Instructables: exploring - living - green - featured http://www.instructables.com Fri, 31 Oct 2014 03:56:18 PDT BLOX v1.01 Indoor Electric Car (for cheap under $5) http://www.instructables.com/id/Indoor-Electric-Car-for-cheap-under-5/
Indoor Electric Car (for cheap under $5) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOU/MAWM/I0HZ3AND/FOUMAWMI0HZ3AND.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOU/MAWM/I0HZ3AND/FOUMAWMI0HZ3AND.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOU/MAWM/I0HZ3AND/FOUMAWMI0HZ3AND.SMALL.jpg powertothepeople I built a little 3 wheeled car to drive around my house. I built it just for fun and it would be great for kids. See the video below.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DTjssGms8I&list=UUTYbMALV5XenyKIcTXUJbzgOne day I challenged myself to build a small electric car that I could use to drive aroun...
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Sun, 28 Sep 2014 20:44:48 PDT
Nice Smelling Hybrid Indoor Compost Bin and Planter http://www.instructables.com/id/Nice-Smelling-Hybrid-Indoor-Compost-Bin-and-Plante/
Nice Smelling Hybrid Indoor Compost Bin and Planter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCC/M26B/I0C900ZQ/FCCM26BI0C900ZQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCC/M26B/I0C900ZQ/FCCM26BI0C900ZQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCC/M26B/I0C900ZQ/FCCM26BI0C900ZQ.SMALL.jpg danja.mewes I wanted to start a pre-compost bin in the kitchen, but I knew my mom probably wouldn't appreciate the smell.I had been looking at several instructables on kitchen/indoor composting and terrarium building. The indoor compost bins seemed to use charcoal filters. One of the terrariums had a bottom l...
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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 20:25:27 PDT
DIY Heated Slippers http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Heated-Slippers/
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Fri, 12 Sep 2014 15:31:00 PDT
Insulating curtains that cut heat losses through windows by 50% http://www.instructables.com/id/Insulating-roll-up-curtains-that-cut-heat-losses-t/
Insulating curtains that cut heat losses through windows by 50% - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPY/XOP2/HZL3TTXM/FPYXOP2HZL3TTXM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPY/XOP2/HZL3TTXM/FPYXOP2HZL3TTXM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPY/XOP2/HZL3TTXM/FPYXOP2HZL3TTXM.SMALL.jpg padigm 20 to 50% of all the energy that is used to heat up a typical home during the winter is lost through its windows. This wasted energy increases our heating bills as well as our carbon footprint, neither of which does anyone any good. With this in mind, we designed the Kume curtain: a simple and inexp...
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Wed, 3 Sep 2014 05:32:41 PDT
Tin Can Planter http://www.instructables.com/id/Tin-Can-Planter/
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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:01:51 PDT
How To Reduce Puffy Eyes Quickly http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Reduce-Puffy-Eyes-Quickly/
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Tue, 19 Aug 2014 23:39:52 PDT
Homemade Flower Hat http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Flower-Hat/
Homemade Flower Hat - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNE/BHTE/HY7T0FS8/FNEBHTEHY7T0FS8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNE/BHTE/HY7T0FS8/FNEBHTEHY7T0FS8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNE/BHTE/HY7T0FS8/FNEBHTEHY7T0FS8.SMALL.jpg Erica_DIY It’s a French tradition dating back to the 1800s where a couple would preserve mementos from their wedding and marriage together in a glass cloche bell jar. One of the many sentimental items included, besides jewelry, photographs and locks of their babies hair, is the bride’s wedding crown which...
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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:41:20 PDT
collection bracelet http://www.instructables.com/id/collection-bracelet/
collection bracelet - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FHQ/HKRH/HXRNO7QQ/FHQHKRHHXRNO7QQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FHQ/HKRH/HXRNO7QQ/FHQHKRHHXRNO7QQ.SQUARE.jpg http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FHQ/HKRH/HXRNO7QQ/FHQHKRHHXRNO7QQ.SMALL.jpg Rim Aarden This bracelet will take you quite a lot of time but is also totally worth it. The colours I used are just an example, try combining some colours yourself to make it more personal or themed. This bracelet is perfect for your festival or beach outfit but can also be sophisticated and be worn to spice ...
