Instructables: exploring - living - recycling http://www.instructables.com Mon, 21 Apr 2014 06:50:44 PDT BLOX v1.01 Cardboard Cat Bed http://www.instructables.com/id/Cardboard-Cat-Bed/
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Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:40:31 PDT
Smart Recycling: Reading Glass + Safety Glass = Durable Dual Purpose Eye Glass. I finished it up at TechShop. http://www.instructables.com/id/Smart-Recycling-Reading-Glass-Safety-Glass-Durable/
Smart Recycling: Reading Glass + Safety Glass = Durable Dual Purpose Eye Glass. I finished it up at TechShop. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1O/YBN3/HT5YKR04/F1OYBN3HT5YKR04.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1O/YBN3/HT5YKR04/F1OYBN3HT5YKR04.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1O/YBN3/HT5YKR04/F1OYBN3HT5YKR04.SMALL.jpg John_TS_DTW Background:       For years, I kept replacing my reading glasses not because my vision changes too frequently.  Irregardless of the purchased cost of reading glasses, they all are relatively flimsy.  They break instantly if they drop off the ground, got squeezed in our pockets, or under the pillow. ...
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Mon, 24 Mar 2014 14:29:35 PDT
Old Mattress Box Spring Repurposed for Out of the way Shop Ceiling Storage http://www.instructables.com/id/Old-Mattress-Box-Spring-Repurposed-for-Out-of-the-/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FNK/1Y9D/HT17WDQV/FNK1Y9DHT17WDQV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNK/1Y9D/HT17WDQV/FNK1Y9DHT17WDQV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNK/1Y9D/HT17WDQV/FNK1Y9DHT17WDQV.SMALL.jpg tomaschurizoe Dumping a mattress or box spring in the landfill: -$30.00 each If you dont live near a facility that recycles them for free well then you dont have many options. I decided to tear the cover off my old box spring and see if there was enough metal inside worth recycling. I bolted my old box spring to ...
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Fri, 21 Mar 2014 02:37:35 PDT
Fix for tangling embroidery thread http://www.instructables.com/id/Fix-for-tangling-embroidery-thread/
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Mon, 17 Mar 2014 13:22:06 PDT
T-Shirt Recon: Pet Bed http://www.instructables.com/id/T-Shirt-Recon-Pet-Bed/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F0B/2AXH/HSUEM9MI/F0B2AXHHSUEM9MI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0B/2AXH/HSUEM9MI/F0B2AXHHSUEM9MI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0B/2AXH/HSUEM9MI/F0B2AXHHSUEM9MI.SMALL.jpg Zabzab Hi guys, in today's video I will show you how to turn some old t-shirts into a bed for your favorite pet. My cat Bulmers loves these beds, she s got a few of them around the house.
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Sun, 16 Mar 2014 14:19:27 PDT
MaMa Mia! Plant Pie! http://www.instructables.com/id/MaMa-Mia-Plant-Pie/
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Mon, 10 Mar 2014 14:33:15 PDT
Waterproof Stencils http://www.instructables.com/id/Waterproof-Stencils/
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Sun, 9 Mar 2014 16:06:37 PDT
Paper Bag Folder Bag http://www.instructables.com/id/Paper-Bag-Folder-Bag/
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Mon, 13 Jan 2014 16:14:03 PST
DIY Wall-decor with recycled Newspaper http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Wall-decor-with-recycled-Newspaper/
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Mon, 6 Jan 2014 09:52:58 PST
How to make a mosaic frame with old CDs!! Recycling DIY! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-mosaic-frame-with-old-CDs-Recycling-/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FBI/D1JP/HPFZRQUU/FBID1JPHPFZRQUU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBI/D1JP/HPFZRQUU/FBID1JPHPFZRQUU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBI/D1JP/HPFZRQUU/FBID1JPHPFZRQUU.SMALL.jpg DIYlover89 Do you want to spice up your room? Do you have broken CDs that you want to use in some crafty projects? In this video I show you how to make a cute mosaic frame recycling old CDs. It's very easy and you don't need a lot of materials. Just: -A piece of cardboard -A piece or fel or fabric -A CD that...
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Sat, 21 Dec 2013 15:38:48 PST
Use an Old Wetsuit to Make a Beer Coozie http://www.instructables.com/id/Use-an-Old-Wetsuit-to-Make-a-Beer-Coozie/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FLA/ZO9S/HOVU9UZG/FLAZO9SHOVU9UZG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLA/ZO9S/HOVU9UZG/FLAZO9SHOVU9UZG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLA/ZO9S/HOVU9UZG/FLAZO9SHOVU9UZG.SMALL.jpg techshopzack This is a quick and easy way to make a beer coozie out of an old wetsuit. Courtesy of: http://www.techshop.ws http://www.meetup.com/SF-Surf-Science/ Needed: An old wetsuit Very sharp scissors (I used fabric scissors) Sharpie A sheet of paper Aquseal (or other neoprene repair contact cement) Beer/S...
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Sat, 7 Dec 2013 14:28:02 PST
chain style curtain holders (buttoned) recycled http://www.instructables.com/id/chain-style-curtain-holders-buttoned-recycled/
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Fri, 29 Nov 2013 03:50:28 PST
