Instructables: exploring - stepbystep - living - recycling - featured http://www.instructables.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:24:14 PDT BLOX v1.01 Zombie Hand Holder http://www.instructables.com/id/Zombie-Hand-Holder/
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Mon, 8 Jul 2013 13:55:46 PDT
Recycled Map Bangle http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycled-Map-Bangle/
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Tue, 2 Jul 2013 21:30:40 PDT
Plastic Bags Crocheted into a Clutch http://www.instructables.com/id/Plastic-Bags-Crocheted-into-a-Clutch/
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Tue, 2 Jul 2013 16:48:49 PDT
Hanging Moss Garden http://www.instructables.com/id/Hanging-Moss-Garden/
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Tue, 21 May 2013 21:44:30 PDT
parasitic planters http://www.instructables.com/id/parasitic-planters/
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Tue, 7 May 2013 18:50:35 PDT
free standing vertical planter http://www.instructables.com/id/free-standing-vertical-planter/
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Tue, 7 May 2013 18:04:31 PDT
Cheap DIY Rock Star Jewelry http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-DIY-Rock-Star-Jewelry/
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Thu, 2 May 2013 05:25:41 PDT
How to make a mountain pillow http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-mountain-pillow/
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Tue, 30 Apr 2013 14:51:33 PDT
Creating Activated Carbon From Food Waste (CCC Carbon Method) http://www.instructables.com/id/Creating-Activated-Carbon-From-Food-Waste-CCC-Car/
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Tue, 23 Apr 2013 20:29:40 PDT
Modular Water Jug Storage Bins http://www.instructables.com/id/Modular-Water-Jug-Storage-Bins/
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Tue, 29 Jan 2008 12:45:34 PST
Recycled Crayons for Valentine's Day Kid's Craft http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycled-Crayons-for-Valentines-Day-Kids-Craft/
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Mon, 11 Feb 2013 10:53:40 PST
Paper-Green a new way to recycle and plant http://www.instructables.com/id/Paper-Green-a-new-way-to-recycle-and-plant/
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Fri, 25 Jan 2013 11:30:30 PST
Woven Star http://www.instructables.com/id/Woven-Star/
Woven Star - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOE/0DR8/HAWSI5FN/FOE0DR8HAWSI5FN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOE/0DR8/HAWSI5FN/FOE0DR8HAWSI5FN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOE/0DR8/HAWSI5FN/FOE0DR8HAWSI5FN.SMALL.jpg lindarose92 This star is very similar to the Christmas Star I posted some days ago and just like that one, it can be made with plastic bags or paper from magazines or newspapers...or anything you can think of! Take your piece of plastic (or paper) and divide it in at least 20 sections and cut them. I made t...
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Sat, 29 Dec 2012 05:54:45 PST
Paper Candle Holder http://www.instructables.com/id/Paper-Candle-Holder/
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Mon, 24 Dec 2012 15:53:12 PST
Tire to Ottoman and Table. http://www.instructables.com/id/Tier-to-Ottoman-and-Table/
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Thu, 20 Dec 2012 10:39:29 PST
Christmas Star http://www.instructables.com/id/Christmas-Star/
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Wed, 19 Dec 2012 13:25:22 PST
Recycled Wood Pallets Thanksgiving Turkey Decoration http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycled-Wood-Pallets-Thanksgiving-Turkey-Decorati/
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Mon, 19 Nov 2012 08:40:25 PST
Newspaper Weave 2 - Rack, Rustic Basket, Pencil Holder http://www.instructables.com/id/Newspaper-Weave-2-Rack-Rustic-Basket-Pencil-Ho/
Newspaper Weave 2 - Rack, Rustic Basket, Pencil Holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRZ/KZF1/H994IK6T/FRZKZF1H994IK6T.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRZ/KZF1/H994IK6T/FRZKZF1H994IK6T.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRZ/KZF1/H994IK6T/FRZKZF1H994IK6T.SMALL.jpg shazni Here is my 2nd tutorial on newspaper weave. :-) ...here Ii would show you the single , double ,and twist weave. I should have started with the pencil holder ( or vase ...if you stick a jam bottle inside!) in the first tutorial...as it's very simple and is a great beginners project and is great for s...
