Instructables: exploring - living - plants Tue, 7 Jul 2015 21:31:06 PDT BLOX v1.01 (UPCYCLED) PLANTER-abra
(UPCYCLED) PLANTER-abra - More DIY How To Projects]]> ediestel This is an Instructable for Upcycled Planter-abras AKA candelabras that have been upcycled to hold plants. Hence "Planter" instead of "candle"! haha... Get it?This project has 5 elements that I enjoy.1) transformation: old candelabra is transformed into a sleek looking candelabra2) "old stuff" aka ...
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Sun, 21 Jun 2015 16:51:06 PDT
Pallet Desktop Planters
Pallet Desktop Planters - More DIY How To Projects]]> PerfectPixel What are they? They are desktop planter boxes, ready to be filled with plants ranging from succulents to moss and even to mini bamboo. Pretty self-explanatory.Mine were made out of pallets as to fit the style of my desk (a pallet desk of course!). It certainly looks very nice on my desk. And yes it ...
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Sat, 20 Jun 2015 13:51:49 PDT
Potted Safe
Potted Safe - More DIY How To Projects]]> Jayccob In the Image above you will find a picture of my secret stash. Take a guess, which one is it? The big hint here will be that it is the odd man out, the tall one. If at this point your thinking this is another instructable on how to place a plant on top of a hiding place then your wrong. Instead I wi...
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Tue, 16 Jun 2015 09:48:05 PDT
Instructions for Creating a Living Wall
Instructions for Creating a Living Wall - More DIY How To Projects]]> mhurd4 A living wall is a vertical or slanted garden that is placed on any type of wall. It can also be placed on any structure such as a bookshelf, shelving, fireplace, and more! Living walls are typically seen on the inside of buildings as a way to liven up a living space. A living wall is a colorful and...
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Tue, 12 May 2015 07:57:48 PDT
Easy BUT Beautiful Mother's Day Gift
Easy BUT Beautiful Mother's Day Gift - More DIY How To Projects]]> The Rustic Barn Owl This morning I went to the Rochester Public Market and bought 3 flowers for $10 dollars. I found two pots at a garage sale for $2 bucks coming home from the market today and decided to make two mothers day gifts. Materials Materials-2 potted plants 3 to 4 flowerspotting soil and water Putting...
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Sat, 9 May 2015 11:15:18 PDT
Staircase garden shelf
Staircase garden shelf - More DIY How To Projects]]> B8SE While scavenging for wood, for our backyard fireplace, we came across an old staircase. It was in good condition so it felt like a shame to burn it. So we made a garden shelf out of it! The process of making this is extremely simple, we just cut it in half and put it up against a wall, that is all t...
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Fri, 1 May 2015 03:08:49 PDT
rootcupPLANTER - More DIY How To Projects]]> michaelgood A versatile planter made from the same BPA free, phthalate free, food-grade silicone as rootcup. rootcupPLANTER doesn't grow mold or fungus and won't crack or sweat like ceramic planters, it wont scratch your furniture, windowsills or countertops. Water can be added to the cup, to wick up into the r...
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Thu, 23 Apr 2015 07:23:52 PDT
rootcup - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
The Betta Garden - 5 Gallon Aquaponics System
The Betta Garden - 5 Gallon Aquaponics System - More DIY How To Projects]]> TheBettaGarden The Betta Garden 5 Gallon Aquaponics SystemSuper Clean, Crystal Clear Water!Made for a single female or male Betta. Using the New Betta Garden Syphon you can expect: 432 Flood and Drain Cycles per day! No Ammonia No Nitrites No Nitrates No Water ChangesThe system takes care...
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Mon, 13 Apr 2015 21:11:17 PDT
Recycled Planter
Recycled Planter - More DIY How To Projects]]> carolinemccormack Here is a fun, easy recycled planter that just about anyone can make in under fifteen minutes, start to finish. And, because of its simple design, your plant will rarely have to be watered!You will need: An empty soda bottleA plant or seedsDirtRocks or pebblesScissorsInstructable was the result of a...
