how to make decorative file covers?

Need 2 make decorative file covers with readily available materials

Asked by 8 years ago


Whats the max size of an Instructable's cover photo (in pixels)

As the title implies, does anyone know what the max size of an Instructable's cover photo is?(in pixels). I'm trying to make an awesome cover photo but i need to know what the max size is, to do it right.

Posted by Team Dogoman RC 2 years ago


How Do You Create An Ebook Cover ?

I'm making an ebook.  The ebook covers for Instructable ebooks look very good.  What software or online service would you recommend to make them look that good?   Example for an Instructable ebook is below. Thanks!

Posted by bigkhong 6 years ago


Need help with centring cover image. Answered

I've just published an instructable and my cover image is off centre. On the final page before publishing there is an opportunity to centre the image but it wont move. The image is centred and does show up centred on my instructable page but is off centre on all other pages, including the final publishing page. Is there a way to fix this?

Asked by zimitt 3 years ago


How can I prevent a envelope pillow cover from popping open on the back?

I have made two of the envelope pillow covers and on the back the opening does not lay close and flat like the picture shows.  My thought was a tight fitting pillow would cause the opening to split open but both pillows fit loose and still the opening still does not stay closed. Any ideas on what is causing the gap?  Any ideas on how to prevent it?

Asked by BonesOneil 5 years ago


Change cover picture

I want to change the picture which comes up as the cover of an -ible. So far, it is just a draft, but it shows the 1st pic i chose for step 1, BEFORE I re-arranged steps.

Posted by Toga_Dan 8 months ago


Card Game Cover

I have just made my personal set of playing cards. Could someone make an Instructabe on how to make a cover for playing cards? Thanks.I am making an instructable about it... Check it out...

Posted by blart 10 years ago


How do I screw the fan cover back on my pc?

How do I screw the fan cover back on my pc when I have to align and hold the fan in place at the same time. Is there a trick to this?

Asked by 9 years ago


Contest entry cover image doesn't update after edit

Hi, I have an entry in 3 contests. After I changed the cover image and published again, the cover image in 2 of the contests updated but one of them always shows the old cover image. Does anyone know why? Is there anything on my part can be done to make it happen? Here is the contest entry and the contest that doesn't update its cover iamge: https://www.instructables.com/id/Crock-pot-cows-milk-gingurt-vs-breast-milk-gingurt/

Posted by babybayrs 3 years ago


Is it possible to you to print my own design on a white duvet cover ?

Hello, I have a project and I was wondering if you are able to do it. I want to make my own duvet covers, with my own print on it. It will be a simple white duvet cover, with a simple black print on it. For the size, it has to fit to a standard two people bed. Are you able to do it ?

Asked by marcoluciano 8 years ago


I tore the plastic cover stuff off my binder, how can i fix it?

So I got really mad and tore it off and I wanna fix it to make it look cool for school, so how can I?

Asked by Cupcakes4lif 2 years ago


custom made tire cover

Last summer I bought my '07 Jeep Wrangler. The previous owner had added some stickers and a spare tire cover to make it look like he had the "Call of Duty" package. That's not my cup of tea, so I took that stuff off. I would like to add my own design to the spare tire cover. I actually have the design ready to go on Photoshop. I though maybe I could take it to a place like Staples, have it printed as a vinyl sign, and then use a strong adhesive to glue it to the old cover, on top of the Call of Duty stuff. I imagine, though, that there are probably some adjustments to this whole plan that would help things turn out better. Any advice?

Posted by Purple Chez 3 years ago


LCD TV cover instructable? (I thought I saw one, can't find it.)

My boyfriend and I just got a new TV and I don't want to stare at it constantly when we're not using it because it's quite large. :P I know I saw an instructable for a cloth cover, but after 10 minutes of searching I'd had no luck finding it. Anyone have a link to it? :D

Posted by jessyratfink 10 years ago


What material could I use to make a replacement cover for a ring binder?

I have a small ring binder that had the front cover torn off. The rings are still good, and there's plenty of paper, so I want to replace it. I use it to keep my geocaching notes in, so cardboard or fabric are not options. I'd like something with similar properties to the original vinyl-covered cardboard. It is held on by two rivets. Suggestions?

Asked by CameronSS 8 years ago


Anybody tried to dismount sealed lead acid batteries?

