Instructables: exploring - living - green - featured http://www.instructables.com Mon, 27 Apr 2015 07:17:12 PDT BLOX v1.01 rootcup http://www.instructables.com/id/Rootcup/
rootcup - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1Q/8BDG/I8OBE5UZ/F1Q8BDGI8OBE5UZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1Q/8BDG/I8OBE5UZ/F1Q8BDGI8OBE5UZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1Q/8BDG/I8OBE5UZ/F1Q8BDGI8OBE5UZ.SMALL.jpg michaelgood rootcup is a handy little propagator for plant cuttings, rootcup:- protects a cutting’s roots from light, which helps roots grow- holds the cutting’s leaves above the water to prevent rotting- the shape of the lid captures water so cuttings need little attention- rootcup can be cleaned in a dishwash...
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Sun, 19 Apr 2015 08:59:37 PDT
Recycled Plastic Bead Bracelets http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycled-Plastic-Bead-Bracelets/
Recycled Plastic Bead Bracelets - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOB/5CEI/I7YLJS81/FOB5CEII7YLJS81.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOB/5CEI/I7YLJS81/FOB5CEII7YLJS81.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOB/5CEI/I7YLJS81/FOB5CEII7YLJS81.SMALL.jpg Rhonda Chase Design Make gorgeous satin or jewel tone beads out of old plastic cups, plastic soda bottles and milk jugs - just about anything thin enough to bend cut and bend. I combined the plastic beads I made with recycled glass beads and a few findings to make beautiful, recycled bracelets. They're fun, easy, and a...
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Wed, 1 Apr 2015 15:42:17 PDT
Toilet To Tap? No. Toilet To Toilet? Yes! http://www.instructables.com/id/Toilet-To-Tap-No-Toilet-To-Toilet-Yes/
Toilet To Tap? No. Toilet To Toilet? Yes! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIV/79TU/I7Q0TLTP/FIV79TUI7Q0TLTP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIV/79TU/I7Q0TLTP/FIV79TUI7Q0TLTP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIV/79TU/I7Q0TLTP/FIV79TUI7Q0TLTP.SMALL.jpg BrettHacks The drought situation in California is severe. Four years of little rain have left water reserves at record lows. Solutions such as "tap to toilet" recharging of drinking water basins generates a tremendous "ick" factor with the general population. It will be very difficult to implement this system...
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Thu, 26 Mar 2015 07:11:50 PDT
Luxurious Lemon Hand Scrub (and Laxative!) http://www.instructables.com/id/Luxurious-Lemon-Hand-Scrub-and-Laxative/
Luxurious Lemon Hand Scrub (and Laxative!) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTC/ZVTL/I78VQC54/FTCZVTLI78VQC54.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTC/ZVTL/I78VQC54/FTCZVTLI78VQC54.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTC/ZVTL/I78VQC54/FTCZVTLI78VQC54.SMALL.jpg Cheapdiyproject This hand scrub makes hands softer, and even fades sun spots and minor hand discolorations! Years ago, I attended the grand opening of a very high class store. In the bathroom, they had a sample jar of a salt scrub. The store was later a victim of the economic downturn, but the memory of that luxuri...
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Sun, 15 Mar 2015 16:02:48 PDT
Lawn care trick you need to know: Frig it, sprig it http://www.instructables.com/id/Lawn-care-trick-you-need-to-know-Frig-it-sprig-it/
Lawn care trick you need to know: Frig it, sprig it - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FC0/XX9G/I6YXXJ6D/FC0XX9GI6YXXJ6D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC0/XX9G/I6YXXJ6D/FC0XX9GI6YXXJ6D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC0/XX9G/I6YXXJ6D/FC0XX9GI6YXXJ6D.SMALL.jpg MyFixitUpLife I call this lawn care repair trick ‘sprigging’. If you have another name for it, or have tried it, I’d love to know how it worked for you. I use this trick to re-grow grass in areas where it has stopped growing or been worn out—and where it appears seeds refuse to grow no matter how many directions ...
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Mon, 9 Mar 2015 06:38:45 PDT
Black Walnut Seed Ring. http://www.instructables.com/id/Black-Walnut-Seed-Ring/
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Tue, 10 Feb 2015 20:56:12 PST
Eat Locally, Save Energy - A How-to Guide http://www.instructables.com/id/Eat-Locally-Save-Energy-A-How-to-Guide/
Eat Locally, Save Energy - A How-to Guide - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ4/S1NZ/I5BLSMUP/FZ4S1NZI5BLSMUP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ4/S1NZ/I5BLSMUP/FZ4S1NZI5BLSMUP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ4/S1NZ/I5BLSMUP/FZ4S1NZI5BLSMUP.SMALL.jpg Rhonda Chase Design My Environmental BlogAbout 5 years ago I made a commitment to myself that I would do something about the environmental issues I care about. With work and two young kids, I didn't have a lot of bandwidth, but I had determination. I decided to do research and write a blog (the link is above). My idea ...
