Instructables: exploring - living - recycling - featured http://www.instructables.com Mon, 6 Jul 2015 05:13:58 PDT BLOX v1.01 Reused book as a hiding place http://www.instructables.com/id/Reused-book-as-a-hiding-place/
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Mon, 15 Jun 2015 11:47:32 PDT
Deconstructing A Pair of Jeans With the Least Amount of Waste http://www.instructables.com/id/Deconstructing-A-Pair-of-Jeans-With-the-Least-Amou/
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Wed, 10 Jun 2015 10:15:19 PDT
Duct Tape Bicycle Makeover http://www.instructables.com/id/Duct-Tape-Bicycle-Makeover/
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Mon, 4 May 2015 00:25:02 PDT
Make These Pretty Coasters from Junk http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-These-Pretty-Coasters-from-Junk/
Make These Pretty Coasters from Junk - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F78/Y46B/I7RGK062/F78Y46BI7RGK062.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F78/Y46B/I7RGK062/F78Y46BI7RGK062.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F78/Y46B/I7RGK062/F78Y46BI7RGK062.SMALL.jpg Gilly Hard to believe but these durable, highly useable drinks coasters are made mainly from throwaway food packaging and wallpaper. Read on to find out how you can make them in a few easy steps. This is What You Will Need You will need:- Four large empty cereal boxes - I used porridge oat boxesA large...
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Sun, 29 Mar 2015 13:06:27 PDT
Easy Parrot's Toy From Recycled Puzzle Pieces http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Parrots-Toy-From-Recycled-Puzzle-Pieces/
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Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:33:47 PDT
Paper rings that you can actually use everyday http://www.instructables.com/id/Paper-rings-that-you-can-actually-use-everyday/
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Thu, 12 Feb 2015 12:12:26 PST
Laptop Stand with Hidden Organizer http://www.instructables.com/id/Laptop-Stand-with-Hidden-Organizer/
Laptop Stand with Hidden Organizer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8B/2FZN/I5THTYL9/F8B2FZNI5THTYL9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8B/2FZN/I5THTYL9/F8B2FZNI5THTYL9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8B/2FZN/I5THTYL9/F8B2FZNI5THTYL9.SMALL.jpg lindarose92 This laptop stand is completely made out of cardboard and has a useful organizer that gets hidden once the laptop is placed on top of it. It's perfect to store all of those cables and stuff that you may need while using your computer.I needed to keep my Macbook Air 11'' higher, at least as high as a...
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Fri, 6 Feb 2015 09:17:50 PST
Turn an Old Agenda into a Tablet Case http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-an-Old-Agenda-into-a-Tablet-Case/
Turn an Old Agenda into a Tablet Case - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFI/VUQ3/I5MD599B/FFIVUQ3I5MD599B.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFI/VUQ3/I5MD599B/FFIVUQ3I5MD599B.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFI/VUQ3/I5MD599B/FFIVUQ3I5MD599B.SMALL.jpg lindarose92 Turning a book into a tablet case is something many of you have probably seen already. It's very simple and fast to do and costs nothing!I thought it was a clever idea and I decided to give it a try because I needed a case for my Kindle. I found an old agenda with a soft fabric cover that was just a...
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Mon, 2 Feb 2015 12:23:09 PST
Recycled Gecko Humidity Hut http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycled-Gecko-Humidity-Hut/
Recycled Gecko Humidity Hut - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Y/JVYO/I4WYXGX0/F7YJVYOI4WYXGX0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Y/JVYO/I4WYXGX0/F7YJVYOI4WYXGX0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Y/JVYO/I4WYXGX0/F7YJVYOI4WYXGX0.SMALL.jpg ashleyjlong I've been keeping leopard geckos since I was 15 years old, and have experienced the good, bad, and the ugly when it comes to terrarium products. This homemade humidity hut is my rendition of a simple hack many hobbyists and breeders have turned to rather than buying the more expensive faux rock hid...