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Wed, 4 Mar 2015 05:24:20 PST
FOREST FLOOR NIGHT STAND - More DIY How To Projects]]> abeaule I've been using this big brick I found in the park behind my flat as a night stand for a few months and I though it needed a little renovating. I like to put plants and nature everywhere I can in my home, but I also like useful stuff.This is perfect for all you nature loving hippies that want to wak...
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Sun, 15 Feb 2015 14:13:32 PST
A Beautiful Way to Change Your Betta's Water
A Beautiful Way to Change Your Betta's Water - More DIY How To Projects]]> DragonTamer458 You love your betta, but changing its water can be difficult and time consuming, especially if you have live plants that you have to replant every time. There is a easier way. The overflow method. Simply add more water to the tank and let the old water spill out.Then let's take it a step further and...
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Wed, 11 Feb 2015 15:39:23 PST
indoor greenhouse
indoor greenhouse - More DIY How To Projects]]> matthias.debie2 Me and my brother in law wanted to make a small indoor greenhouse.U can chose youre own dimension for the height, widht and depth. Things u need for this u need:3 L-shape alumminium profiles, 6 plexiglas squares 4 wooden pilars with a shape like the picture and 10self drilling screws. Tools: Dril...
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Mon, 12 Jan 2015 09:29:53 PST
Indoor Plant Watering System
Indoor Plant Watering System - More DIY How To Projects]]> karlerdmann The biggest obstacle of having plants is remembering to water them. There are a lot of DIY articles out there on automated methods, see links on my public profile favorites to a few. It's possible to buy a products that deliver the full solution for $83,
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Sun, 11 Jan 2015 14:02:08 PST
Saving Water
Saving Water - More DIY How To Projects]]> mraponi1 You know that freezing cold water that goes down the drain that you run so it is warm/hot before you step into the shower? Collecting Place a pail under the faucet to catch all of the cold water when preparing for your shower. Water Indoor and Outdoor Plants Now you have saved the water to wa...
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Thu, 8 Jan 2015 10:08:58 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
How to set up a shrimp tank
How to set up a shrimp tank - More DIY How To Projects]]> Unboxingexperience7 I love animals. I always wanted a pet. However, I live in a small flat and work full time. Therefore, I decided to start a shrimp tank which should be manageable without being the whole day at home. This is an instructable on the setting up of my shrimp tank. Shrimps can be added 3-4 weeks after. ...
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Sun, 21 Dec 2014 14:51:30 PST
Pico Aquarium in a mason jar (almost maintenance-free)
Pico Aquarium in a mason jar (almost maintenance-free) - More DIY How To Projects]]> confu Hi,today I noticed the "mason jar contest" and thought it would be the right time to finally publish an Instructable for my "pico aquariums". I´ve been experimenting on those for some time now (years to be exact) and always thought to myself; "Damn, this works so well and is so simple, you have to m...
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Sun, 14 Dec 2014 17:21:39 PST
Indoor Garden
Indoor Garden - More DIY How To Projects]]> udubinsky From a draw to an indoor garden Enforce the draw I took down the front of the draw and dismantled a palet (note it was the strongest palet i've encounted and cost me breaking my hammer).i've used the wood from the palet to enforce the bottom of the draw. Wheels of fortune Added wheels. Water...
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Fri, 12 Dec 2014 07:49:36 PST
Hanging plant cuttings
Hanging plant cuttings - More DIY How To Projects]]> Susan Cirigliano Using an older mason jar, the type with the wire bale closure, I made a hanging holder for my plant cuttings. Supplies the wire ball jar, scissors, cord to hand and a plant for cuttings Cuttings place your cuttings in the jar of water when the roots begin to appear (or before) use the cord to ...
