Instructables: exploring - workshop - bottle - featured Sat, 30 May 2015 03:56:46 PDT BLOX v1.01 Glass Bottle Cutting Jig
Glass Bottle Cutting Jig - More DIY How To Projects]]> Schaf77 This instructable shows the jig I made to cut glass bottles. The method I use is from Jor2daje, here is the link: method uses a torch and something to rotate the bottle while heat is applied. Jor2daje used a lathe which I do not have, so I h...
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Fri, 29 May 2015 20:01:04 PDT
Long Lasting Beer Bottle Tiki Torches
Long Lasting Beer Bottle Tiki Torches - More DIY How To Projects]]> Herman Beerman Man and woman alike have always been drawn to fire. This is why investing a little time and money to make long lasting tiki torches that have some character can be a great addition to anyone's back yard. It can be functional for mood lighting, a mosquito repellant, and a great conversation piece.For...
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Wed, 13 May 2015 19:37:15 PDT
Nail Bottle Opener
Nail Bottle Opener - More DIY How To Projects]]> sbanas I've seen these nail bottle openers online, and thought I would make one. They are super simple, but still very interesting, it can basically be a block of wood and a nail. I also wanted mine to be a little bit smaller and look better. Materials For this project all I used was:- Scrap 1x4- Scrap ...
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Thu, 30 Apr 2015 17:25:20 PDT
Beer bottle opener pi
Beer bottle opener pi - More DIY How To Projects]]> geq1 If you want a cool gift for a friend who’s into Math, want to be the coolest nerd in the negihbourhood or just want to try metalworking, this is a great project for you. I always wanted to try casting and the Pi/e contest was the perfect opportunity. I decided to make a bottle opener from aluminum. ...
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Fri, 10 Apr 2015 06:45:21 PDT
Simple Bottle Cutting Jig
Simple Bottle Cutting Jig - More DIY How To Projects]]> choopathingy Cutting glass bottles can often be a frustrating task, especially if the score line on the bottle is not perfectly straight. For this reason, I will show you how to make a simple glass bottle cutting jig from scrap wood that is quite versatile when it comes to cutting different sized bottles. My des...
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Tue, 24 Mar 2015 18:52:53 PDT
Beer Bottle Candle Holder
Beer Bottle Candle Holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> M3G For as long as I can remember my dad has used beer bottles to hold candles. While it looks cool and works pretty well, it's not the safest thing to do. When you add a 10" candle to a 9" tall empty bottle it gets pretty unstable. I decided to make him some candle holders that have the same spirit as ...
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Wed, 18 Feb 2015 08:37:05 PST
Not Your Average "Coaster"
Not Your Average "Coaster" - More DIY How To Projects]]> ABCass1 ***UPDATE*** Final Versions are on the bottom HELLO AND WELCOME,First of all I want to give a shout out to mikeasaurus for his helping in this idea from his Coaster bottle opener. Here is a link to his page, , check him out. Well this is not you...
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Sun, 11 Jan 2015 08:31:28 PST
Diesel Punk Wine Rack
Diesel Punk Wine Rack - More DIY How To Projects]]> Robert Chlebowski Here is an easy project to hold bottles of all sorts (Wine, Gin, Vodka etc). This project requires at a minimum 6 hours of time and no tools! - (note, unless things get stubborn, then you may need some WWD40 and a pipe plier.)This rack may end up being a bit of a puzzle, so read the next step thorou...
By: Robert Chlebowski

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Thu, 25 Dec 2014 14:29:17 PST
Recycled Bottle Self Watering Hydroponics
Recycled Bottle Self Watering Hydroponics - More DIY How To Projects]]> deba168 For Hydroponics system watering plant in the container is very important.In market you can get from the simple to the costly products that can feed and water your container plants.But if you prefer to spend your money on plants, rather than "systems," you may want to consider a simple and inexpensiv...
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Sun, 21 Dec 2014 04:52:46 PST
Man Cave Bottle Opener
Man Cave Bottle Opener - More DIY How To Projects]]> solow2ba No man cave is complete without a fashionable bottle opener. This bottle opener features a scroll saw cut football player, wall hanging and a magnetic catch. A simple build with only a few tools and materials. Tools and Materials Tools Needed Scroll SawRouter straight bitdecorative edgingSand P...
