Roll-Out Vegetable Mat Makes Gardening a Snap.

Chris Gardner

No kidding...it even includes a set of garden markers.

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"Chris Chapman’s Roll-Out Veg Mat could be just the solution you’re searching for. The corrugated cardboard mat is sowed with four types of vegetable seeds and organic fertilizer all ready to be rolled out - all you need to do is add water and soil... Complete with fun graphics and instructions, Chapman’s design makes gardening much more approachable to budding green thumbs." A different mat...

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How To: Make a Mini-Snake for Your Bathroom Drain.

Chris Gardner

Tiny plumbing problems in the kitchen or bathroom sink may require the work of a professional, OR, you may be able to get them figured out with one of these: a handmade mini-snake for minor plumbing drama. This simple combo of some thin stainless steel wire and a pair of needlenose pliers might just de-gunk your drains, and then stores easily for future use. "Simply bend several individual wires (not strands) out in different directions from the...

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Mad Men Mania

Mod Home Ec Teacher

created at: 2009-08-13

Image: AMC

Join the hoopla and get on the Mad Men bandwagon. The set designer should consult twith Pam over at RetroRenovations since she is THE aficionado on everything genuinely MCM. She sent an email out which includes an entire list and links of ways you can get in the mood for Sunday's Mad Men premier, including how to recreate Betty Draper's knotty pine kitchen. (Didn't I just spray paint all of the knotty pine in my basement...

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Stamping with Sneakers

Diy Maven

 

created at: 2009-08-13

This ingenious idea comes to us via Craft Chi, who saw the patterned bottom of sneakers not just as evidence in a CSI episode. What those groovy designs did inspire was a stamping technique. Craft Chi chose to use the sneaker stamp method on cloth (specifically a t-shirt), but it could easily be done on paper too.

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DIY Stone Tile Lamp

Diy Maven

created at: 2009-08-13

Instructable-er ChrisN balked at those expensive marble lamps and decided to go the DIY route. The materials, not counting the adhesive cost only $13, which is a far cry from its $120 inspiration. To give one a go yourself, you'll need....

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How to: Make Homemade Scratch Tickets

Diy Maven

created at: 2009-08-12

Crafter Jenni broke the code! She figured out how to make the scratch off bit of scratch off tickets. Now, why on earth would we even want to make homemade scratchers? Jenni says they'd be a great promotional tool or even greeting cards. What's really cool is that the project requires really mundane stuff that's readily available. They include:

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