I Believe I Can Fry: Reconditioning & Re-Seasoning Cast Iron Cookware I LOVE cooking with cast iron. As more reports come out about the dangers of nonstick pans and the toxins that they can emit, I appreciate my cast iron cookware more and more. They distribute heat evenly, can stand up to almost any abuse, and will last for many years - some of the pieces in my collection are around 100 years old! Most people I know think that cast iron skillets are solely for making cornbread or for frying. I use mine for everything from homemade cinnamon rolls & scrambled eggs, to steaks and roasted chickens. The only thing I DON'T do in my cast iron is boil water. 22 Inspiring DIY Cork Projects It's been a long work week. The chill of Autumn hides in the seasonal darkness that lingers outside your windows. You collapse into the corner of your sofa, feet tucked up under your side, and you listen to the crackling of the wood and watch the flames jump in the fireplace (replace this with candles if you are short one fireplace).
Plastic Cup Lamp Now that my university is closed for winter holidays, I finally have more free time to do all the crafty things I’ve been wanting to. One of these is a lamp made from plastic cups I’ve seen at taf, the art foundation, in the Monastiraki region in the center of Athens. When I first saw it at taf, I was amazed; I looked closely and I couldn’t believe my eyes! The object itself is so peculiar, modern and alien-like it could be in any design exhibition. With my best friend’s birthday coming up, I decided to make it myself and give it to her as a gift. 20 Creative DIY Project Ideas We all have many old and unused items lying around in our homes or garages waiting to be thrown away. I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but there’s a great feeling of liberation that comes after shedding old stuff. However, before you start cleaning your home, we want to show you 20 incredibly creative Do It Yourself projects that may change your mind. You’ll learn that a lot of useless items can be transformed into wonderful creations. You can turn an old glove into a cute chipmunk toy, toilet paper rolls into a beautiful floral wall art, plastic bottle into a broom and many more. [Read more...]
Sweet Verbena: It's a Cinch Bag : a tutorial If you've been following since way back in June (pretty much the beginning of my blogging days), you may remember this post. If you read it then you see that this bag was completely inspired by Dana's bag over at MADE. I fell in love with it, and did my best to come up with my own version. Recycled Crafts - Recyclable Crafts for Kids - Recycling Craft Ideas This photo originally appeared in FamilyFun Magazine Total Time 1 hour Ages school-age Recycle a milk or orange juice carton into a clever carrying case for change, trading cards, and more. The carton's cap keeps the wallet closed. Download Carton Wallet Template
The Miss Rio Recycled Flip-Flop Ottoman The Miss Rio Ottoman is composed of an unlikely material that gives it its Nerf-esque pizazz and Koosh ball buoyancy: recycled Flip-Flops. Designer Karin Wittmann Wilsmann takes industrial leftovers from flip-flop factories to groups of local craftspeople in Brazil where the unprocessed material becomes Miss Rio Ottomans. Distributed by Design Within Reach, the Miss Rio Ottoman feels just as you’d imagine thousands of flip-flop scraps would, shock absorbent and bouncy. An inventive reuse of factory overstock, each ottoman is created without any additional processing or materials. Recommended for outdoor use, the ottomans will hit the market on September 12th, perhaps in a sweet ode to the closing of sandal season.
How to Recycle Tic Tac Box Video Hi stampers! In a small effort to go green, reduce, recycle, reuse. I am going to take this old TickTack box. Make an Electromagnet A large iron nail (about 3 inches) About 3 feet of THIN COATED copper wire A fresh D size battery Some paper clips or other small magnetic objects 1. Leave about 8 inches of wire loose at one end and wrap most of the rest of the wire around the nail. Try not to overlap the wires. 2. Cut the wire (if needed) so that there is about another 8 inches loose at the other end too. 3. Now remove about an inch of the plastic coating from both ends of the wire and attach the one wire to one end of a battery and the other wire to the other end of the battery.
DIY- Glass Bottle Cutting : Zellaguide- your new BFF Browse > Home / DIY / DIY- Glass Bottle Cutting February 21, 2009 by James Filed under DIY Our First DIY project is full of charm and fraught with danger! Well that may be overstating things a bit, but there was a *little* danger and a bit of anxiety. In the end, all was well. A Wire Maze With an Electronics Twist Here is a SIMPLE and really FUN electronics project you can make at home. You don't need to make a printed circuit board which makes everything a whole lot easier! I'm sure you've played the "Wire Maze game"...(also called "Sammy the Snake" by shop teachers in our district... ) You thread a wire loop through a maze.