How to you make wrinkle release spray?

There is a spray that is expensive made by downy that will release wrinkles in casual summer shirts and dresses.  Would anyone have a homemade recipe for this?

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How do I prank my long distance boyfriend?

My boyfriend is at school right now and i'm at home.we live 2 hours away from each other so it's a long distance relationship & I REALLY wanna prank him when he calls me later today.Any ideas?Telling him I'm pregnant or that i'm going to break up with him has already been suggested but i want something different.btw,me & his parents get along really well if that helps.

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Fun activity ideas to teach about germs and better hygiene? Infection control and hygiene games, songs or worksheets?

We are compiling a free guide for parents, teachers, administrators, health professionals and so forth to get the word out about germs and better hygiene. We want all types of ideas!  They can be complex or simple, cheap or expensive, crafty or basic, etc.!  If you want to be on the list to get a free idea then jus message "OUTFOX" or email info@OUTFOXprevention.com

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Can't get a garter snake to eat?

I live in colorado and catch Western Terrestrial Garter Snakes as well as Plains Garter Snakes all the time. I have tried to keep them as pets before, but I could not get them to eat. I cannot buy food for them, so I am stuck with insects such as grasshoppers, crickets, and ants as well as worms and whatever else I may find. I want to keep another pet, but they just wont eat! What should I do?

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Speedy soldering

Hi, guys. I've been looking for videos and advice on how to solder quickly, but I keep hitting a wall with my search engine giving me quick instructions instead of quick technique. Does anybody have any advice or links I could use? (I work putting together solar cells and since I just had a significant pay-cut, I need to produce more plates in the same amount of time)

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Energy underneath your house?

Hi all! I've being thinking on how to get off grid for a while now, in the first stage to use solar power to get the energy bills go down and in second place to get my stamp on earths energy consumption, using my house in a greener way. So solar energy and wind energy are on my mind, but recently i started to think about more possibilities. Like using my crawlspace to work for me. Maybe its posible to make a wind turbine underneath the house, or use the constant temperature to cool my house during summer. I've seen plans on the internet ( and cant find them anymore... ) about using a sort off vacuum chamber that has a constand wind flow comming in, trough a system of pipes that drive a wind turbine inside. The idea is that, because of the vacuum effect, you need only a small gust of wind to power the turbine. Where i live theres always wind, sometime a little, sometimes waaay to much. The crawlspace i have isnt that high, about 50CM in hight, and during the Fall and Winter months theres a high level of water, about 25CM. Durring summer its mostly muddy sand, so there's stil a lot off cool water trapt in there. So about the idea on cooling my house, how about a water cooling system that runs trough the house? How would you guys make such systems, have you already tryed this out, and are there some enthousiastic folks out there willing to go all the way and show these idea's are doable, so everyone can make it??? Hope to hear from you soon ;-) Greets, Arie

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What white material should I use to draw on blue paper? Answered

I need it white to look like a blueprint, as it's a project for school. I tried a white pencil, it was OK but I had to push down really hard and it was bad for details. Worst case scenario, I'll use that.

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how do i get the annotations on pictures? Answered

I made a 'ible on teddy bears made out of shirts and I want to annotate it. Help!

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could the iPhone's headphone jack be used as an input for a device?

I was thinking that the headphone jack could be used as an input for a 3-lead ECG (EKG)  and used to cheaply monitor arrhythmias in remote areas (or in the field) and record and/or send these to health professionals. It needs to be able to detect milivolt impulses from a pos/neg/ground input.

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Most people have a hot water heater in the house. Anyone know how to change a John Woods heater's Anode rod?

Its a plumbing problem possibly requiring cutting copper pipe and soldering fittings together. Basically I need to know if the anode rod is in the same place as usual for most hot water heaters or if my John Woods hot water tank does have the anode connected to the hot water intake. If so, how am I going to save money and change the magnesium anode rod myself rather than paying a plumber 80$/hour.

