Stippling Flower

Something i did. Please be free to give any tips or comments. Thanks

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Repotting flower plants

I tried repotting flowers from one pot to another but they die.  I am doing something wrong. How can I repot flower plants from one pot to another.  What soils and other items do I need and is there a certain size flower pot I have to repot them in or does it depend on how big I want the flower to grow.  I want to put these flower(s) plants on my patio.  Sometimes during the day my patio has a lot of sun and other times it does not.  What is the best flower plant(s) for this. What is the best way to take care of a repotted flower plant.

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What Flower plant is this?

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Folding Edible Flowers?

 I'd like to make some edible flowers from some type foodie material, like pie dough or egg roll wrappers. is this possible? if so, are there any other materials I  could use?

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how to make flowers out of fabric?

I am attempting to be crafty and want to learn how to make easy flowers and roses out of fabric...different types like silk, cotton etc.

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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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How to carve wooden flowers?

I have a need to hand carve wooden flowers and plants for outdoor use.

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Freeze drying flowers at home????

Ok, so I've done a little searching and so far no one has said this can be done without expensive equiptment so I'm not getting my hopes up.   Here's my idea:  Place my flowers in a container with silica gel, seal it, and put the whole thing in a deep freezer for a couple weeks.  Then I would unplug the freezer to allow the temperature to slowly rise.  I THINK the silica gel will eliminate the need for a vacuum by absorbing the moisture instead of pulling it out.  Its a long shot, I know.  Has anyone tried this?  Does anyone think it would work?  Has anyone found another way to preserve flowers so they maintain their shape and color? I plan on coating them in resin to use in jewelry designs so they need to look as fresh as possible. Thanks for any ideas you can give me!

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CIY: Bold Flower Necklace

Growing up I use to love playing with Play-Doh.  Something about the color, the texture, and the smell.  Oh, the smell… I remember I use to play with this contraption that I would attach little people to, that had holes in the tops of their heads.  I would crank a lever and the little people would grow Play-Doh hair.  I had hours of entertainment cutting and re-growing hair.  Ipad what? Oh, how entertaining kids has changed. I never imaged that I would get the chance to play with clay again in my thirties.  To create my Oscar de la Renta look I decided to grab some clay and go to town.  Unfortunately this clay did not have the Play-Doh smell I remember, but I still had just as much fun creating with it. Click here for the full tutorial!

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can i dye arificial flowers with fabric dye? Answered

Will it work well on artificial flowers?

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very interesting picture is needed to be found,help please?

I saw it once,it is a picture in the shape of a coffin with a girl looking at a flower which has its roots sourounding a coffin underground,there is also a picture of the picture i just decribed in a hand held coffin model. here is a crappy version of what its supost to look like,from my memory,if u can find it please say so

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how to make paper flowers easy

My youtube channel will help you make handmade products, DIY crafts such as crepe paper flowers, Quiet book, valentine card/gift, birthday card/gift, christmas card/gift, christmas card/gift,...  It is quite easy . There are a lot of kinds for you to make Flowers: peony, carnation, orchids,.... If you are interested in it please follow/like/comment my channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnvoThr2-6rfWITzEUQWTJg 1 how to make crepe paper flower - Sunflower   Easy and beautiful Paper Flowers - Gerbera paper tulip flowers to be continued...

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Does anybody know what type of flower this is? Answered

 I went shooting photos for subjects for my Summative Art Project, and i came across this flower. Its pretty, =P and I'd like to know what it is.

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GMO sun flower seeds, how can I tell? Answered

Hi fellow instrucablers, I planted some sunflowers a while ago and recently I collected the seeds from the flowers and replanted them.  The original seeds were from a packet which I threw away.  I've planted the new seeds and it's been a week and the haven't sprouted, I'm not sure if I was really unlucky or if the seeds have been genetically modified in order for them not to grow new plants.   I still have some seeds left over so I was wondering if there was anyway to tell if they have been modified somehow. Thanks a ton Sirnoodlehe

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Options for making a moving/wiggling stem for a flower toy?