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Mon, 12 Nov 2012 10:20:55 PST
Newspaper Vase- Twist Weave http://www.instructables.com/id/Newspaper-Vase-Twist-Weave/
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Wed, 10 Oct 2012 07:26:31 PDT
Vinyl LP Butterfly http://www.instructables.com/id/Vinyl-LP-Butterfly/
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Thu, 13 Sep 2012 03:50:07 PDT
Shopping bag from plastic shopping bags http://www.instructables.com/id/Shopping-bag-from-plastic-shopping-bags/
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Fri, 27 Jul 2012 08:24:35 PDT
How to pulverize set plaster for re-use http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-pulverize-set-plaster-for-re-use/
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Sat, 30 Jun 2012 21:17:52 PDT
Milk Bottle Quilled Clock http://www.instructables.com/id/Milk-Bottle-Quilled-Clock/
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Sat, 5 May 2012 04:44:28 PDT
LED Recycled Book Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Recycled-Book-Lamp/
LED Recycled Book Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FK1/3MX6/H1JUJERF/FK13MX6H1JUJERF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK1/3MX6/H1JUJERF/FK13MX6H1JUJERF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK1/3MX6/H1JUJERF/FK13MX6H1JUJERF.SMALL.jpg marfru There are so many books that are simply thrown away as they have very little resale value, so follow our easy step by step instructions and see how easy it is to create your own upcycled lampshade by recycling your old books. n this Step by step project we will show you how to upcycle an old book a...
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Fri, 4 May 2012 12:26:41 PDT
Reforming Soap Scraps http://www.instructables.com/id/Reforming-Soap-Scraps/
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Sun, 15 Apr 2012 09:59:18 PDT
Wine bottle hanging lantern http://www.instructables.com/id/Wine-bottle-hanging-lantern/
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Mon, 9 Jan 2012 08:44:06 PST
Dog Cat recycling water bowl http://www.instructables.com/id/Pet-water-fountain/
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Mon, 19 Dec 2011 09:53:54 PST
Winterish wreath made of old CDs http://www.instructables.com/id/Winterish-wreath-made-of-old-CDs/
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Wed, 23 Nov 2011 04:54:37 PST
Reusable baby wipes from recycled t-shirts http://www.instructables.com/id/Reusable-baby-wipes-from-recycled-t-shirts/
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Sun, 20 Nov 2011 20:24:28 PST
How to make paper http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-paper-1/
How to make paper - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZP/11RK/GUKARLYX/FZP11RKGUKARLYX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZP/11RK/GUKARLYX/FZP11RKGUKARLYX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZP/11RK/GUKARLYX/FZP11RKGUKARLYX.SMALL.jpg Kiteman There are several Instructables about making paper from recycled fibres. That is a fine activity, and one which kept me gainfully employed for four years. When I worked in a papermill, even though we were an entirely machine-made mill, most of the questions we got from local schools were about how ...
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Tue, 8 Nov 2011 09:29:26 PST
Matchbox Camera http://www.instructables.com/id/Matchbox-Camera/
Matchbox Camera - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF2/4H0C/GREQ3YQQ/FF24H0CGREQ3YQQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF2/4H0C/GREQ3YQQ/FF24H0CGREQ3YQQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF2/4H0C/GREQ3YQQ/FF24H0CGREQ3YQQ.SMALL.jpg Mr Spoqui To make this mini-camera, you'll need a box of matches, a used toilet paper tube, a pair of scissors (or an x-cut), a pen and some tape. (Be advised, this camera doesn't really take pictures!) Instructions Draw, using the toilet paper tube, a circle on one of the sides of the match box's outer bo...
