Instructables: exploring - living - window Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:30:01 PDT BLOX v1.01 Mylar Window
Mylar Window - More DIY How To Projects]]> shounaki This is just a quick fix I came up while sitting in my freezing house one cold day. I figured if you could keep warm using an emergency mylar blanket then it would be pretty effective at keeping heat from leaving through your windows. Mylar keeps 90% of your body heat from escaping when using it to ...
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Sun, 12 Oct 2014 15:18:57 PDT
Milky window - makeshift curtains
Milky window - makeshift curtains - More DIY How To Projects]]> spunk When you live on a students budget you want to spend as little as possible on rent. In Germany the concept of dormitory isn't as common as in the US, most students here live in the city center in "shared apartment communities". That's how I lived the last few years and I'm pretty happy with my housi...
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Mon, 6 Oct 2014 10:14:46 PDT
Rainbow Sun catcher
Rainbow Sun catcher - More DIY How To Projects]]> anastasiakitty Lighten up your room with this easy DIY sun catcher! Materials You Will Need You will need: a oven safe mold of your choice, clear string, rainbow beads from any craft store, and a suction cup. Lets Start! Grab your mold and scatter your rainbow beads all over. And pat them down to make sure i...
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Sat, 13 Sep 2014 17:14:14 PDT
Chicken Wire an Old Window
Chicken Wire an Old Window - More DIY How To Projects]]> herbmac Driving home from work one day, my sister noticed an old window left out for the trash. Being from the same mother as me, she pulled over and snatched it up. Of course, she waited for me to come over on the weekend to do anything with it, she's still a lazy sibling. This instructable is strictly on ...
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Sun, 7 Sep 2014 17:36:57 PDT
Safari Silhouette Window Hanging
Safari Silhouette Window Hanging - More DIY How To Projects]]> WhiteS87 Creating a painting using an old window I wanted to create original art work for my 3 month old twin daughter’s room. This window came from a remodeling project in our basement. I saw that it could become an excellent canvase for my work. For this project you will need: Old Windows, Conte...
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Sat, 23 Aug 2014 10:09:25 PDT
Best Glass Cleaner Ever
Best Glass Cleaner Ever - More DIY How To Projects]]> ABCass1 I have used of ton of commercial bought glass cleaners for home and auto. And they all leave either the nasty ammonia smell or had streaks. I have seen the homemade glass cleaners, but vinegar( to me) smells nasty. But then all was changed when I found out about the baby soap glass cleaner. Gathe...
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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:40:11 PDT
How to make a grass farm
How to make a grass farm - More DIY How To Projects]]> geekster88 This is how to make a professional grass farm. Like a Pro. Materials Two liter bottleKnifeGrass/DirtWaterSwag Cutting Stick the knife in the bottle and cut bottle as shown. Dirt-i-fying the bottle Put some dirt in the bottle. Grass-i-fying the bottle Put some grass in the bottle. Done ...
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Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:10:55 PDT
3 Easy Crafts using Nail Polish and Eggshells
3 Easy Crafts using Nail Polish and Eggshells - More DIY How To Projects]]> Teisha This Instructable shows how to make three different, easy, colorful crafts using eggshells: Yarn eggsWindow decorations Decorative, durable eggshellsThe first two crafts make use of the fact that eggshells dissolve in vinegar, but fingernail polish does not. (Dunking eggs in vinegar is how people cr...
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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:35:24 PDT
Fruit Glass Window
Fruit Glass Window - More DIY How To Projects]]> rimamonsta Have you ever looked at a slice of fruit and been stunned at how absolutely gorgeous your food can be?Well if the answer is yes then this is the Instructable for you. With the help of mother nature, l will show you how to take fruits and vegetables and turn them into pieces of art. I suppose I sho...
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Sun, 30 Mar 2014 16:38:31 PDT
How to Make A Realistic (Paper) Naruto Kunai! TCGames How to Make a(realistic looking) Naruto Kunai! - Super cheap and extremely easy to make! Designed by: Unknown (If you know, please inform me!) What you will need: 1) Kunai printable template 2) Pencil/pen 3) tape or a cloth for the handle 4) Some sort of ring for the back 5) Glue 6) Paint To get ...
