Instructables: exploring - living - eco http://www.instructables.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:29:37 PDT BLOX v1.01 A Worm Bin for Apartments http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Worm-Bin-for-Apartments/
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Fri, 4 Apr 2014 12:34:13 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
Homemade Dryer Sheet Replacement http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Dryer-Sheet-Replacement/
Homemade Dryer Sheet Replacement - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FY1/81RO/HS3GV4OZ/FY181ROHS3GV4OZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY1/81RO/HS3GV4OZ/FY181ROHS3GV4OZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY1/81RO/HS3GV4OZ/FY181ROHS3GV4OZ.SMALL.jpg Paige Russell Wool dryer balls are a simple to make, cost effective way to keep clothes soft and wrinkle/static free! They deliver the same benefits for laundry as commercial/conventional dryer sheets WITHOUT all the nasty chemicals. And due to their bounciness, they also work to create more space in between yo...
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Wed, 26 Feb 2014 19:16:30 PST
How To Recycle Your Mascara http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Recycle-Your-Mascara/
How To Recycle Your Mascara - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FU8/RAVV/HRH0Y326/FU8RAVVHRH0Y326.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU8/RAVV/HRH0Y326/FU8RAVVHRH0Y326.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU8/RAVV/HRH0Y326/FU8RAVVHRH0Y326.SMALL.jpg Feyren How to recycle your mascara to color Take Your Mascara null Use It Like A Brush null
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Mon, 10 Feb 2014 05:50:50 PST
How to heat your home or office for less than 8p a day. Improved Version.Cheapest Heater To Run In The World http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheapest-Heater-In-The-World/
How to heat your home or office for less than 8p a day. Improved Version.Cheapest Heater To Run In The World - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNB/A271/HPL6C2T0/FNBA271HPL6C2T0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNB/A271/HPL6C2T0/FNBA271HPL6C2T0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNB/A271/HPL6C2T0/FNBA271HPL6C2T0.SMALL.jpg kingofeye v 1.0 Heat your room for less that 8p a day .  Just use some pots and some tealight candles and follow these simple steps NO DRILLING NO CUTTING JUST AN OFF THE SHELF HACK WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW  Inspired by http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/energy/10449357/Heat-your-home-off...
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Tue, 24 Dec 2013 09:26:15 PST
Packaging JooSoap Eco Soap http://www.instructables.com/id/Packaging-JooSoap-Eco-Soap/
Packaging JooSoap Eco Soap - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FM5/AM9K/HOHYITDL/FM5AM9KHOHYITDL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM5/AM9K/HOHYITDL/FM5AM9KHOHYITDL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM5/AM9K/HOHYITDL/FM5AM9KHOHYITDL.SMALL.jpg JooSoap Easy ways of packaging (yogurt)cup shape and square shape soaps! How many paper cups and other waste we throw away everyday in school? flight? coffee shop? office? and some box, containers, gift paper from packages… Let’s find some recycle material from our daily life to packaging JooSoap as a gift...
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Wed, 27 Nov 2013 17:12:23 PST
JooSoap liquid soap http://www.instructables.com/id/JooSoap-liquid-soap/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FIX/3RUC/HOHYIT7L/FIX3RUCHOHYIT7L.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIX/3RUC/HOHYIT7L/FIX3RUCHOHYIT7L.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIX/3RUC/HOHYIT7L/FIX3RUCHOHYIT7L.SMALL.jpg JooSoap Have you made JooSoap from used cooking oil? http://www.instructables.com/id/JooSoap-making-eco-friendly-cleaning-soap-made-f/ and now do you have too many small pieces, ugly JooSoaps? Let's make them into JooSoap Liquid Soap for great and ecological household cleaning!! ** Download instruction in ...
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Wed, 27 Nov 2013 16:42:50 PST
Easy Eco-Friendly Laundry Detergent! http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Eco-Friendly-Laundry-Detergent/
Easy Eco-Friendly Laundry Detergent! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F04/7T23/HIVQBE7B/F047T23HIVQBE7B.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F04/7T23/HIVQBE7B/F047T23HIVQBE7B.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F04/7T23/HIVQBE7B/F047T23HIVQBE7B.SMALL.jpg Mahekun We all wash our clothes (at least, I hope we all do), but water isn't enough to get clothes clean. It needs a vehicle to carry dirt away, and that's where detergent comes in. There are many different commerically made detergents available, but these often contain chemicals which can be harsh on the...
