the bride's mother and grandmother for their weddings, and revamped it for a modern twist on a classic look. Cutting apart a 3-generation-old dress was a daunting task, but to achieve our design for Elizabeth's perfect dress, it had to be done.  Much time a...
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Sun, 5 Sep 2010 17:35:23 PDT
Flower Hair Accessories
Flower Hair Accessories - More DIY How To Projects]]> Lathien Here is a way to make a flower hair accessory for summer. Add a bit of summer spirit to any outfit! You can use it to add a bit of formal element to an outfit or have a casual look. They are very customizable and you can personalize them to suit your own style. I think anyone can make these, but it...
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Sat, 31 Jul 2010 18:49:16 PDT
Super Easy Custom Rubber Stamps
Super Easy Custom Rubber Stamps - More DIY How To Projects]]> eclecticeddy These little rubber stamps are super easy to make, cost about $1 and will last forever. They can be use for card making, stationary, art, mold making, whatever you can think of. Go to your local dollar store or office store and Buy a package of rectangle erasers for $1 I like to buy the multi colo...
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Fri, 25 Jun 2010 22:21:28 PDT
Custom Ergonomic handles
Custom Ergonomic handles - More DIY How To Projects]]> caitlinsdad Create custom fit ergonomic handles for small implements or tools.  Use of soldering irons or even forks may seem simple but what if you had trouble holding them?  Make modifications to improve the grip or the way you can hold it. I was in the dollar store recently and saw a bunch of coat hooks.  I...
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Mon, 3 May 2010 19:15:29 PDT
Custom Candles
Custom Candles - More DIY How To Projects]]> mrdebos I know there are plenty 'candle-making' instructables on here already, but most of them end with rather straightforward, standard shaped candles. With this instructable I will try to give some examples of what you can do with candles to make them original, and personal! Besides this is my first ins...
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Fri, 26 Feb 2010 08:05:31 PST
Super Special Baby Quilt
Super Special Baby Quilt - More DIY How To Projects]]> shesparticular Sometimes really great people have babies. When they do, you can give them store-bought gifts, or make something really special just for their little bundle of cute. You'll Need. . . 36"x45" piece of muslin or linen (or whatever fabric you'd like to use) 36"x45" quilt batting (basically ...
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Tue, 2 Feb 2010 18:32:49 PST
laser engraved - hand painted custom OUIJA board lowercase this is my laser cut, laser etched & hand painted custom OUIJA board.
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Fri, 23 Oct 2009 19:45:10 PDT