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Wed, 10 Dec 2014 11:37:45 PST
AirPlant Terrarium Gift Kit
AirPlant Terrarium Gift Kit - More DIY How To Projects]]> SonikaJAnand Making a airplant terrarium is very exciting, so this season you can gift your folks the DIY kit that looks not only exotic and professional but also is easy to make. People are intrigued by seeing terrarium and think it so difficult to make. These make gift for any age as they are creative and live...
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Tue, 9 Dec 2014 01:35:26 PST
DIY Airplant Terrarium and Sculpey Cow Skull
DIY Airplant Terrarium and Sculpey Cow Skull - More DIY How To Projects]]> kgibby If you're a plant enthusiast like me, then you've probably run into air plants before. They're pretty affordable, low maintenance, and look great in glass bulbs like these. At the same time, there are other even lower maintenance things you can do that look great too. In this tutorial I will show yo...
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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 16:19:19 PST
Recycled Book Planters
Recycled Book Planters - More DIY How To Projects]]> LD_P For ages, I've wanted to make something out of books, but the thought of slicing up a tiny universe for my own selfish needs has always been too traumatic for me to bear. I eventually convinced myself that these books, which I found in a charity shop, were simply going to sit on a dusty shelf until ...
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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:16:47 PST
Windowsill Aquaponics System
Windowsill Aquaponics System - More DIY How To Projects]]> ezeisel I wanted new pets, but I don't like having to do a lot of taking care of them work. I also like growing things. The union of the two was an aquaponics system. The problem ... I live in New York City. And, to paraphrase Genie in Aladdin, "Infinite energy in the city, but itty-bitty living space!"All ...
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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 08:13:56 PST
How to: Make a Terrarium
How to: Make a Terrarium - More DIY How To Projects]]> RaZion12 I feel that terrariums are fun and easy to make yet beautiful after they are done. it is like watching a small peacefull world grow and progress. I hope your terrarium turns out well. MATERIALS Enough soil for the plants to root and you so that you can reach it with your hand while its in the j...
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Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:52:32 PDT
How to make an Aquaponic system for a small room.
How to make an Aquaponic system for a small room. - More DIY How To Projects]]> JR Tyner I am a college student and while I don't live in the Dorms, my room is about that size. I wanted something to cheer up my room and make it look less like a laboratory, but this would also be perfect for a lavatory! If my bathroom was bigger, I would put it there since it would both look good and be ...
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Sat, 4 Oct 2014 19:13:56 PDT
COLLECTING AYURVEDIC PLANTS - More DIY How To Projects]]> deba168 The focus of Ayurveda is to integrate and balance the body, mind, and spirit, rather than focusing on individual symptoms. Ayurveda is mainly based on herbs, plants, flowers, fruits, vegetables and all vegetation that grows around us in plenty. It is our native system based on the peculiar Indian co...
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Thu, 2 Oct 2014 11:30:23 PDT
Picture Frame Terrarium
Picture Frame Terrarium - More DIY How To Projects]]> Teisha There are many great reasons to take an old picture frame and turn it into a terrarium:If you want a terrarium but you don’t have much space — maybe you live in a dorm room, a small apartment, or you just don’t want to clutter your work surfaces — then hanging a terrarium on your wall (which could b...
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Sun, 28 Sep 2014 20:04:39 PDT
Nice Smelling Hybrid Indoor Compost Bin and Planter
Nice Smelling Hybrid Indoor Compost Bin and Planter - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
Aquascape Betta Bowl
Aquascape Betta Bowl - More DIY How To Projects]]> ebasilin Fish are amazing. They are one of the greatest pets to ever own in my opinion. They are virtually low maintenance, at least compared to a dog or a bird. And for people, like myself, who can get very busy, a Betta Fish is exactly the way to go. You can go to a shop and buy all those expensive fancy B...
