Instructables: exploring - living - reuse - featured http://www.instructables.com Sun, 1 Mar 2015 23:47:10 PST BLOX v1.01 Office Chair → Laptop Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Office-Chair-Laptop-Stand/
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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:28:00 PST
Suitcase Cabinet http://www.instructables.com/id/Suitcase-Cabinet/
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Wed, 25 Feb 2015 20:53:43 PST
Dependant-Pendant (silhouette charm) http://www.instructables.com/id/Dependant-Pendant-silhouette-charm/
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Tue, 10 Feb 2015 11:27:00 PST
Laptop Stand with Hidden Organizer http://www.instructables.com/id/Laptop-Stand-with-Hidden-Organizer/
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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/
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Mon, 2 Feb 2015 12:23:09 PST
New life to old toys through magnetism http://www.instructables.com/id/New-life-to-old-toys-through-magnetism/
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Wed, 28 Jan 2015 02:14:27 PST
Eat Locally, Save Energy - A How-to Guide http://www.instructables.com/id/Eat-Locally-Save-Energy-A-How-to-Guide/
Eat Locally, Save Energy - A How-to Guide - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ4/S1NZ/I5BLSMUP/FZ4S1NZI5BLSMUP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ4/S1NZ/I5BLSMUP/FZ4S1NZI5BLSMUP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ4/S1NZ/I5BLSMUP/FZ4S1NZI5BLSMUP.SMALL.jpg Rhonda Chase Design My Environmental BlogAbout 5 years ago I made a commitment to myself that I would do something about the environmental issues I care about. With work and two young kids, I didn't have a lot of bandwidth, but I had determination. I decided to do research and write a blog (the link is above). My idea ...
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Sat, 24 Jan 2015 14:57:14 PST
Turn Your Can into a Drinking Can (Glass) http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-Your-Can-into-a-Drinking-Can-Glass/
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Thu, 15 Jan 2015 17:50:50 PST
No Sew Fabric Wall Pocket http://www.instructables.com/id/No-Sew-Fabric-Wall-Pocket/
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Wed, 14 Jan 2015 22:36:17 PST
Upcycled Paper Heart Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Upcycled-Paper-Heart-Box/
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Mon, 12 Jan 2015 08:37:11 PST
Salvaged Cork Trivet/Pinboard http://www.instructables.com/id/Salvaged-Cork-TrivetPinboard/
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Thu, 8 Jan 2015 13:50:58 PST
Jam Jar Piggy Bank http://www.instructables.com/id/Jam-Jar-Piggy-Bank/
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Mon, 5 Jan 2015 17:50:09 PST
Cardboard box birds http://www.instructables.com/id/Cardboard-box-birds/
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Tue, 30 Dec 2014 13:48:18 PST
Reusable Gift Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Reusable-Gift-Box/
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Thu, 25 Dec 2014 02:33:50 PST
Mini Terrariums http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-Terrariums/
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Mon, 22 Dec 2014 01:19:03 PST
Radiographic Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Radiographic-Lamp/
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Sun, 21 Dec 2014 04:48:33 PST
Ultimate Robo-Planter (with light and detachable anti-spill module) http://www.instructables.com/id/Ultimate-Robo-Planter-with-light-and-detachable-an/
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Sat, 20 Dec 2014 07:50:28 PST
grocery bag pendant lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/grocery-bag-pendant-lamp/
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Thu, 11 Dec 2014 16:30:22 PST
Jam Jar Night Light (Castle) http://www.instructables.com/id/Jam-Jar-Night-Light-Castle/
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Wed, 10 Dec 2014 07:56:18 PST
How to make a tennisball-hook! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-tennisball-hook/
How to make a tennisball-hook! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTT/6MH7/I34DZH1I/FTT6MH7I34DZH1I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTT/6MH7/I34DZH1I/FTT6MH7I34DZH1I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTT/6MH7/I34DZH1I/FTT6MH7I34DZH1I.SMALL.jpg ishiyasu This project is Upcycling. Reuse the tennis-ball to the wall hook. This hook is very cute(?)! This face looks like "OKAME". The Old Tennis-Ball Prepare the old tennis ball. Draw a Face Draw a face on the tennis ball! Cut The Part Of a Mouth Cut the part of a mouth with the use of a utility...