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Sun, 30 Nov 2014 12:37:29 PST
Bottle Rocket Lamp
Bottle Rocket Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> Christian Knuell The bottle rocket lamp is a quite simple project you can finish in one day.Materials: Plywood about 620 x 400 x 15mm (I've used beech plywood)Bottle made of frosted glass (clear glass will not distribute the light evenly) LED spot (don't use incandescent bulbs - they generate too much heat, burn you...
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Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:19:49 PST
Tiki-Torch Bottle Lamp
Tiki-Torch Bottle Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> ShakeTheFuture Here is another bottle cutting project. Today we will be making a Tiki-Torch Bottle Lamp.What we need:✓ A main bottle for the lamp✓One or more bottles that are smaller in diameter than the main bottle. These will be used for lampshades/covers.✓A big Jar for the base of the lamp✓Bamboo stick - I ...
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Mon, 13 Oct 2014 08:40:43 PDT
Wine Bottle Table
Wine Bottle Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> fabiola.r.p.3 Hello guys! If you are the kind of people that tend to keep empty bottles here and there and don't know what to do with them after, we thought that this DIY idea would be nice for you since it's not that complicated and all you need is a wooden board of 48" x 32". Some things you'll need! You'll ...
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Thu, 4 Sep 2014 07:48:04 PDT
A beer for two flames
A beer for two flames - More DIY How To Projects]]> andrea biffi When you wish to decorate a party, or add some interesting features at pub tables, you can use empty beer bottles and a pair of flames. Follow this simple tutorial to understand what I mean. Cut the bottle With an empty beer bottle you can make much more than trash it! If you don't believe me mak...
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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 11:53:12 PDT
The Ultimate Hammer (Hammer + Screwdriver, Bottle Opener, Nail Holder, and Ruler)
The Ultimate Hammer (Hammer + Screwdriver, Bottle Opener, Nail Holder, and Ruler) - More DIY How To Projects]]> M3G I recently stumbled upon this instructable, and it got me thinking; what else could be done to improve the humble hammer? I had some ideas in the back of my mind, and when I saw the Hand Tools Only Contest I decided to stop procrastinating and get to work. After all, what better entry for a contest ...
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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 08:24:06 PDT
Liquor bottle lights
Liquor bottle lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> MattBruzer Instructables send our hackerspace (The Rabbit Hole) a whole bunch of Dremel tools and challenged us to do something creative with them.I decided to make lamps out of liquor bottles. I happen to have a drinking problem (opportunity) ... so liquor empty liquor bottles are abundant where I come from. ...
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Fri, 22 Aug 2014 21:09:08 PDT
Cute Concrete Planter
Cute Concrete Planter - More DIY How To Projects]]> smori These cute concrete planters are an adorable addition to any home or garden! The molds are made of recyclable materials and concrete mix is very inexpensive to buy. You can switch up the plants in these planters to give these little guys a fresh new 'do. Gather Your Supplies To make the mold, you...
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Tue, 15 Jul 2014 14:25:04 PDT
Catapult Bottle Opener
Catapult Bottle Opener - More DIY How To Projects]]> keineAhnung Hello,I want to present you my prototype of a bottle opener, which reminds me of some kind of catapult.First of all, here's a video of how it worksIn the video you cant see how far the bottle cap flies, but i can tell you: It flies through the whole room and you might have to search it. And beware: ...
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Tue, 8 Jul 2014 06:24:36 PDT
Coke Bottle Sputnik Lamp
Coke Bottle Sputnik Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> doddieszoomer Gather Your Bottles You will need 12 glass coke bottles for this Instructable, so get drinking.You will also need:Zip tiesLaser cutterBlack acrylic 3mmFairy lightsGlue gun Fire The Laser Cannon Using suitable software draw out 12 pentagons, these will need 2 stitch holes on each side and a jo...
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Tue, 8 Jul 2014 12:38:53 PDT
Upcycling a bottle into a hanging pot
Upcycling a bottle into a hanging pot - More DIY How To Projects]]> advaym A hanging bottle pot is the perfect way to recycle an empty plastic bottle into something useful and creative! Not only does it prevent bottles from ending up in garbage cans, it is also an easy DIY project that can help you hang plants all around your house. Moreover, it takes less than 15-minutes ...