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Mon, 8 Jul 2013 10:08:34 PDT
Make a Bottle Cap necklace http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Bottle-Cap-necklace/
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Fri, 5 Jul 2013 18:39:47 PDT
Whiteboard Desk http://www.instructables.com/id/Whiteboard-Desk-1/
Whiteboard Desk - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDZ/W65B/HHS9U7FA/FDZW65BHHS9U7FA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDZ/W65B/HHS9U7FA/FDZW65BHHS9U7FA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDZ/W65B/HHS9U7FA/FDZW65BHHS9U7FA.SMALL.jpg Mr_Oliveira Hello Instructables today my project will be made with garbage that i found. Well this will help you to writting down ideas like in a white board,pretty cool. You can also use to help you draw . Free your imagination. Btw go Green :) Materials 1 Acrylic piece aprox 28x48 1 Old toolbox  2 Wood scr...
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Tue, 11 Jun 2013 10:13:29 PDT
Bagazines http://www.instructables.com/id/Bagazines/
Bagazines - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGY/R0UI/HH2VKTQV/FGYR0UIHH2VKTQV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGY/R0UI/HH2VKTQV/FGYR0UIHH2VKTQV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGY/R0UI/HH2VKTQV/FGYR0UIHH2VKTQV.SMALL.jpg praisingbeach408 Bagazines are a fun and affordable way to express yourself. They only require household materials which is great if you are on a budget. Bagazines provide a great oppurtunity to bring out your inner fashionista whilst saving the Earth one magazine at a time. Gather Magazine Clippings You will ne...
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Sat, 1 Jun 2013 14:10:56 PDT
JooSoap making : eco-friendly cleaning soap made from used cooking oil http://www.instructables.com/id/JooSoap-making-eco-friendly-cleaning-soap-made-f/
JooSoap making : eco-friendly cleaning soap made from used cooking oil - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDO/BI6Q/HGH6RYTN/FDOBI6QHGH6RYTN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDO/BI6Q/HGH6RYTN/FDOBI6QHGH6RYTN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDO/BI6Q/HGH6RYTN/FDOBI6QHGH6RYTN.SMALL.jpg JooSoap Hi! Welcome! Check this video first, and we will have step by step image afterward. Download our instruction below. Enjoy and share us your thought. Thanks. :)   More information and downloads: joosoap.wordpress.com Like us: www.facebook.com/JoosoapStudio summary of the JooSoap making ...
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Thu, 16 May 2013 13:25:40 PDT
Eco-friendly Oil Candle http://www.instructables.com/id/Eco-friendly-Oil-Candle/
Eco-friendly Oil Candle - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUI/I5AZ/HGH6Q6FK/FUII5AZHGH6Q6FK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUI/I5AZ/HGH6Q6FK/FUII5AZHGH6Q6FK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUI/I5AZ/HGH6Q6FK/FUII5AZHGH6Q6FK.SMALL.jpg fishik Super simple eco-friendly oil candle.  Takes 5 minutes to make.  Materials 1) Soda can 2) Olive oil 3) Piece of fabric (100% cotton) 4) Scissors Cut Cut soda can in half Fit Fit one half of the can into another Hole Make a little hole in the top of the can Olive oil Pour olive oil in...
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Sat, 11 May 2013 21:09:53 PDT
Building a cabinet for airbrush http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-a-cabinet-for-airbrush/
Building a cabinet for airbrush - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FC4/I2E0/HFSH59K5/FC4I2E0HFSH59K5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC4/I2E0/HFSH59K5/FC4I2E0HFSH59K5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC4/I2E0/HFSH59K5/FC4I2E0HFSH59K5.SMALL.jpg Sebdec What you need: - 1 night cabinet (bought secondhand for 5euro) would be interesting if you find one with a wooden board at the bottom front. (like in the picture) - 2 pc fans (secondhand) - best is 120mm. The bigger, the more airflow. - 1 old powersupply for pc. - some self adhesive led (touch)light...
