Instructables: exploring - stepbystep - art - recycle - featured http://www.instructables.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 04:52:30 PDT BLOX v1.01 Playing with food or Just plain nuts http://www.instructables.com/id/Playing-with-food-or-Just-plain-nuts/
Playing with food or Just plain nuts - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEV/NMZW/HW00IS04/FEVNMZWHW00IS04.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEV/NMZW/HW00IS04/FEVNMZWHW00IS04.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEV/NMZW/HW00IS04/FEVNMZWHW00IS04.SMALL.jpg Triclaw Avocados are a great and wonderful food and there are so many thing you can make with them from guacamole to topping a sandwich or even smoothies. Alas the best part of the avocado gets tossed in the trash or perhaps some kind person will sprout into a tree. What I do with the seed is carve it into...
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Tue, 3 Jun 2014 20:44:18 PDT
Make Jewelry From Computer Parts http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Jewelry-From-Computer-Parts/
Make Jewelry From Computer Parts - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYU/JT9E/HT9B0565/FYUJT9EHT9B0565.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYU/JT9E/HT9B0565/FYUJT9EHT9B0565.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYU/JT9E/HT9B0565/FYUJT9EHT9B0565.SMALL.jpg DIY Hacks and How Tos The easiest way to make interesting and unique jewelry is to use uncommon materials. One source of materials that often goes overlooked is a computer. Inside a computer you can find a wide array of objects that can make a compelling piece of jewelry. Since computers are constantly updating, it i...
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Mon, 7 Apr 2014 04:02:09 PDT
How to make Chains from Soda Can Tabs http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-Chains-from-Soda-Can-Tabs/
How to make Chains from Soda Can Tabs - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F38/I5ZM/HS61A4BF/F38I5ZMHS61A4BF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F38/I5ZM/HS61A4BF/F38I5ZMHS61A4BF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F38/I5ZM/HS61A4BF/F38I5ZMHS61A4BF.SMALL.jpg The King of Random Turn your soda can tabs into an awesome aluminum chains!  What you do with them is completely up to you! For more project videos, check out www.thekingofrandom.com Watch the Video! WARNING: Cutting metal clips with scissors can result in cuts, scrapes or tears.  Adult assistance, and/or gl...
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Thu, 27 Feb 2014 10:25:13 PST
Recycled Bottle Lamps (Multiple) http://www.instructables.com/id/Alcohol-Lamp-special-IBLE-for-getting-my-first-100/
Recycled Bottle Lamps (Multiple) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH2/NHOD/HQQLOKVD/FH2NHODHQQLOKVD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH2/NHOD/HQQLOKVD/FH2NHODHQQLOKVD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH2/NHOD/HQQLOKVD/FH2NHODHQQLOKVD.SMALL.jpg 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
Paper Roll Snowflakes http://www.instructables.com/id/Paper-Roll-Snowflakes/
Paper Roll Snowflakes - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTD/4B1T/HRBE3Z8G/FTD4B1THRBE3Z8G.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTD/4B1T/HRBE3Z8G/FTD4B1THRBE3Z8G.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTD/4B1T/HRBE3Z8G/FTD4B1THRBE3Z8G.SMALL.jpg lindarose92 I made these snowflakes last year to decorate the walls of the entrance during Christmas time...they ended up staying attached to the wall during the whole year and they are still there! :D Everybody seems to like them whenever they visit and they can't believe how fast and simple they are to make! ...
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Fri, 7 Feb 2014 14:03:54 PST
The $5 Weather Proof Bag / Survival Pillow! http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Five-Dollar-ish-Weatherproof-Dust-Proof-Bag/
The $5 Weather Proof Bag / Survival Pillow! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FT5/X4BH/HP5ZBTYB/FT5X4BHHP5ZBTYB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT5/X4BH/HP5ZBTYB/FT5X4BHHP5ZBTYB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT5/X4BH/HP5ZBTYB/FT5X4BHHP5ZBTYB.SMALL.jpg EyeWander I am an Outdoor Photographer who tends to use creativity rather then Spending. Often while outside outside it could suddenly rain so, I wanted to further protect my equipment. I already use a sling bag that has a cover and a weatherproof cover for my camera while in extreme Rain or Snow but I wanted...
