Instructables: exploring - stepbystep - living - recycling http://www.instructables.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 02:04:42 PDT BLOX v1.01 Art From Rubbish http://www.instructables.com/id/Art-From-Rubbish/
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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:28:35 PDT
pocket proof pill packet http://www.instructables.com/id/pocket-proof-pill-packet/
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Sun, 6 Jul 2014 10:15:12 PDT
Suit Clutch http://www.instructables.com/id/Suit-Clutch/
Suit Clutch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJB/ZZ7F/HWZ9OYAD/FJBZZ7FHWZ9OYAD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJB/ZZ7F/HWZ9OYAD/FJBZZ7FHWZ9OYAD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJB/ZZ7F/HWZ9OYAD/FJBZZ7FHWZ9OYAD.SMALL.jpg spunk This instructable is about recycling an old men's suit into a clutch. This project is a nice way to give beloved but unused clothes a new purpose. You could use it to breath new life into an outgrown graduation suit - or make a clutch for your mother made of your fathers wedding suit...If you d...
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Sat, 28 Jun 2014 15:03:56 PDT
graveyard scene, quick and cheap http://www.instructables.com/id/graveyard-scene-quick-and-cheap/
graveyard scene, quick and cheap - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGD/4JWI/HWLCV7BM/FGD4JWIHWLCV7BM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGD/4JWI/HWLCV7BM/FGD4JWIHWLCV7BM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGD/4JWI/HWLCV7BM/FGD4JWIHWLCV7BM.SMALL.jpg jzuwala motts Halloween props don't have to cost an arm and a leg. Using the materials laying around your house, or in your trash create your own cost effective halloween props. Materials used Materials usedScrap wood. ( floorboards in my case)packaging material hot glue gunstainless steel wirewire cutter To...
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Wed, 18 Jun 2014 18:22:00 PDT
Upcycled Modern Lantern http://www.instructables.com/id/Upcycled-Pangolin-Lamp/
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Fri, 6 Jun 2014 20:08:56 PDT
gardenlighting http://www.instructables.com/id/gardenlighting/
gardenlighting - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1F/HGMD/HVNFJ5KO/F1FHGMDHVNFJ5KO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1F/HGMD/HVNFJ5KO/F1FHGMDHVNFJ5KO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1F/HGMD/HVNFJ5KO/F1FHGMDHVNFJ5KO.SMALL.jpg grimm37 If you want to build a recycling gardenlight, you only need the following items:1 canister 2.5 l for glass cleaner or car cooler liquids 1 lamp socket E 14 with energy-saving lamp 1 2-wire cable 1 junction box 1 Timberboard 20 cm x 3 cm about 200 cm long4 Woodscrews1 round wooden stick 15 mm Dia. 3...
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Mon, 26 May 2014 03:12:32 PDT
Bike Inner Tube Jewelry http://www.instructables.com/id/Bike-Inner-Tube-Jewelry/
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Tue, 20 May 2014 19:57:52 PDT
Yogurt Container - Vase http://www.instructables.com/id/Yogurt-Container-Vase/
Yogurt Container - Vase - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FML/E4CY/HV8Y97RI/FMLE4CYHV8Y97RI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FML/E4CY/HV8Y97RI/FMLE4CYHV8Y97RI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FML/E4CY/HV8Y97RI/FMLE4CYHV8Y97RI.SMALL.jpg vnarasimhan Remember when you have all these useless yogurt containers lying around at home?Well not anymore! With just a little bit of wrapping paper, glue and varnish, turn it into a retro looking flower vase! You can convert these containers into not just vases, they can become: 1st aid boxes Planters for ...