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Mon, 1 Dec 2014 03:02:46 PST
Makedo Cardboard Christmas tree http://www.instructables.com/id/Makedo-Christmas-tree/
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Tue, 29 Nov 2011 19:37:23 PST
Doghouse Beach House DIY - Using Recycled/Repurposed Materials http://www.instructables.com/id/Doghouse-Beach-House-DIY-Using-RecycledRepurposed-/
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Sun, 9 Nov 2014 07:01:00 PST
"Jeweled" Dog Collar from an Old Belt http://www.instructables.com/id/Jeweled-Dog-Collar-from-an-Old-Belt/
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Tue, 14 Oct 2014 13:51:37 PDT
Canvas bag to Maker apron! http://www.instructables.com/id/Canvas-bag-to-Maker-apron/
Canvas bag to Maker apron! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGM/E5Q7/I1XELJG1/FGME5Q7I1XELJG1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGM/E5Q7/I1XELJG1/FGME5Q7I1XELJG1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGM/E5Q7/I1XELJG1/FGME5Q7I1XELJG1.SMALL.jpg sweeezn Learn how to make a MakerCon maker's apron . . . for making!If you're like me, you already have an overloaded pile of reusable bags. So when you get a free one, should you just add it to the pile? No, make an apron! Ready your weapons You will need:• reusable bag• seamripper• fabric scissors• hom...
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Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:21:28 PDT
DIY Dash Camera for under $20 http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Dash-Camera-for-under-20/
DIY Dash Camera for under $20 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRW/RV88/I1OU43VE/FRWRV88I1OU43VE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRW/RV88/I1OU43VE/FRWRV88I1OU43VE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRW/RV88/I1OU43VE/FRWRV88I1OU43VE.SMALL.jpg Matt2 Silver In this instructable I'll be showing you how to turn an old video capable smartphone and some random, easily acquired odds and ends into a high quality, multi-function dash mounted car video recorder, or Dash Cam. This is an awesome project that allows you to capture some of the amazing things you ...
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Sun, 26 Oct 2014 08:41:36 PDT
Gift Card Envelope http://www.instructables.com/id/Gift-Card-Envelope/
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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:08:10 PDT
Refill and Refresh Vintage Compact http://www.instructables.com/id/Refill-and-Refresh-Vintage-Compact/
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Wed, 15 Oct 2014 13:13:46 PDT
Make a Mason Jar Soap Dispenser http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Mason-Jar-Soap-Dispenser/
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Tue, 14 Oct 2014 15:55:37 PDT
How to refurbish old leather belts or make one from scratch http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-reuse-old-leather-belts-or-make-one-from-sc/
How to refurbish old leather belts or make one from scratch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8M/PP0R/I155W6SX/F8MPP0RI155W6SX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8M/PP0R/I155W6SX/F8MPP0RI155W6SX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8M/PP0R/I155W6SX/F8MPP0RI155W6SX.SMALL.jpg RJM2001 This instructable is about upgrading your old leather belt and making your own belt from one piece of leather.So with no more to say go to the next step and get what you and get making :-) What you will need first things first you will need the following items.1: A belt with a nice buckle (it dos...
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Sat, 11 Oct 2014 02:45:25 PDT
Envelope - New From Old http://www.instructables.com/id/Envelope-New-From-Old/
Envelope - New From Old - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPQ/DABY/I0TV85IS/FPQDABYI0TV85IS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPQ/DABY/I0TV85IS/FPQDABYI0TV85IS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPQ/DABY/I0TV85IS/FPQDABYI0TV85IS.SMALL.jpg Hinkiepunk This 'ible will show you how to make a brand new envelope without any traces of the previous address or stamp/s. The whole project takes about 5 mins to make! Feel free to vote in the contests! You Will Need - a pair of scissors- a used large format envelope- a ruler (or a guillotine)- an envelop...
By: Hinkiepunk