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Fri, 13 Dec 2013 17:04:05 PST
T-Shirt Wall Art http://www.instructables.com/id/T-Shirt-Wall-Art/
T-Shirt Wall Art - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FB8/EYS4/HO2327QH/FB8EYS4HO2327QH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB8/EYS4/HO2327QH/FB8EYS4HO2327QH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB8/EYS4/HO2327QH/FB8EYS4HO2327QH.SMALL.jpg JSTArollin Do you have old t-shirts that you used to wear a lot and loved but no longer wear? Do you want some unique wall art? Or are you just bored? If you answered yes to anyone of those questions then this project will be great for you! You will need the following items: -Cool T-Shirts-12" x 12" Canvases ...
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Sat, 16 Nov 2013 17:15:21 PST
Upcycle Fabric Cuff http://www.instructables.com/id/Upcycle-Fabric-Cuff/
Upcycle Fabric Cuff - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG8/85NU/HNWFS1TA/FG885NUHNWFS1TA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG8/85NU/HNWFS1TA/FG885NUHNWFS1TA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG8/85NU/HNWFS1TA/FG885NUHNWFS1TA.SMALL.jpg Rhonda Chase Design I make a line of upcycled jewelry from materials I might otherwise throw away. For these bracelets I use any old scraps of fabric and trim that can still be sewed together. Old clothes that have passed the point of being hand-me-downs are perfect. These fabric cuffs are environmentally friendly, sup...
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Mon, 11 Nov 2013 17:36:16 PST
Timing gear and chain clock - almost free! http://www.instructables.com/id/Timing-gear-and-chain-clock-almost-free/
Timing gear and chain clock - almost free! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3G/TCY8/HE7D2GFW/F3GTCY8HE7D2GFW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3G/TCY8/HE7D2GFW/F3GTCY8HE7D2GFW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3G/TCY8/HE7D2GFW/F3GTCY8HE7D2GFW.SMALL.jpg streetrod5 Hopefully when you changed your car's timing set, you didn't toss the old gears and the chain.  I almost did, but my wife showed me this: http://www.uncommongoods.com/product/auto-timing-chain-and-gears-wall-clock $125 US plus shipping.  Right. So I decided to kludge this together for my brother's...
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Wed, 13 Mar 2013 23:28:51 PDT
Design Your Own Functional Art! http://www.instructables.com/id/Design-Your-Own-Functional-Art/
Design Your Own Functional Art! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAU/R0I0/HC3PR5LE/FAUR0I0HC3PR5LE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAU/R0I0/HC3PR5LE/FAUR0I0HC3PR5LE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAU/R0I0/HC3PR5LE/FAUR0I0HC3PR5LE.SMALL.jpg jsrook Introduction I've enjoyed the fruits of Instructables as a member since 2007 and thought it was time to contribute to this wonderful community.  With that, I present you an Instructable on how to design and build your own functional art! I really feel the need to start with a quote: Design is a fun...
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Sun, 20 Jan 2013 13:17:50 PST
Address Label LANDSCAPE design http://www.instructables.com/id/Address-Label-LANDSCAPE-design/
Address Label LANDSCAPE design - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSQ/RWX9/HBNXX3JG/FSQRWX9HBNXX3JG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSQ/RWX9/HBNXX3JG/FSQRWX9HBNXX3JG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSQ/RWX9/HBNXX3JG/FSQRWX9HBNXX3JG.SMALL.jpg Susan Cirigliano Some charities will send out free address labels to help increase awareness of their cause or as a small token in hopes to get you to donate to them. I have accumulated literally hundreds of address labels and although I still enjoy writing letters and sending actual cards to friends and family I kn...
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Fri, 11 Jan 2013 14:54:23 PST
Collage a Brooch http://www.instructables.com/id/Collage-a-Brooch/
Collage a Brooch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPW/AVHY/HABC89TS/FPWAVHYHABC89TS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPW/AVHY/HABC89TS/FPWAVHYHABC89TS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPW/AVHY/HABC89TS/FPWAVHYHABC89TS.SMALL.jpg Susan Cirigliano I collect all sorts of really awesome "stuff" bits and pieces of any and everything. Beautiful little objects that I dont want to part with. So I started to make tiny collages of found objects and turn them into  pieces of art that can be worn. Brooches of recycled treasures.  supplies Pretty muc...
