Instructables: exploring - living - green - popular http://www.instructables.com Sat, 18 Apr 2015 20:25:52 PDT BLOX v1.01 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/
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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/
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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
Make a school folder from a cereal box http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-school-folder-from-a-cereal-box/
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Fri, 4 Sep 2009 08:59:39 PDT
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
Recycle paper into Edible Gourmet Mushrooms http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycle-paper-into-Edible-Gourmet-Mushrooms/
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Sat, 10 Jan 2015 08:32:51 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
Make Tree Limb Coasters http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Tree-Limb-Coasters/
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Tue, 5 May 2009 02:31:33 PDT
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/
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Sat, 2 Jan 2015 15:38:02 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
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
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
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
Make your own grocery bag http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-your-own-grocery-bag/
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Thu, 11 Sep 2008 20:08:35 PDT
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/
DIY Heated Slippers - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGZ/MS6F/HZZRKIQI/FGZMS6FHZZRKIQI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGZ/MS6F/HZZRKIQI/FGZMS6FHZZRKIQI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGZ/MS6F/HZZRKIQI/FGZMS6FHZZRKIQI.SMALL.jpg LionelTheElephant Where I live it has started snowing in September so I figured I might be needing an extra bit of warmth this fall. That's why in this intructable I will show you how to remake your old slippers so that they can be microwaved for extra warmth! What you need:ThreadSewing needleSeam ripperOld slippers...
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Fri, 12 Sep 2014 15:31:00 PST
Insulating curtains that cut heat losses through windows by 50% http://www.instructables.com/id/Insulating-roll-up-curtains-that-cut-heat-losses-t/
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Wed, 3 Sep 2014 05:32:41 PDT
How to: Bathtub Laundry http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-bathtub-laundry/
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Fri, 27 Jun 2008 22:20:19 PDT
Perfect Bikini: Cheap, Eco-friendly, Covers up the bad and flaunts the good http://www.instructables.com/id/Perfect-Bikini-Cheap-Eco-friendly-Covers-up-the/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FFP/2EJL/H2WEX6QI/FFP2EJLH2WEX6QI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFP/2EJL/H2WEX6QI/FFP2EJLH2WEX6QI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFP/2EJL/H2WEX6QI/FFP2EJLH2WEX6QI.SMALL.jpg zenniferose Bikinis offer no support, show off what you want to hide, and you are never sure if you can jump off something safely. Old school swimsuits cover everything up and flatten your chest. If you are self conscious about your arms or thighs, it stinks that those are the only parts of you that are naked. ...
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Sat, 9 Jun 2012 14:14:02 PDT
Homemade Flower Hat http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Flower-Hat/
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Sun, 14 Dec 2014 06:30:12 PST
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
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
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
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
A Simple, Unpadded Native-style baby pouch ( or sling ) http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Simple-Unpadded-Native-style-baby-pouch--or-sl/
A Simple, Unpadded Native-style baby pouch ( or sling ) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4C/OVAK/FEMHW0GO/F4COVAKFEMHW0GO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4C/OVAK/FEMHW0GO/F4COVAKFEMHW0GO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4C/OVAK/FEMHW0GO/F4COVAKFEMHW0GO.SMALL.gif Pink&BlueDesigns My thanks to Jan Andrea for the inspiration and guidance on how to make this. I had some issues following her directions, so I decided to post what I made here (with my alterations). My hopes are that my struggles won't be yours. Again: you can find the original instructions at Jan Andrea's webpage ...
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Fri, 4 Apr 2008 07:41:53 PDT
Glow in the Dark lamp transition and other uses http://www.instructables.com/id/Glow-in-the-Dark-lamp-transition-and-other-uses/
Glow in the Dark lamp transition and other uses - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9Q/SG7R/HV4DAUMD/F9QSG7RHV4DAUMD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9Q/SG7R/HV4DAUMD/F9QSG7RHV4DAUMD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9Q/SG7R/HV4DAUMD/F9QSG7RHV4DAUMD.SMALL.jpg kcutd05 Hi everyone,I had some Glow in the dark Duct Tape ideas so I had to try them. :)I tried duct tape lamp and addition to Garage door light uses. Glow in the dark Garage opener Garage door opener. Ok, so there are a lot of reasons why I tried this idea.I'll go through them at the bottom, but let's g...
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Tue, 13 May 2014 08:40:03 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
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
Eco-Friendly Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Eco-Friendly-Lamp/
Eco-Friendly Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPN/ID9B/HUQIHHBN/FPNID9BHUQIHHBN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPN/ID9B/HUQIHHBN/FPNID9BHUQIHHBN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPN/ID9B/HUQIHHBN/FPNID9BHUQIHHBN.SMALL.jpg sabrinakim1109 WHY DO WE NEED TO RECYCLE PLASTICS?Plastics is one of the most serious environmental issues. The use of plastics has increased over the years and it has become a large part of the waste. Recycling plastics saves landfill space. (1 ton of plastics saves 7.4 cubic yards of landfill space) 1 plastic b...
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Sat, 3 May 2014 13:51:30 PDT
Save Money by Throwing Out Less Food http://www.instructables.com/id/Save-Money-by-Throwing-Out-Less-Food/
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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
Recycled Magazine Pages Bowl http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycled-Magazine-Pages-Bowl/
Recycled Magazine Pages Bowl - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F96/GAQP/H17MCQOA/F96GAQPH17MCQOA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F96/GAQP/H17MCQOA/F96GAQPH17MCQOA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F96/GAQP/H17MCQOA/F96GAQPH17MCQOA.SMALL.jpg DeandrasCrafts One rainy Saturday, my kids were getting sick of watching TV and my 6-year old son asked me if we could make a craft. I had recently gone through a few of my craft magazines and stumbled on a very brief set of instructions on how to make an “earth day magazine bowl.”  The original design for this w...
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Thu, 19 Apr 2012 11:42:21 PDT
Natural Lemon Dusting Cloths http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Dusting-Cloths/
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Sat, 12 Apr 2014 17:47:15 PDT
All Weather Trench http://www.instructables.com/id/All-Weather-Trench/
All Weather Trench - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4I/Z733/G69MUV41/F4IZ733G69MUV41.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4I/Z733/G69MUV41/F4IZ733G69MUV41.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4I/Z733/G69MUV41/F4IZ733G69MUV41.SMALL.jpg smvite This is very wearable jacket made with 140 Capri Sun Juice pouches and a large snap closure.   The jacket is entirely sewn using a Vogue pattern (#8480).  It will keep you dry in the rain, and is very very warm!  the only pattern piece omitted were the pockets. But the jacket has set in sleeves, lap...
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Sun, 7 Mar 2010 15:19:21 PST
Rainwater harvesting: Rain Barrel DIY http://www.instructables.com/id/Rainwater-harvesting-Rain-Barrel-DIY/
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Thu, 19 Jul 2012 10:38:34 PDT
Self watering bin http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-self-watering-bin/
Self watering bin - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F92/W7JO/HTK5LZGL/F92W7JOHTK5LZGL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F92/W7JO/HTK5LZGL/F92W7JOHTK5LZGL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F92/W7JO/HTK5LZGL/F92W7JOHTK5LZGL.SMALL.jpg gessus Intro: Everyone knows the problem. You come back from vacation but when you arrive at home you already see it. All your plants are withered. The only solution you know is to call your neighbours for help before you leave on vacation but who has the time to do that when you're packing all your bags?...
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Fri, 4 Apr 2014 00:38:10 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
Saving Wilted Greens http://www.instructables.com/id/Saving-Wilted-Greens/
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Mon, 10 Mar 2014 12:03:10 PDT