DIY Gourd Lamp - Naturally Artistic Lighting

by Grounded Dreamer

With fall upon us, gourds are soon going to be in abundance -- and with a bit of creative flare, these natural wonders lend themselves to a variety of natural decor projects.

Here's one I can't wait to try -- the gourd lamp.

 

Artistic Gourd Lamp from Tokyo Exhibit

You could do this as a standing table lamp or hang it, just depends on the hardware you have/purchase.  Then you just need a dried gourd and a dremmel tool, some acrylic paint and beads if you're real crafty...the sky is...

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20 Foods That Freeze Surprisingly Well...and 20 That Don't.

by Chris Gardner

Contents of freezer door, Flickr

The fall harvest, prolific gardens, bulk discount stores, or weekend cooking frenzies. We often find ourselves with an abundance of deliciousness, but full bellies. So what to do with long-term leftovers and extra ingredients? As it turns out, your freezer is just as suited to hold fresh ingredients and homemade dishes as commercial pizza rolls and popsicles.

DIYLife lists twenty foods that freeze perfectly, and twenty that won't fare so...

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How To: Make an Easy Circular Bookshelf for Under $6.00.

by Chris Gardner

One contractor grade cardboard tube + a bit of time = nearly instant bookshelf.

How To: Make an Easy Circular Bookshelf for Under $6.00.

From Kootoyoo: "I had originally purchased only 1 tube to make a toy box for the smallest...it kicked around the floor of the craft room for a while & I'd done nothing with it.All the while I'd been enjoying posts from this tumblr.
http://bookshelves.tumblr.com/


...then I got to thinking how they'd be wonderful as a bookshelf & that's what I've done. I've left the...

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Make Your Own Chalkboard Paint.

by Chris Gardner

Historically, they were called blackboards, and then sometime in the mid-20th century, they became green, and thus chalkboards. Now, you can turn anything chalkable, but are mostly limited to the original black.

Make Your Own Chalkboard Paint.

Until now.

"The Craft at Home blog has a recipe that makes any acrylic paint of your preference chalk-friendly, though darker colors are still more effective as an actual writing surface. That recipe requires powdered tile grout and...

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Magic Wand Remote

by DIY Maven

Kymera Magic Wand Universal TV Remote
This wand can perform 13 magic functions on 'almost any device that can be remote controlled.' (So, no, it doesn't work on humans.) Flick it, rotate it clockwise or counter clockwise to do all sorts of things like change channels and manipulate volume.

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