Instructables: exploring - living - sun - featured http://www.instructables.com Fri, 28 Nov 2014 07:57:17 PST BLOX v1.01 Sun Viewer: Observe the Sun safely with binoculars http://www.instructables.com/id/Sun-Viewer-Observe-the-Sun-safely-with-binoculars/
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Mon, 6 Oct 2014 18:44:39 PDT
Sun Tattoo http://www.instructables.com/id/Sun-Tattoo/
Sun Tattoo - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUM/Y8MT/I0R0WJZZ/FUMY8MTI0R0WJZZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUM/Y8MT/I0R0WJZZ/FUMY8MTI0R0WJZZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUM/Y8MT/I0R0WJZZ/FUMY8MTI0R0WJZZ.SMALL.jpg CobyUnger Tan lines are the happy reminders of time well spent outside in the sunshine. Most often people get them from the clothes they're wearing and are stuck with whatever swim suit cut or shirt neckline they pulled on that day. But, you deserve more options than that! Your tan lines can be as expressive ...
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Thu, 2 Oct 2014 10:05:28 PDT
Convertible Sun Hat Made from Strips of Fabric http://www.instructables.com/id/Convertible-Sun-Hat-Made-from-Strips-of-Fabric/
Convertible Sun Hat Made from Strips of Fabric - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9I/4B2Y/HZ88QK3L/F9I4B2YHZ88QK3L.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9I/4B2Y/HZ88QK3L/F9I4B2YHZ88QK3L.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9I/4B2Y/HZ88QK3L/F9I4B2YHZ88QK3L.SMALL.jpg SnazzyBot Summer is great, but without a sun hat and sunscreen, I would spend it looking like a lobster. I usually wear a military surplus bush hat, but I wanted something a little more... well, ladylike. One day I was sitting outside, waiting for someone I was supposed to meet. I had been wanting to make a s...
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Sun, 24 Aug 2014 20:00:49 PDT
Shirred Towel Cover-up Dress! http://www.instructables.com/id/Shirred-Towel-Cover-up-Dress/
Shirred Towel Cover-up Dress! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FW7/0L27/HXG6QBW0/FW70L27HXG6QBW0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW7/0L27/HXG6QBW0/FW70L27HXG6QBW0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW7/0L27/HXG6QBW0/FW70L27HXG6QBW0.SMALL.jpg doodlecraft Shirred Towel Cover-up Dress!The perfect Beachwear!Everyone likes to wrap themselves in a towel after swimming! This cover-up dress is best!With simple straps that match her swimsuit...she is ready to go from the beach or pool!Perfect for wearing to a picnic or fun place that you "might" get wet! Ju...
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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 15:33:13 PDT
Easy Shibori Print with Inkodye http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Shibori-Print-with-Inkodye/
Easy Shibori Print with Inkodye - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FE2/WOIM/HOSLKH0W/FE2WOIMHOSLKH0W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE2/WOIM/HOSLKH0W/FE2WOIMHOSLKH0W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE2/WOIM/HOSLKH0W/FE2WOIMHOSLKH0W.SMALL.jpg Lumi Turn an inexpensive pashmina into a custom work of art using Inkodye and a bit of sunshine! This is an easy alternative to tie-dye and shibori that uses sunlight rather than soda ash as a fixative. This technique is incredibly easy and also works beautifully for DIY clothing, pillows and smaller it...
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Thu, 5 Dec 2013 09:33:08 PST
How to Print Canvas Shoes with Inkodye http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Print-Canvas-Shoes-with-Inkodye/
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Thu, 4 Jul 2013 11:17:55 PDT
Perfect Summer Bangle http://www.instructables.com/id/Perfect-Summer-Bangle/
Perfect Summer Bangle - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4F/FQ0H/HINOBBVL/F4FFQ0HHINOBBVL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4F/FQ0H/HINOBBVL/F4FFQ0HHINOBBVL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4F/FQ0H/HINOBBVL/F4FFQ0HHINOBBVL.SMALL.jpg Lumi Here's a fun tutorial on how to make a message bangle that's one-of-a-kind, done in the sun, waterproof and weatherproof. Even after several trips to the beach, it won't fade or wash off! Essentially, it's the Perfect Summer Bangle. Used in this tutorial: Inkodye Red Prepare All you'll need f...
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Thu, 4 Jul 2013 11:01:27 PDT
The single most effective way to get rid of a sunburn http://www.instructables.com/id/The-single-most-effective-way-to-get-rid-of-a-sunb/
The single most effective way to get rid of a sunburn - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRT/Z28D/F1WW1JAM/FRTZ28DF1WW1JAM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRT/Z28D/F1WW1JAM/FRTZ28DF1WW1JAM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRT/Z28D/F1WW1JAM/FRTZ28DF1WW1JAM.SMALL.jpg drpepper8412 Well this is my first instructable, and is only going to be short because its an extremly easy and effective method to removing a painful sunburn. This method was recommended to me by my friends mother, who is a nurse and therefore MUST know what shes talking about. Turns out she did. I hope this he...