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Sun, 5 May 2013 06:12:58 PDT
Cute Phone pouch out of Grocery Bags http://www.instructables.com/id/Cute-Phone-pouch-out-of-Grocery-Bags/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FOM/51OW/HEI4M42S/FOM51OWHEI4M42S.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOM/51OW/HEI4M42S/FOM51OWHEI4M42S.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOM/51OW/HEI4M42S/FOM51OWHEI4M42S.SMALL.jpg pattycapistrano For this project, I used an "eco" grocery bag sold and used at supermarkets. It is a cloth-like non-woven plastic. I also used an old disposable container. The other things you'll need are: scissors, your phone (for reference), marker, needle, thread and a strong adhesive. Good Luck! :D
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Thu, 21 Mar 2013 07:23:50 PDT
Sweet Cherry Pie - a recycled candle project for Pi Day. http://www.instructables.com/id/Sweet-Cherry-Pie-a-recycled-candle-project-for-P/
Sweet Cherry Pie - a recycled candle project for Pi Day. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCB/17LG/HEBNH7QW/FCB17LGHEBNH7QW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCB/17LG/HEBNH7QW/FCB17LGHEBNH7QW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCB/17LG/HEBNH7QW/FCB17LGHEBNH7QW.SMALL.jpg fawnandfable This Pi Day make yourself a pie you can enjoy for weeks! I know it sounds too good to be true, but this eco-friendly little project is sure to satisfy any pie craving. To make this recycled candle, you will need: + Candle stubs + A wick (I love wooden wicks, they make such a nice warm crackling sou...
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Sun, 17 Mar 2013 16:17:22 PDT
Grow a "tiny" balcony food garden! http://www.instructables.com/id/Grow-a-tiny-balcony-food-garden/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FR6/9FP9/GQBCIJLM/FR69FP9GQBCIJLM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR6/9FP9/GQBCIJLM/FR69FP9GQBCIJLM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR6/9FP9/GQBCIJLM/FR69FP9GQBCIJLM.SMALL.jpg Totysheep Grow food in every small space you have! Plants WANT to grow for you, all they need is any container with potting soil water and love! This is an example of how my garden grew in 2011.
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Tue, 12 Mar 2013 08:13:46 PDT
Handmade Bamboo Lantern. Using old bamboo blinds. http://www.instructables.com/id/Handmade-Bamboo-Lantern-Using-old-bamboo-blinds/
Handmade Bamboo Lantern. Using old bamboo blinds. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F57/TRFT/HDYZ6QLH/F57TRFTHDYZ6QLH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F57/TRFT/HDYZ6QLH/F57TRFTHDYZ6QLH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F57/TRFT/HDYZ6QLH/F57TRFTHDYZ6QLH.SMALL.jpg Tarun Upadhyaya Dear Fellows, This is like a dream come true, I had always been so much amazed by artwork & furniture made using Bamboo and kept wondering how this strong grass (yes, it is a grass) can be bend to make so many beautiful shapes. Believe it or not, at the back of my house, there is a giant bamboo tre...
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Fri, 8 Mar 2013 02:26:00 PST
$10 Eco Detergent (septic safe!) http://www.instructables.com/id/10-Eco-Detergent-septic-safe/
$10 Eco Detergent (septic safe!) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDB/6LYQ/HDYZI6D9/FDB6LYQHDYZI6D9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDB/6LYQ/HDYZI6D9/FDB6LYQHDYZI6D9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDB/6LYQ/HDYZI6D9/FDB6LYQHDYZI6D9.SMALL.jpg Project Upcycle I haven't liked laundry since I started having to do it myself.I don't like the chemicals in detergents today, (neither does my septic) so I decided I need to make it myself. Before we get into the how to make it, let's get a basic understanding of how laundry detergents work. Surfactants are the ...
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Thu, 7 Mar 2013 11:36:04 PST
The $10 Eco Washing Machine http://www.instructables.com/id/The-10-Eco-Washing-Machine/
The $10 Eco Washing Machine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FC3/36U0/HDYZI6DE/FC336U0HDYZI6DE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC3/36U0/HDYZI6DE/FC336U0HDYZI6DE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC3/36U0/HDYZI6DE/FC336U0HDYZI6DE.SMALL.jpg Project Upcycle That's it. That, and a 5 gallon bucket make up my washing machine, add a pair of pants, two shirts, a pair of socks, boxers, and a tablespoon of the all natural detergent that I make. I put the bucket under the faucet in my tub so I can fill it easily and don't make too much of a mess. So lets lear...
