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Decorate Office Supplies with Fabric

By: Diy maven Jun 17, 2008

Put a little life in your drab office supplies by covering them with fabric. Jess at About Orange gives all the details for this craft quicky. The supplies are minimal and include bits of fabric, a scissors, spray adhesive, HeatnBond (optional) and gel medium. Via.

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Geeks? Us?

By: Lilybee Jun 16, 2008

As soon as the paint was dry and the furniture was up in our baby's room my sweetie fished around in a box and retrieved these:

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They are survivors of the great parental toy cull of '84 and it means a lot to him to have them out. My problem is that they attract dust and they blow over if a gnat sneezes. I've been looking for ways to display them, this might be a bit too much:

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How To Drink Wiser, and Avoid and Cure Hangovers.

By: Chrisjob Jun 16, 2008

When enjoying a few cocktails, be smart, and don't get sick. Here's a few ideas to avoid head and tummy aches.

Drink Water. Everyone who's mature enough to have a drink should be mature enough to drink some agua along with it. Drink a glass of water before and after every drink, and gulp down a few more before bed. If you get way carried away, to the point of vomiting (another source of dehydration), drink a Pedialyte to replenish yourself.

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How To: Make a Reversable Headband.

By: Chrisjob Jun 16, 2008

If I were a girl, I'd make these by the dozens. "The Long Thread has a simple pattern for a reversable headband -- essential wear for sticky, summer days.

Here's what you'll need:


• Fabric scraps (about 18″ long)
• Elastic (about 6 inches of 1/2″ width)
• Fusible interfacing (optional, but recommended)"

Read the full tutorial here.


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10 Easy Household Time Savers.

By: Chrisjob Jun 16, 2008

Here's ten excellent ideas to cut down on major house and life-cleaning projects. I especially like the leaving the dishwasher open while cooking, provided it's not a safety hazard.

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  1. Keep the dishwasher open and fill with dirty dishes as you cook. Have a sink full of hot soapy water to hold the hand wash items so they can soak and be easily cleaned.
  2. Sort the silverware as you fill the dishwasher, each type of … Continue Reading
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Another Recycled Plastic Bottle Lamp.

By: Chrisjob Jun 16, 2008

The Howell sisters of THIS Gallery have created a unique entry into the drinkware/light category: THIS LIGHT is created from 50ish plastic beverage bottles, hardened with a fusion process that makes the lamp more durable and look, well, less like a buncha plastic beverage bottles. And if you send them three cases of plastic bottles, they'll knock a hundo off the price tag.

From Inhabitat.

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Feng shui your front hall and gain wealth!

By: Diy maven Jun 16, 2008

Domino has a quick and easy tutorial on how to feng shui your front hall, and because ‘the first thing you lay your eyes on when you enter your home relates to your money’ your front hall needs particularly good energy. (Hey, in these tough economic times, why not give it a try?) And for more feng shui info, check out this post, and this one too!

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Unique and beautiful uses for Velcro

By: Diy maven Jun 16, 2008

Although Velcro is generally thought of as a utilitarian–albeit noisy–fastener, Luis Eslava saw the hook and loop as a sort of art medium. In vibrant red, it makes a gorgeous lampshade.

In classic white, it makes one interesting room divider.


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Make a “Tipsy” Flower Pot Tower

By: Diy maven Jun 16, 2008

So cute and easy to make, this tower will add interest and verticality to any garden. Supplies are minimal and include:

A tall, sturdy rod about 66" tall.
1 - 12" round clay pot.
4 - 10" clay pots.
Potting soil.

To assemble the Tipsy Tower, first drive the metal rod into the ground; then thread the pots onto the rod, starting with the 12" pot and filling with soil as you go. Add your favorite plants and you're done! For the entire tutorial, go… Continue Reading

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10 Tips For Mastering a Messy Home.

By: Chrisjob Jun 15, 2008

I grew up in that house that never had the get-togethers or sleepovers, and I was never able to invite my backyard playmates inside. Why? Our home was enternally cluttered, and it was embarassing. Now that I get to make the rules, I keep a mostly spotless lifestyle, and these ten ideas from TipNut are useful, indeed.


   1. Regularly Junk Hunt.
   2. Create Necessary Storage Solutions.
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