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Build Solar Panels DIY - How to Solder the solar cells part 4 Solar Cell Mounting. How to Build a Solar Panel - Part 3 of 3 (New) encapsulated/sylgard184.Free electricity. Less than $1 a watt DIY MAKE YOUR OWN SOLAR PANEL (PART 1) THE SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC $1 a watt DIY Solar Panel Part 2 Make your own solar panel series Bus Wire. Search results for DIY. DIY Solar-Powered Mason Jar LuminariesOne Good Thing by Jillee.

This is one of those ideas that seemed like a really simple one UNTIL I started working on it. It actually turned out to be a bit harder than I anticipated…but in the end I was very happy with the results. So I hope you will hang in with me while I attempt to show you how to make one of these fun mason jar luminaries. I’ve been wanting to do something like this all summer long.

Just haven’t found the time. But when I saw these solar garden lights on clearance for .97 cents each, I couldn’t resist. It was time to take action! The reason my seemingly simple project turned out to be more complicated than I anticipated centered around the fact that the size of the light was smaller than I anticipated and didn’t “fit” the mason jar opening. After searching and searching…I found a tip on The Happier Homemaker that at least got me pointed in the right direction. After a few different configurations…here is what I came up with. Yay!! Just a few more steps and you’re done. Building a Rain Barrel » Nashveggie Vegan and Vegetarian in Nashville & Middle Tennessee. If you have a garden or alot of plants then you know that you can use quite a bit of water keeping everything green, especially when there are days or weeks between rain showers. I have noticed rain barrels being sold at Whole Foods for $99 and thought the construction looked simple enough to do on my own and possibly at far less a price.

So I undertook the task of doing just that. I picked up an empty barrel at a local farm store that once contained olives. It even had one olive left inside when I got it, I didn’t eat it as tempting as it was. . (1) 3/4″ Male Hose Bibb (I used a no kink bibb)(2) 3/4″ PVC Female Adapter(1) 3/4″ tapped Male Hose to Male adapter(2) 1″ Galvanized or Brass Washers(4) #18 O-rings (1″)Teflon Tape1″ Hole Drill Bit(1) Brass Hose Cap18″x18″ Square Metal Screen(8) Aluminum Self-starting Screws 3/4″ Male No-Kink Hose Bibb 3/4″ Tapped Male Hose to Male Adapter #18 O-Ring (1″) Teflon Tape 3/4″ PVC Female Adapter 1″ Hole Drill Bit First, clean the barrel inside and out.

How to make a wedding pomander, kissing ball, or ornament with silk flowers | DIY. A few months ago I added some flower pomanders to my shop, and I had promised to write a DIY for them…I know it took me long enough, but here it is, finally. These are so easy to make, and they come out really beautiful. I made this one in a smaller size with tiny flowers for an ornament, but you can use a larger Styrofoam ball with bigger flowers to make a wedding pomander instead.

Or…how about wedding pomanders, and then smaller ornaments to match, for wedding favors or bridesmaids’ gifts? I think that would be awesome. A Styrofoam ball. (I used a 3″ ball for this ornament)A bunch of straight pinsCraft glueSeed beadsScissorsRibbonSilk flowers. The amount you’ll need depend on the size of the flowers and the ball you’ll be covering of course, but for mine, I used tiny little cherry blossoms that I found at Joann’s (they have them in a few different colors) and it took me about 2 bunches. All you need to do is pop a flower blossom off of its stem: Just keep pinning…just keep pinning… Christmas: Christmas Ornaments for Kids - Martha Stewart. Most favorited all-time. How to Make a Moss Chair. August 4, 2010 by Robin Plaskoff Horton It’s eye candy, but maybe not seating. Los Angeles designer, Kyle Sugarman, created this cool moss chair and offered up the directions for the rest of to create on our own.

