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20 Amazing DIY Beach Décor Projects That Give Your Outdoors A Coastal Feel

The beach is my favorite place to visit. My dream is to one day live on the coast and enjoy that beauty year round. Until then however, I try to make do with what I have, which is what has led me to this latest post. I wanted to add some beach themed décor to [...]

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38 Genius Pool Hacks to Transform Your Backyard Into Your Own Private Paradise

Ever think about putting a pool in your backyard? It was something that my husband and I wanted to do for years. And don’t even get me started on the kids. If they so much as overheard us talking about it, they went crazy every time. And of course it was always a major letdown [...]

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60 Best Disney Crafts For Kids That Will Keep Them Busy All Year Long

Disney is and has for years been a kid favorite. Whether we’re talking about the channel, movies, or any of the amazing theme parks, kids will instantly get excited when they hear the word Disney. Kids also get excited when they do crafts, so I thought I would share something with you that will double [...]

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25 Fun And Easy Crochet Patterns For Your Cat

Do you have cats? I do and I love them – so much that I always look for ways to improve their lives. This is why I am so excited to bring you my latest crochet pattern collection. I’ve found 25 fun and easy patterns that will let you crochet so many wonderful things for [...]

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12 Relaxing And Inexpensive Hot Tubs You Can DIY In A Weekend

Have you ever sat in a hot tub at the end of a really long day and just let the stress and anxiety melt away? Hot tubs are such a wonderful thing to have. I have a favorite place in the mountains that I love to stay in the winter, mostly because it has the [...]

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10 Awesome DIY Barbecue Grills To Fill Your Backyard With Fun This Summer

Summer is nearly here and you know what that means – it’s time to think about grilling! I love cooking outdoors. Not only does it seem like a healthier option than frying foods indoors, it’s just so relaxing to cook outside. If you love outdoor grilling in the summer, then you must have a grill, [...]

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24 Practical DIY Storage Ideas To Organize Your Lawn And Garden

One of my favorite things is spending time outdoors – when the weather permits, that is. Recently, I started thinking about how I could spruce up my outdoor living spaces and give myself a bit more organization and space outside. I looked around and found 24 of the most amazing DIY storage ideas that will [...]

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This Honey Sriracha Chicken Will Be The Hit Of Your Next Party

Do you love wings? Do you also tend to plan parties at your house and need a great wing recipe? If so, I have just the recipe for you. This honey sriracha chicken is a great twist on traditional buffalo wings. It’s super easy to make and so delicious! If you plan parties quite often, [...]

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10 Easy DIY Garden Wishing Wells You Can Make Today – With Free Plans!

When I was growing up, we had the most adorable little wishing well in our front yard. I have always loved those things and of course, the one from my childhood is long gone. I recently began thinking about adding a wishing well to my flower garden. I want something that is going to draw [...]

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26 DIY Swings That Turn Your Backyard Into A Playground

Swing sets are a wonderful thing for kids, especially in the spring and summer when they can actually play on them. My kids were so upset when we moved recently – far away from their favorite park. So, instead of driving them to the park this summer – which is an all day trip now [...]

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Geometric Bottle Opener

I recently took a trip to rockler to pick up some pen blanks and I found a pack of bottle opener inserts. I thought I could use them in a fun little project. So I made a faceted bottle opener. What I like about this is it looks nice to sit on a table or desk but it has a hidden purpose of being a bo...
By: stillash

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Pocket Accessories Holder

Hello there,today i am presenting to you a pocket size accessories holder with an overall dimensions of (66 x 64.5 x 20mm) that can accomodate and support diferent things that can fit in its small space.Made entirely from a 3d printer with a PLA white filament.Currently my design can function as a ...
By: johrek

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SAKE COFFEE (without water & non-alc)

Since I have made a unique coffee dripper and sake vessels from 0.1 wood shavings on my Instractables, I came up with an idea. “What if I make coffee not with water but with sake?” The reason why I came to the idea is I took a cue from a Japanese method of cooking called “nikiri”, which means burnin...
By: Hairbrush Inventor

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Transform Broken Measuring Tape to Coin Purse

My parents never threw away anything, including this broken tape measure I found with my Dad's tools. I decided to find a way to use the parts of the tape that weren't broken, and discovered that 2 pieces from a metal measuring tape make a great bag closure. This closure works best on a small bag ...
By: YukonJulie

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Water Purifying Solar Distillery

Are you in need of some clean water but don't have the resources for filters and other fancy water purifiers? This is a tutorial that will take you step by step with easy to follow instructions on how to build your very own solar distillery made from easy to find materials. It's capable of producin...
By: New Water

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AstroTracker - a Barn Door Star Tracker

Everyone can do astrophotography as long as you have a camera. Just pop it on a tripod, let the lens stay open for as long as possible and BAM! Beautiful stars, clusters and nebulas. But what is that? Are there streaks on the film instead of pinpoint stars? Fear not, for you need no longer reduce th...
By: Protriton

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Whisker Sensory Extension Wearable

This project, like my previous Ultrasonic Sensory Extension Wearable, was designed/created for multiple purposes, a couple of which being: wearable-assisted (See Figure 1) pet care and empathy research and application (specific to animals with vibrissae, see Figure 2) as well as basic sensory augmen...
By: metaterra

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Lamp: Upcycled Corrugated and Plastic Bags

With Earth Day right around the corner I wanted to find a way to use the waste that is ordinarily found throughout a home and turn it into something functional. I had just finished learning how to melt and form plastic when I stumbled across this lamp design (it’s not my own, I saw it online). This ...
By: brownewepr

