Instructables: exploring - living - gift - recycle - featured http://www.instructables.com Wed, 26 Nov 2014 03:39:25 PST BLOX v1.01 Small Paper Bags for your Small Gifts http://www.instructables.com/id/Small-Paper-Bags-for-your-Small-Gifts/
Small Paper Bags for your Small Gifts - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPQ/3C34/I2N6NZP6/FPQ3C34I2N6NZP6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPQ/3C34/I2N6NZP6/FPQ3C34I2N6NZP6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPQ/3C34/I2N6NZP6/FPQ3C34I2N6NZP6.SMALL.jpg Elotopia A simple way to make creative and different paper bags for your small gifts.You can make paper bags any size with this simple technique. The problem I had a problem! I had these awesome brown paper bags to wrap my gifts at the craft fair. However, the smaller gifts were too small for these. So I ...
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Tue, 18 Nov 2014 10:51:00 PST
Photo Frame with Hidden Compartment http://www.instructables.com/id/Photo-Frame-with-Hidden-Compartment/
Photo Frame with Hidden Compartment - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F32/IQO1/HR0AU83O/F32IQO1HR0AU83O.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F32/IQO1/HR0AU83O/F32IQO1HR0AU83O.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F32/IQO1/HR0AU83O/F32IQO1HR0AU83O.SMALL.jpg lindarose92 In this Instructable I want to show you how to make a double use photo frame. It looks like a regular frame at the front, but contains a secret compartment in the back. It can be used to hide things or to simply organize little objects or memories that have to do with the front photo. I dedicate th...
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Mon, 3 Feb 2014 08:23:47 PST
DIY: Turn VHS & Cassettes Into Party Decorations http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Turn-VHS-Cassettes-Into-Pom-Pom-Party-Decor/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FB9/3B8E/HAQ3AHAE/FB93B8EHAQ3AHAE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB9/3B8E/HAQ3AHAE/FB93B8EHAQ3AHAE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB9/3B8E/HAQ3AHAE/FB93B8EHAQ3AHAE.SMALL.jpg xtradocs Learn how to upcycle your old Back to the Future VHS and Paula Abdul cassette tapes into pom pom party decor! Yes, it's true. Chances are you've got a bunch hiding in the back of your closet with nowhere to go so let's put them to use. Full tutorial: http://www.cremedelacraft.com/2012/12/DIY-Upcycl...
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Wed, 2 Jan 2013 21:14:26 PST
Tire to Ottoman and Table. http://www.instructables.com/id/Tier-to-Ottoman-and-Table/
Tire to Ottoman and Table. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9R/KINV/HAQ38M0V/F9RKINVHAQ38M0V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9R/KINV/HAQ38M0V/F9RKINVHAQ38M0V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9R/KINV/HAQ38M0V/F9RKINVHAQ38M0V.SMALL.jpg shazni My husbands car tire needed changing a couple of years back and the tires were still lying around...I saw  this on Instructables :-D and thought hmmm...there are possibilities :-) ...but i wanted it much simpler .. and I didn't want it to be obvious that it's a  tire. I wanted it to look sooooo good...
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Thu, 20 Dec 2012 10:39:29 PST
Toilet Paper Roll Gift Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Toilet-Paper-Roll-Gift-Box/
Toilet Paper Roll Gift Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1I/TH7F/HANAQAZ7/F1ITH7FHANAQAZ7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1I/TH7F/HANAQAZ7/F1ITH7FHANAQAZ7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1I/TH7F/HANAQAZ7/F1ITH7FHANAQAZ7.SMALL.jpg Little Mom on the Prairie The holidays can tap you out, leaving you to have to be creative with your gift wrap! For small gifts, (or even a kind of Redneck Advent Calendar!) this is a super cheap DIY gift box made from an empty toilet paper roll. It is also a great way to use up those scraps of wrapping paper! Materials: To...
