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25 Reclaimed Wood Christmas Decorations to Add Rustic Charm To Your Home

Ah Christmas! It will be here before you know it so I hope you have your DIY Christmas projects all lined up. If not, I’m here to help. I love doing things with reclaimed wood. One reason I love them is because they’re really cheap projects because you already have the wood on hand. Plus, [...]

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25 DIY Napkin Rings That Will Dress Up Your Thanksgiving Dinner Table

Thanksgiving is getting so close and there is so much to do! Have you thought about your Thanksgiving dinner menu? How about the centerpiece that will grace your table, or your napkin rings? Well, I have a treat for you. I’ve found 25 DIY napkin rings that are perfect for Thanksgiving and you have plenty [...]

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30 Fun Winter Crafts To Keep Your Kids Busy Indoors When It’s Cold Outside

Winter is so beautiful that’s it’s really hard not to enjoy it…unless of course you are a kid who can’t get outdoors. If you have kids then you know how difficult it can be to keep them occupied indoors when it’s just too cold and snowy for them to go out. Luckily, there are crafts [...]

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12 Savvy Christmas Organization Tips To Get You Through The Holidays

Christmas is my favorite time of the year. All the gift giving and decorating, not to mention the baking and candy making, just really make my year. I’ve learned a few things over the years that have helped me to make the most of the holiday season, more specifically, things about organization. Without being organized [...]

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25 DIY Decorative Plates That Give Your Dishes A Hand Painted Look

Decorative plates are great for entertaining or just adding decor to your home. Of course, these things don’t come without a price and often decorative plates are a bit more than we like to spend. If you want to add some beauty to your dishes, you can DIY them and give them a beautiful hand [...]

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21 DIY Thanksgiving Centerpieces That Will Be The Star Of Your Dinner Table

Do you make your own Thanksgiving decorations? If you don’t you should and since Thanksgiving Day will be here before we know it, now is the time to get started. I always try to do something special for my dinner table on this special holiday and I was looking over my decorations just the other [...]

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40 Tasty Gluten Free Thanksgiving Side Dishes You’ll Definitely Want To Try

Thanksgiving is always such a huge holiday in my family. We spend days cooking and preparing such a huge dinner and it’s always so much fun. Many of the recipes that we use have been handed down for generations but I’ve noticed that as we’ve grown older and added new members to our family, some [...]

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18 Stylish DIY Accent Tables That Will Add Beauty To Any Room

I have a confession. I’m a little obsessed with accent tables. Seriously, I have at least one in every room in my house…some rooms have more than three! I was redecorating recently and decided that I actually needed a new accent table – a sofa table to go behind my sofa. Don’t you just love [...]

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5 Easy Projects to Repurpose Paper Rolls Into Festive Holiday Decorations

‘Tis the season to be thrifty! If you want to save money on crafts this holiday season, there are a lot of festive projects you can make using nothing more than the most ordinary supplies you’ve already got laying around the house. In fact, one of my favorite craft supplies is paper rolls. If you [...]

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5 Creative Snowman Crafts You Can DO In Under Three Minutes

It’s fall, which for me means holiday craft time! Even though it’s still early into the season, for me it’s not too soon to work on some winter-themed crafts. Have you checked out any of our holiday craft lists? Take a look at these 20 DIY door decorations for Christmas, and these 15 festive tree [...]

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Homemade Paint

Hi everybody! Today we are going to show you homemade paint! Watch this video or go to the next step! Ingredients Ingredients:1 cup of flour1 cup of cold waterFood colouringPaint bottlesIn a mixing bowl, combine water and flour. We use 1 cup of water and 1 cup of flour to fill up our medium size...
By: KristiTuki

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How to Make the 4th Doctor's Sonic Screw Driver

I've been too busy this year to come up with a new Halloween costume, so I'm revamping (regenerating?) my 4th Doctor costume.In the past, I've used the 11th Doctor's screwdriver (gasp!) and thought it was time to make the costume more accurate by making Tom Baker's sonic.This instructable will be co...
By: Lets Make Something Awesome Together

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The Hidden Box on a Drawer

Ever wanted to hide valuables in a drawer but realize that when people break in drawers are the first place people look when stealing things? Well here is your solution, this box can hide behind a drawer and stay out of sight! Only you and anyone you tell will know the box is even there. How Does ...
By: ncboni01

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4 Cent Basketball Earrings

Make a set of basketball earrings from just 4 pennies and a few materialsInspired by Mrballeng's Basketball Tie TacksMaterials:4 pre-1983 pennies8 standard paper clips2 more paper clips or a set of earring hooks1-4 nails or screwsA few inches of pre-tinned wireClear nail polish (recommended)Tools:Ne...
By: BakkerJo

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Rustic Industrial Pallet Headboard With Pipe Lights

Check out how we used peel and stick wood tile to make this headboard! Watch the video! Gather supplies For this project we needed a utility panel, 2x4s, French cleat, pipe fittings, Edision bulbs, and a couple of hanging light kits. Measure and cut wood We started by determining the siz...
By: MotherDaughterProjects

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How to Bale Alfalfa

When working on a farm, there are many important things that someone needs to know how to do. If a person were to work on a farm and own cattle, baling alfalfa is usually a task every farmer has to do. It makes excellent feed for the cattle. Alfalfa is a flowering crop which is very important when c...
By: daltondegreef

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3D Printed "Wobbler" Style Air Engine

