Outdoor Decoration

I'm looking into building a fairly large sized outdoor Christmas decoration, possibly mechanized, and I'm wondering what materials may be good to use. I live in an area where snow is likely and rain is a definite possibility. Any ideas are appreciated. Thanks in advance!

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lamp decorations

Hi I am making a lamp with a wooden  base ,a bottle on top of it and then a cd with the bulb (only 3v) any decorations pls.?

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Decorating with Photography...

Found this company, Juicywalls, online. They make custom designed wallpaper and canvas prints of really high quality (and pretty cheap, for the type of product). You can determine the precise size of the prints or measurements for wallpaper, which is great, but the really cool aspect is that you can upload your own photography for these products. It's high quality digital printing, so the image is super clear and sharp. They also offer an option for photographers to sell their work from their own site, with an application called the Walldesigner. You integrate the code into your website, and sell your photography, and Juicywalls makes the product, deals with all the customers, and handles the payment and shipping. Seems like a really cool way to either get your photography out there, or just do some cool, personalized decorating! The website is http://www.juicywalls.com

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Halloween Decorations

Get started on your haunted houses with some help from these Halloween Decorations. If ideas of how to turn your humble abode into a monstrous lair aren't running through your brain, then it's time to start! There are kids to be scared! Fun to be had! Get to it!Make something awesome, document it, and be sure to enter it into our DIY Halloween Contest!Also see: Halloween Pumpkin Carving Halloween Costumes Halloween for Kids Halloween Makeup Halloween Party Halloween Masks Pirate Cannon - A working replica of a naval cannon that fires pneumatically by Part Time Chef.com Complete your pirate look with a cannon that makes noise and fires tissue to impress kids and neighbors. How to build a Five Foot Tall Jacob's ladder by ewilhelm Every mad scientist needs one of these. Without one an evil underground lair is more like a den in need of a good cleaning. Laser Vortex by mever Smoke and lasers always work well together.Keep the laser moving to create a cool and distorted effect. Make a cool hologram illusion! by NK5 Make a skull hover in mid-air! Halloween decor werewolf head by missmonster Need to convince anyone that last year's Halloween was more intense? Just put this trophy on the wall. Solid-state Halloween controller and how to build a Haunted House by ewilhelm For the more advanced spooksters you should look to this guide for makign Halloween a little more high tech. Rotoff the Deadnose Reindeer by PaHalloweenFreak At first glance it looks like Santa came early. Look closer and you'll see that he's still stuck, and rotting, on his mission from last year. How to convert an old swingset into a guillotine prop for Halloween by Strapped-4-Cache The little ones have ditched the swingset and so it's time to put it to a nobler, and nastier, cause. Build a pneumatically actuated Yeti in a cage for a Halloween Haunted house by ewilhelm This li'l yeti is stuck in a cage and none too happy about it! At the push of a button he'll leap at any Trick or Treater who comes by. How to Build a Spooky Working Drawbridge with Sounds and Light by rjtodd13 Set the mood early with a killer entrance. Or maybe just use this for your own cult when you get around to starting it. Either way.

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fish tank decoration

In my fish tank, is it ok to put in fired clay pots as decoration and fish hiding places?

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czech vest decorating?

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Halloween Decor Contest!

Hello everyone!  Every year for the halloween contests we the staff have to draw some lines between props, costumes, and decor items.  This year we've decided to draw the lines similar to where actual theater companies draw their lines.  Believe it or not there is a prop union, costume union, and set union.  It helps to give us some firm definitions of what item goes into what contest!   This year we are defining decor as: "Anything in a space that adds to the ambiance or feel of a space.  At the same time not an item being held by someone for the purpose of supporting their costume."   Examples below with notes on each of them.  If you have any questions feel free to comment below and I'll answer you to the best of my ability! Want to enter the decor contest?  Check it out here!

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Collage Dorm decor? Answered

My sister is going to collage in August and i want to give her something to remind her of me. She loves music and art. Also animals but I don't really know what to do. I want it to be really special.

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Halloween/Autumn/Holiday Decorations

My mom recently put some crafts, that she annually makes, up for sale on etsy. Of course the hard part about selling on Etsy is getting people to your page among the thousands of others. If you are looking for some Halloween/Fall/Christmas decorations or just want some new ideas for handmade crafts check it out  Link----->   Hand Made By Shannon Thanks for looking! Any traffic on her website also helps! Here are a couple screenshot from the website 

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how to decorate a fleece hat?

I'm 13 years old and i'm struggling with my home economics homework. Because myself, as a boy, i don't know or care about how to decorate a fleece hat :/ and i can't seem to find anything on the internet. I've been using Google advanced searches blah blah blah blah de blah, can anyone help? asap. i need a long paragraph (about 2 in one ish) or something roughly that size, maybe a few paragraphs. either a link to a website or have it in an answer on here, thanks :)

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How To Decorate Your Room

Make a contest for decorating your own room it will be nice to see plans and design for lots of room

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rotating hanging wheel decoration?