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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 08:51:08 PDT
Towel Pants http://www.instructables.com/id/Towel-Pants/
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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 18:18:27 PDT
Off Road stroller conversion http://www.instructables.com/id/Off-Road-stroller-conversion/
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Tue, 8 Jul 2014 19:59:44 PDT
Plastic Bottle Mosquito Trap http://www.instructables.com/id/Plastic-Bottle-Mosquito-Trap/
Plastic Bottle Mosquito Trap - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYV/7W5J/HWLCXJYB/FYV7W5JHWLCXJYB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYV/7W5J/HWLCXJYB/FYV7W5JHWLCXJYB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYV/7W5J/HWLCXJYB/FYV7W5JHWLCXJYB.SMALL.jpg Darthorso THIS GUIDE IS IN SEVERAL CONTESTS! IF YOU LIKE IT, VOTE FOR IT! THANKS! :DHello dear friends!As some of my followers already know, I live in Bologna (Italy), in the heart of Po river Valley.This area is known as the wettest one of Italy. This is due to terrain, level (a lot of areas are UNDER sea le...
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Thu, 19 Jun 2014 14:06:17 PDT
Reclaimed, Reused, Recycled Hen Habitat and Coop. http://www.instructables.com/id/Reclaimed-Reused-Recycled-Hen-Habitat/
Reclaimed, Reused, Recycled Hen Habitat and Coop. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJP/0HQO/HWNUBGL4/FJP0HQOHWNUBGL4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJP/0HQO/HWNUBGL4/FJP0HQOHWNUBGL4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJP/0HQO/HWNUBGL4/FJP0HQOHWNUBGL4.SMALL.jpg MoTinkerGNome Howdy, I decided to write up this instructable as I was rather pleased with the results of my darn near free hen house and run. I set out with the following goals, Use as much reclaimed materials as possible and make the house easy to move. The resulting coop achieved both goals, I only had to p...
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Fri, 20 Jun 2014 12:54:36 PDT
Dollar Bill Flower Bouquet http://www.instructables.com/id/Dollar-Bill-Flower-Bouquet/
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Sat, 21 Jun 2014 23:49:54 PDT
A Practical Zeer Pot (evaporative cooler / non-electrical refrigerator) http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Practical-Zeer-Pot-evaporative-cooler-non-electr/
A Practical Zeer Pot (evaporative cooler / non-electrical refrigerator) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKF/49TR/HY48DS1V/FKF49TRHY48DS1V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKF/49TR/HY48DS1V/FKF49TRHY48DS1V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKF/49TR/HY48DS1V/FKF49TRHY48DS1V.SMALL.jpg Berkana A zeer pot is an evaporative cooler used in rural Africa and the Middle East to keep vegetables fresh. They consist of two terra cotta pots, one nested inside the other, with the gap between them filled with wet sand. The sand serves as a thermal mass that helps keep the pot cold once it has cooled ...
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Sun, 15 Jun 2014 22:26:33 PDT
Wine Cork Bee Earrings http://www.instructables.com/id/Wine-Cork-Bee-Earrings/
Wine Cork Bee Earrings - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDE/D831/HW0G0JFV/FDED831HW0G0JFV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDE/D831/HW0G0JFV/FDED831HW0G0JFV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDE/D831/HW0G0JFV/FDED831HW0G0JFV.SMALL.jpg Rhonda Chase Design I was in my yard recently when I realized that our hanging bird house had become a hanging bee house. It was so wonderful to see that a colony of bumble bees had made their home at our home. We couldn't keep the hive where it was, but I had a local beekeeper take the whole bee house to a nearby apia...
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Thu, 5 Jun 2014 15:39:49 PDT
Hand washing machine http://www.instructables.com/id/Hand-washing-machine/
Hand washing machine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCE/S3ZK/HURHOGY1/FCES3ZKHURHOGY1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCE/S3ZK/HURHOGY1/FCES3ZKHURHOGY1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCE/S3ZK/HURHOGY1/FCES3ZKHURHOGY1.SMALL.jpg Mage and the machine This is a cheap, green and easy-to-use hand washing machine.As it only uses hand power it can be used outside as well as inside. Just think of the fun you can have doing your washing by hand on your next survival trip! The washing machine also doubles as a floating, waterproof carry-all for canoe tr...
