Instructables: exploring - living - home - featured Wed, 4 Mar 2015 20:14:33 PST BLOX v1.01 The BEST Homemade Cough Syrup EVER
The BEST Homemade Cough Syrup EVER - More DIY How To Projects]]> imthemaker A few months ago I got bronchitis and had a seriously sore throat - so one of my friends, who is also a nutritionist, brought me this. It made me feel better almost immediately and it was a serious life saver. Now, whenever a friend or family member is sick I make them a batch and since it's 100% na...
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Tue, 24 Feb 2015 10:50:54 PST
Cosy feet for everyone this Winter
Cosy feet for everyone this Winter - More DIY How To Projects]]> projectsugru Ok so it's cold outside, maybe even a little snowy where you are? (and yes of course it's raining in London!) But that's no reason to stay indoors right?What if, before heading out, you could all put on warm shoes and have cosy feet? Fresh air on your face, toastie toes in your shoes.... mmm lovely....
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Mon, 26 Jan 2015 08:52:02 PST
Beef and Chicken Brown Rice Canine Meals
Beef and Chicken Brown Rice Canine Meals - More DIY How To Projects]]> walts.theman This food is fit for human consumption. (t has to be better then Beneful dog food, look here Who knows in an emergency situation you may need it. I would suggest if you have to eat it, that you cook it th...
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Wed, 28 Jan 2015 20:09:06 PST
Magic magnetic wall
Magic magnetic wall - More DIY How To Projects]]> Joekevdv A really easy, fun and cheap way to organize your images, prints and pictures is to create a magnetic wall. It's a little bit magical, because you don't see how the magnets are attached to the wall. Equipment Forget expensive magnetic paint or large magnetic boards, the only things you need are s...
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Wed, 21 Jan 2015 11:46:46 PST
Shoe organizer bench
Shoe organizer bench - More DIY How To Projects]]> workislove I live in tight quarters with my family, and lately we've been practically tripping over each other's stuff. I've been tasked with organizing the apartment by any means necessary, and in this instructable I'll show how I got things started with an entryway bench that doubles as a shoe organizer.I've...
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Mon, 19 Jan 2015 22:13:38 PST
Inexpensive Flower Wall Art in Minutes .
Inexpensive Flower Wall Art in Minutes . - More DIY How To Projects]]> SonikaJAnand These wall art are so simple to make and cost less than $ 1 per flower. I brought these tissue sheets from Costo for less than $10 and can make more than 14 large flowers. It came in a set of 120 sheets. These can be used to perk up any room and can also be used as Party decoration. I have used thes...
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Tue, 6 Jan 2015 13:39:54 PST
Mason Jar Planter
Mason Jar Planter - More DIY How To Projects]]> jdc2450 DIY reclaimed wood, indoor planters for your home!Visit Peaches + Salt for more creative ideas! Get wood Dumpster dive or search alleyways to find some reclaimed wood. If that fails, then I suppose you could go to your local hardware store and purchase said wood. You might also want to check Crai...
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Sun, 4 Jan 2015 12:28:16 PST
Map/Journey Wall Art
Map/Journey Wall Art - More DIY How To Projects]]> Mielameri While wandering around a department store in the pre-holiday rush, I stumbled upon a cool piece of artwork featuring a map of London. Since my sister is an Anglophile, my first thought was 'Score! Into the trolley you go." However, as other items piled up, and my mental tally of budget vs amount of ...
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Tue, 30 Dec 2014 15:19:04 PST
Alice in Wonderland "Talking Doorknob" Mold
Alice in Wonderland "Talking Doorknob" Mold - More DIY How To Projects]]> physicsenthusiast "Sorry, you're much too big, simply impassable." "You mean impossible?" "No, impassable! Nothing's impossible"Here I'll walk through my process of making the Talking Doorknob from scratch. You need: Access to Solidworks (or some other 3D design software if you want to make your own) Access to a S...
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Mon, 22 Dec 2014 16:19:04 PST
DIY - Making of Lord Ganesha at home
DIY - Making of Lord Ganesha at home - More DIY How To Projects]]> archanajayakumar I have made my entry for Instructables contest category - HOMEMADE GIFTS CONTEST. Your votes are very valuable. So if you like this craft, kindly vote and help me get through this. I would really appreciate your support.Ganesh Chaturthi, a very famous festival celebrated in my home country - India....
