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How to Light a Wood Fire

Oddly enough, lighting a wood fire is not as simple as it seems. Wood doesn't necessarily light right away and if you don't have the right configuration, it will go out immediately. Having the knowledge to light a wood fire can come in handy. There are a few different techniques to lighting a fir

Making Braided Necklaces

Braided necklaces can often serve as one of your staple fashion accessories, since braids never really seem to go out of style and that bohemian look comes back "in" every couple of years. You can make a braided necklace with a few enameled chains or with some strands of beads. However, the piece of

Funny Ways to Get Rid of Telemarketers

Telemarketers are instructed to call during certain times of the day in hopes of conjuring up more business and sales, but those times are not always the most convenient times for consumers. Unwanted phone calls do not have to be just an annoyance; they can be an opportunity for fun and maybe a litt

How to Get Scratches Off PlayStation 2 Game Discs

Video games are expensive for today's popular consoles. The Playstation 2 video games are on compact discs formatted to play in the Playstation 2 console. If your video game has scratches, don't throw it out. You can erase the scratches from your discs with the help of a few products around your hou

How to Sew a Kangaroo Plushie

Plushies are soft, huggable dolls designed to endure the wear and tear of child's play. Stuffed kangaroos are often available in toy stores, but making your own is simple and allows you to customize every part of the design. With basic sewing skills, you can make a plushie kangaroo that suits that s

How do I Make a Name Plate on Plaques?

No matter how times change, they always stay the same. Plaques and name plates for them, have been an important part of society for sports, military use, memorials and many other uses. Making them, however, has taken on new forms as new technologies have arrived. You can take advantage of these tech

What Are Lined Cups?

Lined cups are a plus when modesty is an issue. They provide adequate coverage and accentuate the contour and line of a woman's figure. Bra cups are lined in a variety of fabrics, including cotton, silk, nylon, rayon, tricot and even combinations of those fabrics. Lined cups are not in just bras and

How to Mix Bronze Powder With Plaster

Mixing bronze powder with plaster will give your plaster creations a distinct sparkle and richness. You can choose to add a light shimmer of bronze, or load up the mixture for a metallic look--the choice is yours. Following these simple instructions will help you mix bronze powder with plaster to cr

How to Test a MOSFET

If your stereo has just died, a bad MOSFET may be the culprit. Many high-powered stereos in 2011 use them to handle the large currents in the amplifier's output stages. Luckily, a simple test will tell you if the MOSFET's good or not. Some digital multimeters have a diode test mode that puts 3 to 4

How to Make a Funny Door Hanger

Door hangers are gaining popularity in many different venues. At home, families enjoy using them to adorn bedroom doors to share different messages. They are also being seen in offices and on college campuses now and the messages vary with the location. They have also been a familiar advertising med

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12x20 shed plans can range from very simple to highly advanced - is there a way to confirm they're worth your while? Save yourself some major headaches and spend a couple of minutes looking o

Doll Hair Tutorial

Making dolls is a hobby that many crafters enjoy. Doll-makers may buy porcelain, resin, plastic or clay bodies, and then paint on the facial features, make the clothing and the wigs for the doll. Making doll hair may seem intimidating, but it is actually a relatively simple task that requires basic

Instructions on Knitting on Double Pointed Needles

To create small, seamless knitted items, such as gloves and socks, use double-pointed knitting needles, also called DPNs. Unlike regular knitting needles, which have a point at one end and a cap at the other end, double pointed needles have points on both ends. This lets you knit from either end of

How to Make Your Own Toasting Flutes With Rhinestones

Getting married is an expensive business. You've got the dress, the venue, the entertainment, the decorations and all the little odds and ends, which add up to a gasp-inducing bill. But you can whittle that bill down little by little by putting your creativity to work. Rather than buying expensive

Instructions for Making a Paper Box

There are many methods for making a paper box, resulting in different shapes. For instance, you may want to make a rectangular shape, square shape, or even a star shape for different occasions. You can use paper boxes as handmade gift boxes or keepsake boxes for small items or candies. Start with a

The Best Places to Live for Writers

Let the landscape fuel your creativity.David Epperson/Photodisc/Getty ImagesFor whatever reason, the actual, geographical setting in which a writer lives seems to profoundly shape his work and productivity. Some writers favor the stark ruggedness of the coastline; some prefer the bustle...

How to Make Native American Drums for Kids

Make a Native American drum for kids to enjoy fantasy play. Most kids will eagerly work to make crafts that provide them with a toy in the end. A Native American drum can be crafted from common household items and fuel the imagination.

Ideas for Making Cards at Home

Homemade cards can be as simple or elaborate as your skills allow.greeting card image by Attila Toro from Fotolia.comCard making is a low-cost and artistic craft with a personal touch. Although there are fancy machines and decorations specifically for card making, you can also create a...

Philly Scrapbook Page Ideas

Capture Philadelphia across the pages of a scrapbook.philadelphia's cathedral image by Ritu Jethani from Fotolia.comWhether you are visiting Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for the first time or have resided there since birth, an ideal way to cement your experiences in the city is through...