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"Dew" It Yourself Jewelry Stand

"Dew" It Yourself Jewelry Stand
Given that title and my penchant for puns, I'm guessing it will take you guys exactly 3.7 seconds to guess what my new jewelry stand is made from: Aw, you only needed two seconds, didn't you? I knew it. Yep, this pretty green number is made from four plastic Mountain Dew bottles and exactly $3.72 worth of materials from the hardware store. Not too shabby. First, collect your bottles. If you happen to have a Diet 'Dew addict for a spouse like me, this will take less than three days. I found it easiest to cut the bottoms off my bottles with a strong utility knife, and then trim them down further with scissors. Other than the bottles you will need: One 12-inch length of threaded rod (no cutting necessary; they come this size in the hardware store) and one baggy each of a coordinating size nuts and washers. Drill holes that are the same size as your threaded rod in the center of each tray: As you can see, the Dremel gives a nice rounded edge to the "v" between each "petal." Ok, last one:

Upcycled Plastic Bottles & Bags: Unique & Beautiful Art Who would have thought a plastic bag or a plastic water or soda bottle could be upcycled into something so unique and beautiful? Check out these unique upcycled products made by talented artists and I think you'll agree that one person's trash can definitely be another person's treasure. unique flowers made from the bottoms of soda bottles (above and below) by Michelle Brand What is PET? PET aka polyethylene terephthalate is a highly recyclable plastic product made from oil. PET Plastic bottle stick pin brooches (above) and bowl (below) by gulnurozdaglar on Etsy Plastic bottles at a landfill site...Landfill decomposition rates:Milk carton: 5 yearsPlastic milk jug: 500 yearsAluminum can: 80 to 200 yearsPlastic drinking bottles: hundreds of years Plastic bags: hundreds of yearsCigarette butt: up to five years & leaches toxins into the groundNewspaper: 2 to 4 weeks or longerGlass bottles: tens of thousands of yearsStyrofoam: no sign of ever breaking down(figures from ecocomic.com)

Blog de ecología: reducir, reciclar, reutilizar y radio Lámpara mesita de noche con chapas de colores Algunas cervezas como la de heineken tienen la chapa de color verde, seguro que otros refrescos o cervezas las tienen de otros colores. Pero también se pueden pintar de diferentes colores, para darle un toque alegre a la lámpara. Sillas barriguitas con pinzas de madera rotas Con el uso diario de las pinzas de madera, se nos acaba soltando la parte metálica que sujeta a las dos partes de madera de las pinzas, y que luego no hay manera de volver a poner. Floreros de cristal con bombillas usadas Hoy os traemos más ideas Ideas para volver a utilizar las bombillas que ya no funcionan y trasformarlas en originales jarrones de flores. La idea la hemos sacado de freepeople.com y nos ha parecido muy útil y práctica. Flores duraderas con tapones de plástico Hoy os traemos más ideas para regalar flores duraderas hechas con los tapones de plástico de las botellas, bidones y garrafas de los productos que habitualmente utilizáis en vuestras casas.

Geometric Photo Art Project Amanda, of Indie Jane, and I have been dreaming up extra pretty projects for you this coming season. When the idea of a geometic photo collage was tossed around we both got really excited about it! What we love about this project is how personal it can become. I'm thinking of making one with wedding photos for my bedroom... how sweet would that be? Supplies Needed: Poster board (cut slightly larger than the frame you wish to use), glue or double-sided tape, scissors, triangle template to trace (mine was 2.5 inches on each side of the triangle using a ruler), paint swatches in colors you love, vintage book pages, and a few of your favorite photos. 1. Display your new art in your home!

