Picture Perfect Glass Etching with PnP Blue Transfer Film

by DIY Maven

Picture Perfect Glass Etching with PnP Blue Transfer Film

If you're like me and are unfamiliar PnP Blue Transfer Film, it's basically an acid resist used when etching metal. It's sold in 8 1/2" x 11" sheets that can be put into your laser printer. This remarkable feat lets you photocopy ANY IMAGE onto the sheets thereby producing very detailed images. You then apply the sheets to your surface and etch away. But that's not where the coolness ends! Etsy contributor daniellexo decided to use PhP to etch glass, and it worked marvelously. Take a look:

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How to make reused glass frames.

by DIY Maven

How to make reused glass frames.

Shannon Quimby was ruminating over some windowpanes leftover from a French door and came up with this slick framing project, the cost of which set her back about a dollar.

What you'll need:

  • Two pieces of leftover glass--either from an old French door, windowpane or even from unloved picture frames.
  • 4 heavy-duty rubber bands (!)
  • Something to frame.
  • Epoxy glue.
  • An eyelet picture frame hook.

The proceedure is so simple, you can...

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Recycling Glass into Tile

by DIY Maven

Recycling Glass into Tile

Bedrock Industries handcrafts tile out of 100% recycled glass, which they acquire through ‘community-based programs including a bottle drive’ preventing hundreds of tons of glass from finding its way into a landfill. To read more about this progressive company and to buy their products–they make cool gift and garden items as well–visit their website.

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How to Drill Through Granite, Stone, Cement, Glass...etc.

by DIY Maven

 

Recently my buddy Don was presented with a conundrum. A friend of his needed to drill seven 1/4" holes through 1 ½" thick granite. His friend had burned up 3 masonry bits trying to get the job done before he gave up. Don then reached into his bag of tricks and pulled out a whopper.

To perform this feat-of-nearly-magic, you’ll need:

A plastic cap that’s at least 3/4" deep. (Those from a medicine bottle work particularly well.)
Oil to act as a...

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How To: Handmade Terrariums for Everyone.

by Chris Gardner

Though you can actually beginning planting outside this week, it's still fun to have a little green growth inside. The terrarium is the perfect micro-world, adorable and endlessly customizable. And Jena and Renee from Modish has figured out the trick: using plants with the some moisture requirements.

How To: Handmade Terrariums for Everyone.

1. Gather a clean jar.

2. The many aspects of wet.

3. Arrange your plants.

4. Don't kill your plants.

5. Enjoy

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Recycled Glass Mosaic Tile.

by Chris Gardner

Architecture and design blog Materialicious points out these amazing recycled glass tiles:

"Trendgroup USA announces the launch the new handmade transparent glass tile collection, Liberty. It was designed by the Italian mosaicist Giulio Candussio and contains a minimum 25% post consumer recycled glass. It is available in 12 colorways for around $45 psf. Soon to be available at retailers everywhere, you can already get it at Stone Source (see more...

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SEW Versatile

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

When you're at an auction, estate sale, consignment shop or a favorite vintage furniture store, don't pass over a sewing machine table with a giant rectangular hole in the top.  All you have to do is get a piece of dark glass cut to fit on the top and you might just be lucky enough to have yourself a small-ish, but functional desk with plenty of drawers and nice lines if you find one that was made in the 1960's.  Check out the two identical...

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