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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:34:50 PST
DIY Reusable Fabric Coffee Cup Sleeve
DIY Reusable Fabric Coffee Cup Sleeve - More DIY How To Projects]]> DasiyD This is an up-recycled hand sew coffee cup sleeve made from old fabric. If you have out-fashioned old clothes, why not make something useful out of them? Floral Cotton Cloth3mm Elastic Cord, Black22mm Metal Shank Button10mm Resin Buttons, YellowSewing Thread, Saddle BrownNeedleScissors Fold t...
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Wed, 3 Dec 2014 21:55:01 PST
Prepping your Home for Winter/Summer while saving $$$
Prepping your Home for Winter/Summer while saving $$$ - More DIY How To Projects]]> teaMJPx Usually, during the Cold Winter months and Hot Summer months, the bills for Gas/Electricity in my house jump through the roof. The higher bills, of course, are due to the usage of the furnace (for Winter) or the air conditioning (for Summer) running all the time. This year, I decided to make a dent ...
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Fri, 26 Sep 2014 10:05:17 PDT
Paper Made Tableware
Paper Made Tableware - More DIY How To Projects]]> Kion Designs Karambole - paper made tablewareKarambole is a design project of mine I did in university. The way of approaching material and a creative idea by starting to work with the material paper instead of thinking and sketching first was very unnusual for me, but I learned a lot and I can only recommend it...
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Mon, 1 Dec 2014 03:47:14 PST
It's Christmas soon! Time to make a stylish & unique ADVENT WREATH!
It's Christmas soon! Time to make a stylish & unique ADVENT WREATH! - More DIY How To Projects]]> Ninchen There is a custom here in Germany to have an Advent Wreath on the four weeks before Christmas.On each Sunday in Advent, a further candle is lighted, i.e. one candle on 1st Sunday, two candles on 2nd Sunday, etc.Though being from Christian origin, many non-religious people have Advent Wreaths at home...
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Sat, 22 Nov 2014 10:59:03 PST
Hang Art on a Staircase!
Hang Art on a Staircase! - More DIY How To Projects]]> smithallen_studio So you've just got some great new art but all your walls are full, the only place left is your staircase, what do you do? With some planning and simple jigs you can hang your work on the stair and ensure it's level and straight. Supplies Art to Be hungHammerFinishing Nails(Or Drill and Screws)Pe...
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Mon, 17 Nov 2014 16:48:14 PST
Fairy Garden
Fairy Garden - More DIY How To Projects]]> TamarasSoliloquy I saw a kit for a fairy garden in a big box story and was blown away. They were offering a cheap plastic terracotta colored pot base with cheap fairy type accessories for $25.00. Determined not to be hoodwinked by buying such an item while parting with my $25.00 I decided to make my own. Gathe...
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Sat, 15 Nov 2014 11:57:30 PST
Simple pillow cover with zipper
Simple pillow cover with zipper - More DIY How To Projects]]> Stephanie Soleil I love adding splashes of color around the house and that usually means making pillow covers.This is a very simple way of making a pillow cover that would go over a new pillow insert or an old pillow you don't like anymore. The zipper makes the insert easily removable to wash the cover or simply put...
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Tue, 11 Nov 2014 12:36:52 PST
Automated Pop-up Kitchen Spice Rack
Automated Pop-up Kitchen Spice Rack - More DIY How To Projects]]> Firgelli Automations - How To This is a simple Kitchen Automation project. A Firgelli Automation FA-400-12-18" stroke linear actuator was used to pop up this spice rack. Of course the top would typically be the granite square that was cut out originally, and the spice rack could be a coffee machine, microwave, TV, wine rack or a...
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Mon, 8 Oct 2007 12:19:00 PDT
Easy silhouette/murals. no talent needed
Easy silhouette/murals. no talent needed - More DIY How To Projects]]> vatkin Hi,I'm going to show you a couple of ways to decorate your walls with a silhouette or an image of your choosing. These few easy steps require almost no artistic skills nor do they cost a lot to do.All you need is:-projector (you can also use an overhead projector for silhouettes).-Paint. I will expl...
