Instructables: exploring - living - upcycle http://www.instructables.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 22:09:54 PDT BLOX v1.01 Dress made out of Potting Soil Bags http://www.instructables.com/id/Dress-made-out-of-Potting-Soil-Bags/
Dress made out of Potting Soil Bags - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0G/KN57/HY0DP159/F0GKN57HY0DP159.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0G/KN57/HY0DP159/F0GKN57HY0DP159.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0G/KN57/HY0DP159/F0GKN57HY0DP159.SMALL.jpg amandaggogo So, you need a dress, one that stands out from the crowd, for maybe a themed party? You hate your bridesmaids? Prom? Halloween? Just didn't know what to do with all those leftover bags from where you laid dirt in the garden? Well, this dress is certainly not of the norm. So let's get started! Sup...
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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:05:48 PDT
Vintage Camera Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Vintage-Camera-Lamp/
Vintage Camera Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F06/62LP/HXVQ0R2Q/F0662LPHXVQ0R2Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F06/62LP/HXVQ0R2Q/F0662LPHXVQ0R2Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F06/62LP/HXVQ0R2Q/F0662LPHXVQ0R2Q.SMALL.jpg gravityisweak I have a thing for lamps. Not normal lamps though, unique lamps. Lamps that inspire conversation, lamps that make you think, or just lamps that make you want to stop and look. After seeing a photo of an old camera, taken in just the right light to make it look like it was glowing, I decided it would...
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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:33:59 PDT
Backyard Campfire = THE BACKFIRE http://www.instructables.com/id/Backyard-Campfire-THE-BACKFIRE/
Backyard Campfire = THE BACKFIRE - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPI/DNVK/HXIKE6XO/FPIDNVKHXIKE6XO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPI/DNVK/HXIKE6XO/FPIDNVKHXIKE6XO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPI/DNVK/HXIKE6XO/FPIDNVKHXIKE6XO.SMALL.jpg crispernakisan So, this is probably more of a reuse Idea-structable than an actual Instructable, since the chances of you having the exact same pieces/parts taking up the space around you are slim.We had a trampoline that didn't fare very well after being exposed to a few years of Colorado Front Range sun/snow/win...
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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 15:06:51 PDT
Upcycled T-shirt Sleeping Beauty Dress http://www.instructables.com/id/Upcycled-T-shirt-Sleeping-Beauty-Dress/
Upcycled T-shirt Sleeping Beauty Dress - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOC/SUO5/HXHRJ2QU/FOCSUO5HXHRJ2QU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOC/SUO5/HXHRJ2QU/FOCSUO5HXHRJ2QU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOC/SUO5/HXHRJ2QU/FOCSUO5HXHRJ2QU.SMALL.jpg fivemarigolds Turn old unused shirts into a magical princess dress comfortable enough for her to wear every day!You'll need approximately 4-5 large adult t-shirts, depending on the size of dress you'll be making. Sew the Bodice To piece the sleeves and bodice, I worked with Simplicity pattern 5695 - but any pa...
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Sun, 13 Jul 2014 18:55:39 PDT
Simple No-Sew Cover Up http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-No-Sew-Cover-Up/
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Sun, 13 Jul 2014 00:36:14 PDT
Off Road stroller conversion http://www.instructables.com/id/Off-Road-stroller-conversion/
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Tue, 8 Jul 2014 19:59:44 PDT
Retro upcycle stereo to a bar that lights up http://www.instructables.com/id/Retro-upcycle-stereo-to-a-bar-that-lights-up/
Retro upcycle stereo to a bar that lights up - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCP/4PPZ/HXDPBQPB/FCP4PPZHXDPBQPB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCP/4PPZ/HXDPBQPB/FCP4PPZHXDPBQPB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCP/4PPZ/HXDPBQPB/FCP4PPZHXDPBQPB.SMALL.jpg egreer1 I like to take old furniture and repurpose it into new things. In this instructable ill show you how i made an old stereo into a funky retro bar area.Things you will needStereo console4x wooden legs4x leg bracketscolored acrylic sheeting feltglue2x small painter lights with bulbspl construction adh...