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Sat, 4 Oct 2014 05:34:12 PDT
Nice Smelling Hybrid Indoor Compost Bin and Planter http://www.instructables.com/id/Nice-Smelling-Hybrid-Indoor-Compost-Bin-and-Plante/
Nice Smelling Hybrid Indoor Compost Bin and Planter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCC/M26B/I0C900ZQ/FCCM26BI0C900ZQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCC/M26B/I0C900ZQ/FCCM26BI0C900ZQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCC/M26B/I0C900ZQ/FCCM26BI0C900ZQ.SMALL.jpg 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...
By: danja.mewes

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 20:25:27 PDT
Bike rim bottle opener http://www.instructables.com/id/Bike-rim-bottle-opener/
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By: PlayBikePolo

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Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:08:44 PDT
DIY Lipstick Organizer http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Lipstick-Organizer/
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By: Stephyyisms

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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 21:31:41 PDT
Upcycled Soda Bottle Zippered Pencil Case! http://www.instructables.com/id/Upcycled-Soda-Bottle-Zippered-Pencil-Case/
Upcycled Soda Bottle Zippered Pencil Case! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIR/YLD6/I03OCCJ8/FIRYLD6I03OCCJ8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIR/YLD6/I03OCCJ8/FIRYLD6I03OCCJ8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIR/YLD6/I03OCCJ8/FIRYLD6I03OCCJ8.SMALL.jpg doodlecraft Upcycled Soda Bottle Zippered Pencil Case!Make a statement with this fabulous Zippered pencil case...made from recycled soda/water bottles!I used mine for schools supplies...but this could work for anything! Add straps and make it a bag...fill with homemade lunch, Fill with small gifts and candy fo...
By: doodlecraft

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Mon, 15 Sep 2014 06:13:45 PDT
DIY Heated Slippers http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Heated-Slippers/
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By: LionelTheElephant

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Fri, 12 Sep 2014 15:31:00 PDT
Yoda Purse - Upcycled It Is http://www.instructables.com/id/Yoda-Purse-Upcycled-It-Is/
Yoda Purse - Upcycled It Is - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH1/Y76U/HZV3SQOM/FH1Y76UHZV3SQOM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH1/Y76U/HZV3SQOM/FH1Y76UHZV3SQOM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH1/Y76U/HZV3SQOM/FH1Y76UHZV3SQOM.SMALL.jpg DeandrasCrafts Can you hear Yoda now?I hear him saying "Upcycle you will. The planet you will save."One of the things I do for fun is to go to flea markets. I purchased a $5 (labeled) Fossil purse (green leather) with the intent of drawing Yoda on it. As I continued to walk around the flea market, I was amazed t...
By: DeandrasCrafts

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Wed, 10 Sep 2014 07:59:10 PDT
Buckle Necklace http://www.instructables.com/id/Buckle-Necklace/
Buckle Necklace - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FX6/MXXQ/HZV3PQD9/FX6MXXQHZV3PQD9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX6/MXXQ/HZV3PQD9/FX6MXXQHZV3PQD9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX6/MXXQ/HZV3PQD9/FX6MXXQHZV3PQD9.SMALL.jpg LD_P This is a great way of recycling a pretty buckle from an old belt into a gorgeous statement necklace - very simple to make, yet a beautiful piece of jewellery. Remove prong Start by using pliers to remove the prong of the buckle, leaving just the outer part. Add jump rings Add jump rings along...
By: LD_P

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Tue, 9 Sep 2014 11:01:34 PDT
Sweater Shoes (Upcycled) http://www.instructables.com/id/Sweater-Shoes-Upcycled/
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By: PaleoPunk

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Tue, 9 Sep 2014 17:07:18 PDT
Chicken Wire an Old Window http://www.instructables.com/id/Chicken-Wire-an-Old-Window/
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By: herbmac

