Tag Archives: DIY

The Bumper Dumper

Put a seat belt on this bad boy and you wouldn’t even have to pull over!


via TOSH

Engineering flowchart for most guys

All you need is WD-40 and Duct Tape.

engineering flowchart

Cool picnic table

Cool picnic table

DIY picnic table drink chiller
Awesome gutter garden idea

Apparently I’ve been eating bagels wrong my entire life

How to pick a lock with hairpins

Lock picking is as old as locks themselves, and is enjoyed as a hobby and practical skill worldwide. While it has been tainted in many people’s minds as something only done by criminals, it is in fact a skill that could very well save your life if kidnapped, as well as saving hundreds of dollars in locksmithing costs to open things for which the key has been lost. Criminals and thieves are far more likely to break a window and in other ways use force to open things rather than trouble with the delicate, and many times lengthy method of picking.

Practice locks such as the one used in this video can be found for sale online with little searching, but all that is really necessary to practice is a simple padlock. Practicing lock picking should only be done on a lock that is not essential to some purpose, as it is possible to damage a lock if done incorrectly. It of course should also not be done on a lock that does not belong to you, as doing so is likely illegal.

Life Hack: Smartphone Home Theater Box

DIY instructions for making movies on your phone more watchable.
smartphone home theater boxvia

A surprise for the next people who redo the carpet

carpet prank


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Awesome LED Halloween costume for a toddler

This is especially wonderful considering how toddlers walk.

Shop children Halloween costumes here.

Home interior painting idea

Add texture to your wall with a broom.


27 other uses for coffee filters

coffee filter

  1. Cover bowls or dishes when cooking in the microwave. Coffee filters make excellent covers.
  2. Clean windows, mirrors, and chrome… Coffee filters are lint-free so they’ll leave windows sparkling.
  3. Protect fine china by separating your good dishes with a coffee filter between each dish.
  4. If you break the cork when opening a wine bottle, filter the wine through a coffee filter.
  5. Protect a cast-iron skillet. Place a coffee filter in the skillet to absorb moisture and prevent rust.
  6. Apply shoe polish. Ball up a lint-free coffee filter.
  7. Recycle frying oil. After frying, strain oil through a sieve lined with a coffee filter.
  8. Use a little baking soda in a coffee filter as way deodorizing smelly sneakers.
  9. Weigh chopped foods. Place chopped ingredients in a coffee filter on a kitchen scale.
  10. Hold tacos. Coffee filters make convenient wrappers for messy foods.
  11. Stop the soil from leaking out of a plant pot. Line a plant pot with a coffee filter to prevent the soil from going through the drainage holes.
  12. Prevent a Popsicle from dripping everywhere. Poke one or two holes as needed in a coffee filter.
  13. Use strips of coffee filters to wax your eyebrows.
  14. Put a few in a plate and put your fried bacon, French fries, chicken fingers, etc on them. It soaks out all the grease.
  15. Keep in the bathroom. They make great “razor nick fixers.”
  16. As a sewing backing. Use a filter as an easy-to-tear backing for embroidering or appliquéing soft fabrics.
  17. Put baking soda into a coffee filter and insert into shoes or a closet to
  18. absorb or prevent odors.
  19. Use them to strain soup stock and to tie fresh herbs in to put in soups and stews.
  20. Use a coffee filter to prevent spilling when you add fluids to your car.
  21. Use them as a spoon rest while cooking and clean up small counter spills.
  22. Can use to hold dry ingredients when baking or when cutting a piece of fruit or veggies. Saves on having extra bowls to wash.
  23. Use them to wrap Christmas ornaments for storage.
  24. Use them to remove fingernail polish when out of cotton balls.
  25. Use them to sprout seeds. Simply dampen the coffee filter, place seeds inside, fold it and place it into a zip-lock plastic bag until they sprout.
  26. Use coffee filters as blotting paper for pressed flowers. Place the flowers between two coffee filters and put the coffee filters in phone book.
  27. Use as a disposable “snack bowl” for popcorn, chips, etc.

via Erin Turner