Hi My battery started to leak between bottom base and top cover (check pic). Just wondering anybody removed top cover? I know, you can remove top plate in order to add ionising water etc, but the actual top base? Thanks

Posted by Extasy 6 years ago


domed screened pool cover plans using poly water pipes for support?

Installing an above ground pool, but need an inexpensive way to keep bugs and leaves out.  Also, since I am 70 also need something lightweight that I can build.   Has anyone built or have plans for a structure  using the white water pipes as rafters. 

Asked by cararta 8 years ago


underwater silicon cover

Hi everyone, I see outex.com and i'd like to make it by myself, I think it's not so difficult but I need some expertise I don't have that you can give it to me...^_^ i'd like to start from this bag,  https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTZ2lk6Fr2qj8sAc_D6bZkRBepK17dzmUvUBjOJBTeNbH8P8Fp1RA cut it and mold some pieces to fit the Camera size and shape, do you know how to make waterproof seams on this material? hot,glue or what to make it impermeable? hope you can help me and make my next holydays great with underwater shoots!

Posted by cavalars 4 years ago


How do I make an attractive toilet paper shield to keep my 7 cats from shredding my TP?

Please don't tell me to "turn the roll around" or to lock the cats out of the bathroom. These are not feasible. The kitties shread the roll no matter position it is in, and we've got one litter box that MUST be in the bathroom. I have 7 cats, and they need a box in almost every room in the house. I've been keeping the current roll in the cabinet, but I'm getting pretty sick of having to hide the roll every time I go to the bathroom. There has to be a better way. I want ideas on how to make a simple, attractive, and durable cover for the toilet paper roll. I'm almost ready to go out and buy a commercial cover, but I think they are hideous -- great gargantuan hunks of plastic. Much thanks for ideas... Jamie, Boots, Mousie, Minnie, Domino, Beaners, Choppy, and Winston

Asked by lotussutra 8 years ago


How to make a silicone keyboard cover?

I'm looking for an easy step-by-step tutorial of how to make a silicone laptop keyboard cover with customs symbols on it.

Asked by Afrocalypse 6 years ago


E Ink to be put on magazine cover

Esquire is going to be celebrating its 75th year with an E Ink cover, the same stuff that's in Amazon's Kindle. There will only be 100,000 copies made for its circulation of 720,000 so grab one if you see it. Magazines always cost two or three times their cover price to make, but this should be way beyond even that. Esquire had to get its own custom battery made and the E Ink can't be too cheap either.So what message is so important for all of this? A flashing message that says, "the 21st Century Begins Now." Link

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago


How can I convert an existing sink to become a table without removing the plumbings, etc?

I have a vanity sink just right beside our bathroom, so this vanity sink is pretty much useless. i'm planning to convert this sink into table without removing all the plumbings, etc? I'm thinking maybe i'll just cover it with a plyboard on top, but i want to make it nicer as well. Any suggestions is greatly appreciated.

Asked by 9 years ago


Material to wrap a project with?

I am building a project that has dimensions of roughly 2 inches by 2 inches by 1 inch. There are plenty of LEDs, exposed wires, etc. that I want to cover up. Does anyone know of a material that I could wrap this in, perhaps a sort of heat shrink for it all? It does not need to be protect it from being submerged underwater or form a protective barrier for being dropped. Hopefully something a little more professional looking than bubble wrap. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Asked by Hammock Boy 5 years ago


Question!

Http://twelvesouth.com/products/bookbook/ I am attempting to make this laptop case. But I've run into a few troubles.  -What would be the best glue for vinyl fabric to wood. -What's the best way to attach the zipper so that it is strong enough to last. (I'm trying not to use exposed rivets, bolts, etc..) Any help would be greatly appreciated. 

Posted by wontr3mainsilent 6 years ago


Something to block office lighting?