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Thu, 30 Oct 2014 06:23:40 PDT
Custom Switch covers
Custom Switch covers - More DIY How To Projects]]> ecsaul23 Spice up those boring old plain white light switch plate covers! Make your own! The beauty of making your own is that you can choose the image, the layout, and the colors as well as totally amaze your kids with your awesomeness.You will need: 1. Switch covers (I buy over-sized white plastic ones at...
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Sat, 11 Oct 2014 13:57:14 PDT
Give your house something to wear!
Give your house something to wear! - More DIY How To Projects]]> Nick Nortier In this tutorial I will explain how to make your house into a giant character that will transform your neighborhood into a real life cartoon.I find it enjoyable to illustrate my lists, even if it involves stick figures and words that are misspelled for the sake of humor.Tools and Materials:CameraPri...
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Mon, 6 Oct 2014 14:38:42 PDT
DIY Nightmare Before Christmas Jars
DIY Nightmare Before Christmas Jars - More DIY How To Projects]]> hauntedhousewife Today I'm going to show you how to recreate these rad Nightmare Before Christmas jars (aka canisters).These are replicas of the ones Sally uses in the soup to poison Dr. Finkelstein. Disney released an actual set several years ago. They aren't very big, though. They're hard to find nowadays and on ...
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Thu, 2 Oct 2014 08:30:56 PDT
Sandblasting Glass
Sandblasting Glass - More DIY How To Projects]]> heypatima Sandblasting glass is fun and easy! It's a great way to repurpose old bottles to use around the house. Materials needed:- Clean and dry glass bottles, vases, or drinking glasses- Masking tape (a variety of widths)- Exacto knife- Cutting board- Straight edge- Sandblaster- Your design! Setting Up Yo...
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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:44:01 PDT
Project Yolk
Project Yolk - More DIY How To Projects]]> Studio Egg The act of cooking and preparing food brings with it many subtleties and nuances. From finding the perfect way to pepper a salad to the ultimate technique in which to scramble eggs – a long debated issue between many cooks. This mass of personal preferences combined with the countless tools and gadg...
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Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:57:54 PDT
simple distressed display boxes
simple distressed display boxes - More DIY How To Projects]]> thelastofthegentlemen I needed a way to display part of my vintage camera collection so here it is! planning take some time and think about how it might look and whether it will work with the style of the room..and remember little projects like this are meant to be fun :) and this one is very cheap material wise so it...
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Sun, 7 Sep 2014 10:13:37 PDT
INSTANTLY save MONEY!! - More DIY How To Projects]]> Ultimate Warrior After listening to my refrigerator CONTINUOUSLY run (yes the coils are clean, AND it is well serviced), I began to think about a way to keep it from RUNNING so much! I'm a single guy, and I shop for groceries for myself day to day, leaving my refrigerator NEAR EMPTY!Although I'd LOVE to just unplug ...
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Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:21:34 PDT
Super Hero Medal Hanger
Super Hero Medal Hanger - More DIY How To Projects]]> Bannockburn Clang! Bang! Kapow!No, it's not the sound of another Avengers battle but rather the sound of the scores of medals my son has hanging from his closet door. They're constantly falling off the door knob, getting stuck in the door when it closes and generally making a mess and racket. He also loves ...
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Mon, 18 Aug 2014 06:35:18 PDT
Nailed it!
Nailed it! - More DIY How To Projects]]> Bojarski Make a simple and easy, yet beautiful wall decoration. Material you will need NailsHammerYarn A wooden plank (make sure it is not very thick otherwise you may hammer the nails through it) Choose a text, image etc... 1. Choose a text or a picture you like and cut it out on paper. 2. Tape the ...
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Sat, 16 Aug 2014 14:39:37 PDT
Beeswax Sushi Candles
Beeswax Sushi Candles - More DIY How To Projects]]> smori These California roll and tuna roll beeswax candles are fun to display around your house or give as wedding favors! Materials Beeswax honeycomb sheets (black, white, light pink, dark pink, green, red)WickRulerKnifeBlow dryer California Roll: Crab Meat For the crab meat for the California roll ...