The Ghetto Chair http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Ghetto-Chair/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FL4/02FW/GKLJ5XQ7/FL402FWGKLJ5XQ7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL4/02FW/GKLJ5XQ7/FL402FWGKLJ5XQ7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL4/02FW/GKLJ5XQ7/FL402FWGKLJ5XQ7.SMALL.jpg MrShambles A completely free and environmentally friendly chair made from corrugated card-board. The chair is surprisingly strong, holding 100kg with ease. Simply get some boxes from your local supermarket loading depot, zip-tie them together to form a long strip. Then roll up the strip and tie together ti...
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Wed, 20 Nov 2013 13:11:47 PST
Colourful Earrings http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Colourful-Earrings/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FGQ/NB1W/HNM4AL42/FGQNB1WHNM4AL42.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGQ/NB1W/HNM4AL42/FGQNB1WHNM4AL42.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGQ/NB1W/HNM4AL42/FGQNB1WHNM4AL42.SMALL.jpg La Kukita YOU NEED: colourful jewellery stones, ear pendant, wires, pliers Made with Love by La Kukita www.lakukita.wordpress.com
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Fri, 8 Nov 2013 07:52:24 PST
Cute and Simple Sock Toy for Dogs http://www.instructables.com/id/Cute-and-Simple-Sock-Toy-for-Dogs/
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Tue, 22 Oct 2013 20:51:54 PDT
masynmachien's workshops http://www.instructables.com/id/masynmachiens-workshops/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F17/1TP6/HLY7C770/F171TP6HLY7C770.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F17/1TP6/HLY7C770/F171TP6HLY7C770.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F17/1TP6/HLY7C770/F171TP6HLY7C770.SMALL.jpg masynmachien For English, see below................................... Omdat mensen soms vragen wat voor ateliers ik geef, heb ik hier een verzameling gemaakt van mijn Instructables over workshops. Voor een aantal oudere projecten zie ook: http://users.telenet.be/masynmachi...
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Tue, 24 Sep 2013 10:05:37 PDT
How To Make Compost http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-Compost/
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Sat, 17 Aug 2013 03:51:23 PDT
Dress from plastic bags http://www.instructables.com/id/Dress-from-plastic-bags/
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Wed, 14 Aug 2013 10:59:49 PDT
Recycling Bin sort and recycle your garbage http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycling-Bin-sort-and-recycle-your-garbage/
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Sun, 11 Aug 2013 19:19:41 PDT
Compost http://www.instructables.com/id/Compost-5/
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Thu, 1 Aug 2013 09:04:48 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
How to Make Recycled Pop Can Trays! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Recycled-Pop-Can-Trays/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F28/O3TJ/HJ1XP46P/F28O3TJHJ1XP46P.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F28/O3TJ/HJ1XP46P/F28O3TJHJ1XP46P.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F28/O3TJ/HJ1XP46P/F28O3TJHJ1XP46P.SMALL.jpg TCGames In this tutorial I will show you how to turn regular pop cans into usable trays! Warning: Be very careful when handling the pop cans. You will be dealing with sharp edges so using gloves is highly recommended. Also dispose of the cans very carefully so as to not hurt anyone else. All you will need...
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Fri, 12 Jul 2013 15:28:48 PDT
Circle of life - Compost http://www.instructables.com/id/Circle-of-life-Compost/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FN6/M8PL/HJ1GO3U5/FN6M8PLHJ1GO3U5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN6/M8PL/HJ1GO3U5/FN6M8PLHJ1GO3U5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN6/M8PL/HJ1GO3U5/FN6M8PLHJ1GO3U5.SMALL.jpg nadialtbr Compost is a key element of gardening. Think of gardening as circle, you grow the food, you eat the food and you return the scraps to the soil  to feed next year's plantings. I keep a bowl in my kitchen counter, every time I peel a veggie or crack an egg I throw the refuse in the bowl. I do not add...
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Fri, 12 Jul 2013 12:30:22 PDT
Zombie Hand Holder http://www.instructables.com/id/Zombie-Hand-Holder/
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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/
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Tue, 2 Jul 2013 16:48:49 PDT
How to Crochet with Plastic Bags http://www.instructables.com/id/What-you-Need-3/
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Tue, 2 Jul 2013 16:36:08 PDT
warm blanket from old pullovers http://www.instructables.com/id/warm-blanket-from-old-pullovers/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FC0/22MS/HH2VU42F/FC022MSHH2VU42F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC0/22MS/HH2VU42F/FC022MSHH2VU42F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC0/22MS/HH2VU42F/FC022MSHH2VU42F.SMALL.jpg lalakenne This blanket I sewed from old woollen pullovers and a fleeceblanket on the backside - it's super warm and cosy! As my sister is always cold, I wanted to make a warm blanket as a present to her. But as I'm too lazy to knit all the squares by myself, I cut them out from old pullovers, sewed them toge...
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Thu, 30 May 2013 05:48:48 PDT
Hanging Moss Garden http://www.instructables.com/id/Hanging-Moss-Garden/
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Tue, 21 May 2013 21:44:30 PDT
parasitic planters http://www.instructables.com/id/parasitic-planters/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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By: nocureforcrazy