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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 01:10:17 PDT
Upcycle Ur Stuff upside down planter
Upcycle Ur Stuff upside down planter - More DIY How To Projects]]> minuz68 Well I needed to make a planter for my green beans, and after much research I got an idea from other people ideas. And then, I was thinking about how construct an upside down planter with what I had. And then, I realized I was staring at my Polar Pop cup and the light bulb went off... And then, th...
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Sat, 6 Sep 2014 11:06:14 PDT
Polar Ice Upcycle
Polar Ice Upcycle - More DIY How To Projects]]> minuz68 So, this is my first Instructable, so bare with me... I was sitting at my desk and had finished my Polar Ice drink and had the empty cup sitting there, in the way. Well, I went to throw it away and thought, where is this going to go... to a landfill and maybe decompose after 20 years.... So I upcyc...
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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 12:49:56 PDT
Shower Buddy v.2
Shower Buddy v.2 - More DIY How To Projects]]> Kyleluvspets Showers are amazing things. Let me set you a scene. You wake up on a cold winter morning, the sun has yet to rise. The shower awaits you. the moment you touch the warm, flowing water, and you take a breathe of the humid warm air, you feel at home. you are already starting to wake up, and almost feel...
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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:30:40 PDT
DIY cat planter! ❤ Pinterest recreation | DIY room decor DIYlover89 Hey guys! Looking for some inspiration on Pinterest I found this super cute DIY. I thought it was really creative so I decided to make it myself and show it to you in this video. You will need: - A plastic bottle (soda bottles work best because they have those little legs) - Spray paint - Acrylic p...
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Sun, 29 Jun 2014 15:44:51 PDT
DIY Flower Pot from can
DIY Flower Pot from can - More DIY How To Projects]]> pzwing A simple Flower Pot from a reused normal can, that can be even build by kids in a very short amount of time. The Start What you need :- Cans- Can-Opener- (Grinder or Sandpaper)- (Paint) Opening and Cleaning Open the can but leave the lid a very little bit attached and bend it over so you can ...
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Thu, 5 Jun 2014 12:50:49 PDT
Happy Orchids micro-climate humidifier
Happy Orchids micro-climate humidifier - More DIY How To Projects]]> majjuss Well, there are a few things about phalaenopsis orchids... Either you like them or you don't. Admittedly, they are not the prettiest plants when they don't bloom. However, I happen to be stuck with three of them (two of them share one pot). The first one I got half-dead from a friend and it su...
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Thu, 1 May 2014 13:10:44 PDT
how to grow plants in a plastic bag
how to grow plants in a plastic bag - More DIY How To Projects]]> catswoodsriver This is a easy and fast way to grow plants. Materials: one plastic zip-lock bag, one paper towel, seeds, mister bottle, and tape.  Place seeds on a paper towel and gently spray with water. Carefully slide into plastic bag. Tape to a sunny window, with the seed facing out.
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Wed, 30 Apr 2014 09:37:13 PDT
Mr. Grass Eldalote Hi!  Spring is coming and I have a pleasure to introduce Mr. Grass! And what you will need for making this little guy? old tights grass seeds sand earth buttons for decoration Steps: Cut the sock Fill it. Layers go (from bottom): sand, earth, seeds Tie it up G...
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Sat, 19 Apr 2014 09:51:30 PDT
Self watering bin
Self watering bin - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
Biodegradable flower pots out of coffee grounds!
Biodegradable flower pots out of coffee grounds! - More DIY How To Projects]]> TVG3000 Did you know coffee grounds still have a lot of good uses after they've been used? In this instructable we'll make a flower pot that is completely biodegradable. This means that you can put the plant with the pot in the ground when the plant has withered. It is biodegradable because the base materi...
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Thu, 3 Apr 2014 13:26:04 PDT
MaMa Mia! Plant Pie!
MaMa Mia! Plant Pie! - More DIY How To Projects]]> jskellington2 My most sincere apologies for anyone who thought this was about pizza! My heart goes out to you! A typical American baby consumes 600 jars of baby food before they are a year old. ( 2011) 3 billion single-use cardboard pizza boxes are consumed in the USA every year. (Smurfit)...
