I wanted to share with you a project from one of my readers who shares with us 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 .
Build this Hula Hoop Rug and other fun t-shirt crafts. Take your weaving to the next level by making miniature baskets. Click the photo to view the craft. Make the chair pad above using t-shirts and a hula hoop.
I loved this idea because not only can you recycle these horrid polystyrene containers, but the process is really simple. 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
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This post is brought to you by Amazon where you can get deals on household cleaners 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
Fitting a brewer's airlock into the lid of a Mason jar is another quick and easy modification that turns the jar into a fermentation chamber. The airlock is a little plastic device with a volume of water in it, such that CO 2 can pass out through it, but no air can come back in. This lets you set your pickles, beer, or whatnot to fermenting and allows them to emit carbon dioxide smoothly without letting in outside contamination. Gallery: Mason Jars in the Modern Kitchen
<img src="http://makezineblog.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/rs_wp10_blog_3d1.jpg?w=600&h=450" alt="" title="Touchless 3D Tracking Interface" width="600" height="450" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-233499" /> <img src="http://makezineblog.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/rs_wp10_blog_3d2.jpg?w=600&h=415" alt="" title="Touchless 3D Tracking Interface" width="600" height="415" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-233500" /> Combine low-tech materials with some high-tech components and build a completely Touchless 3D Tracking Interface .
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The 101 Most Useful Websites on the Internet is a frequently updated list of lesser-known but wonderful websites and cool web apps. Presenting the 101 most useful websites of 2012. These 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.
My husband and I both have cell phones. 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.
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.
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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. You can buy such sticker or make it by yourself.
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.) With just a little TLC, these beautiful bottles can add ambient charm to any room and any occasion.
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. Visible arcs show voltage leaks. — February 1995 Fill empty shotgun shells with melted was and a wick to make campsite candles. — February 1961
Posted by: Cathy on Aug 04, 2012 Tagged in: Untagged Paper Flower Tutorial Doesn't this look divine? When I first saw these, I thought they would be really difficult to do because they look quite intricate but actualy, they're easy!
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