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101 New Uses for Everyday Things

101 New Uses for Everyday Things

Architectural Antiques & Salvage, Restoration Supplies, etc. say YES! to hoboken: DIY Projects and Crafts I added a new section on the right side column to showcase some posts that have been most popular amongst you guys! I’ll be rotating them around regularly, so if you’re new to the blog this is a great place start. Below is a selection of the most popular DIY posts I’ve done: DIY: Big Bow Pillow DIY: Hank’s Words Book DIY: Bunting Crayon Roll DIY: Hank’s Gallery Wall Big Bow Pencil Skirt copyright 2014 liz stanley // all rights reserved

How to Make Your Own Beauty Products from Scratch - Health Let's keep things simple this week. When it comes to personal-care products, we are big believers in streamlining what you use—see "Eight Products You Think You Need But Don't" for a refresher—buying less in general, and getting creative. We have both always loved experimenting in our kitchens and our bathrooms, checking ingredients in products we love, isolating the main ones, and then trying them on their own. Sometimes it works: A favorite hair leave-in contained aloe, for example, so one day we tried aloe alone and found that, lo and behold, it worked just fine on its own. And sometimes it didn't. Simple body scrub Many body scrubs, even the ones that claim to be sugar- or salt-based, actually contain beads made out of polyethylene, which is environmentally deplorable (it all goes down the drain, remember)—to say nothing of the preservatives, fragrance, penetration enhancers, and sulfates that typically bulk up these products. Honey face wash One-ingredient eye liner Perfume Shave oil

Clever Corner DIY Solutions Posted by ScrapHacker.com on tisdag, augusti 28, 2012 · Leave a Comment Let creativity sprawl into each and every corner of your home – literally! Narrow corners are surprisingly often overseen and deemed ”impossible” to make something out of…Challenged by this ‘fact’ (further enforced by the lack of pre-made corner solutions from furniture retailers) I thought I’d gather a bunch of corner D.I.Y ideas proving the ‘corners are impossible’ notion wrong… DIY from ‘Craftaholics Anonymous’ – TUTORIAL HERE D.I.Y from DesignSponge – TUTORIAL HERE Pics via here & here Pics via here & here Pics from StellaBleuDesigns Corner table/shelf DIY Ideas, clockwise from top left: Stacked table DIY idea spotted here, red table spotted here, green DIY corner table from Martha Stewart & lastly naturally clever design from PelleDesigns, spotted here With those ideas in mind, I hope you feel inspired to inject some love and functionality into a forgotten corner or nook around your house.

Ramen Hacks: 30+ Easy Ways to Upgrade Your Instant Noodles | Serious Eats - StumbleUpon SLIDESHOW: Ramen Hacks: 30+ Easy Ways to Upgrade Your Instant Noodles [Photographs: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt] Ramen in the U.S. has come a long way. Once known only in its 10-for-a-dollar instant-lunch form—a staple of offices and dorm rooms all around the '80s and '90s—high-end real ramen shops are springing up left and right on both coasts and everywhere in between. That said, my tastes have changed and expanded considerably over the years, and sometimes that little flavoring packet just isn't enough. As a card-carrying member of the Ramen Transmogrification Society of Greater New York,* it is my duty, my honor, and my privilege to share with you some of our methods and recipes. For full, step-by-step instructions on any of these dishes, please click through the slideshow above. * Our membership is pretty thin right now—care to join? Simple Add-ins Mix-ins. The easiest way to quickly upgrade a bowl of instant noodles is with ingredients that require no extra cooking. Vegetation Spinach. Eggs

Design*Sponge » Blog Archive » sewing 101: how to make a shower My bathroom is quite old and somewhat grungy, so until I can afford better real estate, I thought a loud and colorful curtain would help draw the eye away from some of my bathroom’s less savory qualities… and thus, this patchwork shower curtain was born. It’s bright and fun, and it allowed me to use up several leftover fabrics in my collection rather than investing in new materials. If you prefer a simpler shower curtain made out of just one fabric, I’ll give instructions for that too. Let’s get started! CLICK HERE for the full how-to after the jump! What You’ll Need for a patchwork curtain: 1-2 yards each of approximately 7 different fabrics for a solid curtain: 5 yards fabric thread to match sharp scissors cutting mat, rotary cutter and straight edge (optional) straight pins tape measure seam ripper iron sewing machine Planning Your Fabrics If you decide to go the patchwork route, the first task is to assemble a group of fabrics that work well together and are pleasing to your eye. Sewing Hemming

Weekend DIY | Flower Tutorials Roundup! ok so this weekend I have a lil special for you.. Im helping my lil cuz with her art project this year and shes focussing on flower arranging - so i am going to help her make lots of crafty flowers because she doesn't know where to start. I have packed paper punches, fabric, scissors, glue, beads and paper! Im reaaady!! ive also cut a LOT of circle shapes on my Sizzix to make life a lil easier :) Today I am going to share my roundup of crafty tutorials I have used in the past and I am thinking about using!! This little (slightly large) felt Dahlia flower tutorial comes from Megan Reardon at Holidash. As always, Martha stewart comes to our rescue! This rosette tutorial is fabulously detailed! These are so cute! Lollychops is my favourite blog of the moment! Learn how to make these gorgeous paper flowers from an Instructables project! Learn how to make these newspaper flowers from Ruki Duki :) I am SO inlove with this colour and the fabric!! Dam i wish i brought my sizzix home with me!!

Man Turns Down Billions for His Ancestral Homeland Man Turns Down Billions for His Ancestral Homeland Though his tribal land is worth an estimated $5 billion, an Aboriginal man refuses to sell it, instead keeping it as a legacy for his family. By Kathryn Hawkins. Posted on January 11 2010 A stunning vista of jagged brick-red cliffs lies in Australia’s desolate Northern Territory. Just one man, 36-year-old Jeffrey Lee, holds the title to this unfathomably valuable piece of real estate – and he says it’s not for sale. Lee, an Australian Aborigine, won’t condone the destruction of his ancestral land at any cost. “There are sacred sites, there are burial sites and there are other special places out there which are my responsibility to look after,” Lee told The Sydney Morning Herald. So, rather than rubbing elbows with Donald Trump andRichard Branson on the Forbes billionaire list, Lee has rejected all requests to purchase Koongarra. Lee’s incredible sacrifice isn’t just about salvaging the past: It’s about protecting the future, too.

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