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Tue, 8 Jul 2014 18:22:29 PDT
Jump rope (easy low-tech speed rope) http://www.instructables.com/id/Ad-hoc-skipping-rope/
Jump rope (easy low-tech speed rope) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQH/CU6B/HX1WCHZ2/FQHCU6BHX1WCHZ2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQH/CU6B/HX1WCHZ2/FQHCU6BHX1WCHZ2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQH/CU6B/HX1WCHZ2/FQHCU6BHX1WCHZ2.SMALL.jpg lightweight lifestyle A minimalist fitness package should not lack a jump rope and, as I was thinking to include one in my arsenal, I had to try first how it goes (as I have some lower back issues). I needed to build one from whatever materials I could find in my already minimal possessions. I had to source a few things ...
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Mon, 30 Jun 2014 08:09:30 PDT
How to make slippers out of an old raincoat. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-slippers-out-of-an-old-raincoat/
How to make slippers out of an old raincoat. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FX5/EQ3O/HX1IBSOU/FX5EQ3OHX1IBSOU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX5/EQ3O/HX1IBSOU/FX5EQ3OHX1IBSOU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX5/EQ3O/HX1IBSOU/FX5EQ3OHX1IBSOU.SMALL.jpg Anusree I am going to show you how to upcycle an old raincoat into cute slippers. :) I have used my old torn raincoat. Things you will need- Old raincoat Card board Thread and needleScissor Pen Use a slipper to draw the required measurements on the card board. Cut it out. They will act as soles o...
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Mon, 30 Jun 2014 05:13:48 PDT
Gift Cards Tranformed Into Playing Cards http://www.instructables.com/id/Gift-Cards-Tranformed-Into-Playing-Cards/
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Fri, 27 Jun 2014 15:03:50 PDT
DIY Wedding Cake Cutting Utensilsand Bride and Grooms Glasses http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Wedding-Cake-Cutting-and-Glasses/
DIY Wedding Cake Cutting Utensilsand Bride and Grooms Glasses - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDZ/FICB/HWRC7D6Z/FDZFICBHWRC7D6Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDZ/FICB/HWRC7D6Z/FDZFICBHWRC7D6Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDZ/FICB/HWRC7D6Z/FDZFICBHWRC7D6Z.SMALL.jpg Betty Blaze DIY / upcycled wedding cake cutter and Bride and Groom Glasses We needed Cake Cutting Utensils and Glasses on the cheap and so here is how we did it.We wanted to have a nice wedding with 125-135 guests on a $14,000 max budget, so we had to plan and do most it ourselves. We had 8 months and 14000 bud...
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Sun, 22 Jun 2014 09:40:59 PDT
Simple Finished Boxed Corner for Re-usable Shopping Bag http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Finished-Boxed-Corner-for-Re-usable-Shoppin/
Simple Finished Boxed Corner for Re-usable Shopping Bag - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0E/VU12/HWKK1DPG/F0EVU12HWKK1DPG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0E/VU12/HWKK1DPG/F0EVU12HWKK1DPG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0E/VU12/HWKK1DPG/F0EVU12HWKK1DPG.SMALL.jpg waggonswest Basic, shopping bags are great for toting around all your cool stuff. Even better they are simple to make. Use French seams on three sides of the square. Add some handles and hem to the top and you are done. Because of the French seams there is no need for a lining. Thus they use less fabric, f...
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Wed, 18 Jun 2014 10:50:47 PDT
10 Life-Changing Life Hacks - You Can Try Right Now! http://www.instructables.com/id/10-Life-Changing-Life-Hacks-You-Can-Try-Right-Now/
10 Life-Changing Life Hacks - You Can Try Right Now! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FM9/PDBP/HWHMX2BQ/FM9PDBPHWHMX2BQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM9/PDBP/HWHMX2BQ/FM9PDBPHWHMX2BQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM9/PDBP/HWHMX2BQ/FM9PDBPHWHMX2BQ.SMALL.jpg The King of Random Boost the chances of finding a lost phone, and sleep better starting tonight, with 10 life-changing lifehacks you can use right now.Also, make sure to check out my other Life Hack videos:10 Life Hacks For Summer!10 Life Hacks For Christmas! Watch the Video! :) NOTE: These projects and results ar...
