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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. Sure, you can paint it, but PVC doesn’t take paint all that well, and the paint is prone to flake and screws up the dimensional tolerances. With stain, you get color that doesn’t flake or add thickness, so you can stain pipe and fittings different colors before assembly and still expect them to fit. 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. Wine cork bath mat. 20 brilliant things to make in a jar. Via: 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: Word on the street: salad in a jar is all the rage. Via: Cookies in a jar – a great gift idea. Via: For a rustic vintage look, display your photos inside glass jars and bottles. 31 Insanely Easy And Clever DIY Projects.

Large T-Shirt to Fitted Tee Tutorial. I have these two t-shirts that I love.

Large T-Shirt to Fitted Tee Tutorial

They're soft, comfortable, and have good worn (and sentimental) designs on them. But, I never wear them for anything other than around the house because they are large men's t-shirts and look completely shapeless on me. Then I found this great tutorial on YouTube for how to make a big t-shirt a fitted shirt! - T-Shirt Surgery: How to Make a Shirt Fit So, while I was staying with my mom at her camper this summer (she lives & travels in an RV), I asked her to help me try it out.

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.


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

Use your off-arm (the one that you don’t use to write with) for ease of drawing the wand. Take your two measurements and add about an inch (2.5 cm) to them. Cut two pieces of elastic to the lengths you’ve determined. Find the middle of each strip and lay your wand across it. Pinch the elasic tight around the wand (one at each end). With a needle and thread, sew the elastic to create a loop that holds your wand securely. Potion Ingredients in Cool Jars. © McGonagall’s Cat Participants Unlimited Age Range.

Potion Ingredients in Cool Jars Simple hat calculator.