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Pocket Kalimba With Bobby Pins, Corner Braces, and Magnets

I have made a few different kalimbas. Some from kits, some from Instructables, and some of my own ideas. I always have ideas running around in my head. One of these ideas was sparked when I was in the local hardware store and came across some tiny corner braces. That gave me the idea to sandwich...
By: CHARLESCRANFORD

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Active Air Filter (HEPA 13 Filter and Active Carbon Pellets)

I initially made this filter to remove the toxic volatile organic compounds and fine particles generated by my 3D printer. It can be, of course, used for other purposes, like filtering the air of a room; just keep in mind it is designed to continuously filter air, not to clean heavy fumes at once.Th...
By: Deep silence

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Aragoscope: Scrap Hard Disc As a Prototype Space Telescope

Few people have ever heard of an Aragoscope, and it is a concept that sounds bonkers...Take the lens off your camera so you just have the bare sensor. Then stick a disc between you and the object you want to image so it is pretty much the only thing that is not in direct line of sight of the sensor....
By: jellmeister

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Clothespin Earbud Holder

In this Instructable I will show you how to make a pocket sized earbud holder out of clothespins. Materials You will need: Two Clothespins Glue (I used hot glue, some of the commenters recommended wood glue)Optional: Markers or Paper (For Decorating) Gluing Glue the clothespins toget...
By: LuLusWorld

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3D Printing: Make Water Tight and Air Tight Containers

Air tight and water tight containers such as cups, canisters, or tanks can now be 3D printed using standard filament 3D printers. This makes it possible to make 3D prints that hold water or float. Air pressure tanks, boats, submersibles, pontoons, and food safe containers can be made. lab-ware such ...
By: mikey77

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Healthy Gluten-Free Banana Pancakes

I'm a new mom, so I'm dealing with some of the common motherhood issues. Trying to keep my family happy and healthy, and trying to lose some of the weight I gained during my pregnancy. This yummy pancake recipe is low in calories and fat, and high in nutrients. Here's the deal: You take out the whea...
By: peachandlilac

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DIY Arduino Wordclock

My version of a word clock will not feature a 12×12 LED-Matrix display. Instead it’s made with LED strips and only the significant words on the clock can light up. With this method you can’t display custom messages, but the whole build won’t cost you as much either.This instructable is an almost exa...
By: officialnerdhut

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6 Easy Steps to Make Drawers

In this Instructable I'll show you how to make drawers in 6 easy steps.Be sure to watch the video above which shows the process and a bonus clip on an alternate drawer bottom for larger drawers. And if you like it please subscribe to my YouTube channel!You can also see a more detailed blog post at:...
By: fixthisbuildthat

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Model Rocket Engine Thrust Measurement Stand

In a previous Instructable, I shared my experience of building a small hybrid engine. While that hybrid seemed to work effectively on a static sawhorse, my haphazard tests had no way of measuring its thrust accurately. While math can be used to estimate the thrust, I'm not sure I trust my back-of-...
By: LabRatMatt

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Flower Mandala Lamp

ResumeThe idea is to create a flower mandala style ceiling lamp in plywood using some CAD software and a laser cutter.Steps:1º Bill of Materials2º Concept art idea and Designing3º Cutting4º Assembly5º Final thoughts Bill of Materials 1.1 WoodFor all pieces I've used plywood 5mm, the color is up t...
By: PMMPINDY

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Giant Steel Ball Sculpture

Rotating magnetic sculpture made out of decorative hollow steel spheres and magnets Deriving the Geometry of Cuboctahedron and Vector Equilibrium The Vector Equilibrium is the only geometric form wherein all of the vectors are of equal length. This includes both from its center point out to its ...
By: MAGNET TRICKS

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Copycat: Marks & Spencer Strawbery Trifle

So it was my best friend's birthday and she has alawys raved to me how much she loves the Marks and Spencer strawbery trifle that she would have as a kid in London. I got to try this for the first time with her last year and so i thought I would surprise her with a recreated recipe of her favourite...
By: ElisesEats

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Do it yourself, also known as DIY, is the method of building, modifying, or repairing something without the aid of experts or professionals. Academic research describes DIY as behaviors where "individuals engage raw and semi-raw materials and component parts to produce, transform, or reconstruct material possessions, including those drawn from the natural environment (e.g. landscaping)".[1] DIY behavior can be triggered by various motivations previously categorized as marketplace motivations (economic benefits, lack of product availability, lack of product quality, need for customization), and identity enhancement (craftsmanship, empowerment, community seeking, uniqueness)

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    Hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, earthquakes, chemical spills, tsunamis, and fires can strike at any time. The images are devastating, and our hearts and thoughts go out to those affected by these

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  • Royal Wedding Brunch Watch Party

    Sniff, sniff. We knew it would happen eventually, but the thought of Prince Harry tying the knot makes some of us in the office a wee bit sad. On the other hand, we’re happy he found his

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  • Mother’s Day Breakfast in Bed

    Mother’s Day. It’s a holiday honoring motherhood that is observed in many forms throughout the world. You can actually trace it back to the ancient Greeks and Romans who held

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  • How to Throw a Backyard BBQ Party

    Fire up the grill, it’s BBQ season! There’s nothing like the smell of food coming off the barbecue to put you in a fun, summery mood. But throwing a backyard BBQ party for your

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  • Fun Summer Pet Ideas For You and Your Furry Friend

    Everybody loves getting out and enjoying the summer, even your family pets! Don’t let them miss out on fun in the sun, adventures and summertime activities. But always remember that your

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