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What happened to my pequin pepper plant?? Answered

Last year I bought a pequin pepper plant, it was about 50 cm tall, with a lot of small leaves, and it gave a lot of peppers, but this year several weeks ago some really big branches started to grow from it with some big leaves on them, it looks like two different plants. What is going on? Is it normal? Does it need  I dont know how to describe it so here are some pictures (first picture: complete plant) (second picture: original leaves) (third picture: new leaves/ branches)

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In Add Comment bockWhat is the meaning of " FEATURE COMMENT FLAG"and What Author has to do on that comment? Answered

On some project reader writes some comment and at the bottom there is a remark" FEATURE COMMENT FLAG" and then small block "REPLY" in Red color What Author has to do , What is the meaning of that

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Soil for sandy sink hole areas

Our home is on sand, lime, sink holes. It helps to direct rainwater away from the structure to prevent sink holes. My question is if there are recommended soil treatments for sand. If it will help to coat the perimeter with two feet of soil and sod, I'll do it. I really like landscaping and I just wanna make sure using a few feet of fertile soil and sod is an option without making things worse. Any other recommendations would be very much appreciated. Thanks all.

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Dog Hair Sweaters from Deceased Pets

These folks loved their dogs so much that they made sweaters from their fur after they passed away. This was no easy task as thousands of hairs had to be harvested from brushes and carpets. The result is apparently warm and water-resistant as well as creepy, but with all the cat hair I keep vacuuming up maybe I can get a nice coat from my own home. BBC linkvia Treehugger

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how do I change my profile picture on instructables ?

What must I do to change my profile pictures and how must I do this

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Part Question

I'm not sure if this would be the right category to ask this but what might this part be?

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Why won't my video upload from youtube? Answered

I still can not upload my videos from youtube. I gave up trying some months ago and decided to come back and see if the problem had been fixed but still no joy. Anybody have the same problem? I have used the embed code from the 'Share' function (both options) and the long link in the address bar, which I have now placed in the details on my 'instructable'. I have used both Mozilla and Internet Explorer to deliver the code but stil nothing. Any ideas? Regards Pavlovafowl aka Sue

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How can I make a cheap-and-dirty circuit tracer?

I know that you can buy them, but I'm trying to figure out how to make a device that will follow a household wall circuit on the cheap.

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How do I convince my mom to let me get a cat? Answered

I understand we have 3 cats, one 16, but this cat is missing an eye, skinny, etc. and he may not get a home.  I call him Twilight because he looks a lot like another cat, Midnight.  He is very affection it, and I will keep him away from the old man cat and let him stay in my room.  I'll get rid of the air freshener, and tidy it.  Please help me convince her!

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Do you have an appreciation of the ocean and are all about open-source? I'm looking for people to share ideas with me.

Hi, I’m working on a project about making society more aware of the ocean. This project is my master graduation project. The envisioned project will involve the open-source community; this is why I am looking for people to talk to on this matter and to share ideas. If you are already convinced, please send me a message. I promise you, I will not spam you to death. I am looking for people that have an appreciation or connection with the ocean and are all about DIY and open-source and are willing to share ideas with me. Some more info on the project: As I see it we (society) are very connected to the ocean, most of the everyday objects are in someway shipped across the ocean. Eventually ending up as plastic bits in the ocean. Even before the Industrial Age we’ve been exploring the world with ships on the ocean.  We’ve been shipping diseases, slaves, religion and tobacco around the world in small wooden ships. The ocean also acts as the source of life, in other words, all of the creatures on land came from the ocean. The ocean provides us also with an import source of protein to feed the world; fish. The ocean houses tiny creatures called plankton that are critical for the planet. Most people don’t realize that a mouthful of seawater contains millions of bacterial cells, hundreds of thousands of phytoplankton and tens of thousands of zooplankton. Although we have this strong connection with the ocean we have yet to explore 90% of it. In our ordinary lives we’ve been so disconnected of the environment around us, the only thing the majority of people see are the beaches, the endless blue, until of course, some oilrig blows up and washes oil up on the shore. The project I am working on sees opportunity in creating a connection with the ocean somehow. This is not an easy challenge, I cannot do this alone, I am asking a community of people that think outside the box, are hands-on and are compassioned about what they do for help. Message me if you would like to be involved!