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Fri, 7 Dec 2012 21:35:49 PST
Pardon My Duct Tape Turkey-- Happy Thanksgiving http://www.instructables.com/id/Pardon-My-Duct-Tape-Turkey-Happy-Thanksgiving/
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Tue, 20 Nov 2012 14:50:11 PST
Wire Car Push Toy http://www.instructables.com/id/Wire-Car-Push-Toy/
Wire Car Push Toy - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVO/OE8A/GLFUDX9W/FVOOE8AGLFUDX9W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVO/OE8A/GLFUDX9W/FVOOE8AGLFUDX9W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVO/OE8A/GLFUDX9W/FVOOE8AGLFUDX9W.SMALL.jpg skuypers I'm putting this instructable together after creating my first wire car. These are great projects for kids and adults.  They can be as simple or complex as you'd like. Artist Chido Johnson put together the first ever wire car cruise here in Detroit along Woodward Ave. He conducted workshops in the ...
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Sun, 20 Mar 2011 19:25:33 PDT
Make a Pin Cushion out of a Vintage Jewelry Box or Coffee Cup http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Pin-Cushion-out-of-a-Vintage-Jewelry-Box-or/
Make a Pin Cushion out of a Vintage Jewelry Box or Coffee Cup - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF8/PRCX/H2MYJVFQ/FF8PRCXH2MYJVFQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF8/PRCX/H2MYJVFQ/FF8PRCXH2MYJVFQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF8/PRCX/H2MYJVFQ/FF8PRCXH2MYJVFQ.SMALL.jpg HomemadeisBetter This is a fast and easy way to make a pin cushion. This would make a great gift for any sewing lover. It takes only 10 minutes and looks cute as a button when you're finished! What You Will Need What You Will Need: -Vintage Jewelry Box, Coffee Cup, or anything that is round and has some depth to ...
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Fri, 25 May 2012 23:13:36 PDT
Can Art:Pebble Cans And Other Delights http://www.instructables.com/id/Can-ArtPebble-Cans-And-Other-Delights/
Can Art:Pebble Cans And Other Delights - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG0/B29P/H2BMNOK2/FG0B29PH2BMNOK2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG0/B29P/H2BMNOK2/FG0B29PH2BMNOK2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG0/B29P/H2BMNOK2/FG0B29PH2BMNOK2.SMALL.jpg Creativeman Due to interest in my instructable:http://www.instructables.com/id/Can-Art-A-Way-To-Recycle-Some-Tin-Cans/; I was prompted to find another use for tin cans.  This instructable shows the end results of the creative process...from empty tin cans and plastic jars to complete, usable art/garden objects....
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Sun, 20 May 2012 20:51:58 PDT
Old Film Strip Upcycled into a Film Gift Bow http://www.instructables.com/id/Old-Film-Strip-Upcycled-into-a-Film-Gift-Bow/
Old Film Strip Upcycled into a Film Gift Bow - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4S/2RU2/H1AH6Y5K/F4S2RU2H1AH6Y5K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4S/2RU2/H1AH6Y5K/F4S2RU2H1AH6Y5K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4S/2RU2/H1AH6Y5K/F4S2RU2H1AH6Y5K.SMALL.jpg poofrabbit Greetings Instructable fans and fanatics!  Today's 'able will teach you how to use old film and crate a fantastic gift bow!  The school where I work was cleaning house and some old projector film about the moon and planets were getting thrown out.  I snagged them out of the trash before getting dum...
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Sun, 22 Apr 2012 17:31:55 PDT
Bleach Pen Clothing Designs http://www.instructables.com/id/Bleach-Pen-Clothing-Designs/
Bleach Pen Clothing Designs - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6C/ML8W/H0OJ2FL7/F6CML8WH0OJ2FL7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6C/ML8W/H0OJ2FL7/F6CML8WH0OJ2FL7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6C/ML8W/H0OJ2FL7/F6CML8WH0OJ2FL7.SMALL.jpg HomemadeisBetter This tutorial will show you how to create hand drawn designs on your clothing by using a bleach pen! My favorite part about this project is how versatile it is. You can use just about any piece of clothing! I chose to use a pair of leggings and a shirt. What You Will Need What You Will Need: -Ble...
