Drink Can Tinwork Tinwork Embossed tinwork is sometimes used to decorate rustic style photo or mirror frames, or just to make decorative items such as Christmas tree decorations. The metal used is usually thicker (tinplate) and is normally worked with hammered tools - I wanted to try to get a similar effect, but with a bit less effort. The Most Popular ArticleOn Atomic Shrimp No, really! I created this page towards the end of October 2008. The Kirigami Project - Week 43 - Bonbons This lovely lacy paper cut looks pretty timeless but was actually inspired by a handful of Halloween candies. I also see diamond rings in there. What do you see? To create your own Bonbons kirigami design, use the template below and the 6-point folding pattern. Want to try all of October's Halloween-inspired designs?
la lampe boite d oeuf There are so many fun crafty things that can be done with paper pulp egg cartons. When I came across these unique purple ones in the trash at my office (yes, I dug them out of the trash), I just knew they could be turned into something really spectacular. My idea? VIDEO: Amazing Recycled Bicycle Machines Bicycle recycling is nothing new. But a Guatemalan nonprofit is turning trashed bicycle parts into innovative, electricity-free machines that you have to see to believe. Based in San Andrés Itzapa, Guatemala, Maya Pedal Asociación accepts donated bikes from the U.S. and Canada, which volunteers either recondition to sell or break down to create a range of pedal-powered machines called Bicimáquinas. Bet You’ll Love: VIDEO: Soda Bottles Upcycled into Solar Light Bulbs Founded by engineer and bicycle enthusiast Carlos Marroquin, the organization harnesses pedal power to perform a number of tasks that would otherwise require electricity, which is often unavailable in smaller villages.
recup bidons plastic Nowadays most of the people recycle. It’s true that we need to correct our disposable culture and our Eco-nomically. Recycling is the most popular solution to our plastic pollution problem. Reuse plastic bottles and transform them into different solutions for your home. In fact, if you are reusing junk, you are helping to make the initial energy that went into the production of that material last longer and go farther. Atomic Shrimp Other Projects I Have In Mind To Tackle: I want to make a machine that paints pictures - either a big paint plotter, or something that works as (some kind of) robotic analogue of the human arm. Wind turbine - I want to see if it can be done on next to no budget. Parabolic mirror array (or some kind of mirror suitable for solar experiments, including cooking)
Upcycled Grocery Bag Easter Basket - Lia Griffith Welcome to my new blog! I am going to start my new post lineup with one of my favorite projects . . . with a twist. Literally. Toilet Paper Roll Wall Art Well that’s a mouthful! So the time has come, it’s Pinterest Challenge time again! Every season Sherry from YHL and Katie from Bower Power throw a little link party to get people to stop pinning things and actually start making.
iMac G4 desk lamp If you know anything about computers or have used the computer for several years, then you certainly heard of iMacs, the computers that are produced by the guys from Apple. Well, there is a special model of iMac, iMac G4, that was the source of inspiration for some very innovative guys and they turned it into a … desk lamp. The idea started from the “nickname” of this computer that was iMac lamp. 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...]
Growing Onions Vertically On The Windowsill Growing Onions Vertically On The Windowsill How nice would it be to just be able to pluck fresh green onions from the soil whenever you need them? Nothing beats fresh onions for your salads, dips or soup. Yarn Ball Magnets Here’s a quick craft for today because I’ve got some news in the works, and waiting until next week to share it. Needless to say, it’s been busy around here, so a quick craft is what’s on the menu. My yarn ball magnets were inspired by my friend Melanie’s yarn ball earrings that she shared last week. I guess when I say “inspiration”, it was more like “whoa, yarn ball earrings?!
MAGAZINE ENVELOPES 18K+ Well I got this idea from our friend Nina. She was making these super cute envelopes out of scrapbook paper and I really wanted to make some! So I came home and made some! They are so so SO simple and add a personal touch to your envelopes. You will need: An old magazine, scissors, an envelope, a glue stick and a Sharpie. Tear out some magazine pages that you like.