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Tue, 16 Aug 2011 14:37:17 PDT
Mod Circle side table, step stool, basket, etc. http://www.instructables.com/id/Mod-Circle-side-table-step-stool-basket-etc/
Mod Circle side table, step stool, basket, etc. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3Y/JNRD/GQ4EYDI5/F3YJNRDGQ4EYDI5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3Y/JNRD/GQ4EYDI5/F3YJNRDGQ4EYDI5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3Y/JNRD/GQ4EYDI5/F3YJNRDGQ4EYDI5.SMALL.jpg INFUSEDgoods I've wanted to make a basket that looks like this for a while now.  Thanks to instructables and the cardboard challenge I got the motivation to make it happen.  When thinking about making it I decided I wanted it to have multiple uses and to look somewhat like an art piece.  So here it is, I like ho...
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Thu, 14 Jul 2011 23:56:29 PDT
3D Cardboard Decor http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Cardboard-Decor/
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Thu, 14 Jul 2011 03:19:52 PDT
Grocery Bag Jewelry http://www.instructables.com/id/Grocery-Bag-Bracelet/
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Sun, 15 May 2011 19:18:16 PDT
APRON OF HOLDING http://www.instructables.com/id/APRON-OF-HOLDING/
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Sun, 8 May 2011 12:16:25 PDT
How to make paper out of anything you want http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-paper-out-of-anything-you-want/
How to make paper out of anything you want - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZI/IA2O/GKQ36E32/FZIIA2OGKQ36E32.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZI/IA2O/GKQ36E32/FZIIA2OGKQ36E32.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZI/IA2O/GKQ36E32/FZIIA2OGKQ36E32.SMALL.jpg Children's Museum of Pittsburgh These are step-by-step instructions on how to make your own paper out of recycled and household materials.  The process was originally explored by Kevin in the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh's Curiosity Lab and Studio. Children should work with a responsible adult to help you with your project! M...
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Thu, 3 Mar 2011 07:34:10 PST
How to make a seat for less than 8 Eur in less than 4 min. http://www.instructables.com/id/All-you-need/
How to make a seat for less than 8 Eur in less than 4 min. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVM/TWHV/H5ED87OE/FVMTWHVH5ED87OE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVM/TWHV/H5ED87OE/FVMTWHVH5ED87OE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVM/TWHV/H5ED87OE/FVMTWHVH5ED87OE.SMALL.jpg Allotrio Sitting all day sucks, because it causes back pain sometimes. Standing all day sucks as well, because it causes tired legs after a while. So while working at Open Design City today, I was wondering how to solve this with a very low budget and without a lot of time. So I came up with some kind of se...
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Fri, 7 Jan 2011 08:25:17 PST
SNOWMAN from an old 2x4: recycle crafting http://www.instructables.com/id/SNOWMAN-from-an-old-2x4-recycle-crafting/
SNOWMAN from an old 2x4: recycle crafting - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9Z/0HAO/GGC2U4RW/F9Z0HAOGGC2U4RW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9Z/0HAO/GGC2U4RW/F9Z0HAOGGC2U4RW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9Z/0HAO/GGC2U4RW/F9Z0HAOGGC2U4RW.SMALL.jpg cdawisconsin While our home was being built, I would periodically check out the dumpster to see what I could find.  Lots and lots of scrap 2x4's.  The great thing about a 2x4 is that when you cut out a small shape, it will stand on its own.  I've made snowmen, birds, fish, and small pumpkin jack-o-lanterns. ...
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Sun, 14 Nov 2010 12:41:22 PST
Totally Recycled Notepad with Pencil / Bloc de notas con lapiz http://www.instructables.com/id/Totally-Recycled-Notepad-with-Pencil-Bloc-de-not/
Totally Recycled Notepad with Pencil / Bloc de notas con lapiz - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRA/ET8M/GERP5JLG/FRAET8MGERP5JLG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRA/ET8M/GERP5JLG/FRAET8MGERP5JLG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRA/ET8M/GERP5JLG/FRAET8MGERP5JLG.SMALL.jpg ansanma Using ordinary materials within reach, you can make an useful notepad with pencil. So you don't waste time trying to find stuff to write in, because it is attached in your notepad. Cheap and clever! SAFETY ADVICE: This instructable uses sharp tools. Be careful using them. SUITABLE FOR KIDS ONLY WIT...