The office building where I work has a conference room that has 4 fluorescent light units, each measuring 28” by 44”.  The problem is, one of the four light units is an emergency unit, and is always turned on.  So when we want to show power point presentations, etc.  the room is never  fully dark.  With the 3 lights being off, it’s just barely dark enough, and it would be so much better not to have the light from the emergency unit.  Due to safety codes, turning off this light is not a realistic option for us.  So I was examining it today and was wondering if someone had an idea to construct some sort of temporary “cover” that we can quickly and securely place over this one light unit while we have our power point presentations?  The cover would have to be lightweight, secure (we would not want it to fall on any clients!), and I think made of some sort of fireproof material, in case someone forgets it’s up there and the heat from the florescent light tubes doesn’t cause any danger of fire.  Each light unit has this metal “grid” that I guess is meant to reflect and disperse the light in an efficient way.  This “grid” is made up of smooth 1/8” metal strips, which create 24 empty space “cells”. The inside of the cells measures 7”X5.5” and is 2.75” deep.  There is a small clearance between this metal grid and the fluorescent tube lights.  And the light unit is 10 feet off the ground. Any suggestions??  Thanks!

Posted by jim5150jvc 7 years ago


Custom Refrigerator Skin

I wanted to figure out how to create a skin for large items such as refrigerators, washing machines,  etc.   I am having trouble conceptualizing the necessary steps to completely hide cosmetic blemishes on large machines and appliances.  Would creating a skin be a good solution?  I am guessing there is a more elegant way than simply placing a large image printout underneath glass?  Also FYI, some of the appliances are completely brand new so I would ideally want a "top layer" solution as opposed to a "painting" solution. Nice to have features: 1.  weather proof 2.  Can be easily swapped with new design

Posted by adacquel 6 years ago


How to change the cover image of an instructable already published?

I'm having some trouble with the cover image of my instructables: sometimes the image of the first step is the one that goes to the cover (like I want it to be), but sometimes any aleatory picture goes to cover. How can I choose the cover image, and how can I change the cover image of an instructable already published? Thank you!

Posted by Trupe Por um Fio 4 years ago



Cement cover over paper (mache) sculpture?

Ok, this might sound as a stupid idea, but i was reading about Papercrete today which sounds fascinating and i will have a try on it. But then this other weird idea came up to me.....i want to make something like a giant rock, and i thought perhaps instead of using papercrete, what if i made the whole giant rock with just paper pulp and then cover it up with cement so it could be waterproof ? is that possible? please give me your thoughts

Posted by Ιστορία ΕλληνικούΚ 2 years ago


3DS Replacement thumbstick grip?

Ok, so it's been QUITE a long time since I have released my last ible, And i'm workin' on it. That being said, I'm having issues finding the parts. I am replacing the GC's thumbstick with a more ergonomic thumbstick in my new GC portable. I have tracked down one exactly like the PSP's, but that's way to small. I have found one from the 3DS but it doesn't have the cover to it. If I cant find this part, I can honestly say I don't mind using the old GC's one. But I was hoping for something better. If anyone can help me, I'd appreciate it. TIA

Asked by Krayzi99 5 years ago


Summer heat in an old house... Answered

I am trying to find a new home but until then I am stuck in a '*§%& of a house that feels more like an oven. Problem is old age and a landlord who prefers unqualified DIY jobs rather than getting it done properly. I already wasted a lot of money on foam tape to at least prevent the wind from blowing through all doors and windows but the "aircon" is what kills me right now. The house is fitted with an evaporative cooler, which would be perfectly fine in a desert area but not around here with humidity levels usually between 50 and 65%, much higher when it rains on a hot day. My current choice is to sleep at around 34°C in my bedroom or to turn the cooler on to get down to 30°C but everything will be "wet" the next morning. Needless to say the system never had a clean or service done and the landlord is not going to change that as it is not a legal requirement here. Now I am seriously considering to waste more money and to get polystyrene boards to cover the windows that are fitted with just 3mm single pane glass. Was anyone ever desperate enough to such a silly thing and give some insight on how much of a temp difference was achieved? Any better or cheaper options out there apart from buying a portable aircon?

Asked by Downunder35m 1 year ago


Cheap plexiglass alternative

So i was going to make a desk. I was gonna make it about 2x3 and make the top out of two pieces of plexiglass, with about a 1 inch hollow area between them. I was gonna put some lights in that area. However, Plexiglass is costing a bit more than i want to spend. so I found this: http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-202653810/h_d2/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053 Its ALOT cheaper. However, can it support a decent amount of weight probably? No ones gonna be sitting on the desk or anything. I would say NEVER more than 50 pounds on it, but 25 is probably gonna be the maximum, and not even that most of the time. (just gonna have my laptop and stuff on it, maybe some textbooks). And im assuming a blue light LED would shine through it fine..I kind of want the frosted look (would sand it down a little bit to get rid of the "bubbles") to give it an effect similar to the lights in this: https://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Glass-Desk/ except without the notifications and stuff.