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Thu, 7 Mar 2013 01:16:23 PST
Tin can pots for herbs http://www.instructables.com/id/tin-can-pots-for-herbs/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F55/XY9R/HD4VG6IO/F55XY9RHD4VG6IO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F55/XY9R/HD4VG6IO/F55XY9RHD4VG6IO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F55/XY9R/HD4VG6IO/F55XY9RHD4VG6IO.SMALL.jpg zani87 This is a quite easy and cheap project that I made for my sister's birthday. Materials you need:  - empty tin cans  - cardboard or a thicker paper (I used a cereal box)  - acrylic paint (color of your choice)  - black and white acrylic paint  - hot glue/super glue  - lace ribbon  - rubber bands  - ...
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Mon, 25 Feb 2013 14:55:04 PST
Flowers and Vines Headband from Scrap Leather http://www.instructables.com/id/Flowers-and-Vines-Headband-from-Scrap-Leather/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F45/RJJO/HD4VDTY7/F45RJJOHD4VDTY7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F45/RJJO/HD4VDTY7/F45RJJOHD4VDTY7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F45/RJJO/HD4VDTY7/F45RJJOHD4VDTY7.SMALL.jpg supersoftdrink I wanted to make a hippie kind of leather headband with flowers on it after reading a forum post by someone.  I didn't make this headband for my daughter, but I did snap a few pictures of Lilith wearing it before sending it out to an unsuspecting friend. The process isn't complicated - just time c...
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Sun, 24 Feb 2013 10:05:33 PST
Trigger/ The ceramic lounger http://www.instructables.com/id/Trigger-The-ceramic-lounger/
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Thu, 10 Jan 2013 03:11:46 PST
Make your own wooden Christmas tree http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-your-own-wooden-Christmas-tree/
Make your own wooden Christmas tree - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0A/FUGB/HAQ37ZIU/F0AFUGBHAQ37ZIU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0A/FUGB/HAQ37ZIU/F0AFUGBHAQ37ZIU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0A/FUGB/HAQ37ZIU/F0AFUGBHAQ37ZIU.SMALL.jpg dezine Two crafty DIY Divas, Karlien and Elizabeth show you how easy it was to make this beautiful wooden Christmas tree. Although they made the same tree design, you will notice that they each made different feet for their Christmas trees. You will need: 76 x 76mm PAR pine offcut for the base 20mm PA...
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Sat, 22 Dec 2012 02:02:52 PST
Elegant Lightbulb Flower Vase w/ copper & wooden base - Repurposed & Reused http://www.instructables.com/id/Elegant-Lightbulb-Flower-Vase-w-copper-wooden-b/
Elegant Lightbulb Flower Vase w/ copper & wooden base - Repurposed & Reused - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJJ/NVKA/HABDGXZV/FJJNVKAHABDGXZV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJJ/NVKA/HABDGXZV/FJJNVKAHABDGXZV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJJ/NVKA/HABDGXZV/FJJNVKAHABDGXZV.SMALL.jpg jawasan  Ok here is a nice gift to make and give for the holidays...or any time of the year for that matter. It's a vase made from a repurposed lightbulb and some scrap copper with a pine wood base. Very simple! Best of all it doesn't cost you much...just time and effort. Awesome! So here we go.... MATERI...
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Sun, 9 Dec 2012 21:44:00 PST
Make your own t-shirt yarn http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-your-own-t-shirt-yarn/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FA8/Q4HF/H9G18MOY/FA8Q4HFH9G18MOY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA8/Q4HF/H9G18MOY/FA8Q4HFH9G18MOY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA8/Q4HF/H9G18MOY/FA8Q4HFH9G18MOY.SMALL.jpg lucylollipop You'll need: 1 (or more) old t-shirts Sharp scissors 1. Start by cutting off the sleeves of the t-shirt, and then cut open one of the side seams. 2. The yarn is made by turning the piece of t-shirt fabric into a continuous strip. To do this, start on one side, and cut one straight line, roughly 20m...
