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Recycle DIY – How to Make Your Own Homemade Recycled Paper!

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You don’t have to rely only on your local recycling company to product recycling paper, you can learn to make your own homemade recycled paper.  Plus, they can come out pretty colorful, great for your kids to draw and drool on.

handmade paper is a perfect after school project for your children…simple, a little messy & lots of fun….you can make paper out of almost anything….we made lavender & grass paper….and even cinnamon paper….here’s the 411 about making your own paper….use your imagination & enjoy….

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Craft DIY – How to Make Hand-Warming Heat Gloves!

For those of you trying to beat cold in snow, here’s how to make re-usable hand-warming heat gloves using rice as inserts that can be heated via microwave.  I can tell you from growing up in the snow in Korea during winters that hand-warming heat gloves can come in super handy on those short trips outside the house.

Place the gloves in your microwave and heat for a few seconds. Microwaves vary, so experiment with yours to see what amount of time and what power level work best. The gloves should feel warm but not hot to the touch. When you have your hands in them, the h

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Recycle DIY – How to Recycle Tin Cans as Pencil Holders using Grout and Creativity!

I really love it when people make things like this out of stuff that would go into your recycling bin, a pencil holder made using old tin cans and grout!  Brilliant!  Keep up the great work and reduce our carbon footprint!

We all use some canned foods from time to time.  And we all probably use empty cans for one purpose or another.  This instructable shows how to decorate cans to be used as organizers for pencils, pens, paint brushes, etc.  It’s a simple thing to do, and children would especially have fun making their creations.

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DESIGN – DIY Polaroid Flower Vase!

Check out this awesome design, a DIY Polaroid Flower Vase for small plants and alike. (via greenmuze)

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Re-use DIY – How to Make Recycled Wallpaper!

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I remember when I lived in South Korea for a year couple years back, there used to be a bunch of bars where the walls were pasted with DIY newspaper wallpapers.  Of course, they looks sorta nicer, it wasn’t just pasted randomly but looks “clean”.

I think this is a great way to make any room in your home “vintage”.  Even better, you might be able to make a wallpaper out of all your old photos somehow, that would be more awesome than your digital frame that’s pushing out only 1 image per second.

you can make wallpaper out of anything

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Stroller DIY – How to Make Stroller Handle for your Toddler!

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Check out this cool little DIY stroller handle you can make for your toddler so he/she can grab while you push your stroller for “the other” baby.

Btw, everyone has been telling my friend about the Maclaren Stroller recall where it has been apparently cutting toddler’s fingers off. (Recall here)

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Bag Hack – How to Make a Dance Revolution Recycled Bag!

Have a one of these dance revolution pads lying around?  Well, you can get a bit creative and make one of these bloody Dance Revolution Recycled Bags!  (Did I say bloody?  Awesome I meant really…)

I am not a sewing expert but if I were, my girlfriend would get a lot of great recycled handbags like this one.

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DIY Croc-Skin USB Flash Drive!

Here’s a rather interesting design of a USB Flash drive that involves a croc-skin craftpaper.  You can order one for $10 from the DIYer.  Very good indeed for people who might need something matching their bags.

This DIY item was done on a used 512MB SanDisk Cruzer Micro USB Flash Drive. It features a pink faux croc skin outer layer topped with a glossy finish.

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Fashion DIY – How to Make Nuts and Bolts Necklace!

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It seems like designers all over the world are implementing more brick and mortar hardware parts to their jewelry designs.  Well, here’s how to make one of those, using a vast array of nuts and bolts.  This might look actually look pretty good on you ladies.

Basically, in order to make this necklace, I purchased from the Home Depot plumbing section:

*1 pack of 3/4 x 3/4 straight couplings (5 to a pk) *2 packs of 1/2″ compression nuts (3 to a pk) *1 pack of 5/8″ compression nuts (3 to a pk)

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Photography Hack – How to Make a Flash Diffuser with Old Film Canister!

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For those of you who want to need a flash diffuser without spending a lot of money plus ability to add unlimited number of color filters to your DSLR camera, there is a simple photography hack, simply cut out an old film canister and fill it with your favorite colors for filtering!

Want to diffuse the flash and add some color to your photos at the same time? This quick and dirt-cheap trick will get you there. Take pictures in hundreds of different colors using free filters Flash diffuser that holds colored filters, and showing you how to get HUNDREDS of free gel ins

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