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Some materials a far more prone to the strings than others. That was an issue for me, too. The messiest part was always the making of. I think washing did resolve the issue. Another was to use materials that don't do that as much, if at all. Anything made out of sweatshirt material, for example. T shirts were never an issue for me, either.
Keeping Your Precious Instructables Out of Pirates Hands
Making Sugar From Sugar Beets
BioChar Charcoal - My Way of Making It.
Portable Seed Catalog
Micro Farming: Growing Wheat in Your Backyard
Wow, that's a really detailed ible. Hopefully I'll get a chance to try this process after getting a house.
Popsicle Sanding Stick
DIY Stained Glass Window
DIY Compact MREs (Meals Ready to Eat)
Magic-Ring Jig for Crochet-in-the-Round
Space Saving Expandable Table for Tabletop and Board Games
Mini Shoji Screen Place Cards
Creating an Explosion Sketchbook
Pet Furniture From Scraps
Upcycle Your Bottles!
Baked Carmel Popcorn (Without Corn Syrup)
Discarded Soap Into Fresh Bars (Video)
Awesome No-bake Energy Bars
Nuts, Fruit and Protein Granola Bars!
10 Minute Mini Book
Convertible Wall Easel
Easy Chunky Hand-Knitted Blanket in One Hour
How to Burn & Stain Wood Aka Shou Sugi Ban
DIY Paper-cut Lightbox Dioarama
Wood Headboard Using Paint Stir Sticks
Cool! My partner and I were considering getting a headboard to attach to a new bedframe. I wonder if I could get a cheap, plain wooden one so I could do this pattern on it? We live in an apartment, so I don't want to drill too much into the walls.
CD Mosaic Table Top
Thanks for the tip on cutting the CDs. Years ago, I made something with old CDs, but the act of cutting them hurt my hands so much that I hesistated to use them in anything again. I'll have to try that the next time I use CDs for anything.
Slats Toy Chest
Avocado Gelato Ice Cream Dairy Free (Completely Edible Avocado)
How to Make CARDBOARD TUBES
Cat Emergency Kit
That is a really neat trick. I'm usually kinda lazy and only ever dig out the wax in the holders so I can stick the new candles in, but I wasn't sure how to clean the whole thing without scratchting it.
Faux Brick Walls
Strawberry Ginger Lemonade
Just made it tonight. The ginger adds a nice flavor to lemonade that I wouldn't have thought to add. Course, I went a bit heavy on the ginger and it's kinda spicy according to my partner. He says he'll try it again, though.
DIY Sewn Book Sleeve
Thanks for showing us this little tutorial. Not sure the next time I plan on printing out a map, but I definitatly have other ideas for this type of fold. I love the idea of printing out a map and incorporating it into a keepsake item after a trip.
Cloud Bread (Gluten-Free & Low Carb)
Make Your Own Folding Map Booklet
Trash Kalimba Musical Instrument
I do have drop spindles and a navajo spindle and I found myself having to carfully wind the yarn around them as I went as well. I think I tried to clip the yarn to it when I wanted to take a break since it does take a bit to twist. I almost wonder it I would have been better off winding it around, say, a large spool and doing it like that. Then you'd get to wind on more yarn as opposed to the cone you end up with on a spindle.Can't remember what I did with it. Probably crocheted liners for the fruit bowl or something.
Cardboard Cat Scratcher
I made this thing awhile ago in anticipation for cats. At first, they didn't know what it was and kept sitting on it. Eventually, they figured out what it was for and they both use it regularly.I ended up duct taping it together instead of gluing it, but it still works. They got their claws stuck in the duct tape the first few uses, though :/
Pumpkin Pie Truffles
Colourful Hexagonal Pen Holder From Paper
DIY Travel Buddy - Inuksuk
Travel Sketch Kit That Will Make You Draw Like a Pro
Cardboard Waste Tower
Sweet & Savory Chai Latte, Oh So Easy
5-Minute Recycled Drawstring Pouch
Make a Simple Pin Board Out of Recycled Materials
That's a cute little use for old CDs. :)
While I don't think I'll make this vest anytime soon (no sewing machine), I'm glad you introduced me to the concept of boro. I have a lot of different things that are too old to really wear or donate but I love the colors. It's more practical than making yet ANOTHER rag rug.
Boro Inspired Vest From Old T-Shirts
Cat Tent From Repurposed Materials
Black Bean Brownies
How to Make Homemade Kinetic Sand
I used a blue colored pencil since you said the blue just had to be wax based and it worked great :)
The Edible Bread Bowl
Vertical Daily Chess Board
Turn 2 Sweaters Into a Sweater Dress
DIY Cardboard Cat Scratch Pad Upcycled Produce Box
Easy Cardboard Cat Tower
The interior of the bags for the tortilla chips we eat happens to be white, so I washed one out, taped it to cardboard and boom. It's a bit fragile if you try to clean it too vigorously, though.
Upcycled T-shirt Apron
Dental Floss Sewing Kit Hack
Wow. This floor looks really cool. I've seen smaller projects coated with pennies, but not an entire floor. Seeing as not many people really use pennies, tiling the floor with them makes sense.
Make You Own Soroban Abacus
Easier than how I made mine. I was broke in college, so I used chopsticks I cut and glued together (there was a sushi place on campus). I'm out of practice, but I figured out how to multiply and divide on it (might've required my 17 row one).
Make Tracing Paper at Home
Fresh Gluten-Free Pasta
Cinnabon Copy Cat Cinnamon Rolls
Altoids Tin Palette
DIY Row Counter
Homemade Pumpkin Spice
Red Wine Brownies (gf)
Origami: Turning your Chopstick Wrapper Into a Tray at Asian Restaurants
Huh. I like to knit my dishrags personally, but I love the idea of using these for face scrubbies. I'm thinking this'll take up less room, too.
CROCHET SCISSOR COVER
I've done something similar for years. Old sheets, old clothes, whatever. I usually cut the sheets so it don't frey much.
Probably should've clarified that I meant point proctectors for knitting needles. Bought a few that don't quite fit but they work on these chopsticks for some reason. I was going to glue on the bead but, after a quick sanding, it fits quite snuggly on the end. Might still glue it, anyway.
I'm thinking about gluing a large wooden bead or the like on one end to keep it from slipping off. A point protector seems to work for the pointy bit.
Handy little trick. I knitted haramaki (belly warmers) a few months ago, but then lost a few pounds. They're too big to fit snugly but not big enough to bother pulling it apart and re-kintting. This is the perfect solution since shawl pins tend to be pricey.
Nice color. I used tea. It left a nice brown/orange on it. I kinda like the lighter patches left by how I submerged my shirts.
Yeah, you can't really brush with dreadlocks, but that's okay. The aloe/alcohol mix was mainly a gel, so it was the convenience of a liquid without the fear of getting it in your eyes.
You might be able to find it on-line if no local shops carry it. Amazon has several brands of it. My guess is a natural/organic shop might have it. If a local supermarket has a decent selection of natural products, check there. I found some clays in one near me.