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Wed, 14 Nov 2012 13:27:31 PST
Cat Tray http://www.instructables.com/id/Cat-Tray/
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Thu, 13 Sep 2012 10:03:58 PDT
DIY Fabric Storage Boxes http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Fabric-Storage-Boxes-1/
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Mon, 20 Aug 2012 16:56:25 PDT
Up-swing http://www.instructables.com/id/Up-swing/
Up-swing - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPY/L6XE/H5TUC3OP/FPYL6XEH5TUC3OP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPY/L6XE/H5TUC3OP/FPYL6XEH5TUC3OP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPY/L6XE/H5TUC3OP/FPYL6XEH5TUC3OP.SMALL.jpg kcnoderer *As featured on http://reuseandupcycle.blogspot.com * Do you have piles of plastic grocery bags lying around? Do you feel guilty throwing them away, but don't know what to do with them? Well over the course of this instructable, I will show you how to turn your bundles of bags into a comfortable, s...
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Mon, 13 Aug 2012 19:14:36 PDT
Passchal: Handcrafted luxury bags made in the USA from recycled truck inner tube tires http://www.instructables.com/id/Passchal-Handcrafted-luxury-bags-made-in-the-USA-/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F8N/ZVKI/H5JCLNOL/F8NZVKIH5JCLNOL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8N/ZVKI/H5JCLNOL/F8NZVKIH5JCLNOL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8N/ZVKI/H5JCLNOL/F8NZVKIH5JCLNOL.SMALL.jpg passchal Hello! My name is Rachel Leyco and we are a Richmond, VA based small business that designs handcraft bags & accessories made from recycling tractor tire inner tubes.  We collect the inner tubes from tires centers throughout the USA before they are disposed of in landfills. According to the EPA, app...
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Wed, 8 Aug 2012 07:04:08 PDT
When life Hands You Pistachios, Paint them Gold. http://www.instructables.com/id/PISTACHIO-EARRINGS/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FTK/54ZJ/H3Z3U7WR/FTK54ZJH3Z3U7WR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTK/54ZJ/H3Z3U7WR/FTK54ZJH3Z3U7WR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTK/54ZJ/H3Z3U7WR/FTK54ZJH3Z3U7WR.SMALL.jpg Sandstorm12 FreshGal Eco-Earrings. Artist Corner...The Pistachio Phenomenon I just wanted to know where do all the pistachio shells go? I hear there's an island the size of Texas somewhere in the Pacific, oh wait, I think that one is made of nothing but plastic. I also hear that some of the jewelry and art I ...
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Thu, 28 Jun 2012 12:43:27 PDT
Hand Cranked Green Machine! http://www.instructables.com/id/Hand-Powered-Generator-and-Chocolate/
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Sat, 16 Jun 2012 13:36:51 PDT
DIY Eco-Vase ( Simple) http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Eco-Vase-Simple/
DIY Eco-Vase ( Simple) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRD/SUOR/H2BMNF8X/FRDSUORH2BMNF8X.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRD/SUOR/H2BMNF8X/FRDSUORH2BMNF8X.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRD/SUOR/H2BMNF8X/FRDSUORH2BMNF8X.SMALL.jpg polcaandcoffee This is a very simple tutorial how I make my DIY Vase. I love flowers so much , but  it is very hard or we can say rarely have the time to take care of plants or water them. Here I am using my used hair spray bottle & it is my favorite color ( Purple ) The steps are simple & so do the materials are ...
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Thu, 17 May 2012 07:45:18 PDT
10 Uses for a Razor http://www.instructables.com/id/10-Uses-for-a-Razor/
10 Uses for a Razor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FD1/LOZJ/H0OJ3SJI/FD1LOZJH0OJ3SJI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD1/LOZJ/H0OJ3SJI/FD1LOZJH0OJ3SJI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD1/LOZJ/H0OJ3SJI/FD1LOZJH0OJ3SJI.SMALL.jpg shadowfeet I have always thought 'disposable' razors are way too nice just to throw away. So today when I was about to throw my old razor away I stopped myself and thought,"What could I use this for?"  All 10 uses aren't, necessarily, useful, but I did fill up some lazy time figuring them out, and you can spen...
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Sat, 21 Apr 2012 09:16:34 PDT
Recycling those cool glass soda bottles! http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycling-those-cool-glass-soda-bottles/
Recycling those cool glass soda bottles! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDF/RQLH/H173JLZ7/FDFRQLHH173JLZ7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDF/RQLH/H173JLZ7/FDFRQLHH173JLZ7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDF/RQLH/H173JLZ7/FDFRQLHH173JLZ7.SMALL.jpg amandaggogo Upon drinking tons of coke and orange soda out of glass bottles (because it tastes better in a glass bottle) I decided to keep them since I knew I would find some use for them! Lo and behold I did. First use Not much needed for this, just a clean soda bottle and a field to frolick in. Take bottl...