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Mon, 16 Jun 2014 12:08:29 PDT
Hooded Jacket from Throw Blanket http://www.instructables.com/id/Hooded-Jacket-from-Throw-Blanket/
Hooded Jacket from Throw Blanket - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F82/DSHX/HW8T7PEH/F82DSHXHW8T7PEH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F82/DSHX/HW8T7PEH/F82DSHXHW8T7PEH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F82/DSHX/HW8T7PEH/F82DSHXHW8T7PEH.SMALL.jpg danibees A while back I purchased a throw blanket with the intention of using it for the fabric at a later date. Now that I am on stash restriction, the time has come to repurpose that throw. I've been looking longingly at adorable short or tunic-length lightweight jackets and figure there has got to be so...
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Wed, 11 Jun 2014 15:03:14 PDT
Dinosaur Bookends with Hot Glue! http://www.instructables.com/id/Dinosaur-Bookends-with-Hot-Glue/
Dinosaur Bookends with Hot Glue! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF1/Y4KS/HW6T71BO/FF1Y4KSHW6T71BO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF1/Y4KS/HW6T71BO/FF1Y4KSHW6T71BO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF1/Y4KS/HW6T71BO/FF1Y4KSHW6T71BO.SMALL.jpg doodlecraft Dinosaur Bookends!Upcycle old plastic dinosaurs and pallet wood into the coolest bookends! Supplies You'll need:scrap woodplastic dinosaur toyshobby knifehot glue/gunspray paint Glue Bookends and Bisect Dino I cut some scrap wood into blocks. it's about 4 inches wide.I used two 6" tall pieces ...
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Mon, 9 Jun 2014 13:14:46 PDT
Upcycled Modern Lantern http://www.instructables.com/id/Upcycled-Pangolin-Lamp/
Upcycled Modern Lantern - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRB/FAJG/HWNGFFY1/FRBFAJGHWNGFFY1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRB/FAJG/HWNGFFY1/FRBFAJGHWNGFFY1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRB/FAJG/HWNGFFY1/FRBFAJGHWNGFFY1.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.List of Materials1. 2 Sheets of ...
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Fri, 6 Jun 2014 20:08:56 PDT
Upcycle curtains http://www.instructables.com/id/Upcycle-curtains/
Upcycle curtains - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCN/AREI/HVV0ODGZ/FCNAREIHVV0ODGZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCN/AREI/HVV0ODGZ/FCNAREIHVV0ODGZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCN/AREI/HVV0ODGZ/FCNAREIHVV0ODGZ.SMALL.jpg urbanpirate So i needed some curtains and for reasons I am not at liberty to recall I found myself in possession of several hospital blankets. This followed. First method. At first the solution seemed simple. Grab ye olde dental floss, a sewing needle and get to stitching. Well I'm not real patient and th...
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Sat, 31 May 2014 09:43:52 PDT
Vintage Camera Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Vintage-Camera-Light/
Vintage Camera Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJM/MQPA/HVRYREG6/FJMMQPAHVRYREG6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJM/MQPA/HVRYREG6/FJMMQPAHVRYREG6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJM/MQPA/HVRYREG6/FJMMQPAHVRYREG6.SMALL.jpg craftalavista I love vintage cameras, especially the kind you see in the movies used by journalist with the massive flash bulbs. I picked this one up on ebay and it's called a Brownie Hawkeye if you want to make one the same but I'm sure you could use most vintage camera's and get an amazing effect every time. Wh...
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Thu, 29 May 2014 14:16:20 PDT
Spray Can lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Spray-can-lamp/
Spray Can lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRY/4XM7/HVNMH2XY/FRY4XM7HVNMH2XY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRY/4XM7/HVNMH2XY/FRY4XM7HVNMH2XY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRY/4XM7/HVNMH2XY/FRY4XM7HVNMH2XY.SMALL.jpg loose_leaf_samari I have always been a fan of graffiti art and spray cans being recycled into artwork. For my first Instructable I decided to share my process for creating a Spray Can Lamp, a project that is simple enough for almost anyone to create. This lamp can be personalised to suit the individuals style, as str...