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Sat, 24 Jan 2015 14:57:14 PST
Carrot Bonsai http://www.instructables.com/id/Carrot-Bonsai/
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Mon, 12 Jan 2015 02:45:46 PST
Kitchen Trivet (Hot metal pad) from cork wine covers http://www.instructables.com/id/Kitchen-Hot-metal-pad-from-cork-wine-covers/
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Sun, 11 Jan 2015 09:07:46 PST
Jam Jar Piggy Bank http://www.instructables.com/id/Jam-Jar-Piggy-Bank/
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Mon, 5 Jan 2015 17:50:09 PST
Up-Cycle Junk Mail into Artisan Paper http://www.instructables.com/id/Up-Cycle-Junk-Mail-into-Artisan-Paper/
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Sun, 4 Jan 2015 22:00:42 PST
Mason Jar Planter http://www.instructables.com/id/Mason-Jar-Planter/
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Sun, 4 Jan 2015 12:28:16 PST
Solar powered ceiling fan (Chirstmas gift) http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-powered-ceiling-fan/
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Fri, 26 Dec 2014 08:03:28 PST
Astroturf Dish Drainer http://www.instructables.com/id/Astroturf-Dish-Drainer/
Astroturf Dish Drainer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG6/A20Y/I3THLEYX/FG6A20YI3THLEYX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG6/A20Y/I3THLEYX/FG6A20YI3THLEYX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG6/A20Y/I3THLEYX/FG6A20YI3THLEYX.SMALL.jpg ucn So what do you do with leftover astroturf samples and a sink that runneth over with dishes? Make an astroturf dish drainer, of course! This contemporary mod-drainer brings a little colour into the dreary job of dish-washing, and is presentable enough to remain in full view on my kitchen counter.Heck...
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Sat, 20 Dec 2014 19:05:38 PST
Ultimate Robo-Planter (with light and detachable anti-spill module) http://www.instructables.com/id/Ultimate-Robo-Planter-with-light-and-detachable-an/
Ultimate Robo-Planter (with light and detachable anti-spill module) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4C/WCQN/I3VHGZDY/F4CWCQNI3VHGZDY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4C/WCQN/I3VHGZDY/F4CWCQNI3VHGZDY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4C/WCQN/I3VHGZDY/F4CWCQNI3VHGZDY.SMALL.jpg M.C. Langer (If you like my project, please vote for me. Thanks!)Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you... my Ultimate Robo-Planter!"But Mario" - you will say - "We have seen your Robo-Planters before. Not bad and very ecological, but what new do you have to show?"Good question, my dear reader! Let me explain it to y...
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Sat, 20 Dec 2014 07:50:28 PST
Christmas Tree Napkin Fold http://www.instructables.com/id/Christmas-Tree-Napkin-Fold/
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Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:53:31 PST
Lantern Corps Holiday Lights http://www.instructables.com/id/Lantern-Corps-Holiday-Lights/
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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 14:07:32 PST
Majestic Upcycled Christmas wreath http://www.instructables.com/id/Majestic-Upcycled-Christmas-reef/
Majestic Upcycled Christmas wreath - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5J/1JAB/I3KBRY5J/F5J1JABI3KBRY5J.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5J/1JAB/I3KBRY5J/F5J1JABI3KBRY5J.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5J/1JAB/I3KBRY5J/F5J1JABI3KBRY5J.SMALL.jpg arelyxm_ The three R's. The three R's stand for reduce , reuse and recycle. Reduce means to reduce the amount of resources you use on a daily basis, reuse means to use something as much as possible before replacing it and recycle means to convert waste into something reusable. An exampl...
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Thu, 11 Dec 2014 19:47:56 PST
Upcyced Lightbulb http://www.instructables.com/id/Upcyced-Lightbulb/
Upcyced Lightbulb - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPR/D2OV/I3H4V3UN/FPRD2OVI3H4V3UN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPR/D2OV/I3H4V3UN/FPRD2OVI3H4V3UN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPR/D2OV/I3H4V3UN/FPRD2OVI3H4V3UN.SMALL.jpg viviantran The three terms reduce, reuse, and recycle are used to cut down the amount of waste we throw away and conserve natural resoures, land, and energy. Reduce means to lessen how much you use something; and example is to not shower as long so that you can save water. Reuse means to use something again af...
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Thu, 11 Dec 2014 07:36:27 PST
Light Bulb Terrarium http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Bulb-Terrarium/
Light Bulb Terrarium - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLW/SR1B/I376TIV9/FLWSR1BI376TIV9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLW/SR1B/I376TIV9/FLWSR1BI376TIV9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLW/SR1B/I376TIV9/FLWSR1BI376TIV9.SMALL.jpg aepps2 By: Tommy Adams, Chelsea Connor, Amber Epps, and David LanierThe purpose of this Instructable is to show how to make a terrarium out of an incandescent light bulb. Materials Newspaper or old cloth 60W incandescent light bulb (clear or powdered): reuse from your h...
