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DIY Keyboard Thumbtacks.

By: Chrisjob Nov 08, 2008

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Instructable-r NoahW has got it right: "keyboard keys + push pins = awesome keyboard thumb tacks!"

Just grab an old QWERTY keyboard (on sale en masse at your local thrift store) and cut away the excess plastic, then drill out a cozy space for your pushpin, and hot glue it in.

Check out the full how-to here.

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Paper Engineering.

By: Chrisjob Nov 08, 2008

I just can't get enough of this stuff...

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Via.

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Curbly Recession Busters: 6 (Cheap) Bathroom Quick Fixes

By: Lilybee Nov 07, 2008

In this economic climate a remodel might be out of the question (even if fresh tiles a la ModHomeEc aren't) but here are 6 cheap things you can do to give your bathroom a little oomph.

Clean - We're talking REALLY clean, scrub-the-weird-space-behind-the-loo-clean, wall-to-wall floor-to-ceiling clean. Because shiny is better. Diy Maven has great tips for cleaning on the cheap.

Fix - Don't let chips in your sink or bath stare at you in aContinue Reading

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How to Clean Area Rugs with Snow!

By: Diy maven Nov 07, 2008

If you live in a place that will have a surplus of snow within the next few months--like I do--you just might want to try this old time method of cleaning area rugs. Apparently, it works for wool, cotton and polyester rugs. Note: You'll want to use DRY snow for this procedure, not the soggy stuff.

  1. First, if you can, vacuum the front and back of your rug, or gently shake it out.
  2. Take your rug outside in a protected area and let itContinue Reading
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A Modern White House

By: Diy maven Nov 07, 2008

Check out this gallery spotted at blueantstudio.com. The dwelling is tagged 'Villa F', a single family house located in Stockholm Nasbypark by RB Arkitekture.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Snowmen Bush Covers

By: Diy maven Nov 07, 2008

Winterburn, according to chicagobotanic.org, 'is a cultural condition that affects plants that do not lose their leaves over the winter. Leaves turn yellow and then brown in response to specific weather conditions. Leaves do not actually burn but rather dry up.' Those 'specific weather conditions' include mild winter temperatures, sunshine and winds.Winterburn prevention includes watering evergreens up until the ground freezes and wrappingContinue Reading

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Paperwork. Sorted.

By: Lilybee Nov 07, 2008

I have a complicated relationship with paperwork, and by 'complicated' I mean I hate it with a fiery passion and am just as likely to throw away all-import bits of paper in a rage as I am keep then. Which can make for complications when it comes to things like taxes and immunisation records and rental agreements and... well you get the picture.

Enter All Buttoned Up and their series of (dot)doc's. What you do isContinue Reading

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How To: Make Recycled Inside Out Pillows

By: Modhomeecteacher Nov 06, 2008

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My Recycled Inside Out Throw Pillow ensemble are handily made out of shirts, jackets or skirts that either button up the front or have a long zipper closure.  The beauty of this is that there's no need to handstitch a pillow closed or insert a zipper or add buttons or buttonholes.  Look for modern patterns and stylish color combinations while shopping for "vintage" and I mean CHEAP used apparel that you can easily transform.  

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How To: Pillow Form Workshop

By: Modhomeecteacher Nov 06, 2008

created on: 11/06/08

Making the perfect pillow form is like buying the right bra; it determines if your handmade, custom pillow looks professional and smooth or wrinkly and tacky.  The right measurements and the even distribution of filling are the hallmarks of fabulous throw pillows.  Pillow forms can be cut out of almost any fabric.  Keep the fabric plain and preferably a light color.  Inexpensive muslin always works well.

Your pillow form should be madeContinue Reading

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How To: Make a Crafty Camera Strap.

By: Chrisjob Nov 06, 2008

That black and yellow Nikon strap that my wife insists must stay attached to our DSLR is the most uninspiring, and perhaps downright embarassing, photo ecoutrement I can imagine.

Now THIS, on the other hand, makes me want to shoot the entire world.

Materials

  • Fabric of your choice
  • Some paper
  • A pen
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine and thread

Simply use your old strap to make a pattern, cut and sew, and slipContinue Reading

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