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Sun, 4 May 2014 04:43:45 PDT
Crochet a Tough Dog Tug Toy from Old Socks http://www.instructables.com/id/Crochet-a-Tough-Dog-Tug-Toy-from-Old-Socks/
Crochet a Tough Dog Tug Toy from Old Socks - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAY/YETM/HUX9QM1U/FAYYETMHUX9QM1U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAY/YETM/HUX9QM1U/FAYYETMHUX9QM1U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAY/YETM/HUX9QM1U/FAYYETMHUX9QM1U.SMALL.jpg Teisha If you have a dog who loves to play tug and a pile of old, holey socks lying around the house, then this Instructable is for you! It turns out that you can cut old socks up and turn them into something resembling thick yarn. This yarn — which I refer to as “sarn” (from sock yarn) — can be used to cr...
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Wed, 7 May 2014 21:26:51 PDT
Keyboard Refrigerator Magnets http://www.instructables.com/id/Keyboard-Refrigerator-Magnets/
Keyboard Refrigerator Magnets - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F15/S9EU/HURHU44H/F15S9EUHURHU44H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F15/S9EU/HURHU44H/F15S9EUHURHU44H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F15/S9EU/HURHU44H/F15S9EUHURHU44H.SMALL.jpg DIY Hacks and How Tos Whenever I get new computer equipment, I hate to just throw away the old parts. So I try to find creative ways to reuse them. In this case, I had an old broken keyboard. So I decided to use the keys to make a set of keyboard refrigerator magnets. This is a simple craft project that you can do in les...
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Mon, 5 May 2014 05:57:57 PDT
Save Money by Throwing Out Less Food http://www.instructables.com/id/Save-Money-by-Throwing-Out-Less-Food/
Save Money by Throwing Out Less Food - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8O/58E2/HU8442KI/F8O58E2HU8442KI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8O/58E2/HU8442KI/F8O58E2HU8442KI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8O/58E2/HU8442KI/F8O58E2HU8442KI.SMALL.jpg Teisha Have you ever felt like you just bought some lettuce and it’s already gone bad, turning soggy and gross? Or what about that milk — how can it already be past its expiration date? Buying food and then throwing it out before you eat it because it’s gone bad is a common problem for people — in the Un...
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Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:00:25 PDT
Clean Leeks Properly http://www.instructables.com/id/Properly-Clean-Leeks/
Clean Leeks Properly - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTA/OGTM/HU09XAAI/FTAOGTMHU09XAAI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTA/OGTM/HU09XAAI/FTAOGTMHU09XAAI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTA/OGTM/HU09XAAI/FTAOGTMHU09XAAI.SMALL.jpg kelleymarie Clean your leeks easily and efficiently by following this simple step by step Instructable. Leeks, a member of the onion/garlic family, are a delicious addition to most meals and a common base flavor in stocks. Leeks are grown and used primarily for their creamy tender white base, which is produced...
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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 18:26:33 PDT
Natural Lemon Dusting Cloths http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Dusting-Cloths/
Natural Lemon Dusting Cloths - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRC/L1DN/HTX5KB4X/FRCL1DNHTX5KB4X.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRC/L1DN/HTX5KB4X/FRCL1DNHTX5KB4X.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRC/L1DN/HTX5KB4X/FRCL1DNHTX5KB4X.SMALL.jpg kelleymarie An easy homemade and chemical free way to clean and dust your home.  Dust is everywhere, sometimes most noticeably in our own homes. This can be especially tricky for people with allergies or respiratory problems. The cleaning product market is saturated with sprays, soaps, and tools to help you cl...
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Sat, 12 Apr 2014 17:47:15 PDT
Guerrilla gardening - bombing style http://www.instructables.com/id/Guerrilla-Gardening-the-bombing-way/
Guerrilla gardening - bombing style - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVE/3CMC/HTEUFGHO/FVE3CMCHTEUFGHO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVE/3CMC/HTEUFGHO/FVE3CMCHTEUFGHO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVE/3CMC/HTEUFGHO/FVE3CMCHTEUFGHO.SMALL.jpg bricobart Imagine you're driving through the urban jungle. You're living your life, trying to do what's right and while you're eating miles and avoiding crossing skaters, elderly persons, dogs and raccoons you see all those monotonous roundabouts, roadsides & abandoned spaces. Sometimes they're planted with t...
