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How To Make a Hand Drawn Repeated Pattern.

By: Chrisjob May 15, 2008

Julia Rothman shares ideas for making a tile-able design, even out of quite complex drawing with lions and vines!

First, draw your pattern on the middle of the page. Then cut the drawing in half, and tape the blank sides together. Repeat by cutting in half horizontally, and then tape. Fill in the open space with art, and you're on your way.

Awesome, awesome, awesome. This is the stuff that makes me drool.

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How To Clean an Aquarium.

By: Chrisjob May 15, 2008


Curbly's featured some incredible fish tanks over the last year - here, here, and here - but one has to keep it sparkly to ensure its continued awesomeness. HowToCleanThings offers a natural way to keep your aquarium spotless. Just remember, as they say, "water+electricity = death". Siphon on!


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Pimp My (Toddler's) Ride.

By: Chrisjob May 15, 2008

Hemi Housewife wasn't quite satisfied with the baby blue and orange of her son's Little Tykes cruiser, so she spiced it up. Twice.

Then, check out the other models, particularly this Hawaiian coupe.

Via Crafty Crafty.


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Shredded Paper Furniture

By: Diy maven May 14, 2008

Jens Praet takes shredded paper, mixes it with resin and then compresses the fusion into molds and pops out furniture, which he describes as useful objects with ‘a new dignity.’

One Day Paper Waste - Table, made of shredded confidential documents, resin, hardened glass plate.

One Day Paper Waste - Cabinet, made of shredded confidential documents, resin and aluminum handles.

Shredded Paper Storage, made of… Continue Reading

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How to Make Vista Look Like XP and Vice Versa.

By: Diy maven May 14, 2008

I, for one, have not made the switch from XP to Vista, nor do I plan to. But I do have to admit, there are some cool features of Vista that I wouldn’t mind having. Adam Pash over at Lifehacker has an excellent article that describes how you can incorporate some of Vista’s best attributes into XP including a better Explorer, the Snipping Tool (for screen shots) and Flip 3D, just to name a few.

But let’s say you’ve… Continue Reading

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How to Get into the Habit of Making Your Bed!

By: Diy maven May 14, 2008

Did you ever wonder why your mom or mom equivalent harassed you into making your bed every day? One reason was probably because it made him/her feel better about the state of your room. If you’re like me and make your bed every morning, you know what I’m talking about. If you don’t, you night want to try Apartment Therapy’s 8 tricks to help you get in the habit of fixing your bed.

  1. Simplify your bedding.
  2. Use… Continue Reading
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Linoleum Remnant Kitchen Floor.

By: Chrisjob May 14, 2008

From the Diary of a Vermont Eco Builder:

"In keeping with our eco design model, and just for the sheer fun of it, we’ve decided that the kitchen floor will be made up from all the leftover pieces of Marmoleum we’ve saved so far."

They took stock of their collection, designed a pleasing layout on the computer, and after a proper subfloor, had the pieces installed. Fantastic.

Via Materialicious.

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Make a DIY Plastic Bag Dryer.

By: Chrisjob May 14, 2008

Okay, so I wasn't yet hip to this phenomenon: spindle-y contraptions allowing one to invert plastic bags (presumably of the ziptop variety) to help dry them after a wash for reuse. Like a dish strainer or a clothesline for sandwhich baggies.

Of course, that $20 price tag always hits where it hurts, especially when it's clear that the materials all came from the unfinished wood section at the craftstore. (the little vase gives it away). So,… Continue Reading

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Hubcap Creatures.

By: Chrisjob May 14, 2008

Ultimate art-recycling: hubcap creatures by Ptolemy




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DIY: Ottoman Tear Repair

By: Modhomeecteacher May 13, 2008

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Folks, this project is not for the squeamish. It's real life.  A few spots, tears, chunks out of furniture you just aren't ready to chuck.   My friend pleaded with me to do a repair job on this tired ottoman that has a giant tear, nay, RIP, right down the middle of the top.  It's a long story about the owner, her 6'9" football playing son, the reason they need a quick fix and so on.  But the long and… Continue Reading

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