Jaime from Prudent Baby has the perfect gift for a man —the boxy man bag! It would make a perfect dopp kit! Shhhh….but I am going to make these for my boys!
The principle is simple and seductively clever: solar lights that store energy during the day and release light at night. These can be purchased ready-made in a variety of colors (yellow, blue and red) but they can also be built at home. A simple, less-technical approach involves buying a conventional solar-powered yard lamp and then essentially harvesting it for key pieces to put in a jar. This is simply a way of taking an existing solar lamp design and appropriating its parts to make something more attractive for display around a house or home. A more electronically-savvy individual can take the more complex route and built a solar lamp from the ground up using small solar panels – though the aesthetic result may not be as impressive.
Note: If you like this idea, be sure to check out how to make paper ruffles to add to your envelopes!
This project comes to you at the request of Twitterer @GCcapitalM.
i don't know what it is about this time of year that makes me just want to have my bare feet in the sand, be watching the sun setting into the ocean, and breathing in the warm salty air of the beach...as i get older, more and more i find myself missing that place i used to go to almost every.single.day. as a teen.
Get out the hammer, it's how-to Tuesday and we have some botanical prints to make!
Tear lots of strips of newspaper. These are the "clay" of your sculpture, to be applied to the form you choose for your project. Tear rather than cut your paper. This helps you to feather the edges of the paper, giving you a smoother finished project. Design a form. How to Make Paper Mache