Posted by abkarch 6 years ago



MIchael Jackson - "Human Nature" Cover By Michael Law

Michael Jackson - "Human Nature" Cover By Michael Law http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7-pc9s4byo&feature=youtu.be   Credits "Human Nature" - Music & Lyrics By Steve Porcaro & John Bettis "Human Nature" - Originally Performed By Michael Jackson (1983) Song Re-Arrangement By Michael Law Audio Recorded, Mixed, Produced & Mastered By Michael Law Video Recorded, Editing, Colourist & VFX By Michael Law Vocals & Guitar By Michael Law If you enjoy what I do, you can support me Support Michael Law Like My Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/michaellawltd Subscribe http://www.youtube.com/michaellawltd

Posted by MichaelLawLtd 4 years ago


Book cover Hinge

Hey all. First time poster here (second attempt, since Instructables stopped responding the first time) so hopefully I am posting in the appropriate place. I have in mind a leather-book-style cover for my tablet that I'm very excited to work on. However, I would like to use friction or torque hinges to position the cover at any angle  from the spine in a 180 degree radius and have it stay there, similar to the screen of a laptop rotating around the hinge. I've included a picture that shows the basic design that I'm aiming for, though the hinge itself doesn't need to be ornate. Unfortunately, I don't really know where to find such a thing. I've looked on various furniture hardware sites and taken a trip to the local hardware/home improvement stores, but I haven't found anything that matches what I'm looking for. Common small brass butt hinges would be ideal if they had friction/torque properties to them, but I can't seem to find anything like that. I've never looked for specific hinges before though, so for all I know they've been right in front of my and I didn't realize what they were. Does anyone know where I can find such hinges, or can someone offer up an alternative solution? Perhaps there is a way to add friction to simple hinges bought from a hardware store. Thanks in advance for pointers/advice.

Posted by wireframewolf 4 years ago


What should I do to the bare light bulbs in the basement to make them pretty?

Its a very low ceiling. I have some translucent colored vellum (8.5x11). There are several bare lights. My housemates and I want to make a living area down there, there are some couches and a carpet. The walls are stone/concrete (unfinished). General decorating tips are also welcome. I was thinking about star shaped covers, or pin prick art, or something.

Asked by wearingpink 8 years ago


Semi-permanent Shell for Fire Pit to Make an Oven

I'm looking for a semi-permanent solution to making a fire pit into a wood fire oven. The shell could be something modified from an existing item or something from scratch. I'm thinking a dome shape similar to a brick wood fire pizza oven would be best, however I would want to be able to remove it so the bottom portion is functional as a fire pit and could also be used as an open pit/grill. It would probably be more on than off, so semi-permanent is okay. The pit itself would only be about 2 1/2 to 3 feet in diameter, so nothing too big. As far as functions, I would have a grill at the top of the fire pit (maybe height adjustable within the fire pit, but that's getting kinda fancy). Then in "oven mode," I would have the grill in and put a ceramic pizza stone on top of it for baking then the cover on top. And perhaps even without the stone as a smoker/meat slow cooker. Ideally the cover would be well insulated to keep the heat in and well distributed. It would also have a cutout or door for putting in bread or pizza (rather than a cover that lifts off losing a lot of heat in the process). I'm not sure what materials would be good, but it should probably weigh no more than 75-80 lbs. (light enough for one strong person or two middling strength people to lift). Maybe an inner dome of some metal with a layer of some kind of flame resistant insulation and then another outer dome of more metal? It would also have to be weather resistant for cold winters. Some assembly might also be good as the individual parts would be lighter, so long as being in pieces doesn't compromise the overall effectiveness of the "oven". I've tried searching for a few things, but nothing has really popped up that fit this description. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!

