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How to Make Leaf Skeletons. I wanted to share with you a project from one of my readers who shares with us how to make leaf skeletons.

How to Make Leaf Skeletons

I LOVE this! I have several leafs in various forms displayed in my home and knew I needed to make some of her leaf skeletons to add to my decor. I love how a pattern of leaves can enhance the beauty in your home. So I asked Heather if she would mind sharing her project with you. You can find more great projects from Heather at her blog The Other White House. I have spent hours and tried various ways of making these. You need washing soda, not baking soda! Gather your leaves. Washing soda is a strong base so you may want to wear gloves when handling the leaves. You will add 3/4 cup of washing soda and 4 cups of water to your pot of leaves. Keep going, you will need to add more water so your pan doesn’t dry out. When 1.75 hours are up fill a glass baking dish with cool water.

I carefully removed them and rinsed with water and added clean water to the pan. 37.1Kstumbleupon. Print Hula Hoop Rug Page. This photo originally appeared in FamilyFun Magazine Total Time 2 to 3 hours Ages school-age What does it take to transform a pile of old T-shirts into spectacular works of woven art?

Print Hula Hoop Rug Page

Just a spare hula hoop or embroidery hoop and the techniques we'll show you here. Fun with Foam Printing - Easy Tutorial. I loved this idea because not only can you recycle these horrid polystyrene containers, but the process is really simple.

Fun with Foam Printing - Easy Tutorial

You could even use tracing paper and trace your design so you don't even need to be able to draw. You could make a whole series of cards like this or just a colorful print to hang on your wall and cheer up the place. Materials needed: Foam or polystyrene container pencil paint or ink small roller 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Alternative Energy Article: Circuits. Handy Farm Devices - Cobleigh - chapter 10b. DIY. Dry shampoo has been a MUST HAVE in my daily hair care routine for the past three years.


I’ve gone through countless spray cans of different brands (Psst! , Tresemme, John Frieda, Garnier, Oscar Blandi, Batiste…to name a few), spending way too much for very little product. I started to use plain old baby powder, sprinkling it directly on my roots and rubbing it in, and I found that it worked just as well or even better at giving my hair added volume and combating greasiness.

No-Grate Homemade Laundry Soap. Despite all the enthusiasm over making homemade laundry detergent recently…I continue to hear murmurings from those who just can’t bring themselves to grate soap and cook it on the stove.

No-Grate Homemade Laundry Soap

It apparently just isn’t going to happen. :-) How to Make a Bouncy Ball. Free Home Design Software and Interior Design Software - Autodesk Homestyler. Gallery: Mason Jars in the Modern Kitchen. With an affordable home vacuum apparatus like a FoodSaver, you can seal up meats and such in plastic bags, for storage or sous-vide cooking.

Gallery: Mason Jars in the Modern Kitchen

But you can't seal up liquids, or anything that's even somewhat liquidy, because the vacuum slurps the juice right out of the collapsing bag and into its pump. Build a Touchless 3D Tracking Interface with Everyday Materials. Combine low-tech materials with some high-tech components and build a completely Touchless 3D Tracking Interface.

Build a Touchless 3D Tracking Interface with Everyday Materials

Explore capacitive sensing by using several panels of cardboard lined with aluminum foil. These panels, when charged, create electric fields that correspond to X, Y, and Z axes to create a 3D cube. With the aid of an Arduino microcontroller and some supplied code, movements inside the cube are tracked as your hand moves around inside the field. For Weekend Projects makers looking for an introduction to Arduino, this is a great project to learn from. Building Paths with the WalkMaker® A well-made walkway or garden path not only stands up to years of hard use, it enhances the natural landscape and complements a home’s exterior features.

Building Paths with the WalkMaker®

While traditional walkway materials like brick and stone have always been prized for both appearance and durability, most varieties are quite pricey and often difficult to install. As an easy and inexpensive alternative, you can build a new concrete path using manufactured forms. The result is a beautiful pathway that combines the custom look of brick or natural stone with all the durability and economy of poured concrete.