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Thu, 13 Dec 2012 13:40:56 PST
DIY "Galaxy" Sweatshirts! Or anything you want to "SPACE-ify"! http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Galaxy-Sweatshirts-Or-anything-you-want-to-/
DIY "Galaxy" Sweatshirts! Or anything you want to "SPACE-ify"! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBL/P4ZD/HA4MBMPN/FBLP4ZDHA4MBMPN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBL/P4ZD/HA4MBMPN/FBLP4ZDHA4MBMPN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBL/P4ZD/HA4MBMPN/FBLP4ZDHA4MBMPN.SMALL.jpg Julianne fights Dragons! I love galaxy inspired prints and jackets but did not like the price tag($75 for leggings? I could just buy an entirely new wardrobe at a thrift store and still have enough money for lunch!) and thought it would be awesome to make an Instructable to make your own "galaxy" clothing article! This is ...
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Fri, 7 Dec 2012 12:16:29 PST
glass jar lanterns http://www.instructables.com/id/glass-jar-lanterns/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FTC/6SGW/H9T4QH8Z/FTC6SGWH9T4QH8Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTC/6SGW/H9T4QH8Z/FTC6SGWH9T4QH8Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTC/6SGW/H9T4QH8Z/FTC6SGWH9T4QH8Z.SMALL.jpg petina you will need empty glass food jars glass relief paint ( comes in a tube, i used pebeo cost £4) either glass or porcelaine painting medium (again i used pebeo cost £4) acrylic paint oven instructions for up cycle jars .First give your jars a soak in some hot soapy water, scrub well inside, paying c...
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Mon, 26 Nov 2012 11:11:56 PST
DIY Paper Baskets http://www.instructables.com/id/Paper-Basket-Crafting/
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Sun, 18 Nov 2012 04:45:36 PST
Brooch Flower Pin From Grandma's Polyester Blouse http://www.instructables.com/id/Brooch-Flower-Pin-From-Grandmas-Polyester-Blouse/
Brooch Flower Pin From Grandma's Polyester Blouse - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNH/2Z4S/H9G12EQJ/FNH2Z4SH9G12EQJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNH/2Z4S/H9G12EQJ/FNH2Z4SH9G12EQJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNH/2Z4S/H9G12EQJ/FNH2Z4SH9G12EQJ.SMALL.jpg Crafty Heart My 92-year old Grandma passed away this year in March.  She loved her polyester blouses!  We could not bear to throw them away; so, I decided to make flower pins out of them.  I think of her each and every time I wear or look at one. Hope this inspires you to create your own memory flowers and reme...
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Fri, 16 Nov 2012 19:40:46 PST
Recycle cans into nice trays http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycle-cans-into-nice-trays/
Recycle cans into nice trays - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1I/SIXL/F2DSDRIF/F1ISIXLF2DSDRIF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1I/SIXL/F2DSDRIF/F1ISIXLF2DSDRIF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1I/SIXL/F2DSDRIF/F1ISIXLF2DSDRIF.SMALL.jpg hixair This fun project will amaze your friends/girlfriends by it's simplicity and efficency. I've been doing these "trays" for a long time now, mostly on hollydays, at the beach house when you got time to spare and there's nothing to put your ashes in. Be really carefull while doing this instructable, i ...
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Fri, 1 Jun 2007 09:08:45 PDT
Gift Bows (from recycled paper) http://www.instructables.com/id/Gift-Bows-from-recycled-paper/
Gift Bows (from recycled paper) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQY/53KM/GVZOI6B1/FQY53KMGVZOI6B1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQY/53KM/GVZOI6B1/FQY53KMGVZOI6B1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQY/53KM/GVZOI6B1/FQY53KMGVZOI6B1.SMALL.jpg canucksgirl It's inevitable. You are almost finished wrapping gifts and you run out of bows! Now there's no need to run back to the store, or leave out the bow altogether when you can make your own bows with recycled paper. Use left over gift wrap, a magazine page, newspaper, craft paper, scrapbook paper, shee...
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Sun, 11 Dec 2011 19:35:21 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
make beautiful postcards from recycled materials http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-hand-make-beautiful-postcards-from-recycled/
make beautiful postcards from recycled materials - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ4/9ZKX/GF7B3DRW/FZ49ZKXGF7B3DRW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ4/9ZKX/GF7B3DRW/FZ49ZKXGF7B3DRW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ4/9ZKX/GF7B3DRW/FZ49ZKXGF7B3DRW.SMALL.jpg tbcross This is my first ible so please comment I want to make it as good as I can. I was inspired by AlpineButterfly's postcard kit project and postcrossings to make my own postcards. Writing is definitely a lost art and having something handmade come in the mail is pretty much unheard of. I wanted to make...