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Wed, 25 Jun 2014 01:07:30 PDT
the stem lamp
the stem lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> andrea biffi Being able to cut my own empty beer bottles I wished to build something which takes advantage of that nice warm glass colour. A lamp took shape in my brain... The lampshades To see a simple way to cut a glass bottle you can read my previous instructable here. Actually there are many methods and y...
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Fri, 20 Jun 2014 13:01:32 PDT
Triangular Pallet Wine Rack for 6 bottles and 4 cups
Triangular Pallet Wine Rack for 6 bottles and 4 cups - More DIY How To Projects]]> foradoescritorio Still on the pallet + wine thing, let's go a little harder. How about a triangular pallet wine rack for 6 bottles and 4 cups? Sounds good right?Time to work.Portuguese version available at by Douglas Schneider.Materials:PalletScrewsWood glueVarnish80 grit sand paper...
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Sat, 17 May 2014 10:42:22 PDT
Liquor Bottle Lamp
Liquor Bottle Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> NathanaelScheffler Hello Instructables, After I made my Walnut and Aluminum Table Lamp, I decided that I wanted to make something bigger. I came up with a design when I saw an empty vodka bottle in the recycling. In my original design, I wanted to make the base out of round aluminum bar, however I ended up redesign...
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Thu, 15 May 2014 07:21:30 PDT
coaster bottle opener
coaster bottle opener - More DIY How To Projects]]> mikeasaurus With Spring here many people are enjoying the the warmer weather, spending more time outside enjoying a cold one on the patio with friends. A common conundrum when entertaining friends is keeping the bottle opener from wandering away; unless you have the bottle opener chained up it's bound to get ...
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Mon, 7 Apr 2014 17:09:39 PDT
Bunny Rabbit Hydration Station Made From Scrap Wood
Bunny Rabbit Hydration Station Made From Scrap Wood - More DIY How To Projects]]> joey24dirt Hey there. So I had few hours spare and had a little mod to do to our rabbit hutch. Basically we needed the water bottles for the rabbits installing on the inside of the hutch. I know you can buy the wall mounted bottles and brackets from most pet shops but where's the fun in that. I had some scraps...
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Sat, 8 Mar 2014 14:36:33 PST
Piglet shaped wood burner from an old bottle.
Piglet shaped wood burner from an old bottle. - More DIY How To Projects]]> RuudvandeLooij A gas bottle wood burner, since this instructable I was destined to make one myself. More than a year I'm thinking of this to be a project for me. I got myself the promise of a gas bottle as soon as it was empty. The promised gas bottle however, doesn't want to be emptied, it hasn't been used for ye...
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Sun, 23 Feb 2014 08:37:17 PST
"Floating" Chain Wine Bottle Holder
"Floating" Chain Wine Bottle Holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> M3G I hate buying things when I can make them myself. A family member wanted a wine bottle holder like this, and I saw an opportunity to make something cool and improve my welding skills. I quite like the idea behind this sort of bottle holder. A chain (something not often associated with holding up an ...
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Mon, 17 Feb 2014 07:19:40 PST
Recycled Bottle Lamps (Multiple)
Recycled Bottle Lamps (Multiple) - More DIY How To Projects]]> snow1434 I would like to share one of my favorite projects how to make a bottle lamp. You do have to invest about $15  for a diamond bit, but the bottle lamps can be made for less than $10 and they make amazing gifts or sold for a profit at craft shows and Etsy shops. Before we start i made this instructable...
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Sat, 8 Feb 2014 14:55:05 PST
Paw Print Bottle Openers
Paw Print Bottle Openers - More DIY How To Projects]]> Natalina I am a newbie to metal working, and decided to try a simple project to get acquainted with some of the awesome tools we have at the Pier 9 shop (I work here at Instructables, and we have an amazing new shop! Apply to be an AIR and you can use it too!). I made these as christmas gifts for my family w...
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Sun, 5 Jan 2014 20:50:11 PST
easy glass bottle cutter made up of common parts [UPDATED... again]
easy glass bottle cutter made up of common parts [UPDATED... again] - More DIY How To Projects]]> andrea biffi It's interesting to know that you can make a glass from a bottle, engraving a cut all around the circumference and splitting it in two with a few tricks. If you plan to make many glasses and if you wish to obtain a perfect flat cut, you can preferably build your own cutting device. The main advantag...