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Thu, 15 Jan 2015 10:04:42 PST
Contemporary lighting fixture http://www.instructables.com/id/Contemporary-lighting-fixture/
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Sat, 27 Dec 2014 08:33:29 PST
Light Bulb Terrarium http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Bulb-Terrarium/
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Tue, 2 Dec 2014 17:06:10 PST
Doghouse Beach House DIY - Using Recycled/Repurposed Materials http://www.instructables.com/id/Doghouse-Beach-House-DIY-Using-RecycledRepurposed-/
Doghouse Beach House DIY - Using Recycled/Repurposed Materials - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDA/TT1Z/I2ABOAM8/FDATT1ZI2ABOAM8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDA/TT1Z/I2ABOAM8/FDATT1ZI2ABOAM8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDA/TT1Z/I2ABOAM8/FDATT1ZI2ABOAM8.SMALL.jpg Craft Klatch I was asked if I would make a dog related craft. I gave it some thought and decided I wanted to stretch my crafting chops and make a doghouse. This is by far the largest project I have tried. I wanted it to be a Key West beach house inspired doghouse - like someone built a colorful cottage, righ...
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Sun, 9 Nov 2014 07:01:00 PST
Simple bound journal with recycled materials http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-bound-journal-with-recycled-materials/
Simple bound journal with recycled materials - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDL/0EH4/I02911QH/FDL0EH4I02911QH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDL/0EH4/I02911QH/FDL0EH4I02911QH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDL/0EH4/I02911QH/FDL0EH4I02911QH.SMALL.jpg maudlin This is an inexpensive (or, possibly free), simple bound journal which allows you easily customize a small notebook with recycled materials and your favorite writing papers. The binding is easy to tie and easy to loosen, allowing pages to be swapped out at will, or allowing you to insert printed ma...
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Sun, 14 Sep 2014 12:19:46 PDT
Nespresso Pod Pot Plant http://www.instructables.com/id/Nespresso-Pod-Pot-Plant/
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Mon, 18 Aug 2014 06:45:30 PDT
Stain Glass Surfboard http://www.instructables.com/id/Stain-Glass-Surfboard/
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Wed, 13 Aug 2014 08:04:24 PDT
Reforming Soap Scraps http://www.instructables.com/id/Reforming-Soap-Scraps/
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Sun, 15 Apr 2012 09:59:18 PDT
Suit Clutch http://www.instructables.com/id/Suit-Clutch/
Suit Clutch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJB/ZZ7F/HWZ9OYAD/FJBZZ7FHWZ9OYAD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJB/ZZ7F/HWZ9OYAD/FJBZZ7FHWZ9OYAD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJB/ZZ7F/HWZ9OYAD/FJBZZ7FHWZ9OYAD.SMALL.jpg spunk This instructable is about recycling an old men's suit into a clutch. This project is a nice way to give beloved but unused clothes a new purpose. You could use it to breath new life into an outgrown graduation suit - or make a clutch for your mother made of your fathers wedding suit...If you d...
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Sat, 28 Jun 2014 15:03:56 PDT
DIY Stump Stool http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Stump-Stool/
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Tue, 24 Jun 2014 11:09:48 PDT
Shrunken Sweater Backpack http://www.instructables.com/id/Shrunken-Sweater-Backpack/
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Fri, 11 Jan 2008 18:06:36 PST
Upcycled Pangolin Lantern http://www.instructables.com/id/Upcycled-Pangolin-Lamp/
Upcycled Pangolin Lantern - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLF/MRNT/I7YLKN4E/FLFMRNTI7YLKN4E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLF/MRNT/I7YLKN4E/FLFMRNTI7YLKN4E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLF/MRNT/I7YLKN4E/FLFMRNTI7YLKN4E.SMALL.jpg cathychen Learn how to make this modern, artistic, yet simple lantern from recyclables. The design can be resized to fit different materials and accommodate different light fixtures and looks wonderful in multiples as indoor/outdoor lanterns for special events such as weddings.This lamp is inspired by the hig...
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Fri, 6 Jun 2014 20:08:56 PDT
Bike Inner Tube Jewelry http://www.instructables.com/id/Bike-Inner-Tube-Jewelry/
Bike Inner Tube Jewelry - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYL/HDBC/HVFL85S5/FYLHDBCHVFL85S5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYL/HDBC/HVFL85S5/FYLHDBCHVFL85S5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYL/HDBC/HVFL85S5/FYLHDBCHVFL85S5.SMALL.jpg shazni Bike inner tubes used to be one of those useless items that just ends up in the trash. But now, thanks to people becoming aware of the environment and pollution it is one of the top recycled item. Up cycling inner tubes into bags and clothing accessories are some ideas. I love doing green projects ...