I am NOT talking about those flower desk toys that make the entire flower wave. What I would like is to make a toy flower that had a stem that could wiggle if you pushed a button or triggered a sensor. It would move like the picture below. I have no idea what the mechanism would be inside the stem so I would like some ideas on that. The simplest/cheapest mechanism would be the best option. Thank you!

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Are LEDS used in GROW LED LAMPS any different from regular, colored LEDs?

I've seen grow LED lamps for plants and flowers go for $100 to $200 on ebay and they look like simple red and blue LEDs in a lamp unit. These days anyone can do a lamp with LEDs since we have a wide variety of LEDs, drivers and casings at our disposal and at a very affordable price. Even if you add the cost of research and develpment and a healthy profit to remain in business into the cost of the device, I don't think the ratio cost-price of those lamps is fair. Those grow lamps seem to be a scam to me, unless the LEDs/drivers used on them are really more expensive than the widely available in the market. I am more inclined to think they priced their lamps artificially to cater to its intended market: deep-pocket obsessed gardeners, weed grow-op guys, fancy growers, etc. Why is that these lamps are that costly? What is the magic behind them or do they have "NASA" technology on them or what? Thanks for your input

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Help Me to Make a Flower Using Crystal

Please Anybody can help me to Make a Flower using crystal. several crystal items were in shop. so pretty. then i though to make one. please share with me. thanks. Note. i am a new one to this forum!

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How do I keep my cats out of my flower garden? They're using it as a litter box! Answered

I have just planted my flower garden with all sorts of seeds and bulbs. Unfortunately, my cats seem to think that I've dug up all of this nice dirt for them to use as a litter box. I've tried coffee grounds sprinkled on the area which I've heard are repulsive to cats and also fertilize the flowers, but my cats evidently were born at a Starbuck's. I now have sprinkled mothballs all over the flower bed but I'm afraid that they are going to burn my plants that are now coming up although they are keeping the cats out. Can anyone help me?

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can i mix impatiens, petunias and begonias in the same container?

I have nice bacyard, and i'm very fond of flowers. But i'm new in gardening and i want to know how to mix flowers in containers or inflower beds.

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Perfect Presentation of Flower Girl Dresses —— from dressz.com

Adorable child with graceful flower girl dress, the first communion dress or the prom dress for the special day would be a little jewel in the party, beyond doubt. If that is what you are looking for, our dressz.com could be your optimal choice. http://www.dressz.com/flower-girl-dresses-c30 We provide various kinds of first communion dresses, which would absolutely satisfy your taste. And the christening gowns we offer you include classic and modern designs. Including our high quality and original styles, we insist on provide you excellent online customer service, favorable price and fast shipping. http://www.dressz.com/  also wants to help you get ready for your big day. We carry a selection of bridesmaid dresses and flower girl dresses to help make your wedding memorable, while our array of flower girl accessories & shoes will help your wedding party accessorize stylishly. We even carry a ring bearer tuxedo collection and suits for other occasions as well. Shop with us for your next special event and enjoy up to 70% off retail prices and delivery within 10 days.  We would do the best to present you a unique and brilliant big party show.

Topic by nancyliu0522 


Can an artificial magnolia flower spray arrangement be dyed or bleached to lighten the petals?

My wife bought several artificial magnolia flower sprays a few years ago and prepared two very lovely arrangements, which have been decorating a wall in our living room.  Initially, the flower petals were an off-white color--but definitely white.  Now the petals have turned dark, and it appears they while likely darken even more if she is not able to do something to lighten this medium-tan tone that they now have.  I have looked at the material fairly closely and it looks like they are constructed from either a heavy paper or possibly a gauze, and then coated with a flexible substance by either dipping it or brushing it on.  The coating seems to be more in the nature of a stiffener for forming the petals, but apparently it has darkened with age.  Is anyone familiar with what I've described and have any suggestions?  (This is my wife's favorite arrangement and I would like to help her)  Thanks!

