Sitting on my dining room table, I currently have half a dozen projects in various states of doneness. Some involve vivisected computer parts, others will eventually be wearable and a few are just cool things I’ve ran across on the internet. I like doing things myself — I think the DIY bug is one of the best communicable diseases in the lifehack community. These eighty sites are the places I turn to when I’m trying to figure out how to accomplish any particular goal.
Charge your phone the ecofriendly way!! This video is so sweet!! It looks super easy and cheap to make!! enjoy!!
This is a beer bottle version of the classic color organ, where different color lights are triggered by different frequencies of sound, resulting in a display that flashes along to music. Please bear with me as this is my first instructable, and I didn’t start the documentation until after the project was finished. This was one of those projects that just kept changing. I originally only wanted to make an interesting light for my little corner of the garage where I relax with a secondhand TV, a vintage pop machine full of cold drinks, and an old stereo. I began with inspiration from the “popcorn lamp” made by “i_make_stuff”. http://www.instructables.com/id/Popcorn-Lamp/
UPDATE: This post originally ran on March 23 2011, but with summer winding down we wanted to bring it back up for some late summer inspiration! a fellow fp girl sent this to me a couple weeks back and i’ve been thinking about it ever since! i can think of a million reasons why these would be awesome… as apartment décor, as outdoor party décor, and – wouldn’t they be the best thing EVER for camping in general or at a festival? just let them sit in the sun all day, and they’ll last all night! i am absolutely going to make some to bring with me to bonnaroo this year. you can buy a sun jar here , but you can make your own for much cheaper!
With the VisualTouch kit, you can convert any laptop computer screen into a touchscreen. To do this, pick up touch screen supplies such as those in the VisualTouch kit (many sizes are available). One of the key things to remember is to keep every screw, washer and other tiny connector properly sorted. When disassembling your laptop , be extremely careful to not damage any connections or PCB boards. Clear and concise step-by-step instructions are provided, complete with photographs to guide you through the process. Top Laptop Hacks
Edit Edited by Dvortygirl, Brandywine, Travis Derouin, Flickety and 35 others In the ancient world of the Ojibwe Nation, all tribes lived on Turtle Island. When they dispersed across North America, Asibikaashi (Spider Woman)—who watched over and cared for the Ojibwe children—was unable to make the journey. So the women of the tribes began weaving these magical webs out of willow hoops and sinew.
If the standard trackpad just isn't doing it for you on your laptop or netbook, and you've got the itch to do a little modding, blogger Pierre Vernaeckt shows us how to replace its display with a touch screen. This mod seems especially cool for netbooks, which are small, portable, and have a lot of custom optimized operating systems that are very touch-friendly. You don't need any soldering skills or anything like that for this mod, but it still requires a steady hand and guts of steel. You'll basically be taking the entire computer apart and adding a touch screen from one of these kits . It's a pretty cool upgrade, though, and with the state of some netbook touchpads being so crappy, it could actually make your netbook easier to use.
Day 3 of my paper mache paste craft-a-thon. You can see my first two projects here and here . After I finished both of those projects, I still had plenty of paper mache paste left. So, I threw a bunch of yarn into the paste to make this bowl. I remembered reading about making yarn bowls by wrapping the yarn dipped into glue around a balloon.
by Michelle Vackar, Modern Handmade Child One of our favorite outside activities at our home is drawing with chalk on the driveway. You can play hopscotch, four-square, and of course draw and create silly stories. My daughters and I were talking one day as we played hopscotch about how to make chalk and I thought to myself, let’s try it! It ended up being quite a lot of fun.
The other day I found this gorgeous scarf in a Charity Shop for 50p. I adored the print so I bought it, but it just didn’t work with anything. Folded up and wrapped around my neck you couldn’t see the print, as a headscarf I looked like one of those scary religious people who used to get on my train home from school and the shape wasn’t quite right for just draping round my neck, so I was stumped. Then, whilst writing a post on Oxfam DIY I found a guide on turning a scarf into a top and decided rather than letting it languish unloved in my wardrobe I’d risk a bit of DIY. First I folded it in half diagonally, then cut down the fold. I tried about a quarter of the way first, but it wasn’t low enough, so I went a full half way along.
This post is brought to you by Amazon where you can get deals on household cleaners So…the other day I was finishing up the dishes of the day and hand-scrubbing the jelly roll pans (cookie sheets), because they don’t fit in the dishwasher, and was quite appalled when I realized just how stained and nasty-looking they were! In my defense…I have had these pans a LOONNNGGGG time!
I used to think that a gathered skirt was the easiest skirt to sew. But I may have changed my tune. A circle skirt is possibly even easier!….especially if you leave the elastic exposed.
There are many places online where the intrepid crafter can buy wholesale beads. Getting your beads, or at least some of your beads, from a wholesale bead dealer, can save you a lot of money and open you up to new possibilities you would not find in your local craft store. What are Wholesale Beads?
By Rachel Choi – 33 Comments You can never spread enough peace! Crochet this peace sign and use it as a pin, magnet or applique.
Posted on November 01, 2011 in Bed, Bath & Kitchen , Decor & Furniture , Organise & Personalise by Simone Via: amy-newnostalgia.blogspot.com Why didn’t I think of that?! We guarantee you’ll be uttering those words more than once at these ingenious little tips, tricks and ideas that solve everyday problems … some you never knew you had!