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Fri, 16 May 2014 01:16:18 PDT
Recycled Paper Baskets http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycled-Paper-Basket/
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Tue, 6 May 2014 07:10:44 PDT
Recycled Personalized Cups http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Personalized-Cups/
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Mon, 5 May 2014 17:20:18 PDT
Kinky Knitting. http://www.instructables.com/id/Kinky-Knitting/
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Wed, 30 Apr 2014 06:45:54 PDT
How to Recycle Anything and Avoid Using Landfills http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Recycle-Anything-and-Avoid-Using-Landfills/
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Tue, 29 Apr 2014 03:08:23 PDT
Circuit Board Earrings http://www.instructables.com/id/Circuit-Board-Earrings/
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Sun, 27 Apr 2014 16:51:31 PDT
Make a choker from used guitar strings. http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-choker-from-used-guitar-strings/
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Fri, 25 Apr 2014 22:01:43 PDT
Cardboard Cat House http://www.instructables.com/id/Cardboard-Cat-Bed/
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Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:40:31 PDT
Smart Recycling: Reading Glass + Safety Glass = Durable Dual Purpose Eye Glass. I finished it up at TechShop. http://www.instructables.com/id/Smart-Recycling-Reading-Glass-Safety-Glass-Durable/
Smart Recycling: Reading Glass + Safety Glass = Durable Dual Purpose Eye Glass. I finished it up at TechShop. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1O/YBN3/HT5YKR04/F1OYBN3HT5YKR04.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1O/YBN3/HT5YKR04/F1OYBN3HT5YKR04.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1O/YBN3/HT5YKR04/F1OYBN3HT5YKR04.SMALL.jpg John_TS_DTW Background:       For years, I kept replacing my reading glasses not because my vision changes too frequently.  Irregardless of the purchased cost of reading glasses, they all are relatively flimsy.  They break instantly if they drop off the ground, got squeezed in our pockets, or under the pillow. ...
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Mon, 24 Mar 2014 14:29:35 PDT
Fix for tangling embroidery thread http://www.instructables.com/id/Fix-for-tangling-embroidery-thread/
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Mon, 17 Mar 2014 13:22:06 PDT
MaMa Mia! Plant Pie! http://www.instructables.com/id/MaMa-Mia-Plant-Pie/
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Mon, 10 Mar 2014 14:33:15 PDT
Waterproof Stencils http://www.instructables.com/id/Waterproof-Stencils/
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Sun, 9 Mar 2014 16:06:37 PDT
Paper Bag Folder Bag http://www.instructables.com/id/Paper-Bag-Folder-Bag/
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Mon, 13 Jan 2014 16:14:03 PST
DIY Wall-decor with recycled Newspaper http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Wall-decor-with-recycled-Newspaper/
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Mon, 6 Jan 2014 09:52:58 PST
Cute and Simple Sock Toy for Dogs http://www.instructables.com/id/Cute-and-Simple-Sock-Toy-for-Dogs/
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Tue, 22 Oct 2013 20:51:54 PDT
How To Make Compost http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-Compost/
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Sat, 17 Aug 2013 03:51:23 PDT
Dress from plastic bags http://www.instructables.com/id/Dress-from-plastic-bags/
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Wed, 14 Aug 2013 10:59:49 PDT
Recycling Bin sort and recycle your garbage http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycling-Bin-sort-and-recycle-your-garbage/
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Sun, 11 Aug 2013 19:19:41 PDT
Compost http://www.instructables.com/id/Compost-5/
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Thu, 1 Aug 2013 09:04:48 PDT
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
How to Crochet with Plastic Bags http://www.instructables.com/id/What-you-Need-3/
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Tue, 2 Jul 2013 16:36:08 PDT
Hanging Moss Garden http://www.instructables.com/id/Hanging-Moss-Garden/
Hanging Moss Garden - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F01/F28K/HGZOFJEE/F01F28KHGZOFJEE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F01/F28K/HGZOFJEE/F01F28KHGZOFJEE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F01/F28K/HGZOFJEE/F01F28KHGZOFJEE.SMALL.jpg kfeenstra How to make your own Hanging Moss Garden Bike Tire Rim Salvage yards and Scrap Metal yards are a good place to start! Chicken Wire Cut chicken wire to double the size of the bike rim, with 2-4 inches extra on the edges. Using wire cutters, snip a quarter of the way up the length of the chicken...