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Tue, 20 May 2014 19:57:52 PDT
DIY Recycled Paper Baskets http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycled-Paper-Basket/
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Tue, 6 May 2014 07:10:44 PDT
Recycled Personalized Cups http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Personalized-Cups/
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Mon, 5 May 2014 17:20:18 PDT
Kinky Knitting. http://www.instructables.com/id/Kinky-Knitting/
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Wed, 30 Apr 2014 06:45:54 PDT
Circuit Board Earrings http://www.instructables.com/id/Circuit-Board-Earrings/
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Sun, 27 Apr 2014 16:51:31 PDT
Make a choker from used guitar strings. http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-choker-from-used-guitar-strings/
Make a choker from used guitar strings. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8J/LFUQ/HUFW30KR/F8JLFUQHUFW30KR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8J/LFUQ/HUFW30KR/F8JLFUQHUFW30KR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8J/LFUQ/HUFW30KR/F8JLFUQHUFW30KR.SMALL.jpg lreale My friends and I save everything! When one friend suggested I could "do something" with her husbands used guitar strings, I took the challenge. Materials needed: Guitar string: Acoustic strings tend to be more flexible, but thinner electric also works. 20 and 26 gauge wire: I use regular hardw...
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Fri, 25 Apr 2014 22:01:43 PDT
Cardboard Cat House http://www.instructables.com/id/Cardboard-Cat-Bed/
Cardboard Cat House - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXO/4AO4/HUMTMIG0/FXO4AO4HUMTMIG0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXO/4AO4/HUMTMIG0/FXO4AO4HUMTMIG0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXO/4AO4/HUMTMIG0/FXO4AO4HUMTMIG0.SMALL.jpg lindarose92 A year ago I had the honor to be a Featured Author on this site. One of the questions I was asked in the interview was about the next big project I planned to make. My answer was "a bed for my cat". Actually, my idea was to recreate a cardboard cat bed I saw on the internet. I have multiple reasons ...
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Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:40:31 PDT
DIY Petticoat http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Petticoat/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F8E/G5YG/HJKBY5PY/F8EG5YGHJKBY5PY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8E/G5YG/HJKBY5PY/F8EG5YGHJKBY5PY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8E/G5YG/HJKBY5PY/F8EG5YGHJKBY5PY.SMALL.jpg Zabzab I made this petticoat out of an old t-shirt and some cheap netting. It was cheap to make, under 5euro. It is very puffy ^_^
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Fri, 26 Jul 2013 08:27:25 PDT
Zombie Hand Holder http://www.instructables.com/id/Zombie-Hand-Holder/
Zombie Hand Holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOL/BKNM/HIW8C0HO/FOLBKNMHIW8C0HO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOL/BKNM/HIW8C0HO/FOLBKNMHIW8C0HO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOL/BKNM/HIW8C0HO/FOLBKNMHIW8C0HO.SMALL.jpg lindarose92 Yesterday, later in the afternoon, I had this idea of a hand coming out of a wall that could be used to hold keys, jewelry or whatever you want. I thought this would have been perfect for the Zombie Contest but I realized that there was only one day left to enter! For some unknown reasons, ideas com...
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Mon, 8 Jul 2013 13:55:46 PDT
Recycled Map Bangle http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycled-Map-Bangle/
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Tue, 2 Jul 2013 21:30:40 PDT
Plastic Bags Crocheted into a Clutch http://www.instructables.com/id/Plastic-Bags-Crocheted-into-a-Clutch/
Plastic Bags Crocheted into a Clutch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9H/BWUY/HINMYGZ9/F9HBWUYHINMYGZ9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9H/BWUY/HINMYGZ9/F9HBWUYHINMYGZ9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9H/BWUY/HINMYGZ9/F9HBWUYHINMYGZ9.SMALL.jpg dancer31415 You will need: Plastic Bag String, or plain yarn (I used standard plastic bags. You can learn how to crochet with plastic bags here) Crochet Hook (I used size I. You can adjust as needed) Tapestry Needle (the super cheap, big plastic kind) Button (I used a cover-your-own so it would match) Scissors...
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Tue, 2 Jul 2013 16:48:49 PDT
Hanging Moss Garden http://www.instructables.com/id/Hanging-Moss-Garden/
Hanging Moss Garden - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F01/F28K/HGZOFJEE/F01F28KHGZOFJEE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F01/F28K/HGZOFJEE/F01F28KHGZOFJEE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F01/F28K/HGZOFJEE/F01F28KHGZOFJEE.SMALL.jpg kfeenstra How to make your own Hanging Moss Garden Bike Tire Rim Salvage yards and Scrap Metal yards are a good place to start! Chicken Wire Cut chicken wire to double the size of the bike rim, with 2-4 inches extra on the edges. Using wire cutters, snip a quarter of the way up the length of the chicken...
