Make a Flock of Chicken Eggs

by DIY Maven

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I don't know if this chicken family finally solves the 'what came first, the chicken or the egg' conundrum or if it makes if more tricky. What I do know is they're darling! Made of hard boiled eggs, Mrs. Hen and her chicks would be popular guests at your springtime get-togethers. If you'd like to make a flock

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Blow Some Colored Bubbles!

by Chris Gardner

You can use your command of chemistry to make colored bubbles.
Dude, who knew? Apparently, by adding some accessible chemical compounds and indicator to a basic bubble solution (1/2 cup liquid dishwater detergent, 4 tablespoons glycerin, and 4-1/2 cups water) you can create nearly opaque chromaorbs from your bubble wand.

From About.com Chemistry: "Add the sodium hydroxide and indicator to the bubble solution. You want enough indicator so that the bubbles will be deeply colored. For each liter of bubble...

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Alternative Easter Craft: Cascarones.

by Chris Gardner

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I enjoy dying easter eggs (really, I do...), but I don't have a use for ALL those hard boiled eggs that come out of the project. I do, however, have plenty of use for breaking things over my friends' heads and making big confetti messes, so this year, I'm making cascarones- a Mexican tradition of decorative eggs that are hollowed (blown) and filled with confetti, which are subsequently broken over others' heads. Sound awesome? You're right.

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How to Fold a Basket of Origami Tulips

by DIY Maven

How to Fold a Basket of Origami Tulips

Tulips announce spring and there's no better way to celebrate the season than by making a basket of origami tulips. Joost Langeveld is our instructor for this easy fold as demonstrated in the video below. If you're an origami fan--or even if you're not--I'd encourage you to check out all of Joost's flower videos. With them you'll learn how to fold amaryllis, tiger lilies, petunias, sunflowers, snowdrops, hyacinths, foxglove, daffodils and...

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DIY Flower Garlands.

by Chris Gardner

Amanda from Readymade, finding inspriration in The Darjeeling Limited, sought to bring a little springtime fun to her abode with some DIY flower garlands.

DIY Flower Garlands.

"Though the number of flowers you’ll need depends on how long you want your garlands to be, gather up at least a couple dozen blooms, as well as a needle and thread. Carnations are a good choice because they’re sturdy (and affordable!), but any locally available, not-too-delicate flowers...

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How To Start Seedlings in Egg Cartons.

by Chris Gardner

Paper egg cups make the perfect container for starting seeds and growing transplants.

How To Start Seedlings in Egg Cartons.

Simply cut off the top half/the lid of the cartons, and fill each cup with potting soil. Place them on a sheet pan filled with water, and the set the pan in the sunshine or under grow lights. When the seedlings are ready for the garden, just cut the cartons into indiividual cups, and place the whole things in the soil. The cartons will dissolve, just like...

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Make a Five Minute Greenhouse.

by Chris Gardner

 

Give your seeds a little head start with this easy greenhouse on the fly.

Make a Five Minute Greenhouse.

Materials:

  • Wooden spoon
  • Chopstick
  • Electric Drlll and 1/4" bit
  • Seeds
  • Seed-starting pots
  • Loose soil
  • Clear plastic container

1.) Drill holes into your plastic container for ventilation.

2.) Fill your pots with seed starting mix, and poke divets with the chopstick. Then, add your seeds.

Read the full how-to from Modish.

 

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Build a Raised Garden Bed via Readymade Videos

by Chris Gardner

Don't sleep on Readymade Magazine's new online videos. (Sleep...garden bed...get it?)

The first installment is from Andrian Van Allen, whom writes the excellently informative (but questionably named) "Martha Lives" column towards the end of the magazine. She details creating a raised garden bed from readily availiable dimensional lumber, and with a few easy cuts, spring will come to your home in no time. (Well, as soon as the weather cooperates.)

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How to Fold a Paper Rabbit

by DIY Maven

How to Fold a Paper Rabbit

Tomorrow is Easter Sunday, or it’s just another Sunday in spring, depending on your point of view. Either way, how about celebrating the day with a few rabbits? They make cute decorations and great place cards. On the origami folding scale, this is an easy one.

Props

One square sheet of paper. A piece of copy paper cut down to 8.5" by 8.5" works perfectly. They also look great done in tye dyed paper too!

Scissors

Procedure

Fold and unfold as shown...

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"Thing Spring" Finalists - Vote Here!

by Bruno Bornsztein

Curbly's all about democracy, so here's your chance to participate (and be a good citizen). Below are the entrants for our Think Spring giveaway. Leave a comment on this post saying which one you think most deserves to win a $100 gift certificate from Amazon.com.

Living Room Makeover by DIYDreamer

"Thing Spring" Finalists - Vote Here!
On the pink wall I'm going to hang a yellow buddhist monk robe on a curtain rod. I have a red sixties set of sofas and I'm going to arrange them in a...

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