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15 Brilliant Things You Can Do with Command Hooks. DIY Car Mount For A Cellphone From Office Supplies. Velour Pant Door Cozy. Anuary is typically a month of bundling up and just staying warm.

Velour Pant Door Cozy

The heater's on high but you still aren't quite sure how to save yourself from turning into a popsicle. Stop the draft! Keep the cold Winter draft out with a door snake at the bottom of your door. Make Your Own Inexpensive Utility Sink Built From A Plastic Barrel Half. Cutting the curve on the coupling is the trickiest part of the whole project.

Make Your Own Inexpensive Utility Sink Built From A Plastic Barrel Half

You could do it with a saw if you clamp the piece in a good vise, but I chose to use the coarse wheel on my bench grinder to carve away the coupling above the line. This method proved to be quick and easy, but if you do it this way be sure to wear safety goggles and a filter mask as it does create fumes and little bits of plastic. You'll notice that I also carved out a flat "key" on one side of the coupling. In hindsight, I don't think this is necessary. Can Holder To Keep Your Drink Cold. 5 Gallon Bucket Articles, Videos & Community. Old Bucket. Into Garden Hose Holder. Earlier this spring I was on the hunt for a basic utilitarian object that pretty much anyone who owns a house has.

Old Bucket. Into Garden Hose Holder

Of course I’m talking about a full sized Merry-Go-Round outfitted with genuine Lippizaner stallions with pink feather plumes coming out of their heads. I didn’t have any luck finding one I liked. So I turned my attention to finding something else that pretty much every homeowner has. Again, I had no luck at all finding something that suited my needs, for the price I wanted to pay. I didn’t want something fancy. Garden Tool Bucket Caddy. A $5 Fake Brick Pizza Oven Hack. DIY Cheap 100 Hour Candles. I am always on the look-out for homemade counterparts to store bought preparations.

DIY Cheap 100 Hour Candles

These DIY ’100 hour candles’ definitely fit the bill. In less than 5 minutes you have an inexpensive, refillable ’100 hour candle’ that will light up your home in the darkest of times. And for you ladies – these homemade alternatives are far more aesthetically pleasing than the store bought versions. So let’s get started.

Supplies The supplies you need are pretty straight forward. Just as a side note, it took me forever to find the liquid paraffin. Step One: Create Opening For Wick.

Repurposing Jars

30 Creative Ways To Repurpose & Reuse Old Stuff. We all have stuff that no longer serves any purpose around the house, but we still have trouble getting rid of it.

30 Creative Ways To Repurpose & Reuse Old Stuff

Either it’s “still OK”, or “might come in handy” or just holds some sentimental value to it. In extreme cases, this might lead to hoarding, but if you’re creative enough, you can solve the problem by repurposing, upcycling and reusing your old things. Besides serving a purpose (again), repurposed items add this lovely touch of creativity and coziness to the space. Heck, most of the time, upcycled things become even cooler than they originally were.

DIY Essential Oil Distiller From Kitchen Equipment. Make Your Own Reed Oil Diffuser. Scent your home with natural fragrances using a homemade reed diffuser.

Make Your Own Reed Oil Diffuser

It is simple to make your own reed diffuser. Plus, they look attractive in any home. But most importantly, this fun DIY project keeps homes smelling clean and fresh without the use of possibly harmful chemicals. Store-bought air fresheners contain an alarming amount of phtahalates, VOCs and hazardous air pollutants, and many use overpowering synthetic fragrances, which can lead to painful headaches. But homemade reed diffuser oil uses natural plant oils, including essential oils. While essential oils can be a bit pricey, they last a really long time and have countless uses. Most Popular Repurposing Tricks of 2011. 100 Ways to Repurpose Everything.

Think this title is a tall order?

100 Ways to Repurpose Everything

Well, you’re in for a post of epic eco-tastic proportions. So epic that you may need to give your computer or mobile device an extra moment to load all of our pretty pictures. Seeing as we love to repurpose just about anything under the sun, we’re celebrating Earth Day by serving up 100 of our favorite ways to upcycle, reuse, and transform everyday materials into creative new things to wear, hang on the wall, and give to friends. 1.

Things To Make From Repurposed Chair Parts. Ways To Repurpose Old Doors. Driving down the road yesterday, I came across a discarded wooden door.

Ways To Repurpose Old Doors

In the back of the truck she went! Make Shoe Insoles From Inner Tubes. Make Tire Sandals From Old Tires. Make Your own Tire SandalsAdapted from Participating in Nature: Wilderness Survival and Primitive Living Skills I'm hard on shoes.

Make Tire Sandals From Old Tires

It's not uncommon for me to go through half a dozen pairs of shoes, or more, each year. I maintain an active lifestyle, hiking, playing, camping, and working. Water wears out a shoe quicker than anything else. A few trips in and out of the creeks, puddles, and swamps, and they just come unglued. Tire Sandals: Better Straps. Tire Sandals: Diagonal Straps. The Two Pillowcase Shopping Bag - A Tutorial. Got a linen closet full of pillowcases?

The Two Pillowcase Shopping Bag - A Tutorial

If you can spare two pillowcases, here is a tutorial for a free reusable shopping bag: One pillowcase will form the outside, and the other will be the lining. Lay both pillowcases flat and cut out the pattern below. 100+ Ways to Reuse Thrift Store Finds. Magazine Crafts. 10 Ways To Reuse A Phone Book. Ahh, there it is again on my front porch: the phone book. Talk about an antiquated business model. Old Books Become New Wall Storage Folders. Here are some great ways to create wall storage folders out of old books bound for the dump! This is a 90% recycle/reuse project! Other than rescuing the books from the Goodwill bins and buying a small package of buttons, everything else used to construct these wall storage folders came from project leftovers. While I was at the bins, I saw lots of discarded children's books.

Magnetic Knife Rack From Hard Drive Magnets (Without Power Tools) Wood: I had some "left over" poplar planks ( 1/4 x 3 x 4 -- see picture for mm measurements) and several pieces of nice looking red wood of unknown provenance (5/16 by 1/4, 15 in long). Poplar is a bit soft, so I am not sure how it's going to withstand daily use. Wall Mounted Oil Tin Spice Rack. Drink Can Tinwork. Tinwork Embossed tinwork is sometimes used to decorate rustic style photo or mirror frames, or just to make decorative items such as Christmas tree decorations.

The metal used is usually thicker (tinplate) and is normally worked with hammered tools - I wanted to try to get a similar effect, but with a bit less effort. The Most Popular ArticleOn Atomic Shrimp No, really! I created this page towards the end of October 2008. Hangers From Recycled Newspaper. ‘Zilka Recycled Hangers’ Clothes hangers made entirely from recycled British newspapers. Quite cool, though I wonder what happens to the other piece? I found these for sale online at ‘Pure Design’ Hmm, these claim to be the greenest of green hangers… “Green Hangers” 5-Gallon Bucket Swing. Building things in the garden.