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I Want to Make Wool Landscape Tapestry

Recently i saw a very cute wool landscape tapestry at Nestle and Soar folk art studio. As i love to collect needle felting items, fiber art things. So i just want to make similar wall art tapestry, but i don't have any idea about it.. Like how to do it?, what technique we required for it?, what kind of wool we need ? etc... Please suggest me.. I have attached pic for that wall art tapestry..

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How can I get vinyl bumper stickers ready to be delivered within just one week? Answered

How can I get vinyl bumper stickers ready to be delivered within just one week?

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I wonder what can I do to make her birthday invitations look unique. ? Answered

I'm throwing a party for my daughter who's turning 5 nest month. I wonder what can I do to make her birthday invitations look unique. Some said I should go try printing postcards for that. What do you think?

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Do it exist a way to homebuild a suitable (working) bandsaw for modellers? Answered

Since I'm a young modeller, and ALWAYS on budget, is there any suitable (viable) And EASY WAY to homebuild a (working) bandsaw for modellers? The one (cheapest) I've found are on the 150 EUROS circa, (*) but won't be as precise as I need. ANY CLEVER IDEA????? ciao to all! Mario (*) whoa! out of money!!!!

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Pirate Gun

I recently bought this cap gun for 2 dollars at a thrift store and need some ideas slash help like how to fix the barrel where the orange cap was. I want to incorporate the two pirate skull buttons on the gun. The gun is for my renaissance faire costume and i would like to make it more pirateesque any ideas are welcome :)

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Who said this? Answered

"Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive. Then go and do that, because what the world needs is people who are alive." This is one of the most profound quotes I've ever read.  I'd love to know who the author is. Any ideas?

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guinea pig left alone while on holiday? Answered

Hi i am getting a new guinea pig shortly, i have a lot of experience with them over the Easter weekend, for four days, i will be camping up in the mountains and will have to leave it behind as it will be roughly 7-8 weeks old, will it be OK left alone? she will have a spot to hide in her cage and will have the company of a old guinea pig my main two problems are we have a young dog who stalks the guinea pig while its in its cage, and it may terrify them if i'm not around two, the older guinea pig may attack the smaller one, like nip its ears, etc my question, after all that is buy the guinea pig now (holiday in two weeks) or after the holiday leaving it with some else or getting someone to drop in is not an option 

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How can i make low ceiling rooms, look higher?

THE APARTMENT I LIVE IN, HAS VERY LOW CEILINGS WHICH THE OWNER THOUGHT IT WAS THE WRIGHT WAY TO SAVE ON HEATING. NOW I'M TRYING TO MAKE THIS ROOMS LOOK BIGGER.   

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How to make a dress like this?

I have tis awesome white fabric that has blue ribbon stripes on it! the stripes go diagonally. I want to make a dress resembeling this: http://store.delias.com/item.do?itemID=58370&categoryID;=1998 any ideas? thanks! :0)

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leaking fridge?

Can anyone help my flooding fridge problem. I have a whirlpool and its only 4 years old. There is no build up of ice and the drain hole is not blocked. There is no water in the drip tray and the fridge seals are all good. The fridge is working fine. I have run out of things to look for????

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how can I make money ? Answered

Hi, i,m 14 and is i need some help. I 've been wanting some money . I won't work online or do surveys. i'm always home becuase i am homeschooled. so please help me. also I am wanting about 100 dollars in 3-5 months thanks

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Medival shackles, gotta add it

Https://www.instructables.com/id/MEDIEVAL-SHACKLES/ A great instructable by this guy, rate it comment it, get it added.

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Where can I sell my old electronic gadgets and appliances? It is on as is where is basis...thanks?

I would like to sell my old electronic gadgets and old appliances. Is there a site online where I can post my ads..thanks

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Do you have what it takes for the Design and Build challenge?