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Sun, 20 May 2007 14:55:13 PDT
Sun-catcher with Tissue Paper and Laser-cut Frame http://www.instructables.com/id/Sun-catcher-with-Tissue-Paper-and-Laser-cut-Frame/
Sun-catcher with Tissue Paper and Laser-cut Frame - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7T/Z3SR/HAQ3ARPL/F7TZ3SRHAQ3ARPL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7T/Z3SR/HAQ3ARPL/F7TZ3SRHAQ3ARPL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7T/Z3SR/HAQ3ARPL/F7TZ3SRHAQ3ARPL.SMALL.jpg linrodann This is how I made a sun-catcher from tissue paper and laser-cut wood. I apologize for the sub-par photos.  I was rushing to finish it for Christmas and the pictures were sort of an afterthought.  ^_^; Materials and Supplies You will need: - Two mirror-image wood frames, laser cut with your pat...
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Fri, 4 Jan 2013 17:18:03 PST
Make a metal suncatcher spinning art project http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-metal-suncatcher-spinning-art-project/
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Thu, 21 Jun 2012 13:05:27 PDT
Makedo Solar Scope http://www.instructables.com/id/Makedo-Solar-Scope/
Makedo Solar Scope - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGD/2E7F/H2WEUI80/FGD2E7FH2WEUI80.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGD/2E7F/H2WEUI80/FGD2E7FH2WEUI80.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGD/2E7F/H2WEUI80/FGD2E7FH2WEUI80.SMALL.jpg makedo-able Observe the Transit of Venus, Sunspots and other Solar phenomena with this Solar Scope, made from reclaimed shoe boxes and Makedo parts available at www.mymakedo.com. Unfold To make your Solar Scope, unfold the side flaps of your shoeboxes and overlap one on top of the other, joining them into a ...
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Thu, 31 May 2012 17:31:03 PDT
How to sun-bleach your own shirt http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-sun-bleach-your-own-shirt/
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Thu, 25 Aug 2011 20:25:23 PDT
Capri Sun Wallets http://www.instructables.com/id/Capri-Sun-Wallets/
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Mon, 8 Aug 2011 20:33:48 PDT
Lightning Bug Firefly Jar Centerpiece Favor - Yokozuna Righteous Jar of De Lite http://www.instructables.com/id/Lightning-Bug-Firefly-Jar-Centerpiece-Favor-Yoko/
Lightning Bug Firefly Jar Centerpiece Favor - Yokozuna Righteous Jar of De Lite - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPN/78JT/GP7II617/FPN78JTGP7II617.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPN/78JT/GP7II617/FPN78JTGP7II617.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPN/78JT/GP7II617/FPN78JTGP7II617.SMALL.jpg caitlinsdad Look ma, no microprocessors involved.   Make this easy, rather easy. well, easy if you know how to solder and know a little about electronics, firefly jar hacked from a few simple parts. Wedding favors should express something about capturing the essence of life,  both good and bad, happy and sad.....
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Mon, 11 Jul 2011 22:28:35 PDT
Summer Sewing Project : Beach Towel for Two http://www.instructables.com/id/Summer-Sewing-Project-Beach-Towel-for-Two/
Summer Sewing Project : Beach Towel for Two - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5W/CDPT/GBVJ2FA2/F5WCDPTGBVJ2FA2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5W/CDPT/GBVJ2FA2/F5WCDPTGBVJ2FA2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5W/CDPT/GBVJ2FA2/F5WCDPTGBVJ2FA2.SMALL.jpg Ase0esA It's summer and therefore: time for the beach! No more sticky sandy lines between your beachtowels anymore with the Towel for Two! Easily button up your towels together to get a perfect kingsized towel for 2. The towels also have a pocket at the top in which you can store your clothes thereby t...