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Thu, 19 Apr 2012 07:39:01 PDT
How To Use Old Paint Cans and wood to make a desk http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Use-Old-Paint-Cans-and-wood-to-make-a-desk/
How To Use Old Paint Cans and wood to make a desk - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FM9/5Q44/H0OJ79PU/FM95Q44H0OJ79PU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM9/5Q44/H0OJ79PU/FM95Q44H0OJ79PU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM9/5Q44/H0OJ79PU/FM95Q44H0OJ79PU.SMALL.jpg pyromanic In this Instructable i will show you how to make a desk out of old paint cans and some scraps of wood. This is very simple and you don't need to do it how i do it but you can get ideas so you can build your on paint can desk. what you will need for a small counter on top a desk 4 paint cans one s...
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Mon, 16 Apr 2012 12:39:27 PDT
The "Green" Green Vase http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Green-Green-Vase/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F2F/7FNF/GZUB3C7A/F2F7FNFGZUB3C7A.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2F/7FNF/GZUB3C7A/F2F7FNFGZUB3C7A.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2F/7FNF/GZUB3C7A/F2F7FNFGZUB3C7A.SMALL.jpg Vahyla It is super easy to turn any plastic containers you may have around into vases and decorate them to match your decor. These vases are waterproof and washable on the inside, a definite plus if deciding to do a live flower arrangement in them. You will need: A plastic container Gesso Paints Something...
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Fri, 16 Mar 2012 21:14:11 PDT
How To Make a 100% Eco-Friendly Pencil Case http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-a-100-Eco-Friendly-Pencil-Case/
How To Make a 100% Eco-Friendly Pencil Case - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTY/8EGN/GYGGN5FX/FTY8EGNGYGGN5FX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTY/8EGN/GYGGN5FX/FTY8EGNGYGGN5FX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTY/8EGN/GYGGN5FX/FTY8EGNGYGGN5FX.SMALL.jpg rocketman7 This is my guide on how to create an Eco-Friendly Pencil Case that is 100% made of recycled items, and these materials are accessible to almost everyone. You will not have to buy anything... This is a great craft to make and can be reused over and over again. Teachers can use this to create a simple...
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Sat, 11 Feb 2012 12:54:34 PST
Eco-Friendly Gift Wrapping http://www.instructables.com/id/Eco-Friendly-Gift-Wrapping/
Eco-Friendly Gift Wrapping - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F51/U4LH/GWKD4B9B/F51U4LHGWKD4B9B.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F51/U4LH/GWKD4B9B/F51U4LHGWKD4B9B.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F51/U4LH/GWKD4B9B/F51U4LHGWKD4B9B.SMALL.jpg EmmaandRenae This instructable shows how you can save the environment by reusing old (but cute) newspapers, magazine articles, and more! Materials What you will Need: Your Gift Any type of magazine article (I used this), newspaper, map, etc. Scissors Tape Step 1 Place your gift onto your wrapping paper. ...
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Sun, 25 Dec 2011 15:12:56 PST
Budget Eco-friendly Advent/Christmas wreath http://www.instructables.com/id/Budget-Eco-friendly-AdventChristmas-wreath/
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Sun, 27 Nov 2011 07:06:25 PST
How to Make An Eco-Friendly Bag http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-An-Eco-Friendly-Bag/
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Tue, 8 Nov 2011 23:19:15 PST
How to make a photo & note holder from cardboard http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-photo-note-holder-from-cardboard/
How to make a photo & note holder from cardboard - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCG/B2ZB/GQ4UHG7K/FCGB2ZBGQ4UHG7K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCG/B2ZB/GQ4UHG7K/FCGB2ZBGQ4UHG7K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCG/B2ZB/GQ4UHG7K/FCGB2ZBGQ4UHG7K.SMALL.jpg INFUSEDgoods This is made completely from thin cardboard (non- corrugated) and glue.  I love that it can be placed in the recycling when I no longer want it.  Since I made mine from cereal boxes and other food packaging boxes that I normally would have recycled I'm getting another use from them before that happe...
