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Spider lamp from FORSÅ. Materials: 8 FORSÅ table lamp, 1 BLANDA BLANK Serving bowl d = 20 cm, 1 BLANDA BLANK Serving Bowl, d = 8 cm Description: This is not a usual home made Ikea hack. As a designer I wanted the product look professional, so I turned to locksmiths to put the parts together and have them painted. I bought 8 Ikea FORSÅ table lamp, and only used the arms and the heads. A custom-made cylinder is holding them and a Blanda Blank Serving Bowl (20 cm, painted black) is hiding the wires.

A black hollow shaft is connecting the lamp to the ceiling, the cover at the end is also a Blanda Blank, but the smallest one. See more of the Forsa Spiderlamp . DIY Project: Restoration Hardware Inspired Shelves. Boy, did you guys ever love our Restoration Hardware inspired shelves!!!

DIY Project: Restoration Hardware Inspired Shelves

Now we’re going to show you how we made them. UPDATE: See the original reveal here and how we updated them with industrial style lighting from Ikea here and where we’re using them in our NEW HOUSE here. And if you’d like to know how to make wood look old (like we do on the shelves) in just 3 steps click here. Thank you so much for all your sweet compliments, by the way! I have to say writing this particular DIY was a little tricky. Humble Abode. 31 Insanely Easy And Clever DIY Projects. Do It Yourself f a v e s. DIY Jewlery/Crafts. A garden swing-a. Practical to Impossible: 50 DIY Projects, Designs & Ideas. For a little summer fun, you could use IKEA-style plans to construct your own time-and-space-ship or turning your computer cables into wall art.

Practical to Impossible: 50 DIY Projects, Designs & Ideas

Alternatively, you might turn your pursuits to something a tad more practical, like creating an instant laptop case from an old hooded sweatshirt or making old books into new planters. Click the image links below for more pictures of and information on each design or idea: Either way, there is sure to be something in this collection of fifty do-it-yourself projects, ideas and concepts to tickle your fancy. And if you don’t find what you are looking for in the 50 expandable thumbnails above, be sure to check out the DIY Category on Dornob for other, new and different projects. Some of these project concepts come with pragmatic plans and material lists, while others are intended to spark your imagination.

Things i dig / diy. Diy best of: rope projects. Rope is one of our current obsessions, but it’s also one of those items that will never leave my love list.

diy best of: rope projects

It’s just a fantastic material, one of humanity’s greatest inventions. Rope owes all of its strength, durability and beauty to its structure. One simple knot can look as beautiful and graceful as many intricate layers of knots. I know I’m beginning to sound exactly like Portlandia‘s Jeff Goldblum, with his artisanal knot store, but I have a sincere love for and fascination with the beauty of rope, no matter how much of a hipster parody that might make me. We’ll be bringing you more rope and knot-related projects in the coming weeks, but first, I wanted to share some of our best DIY projects from the archives featuring rope, twine, knotting, knitting and the like.

Image above: Derek and Lauren’s sailor’s knot trivet, which could double as wall decor, is fashioned out of a colorful patterned climber’s rope. Read the full post after the jump . . . 10 Anthropologie Inspired DIY Projects {free patterns. How to bind your own Hardback Book. The art of book binding is an ancient craft, but actually it is not very difficult to do and with almost no practice you can get really awesome results.

How to bind your own Hardback Book

If you are on the lookout for fun craft projects or quick ways of making nice presents and gifts, then this could be the project for you. I know that there are other Instructables on the art of book binding but this project is meant to be a simple quick project that will give a very acceptable finish, and a book that looks like it has been professionally made, yet without the need for any special equipment. All you will need is: Some paper Minimum really is about 32 A4 or US Letter sized sheets, to make a half A4 (half US Letter sized book), although smaller books can be made as can ones with more pages. You can use tracing paper, thick or thin paper and of course colored or even preprinted or written on paper.

Some stiff cardboard or corrugated (fluted) cardboard Some fabric or leather Any old stuff will do for the cover. Design Idea & Image Galleries on Dornob. Railroad Spike Oyster Knives. Homemade DIY Projects & Tips by Cameron: Tutorials to make your own Awesome. Stuff I Would Make. DIY. DIY Design Community « Keywords: DIY, Craft, Inspiration, Mason Jars. As Chris mentioned a few weeks ago, mason jars have exploded (again?)

DIY Design Community « Keywords: DIY, Craft, Inspiration, Mason Jars

Onto the craft and DIY scenes. The Zen of Making. DIY and Tutorials. D.I.Y. DIY Chindi Reindeer. The moment I spotted these colorfully wrapped reindeer and moose at Anthropologie last December, I knew I had to DIY it for HonestlyWTF this holiday season.

DIY Chindi Reindeer

Created in the style of vibrant Chindi rugs from Jaipur, India, these wrapped reindeer are incredibly fun to make, are a clever way to repurpose old t-shirts, and make fabulous gifts! You’ll need:paper mache reindeer or any other animal1 yard total of various colors of cotton or wool jersey2 small brown pom pomshot glue gunlots of glue sticksscissorsjingle bells (optional)string (optional) Start by cutting the fabric, along the width, into 1″ strips. For a medium sized paper mache object, 26-30 strips should suffice. Pull at both ends of each strip of jersey. Beginning in the middle of the torso will serve as the guideline.

Continue twisting, glueing, and wrapping. As the rope begins to runs out, tie a knot at the end. Keep wrapping and again, follow the contours of the reindeer. I Could Make That. Bright Ideas. 80 How-To Sites Worth Bookmarking - StumbleUpon. Top Bloggers Favorite DIY Projects.