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Wed, 4 Dec 2013 11:28:40 PST
The $0.05 Stationary Bottle Opener
The $0.05 Stationary Bottle Opener - More DIY How To Projects]]> -BALES- If you're anything like me (handsome and funny), you misplace your tape measures constantly.  I have a small space and 4 tape measures .. still happens.  You also misplace your bottle openers and you don't carry one because your key ring is already crying for mercy. You, my fine feathered friend, n...

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Fri, 8 Nov 2013 10:23:08 PST
Plants in Bottles
Plants in Bottles - More DIY How To Projects]]> notforfooduse These plants in bottles are essentially DIY terraria in bottles. They look quite good and are very simple to make with whatever bottles you might have lying around. I made these one afternoon with my cousin and he really enjoyed it! Obviously, this is not the first terrarium-themed instructable. In...
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Thu, 15 Aug 2013 00:46:37 PDT
Plastic bottle birdhouse
Plastic bottle birdhouse - More DIY How To Projects]]> Ruud van Koningsbrugge Isn't that the best thing there is? Use your plastic waste for a bird-nursery. After your clothes have been refreshed you step out in nature and you hear the tiny squeaks of little birds housing in your former detergent bottle. It is easy to make. No special skills needed. And very basic tools. Sti...
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Mon, 29 Apr 2013 02:08:43 PDT
Powder Coating Glass Bottles
Powder Coating Glass Bottles - More DIY How To Projects]]> Julia.Lemke Powder coating is an electrostatic process in which polymers or plastics are applied in a dry spray. Typically, this process is used for metals, but with the right preparation, it can be applied to other materials such as glass or wood. Powder coating is much more durable than most conventional pain...
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Thu, 28 Feb 2013 12:37:21 PST
Stylish Half-bottle LED Lights
Stylish Half-bottle LED Lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> kukubee Hello everyone! I want to show you how I converted some daily used objects into a stylish array of four LED lamps that can be used anywhere in the house. I made them for the kitchen table, and they look so good that I will make another set for my desk. These are not capable to replace your standar...
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Mon, 28 Jan 2013 06:37:28 PST
Simple Adjustable Glass Bottle Cutter
Simple Adjustable Glass Bottle Cutter - More DIY How To Projects]]> lidsdad It doesn't matter if the bottle is half full or half empty. With this bottle cutter you can make half a bottle thats all full, and half thats all empty..... everyone's happy There was a nice instructable on how to make a glass bottle cutter that was made at tech shop (
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Wed, 23 Jan 2013 18:28:43 PST
Make A Beer Bottle Shaped Candle
Make A Beer Bottle Shaped Candle - More DIY How To Projects]]> hithernthither Materials: Tongs (Not shown) Funnel Hammer (Not shown) Glue (Not shown) Beer Bottle Large Candle Melt Your Candle Get a small pot and stick your candle in it. Turn the heat on low. Wait. Check on it every few minutes. Be careful, you can burn the wax! If it starts smoking, take it off the he...
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Wed, 23 Jan 2013 00:41:03 PST
Tiki-torches for everyone!
Tiki-torches for everyone! - More DIY How To Projects]]> Justin Tyler Tate Whether it's hot or cold outside, or even in between, you can still have an outdoor party with Tiki-torches. The materials you'll need are: - Some twine or thin rope - One glass bottle which fits loosely inside one plastic bottle - One long stick, dowel, sapling or thin tree branch (about 1in/2.5cm...
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Fri, 11 Jan 2013 05:30:29 PST
DIY Beer Bottle Chandelier
DIY Beer Bottle Chandelier - More DIY How To Projects]]> faceless105 If you want to keep things original, then this is a great project. With a little work and time you can 1up all your friends with a great new look for your bar lighting. The inspiration for this came from another instructable. The only problem with this was he built his by welding, which wasn't some...
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Sat, 13 Oct 2012 20:33:11 PDT
Make a hanging light out of a wine bottle
Make a hanging light out of a wine bottle - More DIY How To Projects]]> immrroboto I created a hanging light out an old lamp and a used wine bottle.  This was my first time through so it is a bit of a rough project, as I was learning as I went.  Hopefully it will serve as a good jumping off point for you if you wish to try something similar.  This project should take about one hou...