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Tue, 21 May 2013 21:44:30 PDT
parasitic planters http://www.instructables.com/id/parasitic-planters/
parasitic planters - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMA/UQNJ/HG85CZKG/FMAUQNJHG85CZKG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMA/UQNJ/HG85CZKG/FMAUQNJHG85CZKG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMA/UQNJ/HG85CZKG/FMAUQNJHG85CZKG.SMALL.jpg foobear When I bought my house, there was and still is a good deal of this invasive species established here called Japanese Knotweed.  It has an appearance like bamboo, but without much structural strength to it.   It's very prolific and tends to shade out other vegetation.  And it grows from a three inch ...
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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/
free standing vertical planter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHN/9M7D/HFSHV3I2/FHN9M7DHFSHV3I2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHN/9M7D/HFSHV3I2/FHN9M7DHFSHV3I2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHN/9M7D/HFSHV3I2/FHN9M7DHFSHV3I2.SMALL.jpg foobear Here's a way to grow plants vertically using limited space and water.   It also allows seedlings to get up high into the sunlight, outwitting the aggressive invasive species in the yard, if you have them like I do. You could make a flowering fence with these if you were so inclined. I got the init...
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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/
Cheap DIY Rock Star Jewelry - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FT7/JTLQ/HFPTIXN2/FT7JTLQHFPTIXN2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT7/JTLQ/HFPTIXN2/FT7JTLQHFPTIXN2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT7/JTLQ/HFPTIXN2/FT7JTLQHFPTIXN2.SMALL.jpg shizy25 Don't these look amazing? I'm totally loving these rock aka biker jewelry....It jazzes up almost any clothing! And it's sooooo easy and cheap! cheap being the bottom line! :-) What's more??? You would be recycling...all those useless bike inner tube will sure love their new home of glory :-D  The o...
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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/
How to make a mountain pillow - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHO/ZX4C/HFPTICES/FHOZX4CHFPTICES.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHO/ZX4C/HFPTICES/FHOZX4CHFPTICES.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHO/ZX4C/HFPTICES/FHOZX4CHFPTICES.SMALL.jpg elewis03 I made a mountain pillow the other day with things I found from the thrift shop. It was relatively easy and you can do it too! What you'll need + pattern cutting I used: a green pillow cases from the thrift store, one small (10" x 30" or so) white & textured piece of fabric I found at the thrift ...
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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/
Creating Activated Carbon From Food Waste (CCC Carbon Method) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F92/0TDZ/HFPTI911/F920TDZHFPTI911.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F92/0TDZ/HFPTI911/F920TDZHFPTI911.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F92/0TDZ/HFPTI911/F920TDZHFPTI911.SMALL.jpg nocureforcrazy For a full Youtube tutorial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dM1MMJJ3c08 Activated carbon is a porous substance derived from organic material (usually woody, fibrous stuff). The useful thing about activated carbon is that it can filter out contaminants from both water and air, which makes it an impo...
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Tue, 23 Apr 2013 20:29:40 PDT
Lego like Head with popcorn box http://www.instructables.com/id/Lego-like-Head-with-popcorn-box/
Lego like Head with popcorn box - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6J/KRK9/HF244HV4/F6JKRK9HF244HV4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6J/KRK9/HF244HV4/F6JKRK9HF244HV4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6J/KRK9/HF244HV4/F6JKRK9HF244HV4.SMALL.jpg lpxav I bought yesterday a popcorn box and it cost me a packet! I was gutted but hopefully, the popcorn was good ! So I decided to recycle this huge empty popcorn box to a lego like head with few paint and old black tights. Nothing more :) Let's see steps - The original popcorn box I paid 10$ for th...