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Mon, 16 Jun 2014 15:00:27 PDT
Small Rabbit Farming
Small Rabbit Farming - More DIY How To Projects]]> Clarion Small rabbit farming. Under ten animals. This is to document my three years of rabbit farming and to give insight to anyone who is looking to do very small farming and may have restrictions such as land, time, knowledge etc. There's a lot of books and information but many of these offer strict breed...
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Mon, 12 May 2014 19:01:58 PDT
Placemat Chandelier
Placemat Chandelier - More DIY How To Projects]]> eternalskyjump This is my very fist Instructable. It was a fun project that took about 6-8 hours to complete and was literally made from items in my apartment that I was initially going to throw away.Materials:1) 10 wooden coat hangers (the pant rods removed)2) Hot glue gun3) 3 all wooden place-mats4) Bed Bath & B...
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Wed, 7 May 2014 05:57:01 PDT
Clean Your Garbage Disposal
Clean Your Garbage Disposal - More DIY How To Projects]]> kelleymarie Quick and easy steps to clean your garbage disposal and help it run more effectively.   Garbage disposals are wonderful built-in kitchen tools. They take almost whatever we give them and make it disappear--down the drain and out of sight.  Despite the heavy work load they take on, they are often ne...
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Thu, 10 Apr 2014 16:44:03 PDT
Quarter Ring
Quarter Ring - More DIY How To Projects]]> ccroft1 This is a simple ring that looks great with the here's tool marks. Just a little wire wheel and it will shine and get everyone's attention. Items you will need:* quarter* jewelers mandril* drill or punch and die set* steel file (whatever kind works for you)* dremel tool (with wire wheel, cutter/file...
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Wed, 2 Apr 2014 11:44:30 PDT
Mess Free Easter Eggs
Mess Free Easter Eggs - More DIY How To Projects]]> kelleymarie Easy, quick, and mess free way to decorate your Easter eggs this year with temporary tattoos.  Whether you are creating an easter centerpiece or decorating eggs for the Easter Bunny to hide, temporary tattoos are a fun new way to do so. Temporary tattoos offer endless decorating possibilities for y...
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Tue, 1 Apr 2014 17:08:46 PDT
Daydream Chair
Daydream Chair - More DIY How To Projects]]> wei wei A chair for daydreaming. Structure made of fiberglass, upholstered with Knoll wool felt.  white styrofoam 3'' thickness 9 oz satin weave fiberglass 38'' width (20 yards) 50'' width honeycomb shaped coremat (4 yards) 314 Tap plastics epoxy resin (1 gal) +143 hardner (1/2 gal) Cal-O-Sil glass microbe...
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Tue, 25 Mar 2014 00:22:32 PDT
3 Ways to Clean Paint Brushes
3 Ways to Clean Paint Brushes - More DIY How To Projects]]> kelleymarie Three easy ways to clean your paint brushes. We've all done it, let paint dry on our paint brushes and then kicked ourselves later for it. I know that some of us have even thrown those brushes away thinking that we've missed the opportunity to save it's beautiful bristles--tsk tsk. This Instructabl...
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Fri, 21 Mar 2014 16:57:20 PDT
Quickly Remove Fabric Pills
Quickly Remove Fabric Pills - More DIY How To Projects]]> kelleymarie A simple how-to for removing pills on your favorite sweater or piece of clothing with tools you already have at home. Clothes of all types, sizes, shapes, and fibers have pilled for all of time and will continue to pill into the future. While it's true that some sweaters or other woven garments tak...
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Thu, 6 Mar 2014 09:26:11 PST
Replace hooks with sugru + magnets
Replace hooks with sugru + magnets - More DIY How To Projects]]> projectsugru There are two sides to everything, shelves are no exception. For most of us keeping things organised can feel like a constant battle. Declutter your space with this simple idea. This hack will save you a few seconds, a few times a day, and oh man are those few seconds satisfying! For this p...
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Sun, 23 Feb 2014 12:42:34 PST
How to create a universal cable grip on any surface
How to create a universal cable grip on any surface - More DIY How To Projects]]> projectsugru Here's a way to tackle one of the biggest problems technology has brought us...cables. Until completely cordless technology comes around, cables will continue to infuriate both at home and in the office. This solution is an easy way to keep them under control, and stop them slipping off your desk. ...