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Tue, 2 Dec 2014 17:06:10 PST
Recycled Book Planters http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycled-Book-Planters-1/
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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:16:47 PST
How to Make Fluorescent Dye http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Fluorescent-Dye/
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Tue, 18 Nov 2014 20:14:51 PST
Sequin Shoe-Shoes http://www.instructables.com/id/Sequin-Shoe-Shoes/
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Sat, 15 Nov 2014 14:24:22 PST
How To Recycle HDPE Plastic The Easy Way http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Recycle-HDPE-Plastic-The-Easy-Way/
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Wed, 12 Nov 2014 11:18:40 PST
Cute wooden Christmas countdown blocks http://www.instructables.com/id/Cute-wooden-Christmas-countdown-blocks/
Cute wooden Christmas countdown blocks - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOB/FMGF/I2AR3JGD/FOBFMGFI2AR3JGD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOB/FMGF/I2AR3JGD/FOBFMGFI2AR3JGD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOB/FMGF/I2AR3JGD/FOBFMGFI2AR3JGD.SMALL.jpg jenn_huls These blocks are simple to make, great beginner wood project that will be a great keepsake for you and your family. Makes great inexpensive presents for your friends or your kids teachers at school. Here is what you need:4x4 post (not pressure treated) you can find these at lowe's, home depot or you...
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Mon, 10 Nov 2014 06:13:19 PST
Beautiful Succulent Terrarium in Minutes. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-beautiful-Terrarium-in-Minutes/
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Sun, 9 Nov 2014 12:57:26 PST
Indoor Electric Car (for cheap under $5) http://www.instructables.com/id/Indoor-Electric-Car-for-cheap-under-5/
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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/
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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/
Tin Can Planter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAO/BFKD/HZB3JAUU/FAOBFKDHZB3JAUU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAO/BFKD/HZB3JAUU/FAOBFKDHZB3JAUU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAO/BFKD/HZB3JAUU/FAOBFKDHZB3JAUU.SMALL.jpg Preval Keep a few tin cans out of the landfill by upcycling it into something funky for your outdoor space. What you'll need Tin canCraft paint Hammer Nail Awl Spool of wire Wire cutters Needle nose pliersPreval SprayerBrick or large rock Make drainage holes Using the nail, hammer three drainage ho...
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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/
How To Reduce Puffy Eyes Quickly - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTR/9CCK/HZ13IZ64/FTR9CCKHZ13IZ64.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTR/9CCK/HZ13IZ64/FTR9CCKHZ13IZ64.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTR/9CCK/HZ13IZ64/FTR9CCKHZ13IZ64.SMALL.jpg Skin Beauty Fairy How many of us have a long night of partying oh..... I mean studying, and we wake up and we look like sleep depraved zombies. This is a quick tip and I know everyone has this ingredient in their pantry. It's a quick fix to get you through the day so no one is asking you.......are you ok?So what is t...
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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/
Towel Pants - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBS/M9PP/HXG6MO8C/FBSM9PPHXG6MO8C.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBS/M9PP/HXG6MO8C/FBSM9PPHXG6MO8C.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBS/M9PP/HXG6MO8C/FBSM9PPHXG6MO8C.SMALL.jpg moon flower Turn a boring towel into a cool new pair of pants.Perfect for a pool party, swim meet, or water fight.These towel pants are simple and easy to make. Supplies 1. a large towel2. scissors 3. elastic4. thread (the same or similar color as your towel)5. pen or marker6. a large piece of paper7. pins8....
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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/
Off Road stroller conversion - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7K/KFU4/HXDOMIM7/F7KKFU4HXDOMIM7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7K/KFU4/HXDOMIM7/F7KKFU4HXDOMIM7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7K/KFU4/HXDOMIM7/F7KKFU4HXDOMIM7.SMALL.jpg Triclaw My family goes out every weekend to a park ,festival or some sort of outdoor event and after 3 kids I got tired of pushing a stroller with little wheels over roots ,rocks and grass .Now its time to get smart, we have bought and garbage picked several strollers and bikes over the years so...
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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/
Dollar Bill Flower Bouquet - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FX0/02WJ/HWOY4BRH/FX002WJHWOY4BRH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX0/02WJ/HWOY4BRH/FX002WJHWOY4BRH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX0/02WJ/HWOY4BRH/FX002WJHWOY4BRH.SMALL.jpg LoMac A Bouquet worth diving for!Are you tired of plain old natural flowers? Maybe you are a bank robber and have stacks of money that needs to be laundered. Well have I got the project for you. Introducing The Dollar Bill Flower Bouquet! Works with other denominations other than the Dollar. You can use a...
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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/
Homemade Air Freshener - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIC/29U1/HTF7JY1A/FIC29U1HTF7JY1A.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIC/29U1/HTF7JY1A/FIC29U1HTF7JY1A.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIC/29U1/HTF7JY1A/FIC29U1HTF7JY1A.SMALL.jpg Paige Russell Although reaching for that shiny Glade air freshener is an easy way to cover up odors, or scent the air in your home, most commercial scent products are full of chemicals that contribute to unhealthy indoor air and often just mask an underlying problem. As a result, I'm a big fan of natural, homem...
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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