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Tue, 23 Apr 2013 20:29:40 PDT
Lego like Head with popcorn box http://www.instructables.com/id/Lego-like-Head-with-popcorn-box/
Lego like Head with popcorn box - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6J/KRK9/HF244HV4/F6JKRK9HF244HV4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6J/KRK9/HF244HV4/F6JKRK9HF244HV4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6J/KRK9/HF244HV4/F6JKRK9HF244HV4.SMALL.jpg lpxav I bought yesterday a popcorn box and it cost me a packet! I was gutted but hopefully, the popcorn was good ! So I decided to recycle this huge empty popcorn box to a lego like head with few paint and old black tights. Nothing more :) Let's see steps - The original popcorn box I paid 10$ for th...
By: lpxav

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Mon, 22 Apr 2013 04:38:11 PDT
Card weaving - how to make your own cards from recycled materials http://www.instructables.com/id/Card-weaving-how-to-make-your-own-cards-from-rec/
Card weaving - how to make your own cards from recycled materials - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIV/4U6A/HFBK9ZX4/FIV4U6AHFBK9ZX4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIV/4U6A/HFBK9ZX4/FIV4U6AHFBK9ZX4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIV/4U6A/HFBK9ZX4/FIV4U6AHFBK9ZX4.SMALL.jpg tldudenhoeffer I'm a spinner and a weaver. I especially love weaving with my own handspun yarns. A dear friend of mine, Sue Woods, traded me a pile of weaving books for my pile of stained glass and supplies a few years ago. I started reading through them all last November when I came across the book, "The Weaving,...
By: tldudenhoeffer