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Thu, 23 Jan 2014 16:54:48 PST
Huge Pencil Draft Excluder
Huge Pencil Draft Excluder - More DIY How To Projects]]> lindarose92 If you don't know what a draft excluder is, let me try to explain it. A draft excluder is kind of like a long snake made with fabric and wadding or upholstery foam. It is used to keep the house warmer during cold days, laying it on the floor at the bottom of a door or a window. That way the cold air...
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Fri, 10 Jan 2014 13:51:53 PST
Tang's Window Cat Flap audioadvisory38 Hello Instructables,  This is my first go at the visual learning style I have.  While not being able to calculate the necessary space for this exact Instructable yet, I go forward with the inspiration of Tang's Window Cat Flap.  Like I typed, there is never a way in my mind to be sure about the wort...
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Thu, 7 Nov 2013 15:10:02 PST
Halloween Window Painting Decorations
Halloween Window Painting Decorations - More DIY How To Projects]]> Jetpack5 My parents are very frugal. We are a large family and so we have to be money smart. The way the story was told to me, one year for whatever reason we didn't have our Halloween decorations available and it would be a waste to buy new ones. We did have a good supply of tempera (poster) paint and some ...
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Fri, 18 Oct 2013 20:15:40 PDT
Window Decor With Puffy Paint
Window Decor With Puffy Paint - More DIY How To Projects]]> kyluddy Cool things to add to your window! Materials What you will need:Puffy paintWax paperA window ;) The Designs On the wax paper start drawing designs with the puffy paint like stars, the sun, the earth, or any thing your want. Let Them Dry When you have made the design, let them dry overnight....
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Mon, 30 Sep 2013 07:06:31 PDT
How to Make your Room Instantly Cooler
How to Make your Room Instantly Cooler - More DIY How To Projects]]> be_jealous This will show you how to make your room cooler on those hot summer days! Materials For this super-fast and easy life hack, all you need is a window and a mini fan. Window Just open your window up wide enough so that it can fit the height of your fan. Last Step Now, carefully place your fan...
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Tue, 24 Sep 2013 17:18:27 PDT
Temporary Solution For A Temporary Situation.
Temporary Solution For A Temporary Situation. - More DIY How To Projects]]> Malcolmhiggins I own a 1995 Honda civic. Bless her heart she's lasted me three years, and i bought her for $600. It's almost the end of the road. I can tell. So sad. Recently my side window fell off the track and completely shattered. Good thing it was tinted, or i would have way more little glass "diamonds" then ...
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Tue, 24 Sep 2013 11:47:22 PDT
Remotely Monitor Your Windows, Home, Office
Remotely Monitor Your Windows, Home, Office - More DIY How To Projects]]> edward_Valarm Here’s what you’ll need for affordable remote monitoring of your windows in your home, office, or anywhere else: - Valarm Pro installed on an Android device (dedicated device recommended, such as Sony Xperia U ST25) - Yoctopuce Yocto-Knob sensor (Valarm compatible sensors are available at shop.vala...
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Thu, 12 Sep 2013 16:43:34 PDT
Homemade Eco-friendly Simple Window Cleaner
Homemade Eco-friendly Simple Window Cleaner - More DIY How To Projects]]> eerambach This is an easy and quick window cleaning solution. It's eco-friendly: no nasty chemicals. Much better than Windex. You'll need: - rubbing (isopropyl) alcohol - corn starch - white vinegar - water Materials: - empty spray bottle with lid/straw Measure Measure out 2 tablespoons of corn starch into...
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Sat, 6 Jul 2013 04:30:37 PDT
Peel Off Window Art lmnopeas My son and I have recently taken up the hobby of creating window art. We bought a kit that comes with peel of paint, a book with traceable designs and a tracing sheet. While a lot of the book designs are really fun, we wanted to create some pieces with some of our favorite things. This project is fu...