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Tue, 21 May 2013 21:44:30 PDT
parasitic planters http://www.instructables.com/id/parasitic-planters/
parasitic planters - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMA/UQNJ/HG85CZKG/FMAUQNJHG85CZKG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMA/UQNJ/HG85CZKG/FMAUQNJHG85CZKG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMA/UQNJ/HG85CZKG/FMAUQNJHG85CZKG.SMALL.jpg foobear When I bought my house, there was and still is a good deal of this invasive species established here called Japanese Knotweed.  It has an appearance like bamboo, but without much structural strength to it.   It's very prolific and tends to shade out other vegetation.  And it grows from a three inch ...
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Tue, 7 May 2013 18:50:35 PDT
free standing vertical planter http://www.instructables.com/id/free-standing-vertical-planter/
free standing vertical planter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHN/9M7D/HFSHV3I2/FHN9M7DHFSHV3I2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHN/9M7D/HFSHV3I2/FHN9M7DHFSHV3I2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHN/9M7D/HFSHV3I2/FHN9M7DHFSHV3I2.SMALL.jpg foobear Here's a way to grow plants vertically using limited space and water.   It also allows seedlings to get up high into the sunlight, outwitting the aggressive invasive species in the yard, if you have them like I do. You could make a flowering fence with these if you were so inclined. I got the init...
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Tue, 7 May 2013 18:04:31 PDT
Cheap DIY Rock Star Jewelry http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-DIY-Rock-Star-Jewelry/
Cheap DIY Rock Star Jewelry - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FT7/JTLQ/HFPTIXN2/FT7JTLQHFPTIXN2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT7/JTLQ/HFPTIXN2/FT7JTLQHFPTIXN2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT7/JTLQ/HFPTIXN2/FT7JTLQHFPTIXN2.SMALL.jpg shizy25 Don't these look amazing? I'm totally loving these rock aka biker jewelry....It jazzes up almost any clothing! And it's sooooo easy and cheap! cheap being the bottom line! :-) What's more??? You would be recycling...all those useless bike inner tube will sure love their new home of glory :-D  The o...
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Thu, 2 May 2013 05:25:41 PDT
How to make a mountain pillow http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-mountain-pillow/
How to make a mountain pillow - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHO/ZX4C/HFPTICES/FHOZX4CHFPTICES.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHO/ZX4C/HFPTICES/FHOZX4CHFPTICES.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHO/ZX4C/HFPTICES/FHOZX4CHFPTICES.SMALL.jpg elewis03 I made a mountain pillow the other day with things I found from the thrift shop. It was relatively easy and you can do it too! What you'll need + pattern cutting I used: a green pillow cases from the thrift store, one small (10" x 30" or so) white & textured piece of fabric I found at the thrift ...
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Tue, 30 Apr 2013 14:51:33 PDT
Creating Activated Carbon From Food Waste (CCC Carbon Method) http://www.instructables.com/id/Creating-Activated-Carbon-From-Food-Waste-CCC-Car/
Creating Activated Carbon From Food Waste (CCC Carbon Method) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F92/0TDZ/HFPTI911/F920TDZHFPTI911.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F92/0TDZ/HFPTI911/F920TDZHFPTI911.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F92/0TDZ/HFPTI911/F920TDZHFPTI911.SMALL.jpg nocureforcrazy For a full Youtube tutorial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dM1MMJJ3c08 Activated carbon is a porous substance derived from organic material (usually woody, fibrous stuff). The useful thing about activated carbon is that it can filter out contaminants from both water and air, which makes it an impo...
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Tue, 23 Apr 2013 20:29:40 PDT
Modular Water Jug Storage Bins http://www.instructables.com/id/Modular-Water-Jug-Storage-Bins/
Modular Water Jug Storage Bins - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKD/56FH/FC00OU1R/FKD56FHFC00OU1R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKD/56FH/FC00OU1R/FKD56FHFC00OU1R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKD/56FH/FC00OU1R/FKD56FHFC00OU1R.SMALL.jpg randofo Around here I have more odds and ends than I know what to do with. I used to keep it in piles strewn about our tiny apartment until my fed up girlfriend came up with a solution to make the room a little more organized. It basically involved drinking a lot of bottled water and using the jugs the wat...