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Fri, 15 Jul 2011 09:53:13 PDT
Recycled Glass Pendant with waterslide decal art http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycled-Glass-Pendant/
Recycled Glass Pendant with waterslide decal art - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9D/DXC0/GOJSV2W1/F9DDXC0GOJSV2W1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9D/DXC0/GOJSV2W1/F9DDXC0GOJSV2W1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9D/DXC0/GOJSV2W1/F9DDXC0GOJSV2W1.SMALL.jpg bgartman Turn ordinary window glass into a beautiful, eco-friendly amazing art glass pendant. This tutorial is aimed at Instructables members who have basic glass fusing knowlege, access to a glass kiln, and basic glass tools. You will need the following materials and tools: -window glass, or other flat bro...
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Sun, 5 Jun 2011 13:54:47 PDT
Sweet Easy Sleeve for your Tablet http://www.instructables.com/id/Sweet-Easy-Sleeve-for-your-Tablet/
Sweet Easy Sleeve for your Tablet - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUI/O26A/GNXWXUZR/FUIO26AGNXWXUZR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUI/O26A/GNXWXUZR/FUIO26AGNXWXUZR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUI/O26A/GNXWXUZR/FUIO26AGNXWXUZR.SMALL.jpg Bitsi My 75 year old father has an iPad. Okay, if the senior citizens are getting tablet computers, you know that they're going to be a fixture in our lives for a while.   But suppose you jumped on the tablet bandwagon, but you don't have an iPad.  Maybe you have a Xoom.  Or a Kindle.  Or something in be...
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Sat, 21 May 2011 11:53:44 PDT
Grocery Bag Jewelry http://www.instructables.com/id/Grocery-Bag-Bracelet/
Grocery Bag Jewelry - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKT/C867/GNOD5LM4/FKTC867GNOD5LM4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKT/C867/GNOD5LM4/FKTC867GNOD5LM4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKT/C867/GNOD5LM4/FKTC867GNOD5LM4.SMALL.jpg AngryRedhead Thrift?  Frugality?  Eco-accessories?  Something you can do while being lazy on the couch?  You got it! This Instructable shows how to make a macrame bracelet entirely out of grocery bags (and a few beads if you prefer).  This same technique can also be applied to making a ring. Materials You w...
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Sun, 15 May 2011 19:18:16 PDT
Eco-Totes http://www.instructables.com/id/Eco-Totes/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ4/CW8B/GM552G7R/FJ4CW8BGM552G7R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ4/CW8B/GM552G7R/FJ4CW8BGM552G7R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ4/CW8B/GM552G7R/FJ4CW8BGM552G7R.SMALL.jpg longearscrazy These Green, Earth friendly, reusable totes are great for groceries, picnics, toys or just about anything. I make them from recycled feed bags!! 
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Wed, 6 Apr 2011 12:42:27 PDT
Double Green planters http://www.instructables.com/id/Double-Green-planters/
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Sat, 19 Mar 2011 16:15:09 PDT
Sweater/Coat rack storage for small spaces http://www.instructables.com/id/SweaterCoat-rack-storage-for-small-spaces/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FM5/P4L3/GK3TOGK4/FM5P4L3GK3TOGK4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM5/P4L3/GK3TOGK4/FM5P4L3GK3TOGK4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM5/P4L3/GK3TOGK4/FM5P4L3GK3TOGK4.SMALL.jpg paintphone Simply made from 3/4 X 1 1/2 stock wood. The ends off bunggie cords was used as a hook with a spring look,  Drilled in on the side with some washers to disperce  the wieght bolted to the wall with Toggle anchors for drywall.
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Tue, 15 Feb 2011 21:39:49 PST
Junk mail Christmas tree http://www.instructables.com/id/Junk-mail-Christmas-tree/
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Mon, 13 Dec 2010 14:22:47 PST
How to Make a Magazine Bowl and Coasters http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Magazine-Bowl-and-Coasters/
How to Make a Magazine Bowl and Coasters - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTH/90J4/GHDS6TAE/FTH90J4GHDS6TAE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTH/90J4/GHDS6TAE/FTH90J4GHDS6TAE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTH/90J4/GHDS6TAE/FTH90J4GHDS6TAE.SMALL.jpg lbland If you have old magazines piling up and taking up your precious space, get rid of them in an Eco-friendly way! With extra magazines and some time, you can turn them into various sized bowls (for fruit, mail, miscellaneous small items), or coasters for your home. These items make aesthetically pleasi...
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Tue, 7 Dec 2010 09:18:23 PST