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Fish, Steampunk and Metal art on Pinterest. How to make your own air dried porcelain with common household ingredients. Anything that is quick, affordable and makes beautiful things is a craft winner for me.

How to make your own air dried porcelain with common household ingredients

But...I often find myself uninspired for something new and different. I've found it in air dried porcelain (aka Porcelana Fria). What will someone make with 3 cups of white glue (PVA)3 cups of cornstarch (Corn flour)one tablespoon of white vinegarone tablespoon of glycerin (health food or hobby shop), and2 tablespoons of canola oil?

The beautiful mouse and necklace pictured (compliments of Espirit) is the answer! Amazingly simple and a GREAT school holiday project, get the kids into the kitchen to cook up some home made, air dried, porcelain. Let's make it: In a mixing bowl (or non-stick pan) mix 3 cups of white glue and 3 cups of cornstarch. For microwave heating: Cook in a microwave-compatible recipient for 2 to 3 minutes on high (for a 800W oven; longer for a less powerful oven). Stove top: Cook in a saucepan over low heat for about 15 minutes. Cooking is the only tricky step to making cold porcelain. Summertime DIY! Make a Film Candle Holder in 3 Steps.

Poor, neglected photo negatives.

Summertime DIY! Make a Film Candle Holder in 3 Steps

Ever since digital photography has come into play, these photographic beings have lost their heyday and are quite the endangered species in the photography world. Well, neglect them no further—time to use those negatives for something positively enlightening! Brighten up their lives—and yours—by using them to make a lightbox-esque candle holders! It’s a super simple and fun way to dress up your candle lights for these lovely summer nights! How to Make a Film Negative Candle Holder! P.s. Why So Negative? Since they’re transparent, photo negatives are best viewed with some sort of light behind ‘em, and candlelight works perfectly to illuminate the different photos found on a negative roll. So why leave your photo negatives to the dust bunnies when they could be showcased using just a few additional materials? Mega Roundup: 25 Easy DIY Jewelry Organizer Projects. I'll be the first to admit that my jewelry organization situation is pretty horrendous.

Mega Roundup: 25 Easy DIY Jewelry Organizer Projects

The knobs on my closet doors are home to countless necklaces, half of which fall off if one happens to even glance in their general direction. Fortunately, there are DIY jewelry holders aplenty, a few of which I have my eye on for upcoming weekend projects. Check out all 25 below and let me know which one is your fave!

1. DIY Hanging Branch Jewelry Organizer 2. Plastic Bottle Flower. How to Make a Dart-Shooting Weapon Using a Plastic Bottle, Straw, & Cotton Swabs This quick guide will show you how to make a makeshift weapon out of cotton swabs, a plastic bottle with cap, a straw, and some hot glue.

Plastic Bottle Flower

You'll also need a hot glue gun, scissors, and a drill to make the hole in the bottle cap. Video: . Make sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel for more awesome videos from macobt projects!... 0 specialized-weapons » How-To How to Make a Dart-Shooting Weapon Using a Plastic Bottle, Straw, & Cotton Swabs How to Turn a Plastic Bottle into a Zippered Waterproof Lens Case When you have a lot of equipment, dragging it everywhere with you can be a pain, especially when the weather's bad. Digital-photography » How-To. Unique & Beautiful Art. Who would have thought a plastic bag or a plastic water or soda bottle could be upcycled into something so unique and beautiful?

Unique & Beautiful Art

Check out these unique upcycled products made by talented artists and I think you'll agree that one person's trash can definitely be another person's treasure. unique flowers made from the bottoms of soda bottles (above and below) by Michelle Brand What is PET? PET aka polyethylene terephthalate is a highly recyclable plastic product made from oil. It is what water bottles and soda bottles are made from. PET Plastic bottle stick pin brooches (above) and bowl (below) by gulnurozdaglar on Etsy What do you think?