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Fri, 23 Jul 2010 13:11:17 PDT
How to make a patchwork drawstring bag/hat http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-patchwork-drawstring-baghat/
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Wed, 21 Jul 2010 22:43:24 PDT
Drizzle Castles! http://www.instructables.com/id/Drizzle-Castles/
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Fri, 11 Jun 2010 12:17:33 PDT
DIY Screen-Printing with PhotoEZ or StencilPro: Easy, Fast & Detailed! http://www.instructables.com/id/Screen-Print-with-PhotoEZ-or-StencilPro-Easy-det/
DIY Screen-Printing with PhotoEZ or StencilPro: Easy, Fast & Detailed! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F67/7Z9W/G91Y90V1/F677Z9WG91Y90V1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F67/7Z9W/G91Y90V1/F677Z9WG91Y90V1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F67/7Z9W/G91Y90V1/F677Z9WG91Y90V1.SMALL.jpg anotherway You can quickly screen-print your own detailed designs onto a shirt in your home with the PhotoEZ screen-printing kit.  This screen-printing option is great because you don't need a screen-printing frame or fancy chemicals; all you need is the kit, tap water and a sunny day! PhotoEZ is a screen-pri...
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Wed, 12 May 2010 16:25:15 PDT
Madame Rattatouille lunch sac http://www.instructables.com/id/MRS-RATTATOUILLES-DE-JEUNER-UN-SAC/
Madame Rattatouille lunch sac - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F45/ZFUL/G7DYOW4R/F45ZFULG7DYOW4R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F45/ZFUL/G7DYOW4R/F45ZFULG7DYOW4R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F45/ZFUL/G7DYOW4R/F45ZFULG7DYOW4R.SMALL.jpg sunshiine Le sac à lunch de Madame Rattatouille.  This is a Capri Sun insulated lined burlap lunch bag with plastic grocery bags for handles.  Madame Ratattouille is scurrying around to cook up a fine French dish for De'jeuner. I spelled Ratatouille this way on purpose! SUPPLIES This is a modified p...
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Thu, 1 Apr 2010 03:33:18 PDT
Homemade Sunscreen http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Sunscreen/
Homemade Sunscreen - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0Y/OI4U/FWBNO6FR/F0YOI4UFWBNO6FR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0Y/OI4U/FWBNO6FR/F0YOI4UFWBNO6FR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0Y/OI4U/FWBNO6FR/F0YOI4UFWBNO6FR.SMALL.jpg scoochmaroo Make your own sunscreen with this easy recipe. Sunscreen is intended to shield your skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays. These can cause premature aging, and more tragically, skin cancer. But commercial suncreens often involve more nasty chemicals than necessary. By making your own sunscreen, you c...
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Tue, 30 Jun 2009 10:59:05 PDT
Jiffy Beach Cover-Up Made From An Old Towel http://www.instructables.com/id/Jiffy-Beach-Cover-Up-made-from-and-old-towel/
Jiffy Beach Cover-Up Made From An Old Towel - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRN/Q09Z/FFX2RBEX/FRNQ09ZFFX2RBEX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRN/Q09Z/FFX2RBEX/FRNQ09ZFFX2RBEX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRN/Q09Z/FFX2RBEX/FRNQ09ZFFX2RBEX.SMALL.jpg lancmaltby Do you have an old towel just setting about and don't know what to do with it. Turn it into this cute little jacket that you can wear over a bathing suit at the pool or beach. The Hug-Me-Tight Jacket is great against a sudden chill or too much sun on the back and shoulders. I even added a flower cor...
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Tue, 6 May 2008 16:47:33 PDT
Blue LED light box http://www.instructables.com/id/Blue-LED-light-box/
Blue LED light box - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHI/VH7K/G9MEP27TS1P/FHIVH7KG9MEP27TS1P.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHI/VH7K/G9MEP27TS1P/FHIVH7KG9MEP27TS1P.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHI/VH7K/G9MEP27TS1P/FHIVH7KG9MEP27TS1P.SMALL.jpg ewilhelm Build your own blue LED light box to combat SAD and winter blues. Sleep better and wake up with more energy while exploring the world of high-power LEDs. If 18 watts of LED power isn't enough to wake you, just add more LEDs!Also, check out Blue LED dawn simulator for Soleil Sun Alarm. Why blue l...
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Tue, 21 Feb 2006 11:48:13 PST
Blue LED dawn simulator for Soleil Sun Alarm http://www.instructables.com/id/Blue-LED-dawn-simulator-for-Soleil-Sun-Alarm/
Blue LED dawn simulator for Soleil Sun Alarm - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5B/ROYT/WW9EP27W4XP/F5BROYTWW9EP27W4XP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5B/ROYT/WW9EP27W4XP/F5BROYTWW9EP27W4XP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5B/ROYT/WW9EP27W4XP/F5BROYTWW9EP27W4XP.SMALL.jpg ewilhelm This add-on to a Soleil Sun alarm lets the clock control the brightness of a bank of LEDs. A microcontroller adjusts the power of the LEDs so they appear to dim at the same rate as any incandescent lights you may have attached to the alarm. Background We run a tight ship here at Squid Labs. Part...
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Sun, 2 Apr 2006 22:07:03 PDT