thedailywhat:

DIY of the Day: Just in time for Labor Day: Make your own curiously mini BBQ grill using an Altoids Sours tin and two metal computer fan guards.
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That is precious. One slider at a time!

thedailywhat:

DIY of the Day: Just in time for Labor Day: Make your own curiously mini BBQ grill using an Altoids Sours tin and two metal computer fan guards.

[unplggd.]

That is precious. One slider at a time!

Reblogged from thedailywhat 3 years ago | Tags: ideas

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DIY: Grandma’s Potato Beads

fromme-toyou:

Much of my childhood was filled with DIY projects with my grandma from pillows to puff paint to iron on tee shirt designs. This year in my stocking I had one of my grandma’s potato bead necklaces and while I was home a quick tutorial on how-to make these wallet friendly pieces… though I prefer the ones made by Grandma.

HOW TO:…

Wow! I can’t imagine that those dark little beads come from potatoes. Like, to the point of actual disbelief. But as we all know, I’ll try anything once. I could spare a potato to tackle this experiment.

Reblogged from annstreetstudio 3 years ago | Tags: ideas botanicals food jewelry necklace diy

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Pop quiz: what’s the difference between the jar on the left and the jar on the right?
If you answered “one has a candle in it and one doesn’t,” you’re partly correct. The full answer is, one has a candle in it, and one USED TO have a candle in it.
I’m a scented candle fiend; I’ve got five in my office at work and probably eight at home, which I rotate as the moods suit me. But part of what we’re paying for when we buy these $15-$20 goodies is not just the use of the candle, but the glasswork. These are great little containers, and it’s a waste to just throw them away when the wick’s run down.
So, PROTIP: once a jarred candle has run its course, boil a pot of water for tea. Pour yourself a cup, then use the rest of the boiling water to pour right into the jar. If you let it sit for a while, it’ll melt the wax; you can pour the whole lot out, then you can just scoop out any stubborn bits with a spoon. Wash the jar with soap and hot water, and it’s clean and sparkling and good as new. You can either use it to make another candle in (!!), or for storage; my mom swears that the 3-wick Slatkin & Co. candles from Bath and Body Works make the best containers for cotton balls and other bathroom accoutrements.
Happy recycling!

Pop quiz: what’s the difference between the jar on the left and the jar on the right?

If you answered “one has a candle in it and one doesn’t,” you’re partly correct. The full answer is, one has a candle in it, and one USED TO have a candle in it.

I’m a scented candle fiend; I’ve got five in my office at work and probably eight at home, which I rotate as the moods suit me. But part of what we’re paying for when we buy these $15-$20 goodies is not just the use of the candle, but the glasswork. These are great little containers, and it’s a waste to just throw them away when the wick’s run down.

So, PROTIP: once a jarred candle has run its course, boil a pot of water for tea. Pour yourself a cup, then use the rest of the boiling water to pour right into the jar. If you let it sit for a while, it’ll melt the wax; you can pour the whole lot out, then you can just scoop out any stubborn bits with a spoon. Wash the jar with soap and hot water, and it’s clean and sparkling and good as new. You can either use it to make another candle in (!!), or for storage; my mom swears that the 3-wick Slatkin & Co. candles from Bath and Body Works make the best containers for cotton balls and other bathroom accoutrements.

Happy recycling!

4 years ago | Tags: protip reuse repurpose glass candle ideas

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Here’s another iteration of the wine-cork trivet from CraftyNest. So! Very! Cute!

Here’s another iteration of the wine-cork trivet from CraftyNest. So! Very! Cute!

4 years ago | Tags: earth day wine cork ideas tutorial

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CRAZY IDEAS I HAVE
So this thing has been making its way around the Intarwebs; an essay bespeckled with MS Paint images, about how it’s easy to get over your grammar rage about people using the nonexistent word “alot,” as long as you imagine the “Alot” as this adorable beastie (described by the author as “a cross between a bear, a yak and a pug”).
Anyway. I’m not good at sewing, by any means, but I can’t get it out of my head how much I want a giant Alot stuffed animal. And I think, by the end of the year, I’m going to try to make one.
I mean look at him.

CRAZY IDEAS I HAVE

So this thing has been making its way around the Intarwebs; an essay bespeckled with MS Paint images, about how it’s easy to get over your grammar rage about people using the nonexistent word “alot,” as long as you imagine the “Alot” as this adorable beastie (described by the author as “a cross between a bear, a yak and a pug”).

Anyway. I’m not good at sewing, by any means, but I can’t get it out of my head how much I want a giant Alot stuffed animal. And I think, by the end of the year, I’m going to try to make one.

I mean look at him.

4 years ago | Tags: ideas plush toy

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DIY Watermelon Keg.
HOLY MOTHER OF GOD IS THIS EVER HAPPENING.
When is summer again?

DIY Watermelon Keg.

HOLY MOTHER OF GOD IS THIS EVER HAPPENING.

When is summer again?

4 years ago | Tags: ideas

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Trufax: I own this book.
Can we just note that Our Lady of Perpetual Productivity is gluing seashells to a wastebasket on the cover?
Game-changer.

Trufax: I own this book.

Can we just note that Our Lady of Perpetual Productivity is gluing seashells to a wastebasket on the cover?

Game-changer.

4 years ago | Tags: ideas

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