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The 101 Most Useful Websites on the Internet

These web sites, well most of them, solve at least one problem really well and they all have simple web addresses (URLs) that you can memorize thus saving you a trip to Google. And if you find this list useful, also check out the expanded version – The Most Useful Websites – which now offers a collection of 150+ undiscovered and incredibly useful websites to enhance your productivity. – for capturing screenshots of web pages on mobile and desktops. – online voice recognition in the browser itself.

Changelog and Updates The following websites were part of the original list but they are either no longer available or have been replaced with better alternatives. Holder for Charging Cell Phone (made from lotion bottle) My husband and I both have cell phones.

Holder for Charging Cell Phone (made from lotion bottle)

And both of us have phone chargers. And that means lots of obnoxious cords. You never know when one of us may be moving phone cords around, to give our phones an extra charge while we’re chatting away……… or trying to charge our phones up before running errands or something. Needless to say, those phone cords seem to be everywhere…..and are generally in the way and hanging all over the floor. (Okay, and how about when you’re in a hotel or visiting family/friends. I was looking around on the internet for a solution and found this. It made the perfect little holder for my cell phone while it’s being charged.

And no more phone hanging down from the outlet while in this room or that room……..the cord and phone are now up off the ground, and tucked away into the little holder, while the phone drinks up a full charge. Solar energy projects for Do It Yourselfers to save money and reduce pollution. BubbleWrap. Search The Renewable Energy site for Do-It-Yourselfers Installation Cut the bubble wrap to the size of the window pane with scissors. Spray a film of water on the window using a spray bottle. Apply the bubble wrap while the window is still wet and press it into place. If you have trouble with the bubble wrap separating from the window when the film dries, you can try adding a little Glycerin to the water, but this probably won't be necessary.

LCD repair v2.0. Cool Kitchen Upgrade – Measurement Conversion Chart On A Door. Everybody who loves to cook struggle with measurement conversion problems from time to time. Here is an awesome idea to help you win in this battle if you’re one of such people. Glue a measurement conversion chart on a door of one of your cabinets. Such solution won’t spoil an overall kitchen design but definitely will help you in your cooking adventures.

The conversion chart on the picture is made as vinyl sticker and glued to the door. DIY: Wine Bottle Art. If any of you winos out there are anything like me, you’ve probably got a few, er, *cough* many empty wine bottles clogging up the recycling bin. Well, no more! Dig those puppies out and wash ‘em off, because it’s time for a little DIY! (If you’re not 21, just borrow a few empties from your ‘rents.) Know Your Stuff: The 110 Best DIY Tips Ever. Use a sink plunger to pull out a stuck drawer with a missing knob — February 1966 Fit bottle caps onto c-clamp pads to make a mark-free clamp. — January 1963 Add sand to floor paint, a pound per gallon, for a skid-free coat. — February 2010 Mist water at a spark plug as a vehicle idles.

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It is a way of preserving the flavor or essence of the fruit for later use. This method consists of steeping fresh or frozen fruit in alcohol for several weeks. Anthro-Inspired Mirror. How to Make Brownie in a Mug. Willow Bark Slip Whistle. HSC Electronic Supply - Silicon Valley's Electronic Marketplace. Build a Tumbling Composter. Edit Article Edited by Tom Stricker, James Quirk, Tom Viren, Sondra C and 28 others One of the keys to composting is aeration.

The bacteria need oxygen to carry out the aerobic respiration that creates rich compost. 80 gig drive inside a Game Boy. Electronic Projects For Beginners. I made a guide for those people who are still starting with their electronics hobby. I started connecting wires, batteries, bulbs, buzzers and motors when I was 4 years old . Now that I am 13 years old, I now have a good amount of experience to build complicated electronic circuits.

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