I had a hanging wheel decoration, just wondering if the wheel can rotating using some weight so the wheel rotate infinite. perhaps moving its axle or something

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window gem gel decorations

''HELP PLEASE.......a friend asked if I knew how to make these decorations, http://www.christmaspeople.com/christmas-window-decorations/12541.aspI said, NOPE, but would look here and find out how to.....but couldn't find an answer, but I know one of you smart people has the info I need so please help me out and send me the info?Thanks in advance!"PEEP"

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window gem gel decorations

''HELP PLEASE.......a friend asked if I knew how to make these decorations, http://www.christmaspeople.com/christmas-window-decorations/12541.aspI said, NOPE, but would look here and find out how to.....but couldn't find an answer, but I know one of you smart people has the info I need so please help me out and send me the info?Thanks in advance!"PEEP"

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Cannot enter my instructible for the Halloween Decoration Contest

I am not seeing the Halloween Contest for decorations when I access my current instructible Emalene. The only contest that displays is the Halloween Photo Contest which is not applicable to my instructible. Even if I edit and choose contest to enter, only the Halloween Photo is available.

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Remodeling the bathroom

People today are more conscious of how their bathrooms look than ever before. The concept of bathrooms have now undergone a change from one of mere functionality to include elements of relaxation. The bathroom   now has many facilities that add to your bathing experience. The market offers some of the best equipments and many elegant fittings like the bath tubs, shower cabinets, massage showers, designer tiles etc.   The interior of the bathrooms can be given a great look by changing the floor and wall tiles. The color of the bathroom can be something soothing to the mind and the body. Elegant light fixtures can be used to beautify the bathroom interiors. There are brass fixtures that adorn the bathroom interiors and make it look regal. The designers of bathroom understand the need for spacious and well-kept bathrooms. That's why, they use designs that optimize the available space without compromising on the ease of use.   Re-doing bathrooms have become an important element of house renovation. The beauty of the bathroom has to be maintained properly with the help of designer tiles and flooring. The materials used in the floors and the walls can be of a material that is durable as well as easy to clean. By designing bathroom, you can make your whole house look good and impart a feel good factor.

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i need a tutorial on how to decorate the surface of leather?

I have tried working in leather a few times, and i would like to know how to make shapes and patterns on the leather using water and different tools, however not by cutting/carving the leather.

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What is a way to make your room look really pretty? Answered

I have to clean it, but I'm tired of the same stuff. Are there any decoration ideas that could be used for organizing my bits and bobs? My room is violet, with green and white accents. Thanks!

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how do you make home-ade aquarium ornaments?

I have wanted to make homeade aquarium ornaments for my fish tank but could not find  out how to can anyone help????

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how to make decorative file covers?

Need 2 make decorative file covers with readily available materials

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how to decorate a flower girl basket?

I have 2 plain baskets and want to decorate it for the flower girls in my daughters wedding. Do anybody have any tutorials or videos that can help me?

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how to decorate a flower girl basket?

I have 2 plain baskets and want to decorate it for the flower girls in my daughters wedding. Do anybody have any tutorials or videos that can help me?

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how to decorate metal card holders?

I want to decorate metal credit card holders, but I have no idea how to get started or what to use on them. Can anybody help please!

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Halloweenibles: Modded Robot Picture Decorations

Modded Robot Picture Decoration: Now presenting "Pumpkinstien" Ok per Canida and our conversations in the "How to Enter the Halloween Contest" comments I am braving the first steps with my quick down and dirty "Modded Robot Picture Decoration" Let me know and mark your comments with a "Love It" or" Hate It" No hard feelings if you don't like it so don't be afraid to speak your mind. It you have a Modded Robot Picture post it, perhaps they will have a"Worst" and "Best" category as well? Have fun with your "Halloweenibles" Mr. Rig It

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Halloween Decoration Contest Winners - 2012