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Sat, 25 Aug 2012 02:43:58 PDT
Inverted Wine Bottle Planter
Inverted Wine Bottle Planter - More DIY How To Projects]]> coolname123 Introduction/Gathering Materials So a while ago I found a couple of Instructables about how to turn old plastic coke bottles and other various items into upside-down hanging planters (such as this one here). I thought it was kind of a cool idea, but it just looked far to scrappy to fit in with the ...
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Sun, 27 May 2012 21:38:18 PDT
Pac-man bottle opener
Pac-man bottle opener - More DIY How To Projects]]> heelercjwww I saw a bottle opener like this somewhere and decided to make my own. Notice pac man has two teeth, those are there because bottle caps are much harder then ghost. What I used As far as tools go its rather meager. you can get by with less then I used certainly, just depends on how much elbow grea...
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Tue, 17 Apr 2012 22:23:38 PDT
Easiest way to cleanly cut bottles
Easiest way to cleanly cut bottles - More DIY How To Projects]]> Jor2daje I know there are already quite a few great bottle cutting instructables but I find this technique to be the fastest, and in my expirience the cleanest and easiest way to cut bottles. My project was to make a set of drinking glasses from old pepsi bottles that I had lying around, but you can use this...
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Sun, 8 Apr 2012 17:05:45 PDT
hydroponic lettuce garden from plastic bottles (Grow bottles)
hydroponic lettuce garden from plastic bottles (Grow bottles) - More DIY How To Projects]]> Professor-Mousedude I have no land to grow a garden, But I do have windows that get plenty of sunlight.  I wanted a compact, low maintenance way of quickly growing lettuce and other small, fast growing plants. My goals were: cheap: I'm not looking to spend much money on this project, so cheap is good, and free is bet...
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Thu, 15 Mar 2012 17:10:14 PDT
metalshop bottle opener
metalshop bottle opener - More DIY How To Projects]]> rocket I recently took the Basic Metal Shop class at TechShop (course #MTL103), this is a safety and basic equipment class aimed at getting people with little to no experience working with metal shop tools safely and comfortably. This Instructable will guide you through the process of making a simple bot...
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Fri, 2 Mar 2012 12:33:52 PST
Wine Bottle Garden
Wine Bottle Garden - More DIY How To Projects]]> SelkeyMoonbeam I had a bunch of wine bottles in my window, and plants in the other window. But then my plants started having seedlings, and I didn't have a flower pot for them- and my wine bottles looked lonely without anything in them. Suddenly, it hit me! Wine bottles could be flower pots, thus solving all of my...
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Thu, 23 Feb 2012 11:45:54 PST
Multi-Axis Turned Wood Canteen
Multi-Axis Turned Wood Canteen - More DIY How To Projects]]> Scotttland   Multi-axis, or 'eccentric' wood turning is the turning of parts in two or more phases, set at different axis.  The different axis can be parallel, angular, or at 90 degrees.  In most cases, this will mean turning a piece of wood in a very lopsided way, with the center of gravity offset from the ax...
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Mon, 20 Feb 2012 19:46:47 PST
Folding Beer Bottle Opener
Folding Beer Bottle Opener - More DIY How To Projects]]> desertsniper In my venture to start building knives and lacking the proper tools to do so, I wanted to practice things related to the craft. I thought handle would be a great place to start and while having I beer (stone IPA) I had a brilliant idea! How about a bottle opener?! So I made one, and another (more ro...
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Fri, 10 Feb 2012 10:19:29 PST
plant terrarium basics.
plant terrarium basics. - More DIY How To Projects]]> louis perichon Hi! Did you notice how terrariums looked great on a coffee table or an office desk? I believed there was a secret choice of soil and plants in order to make such a cool type of interior decoration.......the fact is: IT IS EASY AS NOSE PICKING!!! you just have to respect a few steps many other in...
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Sun, 15 Jan 2012 07:45:38 PST
Hanging Bottle Light Bulb
Hanging Bottle Light Bulb - More DIY How To Projects]]> Random_Canadian Make a light bulb from an ordinary bottle. My previous bottle bulb was a failure of the good kind. I learned quite a bit so check it out first before proceeding. This one is simpler to assemble, display and has greater reliabilit...
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Thu, 29 Dec 2011 21:46:03 PST