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Thu, 30 Jan 2014 08:36:43 PST
10$ shoe organizer
10$ shoe organizer - More DIY How To Projects]]> bobaw Over the years I've aquired quite some shoes, and in my current situation I don't have a whole lot of space to store them all. Hence, I came up with this cheap and simple solution for all my shoes. The beauty of this idea is it's super cheap, super simple and can grow along with your collection of ...
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Tue, 14 Jan 2014 05:55:31 PST
Clean Wool at Home
Clean Wool at Home - More DIY How To Projects]]> amalkhan That amazing wool sweater cost you an arm and a leg, and now its dry-cleaning bill will cost you even more extremities! Suddenly, you start avoiding wearing that soft, amazingly warm Sheep's Sacrifice fearing that it'll sustain an impossible stain, or worse, a perspiration stench. The paradox is un...
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Mon, 13 Jan 2014 16:26:43 PST
Sew It yourself - Pillowcase
Sew It yourself - Pillowcase - More DIY How To Projects]]> Kion Designs Sew yourself some pillowcases. You need: - some lovely fabric - new or big enough leftover - your sewing machine +thread - zipper Preparing I am going to make a pillowcase for a 40x40cm pillow.So I need a piece of fabric which is laid double with 40x40cm+ 1-2cm seam allowance for 3 sides. Side ...
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Mon, 13 Jan 2014 13:10:08 PST
Sea Glass Mosaic Tabletop
Sea Glass Mosaic Tabletop - More DIY How To Projects]]> creativesocialworker This is a tutorial for a mosaic table top made mostly of sea glass.  It was fairly difficult to make, but I started out as a beginner and was able to execute it.  This project is time consuming but makes an amazing and personal gift.  I made this for my sister for Christmas and I cant wait for her ...
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Mon, 25 Nov 2013 14:09:50 PST
Automatic Hallway Runner Lights
Automatic Hallway Runner Lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> FabricateIO You know how it goes - you wake up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom, can't see anything, and knock something valuable over. Or, you come home late, the lights are already off, and you stub your toe trying to find the switch. No longer! We've solved the problem of late-night lighting...
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Mon, 11 Nov 2013 19:15:43 PST
DIY Aloe Vera Gel
DIY Aloe Vera Gel - More DIY How To Projects]]> DeandrasCrafts This Instructable will show you how I (and I emphasize I) make homemade Aloe Vera Gel. I personally use it as a moisturizer on my aging sun-kissed, exposed chest skin and neck, hoping that it will rejuvenate it over the long run and keep that part of my skin looking young. One of the reasons I am ...
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Sun, 13 Oct 2013 11:49:26 PDT
Year Old Carpet Stains GONE
Year Old Carpet Stains GONE - More DIY How To Projects]]> zybro Your Weapons Baking SodaVinegar-Water 50/50 Mix Apply Baking Soda Cover the stains with a layer of baking soda. Spray With Vinegar-Water null Wait A Few Hours null Scrub It Loose Scrub the vinegar-baking soda paste loose. Sweep It Up null Bask In Glory null
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Sat, 5 Oct 2013 05:50:53 PDT
Textured Ceramic Coasters
Textured Ceramic Coasters - More DIY How To Projects]]> Susan Cirigliano Last spring I was in Philadelphia and visited the Barnes Foundation. Afterwards I went into the gift shop. I was admiring a lovely ceramic persian tray and coasters. The items were a bit out of my price range, however, I examined them and thought "I can make that!" Barnes Foundation Platter This ...
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Thu, 3 Oct 2013 14:14:56 PDT
Self Petting Station
Self Petting Station - More DIY How To Projects]]> Attmos   This is a fun little project that can be completed in an hour or two depending on what you have laying around the house.  It's a self-petting station for your cats so that they can get a good back scratching while you're at work or away on vacation.  I found the Ad while looking for toys to keep m...
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Mon, 9 Sep 2013 15:57:23 PDT
House Number
House Number - More DIY How To Projects]]> discovery3 This is a semi art deco style house number/address made from laser cut wood. It is an affordable, practical, safe, and fun project for people of any age. While the design I use is art deco style, my intention is to simply demonstrate a concept of how you can implement your own interests and ideas ...
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Mon, 15 Jul 2013 20:56:03 PDT
Lace Inkodye Lampshade
Lace Inkodye Lampshade - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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