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Sun, 3 Oct 2010 12:44:34 PDT
Make a Soda Can Ring http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Soda-Can-Ring/
Make a Soda Can Ring - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGT/MA4I/GDVZOIE4/FGTMA4IGDVZOIE4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGT/MA4I/GDVZOIE4/FGTMA4IGDVZOIE4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGT/MA4I/GDVZOIE4/FGTMA4IGDVZOIE4.SMALL.jpg nickodemus After seeing how much useful material was put into aluminum cans, I was inspired to make something out of them, instead of trashing them. These are fairly easy to make, can be made quite quickly with repetition, and make for interesting gifts. With some practice, you can even determine what parts o...
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Sat, 11 Sep 2010 20:55:29 PDT
How to make pendants and charms from old CDs http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-pendants-and-charms-from-old-CDs/
How to make pendants and charms from old CDs - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ5/Q4KX/GCI8KXFU/FZ5Q4KXGCI8KXFU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ5/Q4KX/GCI8KXFU/FZ5Q4KXGCI8KXFU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ5/Q4KX/GCI8KXFU/FZ5Q4KXGCI8KXFU.SMALL.jpg Izelver I had this idea when I was looking for a way to make a Chocobo Dungeon inspired pendant. As some of you may know, Chocobo has a shiny, multicolored puzzle piece on it's bag. I figured it would be a nice way to re-use a scratched or obsolete CD and I made three different shapes of pendants for jewelr...
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Sun, 15 Aug 2010 08:04:09 PDT
10 Minute Dog Collar http://www.instructables.com/id/10-Minute-Dog-Collar/
10 Minute Dog Collar - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJH/X3BU/GCPZMEAL/FJHX3BUGCPZMEAL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJH/X3BU/GCPZMEAL/FJHX3BUGCPZMEAL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJH/X3BU/GCPZMEAL/FJHX3BUGCPZMEAL.SMALL.jpg chandra.nalaani Don't feel like spending $60 for a custom dog collar? Make one for free—in less time than it takes to finish a cup of coffee. Gather supplies What you'll need: Dog Old belt The kind with extra holes all the way to the end will be fastest, but if you choose a different kind, a...
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Sun, 15 Aug 2010 05:26:57 PDT
removable ironing-board top (on a cabinet) http://www.instructables.com/id/removable-ironing-board-top-on-a-cabinet/
removable ironing-board top (on a cabinet) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2W/KNZ6/G9ZE9A11/F2WKNZ6G9ZE9A11.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2W/KNZ6/G9ZE9A11/F2WKNZ6G9ZE9A11.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2W/KNZ6/G9ZE9A11/F2WKNZ6G9ZE9A11.SMALL.jpg mirileh It's not that I iron clothes, but that I need to be able to press seams when I sew. And I have a bad back, so there's no way I'm going to go and get an ironing board every time I sew a seam. My sewing machine is in the balcony along with some cabinet pieces that belong to my landlord. Two of them p...
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Thu, 3 Jun 2010 13:02:31 PDT
Coffee Cup Papermaking http://www.instructables.com/id/Coffee-Cup-Papermaking/
Coffee Cup Papermaking - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1M/NB88/G8XPCJY9/F1MNB88G8XPCJY9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1M/NB88/G8XPCJY9/F1MNB88G8XPCJY9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1M/NB88/G8XPCJY9/F1MNB88G8XPCJY9.SMALL.jpg taylooooor Making very cool paper can be actually quite easy. This instructable shows a method I have found to work very well, even for young children or people who have never done anything like making paper. If you happen to be on Kauai, come by Art Night in Hanapepe. Every Friday night I run a free communit...