With a whooping 365 Halloween Decorations entered, the competition for this year's contest was a tough one. The editors had a hard time narrowing down the finalists. However, with the help of 13 spooky judges, winners were chosen. I would like to congratulate the winners, and thank everyone who put in the time and effort to throw their hat into the cauldron. Anyhow… on with it… I am pleased to announce that this year's winning decoration is flaming_pele!'s build of a Giant Tentacle Monster. This project was selected by the judges because it was original, fun, well-documented and approachable. With easy-to-find materials, they demonstrated that anyone can menace their neighborhood with a giant cartoonish tentacle monster. Their technique was clever, and the results were great. I foresee this inspiring more large creations next year. Speaking of which, all of our second place winners put new spins on old classics. Noelportugal made a traditional Magic Mirror, but gave it a new spin with built-in candy dispenser. HaHaBird mashed Tetris and jack-o-lanterns together to make Pumpktris, which is unlike anything we have seen before. And of course, there is kcli's the Hearse-Style Carriage which resurrects old-fashioned horse carriage as a creepy and stylish hearse. The runner-ups show how eclectic this years entries were. From traditional grim reaper decorations, to stat-of-the-art glow-in-the-dark 3D-printed ghost mobiles, we ended up with some pretty interesting decorations this year. Be sure to not only check out all of the awesome finalists, but the rest of this year's entries. Now that Halloween is over, it means that you have a full year to think about what to do next year. I now that I already am. While installing the foam spewing pumpkin, I already figured out what my decoration is going to be for next year. Let's just say that it is going to be a blast. -Randy

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Need some room decor ideas.

My room is boring. I can do anything but paint the walls (we rent) But I CAN cover them floor to ceiling with whatever I wish. I've been looking for some kind of interesting pattern. I like bats and skulls. (realistic of both) But skulls are so overplayed, and bats seem like a far stretch to decorate with. I'm pretty artistic, and awfully handy with making stuff (especially for a 15 year old, been building my whole life.) I have a large piece of flat cardboard that backed a John Lennon Poster I recently bought, and a piece of black foamboard. I plan on taping, cutting, painting the cardboard (probably a bat design, I'm just recently getting into them) and drawing another bat on the black foamboard using silver sharpie. Sooo.... any design ideas you guys have for making things, such as any kind of wall hanging would be nice to hear about.

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Help Decorate Eric's Office! UPDATE

Eric's office is totally boring. There's a big blank wall next to another big blank wall and I can't take it any more. So we're looking to you, yes you, to help him out!So please print out the PDF, color or decorate it in any way you want, and send it to:Eric's Boring WallInstructables489 Clementina St.3rd FloorSan Francisco, CA 94103Our printer does weird things to colors so we can't accept emailed or PMed images. All the art will go up on Eric's wall. One artist chosen at random on Dec. 22 will win a copy of The Best of Instructables, Volume 1. Bonus points if you don't fold it.UPDATE:We can't randomly select one out of one entry and we still haven't seen any robots so we've extended the Date of Randomness. Also, everyone who sends something in will get a patch. UPDATE2: Winners Announced!

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How Home Decoration can be done in different ways?

I want to decorate my home with many home decoration accessories, but i would like to what are they by which i can decorate them and from where can i get them at cheaper prices.

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How to Make an old lamp decorative piece

How to Make an old lamp decorative piece

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Thickening enamel paint. Answered

I am looking for a way to thicken enamel paint to a buttery consistency similar to the acrylic paint you get in a tube. I worked out a decorative effect years ago which uses acrylics and is good for painting tins, but was never hard enough to last well. The only thing I could think of was ground glass, but I'm not sure if you can buy this as a hobbyist, as it used to be used as a poison. (If you're curious, the way I used to do it was to lay down a layer of acrylic in one colour, pick up the surface with a brush to make it stand out, wait for it to dry, then put a contrasting colour over it, and when it is dry sand it with wet sand paper until the colours from below stand out. It makes a marbled ripply effect which looks pretty e.g. in purple and orange).

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What are some ways to "bling" or decorate a wheelchair?

(This is for my lovely grandmother, mind you.. but she can be a bit spunky at times.)

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Can i put this little bottle in my aquarium?

I'm asking this because on the bottle there is a sticker, i dont know if it's harmfull for my fish (in a cold-water aquarium). I want this bottle in my aquarium for decoration, I'm going to fill it with red fluid (foodcouloring i think). Unless the sticker will do harm to my fish. Does anybody know?

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WANTED: Recipe for Clear Gel or Glaze (ala Wilton Sparkle Gel)

I recently made my first trial batch of Unicorn Poop, but I ran into a problem!  I tried using the Wilton Sparkle Gel as suggested, and it *looks* fantastic... but it *tastes* bad.  D:  I wasn't sure if it was just me, so I tried it out on my beau, and then a couple of co-workers.  The verdict: plain cookies tasted better than the Wilton-covered cookies.  Oh no!!  That means that my Unicorn Poops will look old and crusty, instead of wet and sparkly!  (The horror, amirite?) I'd like to "glaze" them so that they can hold onto all the sparkles and decorations that make them so whimsical (as if rainbow colored poop cookies need the help!!) but I don't want to share cookies that taste sub-par because of the decorations. Does anyone have any suggestions?  I'd like to make my own glaze, and ideally it would "harden", or at least dry "unsticky" (not a word) so that transporting them wouldn't be a hassle.  Maybe glycerin?  Light corn syrup?  I'm open to suggestion!

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Why has the button tray only been viewed once? Weird.?