I have been researching and think a lot about mobile structures specifically campers that are light weight and highly efficient. After spending a substantial amount of time looking around to see what designs are out there I have concluded that there isn't much. This fact bothers me for a few reasons but mostly because I have a vested interests in this topic. Come march I plan to begin living in a small camper while traveling around the country for several months the only catch is I am going to build it. So my question is what idea's can you all come up with that fit within these guidelines. 1- It must be relatively comfortable for two to live in but cannot exceed 60 sq ft. 2- It must include a toilet, shower and sink as well as a space for a camping stove 3- It must be insulated and have windows for ventilation and natural light 4- It must have storage space 5- The interior must be no less than 6ft tall so that I can stand up straight while the exterior cannot exceed 9ft. 6- It must have a water tank but I do not want any electricity / plumbing and I do not intend on carrying water while in transit. As of now that’s pretty much it for requirements. I should mention that this structure is going to be towed by a ‘05 Honda civic 4 cylinder automatic so the entire unit cannot exceed 1100 lbs trailer included. I don’t wish to destroy this vehicle by towing a camper 5,000 miles around the country but I do plan to add an extra transmission oil reservoir for cooling purposes. I hope some of you find this of interest and have some ideas to share with me. I have some thoughts of how I can make this sucker but I wanted to put my thoughts out and see what someone else comes up with. Thanks and I hope you create something beautiful and functional. Sincerely, C 

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Need Help With Harley Quinn Patter

I have a friend wanting to make a Harley Quinn Costume and we are having trouble finding a pattern. Any Help is greatly appreciated.

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So. I have a mohawk with shaved sides. I want my hair to grow longer quicker, like really fast. any ideas?

Ok, so I have a mohawk right?  :P  I want to make the back really long going down past my shoulders. I want to have my hair grow really fast though.  any ideas, like supplements or something cheap??  besides extensions and the eating healthy thing, cuz I already eat healthy and my hair barely grows a centimeter a month.

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Period Pad for dogs?

My Boston Terrier has her period. How do I make pads for her? Any suggestions?

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What are some of the most poisonous plants? More explanation within. Answered

Well, to make a long story short, I am making a bed of poisonous plants and doing some research. It will have a fence around it and everything will be labeled so you do NOT eat it. We have lots of toddlers around.... and it would be bad if they ate anything poisonous.

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Is it possible to store a living human/animal for years at a very low temperature and recover him back alive? Answered

They do it with plants, and it has been successful in some cases. They do it with animal limbs, so is it possible to do that with a whole human and recover him back alive after years, to find that he/she hasn't aged? 

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Dog treats for mother dog? Answered

Hi, people! My dog, Dale (named after Dale Evans) has had a litter of puppies in a cat/dog house! There is a sad part: All but one died because of the cold winter. That one that survived was the runt of the litter. That runt is now a chunk, because she has all the milk to her self, and she is a little bundle of cuteness! We named her Bailey..... anywho, moving right along, does anybody have a recipie for dog treats-for a nursing mother dog? I can't give them to Bailey because she is only 3 weeks old today (March 6, 2012, Born Feb. 21, 2012) and not weaned. Thanks! I might put a picture of them together.

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Solar storage help

Hello! I'm new to the forums, but I've read many instructables. I'm looking to create a solar-charging messenger bag. I decided on a powerfilm flexible solar cell that is 7.2v 200mA. Amazon has them for slightly above $50. I originally wanted to use a xtreme mac Incharge portable to store the power,(PLEASE CORRECT ME IF I AM WRONG) but I think that may take too much to convert it from 120v in to 7.2v in. The benefit of this item is that it has two 1w usb output charging terminals. That means faster charging.  The second idea is to send the solar energy to four AA Energizer rechargeable (1.2v 2500mAh) NiMH batteries. The benefit of using AA batteries is they can be used for other things and that they can be easily replaced after running through charging cycles(I don't know the life cycle of rechargeable batteries anymore). Any assistance offered would be greatly appreciated. I have the bag, will be ordering the solar cell later this week, found the incharge portable at a thrift store, and always have plenty of batteries and wires. Thanks!

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