How to Make Tiny Bow I am a girl, and sometimes I am really into girls stuff. When I need to wrap or decorate a gift, I often struggle to finish it the way it looks simple but effective at the same time. Until now, my favorite toppers were Tissue Paper Mini Pom Poms. As I was fed up with all those motley bags and ugly, plastic poms you can find anywhere, I started looking for another nice, handmade solution to my "deco-wrapo-trouble" Tiny Bow made on a fork is simply awesome, not only because it is so small, but also for the variety of purposes it can be used for. Although it wasn't that easy with little Anya by my side (it took us almost 3 days to take pictures and make the video), I am glad that I have finally paved my way to preparing full tutorials for you. I am waiting impatiently to read your comments and see some pictures of your versions of Tiny Bow!

How to Make Pompom Rug Now we can say we are true fans of rugs. The is going to be a nice collection of them on Handimania soon. First there was a Hula Hoop T-shirt Rug, which was an easy and fun craft for kids to make. Today may I present my favorite Pompom Rug I have found on casa.abril.com.br. Authors of this projects give you all directions of what tools and supplies you need to use. Check the full tutorial in Portuguese on Casa website.

stripey pattern Soap Making 101 - How To Make Cold Process Soap Soap Making 101 – How To Make Cold Process Soap Please be sure to Join our email list and receive all our latest and best tutorials daily – free! 8K+ Background image – thenerdyfarmwife.com Have you ever wanted to make your own “personalized” soap using your favorite herbs? We’ve just discovered a great tutorial! There are a few methods of making soap and this one is called “cold process” – meaning, obviously, that no heat is required. It’s important to note that soap making is not the easiest DIY recipe out there. The tutorial is really well put together and includes the essential safety tips. One of the great benefits of making your own soap is that you can use your favorite essential oils and skin oils. Here, then is the full tutorial:

Bouncing Polymer Ball Introduction Balls have been toys practically forever, but the bouncing ball is a more recent innovation. Bouncing balls were originally made of natural rubber, though now bouncing balls can be made of plastics and other polymers or even treated leather. You can use chemistry to make your own bouncing ball. Once you understand the basic technique, you can alter the recipe for the ball to see how the chemical composition affects the bounciness of the ball, as well as other characteristics. The bouncing ball in this activity is made from a polymer. Bouncing Polymer Ball Materials Here's a list of materials you need to gather to make bouncing polymer balls: Let's make bouncing polymers balls... Polymer Projects Make Gelatin PlasticMake Plastic from MilkSlime RecipesMake Plastic Sulfur Plastics and Polymers Plastics and Polymers Science ProjectsExamples of PolymersWhat Is Plastic?

Watercolor Stencil Portrait Okay kids, for leaving me all those wonderful and inspiring comments, I give you: Watercolor Stencil Portraiting - The Tutorial! Bear with me, it's almost midnight and I am exhausted, and I leave for vacation tomorrow. And I've never done a tutorial before. Hahaha. Okay. 1. 2. 2a. You should end up with something like this; 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. I didn't do a very good job. 9. 10. 11. 12. Alright, I hope that was helpful to everyone! Also, IF YOU USE THIS TUTE, POST WHAT YOU MAKE! Pallet desk DIY tutorial • 1001 Pallets This pallet desk idea is incredibly simple, space-saving, smart and economical. More information: Peculiarmee

How to Make Clothing Buttons from Shrink Plastic… This tutorial is an old one of mine that’s too good not to share again. Since posting the first time, I’ve had lots of questions about these buttons which will hopefully be answered in this revised post. Equipment Some handy notes: 1. The buttons. single hole, hole punch (like this one here). 2. 3. Okay.. lets get started! Tracing tips: You can use either coloured pencils or permanent pens. Words must be writted backwards in order to be readable. Shrinking the buttons: To shrink the buttons, you can use an oven or a heat gun (the kind used for embellishing). After the buttons have twisted and twirled, and are LYING FLAT, it’s time to take them out. Note: If the skrinking is taking too long, you may need to turn your oven up. Here’s a short little stop-motion to make sure you’ve got the gist of how easy this is! Shrink Paper {here} Circle Punch {here} Hole punch {here} Pens {here} Update: I’ve made a video to show how to shrink the buttons using a craft embellishment heat gun. Kimanh

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