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Mon, 10 Mar 2014 14:33:15 PDT
Coral Reef Plant macgeek This is a three picture Instructable. Add a Coral reef to your house / Garden 1) Buy a Euphorbia tirucalli (Fire plant) from your local garden Supply 2) A plastic red clownfish from the local .99 store (or aquarium supply) (I us...
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Thu, 6 Mar 2014 13:38:10 PST
Does using grey water to water one’s plants affect their growth?
Does using grey water to water one’s plants affect their growth? - More DIY How To Projects]]> ysaks Scientific explanation of grey water's affects on plant growth. Quick and easy to follow. Background Information: Today we are faced with two significant issues in society: the overuse of the finite supply of water in the world and the cost of living. Many households save both water and money by...
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Wed, 5 Mar 2014 21:54:40 PST
Turning a well room into a year round Growroom
Turning a well room into a year round Growroom - More DIY How To Projects]]> The Rustic Barn Owl In my basement we had an old well room that could not be used. Since I am such an avid gardener we decided to make it into an indoor grow room. I use the grow room about 9 months out of the year. I use it to start plants inside for my garden. I also use it to grow fresh vegetables during the winter....
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Tue, 21 Jan 2014 12:46:09 PST
Simple Hydroponic System
Simple Hydroponic System - More DIY How To Projects]]> akcarl Grow your own fresh food in less than a month and for under $10 with this system. It is quiet and takes little maintenance. Much cheaper than store bought alternatives too. This system works well for plants that are fast to germinate such as leafy greens and herbs. Parts Storage Bin - about $10 ...
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Sun, 5 Jan 2014 10:07:22 PST
Low Maintenance Copper Sunflower Bouquet
Low Maintenance Copper Sunflower Bouquet - More DIY How To Projects]]> seadraggin I was fooling around in the garage and found a roll of copper flashing and a punch and decided to see if I could make something. Materials: ROMEX electrical three conductor wire Soldering Iron Copper Flashing Craft Punch The flower So this "Sun" punch was the inspiration, and when I saw the cop...
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Thu, 12 Dec 2013 17:31:36 PST
How to make a Lightbulb terrarium
How to make a Lightbulb terrarium - More DIY How To Projects]]> elkomkom Hello, I'm elkom and in this instructable im gonna show you how to make a lightbulb terrarium! This is my first instructable so please say me if I did something wrong. Thanks! So it all began whan i saw a dead lightbulb by a plant in my living room, and i thaught what can i make out of it... I got ...
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Mon, 11 Nov 2013 04:08:40 PST
Aquarium Lights on Steroids - Using Giant CFL's for Better Light Grunambulax Problem: My aquarium plants don't thrive because the level of light given off by the single florescent bulb is too dim. Solution: Replace the hood with a custom-built hood incorporating two gigantic CFL bulbs.  Use a timer to provide 10 hours of light to the aquarium.  The total wattage of the old b...
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Sat, 2 Nov 2013 14:15:08 PDT
Recycled Self Watering Planter
Recycled Self Watering Planter - More DIY How To Projects]]> lynnfiorante Another self watering planter Materials Plastic pop bottle. Dirt .plant Cut the bottle in half Put some paper towel in the hole of the bottle to keep the dirt from getting into the water Fill with dirt and add your plant. The plant in the photo is a passion vine seedling I started...
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Wed, 30 Oct 2013 19:14:45 PDT
Plant friends
Plant friends - More DIY How To Projects]]> Annemate I simply love "Plants vs Zombies" and I also love to decorate my (real) plants because I find it so cozy to look at. The "Flower friends" can also be used as flower decoration for gifts. What you need: The materials needed are straight forward, and I just used what I had laying around in my hou...
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Sun, 6 Oct 2013 05:59:51 PDT