Recycled Craft: Custom Portable Art Case I have a couple of budding artists in my house, and it seems like we have projects and materials spread all over the house. I consider this a good thing- but I still wanted to contain the supplies a bit, and in a fun way. I made this custom art suitcase out of a thrifted book. More Pallet Board & Nursery Pot Planters Tree pots from a nursery are cheap. Pallet boards are FREE. Put them together to make pretty planters for your garden this season! Ugly black planter pot from our local nursery. Needs some help!
DIY Idea: Make Your Own Portable Outdoor Kitchen You may have seen all those beautiful outdoor kitchens with a fancy counter top and powerful grills and ovens. Well, everyone would want such a thing for their home, but usually they come at a price; a high price that is. Fortunately the DIY community doesn’t let you down and provides with a lot of projects to build an outdoor kitchen by yourself. Not all will be thrilled to build a structure of stone and bricks, and some might even say the cost to such an endeavor isn’t worth the trouble. For all these people, we have the perfect solution: DIY portable kitchen made out of wood. Much easier to build and as you can see from the photos, it has all of the options of a regular outdoor kitchen. Practical Solution for Small Apartments: Hidden Bed Limited space is something more and more people are struggling with when leaving in large and crowded cities. With the trend growing from year to year, and megacities being a certainty in the future, why not plan ahead? Try to make this three-in-one piece of DIY furniture. Sofa, bed and storage unit are blend together into one simple and unique design that will give you the much needed space you crave for.
EC/TDS/PPM Meter TDS is the measuring of the amount of salts in a solution. For alot of applications the amount of salt is indicitive of the levels of other stuff in a solution. TDS/PPM meters sold for gardening and aquariums figure the amount of salt in Parts Per Million by measuring the Electrical Conductivity of the solution under test. So a PPM/TDS meter is a EC meter that converts the EC value into PPM values. There are alot of descriptions online about why and how to measure PPM/TDS or EC so google for them if you want alot more details. EC is a measure of Electrical Conductivity from two probes 1cm apart. 1 EC is = 1 microsiemens, to convert from EC to siemens multiply by 1E-6.
Collage: Explore Creative Collaging Art, Assemblage, Photomontage Arts & Crafts : Explore Creative Collage Art See also: Instructional Collage Projects Mixing art and imagination! Collage and assemblage art are compositions of various elements (such as paper, wood, fabric, feathers, leaves, and other found objects) pasted down with an adhesive glue or paint. Within this collection of collage and assemblage resources you'll find a collection of Creativity Portal's collage workshops, projects, and tutorials plus Web sites that explain the collage process and share free tips, techniques, and tutorials for your own creative collage projects. Featured Collage Projects
Before & After: A Cool Twist Beautiful, aren’t they? These wall-mounted succulent gardens exist because a.) I have an unquenchable desire to collect rusted industrial elements and b.) a friend named Vickie Perez. It’s because of the former that our deck is loaded with rusty ol’ bits and bobs from machines that stopped running ages ago … some so antiquated we’re not sure what function they served. And it’s through knowing Vickie that I was able to imagine these vintage rotary fan covers as planters. I first posted about Vickie’s amazing work turning old toys and other items into planters here, and reviewing that post inspired me to create the project.
DIY Plastic Bottle Bird House If you care about nature, you can not be impressed by the multitude of animals and birds Mother Nature has covered the Earth with. If you are careful about not polluting the environment, you will be considerate about the faith of all the creatures that inhabit it. We propose you an interesting and creative project: make cute little bird houses out of PET bottles. You won’t have a great impact on the interior design of your residence, but you will make sure birds have one in the first place. For this project to be complete, grab the following list of materials: • some plastic bottles; • a pair of sharp scissors; • paint and brush; • a string of wire;
Paper Flowers – Anyone Can Do That Japanese Kusudama, this tutorial is featured on Craftuts Anyone can do that, I assure you. The proof: I can, just take a quick look at my result below. And, believe me, I am neither meticulous nor particularly patient. I Put This in The Corners of My House and The Next Day All The Cockroaches Were Dead! It is a fact that all people find cockroaches disgusting, mostly due to the fact that they carry dangerous diseases. Even though these pests are often eliminated with the help of commercial products, they are often loaded with harmful chemicals. On the other hand, you can try a natural solution to this problem, which causes no harm, and instantly destroys cockroaches. This extermination method is completely safe and poses no health risks.
DIY Shibori (Japanese Tie-Dye) Today marks HonestlyWTF’s four year anniversary. Four years! To celebrate, we’re revisiting the very first tutorial we ever featured on the site: shibori tie dye. Lauren and I first discovered shibori after discovering an old photo on the web. The idea of recreating an ancient Japanese dyeing technique inspired us to spend an entire weekend experimenting with our favorite deep blue, indigo. DIY Paper Pyramid Gift Boxes How to Create a Family Heritage Christmas Tree Transformation of the old material – handmade bottle DIY Dog Food Station with Storage filet a provision Green…can mean more than one thing. There is green the color. And green, as in environmentally friendly. Today I am combining those two meanings into one with the: I made my reusable produce bag out of an old knit T-shirt. And then I went crazy!
Tanning, dye and processing materials & discussion Tanning Tannins are organic compounds, mostly glucosidal, which have an acid reaction and are very astringent. Their biological function is in doubt. They may be concerned with the formation of cork or pigments, or with the protection of the plant. Tannins are of economic interest because of their ability to unite with certain types of proteins, such as those in animal skins, to form a strong, flexible, resistant insoluble substance known as leather.