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Sat, 7 Apr 2012 14:47:18 PDT
The Burnt Out Pigeon (metal-trash art) http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Burnt-Out-Pigeon-metal-trash-art/
The Burnt Out Pigeon (metal-trash art) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDQ/IN0P/H0KL0TWM/FDQIN0PH0KL0TWM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDQ/IN0P/H0KL0TWM/FDQIN0PH0KL0TWM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDQ/IN0P/H0KL0TWM/FDQIN0PH0KL0TWM.SMALL.jpg Noodles For Free -   Ever found yourself rummaging through your trash? Do you have some sort of creative cell in your brain? Dou you have a pile of nails, paperclips, wire, or other metal detritus? If "YES!" or even "yes..." was your answer to any of these questions, then you can bend and shape this metal into creat...
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Wed, 4 Apr 2012 21:53:04 PDT
How to Make a Steel Vase - Step by Step http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Steel-Vase-Step-by-Step/
How to Make a Steel Vase - Step by Step - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGL/A4JP/GZUB3J4J/FGLA4JPGZUB3J4J.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGL/A4JP/GZUB3J4J/FGLA4JPGZUB3J4J.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGL/A4JP/GZUB3J4J/FGLA4JPGZUB3J4J.SMALL.jpg cammers I really enjoy turning scrap steel into objects that some people might find beautiful. The first picture shows a few of my pieces. I normally give my work away to friends, or trade it for something completely different that, for example, a friend has created. I have had some success using flat ste...
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Sun, 18 Mar 2012 05:00:32 PDT
Pet (plastic) Bottle Caddy! http://www.instructables.com/id/Pet-Bottle-Caddy/
Pet (plastic) Bottle Caddy! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F45/2NJC/GXBJJ6C8/F452NJCGXBJJ6C8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F45/2NJC/GXBJJ6C8/F452NJCGXBJJ6C8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F45/2NJC/GXBJJ6C8/F452NJCGXBJJ6C8.SMALL.jpg shazni With the world being so polluted we should start recycling. Where better to start encouraging then in school! Here is a simple art/ anything caddy, using Pet bottles. It is  a good project for both boys and girls as it uses the basic skills necessary for both sexes...like simple carpentry and  sewin...
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Thu, 12 Jan 2012 18:30:33 PST
How To Make A Hotwire Cutter...Cheap! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-A-Hotwire-CutterCheap/
How To Make A Hotwire Cutter...Cheap! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ9/TSF3/GVOX0SBU/FJ9TSF3GVOX0SBU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ9/TSF3/GVOX0SBU/FJ9TSF3GVOX0SBU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ9/TSF3/GVOX0SBU/FJ9TSF3GVOX0SBU.SMALL.jpg Creativeman To enter the weekly challenge for using wire, I decided to write up my very first hotwire project.  I did this about 15 years ago, and realized now how useful it can be to those who would like to get their feet wet in the hotwire arena.  I have since made more substantial, electrically powered hotwi...
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Sun, 4 Dec 2011 22:14:51 PST
Nice and easy cardboard decorations http://www.instructables.com/id/Nice-and-easy-cardboard-decorations/
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Sun, 23 Oct 2011 00:07:05 PDT
Wedding Paper Lantern Sculpture for $1. http://www.instructables.com/id/Wedding-Paper-Lantern-Sculpture-for-1/
Wedding Paper Lantern Sculpture for $1. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMT/BI7W/GQX1NUJT/FMTBI7WGQX1NUJT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMT/BI7W/GQX1NUJT/FMTBI7WGQX1NUJT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMT/BI7W/GQX1NUJT/FMTBI7WGQX1NUJT.SMALL.jpg TabbyDeAnne Hello gals and guys! I’m getting married!! This October on the 22nd! I’m super excited but also on a strict budget. I wanted a bunch of WOW Factor on the cheap! I found a great deal on paper lanterns last year during the off season and picked them up just in case I might need them. Now that the time...
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Thu, 4 Aug 2011 15:52:59 PDT
A Re-Purpose Driven Life http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Re-Purpose-Driven-Life/
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Wed, 27 Jul 2011 14:54:55 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
Tattooists / Artists tracing lightbox http://www.instructables.com/id/Tattooists-Artists-tracing-lightbox/
Tattooists / Artists tracing lightbox - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDV/X17U/GGMMFCQZ/FDVX17UGGMMFCQZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDV/X17U/GGMMFCQZ/FDVX17UGGMMFCQZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDV/X17U/GGMMFCQZ/FDVX17UGGMMFCQZ.SMALL.jpg andyward85 This instructable will show you how to make a very inexpensive professional looking tattooists / artists lightbox used for tracing images and designs onto paper from recycled things and out of things you may be able to find around the home or in the back of the garage. This is my first ever instruct...