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Tue, 29 Jan 2008 12:45:34 PST
Cardboard Waste Tower http://www.instructables.com/id/Cardboard-Waste-Tower/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F18/WS2E/HDXM7O41/F18WS2EHDXM7O41.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F18/WS2E/HDXM7O41/F18WS2EHDXM7O41.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F18/WS2E/HDXM7O41/F18WS2EHDXM7O41.SMALL.jpg dontstop1990 I made this when I moved into my dorm room at college and got fed up having such a messy trash and recycling situation. I designed something to elegantly separate trash from paper recycling and plastic/metal recycling. Having just moved to New York City, I was inspired by the efficiency of building ...
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Tue, 5 Mar 2013 16:29:14 PST
Recycled Crayons for Valentine's Day Kid's Craft http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycled-Crayons-for-Valentines-Day-Kids-Craft/
Recycled Crayons for Valentine's Day Kid's Craft - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FL6/KWXX/HCV9COTQ/FL6KWXXHCV9COTQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL6/KWXX/HCV9COTQ/FL6KWXXHCV9COTQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL6/KWXX/HCV9COTQ/FL6KWXXHCV9COTQ.SMALL.jpg BounceyBunny It is my 4-year-old daughter’s first year in preschool, which means it’s the first time she gets to hand out Valentine’s Day gifts. After a considerable amount of searching for suitable craft ideas (since that’s much more fun than buying something pre-made from the store), I came across this excelle...
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Mon, 11 Feb 2013 10:53:40 PST
Paper-Green a new way to recycle and plant http://www.instructables.com/id/Paper-Green-a-new-way-to-recycle-and-plant/
Paper-Green a new way to recycle and plant - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRH/TUKC/HCB8SXMM/FRHTUKCHCB8SXMM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRH/TUKC/HCB8SXMM/FRHTUKCHCB8SXMM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRH/TUKC/HCB8SXMM/FRHTUKCHCB8SXMM.SMALL.jpg pchalita This is as far as I know an original idea of planting medium that is has not been currently developed or under investigation. Therefore (and until someone probes me otherwise) I am the developer of the adaptation and the rights of this idea are for public use and development as far as the name "Pap...
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Fri, 25 Jan 2013 11:30:30 PST
Woven Star http://www.instructables.com/id/Woven-Star/
Woven Star - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOE/0DR8/HAWSI5FN/FOE0DR8HAWSI5FN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOE/0DR8/HAWSI5FN/FOE0DR8HAWSI5FN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOE/0DR8/HAWSI5FN/FOE0DR8HAWSI5FN.SMALL.jpg lindarose92 This star is very similar to the Christmas Star I posted some days ago and just like that one, it can be made with plastic bags or paper from magazines or newspapers...or anything you can think of! Take your piece of plastic (or paper) and divide it in at least 20 sections and cut them. I made t...
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Sat, 29 Dec 2012 05:54:45 PST
Paper Candle Holder http://www.instructables.com/id/Paper-Candle-Holder/
Paper Candle Holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHL/J90H/HAQ387O6/FHLJ90HHAQ387O6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHL/J90H/HAQ387O6/FHLJ90HHAQ387O6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHL/J90H/HAQ387O6/FHLJ90HHAQ387O6.SMALL.jpg lindarose92 These candle holders are all made with paper. I used newspapers but you can also use magazines or anything you want! This technique is very useful to create many things, from necklaces to bowls! You can use them as candle holders but they could also be pen holders...it all depends on you! :) Tak...
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Mon, 24 Dec 2012 15:53:12 PST
Tire to Ottoman and Table. http://www.instructables.com/id/Tier-to-Ottoman-and-Table/
Tire to Ottoman and Table. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9R/KINV/HAQ38M0V/F9RKINVHAQ38M0V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9R/KINV/HAQ38M0V/F9RKINVHAQ38M0V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9R/KINV/HAQ38M0V/F9RKINVHAQ38M0V.SMALL.jpg shazni My husbands car tire needed changing a couple of years back and the tires were still lying around...I saw  this on Instructables :-D and thought hmmm...there are possibilities :-) ...but i wanted it much simpler .. and I didn't want it to be obvious that it's a  tire. I wanted it to look sooooo good...