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Mon, 26 May 2014 05:28:03 PDT
Ironing Center for under $10 http://www.instructables.com/id/Ironing-Center-for-under-10/
Ironing Center for under $10 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FO0/S6DX/HVGXX502/FO0S6DXHVGXX502.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO0/S6DX/HVGXX502/FO0S6DXHVGXX502.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO0/S6DX/HVGXX502/FO0S6DXHVGXX502.SMALL.jpg LutheranChick This is my FIRST "Instructable" that I want to share with all my sewing and quilting enthusiast friends! I just recently got married and moved. The room I use as a sewing/quilting area is also used as a spare bedroom, so space is very limited and needs to be "neat". I was using a standard ironing...
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Fri, 23 May 2014 08:40:18 PDT
Jeans Cuff Pencil Case http://www.instructables.com/id/Jeans-Cuff-Pencil-Case/
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Thu, 22 May 2014 14:15:54 PDT
Yarn bowl from yogurt container http://www.instructables.com/id/Yarn-bowl-from-yogurt-container/
Yarn bowl from yogurt container - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH2/8ISE/HVF7AKJV/FH28ISEHVF7AKJV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH2/8ISE/HVF7AKJV/FH28ISEHVF7AKJV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH2/8ISE/HVF7AKJV/FH28ISEHVF7AKJV.SMALL.jpg hhoersting if you're tired of your yarn running away from you while you're knitting or getting messed up in your bag, and you eat a lot of yogurt, this could be the ideal solution.You need:Yogurt containerExacto knife or equivalent, or pair of scissors (or both!)Tape (optional but recommended) Clean out your...
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Tue, 20 May 2014 07:25:09 PDT
Upcycled Wine Bottles Into Indoor Herb Planters http://www.instructables.com/id/Upcycled-Wine-Bottles-Into-Indoor-Herb-Planters/
Upcycled Wine Bottles Into Indoor Herb Planters - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FT2/0W40/HVDU62CC/FT20W40HVDU62CC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT2/0W40/HVDU62CC/FT20W40HVDU62CC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT2/0W40/HVDU62CC/FT20W40HVDU62CC.SMALL.jpg acoens I live in California where wine bottles are plentiful. As a maker, it's great to have a never ending source of material for my projects and thankfully my friends are happy to keep my supplies up. I built a simple wooden jig to score the wine bottles which allows me to separate the glass safely and c...
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Mon, 19 May 2014 23:02:51 PDT
Milk Bottle Earrings With Stamped and Colored Designs http://www.instructables.com/id/Milk-Bottle-Earrings-With-Stamped-and-Colored-Desi/
Milk Bottle Earrings With Stamped and Colored Designs - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FD8/KRZ3/HV850UG0/FD8KRZ3HV850UG0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD8/KRZ3/HV850UG0/FD8KRZ3HV850UG0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD8/KRZ3/HV850UG0/FD8KRZ3HV850UG0.SMALL.jpg joppenheimer I enjoy exploring with upcycling materials for jewelry. Using plastic milk or juice cartons, I cut some earring shapes. Then I explored my stamp collection. My favorite stamps are the maps of San Francisco. One has the street map and the others are more topographical. Once the pattern was on and dry...
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Thu, 15 May 2014 11:27:52 PDT
how to make Light Bulb Vase http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-make-Light-Bulb-Vase/
how to make Light Bulb Vase - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2P/OXTS/HV72D3AI/F2POXTSHV72D3AI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2P/OXTS/HV72D3AI/F2POXTSHV72D3AI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2P/OXTS/HV72D3AI/F2POXTSHV72D3AI.SMALL.jpg harshkashyap I spotted an upcycled light bulb vase in a magazine and thought my mom needs that! I showed Mike the picture and told him he should try to make one for her. So he did. (What a guy!) He’s made quite a few different styles of them over the last few years. I finally captured the process of how he does ...
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Thu, 15 May 2014 03:01:33 PDT
Doctor Who "Something Blue" TARDIS Shoes! http://www.instructables.com/id/Doctor-Who-Something-Blue-TARDIS-Shoes/
Doctor Who "Something Blue" TARDIS Shoes! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG1/8XBJ/HV3ZPSKG/FG18XBJHV3ZPSKG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG1/8XBJ/HV3ZPSKG/FG18XBJHV3ZPSKG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG1/8XBJ/HV3ZPSKG/FG18XBJHV3ZPSKG.SMALL.jpg doodlecraft Doctor Who "Something Blue" TARDIS Wedding Shoes!Every Wedding needs a little Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed and Something Blue!These are the perfect addition of blue for that special day......or just total Doctor Who Geekery to wear any day! Easy to DIY! Gather Supplies! You wi...
