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How to Make a Plastic Bottle Chandelier - for 20 Bucks

By: Diy maven Feb 15, 2008

I find this plastic bottle chandelier interesting, in an inelegant yet cheeky yet environmentally friendly kind of way. And for 20 bucks, why not give it a try?

All you need:

  • a strand of icicle-style Christmas lights with 100 bulbs
  • a leather bracelet a-la 90's rocker style (although my suggestion would be a couple of white zip ties)
  • 2 ceiling hooks, like they use for hanging plants
  • 10 1-liter plastic soda or juice bottles
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Dry-Erase Paint for your whole house!

By: Bruno Feb 14, 2008

Ok, maybe it wouldn't be a good idea for your whole house, but it'd definitely be sweet in the kitchen, a kid's room or even the bathroom.

The cool thing about this paint is that it goes on completely clear, meaning you can paint any color you like underneath it!

Anybody have hands-on experience with this stuff? Chime in and let us know how it works! 

 

 

LINK: www.dryerasemagic.com

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How to Choose the Right Glue for the Job.

By: Chrisjob Feb 14, 2008

"DIY projects come in many flavors. They all use materials and usually need some method to bond them together. That typically means a glue. Let's look at what type of glue works for what type of project."

  • Super glue
  • Contact cement
  • Carpenter's glue
  • Hide glue
  • Titebond
  • Gorilla Glue
Read about each of these products and their best uses from DIYLife. Also, check out Thistothat.com for more ideas.
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6 Tips for Quicker Grocery Shopping.

By: Chrisjob Feb 14, 2008

Everybody eats. And unless you're fortunate enough to live in a self-sustainging farming community, you've gotta go to the supermarket. Make that process go a little quicker with these six tatics.

1. Make a meal plan

2. Make a list from your plan

3. Seperate the items into their respective departments

4. Go shopping at off-peak hours

5. Choose on-sale items

6. Get physical! 

I'd also recommend organizing your list in reflection with how your… Continue Reading

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Free Wee Valentine Box Template

By: Diy maven Feb 14, 2008

Emily of Orange Beautiful has designed and made available via Daily Candy the template for this darling little Valentine box. Just download the free template on 8.5 x 11 card stock; cut it out and color in the designs. After you glue up the tabs, your ready to fill your Valentine Box with candy–or better yet, jewelry. Via Craftzine.

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The Aston Martin Couch

By: Diy maven Feb 14, 2008

Dreaming of being James Bond...or a Bond Girl? If so, this may be the couch for you. An exact replica of an Aston Martin DB6 rear end, painted in classic Silver Birch and upholstered in hot red leather. More of an art piece than a couch, this little number clocks in at just over $7,300. At that price it should come with Daniel Craig sitting on it.

Yeah, baby.

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Crochet your honey some hearts.

By: Diy maven Feb 14, 2008

Crochet Today featured these little hearts in their Jan/Feb ‘08 issue and have included the tutorial on their website. It’s a super easy project that should take all of five minutes to make, AND it’s a great way to use up those yarn leftovers! (They'd make sweet embellishments for your Valentines cards too.)

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How To Customize Conversation Hearts.

By: Chrisjob Feb 13, 2008

Of course, you'll never actually eat them, but that doesn't mean they can't say exactly what you feel. Just follow this brief how-to:

Ingredients:

  • Store-bought conversation hearts
  • Rasp-style grater (like a Microplane)
  • Rubber-stamp kit
  • Food-writing pens

1. Remove the original message by shaving away the top layer with the grater.

2. Arrange your words in your stamp, and ink them with the food-writing pens. Alternatively, create your own stamp from the… Continue Reading

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Do You Protect Your Wireless Network?

By: Chrisjob Feb 13, 2008

Our wireless network is not password protected. Ethically, I have absolutely no problem with others being able to use my network. I'm going to pay for it regardless, and I hope it can be helpful to others...sometimes, when mine is acting up, it's useful to have another option for the quick email check, or to look up the tech support phone number to get back online.

I realize that someone could take advantage of this, and use it for malicious… Continue Reading

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How to make heart marshmallows for your Valentine.

By: Diy maven Feb 13, 2008

Nothing says love like a hot cup of cocoa with one or two of these ‘Valentine’ marshmallows floating in it! The trick to making them is the tiny fondant heart cutter. I found a set of three at my local craft store for about $2.50. For the marshmallow part, go for the big ones. Before you cut the marshmallow, flatten it a bit OR cut it in half. Then, dip your cutter in a little warm water, position the heart in the center of the… Continue Reading

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