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Sun, 30 Mar 2014 13:34:36 PDT
Homemade Air Freshener http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Air-Freshener-1/
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Sun, 30 Mar 2014 23:09:17 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
Saving Wilted Greens http://www.instructables.com/id/Saving-Wilted-Greens/
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Mon, 10 Mar 2014 12:03:10 PDT
How To: Keep Greens Fresh http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Keep-Greens-Fresh/
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Thu, 6 Mar 2014 17:52:45 PST
ORIGAMI 3 WAY SORTER OR SIGNATURE http://www.instructables.com/id/ORIGAMI-3-WAY-SORTER-OR-SIGNATURE/
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Wed, 19 Feb 2014 14:51:53 PST
Durable Handmade Paper Beads http://www.instructables.com/id/Durable-Handmade-Paper-Beads/
Durable Handmade Paper Beads - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFF/93GC/HRCK0XNG/FFF93GCHRCK0XNG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFF/93GC/HRCK0XNG/FFF93GCHRCK0XNG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFF/93GC/HRCK0XNG/FFF93GCHRCK0XNG.SMALL.jpg Rhonda Chase Design I write an environmental blog and I love creating things. With this in mind I set about making beautiful jewelry upcycled from the recycle bin. I made aluminum can rings and recycled glass earrings and pendants. I also made cool beads created from used plastic bottles and beads crafted from old pape...
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Fri, 7 Feb 2014 13:58:55 PST
Recycled Sail Canvas Gym Bag http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycled-Sail-Canvas-Gym-Bag/
Recycled Sail Canvas Gym Bag - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F89/HTPZ/HQCWGMO0/F89HTPZHQCWGMO0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F89/HTPZ/HQCWGMO0/F89HTPZHQCWGMO0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F89/HTPZ/HQCWGMO0/F89HTPZHQCWGMO0.SMALL.jpg geo526468 The following instructable details how to build your own gym/duffel bag.  The pattern is simple, and easy to make. I chose to create my gym bag because I had an old sail that I wanted to re-use the canvas from, and I was in need of a new gym bag for school. This is my second time creating a duffel ...
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Mon, 13 Jan 2014 12:23:44 PST
Space Invaders Quilt http://www.instructables.com/id/Space-Invaders-Quilt/
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Sat, 11 Jan 2014 22:54:11 PST
Beaded Bracelet with Clasp http://www.instructables.com/id/Beaded-Bracelet-with-Clasp/
Beaded Bracelet with Clasp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8D/RE7Y/HPWBZMVJ/F8DRE7YHPWBZMVJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8D/RE7Y/HPWBZMVJ/F8DRE7YHPWBZMVJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8D/RE7Y/HPWBZMVJ/F8DRE7YHPWBZMVJ.SMALL.jpg Rhonda Chase Design I make a lot of bracelets. When I was choosing one to use for an instructable, I decided to go basic, but versatile. Here are the directions to string a simple beaded bracelet with a clasp. Once you have the technique down, they're pretty easy and you can make tons of variations. Have fun! What Yo...
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Wed, 1 Jan 2014 18:11:12 PST
Upcycle Fabric Cuff http://www.instructables.com/id/Upcycle-Fabric-Cuff/
Upcycle Fabric Cuff - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG8/85NU/HNWFS1TA/FG885NUHNWFS1TA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG8/85NU/HNWFS1TA/FG885NUHNWFS1TA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG8/85NU/HNWFS1TA/FG885NUHNWFS1TA.SMALL.jpg Rhonda Chase Design I make a line of upcycled jewelry from materials I might otherwise throw away. For these bracelets I use any old scraps of fabric and trim that can still be sewed together. Old clothes that have passed the point of being hand-me-downs are perfect. These fabric cuffs are environmentally friendly, sup...
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Mon, 11 Nov 2013 17:36:16 PST
Stamped Clay Jewelry Elements http://www.instructables.com/id/Stamped-Clay-Jewelry-Elements/
Stamped Clay Jewelry Elements - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAX/VVND/HNTTE8E0/FAXVVNDHNTTE8E0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAX/VVND/HNTTE8E0/FAXVVNDHNTTE8E0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAX/VVND/HNTTE8E0/FAXVVNDHNTTE8E0.SMALL.jpg Rhonda Chase Design While I love to use stamps in a lot of my artwork, I think I have the most fun stamping clay. I especially like to make beads and focal pieces for my OOAK jewelry. You can use any kind of durable clay or moldable epoxy, though I will be demonstrating with kiln-fired porcelain. You will need: Clay...
