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Bottle Cap Tray. *Edited 1/5/13* Hello everyone!

Bottle Cap Tray

First of all, I am glad so many people have enjoyed this project. When I did it and wrote the tutorial over 2 years ago, I never thought it would be my number 1 hit project to date. A lot of you have asked questions here in the comments and emailed me with particular unforeseen problems and I have tried my best to come up with solutions and ideas to remedy these problems. And a lot of you have had success, even using other things than bottlecaps, which is great! If you plan to do this project, be aware that it is not a thrifty project...however it can be....bottle caps are are recycled, trays can be found on sale....but the acrylic water, while not super expensive, is not exactly cheap. I like using trays for various tasks around the house and was on the look out for one to keep my coffee station area nice and tidy.

Thankfully it did! I started laying the caps in and played around with the pattern until I was happy. Thanks for stopping by! *Edited* DIY: Wire Waste Basket Turned Pendant Light. Contributor post by Janis Nicolay of Pinecone Camp Hi Everyone!

DIY: Wire Waste Basket Turned Pendant Light

Janis here, from Pinecone Camp. I mentioned on my blog, a couple of weeks ago, that I had found a $2 wire waste basket, and I was going to turn it into a pendant light. Sew a simple backpack. Click here for a larger photo of the finished backpack.

Sew a simple backpack

Cut pieces of cotton fabric as per diagram, below. Measurements are in cm, 1cm seam allowances included. Pin and stitch flaps together, curving stitching at lower edge, and trim. Turn right side out and press. Topstitch close to edge and again 6mm away. Press down 1cm on to wrong side on long edges of loop and straps. Pin and stitch bag at side edges, leaving a 3cm gap in stitching 5cm below top edge.

Stitch base to bottom of bag, trimming ends of base into curves to fit bag. Cotton fabric from Cath Kidston (0845 026 2440). Turn your old jeans into a laptop bag. Jeans are a staple in my closet.

Turn your old jeans into a laptop bag

It's pretty much what I wear every day. This summer I replaced my white jeans with a newer pair, and I decided to salvage the old denim. I went back and forth on project ideas, including a picnic blanket. Ultimately I decided on a laptop bag, and here's how I did it. First, I chose a complementary material for the bag's lining. To protect the computer, I added two layers of batting. Wait to trim the batting until after you have stitched the layers together. Stitch over your marked lines, but leave 1/2 inch allowance at the top (you will be folding the top edge under). Before sewing the lining fabric together, I added a little pocket feature. To sew the lining of the bag, pin the two lining fabrics right sides together.

To create a wider base on the bag, sew a 3" line perpendicular to the bottom seam. Unusual (and fun!) Date Ideas. How to turn "water" into marbles. Random funny pictures. Juggling Instructions - Tutorials, videos, tricks and more. Bic pen - reinventing the most popular ballpoint.

DIY Flower Halo. You’ll start by cutting 2 circles from the piece of felt at approximately 2″ in diameter.

DIY Flower Halo

Form the wires of your halo by molding and bending each piece into a half circle. Lay the two half circles opposite of each other to create a single circle, laying it over the top of your head to check the fit. Wrap floral tape over 2 sections of overlapping wire at 11 o’clock and 3 o’clock. Trim any overlapping pieces with the wire cutters. (Click images to enlarge) Using the wire cutters, cut the stem off the flower making sure the back is flat. The possibilities are endless with this as you can wrap flowers around half or the entire perimeter of the halo, reinforcing with glue. Your flower halo is ready to wear! Taping the screen. DIY Braided Hex Nut Bracelet. We’re nuts for nuts.

DIY Braided Hex Nut Bracelet

Is there a more versatile and inexpensive DIY component than a hex nut from the hardware store? You can imagine our excitement when we first discovered Philip Crangi’s Giles & Brother Hex Collection. Honestly, nuts braided into jewelry is WTF genius! With a few items that we always seem to have lying around, we tackled the technique and made our own spine-like braided hex nut wrap bracelet. You’ll need:3 strands of cotton butcher’s twine cut into one yard pieces18 small brass hex nutsa bit of dexterity! Gather the 3 strands of twine and tie a knot at the top, leaving about 2 inches of slack. Keep your thumb at the base of the braid, holding the nut in its place. Repeat the steps, by threading the rest of the nuts to the outer pieces of twine before they are crossed over.

The bracelet should wrap around your wrist at least two or three times. Good luck!! (top image from here, rest of images by Honestly…WTF)