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Laptop DIY – How to Make a Newspaper Laptop Sleeve!

Remember I wrote a short blog post on the newspaper laptop sleeve couple weeks ago?  Well user shesparticular has pointed out her step-by-step instructions on how to make this newspaper laptop sleeve using transfer paper, iron, and some sewing.  Brilliant!

I make T-shirts myself too and the only thing I would need to learn is “how to sew”.  Well,  I will get to that eventually or maybe I will ou

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Bag DIY – How to Make a Duct-Tape Tote Bag!

Believe it or not, someone has figured out how to make a nice looking tote bag with duct tape, this is more impressive than the wallet made from duct tape for sheezy.

My truly redneck friend, also my best friend, has told me that you can pretty much fix *anything* with duct tape and over the years, I have realized more and more it’s true, you can also *make* anything with duct tape, including a nice tote bag that needs no sewing.

This isn’t your typical luxury bag but heck, we figured this could be great

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Domo DIY – How to Make a Domo Digital Photo Frame!

Here’s a cool DIY on how to turn your Domo into a digital photo frame.  I have to say this could be applied to anything else such as teddy bears and alike, plus it would make a perfect gift for your friends and family.

Turn a small Domo plushie into a photo frame in a few easy steps, using a few common craft skills. No sewing or electronics required.

via instructables

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Hat DIY – How to keep your head warm

It’s cold. I’m cold. What should I do? How about make a crazy hat! Instructables user rachel has come up with this silly hat that only takes about 20 minutes to make. How superb!

It’s just so easy, anyone could do it. I might try myslef. Here’s waht you’ll need to get started:

    3 pieces of warm stretchy fabric in contrasting colors. You only need a couple square feet of each; the pieces shown could have made 3 or 4 hats like this tape measure (or string, in a pinch) scissors

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Livingroom DIY – How to Make a Cool Pillow with Custom Trim!

If you need some ideas for DIY pillows, here’s a really cool DIY that shows you how to make a cool pillow with custom trim!

If you want to give an old pillow of yours a makeover then we have just the right post for you. At Instructables, there is a post on how to make a pillow with corded trim and you can read the entire thing here.

Some excerpts: step 1 Getting your fabric ready Lay out your material and cut the size pillow you would like. For example

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DIY Auto Hack – How To Make Your Own Natural Car Air Freshener!

Here’s a cool way you can make your car smell better while not having to spend more money.

It’s a DIY on how to make your own natural car air freshener out of old clothing and smelly perfumes you have.

Great idea, isn’t it?  At times like this where U.S. economy is failing miserably (probably mostly due to miserable failure), we need to save every dollar we can or at least learn to re-use or re-make.

First you need some old fabric. Think about the

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