6 Ways to Reuse Plastic Bottles Let’s take a trip down memory lane to fifth grade science class. Besides getting a wicked kick of caffeine from that 2-liter bottle of Surge, those bottles also made grade A project materials as seedling planters and tornado hourglasses. But now that we’re all adults here, craft projects may not be as cool anymore (if this is the case, finish reading this article first and then find a new group of friends). 1. do stuff! & Ten minute no-sew recycled t-shirt bag! - StumbleUpon Tutorial time! I got a gig teaching a recycled t-shirt project at the library a few months ago, with a request for a recycled tee bag – the only bags I’d made from tees in the past had required sturdy sewing, and I didn’t want hand-sewing to be the only thing holding the bottom closed in a class version of the bags, so I started brainstorming about some kind of hand-sewing-friendly or no-sew bag idea…. and here’s what I came up with! The simplest version of these bags is great for smaller tees, or the more light-weight kind of girl-tees – just turn the bottom of the shirt into a drawstring and tie it closed! As you can see, even with a not huge tee, this will still leave a significant hole in the bottom of your bag, but for purposes like grocery shopping, this size hole shouldn’t really matter… But to make smaller holes, just make more than one of them!
Bonsai Care and Types of Trees in Your Guide to Everything Bonsai The art of bonsai care and training requires time, patience, and most of all, careful practice. Craftsmen labor for years to produce a single tree, which may last a hundred years or longer. Mention the word "Art", and most will think of painting or sculpture. There is a kind of sculpture though, that takes as its raw material not stone, or wood, but a living tree. Artful Jellyfish-like Bowls From Upcycled Plastic PET Bottles (Photos) Photos: Gülnur Özdağlar Plastic bottles -- that environmental bane of a disposable, modern society -- can be both an abundant form of pollution in waterways and oceans, as well as a materials source for mind-boggling art. In the skillful hands of Turkish architect and upcycling designer Gülnur Özdağlar the unremarkable PET plastic bottle is transformed into gorgeously diaphanous and functional objects like bowls and jewelry. Using simple tools like a candle, scissors and a soldering iron, Özdağlar upcycles bottles into a bewildering range of ephemeral accessories that under the light, look like fantastical, tentacled sea creatures or little undersea treasures. So from this:
30 game scripts you can write in PHP, Part 1: Creating 10 fundamental scripts Getting started As both a game master/storyteller and a developer, I frequently find myself writing little utilities and scripts to help me when running, planning, and playing games. Sometimes I need a quick idea. Other times, I just need a whole pile of names for Non-Player Characters (NPCs). Alma Stoller - How to Recycle a Magazine I wrote about this technique in the May/June 2007 issue of Cloth Paper Scissor Magazine. Here is a quick recap. Supplies: Magazine pages and cut-outs, double-sided tape, Tutorials for Recycling Books - StumbleUpon We rode bikes around our neighborhood this weekend and stopped at all the garage sales we found along the way. I love doing this because it's like exercise and shopping in one! Plus, my bike basket is perfect for holding whatever treasures I find. On this particular trip I was noticing a lot of old books for sale. My DIY craving kicked in and I knew I had to do some research on the projects I could use old books for. I found a ton of goodies to try!
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45 Life Lessons, written by a 90 year old 1. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good. 2. bike innertube wallet the backbone of the wallet: - choose a portion of the innertube that has writing or doesn't depending on the aesthetic you want. hipsters will want to stay away from brands and might stick to writing that includes the dimensions of the tube. professionals may want to avoid any kind of writing all together for a sleeker, leathery look. - cut the section of the tube that you want to use. - make a cut where you want to start, then measure 9 inches down the tube and cut again - do this twice - make another cut down the seam so the innertube is no longer a tube. ( i noticed i got a straighter edge if i cut at a side seam verses the top or bottom seam. - when you're done you'll have two opened pieces of inner tube ( see picture below) that measure 9 inches long by 3.75 inches high.