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Mon, 22 Apr 2013 04:38:11 PDT
Card weaving - how to make your own cards from recycled materials http://www.instructables.com/id/Card-weaving-how-to-make-your-own-cards-from-rec/
Card weaving - how to make your own cards from recycled materials - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIV/4U6A/HFBK9ZX4/FIV4U6AHFBK9ZX4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIV/4U6A/HFBK9ZX4/FIV4U6AHFBK9ZX4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIV/4U6A/HFBK9ZX4/FIV4U6AHFBK9ZX4.SMALL.jpg tldudenhoeffer I'm a spinner and a weaver. I especially love weaving with my own handspun yarns. A dear friend of mine, Sue Woods, traded me a pile of weaving books for my pile of stained glass and supplies a few years ago. I started reading through them all last November when I came across the book, "The Weaving,...
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Wed, 10 Apr 2013 09:24:28 PDT
How to make glue from recycled expanded polystyrene (styrofoam) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-glue-from-recycled-expanded-polystyren/
How to make glue from recycled expanded polystyrene (styrofoam) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3T/55S4/HEI41FCM/F3T55S4HEI41FCM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3T/55S4/HEI41FCM/F3T55S4HEI41FCM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3T/55S4/HEI41FCM/F3T55S4HEI41FCM.SMALL.jpg plateswithsirtan Discarded polystyrene does not biodegrade for hundreds of years and is resistant to photolysis, thus finding ways to recycle it would be helpful minimizing the damage caused by this material. By turning styro into a well-functioning glue using a few simple materials and following a few easy steps, ...
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Wed, 20 Mar 2013 10:48:30 PDT
Recycled Crayons for Valentine's Day Kid's Craft http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycled-Crayons-for-Valentines-Day-Kids-Craft/
Recycled Crayons for Valentine's Day Kid's Craft - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FL6/KWXX/HCV9COTQ/FL6KWXXHCV9COTQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL6/KWXX/HCV9COTQ/FL6KWXXHCV9COTQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL6/KWXX/HCV9COTQ/FL6KWXXHCV9COTQ.SMALL.jpg BounceyBunny It is my 4-year-old daughter’s first year in preschool, which means it’s the first time she gets to hand out Valentine’s Day gifts. After a considerable amount of searching for suitable craft ideas (since that’s much more fun than buying something pre-made from the store), I came across this excelle...
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Mon, 11 Feb 2013 10:53:40 PST
How to Make Fanny the Flyswatter: An Introduction to Junk Puppetry http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Fanny-the-Flyswatter-An-Introduction-/
How to Make Fanny the Flyswatter: An Introduction to Junk Puppetry - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIO/DGQO/HCV97WIR/FIODGQOHCV97WIR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIO/DGQO/HCV97WIR/FIODGQOHCV97WIR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIO/DGQO/HCV97WIR/FIODGQOHCV97WIR.SMALL.jpg twinkleshine Junk puppetry is simply scrounging through all your "junk" at home and finding interesting objects to make puppets with. This process is also known as found object puppetry. In this tutorial you will learn how to make Fanny the Flyswatter, a junk puppet. Step One: Gather Your Junk Gather up any ...
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Fri, 8 Feb 2013 16:20:03 PST
Paper-Green a new way to recycle and plant http://www.instructables.com/id/Paper-Green-a-new-way-to-recycle-and-plant/
Paper-Green a new way to recycle and plant - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRH/TUKC/HCB8SXMM/FRHTUKCHCB8SXMM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRH/TUKC/HCB8SXMM/FRHTUKCHCB8SXMM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRH/TUKC/HCB8SXMM/FRHTUKCHCB8SXMM.SMALL.jpg pchalita This is as far as I know an original idea of planting medium that is has not been currently developed or under investigation. Therefore (and until someone probes me otherwise) I am the developer of the adaptation and the rights of this idea are for public use and development as far as the name "Pap...