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Sun, 7 Sep 2014 17:36:57 PDT
Plastic bottle mug http://www.instructables.com/id/Plastic-bottle-mug/
Plastic bottle mug - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FU4/1FJQ/HZFDXLSM/FU41FJQHZFDXLSM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU4/1FJQ/HZFDXLSM/FU41FJQHZFDXLSM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU4/1FJQ/HZFDXLSM/FU41FJQHZFDXLSM.SMALL.jpg videoonoff We keep producing plastic bottles everyday in our life. Random disposal of those bottles may lead to potential pollution to our environment. Here, we introduce a simple way of reusing plastic bottles, to make it mug, plastic cup.
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Sat, 30 Aug 2014 09:55:33 PDT
Doctor Who Clock http://www.instructables.com/id/Doctor-Who-Clock/
Doctor Who Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCR/YYWG/HZ6T7EZM/FCRYYWGHZ6T7EZM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCR/YYWG/HZ6T7EZM/FCRYYWGHZ6T7EZM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCR/YYWG/HZ6T7EZM/FCRYYWGHZ6T7EZM.SMALL.jpg tutdude98 I am waiting for the season 8 and since i have some free time i made this dw clock from old barbie clock that i have foundI dont really have time so this instructable will be short Sorrry for that You will need -Pc or tablet with otg cable-Clock-Printer-Paper or adhesive paper-Screwdriver-Spray p...
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Sat, 23 Aug 2014 12:39:42 PDT
Nespresso Bluebells http://www.instructables.com/id/Nespresso-Bluebells/
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By: peskychloe

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Fri, 15 Aug 2014 07:17:36 PDT
Balancing Bottle Bird http://www.instructables.com/id/Balancing-Bottle-Bird/
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By: Ruud van Koningsbrugge

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Wed, 13 Aug 2014 10:33:45 PDT
Reuse the whole thing: Glass bottles http://www.instructables.com/id/Reuse-the-whole-thing-Glass-bottles/
Reuse the whole thing: Glass bottles - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2I/UIR4/HYR3ARCB/F2IUIR4HYR3ARCB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2I/UIR4/HYR3ARCB/F2IUIR4HYR3ARCB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2I/UIR4/HYR3ARCB/F2IUIR4HYR3ARCB.SMALL.jpg Raitis This is the first part of series (hopefully) of Instructables where I will show how to upcycle things to the maximum. I'm going to start with something simple - a glass bottle.Probably many of us have tried making a glass from a wine bottle and threw out the left over part of the bottle. I was doing...
By: Raitis

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Tue, 12 Aug 2014 04:20:25 PDT
HomeMade Modern DIY Baseball Bat Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/HomeMade-Modern-DIY-Baseball-Bat-Lamp/
HomeMade Modern DIY Baseball Bat Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F64/DGWH/HYLDJOP1/F64DGWHHYLDJOP1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F64/DGWH/HYLDJOP1/F64DGWHHYLDJOP1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F64/DGWH/HYLDJOP1/F64DGWHHYLDJOP1.SMALL.jpg homemademodern Recycle aluminum baseball bats by making them into modern pendant lamps. This is an easy project that creates an impressive result. Supplies + Tools Metal Baseball Bat Available at a Thrift Store or eBay I bought a bunch of aluminum baseball bats on eBay for about $4 a bat – this is a great price...
By: homemademodern

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Fri, 8 Aug 2014 09:38:16 PDT
Trash to Artistic Treasure with House Paint! http://www.instructables.com/id/Trash-to-Artistic-Treasure-with-House-Paint/
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By: paleogirl

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Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:24:00 PDT
Reforming Soap Scraps http://www.instructables.com/id/Reforming-Soap-Scraps/
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Sun, 15 Apr 2012 09:59:18 PDT
Backyard Campfire = THE BACKFIRE http://www.instructables.com/id/Backyard-Campfire-THE-BACKFIRE/
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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 15:06:51 PDT
All-Purpose Organizer http://www.instructables.com/id/All-Purpose-Organizer/
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By: Jessie Marie

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Sun, 13 Jul 2014 18:52:04 PDT
Build a License Plate Birdhouse http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-License-Plate-Birdhouse/
Build a License Plate Birdhouse - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH8/UYH8/HXIKASMH/FH8UYH8HXIKASMH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH8/UYH8/HXIKASMH/FH8UYH8HXIKASMH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH8/UYH8/HXIKASMH/FH8UYH8HXIKASMH.SMALL.jpg mazzmn Here's a cool way to re-purpose old license plates, create a decorative and useful home for our little birdie friends. This house only requires 3 plates to make and features an end-of-season easy-clean-out door. You could easily tweak the design, make the back wall from wood and thus only require 2 ...
By: mazzmn

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Sat, 12 Jul 2014 21:09:24 PDT