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Sun, 10 Nov 2013 18:05:08 PST
Solar Shrub II http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Shrub-II/
Solar Shrub II - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4J/OSCU/HFPTOL56/F4JOSCUHFPTOL56.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4J/OSCU/HFPTOL56/F4JOSCUHFPTOL56.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4J/OSCU/HFPTOL56/F4JOSCUHFPTOL56.SMALL.jpg mikesoniat It's been almost a year since I posted the original Solar Shrub on Instructables http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Shrub/. It was a great success from the standpoint that it did what it was supposed to do (charge small devices using nothing but energy from the Sun) . Plus, winning the grand priz...
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Sat, 20 Apr 2013 11:09:32 PDT
Vegetable Patch http://www.instructables.com/id/Vegetable-Patch/
Vegetable Patch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8A/81T0/HJ605RLL/F8A81T0HJ605RLL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8A/81T0/HJ605RLL/F8A81T0HJ605RLL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8A/81T0/HJ605RLL/F8A81T0HJ605RLL.SMALL.jpg Alex Jalland In this Instructable you are going to learn how to make a vegetable patch in a weekend. The pictures below are the results of a weekend project done a while back. So drive down to the DIY store and get cracking. Your going to to need: Tools: Saw Hammer Angle grinder(optional) Screw...
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Fri, 2 Aug 2013 14:22:03 PDT
Miniature Garden (For Beginners!) http://www.instructables.com/id/Miniature-Garden-For-Beginners/
Miniature Garden (For Beginners!) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FER/NID2/HJB0J8WK/FERNID2HJB0J8WK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FER/NID2/HJB0J8WK/FERNID2HJB0J8WK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FER/NID2/HJB0J8WK/FERNID2HJB0J8WK.SMALL.jpg Muhaiminah Faiz I love miniatures! I always had a plan of making a miniature garden and couldn't wait any longer. In this instructable I will show you how to make a cute mini garden in few easy steps. This could be a fun project to do in the weekends and I tried to make it beginner friendly, besides it doesn't matt...
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Sun, 21 Jul 2013 09:39:19 PDT
Appliqué Inkodye Jacket http://www.instructables.com/id/Appliqu-Inkodye-Jacket/
Appliqué Inkodye Jacket - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F12/8VIV/HINOBCC9/F128VIVHINOBCC9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F12/8VIV/HINOBCC9/F128VIVHINOBCC9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F12/8VIV/HINOBCC9/F128VIVHINOBCC9.SMALL.jpg Lumi Want to be able to print any item in your closet with Inkodye? When it comes to dark fabrics or detailed designs, sometimes a little creative thinking is required. For this project, we printed custom Inkodye fabric panels and sewed them onto a jacket to create a precise, high contrast design. The f...
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Thu, 4 Jul 2013 11:43:59 PDT
Pillow Case Apron http://www.instructables.com/id/Pillow-Case-Apron/
Pillow Case Apron - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEU/2MVB/HIXKT9BD/FEU2MVBHIXKT9BD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEU/2MVB/HIXKT9BD/FEU2MVBHIXKT9BD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEU/2MVB/HIXKT9BD/FEU2MVBHIXKT9BD.SMALL.jpg Very Interesting Put a Cupcake on it! This is an easy project for beginners. Materials You will need: 1 Pillow Case (Cotton) Iron on Fusing (Like Steam-A-Seam) Matching Scraps Lace Material for straps - Enough to make a 4inch by 8foot piece. Matching Thread Printout of a Cupcake Apron pattern- I used an apro...