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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/
Paper Candle Holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHL/J90H/HAQ387O6/FHLJ90HHAQ387O6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHL/J90H/HAQ387O6/FHLJ90HHAQ387O6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHL/J90H/HAQ387O6/FHLJ90HHAQ387O6.SMALL.jpg lindarose92 These candle holders are all made with paper. I used newspapers but you can also use magazines or anything you want! This technique is very useful to create many things, from necklaces to bowls! You can use them as candle holders but they could also be pen holders...it all depends on you! :) Tak...
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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/
Tire to Ottoman and Table. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9R/KINV/HAQ38M0V/F9RKINVHAQ38M0V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9R/KINV/HAQ38M0V/F9RKINVHAQ38M0V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9R/KINV/HAQ38M0V/F9RKINVHAQ38M0V.SMALL.jpg shazni My husbands car tire needed changing a couple of years back and the tires were still lying around...I saw  this on Instructables :-D and thought hmmm...there are possibilities :-) ...but i wanted it much simpler .. and I didn't want it to be obvious that it's a  tire. I wanted it to look sooooo good...
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Thu, 20 Dec 2012 10:39:29 PST
Christmas Star http://www.instructables.com/id/Christmas-Star/
Christmas Star - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Y/SIL6/HAQ38DO0/F8YSIL6HAQ38DO0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Y/SIL6/HAQ38DO0/F8YSIL6HAQ38DO0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Y/SIL6/HAQ38DO0/F8YSIL6HAQ38DO0.SMALL.jpg lindarose92 This is a very nice Christmas ornament that I tried to make with plastic from a plastic bag, but you can also make it with paper (from books or newspapers, for example) or whatever you want! :) It's very easy to make and the result is really, really nice! PS: this is my first "step-by-step" and as ...
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Wed, 19 Dec 2012 13:25:22 PST
red-neck Astromech (R2D2 thing) http://www.instructables.com/id/red-neck-Astromech-R2D2-thing/
red-neck Astromech (R2D2 thing) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMI/D701/HAE69ELF/FMID701HAE69ELF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMI/D701/HAE69ELF/FMID701HAE69ELF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMI/D701/HAE69ELF/FMID701HAE69ELF.SMALL.jpg Redneck Timelord Here is an astromech I created using Duct tape and recycled Styrofoam.  Tools needed are a straight edge (ruler), utility knife (for cutting), Duct tape (use the good stuff it comes in many colors).  Course file and sand paper (smoothing the edges), some sort of plans to help get all the right piece...
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Thu, 6 Dec 2012 16:53:32 PST
Modular Abode Embellishment Device http://www.instructables.com/id/Modular-Abode-Embellishment-Device/
Modular Abode Embellishment Device - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9M/JONY/HA4MKEKW/F9MJONYHA4MKEKW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9M/JONY/HA4MKEKW/F9MJONYHA4MKEKW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9M/JONY/HA4MKEKW/F9MJONYHA4MKEKW.SMALL.jpg gordio286 This is a simple upcycling decoration! Never waste toilet paper or gift wrap tubes again! Makes a great gift for a grandma who likes homemade stuff. Also, if you make a bunch, I'm sure they would look really cool on your wall. Thanks for reading! Materials • Empty gift wrap tube • White electric ...
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Sun, 2 Dec 2012 18:31:12 PST
Recycled Wood Pallets Thanksgiving Turkey Decoration http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycled-Wood-Pallets-Thanksgiving-Turkey-Decorati/
Recycled Wood Pallets Thanksgiving Turkey Decoration - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMO/AUCC/H9G0SMGS/FMOAUCCH9G0SMGS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMO/AUCC/H9G0SMGS/FMOAUCCH9G0SMGS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMO/AUCC/H9G0SMGS/FMOAUCCH9G0SMGS.SMALL.jpg sarahppeters With a little bit of ingenuity and a old wood pallet, we were able to make a cute and rustic looking turkey to decorate our front yards with! Find a Wood Pallet If you drive around any "industrial" part of town, you're about 100% likely to find a pallet by a dumpster. Craigslist usually has someb...
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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