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Wed, 13 Oct 2010 22:10:09 PDT
Custom glasses from repurposed bottles http://www.instructables.com/id/Custom-glasses-from-repurposed-bottles/
Custom glasses from repurposed bottles - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPW/8CCZ/GEI92VEV/FPW8CCZGEI92VEV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPW/8CCZ/GEI92VEV/FPW8CCZGEI92VEV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPW/8CCZ/GEI92VEV/FPW8CCZGEI92VEV.SMALL.jpg zieak For our wedding we planned on purchasing pilsner or pint glasses for many of our guests.  We had intended to have our names and the date printed on them.  However, with minimum order sizes, shipping costs, and realizing that glasses with other people's names on them are not much fun we decided to ma...
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Sun, 26 Sep 2010 22:09:11 PDT
Carleyys Blog Round Up - September 20th http://www.instructables.com/id/Carleyys-Blog-Round-Up-September-20th/
Carleyys Blog Round Up - September 20th - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJU/FAGJ/GE39ID02/FJUFAGJGE39ID02.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJU/FAGJ/GE39ID02/FJUFAGJGE39ID02.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJU/FAGJ/GE39ID02/FJUFAGJGE39ID02.SMALL.jpg Carleyy Thanks for checking back in to my blog round up!  I have been searching the internets for fun projects and inspiration. I have so many great re-use projects in this round up.  This week I challenge you to re-use an old pen in a beautiful and unique way. Re-Use Step out of the tub and onto 175 wi...
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Mon, 20 Sep 2010 10:38:40 PDT
Drinking Glasses from Wine Bottles http://www.instructables.com/id/Drinking-Glasses-from-Wine-Bottles/
Drinking Glasses from Wine Bottles - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH0/37LE/F5HVPD4K/FH037LEF5HVPD4K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH0/37LE/F5HVPD4K/FH037LEF5HVPD4K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH0/37LE/F5HVPD4K/FH037LEF5HVPD4K.SMALL.jpg fstedie Making drinking glasses from wine bottles has been around for years, and while it is relatively easy to cut a bottle, making a nice useful drinking glass is a little more difficult. Yeah, I can go to Target and buy a set of glasses, but it is pretty cool to be able to use/recycle bottles that in ma...
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Sun, 19 Aug 2007 20:30:54 PDT
Scented Gift Bow made of Recycled Perfume Ads http://www.instructables.com/id/Scented-Gift-Bow-made-of-Perfume-Ads/
Scented Gift Bow made of Recycled Perfume Ads - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2H/XLXY/G3KYGDR1/F2HXLXYG3KYGDR1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2H/XLXY/G3KYGDR1/F2HXLXYG3KYGDR1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2H/XLXY/G3KYGDR1/F2HXLXYG3KYGDR1.SMALL.jpg BrujaHa For topping off the wrapping of a very special gift, make a one-of-a-kind bow with the added surprise of carrying an exotic designer scent!  Your recipient need never know that this lovely and festive gift bow was made out of junk ads  -- unless, of course, you want to gain big repurposing DIY cred ...
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Sat, 26 Dec 2009 18:11:22 PST
Cupcake in a Teacup Pincushion (recycled/upcycled/repurposed!) http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycled-Teacup-Pincushion/
Cupcake in a Teacup Pincushion (recycled/upcycled/repurposed!) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGL/DSRD/FTO54JG3/FGLDSRDFTO54JG3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGL/DSRD/FTO54JG3/FGLDSRDFTO54JG3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGL/DSRD/FTO54JG3/FGLDSRDFTO54JG3.SMALL.jpg antelucandaisy This instructable provides directions to use recycled wool felt with a neat vintage container (soup bowl or teacup) to create a nice weighty pincushion. Just in time for mother's day, a tutorial that uses recycled, upcycled, and repurposed materials!I made the teacup pincushion below for a swap, and...
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Mon, 20 Apr 2009 19:12:48 PDT