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Tue, 13 May 2014 17:38:36 PDT
Crochet a Tough Dog Tug Toy from Old Socks http://www.instructables.com/id/Crochet-a-Tough-Dog-Tug-Toy-from-Old-Socks/
Crochet a Tough Dog Tug Toy from Old Socks - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAY/YETM/HUX9QM1U/FAYYETMHUX9QM1U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAY/YETM/HUX9QM1U/FAYYETMHUX9QM1U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAY/YETM/HUX9QM1U/FAYYETMHUX9QM1U.SMALL.jpg Teisha If you have a dog who loves to play tug and a pile of old, holey socks lying around the house, then this Instructable is for you! It turns out that you can cut old socks up and turn them into something resembling thick yarn. This yarn — which I refer to as “sarn” (from sock yarn) — can be used to cr...
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Wed, 7 May 2014 21:26:51 PDT
Wine Cork Name Card Holders http://www.instructables.com/id/Wine-Cork-Name-Card-Holders/
Wine Cork Name Card Holders - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4G/XL35/HV3ZNBAL/F4GXL35HV3ZNBAL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4G/XL35/HV3ZNBAL/F4GXL35HV3ZNBAL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4G/XL35/HV3ZNBAL/F4GXL35HV3ZNBAL.SMALL.jpg acoens Two simple steps to upcycle wine corks into name card holders for a wedding or special event. As with most of my projects, I made it Techshop! Sanding a flat surface The corks need a flat surface to keep them upright. Given that I was sanding 200 corks, I wanted something quicker than hand sandin...
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Wed, 30 Apr 2014 16:31:35 PDT
24.5760 Mhz Crystal Necklace with Rhinestones http://www.instructables.com/id/245760-Mhz-Crystal-Necklace-with-Rhinestones/
24.5760 Mhz Crystal Necklace with Rhinestones - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQG/IHYL/HUL5BO1E/FQGIHYLHUL5BO1E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQG/IHYL/HUL5BO1E/FQGIHYLHUL5BO1E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQG/IHYL/HUL5BO1E/FQGIHYLHUL5BO1E.SMALL.jpg cpurola Surplus electronic resonant crystals make great jewelry parts. Find it in my etsy shop if you don't want to make it yourself. UpcycleBeautifully etsy shop Parts, Tools, Form Loops Typical jewelry making tools and supplies:Crystal (white) FirelineSwarovski Rhinestone elements4mm crystalsSe...
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Tue, 29 Apr 2014 15:14:08 PDT
Recycled Wall Hooks http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycled-Wall-Hooks/
Recycled Wall Hooks - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1Y/E79W/HU843RJC/F1YE79WHU843RJC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1Y/E79W/HU843RJC/F1YE79WHU843RJC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1Y/E79W/HU843RJC/F1YE79WHU843RJC.SMALL.jpg V00D00C00KIE A few months ago, I posted my first Instructable showing how I made a hanger for my necklaces. http://www.instructables.com/id/Upcycled-Jewelry-Rack/ This is a quick how-to for what I did with the leftover parts. Supplies 1. Three double wall hooks 2. Spray paint 3. Drill 4. Screwdriver 5. Two w...
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Sun, 20 Apr 2014 16:58:26 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
Relove an Old, Ugly Dress: Before and After (w/ Bonus Infinity Scarf) http://www.instructables.com/id/Relove-an-Old-Ugly-Dress-Before-and-After-w-Bonus-/
Relove an Old, Ugly Dress: Before and After (w/ Bonus Infinity Scarf) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F53/GRWY/HU0GT8XW/F53GRWYHU0GT8XW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F53/GRWY/HU0GT8XW/F53GRWYHU0GT8XW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F53/GRWY/HU0GT8XW/F53GRWYHU0GT8XW.SMALL.jpg tofu911 If you like more sewing projects be on the lookout. I may be new to sewing but that just means I have a lot of projects to post. "I Smell Good" Mr. Bunny is already posted.  I'm working on a steampunk costume too. BONUS: Infinity Scarf DIY also included in this instructables (last step). I wa...
