Zipper Lamp


Maybe not the most economical project, since you'd have to buy the zippers, but may be more so if you have a bunch of old zippers ready to be crafted into something else.  Plus it looks kinda cool.


created at: 2009-07-25

After looking at the instructions a little bit, it looks more complicated than I'd thought, but still a cool project, and I'm sure there are ways to simplify it and change it to your liking or capabilities.  I remember making a lamp with a wooden...

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How to: Make a Kickball Planter

Chris Gardner


Dude! Do you know how hard it is to find houseplant containers that aren't made of that terrible green plastic or made in pure faux-Tuscan terra cotta excessiveness? Randofo does. So he made his own hanging planter...out of a busted kickball.


A popped kickball
A razor blade
A power and some drill bits
Five thin steel cables with fasteners on the ends
A metal nut (see step 4)
A metal washer
A hanging planter...

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How To: Turn Mini-Blinds into Roman Shades.

Chris Gardner

Face it: No one ACTUALLY likes the look of mini-blinds, but many of us simply continue to let them hang cause they're there, and they do their job, and it's easier than starting over. So, check out this tutorial: Jenny from Little Green Notebook offers a how-to for turning your mini-blinds, already sized and hardware hung, to create custom Roman shades.

Simply determine how many folds you'd like, cut out all but that many of the slats, glue...

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iArtist: DIY Kits for Re-Creating Notorious Contemporary Art Pieces.

Chris Gardner

Damien Hirst's Love of God? Banksy's famous sprayed stencils? Everyone I have Ever slept with 1963-1995? Now you can make them, too!

"IARTISTLONDON is the cool new brand that enables you to make real contemporary pieces of art from the comfort of your home. All those pieces that you always wanted to have but couldn´t afford. We believe art should be for everyone. Our boxes contain all the necessary elements so you only have to...

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How to Rid Your Home of Lingering Food Smells.

Chris Gardner

Curbly has certainly featured its share of techniques to add pleasant scents to your home and person (here, here, here, here, and here), but there are those time when your home is ALREADY aroma-ed, and you'd actually rather give it the old neutralize rather than cover it up.


To that end, Apartment Therapy offers these solutions and others:

  • Simmer a pot of half vinegar and half water
  • Simmer a pot of water with lemon and orange peels
  • Leave...

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