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Mon, 3 Jun 2013 17:21:41 PDT
delightful window garden Miah_OMalley To make this delightful window garden on a budget, you'll need: glass vases stones soil colorful marbles colorful beads plant stakes wire plants Fill the glass vases with about an inch of stones. This will provide drainage. Then fill the container with soil, and place the plant inside. Place the co...
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Wed, 29 May 2013 02:53:09 PDT
Open House Window While Alarm Still Working (No Bypass) orion808 Preface: We like to sleep with our windows open some times when it is cool out. There is no sense in having the AC on if the weather outside is perfect. Since moving out of an apartment and into a home, we would have to bypass the alarm (ie: turn a zone off). Surely there had to be another way. Thi...
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Mon, 27 May 2013 14:21:10 PDT
The Pocket-Sized Fun Intruder Alarm bird123457 I hope you like this project! If you have any questions please feel free to leave them below.
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Wed, 22 May 2013 14:01:32 PDT
Duct tape Wallet with double sided window
Duct tape Wallet with double sided window - More DIY How To Projects]]> DTKing This is a step-by-step tutorial on how to make a duct tape wallet. If you have done your research you might be thinking "oh another one?" however this is different than others. As you can see in the photo the one that I have created has a double sided window (from what I have seen this is the first ...
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Mon, 15 Apr 2013 17:13:51 PDT
Prevent Bent Curtain Rods
Prevent Bent Curtain Rods - More DIY How To Projects]]> ezman Introduction Bent Curtain Rods do not keep the curtain up over the window; they do, however, keep falling down - curtain and all.  Fallen curtains do not keep the cold and the sun out, or maintain some privacy.  The intent of this instructable is prevent curtain rods from being bent beyond use.  The...
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Wed, 10 Apr 2013 08:13:33 PDT
MacGyver Blinds
MacGyver Blinds - More DIY How To Projects]]> Cmdr. Vik Hi All, The following instructable details how to create make-shift temporary blinds. A practical solution if you have moved into a new home without considering the size of your windows, the compatibility of your old window coverings, or other commonly overlooked aspects relating to your new window...
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Tue, 19 Mar 2013 15:06:16 PDT
How to Make a Valentine Heart Window Cling Craft for kids
How to Make a Valentine Heart Window Cling Craft for kids - More DIY How To Projects]]> Love to Sew Studio These Valentine window clings are a craft kids will love! And they make pretty Valentine's day decorations too.   How to Make a Homemade Valentine  Heart Window Cling Craft   You will Need:   white scho...
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Sun, 3 Feb 2013 20:12:20 PST
Make A Cornice Box for Your Window
Make A Cornice Box for Your Window - More DIY How To Projects]]> ElectricSnowman Have you ever thought your windows needed a little pizzazz?  I didn't, but my wife did; so guess what?  It was up to me to make it happen!  Luckily it was a fun and easy weekend project that we could do together. Get The Required Stuff I went to the Home Depot and had them cut a sheet of 1/8" pl...
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Sat, 2 Feb 2013 09:00:27 PST
Two Platform Sisal Rope Cat Tree
Two Platform Sisal Rope Cat Tree - More DIY How To Projects]]> Attmos   Well I have just moved cross country from Colorado to Ohio.  My condos front window offers my cats a wonderful view of birds and SQURRELS of which we didn't have many in Colorado.  The problem is I can't fit two cat seats and my chair in the front window, so I needed to make a single two seat-er w...
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Mon, 28 Jan 2013 20:00:50 PST
Turn an Old Window Frame Into a Jewelry Display
Turn an Old Window Frame Into a Jewelry Display - More DIY How To Projects]]> envirolutionary Welcome to my first Instructable! I will be going through the basics of how to convert an old window frame into a Jewelry Display, which has several utilities and can be modified to fit your needs. I made two of these at the same time that were relative in size, for my mother and my partner's mothe...