I can't figure out why my button tray has only been viewed once. I posted it yesterday and one hit?

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Halloween moving head prop?

For Halloween, I'm planning on making a large stone angel statue, and I'd love to have the head move back and forth. Thing is, I need to be able to control when the head moves, not just have it swinging back and forth randomly. Any ideas on how to do this? Any feedback is appreciated. Thanks so much.

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how to make a metal shot plate for decorative shot for jewelry making ?

Want to know how to make a decorative shot plate for decorative shot for use in jewelry making. Just the general knowledge of how to make one ..

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Blinky Geeky Tabletop Decoration with CMOS 74C14

I made this blinky geeky tabletop decoration based on my instructable over there: https://www.instructables.com/id/An-easy-to-make-cheap-and-simple-LED-blinky-circu/ have fun and share your ideas!

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How to Take Down a Traverse Decorative Rod

Hello Friends, Decorative traverse rods are one way to accentuate your windows with drapery. Traverse rods enable you to open and close the drapes with a pull cord. Sometimes one or more of the rings breaks requiring replacement. Unfortunately replacing rings requires removing the traverse rod from the window. Taking down a traverse decorative rod enables you to separate the rod and remove the faulty rings. Unlike standard rods, the traverse rod fits inside a channel clip across the top of the mounting brackets. Unhook the drapes from the traverse rod master carrier. The drapes hang on metal hooks that lift out of holes in the traverse rod. Hold one end of the traverse rod with one hand and turn the decorative end cap counterclockwise with your free hand. Remove the end caps on both ends in this manner. Find the screw on the retaining clips securing the rod to the mounting clips. There is a mounting clip on each end and one in the center. Remove the screws with a Phillips-head screwdriver. Grasp the center of the rod and lift straight up to remove it from the brackets. Pull the rod away from the wall. Thanks and Regards, Baron Davis

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Last minute Halloween costumes, decorations, food!

Hot Air Balloon Dilbert Costume Cardboard Armor Super Mario Bros. Halloween Cupcakes Octopus Hoodie Easy Zombie Horde Caution Tape Costume Creepy Bubble Cocktails Toilet Paper Costume Charlie Brown Ghost Freezer Paper Skeleton 5-Minute Domo Kun Doll Guts Serving Dish Giant Spiderweb Instructables.com - 82 2nd St. - San Francisco, CA

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What are some good projects for decorating a Vintage clothes store?

So, the company I'm working for just ordered me to start a clothing store in.....Manila, philipines; to function as a showroom and clothing store they hope to expand into a chain.... My life is really random. Anyway, they own a new used clothing store factory down there and will supply my stock. Everything else about the store is up to me including design and layout.  I'd love to have some instructables projects used in the store which might expand into a chain. Please recommend me some! When we start the store I'll give credit or even pay royalties to the authors

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how do you make a SPIRAL wind chime/decoration that will spin freely in the wind?

Hi I am trying to make various crystals spin in the wind. I have even gone to the extreme of buying ball bearing fishing swivels to make it happen...not so much. Any way I think I need some sort of a spiral to actually "catch" the wind to propel the heavy crystal around. Anybody make these if you are willing to share that would be great. I don't need to reinvent the wheel.  

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I would like to know how to decorate a strawberry shortcake pan cake.

The top is white (cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk & whipped cream). How do I cut the strawberries to look decorative? Thank you

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Paint and decorate a bill miller plastic drinking mug?

I want to paint my bill miller bbq mug and decorate it and still be able to use it daily for drinking my tea. Is there a safe non-toxic method?

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Hand painted silk scarves and other crafts and paintings

I would like to introduce you to a new Arts and Crafts blogspot, The Silk Fig Tree´s one; mainly about silk painting, but also about other types of materials and crafts. On http://lahigueradeseda.blogspot.com you will find tutorials, a lot of scarves and more stuff each day. I hope you like it! ------------------- Me gustaría presentaros un nuevo blog de artesanía, el de La Higuera de Seda; principalmente de pintura en seda, pero también de otros tipos de materiales. En http://lahigueradeseda.blogspot.com encontrareis tutoriales, un montón de pañuelos y fulares y cada vez más cosas. Espero que os guste!

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Hand painted silk scarves and other crafts and paintings

I would like to introduce you to a new Arts and Crafts blogspot, The Silk Fig Tree´s one; mainly about silk painting, but also about other types of materials and crafts. On http://lahigueradeseda.blogspot.com you will find tutorials, a lot of scarves and more stuff each day. I hope you like it! ------------------- Me gustaría presentaros un nuevo blog de artesanía, el de La Higuera de Seda; principalmente de pintura en seda, pero también de otros tipos de materiales. En http://lahigueradeseda.blogspot.com encontrareis tutoriales, un montón de pañuelos y fulares y cada vez más cosas. Espero que os guste!

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