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Model Railway Exhib - Conservatory of Flowers - Mini SF Landmarks made of Recycled Materials

There is going to be a Model Railway Exhibition at the Conservatory of Flower in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. They turned one of the wings into the largest fantasy Model Railroad layout. Landmarks of San Francisco have been built out of Recycled/Repurposed Materials and placed around the layout. It looks really cool.The Conservatory of Flowers is Recycled Acetate File Folder Tabs, Corrugated Plastic and Chess Pieces for Finials. The Chinatown Gate is out of Mah Jongg Tiles and Dice, Portals of the Past is from Cassette Tapes, the TransAmerica Pyramid had 6000 Computer keys, and Coit Tower has Rulers and Yardsticks. There are more buildings also.November 20, 2008 - April 19, 2009Golden Gate Express ExhibitionThere is a video at the link and you can read a news story about it.Model Railway-Conservatory of FlowersPhotosSan Francisco Chronicle

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How can I tell an okra flower bud from an okra seed pod? Answered

I want to pick the seed pods while they are small and tender, but it isn't obvious to me which are pods and which are buds.  What distinguishing characteristic should I be looking for?

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Will grass change color like most flowers do if it grows in dyed water?

I am trying to create an eco-column for science class. My idea must be unique and I was thinking about dyeing the water and hoping that a fast-growing plant, my only idea is grass, would change colors like some flowers do. At first, I was researching white carnations because they definitely change color but realized that it would take too long to grow from a seed. If grass won't change color, are there any other fast-growing plants that will? 

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How to make deco clay at home ?

Japanese craft clay for flower making

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cleaning soda bottles?

What is the best way to clean plastic bottles so they can be repurposed? (Hanging planters, bottle-bottom flowers, etc) Thanx! Y'all are AMAZING.

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How does one make a liquid plastic dip?

It is no longer sold in craft stores except in England and Europe. It was used to make plastic flowers. Dip in a wire form and it makes a minimum surface like a soap bubble.

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Do I have to sand water clear casting resin?

I'm a COMPLETE novice when it comes to resin of any kind. But I'd like to start doing my own flower castings as a hobbie. I was thinking of buying water clear casting resin- I want to be able to see the detail in the pieces but recently after watching a few videos and researching, i've found that I have to go through a sanding process. I thought that if I buy water clear then I wouldn't have to sand it because you will see the details? am I wrong in thinking this. Also,  if I cast items in glass jars will they come out super clear?

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What to do with four leaf clovers? Answered

I collect mutant clover and have an album full of 4, 5 and 6 leaf clovers. I want to do something with them besides just keeping them in the album or turning them into pendants etc. Any ideas or instructables?

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DR. WHO Composter

I ran across this image of a 'Dalek' flower pot and noted that it's shape resembled a yard waste composter.  Arthritis now keeps me from many of my crafting hobbies.  So, I was wondering if anyone would like to take crack at it.  http://www.pinterest.com/pin/571535008935102257/

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How to Make a Twisted Boutique Hair Bow | by Dzung Mac

My youtube channel will help you make handmade products, DIY crafts such as crepe paper flowers, Quiet book, valentine card/gift, birthday card/gift, christmas card/gift, christmas card/gift,...  It is quite easy . There are a lot of kinds for you to make Flowers: peony, carnation, orchids,.... If you are interested in it please follow/like/comment my channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnvoThr2-6rfWITzEUQWTJg 1 - Make Simple Easy Bow, DIY, Ribbon Hair Bow by Dzung Mac 2- How to Make a Twisted Boutique Hair Bow by Dzung Mac 3- Make Simple Easy Bow, Twisted Boutique Hair Bow by Dzung Mac Thanks for watching dont'n forget Subscribe! thanks so much

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(Wire Headpiece) Does anyone know how get the silk rose on like this?

No intentions to rip off anyone's work! I am new to this and really want to play around with the style. I just don't get how the silk flowers are attached, though! Thanks in advance. Kindly, Danielle *Photo is from BeSomethingNew on Etsy

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How to use an old pot

Hey there folks. I got a nice old cooking pot from a friend with a diameter and a height of about 30cm (picture related). Well, now what to do with it? I could use it as a vase for flowers or herbs (how originally :D ), or I could drill a hole in it and use it as a lamp. But what else could I do with it? I'm asking for some ideas..