Posted by sgzepik 3 years ago


EVA thickness for solar cells? Answered

Does it matter what thickness I use to encapsulate my solar cells?  I have gone with a 0.23 mm sheet and the sales rep is trying to get me to buy the 0.4mm sheet which is more expensive saying that the lighting conditions will be better off than on the thinner eva. I don't really believe that the thicker sheet would allow the solar cell / panel to increase the power generation but i have no experience in this nor could i find a forum that discusses this topic.  What have you guys found? does the eva thickness matter? Thanks!

Asked by Poloman 4 years ago


Is there a way to make an everyday laptop into more of a toughbook?

I just want to be able to protect my laptop slightly more. I dont need it to withstand huge drops, or be super waterproof, but i want more protection than any simple cover can provide. maybe a few keyboard, screen covers, some rubber edges? Idk any ideas?

Asked by robert.torres 7 years ago


Valve cover replacement on a 1997 Nissan Maxima. Can some post some photos of this procedure?

I have a 1997 Nissan Maxima with a valve cover leek. I have purchased the replacement gaskets for the job, however, I have never done a job like this. Looking for some photos to help me out with this task... can someone help me out in that department...?

Asked by maxima113 8 years ago


Tagging tracks with artist name?

I'm struggling to assign the artists name to a file and I was wondering if anyone knew a fast and easy solution? I'm basically ripping cds to my computer and I can get the artist name up in itunes but not in the file ripped to my computer, is there a way to do so without individually renaming each file. I also want to include information like cover art, although this isn't essential. Any help much appreciated, THANKS!

Asked by veggiepunk 5 years ago


Kindle cover?

How to make my own Kindle cover?

Asked by AmIbovered11 6 years ago


What kind of material can I use to make my wooden canopy bed look more modern?

I have a canopy bed that is made of round wooden poles, varying in diameter from 2 1/2" to 5". I'm really not very fond of the wood grain look and it doesn't match my room at all. I really don't want to paint it because the wood grain will show through and it will look terrible.  (In this case, trust me) My original idea was to cover the poles in white heat shrink tubing (similar to what's used for electrical wiring) This idea was squashed because I couldn't find anyone that sells white shrink wrap tubing big enough to be used over 5" poles, and without selling it in a massive bulk.  My next idea was to slide furniture grade pvc over it, which would give it a strong, glossy finish.  And the wood would basically act as a support for the pvc.  But again, I was unsuccessful.  This time I came to realize that I can't find anyone who makes furniture grade pvc larger than 2" ID. I'm now drawing a blank.  Again, I really don't want to simply paint it, because I don't want the wood grain to show through. I'm sorry, I don't have a picture because the bed is currently disassembled.  It's too hideous for me to assemble in my room right now. 

Asked by gossumx 6 years ago


dome canvas cover

Anyone can explain how to sew a fiting canvas cover for a dome shape?

Posted by toot.sweet 5 years ago




Is it legal to post a covered song on Myspace? Answered

We are Names Fade, an unsigned band, and we are just starting out. We've covered several songs, and those are some of our biggest hits. We are wondering if it is legal to post this song on our myspace music page.

Asked by Toxicity 8 years ago


Guitar amp/baffle front cover cloth??

I need your help!! to find an alternative way of making or getting a front cover for an amp/baffle... You know the kind of grill stuff, I've seen, full metal grill, simple cloth, or a wierd hybrid... Any way, like some massive tights or something? any help would be great!!!

Posted by gavox 7 years ago


Competition: Put-ewilhelms-head-on-a-book/cd/dvd/video-etc-cover-competition

This is my competition to put ewilhelms head on a media cover. See the example below. Entries must all be in by the 28th Feb, and voting finishes on 30th April. The winner will get a mention and all of their instructables, forum topics and groups will receive a 5 star rating as a prize. This is my entry. Post your entries in the comments!

Posted by The Jamalam 9 years ago


Useful knex office supplies

Recently I made some knex office supplies. They include: A knex inbox A knex pencil holder A letter holder A business card holder And a note book cover What do you think?? Killer~SafeCracker

Posted by Killer~SafeCracker 8 years ago


DIY book covers

Hi, I'm working on a project- making a DIY book cover. I've figured out how to assembe the book already but the cover baffles me. How can I deboss the cover with foil so that the lettering(title) will be on the cloth cover? I was thinking about using black book cloth, or leatherette, but I just don't know how to depress the lettering of the title onto the front cover or the spine itself. Any ideas?

Posted by BookMaiden 9 years ago