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Tue, 15 Apr 2014 02:17:09 PDT
Lazy Knit Sweater http://www.instructables.com/id/Lazy-Knit-Sweater/
Lazy Knit Sweater - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FP2/DYXP/HTTFT2YK/FP2DYXPHTTFT2YK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP2/DYXP/HTTFT2YK/FP2DYXPHTTFT2YK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP2/DYXP/HTTFT2YK/FP2DYXPHTTFT2YK.SMALL.jpg ldevendorf Love custom knits but feel short on time? I do and am! I bought a punch card knitting machine a few years ago only to realize how hard it is to make an entire sweater. I ended up just playing with the punch card settings and making a bunch of patterned scarves. Yet, the vision of cool hand-made kn...
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Wed, 9 Apr 2014 20:55:58 PDT
Easy diy ideas for picture frames http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-diy-ideas-for-picture-frames/
Easy diy ideas for picture frames - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHO/6BXY/HTT5QZ3J/FHO6BXYHTT5QZ3J.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHO/6BXY/HTT5QZ3J/FHO6BXYHTT5QZ3J.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHO/6BXY/HTT5QZ3J/FHO6BXYHTT5QZ3J.SMALL.jpg PurplestarJoseph Picture frames are so versatile when it comes to reusing and updating them, I had a hard time figuring out the projects I wanted to do, In the end I decided on three but I'll just share to with you now.  They are both very easy, I'll also share a recipe for making your own chalk style paint. What y...
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Wed, 9 Apr 2014 17:09:53 PDT
Make Jewelry From Computer Parts http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Jewelry-From-Computer-Parts/
Make Jewelry From Computer Parts - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYU/JT9E/HT9B0565/FYUJT9EHT9B0565.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYU/JT9E/HT9B0565/FYUJT9EHT9B0565.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYU/JT9E/HT9B0565/FYUJT9EHT9B0565.SMALL.jpg DIY Hacks and How Tos The easiest way to make interesting and unique jewelry is to use uncommon materials. One source of materials that often goes overlooked is a computer. Inside a computer you can find a wide array of objects that can make a compelling piece of jewelry. Since computers are constantly updating, it i...
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Mon, 7 Apr 2014 04:02:09 PDT
Teacup Jewelry Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Teacup-Jewelry-Stand/
Teacup Jewelry Stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9Q/ZWQQ/HTNO66Z0/F9QZWQQHTNO66Z0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9Q/ZWQQ/HTNO66Z0/F9QZWQQHTNO66Z0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9Q/ZWQQ/HTNO66Z0/F9QZWQQHTNO66Z0.SMALL.jpg mrandle This is an Instructable on how to convert some old plates and mugs into a practical jewelry stand. This was a fairly simple and quick project, about an hour to complete. The cost will vary depending on what you already have but most of the hardware used is fairly common and can be picked up at any...
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Sat, 5 Apr 2014 20:50:41 PDT
Ugly picture frame upcycled to jewellery organizer http://www.instructables.com/id/Ugly-picture-frame-to-cute-jewelry-holder/
Ugly picture frame upcycled to jewellery organizer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F46/0FWE/HTFI655N/F460FWEHTFI655N.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F46/0FWE/HTFI655N/F460FWEHTFI655N.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F46/0FWE/HTFI655N/F460FWEHTFI655N.SMALL.jpg PurplestarJoseph We've all seen those jewellery holders made from picture frames and chicken wire, well this is the same concept with just a little twist.What you'll need:Picture frameWire basket/chicken wireFabric about 1/2 yard (two pieces are optional)Glue/Staple gunScissorsNeedle and thread (optional Getting s...
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Mon, 31 Mar 2014 07:59:20 PDT
Paper Bag Floors http://www.instructables.com/id/Paper-Bag-Floors/
Paper Bag Floors - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG2/BYDY/HSVGJB3Y/FG2BYDYHSVGJB3Y.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG2/BYDY/HSVGJB3Y/FG2BYDYHSVGJB3Y.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG2/BYDY/HSVGJB3Y/FG2BYDYHSVGJB3Y.SMALL.jpg Spyridoula Nemesis Create the look of a custom floor in no time with nearly no expense! I did not create this technique, you can find tons of references to it via a quick internet search. However, never, in my wildest dreams, did I ever think the end result would look as good as it does.  There are loads of variation...