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can i crochet can tabs together to make an evening bag?

I have seen can tabs crocheted together to make a flower brooch, and I can crochet so I tried it, and it sorta worked. Then I saw a bag done in sllightly overlapping can tabs, it had a fish scale effect, done with a silver/gray thread so it doesn't show-- has anyone tried this? t

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how can i made pots (clay, hipertufa, etc.) molds?

I want to know how to do cheap, easy to do molds of wood or any easy to find material to cast pots in many forms (oval, round, square, rectangle, etc) to cast in concrete, hipertufa, clay or any common sturdy material like such. any sugestions welcome :)

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inexpensive, easy craft ideas for elemntary students to make boutiners & coursages for their Winter ball

We are having a winter ball for my kids elementary school, and i thought it would be cute for them to make boutineres and coursages for themselves and their parents to wear during the dance. Loooking for ideas that are very inexpensive and easy to make. They are pre-k - 5th graders. Also something quick would be good since the ball is  2 1/2 days away

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please explain my dream? Answered

I had a very strange dream: the sky was dark a giant scary tree came out from the ground with skulls hanging from it there was a green kid hanged from it i found a rope and pulled it, the sun came out and the rope the kid was hanging from turned to candy the skulls turned into flowers the kid turned to normal skin color and the kid started climbing the candy rope and droped down  in front of me and started dancing then i woke up

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How do I make a wedding cake posy?

Hi everyone. I am making a wedding cake in June and, because the couple are doing it on a very tight budget, I need to DIY as much as possible I have no idea how to make a posy. Preferably using artificial roses. I need help to make a budget topper that looks a million dollars (or pounds).  I would also need help with the same but using fondant. Can anyone help?

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Dig a hole in the ground. Compost in hole. Bugs in hole. Lid on top of hole. Hassle free Compost bin?

I was walking down the street, Gandering at my fellow human beings flower gardens and I noticed one of them had a garbage lid on the ground. I went to pick it up and noticed that underneath there was a hole in the ground with compost and bugs doing there work. I thought hmm.. BRILLIANT! I might be rambling, but I was just wondering... Why havent I heard of this before. Is it a good idea?will it work?

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I'm trying to make seeded paper and it is VERY thick, even after it dries. Any suggestions?

I am making sheets of seeded paper to then cut apart into cards or background for cards. My current creations are almost 2-mm thick and aren't exactly what I would say is plyable. I have tried cardboard pulp. I have tried card stock pulp (b/c that is what I have extra waste from). If I used normal paper would it work better? Would adding bleach tot he pulp kill the flowers? Obviously, I could test, but I'm trying not to reinvent a perverbial recycled wheel

Question by ahuntress   |  last reply


Whats the best place for a beehive? Answered

Hi all, Question is, where is the best place to put a beehive in my backgarden. The layout is simple: Backof my house is 5.5Meters wide and to the back of the garden its 12Meters long. I have a small shed in the back of the garden and behind that are the parkingspaces for cars. The parkinglot is about 20Meters in deep towards the next garden en the width is about 60meters. There are no trees pressent, only some low bushes and a lot of flower patches all over the place. Can somebody enlighten me with some info on this subject? I want to make my own honey in the near future, i had some lessons about keeping bees a long long time ago and never did anything with it. So now i've got a house with a nice little garden and i thought, HEY, why not ;-) Thnx!

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What are these used for? I found these "Scissors that don't cut anything" in a grab bag at Goodwill. Answered

Hi everybody! I found these scissors in a grab bag at goodwill, but they don't really cut anything. They just kind of dent it. There is a sort of blade on one side, but on the other side there is just a groove in the plastic. I went and tried to google everything I could think of today, but I didn't find anything similar. I also took them to my local craft store and they didn't know either. Anyone have any ideas? My best guess is that maybe you could use them for bending wire edged ribbon, or possibly for some flower arranging purpose. The serrated edge on the top is kind of sharp, so I suppose you could saw something(stems) with it, and maybe strip the leaves from stems with the strange hex hole in the middle, however it is plastic, so I am not sure that it would hold up very well. Anyone have any ideas?