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Wed, 10 Apr 2013 09:24:28 PDT
How to make glue from recycled expanded polystyrene (styrofoam) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-glue-from-recycled-expanded-polystyren/
How to make glue from recycled expanded polystyrene (styrofoam) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3T/55S4/HEI41FCM/F3T55S4HEI41FCM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3T/55S4/HEI41FCM/F3T55S4HEI41FCM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3T/55S4/HEI41FCM/F3T55S4HEI41FCM.SMALL.jpg plateswithsirtan Discarded polystyrene does not biodegrade for hundreds of years and is resistant to photolysis, thus finding ways to recycle it would be helpful minimizing the damage caused by this material. By turning styro into a well-functioning glue using a few simple materials and following a few easy steps, ...
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Wed, 20 Mar 2013 10:48:30 PDT
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
Tin can pots for herbs http://www.instructables.com/id/tin-can-pots-for-herbs/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F55/XY9R/HD4VG6IO/F55XY9RHD4VG6IO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F55/XY9R/HD4VG6IO/F55XY9RHD4VG6IO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F55/XY9R/HD4VG6IO/F55XY9RHD4VG6IO.SMALL.jpg zani87 This is a quite easy and cheap project that I made for my sister's birthday. Materials you need:  - empty tin cans  - cardboard or a thicker paper (I used a cereal box)  - acrylic paint (color of your choice)  - black and white acrylic paint  - hot glue/super glue  - lace ribbon  - rubber bands  - ...
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Mon, 25 Feb 2013 14:55:04 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
How to Make Fanny the Flyswatter: An Introduction to Junk Puppetry http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Fanny-the-Flyswatter-An-Introduction-/
How to Make Fanny the Flyswatter: An Introduction to Junk Puppetry - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIO/DGQO/HCV97WIR/FIODGQOHCV97WIR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIO/DGQO/HCV97WIR/FIODGQOHCV97WIR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIO/DGQO/HCV97WIR/FIODGQOHCV97WIR.SMALL.jpg twinkleshine Junk puppetry is simply scrounging through all your "junk" at home and finding interesting objects to make puppets with. This process is also known as found object puppetry. In this tutorial you will learn how to make Fanny the Flyswatter, a junk puppet. Step One: Gather Your Junk Gather up any ...
By: twinkleshine

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Fri, 8 Feb 2013 16:20:03 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 Bowl http://www.instructables.com/id/Paper-Bowl/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FIK/9TD1/HAWSHQ72/FIK9TD1HAWSHQ72.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIK/9TD1/HAWSHQ72/FIK9TD1HAWSHQ72.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIK/9TD1/HAWSHQ72/FIK9TD1HAWSHQ72.SMALL.jpg lindarose92 These bowls and pen holder are made with the same technique I used for this project: Paper Candle Holder. Once you know how to make rolls with paper, you can create whatever you want with them! I believe this is a great way to upcycle newspapers and magazines that you don't need anymore :)
By: lindarose92

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Wed, 26 Dec 2012 11:42:21 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...
By: lindarose92

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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
red-neck Astromech (R2D2 thing) http://www.instructables.com/id/red-neck-Astromech-R2D2-thing/
red-neck Astromech (R2D2 thing) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMI/D701/HAE69ELF/FMID701HAE69ELF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMI/D701/HAE69ELF/FMID701HAE69ELF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMI/D701/HAE69ELF/FMID701HAE69ELF.SMALL.jpg Redneck Timelord Here is an astromech I created using Duct tape and recycled Styrofoam.  Tools needed are a straight edge (ruler), utility knife (for cutting), Duct tape (use the good stuff it comes in many colors).  Course file and sand paper (smoothing the edges), some sort of plans to help get all the right piece...
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Thu, 6 Dec 2012 16:53:32 PST
Modular Abode Embellishment Device http://www.instructables.com/id/Modular-Abode-Embellishment-Device/
Modular Abode Embellishment Device - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9M/JONY/HA4MKEKW/F9MJONYHA4MKEKW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9M/JONY/HA4MKEKW/F9MJONYHA4MKEKW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9M/JONY/HA4MKEKW/F9MJONYHA4MKEKW.SMALL.jpg gordio286 This is a simple upcycling decoration! Never waste toilet paper or gift wrap tubes again! Makes a great gift for a grandma who likes homemade stuff. Also, if you make a bunch, I'm sure they would look really cool on your wall. Thanks for reading! Materials • Empty gift wrap tube • White electric ...
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Sun, 2 Dec 2012 18:31:12 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...
By: sarahppeters

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Mon, 19 Nov 2012 08:40:25 PST