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Thu, 20 Dec 2012 10:39:29 PST
Christmas Star http://www.instructables.com/id/Christmas-Star/
Christmas Star - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Y/SIL6/HAQ38DO0/F8YSIL6HAQ38DO0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Y/SIL6/HAQ38DO0/F8YSIL6HAQ38DO0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Y/SIL6/HAQ38DO0/F8YSIL6HAQ38DO0.SMALL.jpg lindarose92 This is a very nice Christmas ornament that I tried to make with plastic from a plastic bag, but you can also make it with paper (from books or newspapers, for example) or whatever you want! :) It's very easy to make and the result is really, really nice! PS: this is my first "step-by-step" and as ...
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Wed, 19 Dec 2012 13:25:22 PST
Recycled Wood Pallets Thanksgiving Turkey Decoration http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycled-Wood-Pallets-Thanksgiving-Turkey-Decorati/
Recycled Wood Pallets Thanksgiving Turkey Decoration - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMO/AUCC/H9G0SMGS/FMOAUCCH9G0SMGS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMO/AUCC/H9G0SMGS/FMOAUCCH9G0SMGS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMO/AUCC/H9G0SMGS/FMOAUCCH9G0SMGS.SMALL.jpg sarahppeters With a little bit of ingenuity and a old wood pallet, we were able to make a cute and rustic looking turkey to decorate our front yards with! Find a Wood Pallet If you drive around any "industrial" part of town, you're about 100% likely to find a pallet by a dumpster. Craigslist usually has someb...
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Mon, 19 Nov 2012 08:40:25 PST
Newspaper Weave 2 - Rack, Rustic Basket, Pencil Holder http://www.instructables.com/id/Newspaper-Weave-2-Rack-Rustic-Basket-Pencil-Ho/
Newspaper Weave 2 - Rack, Rustic Basket, Pencil Holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRZ/KZF1/H994IK6T/FRZKZF1H994IK6T.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRZ/KZF1/H994IK6T/FRZKZF1H994IK6T.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRZ/KZF1/H994IK6T/FRZKZF1H994IK6T.SMALL.jpg shazni Here is my 2nd tutorial on newspaper weave. :-) ...here Ii would show you the single , double ,and twist weave. I should have started with the pencil holder ( or vase ...if you stick a jam bottle inside!) in the first tutorial...as it's very simple and is a great beginners project and is great for s...
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Mon, 12 Nov 2012 10:20:55 PST
Newspaper Vase- Twist Weave http://www.instructables.com/id/Newspaper-Vase-Twist-Weave/
Newspaper Vase- Twist Weave - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJD/UEE6/H82UEF0O/FJDUEE6H82UEF0O.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJD/UEE6/H82UEF0O/FJDUEE6H82UEF0O.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJD/UEE6/H82UEF0O/FJDUEE6H82UEF0O.SMALL.jpg shazni Back here in Sri Lanka we encourage young girls with no income or education or orphans to start small business at home while looking after their kids. One of the ways we have found is newspaper weaving...it's cheap and very versatile. It's the same as basket weaving...only cheaper as we use newspape...
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Wed, 10 Oct 2012 07:26:31 PDT
Vinyl LP Butterfly http://www.instructables.com/id/Vinyl-LP-Butterfly/
Vinyl LP Butterfly - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FY5/ODFG/H71GLP9B/FY5ODFGH71GLP9B.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY5/ODFG/H71GLP9B/FY5ODFGH71GLP9B.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY5/ODFG/H71GLP9B/FY5ODFGH71GLP9B.SMALL.jpg pudtiny After a lot of web searching I could not find satisfactory instruction on cutting vinyl records for art. They are various suggestion scroll saw, band saw. dremel etc. but these l felt all left a rough or melted edge. I tried contacting Paul Villinski (http://www.paulvillinski.com) as he produces som...
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Thu, 13 Sep 2012 03:50:07 PDT
Shopping bag from plastic shopping bags http://www.instructables.com/id/Shopping-bag-from-plastic-shopping-bags/
Shopping bag from plastic shopping bags - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FU3/A9JL/H5405XWN/FU3A9JLH5405XWN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU3/A9JL/H5405XWN/FU3A9JLH5405XWN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU3/A9JL/H5405XWN/FU3A9JLH5405XWN.SMALL.jpg dezine Just finished my new plastic shopping bag made from old plastic shopping bags! I recently posted a project on my website (Home-Dzine.co.za) using my DIY super-large crochet hook and the whole idea behind designing the hook was to be able to make a shopping bag with plastic bags. Well, it's done and ...
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Fri, 27 Jul 2012 08:24:35 PDT