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Purse DIY – How to Make an LED Purse!

It’s rather disappointing that the fashion world has still not picked up on LEDs for ladies purses as it can come in handy when they are searching in the dark.  Well, no worries, here’s a great DIY that shows you how to implement LEDs in any purse.

No more fumbling for your lipstick or compact while at the club, lightyour way with this easy to make light panel for your purse or bag. The panel uses a two part magnetic switch, so when the purse is closed the light is off and when its open the light is on. Simple!

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Redneck DIY – How to Make a Duct Tape Hoodie!

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Do you have a lot of duct tape laying around your house and you need a new waterproof hoodie?  Look no further, you can make yourself one of these awesome duct-tape hoodies all from about 120 yards of duct tape!

When first worn, this jacket is kind of stiff and pretty much a plastic tube. It keeps in a LOT of heat, and is great for wearing in the cold outside! It is also 100% waterproof, and can be used as a rain jacket. The more you wear it, the more more comfortable it gets. Unlucky for me, it is still hot here in the south, even at 5:00 am when I have to go catch the bus

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Christmas DIY – How to Make Creative Christmas Wreaths!

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Couple years back I made my own creative Christmas wreath out of fans and LEDs, here’s a bunch of crafty and creative Christmas Wreath ideas for the holidays.

I really like the fact that the author re-uses and recycles materials to build her Christmas Wreaths instead of buying them:

This month I decided to tackle the common Christmas wreath. Little did I know that there

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iPhone Hack – How to Use the iPhone with a Glove!

According to this DIYer, you can sew conductive thread onto the fingertips of your gloves to allow you to use the iPhone with your gloves on.  And probably also would work on any other smartphones with touch screen.

You will have to experiment with how much conductive thread you sew on, although it won’t amount to much.

On the outside try to make the stitches pretty close so it only touches the screen in a smallish area (about 1/4″ or 6mm in diameter.)  This

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Craft DIY – How to Make an XKCD Webcomic Pillow!

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I’ve seen a ton of XKCD webcomics without myself realizing it but this popular webcomic is certainly not only for reading, you can also make one of these XKCD pillows yourself.

Although I resort to quick and easy method of ironing pieces of heat-transfer paper, for this project you will probably need to resort to some serious

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Wine Bottle DIY – How to Cut a Wine Bottle and Turn It into a Wine Bottle Into a Vase!

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Here’s an awesome DIY that shows you how to cut a wine bottle perfectly using a bottle cutter, candle, and ice so you can use it as vase.  What an incredible idea, I think these would make awesome flower vases too!

I recommend only tackling a case of bottles at a time, because it does get tir

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T-Shirt DIY – How to Make your Own T-Shirts Printing Screen!

For those of you looking to make your own T-shirts with a re-usable printing screen for multiple T-shirts, you might want to look into this great DIY that shows you how to make your own T-shirt printing screen.

I will actually be pursuing this method as I have been searching for something better than using my inkjet printer and iron-on papers, which hardly make great T-shirts. (They seemed to rub off too easily after couple washes, especially for photos.)

you can use your screen print over and over and over again. make sure to wash the ink of the screen when you are do

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Duct Tape DIY – How to Make a Duct Tape Wallet!

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I hate to repeat this over and over again whenever we have blog posts about duct tape but my college roommate has told me how duct tape can fix literally anything including airplanes.  Anyways, here’s a great, colorful duct tape wallet you can make.  I tell you, it looks pretty stylish, I might make one myself and start using it for the helluvit.

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Craft DIY – How to Make a Rose from Maple Leaf!

Remember that video on how to make a paper rose?  Well, here’s another great way to make a rose, except with maple leaves!

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Craft DIY – How to Make Pinwheel Wands!

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Looking for some way to “recycle” some of your leftover packaging?  Try learning how to make pinwheel wands, these can be great for your kids to play with or even for weddings.

Looking to incorporate something a little different for your own wedding? Why not have your guests cheer you on while waving ribbons wands and pinwheels as you both depart in your get-away car(in lieu of confetti or rice)?

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