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Wed, 19 Mar 2014 21:36:20 PDT
Stylish detergent bottle watering can http://www.instructables.com/id/Stylish-detergent-bottle-watering-can/
Stylish detergent bottle watering can - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F88/DTEH/HSUELPG7/F88DTEHHSUELPG7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F88/DTEH/HSUELPG7/F88DTEHHSUELPG7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F88/DTEH/HSUELPG7/F88DTEHHSUELPG7.SMALL.jpg Triplezee There are a ton of great ways to reuse every day items. I'm sure we have all seen different ways to use a plastic bottle! So why don't we? The reality is, aesthetics make a difference. Design can mean the difference between reusing a bottle or throwing it out or recycling it. When we upcycle or...
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Sun, 16 Mar 2014 09:44:41 PDT
How to Create a Fashionable Zip Clutch Bag from Innertubes and Curtains http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Create-a-Fashionable-Zip-Clutch-Bag-from-In/
How to Create a Fashionable Zip Clutch Bag from Innertubes and Curtains - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUO/ONEC/HSGFY8OH/FUOONECHSGFY8OH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUO/ONEC/HSGFY8OH/FUOONECHSGFY8OH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUO/ONEC/HSGFY8OH/FUOONECHSGFY8OH.SMALL.jpg nbrochstein Old bicycle innertubes are a fun and durable material that can be used to create lots of cool items once you know how to work with this material. This is the third in a series of projects that use innertubes as the base material. If you are new to sewing you may want to start with a Koozie and in no...
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Thu, 6 Mar 2014 21:11:40 PST
Musical Coasters http://www.instructables.com/id/Musical-Coasters/
Musical Coasters - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVE/4VID/HS80EZ9C/FVE4VIDHS80EZ9C.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVE/4VID/HS80EZ9C/FVE4VIDHS80EZ9C.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVE/4VID/HS80EZ9C/FVE4VIDHS80EZ9C.SMALL.jpg rex_altitudo I was once given a coaster made out of an old vinyl record as a gift, bought at a record store/rock memorabilia place. I thought it was pretty cool and decided to make some of my own. Now I actually had mixed feelings about this, as it seemed a bit blasphemous to destroy a record to make a coaster....
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Fri, 28 Feb 2014 20:11:24 PST
DIY: Recycled Mixed Media Notebook http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycled-ScrapbookMixed-Media-Notebook/
DIY: Recycled Mixed Media Notebook - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8C/5MO6/HS3GTPN8/F8C5MO6HS3GTPN8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8C/5MO6/HS3GTPN8/F8C5MO6HS3GTPN8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8C/5MO6/HS3GTPN8/F8C5MO6HS3GTPN8.SMALL.jpg camiekayy Do you like art journals? Scrapbooks? Mixed Media? This "notebook" might be for you then :) I adore sketchbooks and scrapbooks with the nice textured paper, but sometimes they're so hard to dress up and some of them are extremely expensive! Here's a cheaper, more environmental way to do somethin...
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Wed, 26 Feb 2014 01:10:41 PST
Make a Mug Rug From Scraps http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Mug-Rug-From-Scraps/
Make a Mug Rug From Scraps - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF2/5Q6Z/HRTWKEFI/FF25Q6ZHRTWKEFI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF2/5Q6Z/HRTWKEFI/FF25Q6ZHRTWKEFI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF2/5Q6Z/HRTWKEFI/FF25Q6ZHRTWKEFI.SMALL.jpg waggonswest You've finished your quilt and now you are looking at a pile of scraps.  They may seem to be too small to be useful but rather than throw them away let's make a mug rug.  It is a small quit as you go project completely made from scraps.  What You Need. You need the leftover batting and backing ...
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Wed, 19 Feb 2014 17:19:15 PST
Heart Shaped Cookie Cutter From Tin Can http://www.instructables.com/id/Heart-Shaped-Cookie-Cutter-From-Tin-Can/
Heart Shaped Cookie Cutter From Tin Can - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIG/V64J/HRTKI8T8/FIGV64JHRTKI8T8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIG/V64J/HRTKI8T8/FIGV64JHRTKI8T8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIG/V64J/HRTKI8T8/FIGV64JHRTKI8T8.SMALL.jpg chris-mori This Instructable will tell you how to make a heart shaped cookie cutter out of a tin can. The techniques shown here can be used to make any kind of shaped cookie cutter. Tools and Materials You will need: - tin can (I used a Del Monte fruit cup can) - fine tip marker - block of wood the desired...