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Wed, 23 Jan 2013 17:41:20 PST
FAUX LED WINDOW!! - More DIY How To Projects]]> karimck My husband and I will soon be finishing our basement. There are only two small windows down there and it is very cave-like. I've been  thinking about how I could brighten the space and came up with the idea of a lighted, faux window. Of course, my first stop was to look at Instructables for plans! W...
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Sun, 6 Jan 2013 11:35:21 PST
Duct tape tilting window screen
Duct tape tilting window screen - More DIY How To Projects]]> Winged Fist This project came out of a real necessity... That is the necessity to be able to open a tilting window to get some cross ventilation in, without letting in hoards of voracious mosquitos. Because this window tilts, rather than sliding up and down, a regular window screen wouldn't work. The solution ...
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Fri, 4 Jan 2013 17:59:53 PST
Sun-catcher with Tissue Paper and Laser-cut Frame
Sun-catcher with Tissue Paper and Laser-cut Frame - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
Child Proof Your Windows bfk Perhaps the most imortant Instructable I'll ever publish. It is about children falling from buildings. In the United States alone, 5,000 children were admitted to hospitals after falling out of buildings in 2011.  Not all of these children died, but the terror of falling several stories and the gr...
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Thu, 15 Nov 2012 08:05:03 PST
House-o-Lantern - More DIY How To Projects]]> liontroll Our houses glow don't they? Put a face in the glass and light up the whole neighborhood. Carve everything for halloween! Pick windows, measure and cut. Choose some prominent windows on your house, dorm or apartment. Measure the dimensions of the glass, then pull cardboard out of a nearby dumpster...
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Sun, 4 Nov 2012 17:38:37 PST
Nondestructive window cat flap dtextor Last year we got a small black cat (a tomcat actually) that was so active and wanted to get outside to play, it drove us crazy to keep him inside. But always opening and closing the door of our flat was too annoying. We took a look at the generic cat doors that you build into the door or window, but...
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Fri, 10 Aug 2012 03:49:09 PDT
Sliding window with recicled materials
Sliding window with recicled materials - More DIY How To Projects]]> OliverdelaRosa Today I will share the experience of making a slide window for the national headquarter of Skadix Cultural Asociation in Spain. As we can see, the window is maked with recycled materials from a closet and a blackboard.  Hoy voy a compartir la experiencia de hacer una ventana corredera para la sede ...
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Sat, 2 Jun 2012 10:55:10 PDT
Upcycled window frame scarf organizer
Upcycled window frame scarf organizer - More DIY How To Projects]]> suzelac So, you have an old window and you don't know what to do with it, but you want to do something crafty? Well friends, I have a solution for you - the upcycled window frame scarf, bag, and accessory display! Read on if you want to go from having an old window pane to a stylish and visually appealing s...
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Thu, 26 Apr 2012 12:57:55 PDT
Cottage Window Coffee Table Little Mom on the Prairie While I was browsing around our local ReStore (Habitat for Humanity resale shop) I came across their stacks of old windows. They do test for lead paint,which is nice - a lead free guarantee!   I was leaning towards making a coffee table, because we didn't have this was a very nice treasure ...
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Sat, 3 Mar 2012 10:07:01 PST
Dorm Room Curtains
Dorm Room Curtains - More DIY How To Projects]]> kayakgirl The curtains or blinds that come with dorms are ugly and often ineffective, but with just a little money and time you can make your own completely removable curtains that will brighten your room with color and darken your room when it is time to sleep. Materials You will need: Curtains: Make them...
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Fri, 24 Feb 2012 15:38:31 PST
Space Invader Vinyl Cutouts
Space Invader Vinyl Cutouts - More DIY How To Projects]]> christopherhesse I made these vinyl cutouts at TechShop San Francisco using their computer controlled vinyl cutter.  TechShop is this awesome place (only available in select cities) where you pay a monthly fee to get access to a bunch of tools, including this vinyl cutter.  These particular patterns are fairly simpl...