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Wed, 17 Nov 2010 16:07:57 PST
make beautiful postcards from recycled materials http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-hand-make-beautiful-postcards-from-recycled/
make beautiful postcards from recycled materials - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ4/9ZKX/GF7B3DRW/FZ49ZKXGF7B3DRW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ4/9ZKX/GF7B3DRW/FZ49ZKXGF7B3DRW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ4/9ZKX/GF7B3DRW/FZ49ZKXGF7B3DRW.SMALL.jpg tbcross This is my first ible so please comment I want to make it as good as I can. I was inspired by AlpineButterfly's postcard kit project and postcrossings to make my own postcards. Writing is definitely a lost art and having something handmade come in the mail is pretty much unheard of. I wanted to make...
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Wed, 13 Oct 2010 22:10:09 PDT
Little Love Bug http://www.instructables.com/id/Little-Love-Bug/
Little Love Bug - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8B/M916/G51G65BN/F8BM916G51G65BN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8B/M916/G51G65BN/F8BM916G51G65BN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8B/M916/G51G65BN/F8BM916G51G65BN.SMALL.jpg paintedsparrow Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:'Table No...
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Fri, 5 Feb 2010 15:37:50 PST
15 Minute Bamboo Easel http://www.instructables.com/id/15-Minute-Bamboo-Easel/
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By: drinkmorecoffee

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Thu, 28 Jan 2010 18:51:07 PST
How To Make Bookends From Ceramic Tile http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-Bookends-From-Ceramic-Tile/
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By: Creativeman

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Thu, 7 Jan 2010 14:20:02 PST
Scrimshaw Etching http://www.instructables.com/id/Poor-mans-Scrimshaw-Scratch-art/
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Mon, 2 Nov 2009 10:19:48 PST
Halloween Lamps You Can Make! http://www.instructables.com/id/Halloween-Lamps-You-Can-Make/
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By: Creativeman

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Thu, 15 Oct 2009 03:20:01 PDT
Weld a Spoon Flower! http://www.instructables.com/id/Weld-a-Spoon-Flower/
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Mon, 29 Jun 2009 20:02:51 PDT
Twitchy, Your E-waste Friend http://www.instructables.com/id/Twitchy-Your-E-waste-Friend/
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Tue, 30 Dec 2008 02:03:49 PST
CONSTRUCT A DECOTOPIAN "SOMAPHONE" http://www.instructables.com/id/CONSTRUCT-A-DECOPUNK-quotSOMAPHONEquot/
CONSTRUCT A DECOTOPIAN "SOMAPHONE" - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKH/FOMJ/FN49ZW20/FKHFOMJFN49ZW20.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKH/FOMJ/FN49ZW20/FKHFOMJFN49ZW20.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKH/FOMJ/FN49ZW20/FKHFOMJFN49ZW20.SMALL.jpg DecoPunk Let me introduce you to a new concept - Decotopianism Whilst Steampunk is a well established movement yeilding some wonderful creativity, there is apparently little documenting the quantum shift of technology of 1925-1939 and most importantly the integration of art into that technology - This moveme...
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Thu, 6 Nov 2008 12:59:20 PST
How to build a wood fired hot tub http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-build-a-wood-fired-hot-tub/
How to build a wood fired hot tub - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAO/QHIB/F9AC3F36/FAOQHIBF9AC3F36.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAO/QHIB/F9AC3F36/FAOQHIBF9AC3F36.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAO/QHIB/F9AC3F36/FAOQHIBF9AC3F36.SMALL.jpg veloboy In this instructable I will describe how I built a hot tub for less than $100 NZ ($75ish USD) from an old bulk liquids tank, a gas bottle and some stainless tube and junk that I had laying around. This tub is cheap and relatively easy to build and is also useful as a plunge pool in hot weather...
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Mon, 26 Nov 2007 14:17:27 PST
Shadow Sculptures! http://www.instructables.com/id/Shadow-Sculptures!/
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By: TheJehosephat

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Mon, 16 Jul 2007 17:29:48 PDT