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Tue, 18 Feb 2014 16:15:44 PST
Organizational hacks http://www.instructables.com/id/Organizational-hacks/
Organizational hacks - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FY3/B44G/HR9V7KG7/FY3B44GHR9V7KG7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY3/B44G/HR9V7KG7/FY3B44GHR9V7KG7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY3/B44G/HR9V7KG7/FY3B44GHR9V7KG7.SMALL.jpg nmsthompson Hi guys!  In this instructable I'm going to show you how to mount your Nerf guns to the wall, upcycle a soda can into a pencil holder, and organize your stuff using shoe boxes.  I hope that you guys enjoy!  Also, if you have a second I'd really appreciate it if you vote for my instructable.  Thanks!...
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Fri, 14 Feb 2014 08:58:29 PST
Old T-shirt To Wall Art http://www.instructables.com/id/Old-T-shirt-To-Wall-Art/
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Mon, 10 Feb 2014 14:13:14 PST
what to do with worn out coveralls http://www.instructables.com/id/what-to-do-with-worn-out-coveralls/
what to do with worn out coveralls - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDJ/W6MR/HRCK2MK1/FDJW6MRHRCK2MK1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDJ/W6MR/HRCK2MK1/FDJW6MRHRCK2MK1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDJ/W6MR/HRCK2MK1/FDJW6MRHRCK2MK1.SMALL.jpg cutprogram1 I have a pair of worn out coveralls ( and maybe a little small now after the xmas season). After spending almost 100 bucks on them i did not want to throw them away. Inspiration hit me at 5am while I was feeding my infant son on the sofa in the dark.....A man apron for working in the shop!!! suppl...
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Sat, 8 Feb 2014 11:03:01 PST
Paper Roll Snowflakes http://www.instructables.com/id/Paper-Roll-Snowflakes/
Paper Roll Snowflakes - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTD/4B1T/HRBE3Z8G/FTD4B1THRBE3Z8G.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTD/4B1T/HRBE3Z8G/FTD4B1THRBE3Z8G.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTD/4B1T/HRBE3Z8G/FTD4B1THRBE3Z8G.SMALL.jpg lindarose92 I made these snowflakes last year to decorate the walls of the entrance during Christmas time...they ended up staying attached to the wall during the whole year and they are still there! :D Everybody seems to like them whenever they visit and they can't believe how fast and simple they are to make! ...
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Fri, 7 Feb 2014 14:03:54 PST
EASY Chicken Feed Bag Tote /Purse. Big sellers at Farmer's markets! Upcycle to awesome for Spring and!! http://www.instructables.com/id/Feed-Bag-Tote-2/
EASY Chicken Feed Bag Tote /Purse. Big sellers at Farmer's markets! Upcycle to awesome for Spring and!! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FER/UA1S/HR8VF2PL/FERUA1SHR8VF2PL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FER/UA1S/HR8VF2PL/FERUA1SHR8VF2PL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FER/UA1S/HR8VF2PL/FERUA1SHR8VF2PL.SMALL.jpg chopping block farm This simple feed-bag tote re-purposes almost all of the feed bags we use around a farm with 200+ animals, and with Spring Chick Season around the corner, many of you are about to have a lot more bags lying around. With selling these bags on our website (www.choppingblockfarm.com,) etsy, ebay and Far...
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Wed, 5 Feb 2014 19:05:29 PST
Photo Frame with Hidden Compartment http://www.instructables.com/id/Photo-Frame-with-Hidden-Compartment/
Photo Frame with Hidden Compartment - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F32/IQO1/HR0AU83O/F32IQO1HR0AU83O.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F32/IQO1/HR0AU83O/F32IQO1HR0AU83O.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F32/IQO1/HR0AU83O/F32IQO1HR0AU83O.SMALL.jpg lindarose92 In this Instructable I want to show you how to make a double use photo frame. It looks like a regular frame at the front, but contains a secret compartment in the back. It can be used to hide things or to simply organize little objects or memories that have to do with the front photo. I dedicate th...
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Mon, 3 Feb 2014 08:23:47 PST