'3D Printed "Wobbler" Style Air Engine' is yet another of my 3D printed air engine designs. You can find hundreds, if not thousands of wobbler style engines in various forms all over the internet. I machined my first wobbler many years ago on my cnc mill and lathe, and as I've read, but not confir...
By: gzumwalt

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Self Sustaining Luminous Mat

Hello everybody, I am Chadua. This is my first project here in instructables. We will make a Luminous mat (40x50cm) that generates power by each footstep. The power generated is used to light the logo up. Impress your visitors with a warmly and shinning welcome. lets get started! Materials It i...
By: Chadua

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Distressed Coffee Table

I am making 36" x 48" x 16" coffee table. The bottom half is pine, top half is reclaimed walnut flooring - approximately 100 years old. A resaw effect was done but most of the aging was natural to the pieces. Wood needed: (1) 4/8 sheet of quality 1/2" plywood. (4) 2x4x8 pine. (1) 4x4x8 pine. Fo...
By: dfsixstring1968

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Motorized Correction Collar for Microscope Objective

In this instructable, you'll find a project involving an Arduino and 3D printing. I made it in order to control the correction collar of a microscope objective.The goal of the projectEvery project comes with a story, here it is: I am working on a confocal microscope and I am doing Fluorescence Cor...
By: Matlek

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Glow-Water Lamps! W/aquarium/terrarium Conv. - Solar Powered!

in this instructable i'll show you how to make a glow water lamp (w/simple aquarium/terrarium conversion) Watch Instructional Video... Read Thru Description... Homemade "White Glow" Water Lamps. Simple DIY. Produces a "silvery white" light suitable for use as a low power lantern or nightlight...
By: desertsun02

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Raspberry Pi and Arduino Laptop

Since the day I heard about and got to play with the Raspberry Pi one a few years ago I've wanted to make a Raspberry Pi powered laptop out of it and now with the rease of the Raspberry Pi three I've decided to finally see it through. Now this isn't my first time attempting to make a fully working l...
By: electronics for everyone

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Pac-Man LED Pixel Panel Costume

IntroFirst off, let's say the obvious: we like to do family costumes. Last year we did space "aliens" which really looked more like people dressed in silver with LED strip accents. We really liked the LEDs since they are unique and make the kids easy to see when they are running around at night. We...
By: pix3lot

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Jar of Fireflies

This project uses green surface-mount LED's along with an AVR ATTiny45 microcontroller to simulate the behavior of fireflies in a jar. (note: the firefly behavior in this video has been greatly sped up in order to be easier to represent in a short film. The default behavior has significantly mor...
By: Keso

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Queen Lizard!! Reptilians Among Us!!

How to be scary mysterious, keeping the glam and the style ready to rock all the night!The idea is to make a simple application that change everything. Get in the mood to live among the reptilians not to be one more, but to be the QUEEN!! The mask This is a half face mask. I did my one using lat...
By: Head_H

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Storage Bench

This instructable is made entirely from reclaimed timber and left over laminate and semi-solid flooring from when I was flooring my house. The solid wood came from old benches which were going to be thrown away by a local school. While buying new timber is more convenient and easier to work with, I ...
By: eamonwalshdiy

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IC / COMPONENT STORAGE BOX UNDER 1 DOLLAR

Here we are going to make an ic/component box under 1 dollar TOOLS AND MATERIALS REQUIRED 1. Forex board ( 5 mm )2. Flex kwik (glue)3. Drafter4. Blade5. Pen DIMENSION 1. Using pen and drafter, copy the dimensions on the forex board2. Cut out the dimensions using a blade interlock the ...
By: FarsinHamza

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Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Everyone loves carving pumpkins around Halloween, but why not make it more interesting? Use the seeds from the pumpkins you carve to make the perfect fall snack: roasted pumpkin seeds! Carve Your Pumpkin You can carve you pumpkin any way you like! Just be sure to separate the seeds from the guts ...
By: bmbowke

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Rick & Morty: Escape the Universe! Ultrasonic Proximity Sensor Game

What is the game about?The game is pretty simple. You control the spaceship that Rick and Morty are in by hovering your hand up and down the ultrasonic proximity sensor. Objective:Collect the portal guns to gain score, coward Jerry the Worm double pointsAvoid the meteorite, if you hit it minus 1 liv...
By: DarrylN5

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IoT based smart farming

Internet Of Things (IoT)is a shared network of objects or things which can interact with each other provided the Internet connection. IoT plays an important role in agriculture industry which can feed 9.6 billion people on the Earth by 2050. Smart Agriculture helps to reduce wastage, effective usage...
By: RSInnovators

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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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    We love focusing on Christmas decorating for the staircase. Why? Because the staircase represents the moment kids first come down and discover the gifts Santa left behind. Even if you don’t have

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  • Christmas Decorating Ideas: Decorate with Nature

    Nature is beautiful, especially at Christmastime. Harness that beauty by using nature for your Christmas decorating ideas. We’ve compiled a list to get you started! Nurture Natural

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  • Christmas Decorating Ideas: The “Why” Behind it All

    Putting up a Christmas tree and adorning it with colorful ornaments, hanging stockings by the fire with care and filling them with gifts galore, and hanging mistletoe on the bough and kissing

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  • How To Hang Christmas Stockings

    Hanging a Christmas stocking on the mantel is a treasured holiday memory for many of us. Putting up stockings is such a hope-filled act; no matter our age, we trust that Santa will come. And

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  • How To Decorate Small Spaces for Christmas (And Make Them Cozy)

    Decorating for small spaces, let alone for Christmas, has its challenges because you have a limited amount of space. After all, where should you put your Christmas tree? And should you get a live

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