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Sun, 9 May 2010 13:54:47 PDT
Original pinbadge recycling http://www.instructables.com/id/Original-badge-recycling/
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Thu, 25 Mar 2010 04:30:47 PDT
make a child's sleep cap from an old T-shirt http://www.instructables.com/id/make-a-childs-sleep-cap-from-an-old-T-shirt/
make a child's sleep cap from an old T-shirt - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F51/NR5K/G23UXC8R/F51NR5KG23UXC8R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F51/NR5K/G23UXC8R/F51NR5KG23UXC8R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F51/NR5K/G23UXC8R/F51NR5KG23UXC8R.SMALL.jpg shabbychef you know the scenario: it's 3 am, your newborn has just puked on his last clean hat, you have a pile of old T shirts from when you were punk rawk, a serger, and 15 minutes, you're wearing sunglasses, and drinking from a jelly jar. time to get crafty, keep the child's head warm, and reduce the stockp...
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Fri, 20 Nov 2009 13:50:18 PST
Plastic bottle-legged bed http://www.instructables.com/id/Plastic-bottle-legged-bed/
Plastic bottle-legged bed - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ4/US9X/G1QWAHM2/FQ4US9XG1QWAHM2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ4/US9X/G1QWAHM2/FQ4US9XG1QWAHM2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ4/US9X/G1QWAHM2/FQ4US9XG1QWAHM2.SMALL.jpg makendo Six years ago, I had to make a bed base so our mattress wasn't sitting on the floor. I had lots of plastic bottles that needed recycling, and an idea. Tools and materials The reason this bed is so primitive is that I had just moved countries and had no power tools with which to make one, except m...
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Sun, 15 Nov 2009 14:39:24 PST
Beautiful Pompeii Style Decoupage Project (art included) http://www.instructables.com/id/Beautiful-Pompeii-Style-Decoupage-Project-art-inc/
Beautiful Pompeii Style Decoupage Project (art included) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7J/KR6A/G1VDTGIE/F7JKR6AG1VDTGIE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7J/KR6A/G1VDTGIE/F7JKR6AG1VDTGIE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7J/KR6A/G1VDTGIE/F7JKR6AG1VDTGIE.SMALL.jpg tesseliot   This beautiful decoupage project has a lot of steps but is easy to do because I put together most of the design steps in the artwork. It is beautiful enough to use in your living room, or wherever you use recycled bags. My style is old world with a whimsical perspective and to achieve it I take sa...
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Thu, 12 Nov 2009 16:11:51 PST
How to make a papier mache Dia de los Muertos esqueleto http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-papier-mache-Dia-de-los-Muertos-eske/
How to make a papier mache Dia de los Muertos esqueleto - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKU/LKBY/FP8NM1YA/FKULKBYFP8NM1YA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKU/LKBY/FP8NM1YA/FKULKBYFP8NM1YA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKU/LKBY/FP8NM1YA/FKULKBYFP8NM1YA.SMALL.jpg linlu This shows how I made my papier mache skeletons in the style of Dia de los Muertos for Halloween. Expect to take at up to a week to make this due to the drying required between steps (to avoid mildew growth when stored). First the ingredients Items required.ToolsDrill and a 7/64" bit (used aft...
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Fri, 2 Jan 2009 05:10:59 PST
Recycled Plastic Messenger Bag or Purse http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycled-Plastic-Messenger-Bag-or-Purse/
Recycled Plastic Messenger Bag or Purse - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKX/CAJ4/FAKWQ6O2/FKXCAJ4FAKWQ6O2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKX/CAJ4/FAKWQ6O2/FKXCAJ4FAKWQ6O2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKX/CAJ4/FAKWQ6O2/FKXCAJ4FAKWQ6O2.SMALL.jpg emattrose No sewing necessary!You can use an iron to fuse together grocery bags into a thick sheet of plastic.Then you can use that plastic to make a durable, waterproof, recycled, and stylish messenger bag or purse. I've seen some great instructables on different variations of the fused plastic-bag, and I th...
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Sat, 22 Aug 2009 10:12:13 PDT