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Tue, 9 Jul 2013 19:40:58 PDT
Make Baskets out of Repurposed Pallet Straps http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Baskets-out-of-Foraged-Pallet-Straps/
Make Baskets out of Repurposed Pallet Straps - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSV/O2BC/HIUXARNL/FSVO2BCHIUXARNL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSV/O2BC/HIUXARNL/FSVO2BCHIUXARNL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSV/O2BC/HIUXARNL/FSVO2BCHIUXARNL.SMALL.jpg eatinginpublic Make Baskets out of repurposing pallet straps. We have found straps on the streets as well as cultivated relationships with businesses who happily save them for us - distribution companies, bookstores, grocery stores, appliance stores, etc etc etc etc etc. Once you learn this technique you will be ...
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Sun, 7 Jul 2013 23:02:19 PDT
Zombie Hand Holder http://www.instructables.com/id/Zombie-Hand-Holder/
Zombie Hand Holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOL/BKNM/HIW8C0HO/FOLBKNMHIW8C0HO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOL/BKNM/HIW8C0HO/FOLBKNMHIW8C0HO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOL/BKNM/HIW8C0HO/FOLBKNMHIW8C0HO.SMALL.jpg lindarose92 Yesterday, later in the afternoon, I had this idea of a hand coming out of a wall that could be used to hold keys, jewelry or whatever you want. I thought this would have been perfect for the Zombie Contest but I realized that there was only one day left to enter! For some unknown reasons, ideas com...
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Mon, 8 Jul 2013 13:55:46 PDT
Lace Inkodye Lampshade http://www.instructables.com/id/Lace-Inkodye-Lampshade/
Lace Inkodye Lampshade - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXI/S7G1/HINOBCGI/FXIS7G1HINOBCGI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXI/S7G1/HINOBCGI/FXIS7G1HINOBCGI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXI/S7G1/HINOBCGI/FXIS7G1HINOBCGI.SMALL.jpg Lumi This project is shockingly simple, yet produces really beautiful and unique results. We were able to transfer the pattern of lace onto our lampshade by using the photographic property of Inkodye. It's like magic! The lamp we used was found at Ikea for $15, but any cotton or linen lampshade will work...
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Thu, 4 Jul 2013 12:06:15 PDT
Easy Upcycled Tshirt to Dog Toy http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Upcycled-Tshirt-to-Dog-Toy/
Easy Upcycled Tshirt to Dog Toy - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4A/A5MB/HHS9T1UR/F4AA5MBHHS9T1UR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4A/A5MB/HHS9T1UR/F4AA5MBHHS9T1UR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4A/A5MB/HHS9T1UR/F4AA5MBHHS9T1UR.SMALL.jpg purelily I hate to waste anything so when I had some tshirt scraps left from my Upcycled Market Bag project, a lightbulb went off when I thought about my new puppy, Kiwi. I've seen some rope toys before, so I made her some with the scraps!  (Sorry I couldn't get any good pics of Kiwi with her toy... she was...
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Mon, 17 Jun 2013 09:22:28 PDT
Designer cardboard photo frames, a mega tutorial http://www.instructables.com/id/Designer-cardboard-photo-frames-a-mega-tutorial/
Designer cardboard photo frames, a mega tutorial - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0H/LCJE/HHS9SOW2/F0HLCJEHHS9SOW2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0H/LCJE/HHS9SOW2/F0HLCJEHHS9SOW2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0H/LCJE/HHS9SOW2/F0HLCJEHHS9SOW2.SMALL.jpg Tarun Upadhyaya Namaste Friends & Happy Father's Day,   I love collage in any form, be it photos or photo frames. When I was a in school I spent my two months pocket money buying all those magazine which featured the Miss World of that time Aishwarya Rai (now a famous international actress) because I wanted to make...
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Mon, 17 Jun 2013 09:37:53 PDT
Upcycled Tshirt Market Bag (Easy and Super Low Sew!) http://www.instructables.com/id/Upcycled-Tshirt-Market-Bag-Easy-and-Super-Low-Sew/
Upcycled Tshirt Market Bag (Easy and Super Low Sew!) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9I/NHIQ/HHS9T14H/F9INHIQHHS9T14H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9I/NHIQ/HHS9T14H/F9INHIQHHS9T14H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9I/NHIQ/HHS9T14H/F9INHIQHHS9T14H.SMALL.jpg purelily I have a pile of tees from various road races and have always said that I'll turn them into a tshirt quilt... but that may never happen, so I'm doing the next best thing and upcycling them into market bags to take to the farmer's market!  This is an easy project that's so low sew that you could even...
