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DIY Soda Bottle Box DIY Projects. Mod Podge coasters from Martha Shmartha. How to Make a Papier Mache Side Table. Sturdy randomly shaped paper mache box. Spray Painting Galvanized Metal « Do It Yourself Knowledge. I recently made the mistake of promising my future wife that I could easily and cheaply spray paint a galvanized steel lantern we bought from IKEA.

Spray Painting Galvanized Metal « Do It Yourself Knowledge

After three cans of spray paint and a couple of lanterns, I found out I was dead wrong. Now, I know a lot about metals, but I was never told that galvanized steel is difficult to paint. So, this post is about galvanized steel, and ultimately, the only spray paint that will work on it. For the readers who don’t care about the details, scroll down to the “**********” and continue reading. Galvanized steel cannot be painted with normal alkyd-based paints, which almost all spray paints are based on (check the ingredients on the back of the can.

First, what is galvanized steel? Other galvanization processes used to apply zinc coatings usually do not produce noticeable spangle but instead have a dull gray finish. How does the zinc coating work? Technique: Understanding Bias and making Bias Tape. Bias Tape.

Technique: Understanding Bias and making Bias Tape

What is it? How to make an origami cube: page 13. Advent Calendar: Make Your Own And Use Year After Year. How about making your own Advent Calendar this year instead of buying one of those store-bought varieties?

Advent Calendar: Make Your Own And Use Year After Year

Super easy to make and customize to fit your decor! The little tubes are large enough to hold a small candy and/or a rolled up piece of paper with either a scripture reading or seasonal activity prompt. The best thing about making your own Advent Calendar is that you’ll be able to fill and reuse year after year! Step 1. Use the Quilling Tool or another sharp object to punch holes in the center of all the lids. Step 2. Step 3. Step 4. Step 5. The Harpster Home. As in tutorial.

The Harpster Home

I wouldn’t put it past me to make a fart joke on an early Friday morning, but not today, my friends. Today I’m going to show you guys how I made the fabric-wrapped “R” for our nursery! The first step of this process technically involves you wanting to make a yarn-wrapped letter. So, buy a bunch of yarn, spend an entire evening trying to wrap your letter, and then say shit shit shit over and over when you can’t figure out how to make one, all the while burning yourself with your hot glue gun. And then in a fit of rage cut off all the yarn and throw it all in the trash. That was my first step. Handmade Baby Hair Clip Tutorial. Want to make a gorgeous baby hair clip?

Handmade Baby Hair Clip Tutorial

Little girls look so sweet with flowers and bows in their hair, and it is very easy to make your own hair clips rather than buy them in a store. You can also make them in bulk, so it's really convenient if you need several new baby or toddler birthday gifts! The Train Driver's Wife. We are a musical family.

The Train Driver's Wife

I proudly claim this because one third of us is musical… My husband. Unfortunately, I couldn’t hold a tune to save my life and Buddy is too young to show any true prowess yet. The Train Driver on the other hand is classically trained and music is a very important part of his life. When we discovered we were expecting, we both agreed that we would like to encourage Buddy to learn an instrument if he shows an interest. We have a music corner in the living room filled with tambourines, shakers, rain makers and now we have a drum kit.

DIY: Cereal Box Mail Holder. I made something!

DIY: Cereal Box Mail Holder

I did a craft project that was actually a success! This is a big deal for me since I have almost zero craft skill. Seriously. I have dreaded making an egg carton caterpillar since before I had kids. Since I am craft-challenged, most of the really cool DIY things on Pinterest are way beyond my skill. Alphabet Flash Cards. Play and learn ABCs with these free printable alphabet flash cards.

Alphabet Flash Cards

This set includes 26 flash cards with our lovely original illustrations in high resolution PDF format. Simple to download and print on a PC or Mac. Each page has 4 cards and the last page has a template for the wallet to keep all your alphabet flash cards together. Tips Try printing them on card stock paper as they feel nicer to handle and survive longer after repeated use. Baby closet dividers. Happy Friday all!

Baby closet dividers

First, I wanted to say a big thank you to Rachel at One Pretty Thing and Anne from Craft Gossip for featuring my Baby Jean Jacket tutorial. Thank you ladies for sharing my tutorial! (And if you're stopping by from these links...welcome!) Today was a rainy, dreary, cleaning house kind of day so there wasn't much time for sewing or crafting. Keepsake Craft: Baking Soda Clay Handprint Ornaments. DIY “Mommy and Me” Mother’s Day Project. (

DIY “Mommy and Me” Mother’s Day Project

Water Bottle Carrier Tutorial. This water bottle carrier was inspired when I found myself carrying everyone’s water in my backpack for the 4th of July parade. Next time, everyone carries their own! This is my first tutorial so please feel free to send me corrections or comments on how to make it better. 1. Cutting Instructions Cut one piece of fabric for the exterior and one piece for the interior each 10 3/4 wide x 8 inches tall. Cut 2 circles of your lining fabric, the circle should have a 3 3/4 inch diameter. Cut one piece of Insul-Brite 9 x 7 inches. For strap, cut one length of twill tape and one length of ribbon, both 42 inches long. 2. Homemade Charging Dock, Pod, Cradle etc. DIY How-to. First the finished product: OK, So the reason I did this was because my sister-in-law is visiting for a couple weeks and she forgot her charger to her new 8900.

I said that's fine 'cause my wife and I have an 8320, and an 8120, thinking that all Blackberry's used mini-USB.... that's when she showed me the side of her phone with a MICRO-USB port!! Well, not wanting to spend $20+ on another charger, I immediately thought of the two contacts on the back for a charging pod, and quickly looked online for any DIY charging pod how-to's, but didn't find any.....So, I decided to make one of my own...1.

Find old USB cable (or 5v, <1A cell phone charger) that you're not using anymore and cut off the end that went to whatever device it went to...