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Recycled Wine Bottle Torch. 08.09.09 | by Erik Anderson Whether it’s product branding, package design or projects for ourselves, we’re pleased when we find a solution that’s very effective and creative, while keeping resources to a minimum.

Recycled Wine Bottle Torch

This idea is very inexpensive idea and it’s a great way to recycle a wine bottle. See how this simple idea inspired this brand and wine bottle design. It’s been a record year for mosquitoes here in Indianapolis, Indiana and I’d been wanting to add some Tiki-esque torches to the patio to combat the little buggers, and add a little ambiance. After searching the world over to find a torch that was affordable and atypical I came to the conclusion that unless I wanted wicker or bamboo, I needed to be a bit more resourceful. Here’s what you’ll need. Empty Wine Bottle (Use any bottle as long as it’s glass and the neck is 1” in diameter. Helpful Tools: Channellocks, adjustable wrench, hacksaw, power screwdriver, and a funnel.

Safety Note: This is for outdoor use only. The Hanger -Erik. Craft Ideas. I like all of these creative stuff. - Sico8. Geek Living Daily 120502. This post is part of our daily blog that shows our collection of geeky home living products or designs.

Geek Living Daily 120502

If you want to participate and share your discovery or own design, just send us from here: form to submit Do you want to see all images from Geek Living Blog? Check out –>Subscribe to Geek Living Blog<– 1)What is Geeky Light? 2)[DIY] make your own style bookshelf with few pieces of wood 3)This Elagone lamp made of oak wood with LED light installed inside. 4)Very cool wooden clock without any number. 5)Cannot imagine there are people who recycle wine bottles like this 6)Used beer bottle turn to beautiful vase, everybody can do it. 7)Does our iPad need this buddy?

8)Writeable table with 3 hidden chalkboards, flip it up, you can write messages and surprise people, great idea! 9)Cool vintage bathroom design 10)Iron faceless LED wrist watch, pretty suitable for Iron Man. Manga farming. How To Mix Chalkboard Paint in Any Color. We love using chalkboards as backdrops for displays and parties (like this one here!).

How To Mix Chalkboard Paint in Any Color

So we were super excited to learn that you can create your own custom colors-and it's really easy! We first learned how from Martha Stewart whose tutorial you can read here. 25 clever ideas to make life easier. Via: Why didn’t I think of that?!

25 clever ideas to make life easier

We guarantee you’ll be uttering those words more than once at these ingenious little tips, tricks and ideas that solve everyday problems … some you never knew you had! (Above: hull strawberries easily using a straw). Via: Rubbing a walnut over scratches in your furniture will disguise dings and scrapes. Via: Remove crayon masterpieces from your TV or computer screen with WD40 (also works on walls). Via: Stop cut apples browning in your child’s lunch box by securing with a rubber band. Via: Overhaul your linen cupboard – store bedlinen sets inside one of their own pillowcases and there will be no more hunting through piles for a match. Via: The Bitterroot Footage. My name is Chad.

The Bitterroot Footage

I'm a student at a university in New York. I just moved to a studio apartment and needed some furniture. I found a guy on Craigslist that wanted to desperately get rid of his things at super cheap prices so I went to check it out. He sold things in bulk to get rid of as much things as possible. Cool gadgets for creative offices. Each designer or agency office should be filled with creative and innovative gadgets that surprise our clients and stimulate the imagination.

Cool gadgets for creative offices

A gadget is a small tool such as a machine that has a particular function, but is often thought of as a novelty. Gadgets are sometimes referred to as gizmos. How to Make Caramel Apple Shots. Photo: Michelle Oddis Once in a while, a party trick comes along that grabs our attention.

How to Make Caramel Apple Shots

Food blogger Michelle Oddis of That's So Michelle loves making caramel apple shots we can't imagine anyone would turn down. Using, wait for it, real fruit and time-tested formulas for tasty, jiggly shots that stay put in their edible "shotglasses," Michelle's gotten Food Republic on the gimmicky Halloween bandwagon we've been resisting so fiercely. Try out these irresistible boozy apple treats (and don't hold your breath for a candy corn cocktail on our end). Here's what you'll need: 10 small granny smith apples 1 envelope knox gelatin 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup coconut milk 2 drops yellow food coloring 1 envelope Land 'o Lakes caramel hot chocolate (regular would do just fine if you can't find caramel) 1/4 cup sugar 1/2 cup butterscotch schnapps lemon juice Halve and hollow out apples, cutting them from the stem down using a melon baller or spoon.

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