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Mon, 17 Jun 2013 06:04:24 PDT
How to make a Fun Flower Fence http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Fun-Flower-Fence/
How to make a Fun Flower Fence - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0I/JDV4/HHS9SHNN/F0IJDV4HHS9SHNN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0I/JDV4/HHS9SHNN/F0IJDV4HHS9SHNN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0I/JDV4/HHS9SHNN/F0IJDV4HHS9SHNN.SMALL.jpg artlife This is a copy of a cool fence that we built years ago. In the rainy northwest, it provides a pleasant break from the grey skies. Quite a few strangers have knocked on my door to thank me for brightening their day with the site of the fence. A few years ago a young man actually came and asked if i...
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Fri, 14 Jun 2013 20:40:58 PDT
Tiny Green Tea Garden http://www.instructables.com/id/Tiny-Green-Tea-Garden/
Tiny Green Tea Garden - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOQ/ENMI/HHMI8CD7/FOQENMIHHMI8CD7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOQ/ENMI/HHMI8CD7/FOQENMIHHMI8CD7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOQ/ENMI/HHMI8CD7/FOQENMIHHMI8CD7.SMALL.jpg lotuslady For this instructable I thought about coming up with a great gift idea for those of you on a budget! This miniature moss garden is composed of supplies that require little to no new purchases! In order to get started you will only need a few things...... -1 new or used teacup and saucer (preferably...
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Sat, 8 Jun 2013 18:33:09 PDT
How to make a Bottle Building http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Bottle-Building/
How to make a Bottle Building - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F86/I4PA/HHI55VP1/F86I4PAHHI55VP1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F86/I4PA/HHI55VP1/F86I4PAHHI55VP1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F86/I4PA/HHI55VP1/F86I4PAHHI55VP1.SMALL.jpg artlife Hi Everyone this is my first instructable. Please be gentle. I f you like it, please vote for me. Thanks.         We have built two bottle buildings.     One is a small storage building made with a variety of different bottles. The other is a larger building made primarily of ...
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Thu, 6 Jun 2013 22:49:11 PDT
Tiny Terrariums http://www.instructables.com/id/Tiny-Terrariums-1/
Tiny Terrariums - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6E/TIAK/HHMHZIIH/F6ETIAKHHMHZIIH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6E/TIAK/HHMHZIIH/F6ETIAKHHMHZIIH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6E/TIAK/HHMHZIIH/F6ETIAKHHMHZIIH.SMALL.jpg alisha145 Here is a great, easy and inexpensive project perfect for kicking off the weekend with the family or getting in touch with your inner farmer.  Also, a great way to introduce "The Water Cycle" to kids and teens.   Materials Used in this Project Materials used in this project include: Glass Bot...
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Thu, 6 Jun 2013 23:10:43 PDT
Coconut Shell Jewelry Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Coconut-Shell-Jewelry-Box/
Coconut Shell Jewelry Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTZ/MC57/HH2VKXLN/FTZMC57HH2VKXLN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTZ/MC57/HH2VKXLN/FTZMC57HH2VKXLN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTZ/MC57/HH2VKXLN/FTZMC57HH2VKXLN.SMALL.jpg Muhaiminah Faiz I'm into rustic crafting these days. I've made some rustic home decors for my mom, and this time I tried to make a coconut shell jewelry box. It's really easy to make and looks nice. I'm not very good in giving a smooth finishing touch, but I'm sure you can make one better than mines. To make it loo...
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Sat, 25 May 2013 01:37:20 PDT
Love a Tree? Make a Tassel Necklace http://www.instructables.com/id/Love-a-Tree-Make-a-Tassel-Necklace/
Love a Tree? Make a Tassel Necklace - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FB9/8VVC/HH2VIYG9/FB98VVCHH2VIYG9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB9/8VVC/HH2VIYG9/FB98VVCHH2VIYG9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB9/8VVC/HH2VIYG9/FB98VVCHH2VIYG9.SMALL.jpg joppenheimer  Want to hug your tree and have it hug you back? Then, use it to make some "faux fringe" jewelry using a palm leaf. Prune your palm Prune your palm. Cut out a section and roll it and let it dry. It can be further trimmed later. Gather some supplies Strip some electrical wire for the main neckl...
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Fri, 24 May 2013 18:31:27 PDT