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26 Clever And Inexpensive Crafting Hacks. 24 Crafts To Totally Geek Out About. Recycled Jeans Kitchen Oven Mitt. Recycled Wine Bottle Torch. 08.09.09 | by Erik Anderson Whether it’s product branding, package design or projects for ourselves, we’re pleased when we find a solution that’s very effective and creative, while keeping resources to a minimum.

Recycled Wine Bottle Torch

This idea is very inexpensive idea and it’s a great way to recycle a wine bottle. See how this simple idea inspired this brand and wine bottle design. Stain PVC Any Color You Like. PVC is great: cheap, common, easy to work, and easy to join temporarily or permanently.

Stain PVC Any Color You Like

Only problem is, it’s kinda ugly, much of which owes to the fact that it only comes in white, gray, sometimes black, and (if you’re willing to pay through the nose) clear. “Furniture grade” PVC pipe can sometimes be found with integral color, but you’re limited to factory shades and if you want matching elbows, tees, or other fittings, you’re out of luck, because fittings only come in white. The Magic With Corks. If you enjoy in good wine and you didn’t trow away the old corks you can create interesting home gadgets that are both interesting and creative.

The Magic With Corks

Upcycled Sweater Boots - StumbleUpon. Creative Guest: Watermark Tee by Sweet Verbana. Hello U-Create readers!

Creative Guest: Watermark Tee by Sweet Verbana

I am so excited to be guest posting here today. Design for kids and the home. » DIY: Tank Dress with Pockets! academichic. At long last, I present a tutorial for the tank dress I made a few weeks ago before the end of the semester blindsided me.

» DIY: Tank Dress with Pockets! academichic

I’ve been seeing these tank+patterned skirt all over the place lately, but frequently they were too short or too short-waisted for my particular proportions. After some googling, and studying the really excellent skirt tutorial and t-shirt dress tutorial at Ruffles and Stuff and the skirt with pockets tutorial at Freshly Picked, I decided that even my fairly rudimentary sewing skills could handle this project. And since I celebrated my height yesterday for Dress Your Best week, it seems appropriate to post a sewing project prompted by my need for a longer-than-in-stores dress. Supplies: a tank top2 yards or so of patterned fabricscraps of a coordinating fabric for pocketsmatching threaddisappearing fabric pen or chalk Steps:

Wine cork bath mat. Inspired by CB2's bamboo bath mat I’m evidently on a hot-glue kick lately.

Wine cork bath mat

This bath mat requires just three materials: shelf liner, hot glue, and 175 wine corks. How did I gather 175 wine corks, you ask? Working at Sunset had its perks. With all the wine tastings in that office, collecting corks was a cinch. 20 brilliant things to make in a jar. Via: mycakies.blogspot.com Start saving your old jam jars!

20 brilliant things to make in a jar

From cakes to herb gardens, pies to photo frames, and even entire meals … here are 20 fantastic things you never knew you could make with a jar. (Above: red velvet cupcakes in a jar. Get the recipe here). Via: fatgirltrappedinaskinnybody.blogspot.com. 31 Insanely Easy And Clever DIY Projects. Large T-Shirt to Fitted Tee Tutorial. Flower Pot Christmas Tree. Owls for Mila. My friend Lilly, mother of Kyle, tagged herself on all of Kyle’s owl pictures on Facebook.

Owls for Mila

When her friend Valeria saw the mobile, she wanted me to make one for her daughter, Mila. Communicating by e-mail, Valeria sent me some pictures for reference, showing me the bedding she wanted to put in Mila’s nursery and some owls she had already bought to match. Make Your Own Book, Create a Book Online, Custom Books. Tutorials by Lee.

Sewing

Knitting. Simple Wand Holder. © Helene of Troy Supplies 1/4” (0.6 cm) wide elastic in a color that matches your robes Matching thread Needle Instructions Measure around your upper arm in two places: just below the armpit and just above the elbow.

Simple Wand Holder

Potion Ingredients in Cool Jars. © McGonagall’s Cat Participants Unlimited Age Range.

Potion Ingredients in Cool Jars

PotterParties.com. Simple hat calculator. Abbreviations: K = Knit K2tog = Knit 2 stitches together as if they were one (this is a decrease). Round is the same as row, except it is in a circle. Step One: Find number to cast on: Choose size from row on top; drop down column to row with your gauge.

If you are between gauges and/or sizes, multiply your gauge times hat size in inches, then look in the gauge rows on either side of your gauge to find the closest cast-on number. Use that gauge number to determine which decrease row (see below) to begin on. Step Two: Knit in stockinette st (knit every round) for the number of inches below for the chosen size, or desired length; the brim will roll naturally for the first 2 or 3 inches; unroll the brim to measure. Step Three: Work top decreases; Begin with the round indicated for your gauge and work the rest of the rounds from that round on. Repeat the directions for each round over and over to the end of the round. Step Four: Break yarn and thread through remaining stitches.