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Fri, 13 Jan 2012 20:16:00 PST
Wonderful World Draft Stopper
Wonderful World Draft Stopper - More DIY How To Projects]]> caitlinsdad Wait, is that....nah. Make this delightful item from simple materials to stop that awful draft from coming under the door and keep you warm. It's never too early to start Spring cleaning and see what items you can find to repurpose.  Used socks aren't really for donation and there is always that od...
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Fri, 13 Jan 2012 18:57:01 PST
Money Gift Card Holder - Window
Money Gift Card Holder - Window - More DIY How To Projects]]> blossom9283 My inlaws are always so hard to buy for, so this year we are giving them the gift of green - cash.  I hate giving money, but it is what they want so I have made a money gift card holder.  For my mother-in-law I made this Window card so it looks like the president is looking through a snowy window. T...
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Sat, 24 Dec 2011 13:01:56 PST
bottle cap curtain
bottle cap curtain - More DIY How To Projects]]> theartisticmess i collect bottle caps so i have over 600 hundred of them and i need to do something with them so as i was looking for something i found someone who made a curtain out of soda tabs, so i got the idea to do the same thing but with bottle caps! (i suggest reading all instructions first) btw this is my ...
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Fri, 2 Dec 2011 11:12:17 PST
Sugru Window Pumpkins supersoftdrink Placing Sugru on a flat surface like a window or a computer screen allows you to create a delicate, flat sculpture without too much headache. Once you've squashed your Sugru onto a clean, dry surface like glass, you can dip your fingers or other tools in soapy water and gently smear it in different...
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Sun, 30 Oct 2011 23:04:17 PDT
Sugru Spiderweb
Sugru Spiderweb - More DIY How To Projects]]> supersoftdrink Sugru is great for window decorations. It clings to the glass but can be easily removed later. Things like spider webs are surprisingly easy to make. For this window decoration, I used: 1 1/2 packets of white Sugru (a certain kid decided to bite some of my Sugru packets, and the tiny holes cured ...
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Sun, 30 Oct 2011 22:32:19 PDT
folded cardboard window blind
folded cardboard window blind - More DIY How To Projects]]> Mimikry I live in northern Sweden, and in summer - there's no sunset it never gets dark. Our house has many big windows and I'm simply too cheap to buy that much window blinds :P I came up with this inexpensive, easy and yet decorative window blind. It takes about 30 minutes to make one. materials Yo...
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Wed, 13 Jul 2011 09:21:07 PDT
Window Shutter Mail Sorter
Window Shutter Mail Sorter - More DIY How To Projects]]> Carleyy Repurpose an old window shutter into a chic mail sorter!  Its a great way to keep your mail organized and it makes great wall decor. I live with 4 roommates and our mail piles up so quickly.  I made this as a solution to cut back on the clutter. Supplies Window Shutter - you can find them a salv...
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Mon, 20 Jun 2011 12:57:40 PDT
DIY extra window insulation using bubble wrap
DIY extra window insulation using bubble wrap - More DIY How To Projects]]> guinness0001  DIY extra window insulation using bubble wrap.  This was inspired by an article on  This is one method of a semi permanent fixing of bubble wrap t...
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Mon, 28 Feb 2011 08:37:12 PST
Stained Plexi Privacy Glass
Stained Plexi Privacy Glass - More DIY How To Projects]]> artcfartc My dogs have destroyed the blinds on our front door. They also have a knack for pulling curtains down, so I had to come up with something durable. I came across some old quarter inch thick plexiglass for really cheap, which led to this idea. As an added bonus I also increased the security of my fro...
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Fri, 4 Feb 2011 12:35:12 PST
The window-closer
The window-closer - More DIY How To Projects]]> The-engineer The BIG problem! I have been blessed with a lovely but a bit short girlfriend, that has a bit of a problem closeing and opening our windows in our apartment, forcing her to either use a chair or her boyfriend (me) to get the job done, and since I can't always be around, and a chair is just big and h...
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Sun, 26 Dec 2010 10:50:07 PST