Sugarman, who’s been featured on HGTV and The Style Network, has also left his creative mark with companies such as Microsoft, Lipton, and Target. • Find a side chair that has a nice solid seat–something with a great shape and with a vintage flair will really take this chair to the next level. You will need to wet newspaper strips as well. Once you clean the chair cover it in moist newspaper strips. • Once the chair is covered in newspaper you will then put a little spray adhesive down and a thin layer of chicken wire so that the moss has something to grab on to. • Section by section, spray a bit of adhesive on the back of each piece of moss and push it onto the damp newspaper/wire. Hat tip to casasugar. Erik’s recycled wine bottle torch. This clever outdoor diy idea comes from erik anderson of gerardot & co.- a creative branding and design agency in indianapolis. erik was kind enough to share a fantastic project that turns an everyday bottle into a modern backyard tiki torch. i love the way these torches look and am dying to find a backyard to use these in- too bad the closest thing we have is a 2×2 foot fire escape. but for those of you with yards, i hope you’ll enjoy this project from erik. click here for more info on the project and click here to check out erik’s work at gerardot & co. thanks, erik!

CLICK HERE for the full project instructions after the jump! [****Safety Note: This is for outdoor use only. Tiki brand recommends that the wick never be set higher than 1-inch, and I recommend that you exercise the same discretion and common sense that you would with any small open flame.*****] Recycled Wind Bottle Torch 1. Helpful Tools: Channellocks, adjustable wrench, hacksaw, power screwdriver, and a funnel The Hanger 1. Tiny Delicate Tissue Flowers. This is what I've been up to lately, making these delicate tissue flowers.

The flowers will be glued onto contorted willow branches as part of a table centerpiece (providing all goes well). I'm really happy with the results, light, delicate & airy. Perfect for summer decorations. Supplies:tissue paperscissorsstring - waxed dental floss works well Layer four pieces of tissue paper together measuring at 2 1/4" by 3 1/2". When you're finished with the accordion fold, it should look like the picture on the left. Your tissue flower should now look like the image on the left. Pull the first layer up. DIY: Chocolate Flower Bouquet for Mum | Mother’s Day is less than a week away! Have you gotten your Mother’s Day presents yet? If you haven’t, here is an idea for your gift. If your Mum loves flowers or if she loves chocolates, why not get her the best of both worlds and make her….

CHOCOLATE FLOWERS! Our Mums have put in lots of blood, tears and sweat to raise and provide for us. So instead of buying her a present off the shelf, why not take a little time and effort to make her a present? Here’s a simple step-by-step guide to showing you how to make chocolate flowers for mum, with love: Things you need: - satay sticks - chocolate Ferrero Rocher - ribbons (both cloth and plastic ones) - scotch tape - cling wrap - tissue wrapping paper Step 1: Pierce the satay stick till midway through the Ferrero Rocher.

Step 2: To keep the chocolate fresh, wrap a large square piece of clingwrap around the chocolate and secure the ends around the satay stick with scotch tape. Step 3: Now we move on to making the petals of the flower. Kusudama Flower Tutorial - Cute-Factor. Homemade Bath Salts - Martha Stewart Home & Garden. Make An Herbal Dream Pillow. By Jim Long What is a Dream Pillow? Dream pillows were once called comfort pillows, and were used in the sickroom to ease the nightmares that may come with medicine and the smells of illness. Relaxing herbs -– primarily catnip, lavender, and mugwort -– combined in little pillows were respected for their usefulness in easing the sleep of crying babies. Dream pillows work just as well on healthy folks, but maybe not for everyone. Although most people react to fragrances in pleasant ways, the people who have had the least reaction are heavy smokers, elderly people, and those who use excessive amounts of cologne or perfume; all seem to have desensitized noses.

But for most people, fragrance unlocks pleasant memories that play out in their dreams in the most delightful way. Wanderlust shouldn't translate to restless nights. Give one to your favorite frequent traveler, or blend one for yourself prior to a vacation or business trip. Passionflower is a vine grown for its frilly, colored flowers.