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DIY Hollow Out A Light Bulb at TeamDroid

DIY Hollow Out A Light Bulb at TeamDroid
When I was growing up I had a keen interest in the sciences. Mostly because of the cool gear that scientists used, you know, beakers, flasks, Bunsen burners that sort of thing. Well, not only did I not have the money for those sorts of thing but I had no idea where to even buy them if I could. So I had to improvise. One of the better improvisations I was able to do was to hollow out a light bulb and use it for other things. The glass that makes the envelope of the build is quite heat resistant and the screw base is good to attach things to (even better if you can find old ones with brass bases, you can solder to those). Step 1 You will need some common tools, a screwdriver (regular) and snips (or needle nose pliers). Step 2 First, grip the little solder point and give it a good twist. Step 3 Once the contact has been pulled out, carefully crack the glass insulator. Step 4 After the insulator has been removed you can see the inside supports of the filament and the fill hole. Step 5 Step 6 Related:  Book Club

The Technique Zone: Acrylic Paint Transfer - StumbleUpon Supplies needed: Acrylic dabbers, photocopy of an image, water spritzer bottle, paintbrush, card stock, craft sheet and heat tool (optional) Take the lid off the dabbers and brush the paint onto the card stock, ensure you get a good coverage Take your photocopied image ( remember that you will get a reverse of the image, so don't use bold words), flip it over and place it in the acrylic. Leave to air dry for at least 15 minutes and then if you wish give it a blast with the heat tool Only move onto this step when you are sure your paint is completely dryTake your water filled spritzer bottle, spray the back of the paper no more than two squirts, you don't want it too wet Next start to rub the paper very gently with your finger Keep rubbing and extra spritzing if you need too Eventually you will get rid of all the paper, but it does take a bit of patience as you have to be careful not to wet it too much and rub the image away You can do exactly the same on a canvas

West Elm Knock-Off...er...Inspiration I got a hand-delivered invitation a few weeks ago for a Favorite Things Party. This is the first time I had heard of such a party, and it ended up being a lot of fun. Here's how it works: each person brings their favorite thing (anything you like... your favorite food, lip gloss, favorite kitchen tool, etc.). It can't cost more than $6, and each person brings four of the same thing. Even though I was given the invitation a couple weeks prior to the party, the procrastinator in me waited a bit too long to get on it. When I told my husband about my idea he questioned whether I had enough time to make it (I decided to start making them just a couple days before the party). Well as it turned out, my husband was right, and I ran out of time. Anyway, I'm really sad I didn't finish all of them in time for the party, but in reality I took something I probably love more than pillows: my favorite brush and paint pail. This pillow was tricky to figure out. Materials: 1) Cut out four 18" squares.

Itsy Bitsy Paper: . . . Lightbulb Vases . . . I always use clear round lightbulbs in my bathroom light fixtures and I typically just throw them away when they burn out. This time when I was changing a bulb a "Lightbulb" went off in my head and I thought why not use them for something. Sooo, I decided to do a search on how to clean out a lightbulb and found a site that offered basic instructions on how to go about it. One warning I will give is that you need to be super careful when you "break" out the black end of the bulb because it is razor sharp. You can use these for vases like I did or you could wrap the top with wire and hang them or fill them with tinsle for the holidays and so much more. Lightbulb Vases You Will Need: Clear Lighbulbs Needle nose plyers Small screwdriver Large Washers E6000 Glue Flowers • Gather your supplies • Use your plyers to grip the little center "button" and pull hard to get it out. • Take a mini screwdriver and start popping out the black piece over the trashcan. Simple, Unique and Pretty!

How to Make Leaf Skeletons - The Idea Room - StumbleUpon I wanted to share with you a project from one of my readers who shares with us how to make leaf skeletons. I LOVE this! I have several leafs in various forms displayed in my home and knew I needed to make some of her leaf skeletons to add to my decor. I have spent hours and tried various ways of making these. You need washing soda, not baking soda! Gather your leaves. Washing soda is a strong base so you may want to wear gloves when handling the leaves. You will add 3/4 cup of washing soda and 4 cups of water to your pot of leaves. Keep going, you will need to add more water so your pan doesn’t dry out. When 1.75 hours are up fill a glass baking dish with cool water. I carefully removed them and rinsed with water and added clean water to the pan. If you’re still with me, this is what I ended up with… I have a maple leaf which turned out not so well. 37.1Kstumbleupon

Copper Tile. $1.44 sq/ft 10 Tips To Help You Throw a Great Party Without Losing Your Mind (Or Blowing Your Budget) — Entertaining Tips from The Kitchn Throwing a party can be great fun, but it can also be extremely stressful. Where are the napkins? Shoot, you forgot to pick up the wine. Peace, friends. Tip #1: Stick with recipes you know well. 1. 2. 3. 4. Tip #7: Set the table the night before. 5. 6. 7. 8. Tip #10: Start your guests with drinks & nibbles while you finish up in the kitchen. 9. 10. What are your tips for a stress-free party? (Image credits: Leela Cyd; Danielle Tsi; Gabriela Herman)

How to make a Wire Heart Finger Ring Howdy! This gurl thought she'd share the process of how to make a wire heart finger ring, just in case ya have a sweetie who'd like one. You'll need wire (I used 20 gauge), round nose and cutting pliers and a glue stick or lip balm in order to shape the ring to fit your finger. You can always use your finger too! Cut a piece of wire apprx. 5 inches. Shape the wire on the glue stick or lip balm. Now you have a 'U' shape. Bend the left side with your round nose pliers just a bit above where the ring will hit the top of your finger. Make a larger bend using your round nose pliers. Pull the wire down for the first side of the heart and flatten it so it is on the top where it would lie on your finger. Repeat for the other side. Using your round nose pliers, connect the left side of the wire to the base with a small loop. This is the side connected to the ring portion. Your heart is shaped. Yer Done! Follow my blog with Bloglovin

Homemade Limoncello If you have never had limoncello, you don't know what you are missing! Limoncello is an Italian lemon liquor that is traditionally sipped after dinner. Served chilled, it is the perfect way to finish a delicious meal. It can be hard to find in stores, so we were so delighted to find out how easy it is to make it at home! Limoncello is made by steeping lemon zest in grain alcohol - Everclear. The lemon infused alcohol is then mixed with simple syrup, and then chilled! The Recipe:1 750 ml bottle of Everclear8-10 medium size lemons2 1/2 cups of water1 3/4 cups of sugarYou will also need a glass container to age the lemons and Everclear. When choosing lemons you want to use organic if possible. Now it is time to zest the lemons. Put the zest in your glass jar, pour the Everclear over the top, and close the lid.Now for the really hard part. Our pantry is full of all sorts of things waiting and brewing. Finally it's time to make the limoncello! Pour the limoncello into two clean bottles.

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