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Tripod camping stool

Tripod camping stool
In honor of this month’s outdoor theme, why don’t we build an old-fashioned camping stool? First of all, have you seen modern folding-tripod stools? They are ugly as sin, and your grandpa would be ASHAMED if you bought one. With the help of some hefty dowels, a little hardware and a piece of leather or heavy canvas, you’ll be sitting by the campfire in style. Also, the materials will only set you back about $25. — Matt See the full how-to after the jump! Materials three 1 1/8” Birch hardwood dowels (enough for three 24” pieces)one brass 2.75” boltone 1.5” eye-hole bolttwo brass acorn nutsthree brass washersthree brass finishing washersthree brass 1” wood screws (big enough not to slip through the finishing washer)finish (I used Osmo PolyX-Oil)leather or other heavy material for the seat Tools sandercenter-finder (optional, but helps)drillscrewdriversmall socket wrench to fit acorn nutsragsknife Instructions 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Related:  LAHJAIDEATDo It Yourself ThreeBricolage

DIY Monogrammed Leather Key Chain Hello, lovelies! It’s Jenny, from Hank + Hunt, how are you? Are you a bit more aware of how much you are spending this year on holiday gifts? I sure am. I have a little DIY for you that, for a small cost, can yield lots of presents (or wedding favors) for around $50. Supplies – You can really get by with the cheaper options. Using your scissors cut the leather into 5 – 7 inch strips. Next, fold the strip around the key ring eyeballing the placement of the name and leaving space for the post to set. Hint: if you are having a hard time getting the screw to go through the hole, use the letter stamp handle and wiggle it a bit to stretch the hole. Screw both sides together and trim the ends flush. Once you get the hang of it, you can whip through a bunch in an hour. {Photos by Hank + Hunt for The Sweetest Occasion.}

Miniatures in a Jar Let’s make this awesome little waterless snow globe shall we? It would make a sweet addition to your holiday decor and it’s a little reminiscent of Narnia, isn’t it?*Pssst… if you like this project, be sure to check out my miniature winter scene in a book, and my wee garden in a teacup. I found this little streetlamp miniature at the dollar store alongside some train tracks and accessories. 1. 2. 3. 4. Flip the switch, give it a shake and enjoy! And just to show you, it even looks cute when the lamp post light is off. I’d love to hear your thoughts on other little things to put inside a waterless globe!

Paint-dipped Baby Food Jars DIY Feb 23 by Chiara Alberetti Milott Anyone with a baby knows how quickly those glass baby food jars can fill up the recycling bin. This DIY is a pretty, fast and inexpensive way to decorate for a baby shower or a baby’s 1st birthday – simply by dipping the baby food jars into paint. Materials needed: clean glass baby food jars (labels removed), paint, and a shallow bowl. Step 1: Pour out some paint into the bowl – you don’t need much, maybe 1/2 cup or so. Step 2: While holding the bowl on an angle, dip the jar in, and begin slowly turning the jar as it touches the paint. Step 3: Sit the jars right-side up to dry. Step 4: Turn the jars over for a few more hours to let the bottom dry. I think this would be lovely with all different colored dipped jars. Fill with flowers or tea lights, and let the celebration begin! All photos by Kate Mathis. Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.

solid perfume pocket watch locket Try as I might, I cannot seem to grasp even the most basic of feminine beauty rituals. I’m constantly struggling to master rudimentary hair and makeup techniques, and my one-time foray into the “subtle” art of perfume left everyone in the room with burning nostrils. This DIY solid perfume locket from artisanal perfumer Mandy Aftel is something I can definitely stand behind, though. Mandy only uses pure and natural ingredients to create her perfumes, and this solid scent can be easily applied with no risk of over-dousing. The old pocket watch appeals to my tomboy side, and I love its versatility; you can wear it as a necklace or pin, or simply tuck it into your pocket or purse. I can’t wait to make one and give my feminine sensibilities a little boost :) Thanks for sharing this tutorial with us, Mandy! Read the full how-to after the jump! Creating your own solid perfume is extremely satisfying. Materials Instructions 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Plastic Soda Bottle Lid Capsule | Brian's Backpacking Blog A couple of months ago I stumbled upon a discussion board that talked about and showed a small, lightweight reusable container made out of the necks and lids of two plastic soda bottles. I haven’t been able to find that same post ever since, but remember enough about it to want to give it a shot for myself. How to Make a Plastic Soda Bottle Lid Capsule I started with two identical plastic soda bottles to make sure that they would match in size. I cut the necks of the bottles off using a small hacksaw making sure that I kept the large flange that would be used to glue the two necks together later. I used a vice to hold the bottles still while I cut through them. Once I had cut off the neck of each bottle I used a flat file to smooth down the rough saw marks and left over plastic. Once I had filed the rough edges down and made sure that the edges were level it looked like this (below). Here are the two sections of bottle necks ready to be glued together. Featured in MAKE Magazine

diy pretty shampoo bottles probably my simplest DIY to date — is anyone else like me and only buys products based on the packaging? well that’s a hard way to get by when you’re cheap and buy your bath products at cvs. so i decided to make refillable bottles for my stuff that i like to look at. i bet you can guess the steps … all you need is pretty bottles, tape, and vinyl stickers. i bought these amber bottles super cheap from speciality bottle, and the stickers are 1/4″ inch helvetica. they have to be vinyl in order to be waterproof! tape a straight line across your bottle (it’s kind of hard to eyeball but you’ll get it on your 10th try). and then just stick away! then you just fill up the bottles with your stuff. that’s the boring part. and now my shower looks prettyyyy! would you bother doing a DIY like this or am i a crazy person?

Glitter glassware so it’s washable! | InspireDesignandCreate I’m a sucker for glitter. It just makes everything so much prettier and glassware is no exception! The question is…how to wash glitter? If you love the glittered goblets, but aren’t the crafty type that’s ok! The only added step that you need to do to make stemware washable (hand wash only) is to spray 1 or 2 coats of clear sealant over the top of the glittered area (enter ‘how to glitter’ in the Search the Site section at the top of this website). I’m taking these to an overnight Bachelorette party this summer. With summer approaching I need to have a set to help celebrate July 4th! Nothing says Christmas like glistening sparkly champagne glasses! Make glasses to match your wedding colors, any holiday, or a whole set of just black or silver glitter for a posh look. I made this set for my book club when I hosted and we read ’50 Shades of Grey’.

a striped tablecloth is my fave I adore this tablecloth from Anthropologie but $100 isn’t so much in my price range. I decided to recreate the look for under $20 for all those upcoming picnics that in my head I pretend we’re going to have. All you need is: - a canvas dropcloth (available in a range of sizes from your local hardware store) - masking tape - fabric paint - sponge brush Tape. Also a warning that the paint might seep through the fabric a bit and get on your carpet and it doesn’t really come out that well so you might not be getting your security deposit back. faux french windows A couple weeks ago, Daniel submitted a living room redesign, and it was a huge hit, especially the work he did to transform the plain windows into this beautiful paned version. Daniel was kind enough to offer a tutorial on how to recreate the wooden panes. As it turns out, with just a little patience and precision, you can have these windows in no time! Here’s the scoop from the designer himself. Thanks for sharing, Daniel! Walking along in my West Village neighborhood, I happened upon a nice restaurant with expensive French windows that had, at certain points, de-laminated from the glass. Read the full how-to after the jump! Materials 1/8” thick 1/4” Wide x 36” long balsa strip dowelsElmer’s GlueX-Acto knife3M painters’ tape (sticks well to glass without leaving residue)self-healing cutting mat or wooden chopping blockcutter bladerulerlevela patient friend :) Instructions 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.