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I need help with a wheelchair costume. Answered

This is not for an instructable,or the Halloween contest. I posted here becouse I thought people would see it. I am cross posting in Answers. Our church does Trunk N Treat for Halloween and with my husband being the pastor, we have to participate. We had been planning all year to go as Discworld Igor and Igorina but the committee decided that they wanted church members to either have fun or bible related costumes. My first idea was my wheelchair and my upper body as a flower and my head and back as a butterfly with my husband as a butterfly catcher. He did not like that idea. He came up with wearing pajamas and carrying large teddy bears and over sized bottles. Do you have any ideas on how I can disguise my chair as a playpen or crib or something else? Most of ya'll seem to be so creative. I can bake and cook but I do not have much creativity. Thank you for at least listening to me. eetzel This is a picture of me in my chair.

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Go Green!

Just kidding!  Thanks for having me in your group.  It´s been awhile since I have been back to AA but it will always be one of my homes.  Please take time to check out my instructable for Agave Wood Personal Theater.  Hopefully, later today it will be approved for the Wood Contest (still waiting). If any of you visited the UM botanical garden this past summer you may remember their agave americana was in bloom after 80 YEARS of growth and waiting.  Here´s a link http://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor/index.ssf/2014/07/u-m_botanical_gardens_80-year-_1.html . My project was made using the same variety of agave and with the flower stalk and thorns.  In addition, I used nopal cactus (prickly pear) and a homemade wax to finish it.  Thats´s it.  It is 100% natural and vegan.  I know these words can make some squimish but for real when was the last time you could say that about technology? Please visit my project and feel free to comment:  I would love to find collaborators to work with from your organization when I visit AA in the summer. GO GREEN!  GO BLUE!

Topic by Pitera Man 


art: bowling balls

I began collecting a few bowling balls with the intention of making decorative art in my flower beds. I have a neighbor across the street who undoubtedly has so much disregard for me that he reported me to the city code enforcer who said bowling balls were against code. I had a supervisor come and look at my yard and the bowling balls and he said it is art. The other code enforcer has required that I "anchor" them down. Does anyone have any suggestions? I'm sure no matter what I do the neighbor will not like it. He hates my trees. I have humongous oaks and lots of plants and shrubs. He has complained for 16 years now. He sits on his front porch and watches everything I do. He reported I had rats. They found the rats nest on his property. He claims the termites come from my home. Believe me, I have a small brick ranch that I do all the upkeep on. I think he just can't stand it that he can't tell me what to do like he does the rest of the neighbors. I'm a woman-maybe that's his problem. Anyway, how do I "anchor" my bowling balls without taking away from the art of them in my flowerbeds? Please help me. I want to abide by the city codes.

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Lets save the Bees. Things YOU can do!

Bee habitat is not just flowers, it is also brood space and shelter. Most bees are not honey bees or bumble bees, they are little solitary bees  and they do a lot of polination. We need to provide them with lots of brood space and overnight shelter too!  And modern garden practice is simply not doing it. First of all, I am not a bee racist. I am trying to help all the bee species.  I find that there is a succession of different bee species through the year. And they use different size holes .   In fact they don't just lay eggs in these holes, they shelter in them too. I did not know this..  This year I also discovered that they burrow into the pith in old raspberry stems and in grape vines! So if you compost your old raspberry canes,  you are probably composting bee babies  too. Dave from Camas, Washington has been bundling teasel stems for several years for orchard mason bees.   You could do the same with raspberry canes!? http://www.permies.com/permaculture-forums/520_0/critter-care/orachard-mason-bees I found this a week ago after I had started my project.  I make holes in cop blocks for the bees. I have also started layering plant stems At least 4 bee species are using the first cob bee blocks for brood or shelter.  I have some pictures at the link below.  Hopefully you can see the captions too. Brian https://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=246092&id;=736625766&l;=26546198d6 I am too Lazy to post an instructable right now and I am still learning the cob bee house thing.

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