The colander. It drains liquid away from solid stuff you don't want soggy, and, well, not much else.
Except, apparently, it does! DIYLife has assembled ten clever uses for this seemingly at-first-glance multi-tasker.
1. Grease splatter reducer.
2. Warm a serving bowl.
3. Berry storage.
4. Bathtub toy scoop.
5. Play accessory.
6. Craft template.
7. Bug tent.
8. Wind chime.
9. Lamp shade.
10. Holiday display.
I know this is weird, but when I was a kid, I longed to break my ankle or a foot so I could walk around on crutches. I know, I know, but the kids always got to leave class early, and everyone did all these nice things like carry their lunch tray....
Had I broken something, and were there a pair of 12-year-old crutches in my parents' basment, I'd probably make one of these: an easel. And even though I don't have a pair, the technique… Continue Reading
The repeated circular pattern with the inconsistencies of air makes bubble wrap a fascinating stamp for inking and printing. DaisyYellow has a great tutorial here.
(Honestly, I find the photo of the material as attractive as the results.)
I have a squillion magazine and no coasters. Fidgety Fingers has a solution!
Their coasters require nothing but some magazines that you're prepared to sacrifice, opposable thumbs and a little up-cycling wiliness.
You may even have your own little collection of interesting little containers in the form of left-over little boxes of candy from Halloween. What can you do with all… Continue Reading
Nutritionists will continue to tout olive oil for its high content of healthful, monounsaturated fats, like oleic acid, and polyphenols. The fruit oil practically propelled the entire Western world in antiquity, and is mentioned in nearly every sacred text this side of the Tigris and Euphrates.… Continue Reading