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EVERYONE is obsessing over this DIY mason jar lunchable. Now, there is a new way to pack your lunch. DIY Mason Jar Lunchables or “Masonable” are a blast to prepare, and there are so many different combos you can use. Take an empty applesauce container and a mason jar (pick one up at your local home improvement store), and you are on your way to creating a fun lunch! There are five different lunchables made in the video below from Smart School House. Who doesn’t love chips and dip with a little salsa? This “masonable” is an ingenious way to…

Research has shown that what makes us most happy in life are fond memories, especially when shared in the intimate setting with family and friends. A great way to remember meaningful moments of your life is to write them down to share and cherish them throughout the years; which is why if you’re having a big event, like a wedding, a guestbook is a must. The version of the guestbook recognized by all is simply that: a book. Oftentimes, it’s a nice spiraled notebook with a cover mentioning bride and groom and the date. But of course that’s the tried-and-true…

If you’re into the DIY scene, there’s a good chance that you’ve already been told about the magical pieces of wood called pallets. Used to move bulk items in and out of shipping containers and warehouses, these wooden pallets can oftentimes be found at  your local home improvement store. But you know what they say…one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Little did I know what treasures there would be!! You will truly be amazed by this bunch of homemade furniture–all constructed from scavenged wooden pallets and made to be brand new! Check them out! This adorable rustic bedside table was made…

When you have kids and they start to get into coloring, it can start to feel like a crayon graveyard pretty quickly. Half broken crayons shoved into boxes or behind couches–sound familiar? You don’t have to just throw those crayons into the trash, however. Instructables user SomArtMama has a solution for you—reuse those crayons to make new ones in beautiful shapes! We think you’re going to love this. Here’s the materials needed: >Old crayons >Aluminum Cans >Wooden sticks or dowel rods >Candy mold or ice cube trays >Large Pan Cut the tops off your aluminum cans to make the crayon…

If you’re like me and have some plants inside of your home, it can be hard to know how to keep pests away from your plants without spraying chemicals everywhere. Some of those pest control products can even be dangerous to children and pets. Luckily there is another way. Instructables user iPodGuy made this amazing how-to to create an organic pest control product at home. It’s as easy as making a soup! To make this pesticide, you will need: an empty & clean gallon jug (such as a milk jug) a spray bottle with spray nozzle a funnel a piece…

Since Instructables user Jenga747 has a highly active toddler and pint-sized apartment, they decided to build their child a board with a variety of sensory and play activities. You can create one too with some basic supplies and wall space. Step 1: Select Board Size Measure the space on your wall where the board will be hung. Then cover a sized piece of plywood with 2″ wide vinyl tape. You can use supplies at home in the garage or visit a local hardware store. Step 2: Go Nuts at the Hardware Store You can buy things like sponges, brushes, Velcro, chains, castors, knobs, zipper,…

Looking to spruce up your bedroom? This is the perfect creative solution to turning a blank wall space into a fun, flirty feature. Nastazsa from YouTube channel “LagunaBeachLove10″ shows us how to make a beautiful DIY Light Up Headboard to hang behind your bed. Here are the tools you’ll need: Curtain rod to fit the length of space desired Mini Christmas lights (She uses two boxes of 300 lights each) Damage-free plastic hooks (She uses a full 18 pack) Curtains (She uses white Teresia curtains from IKEA) Share this video with anyone who needs would love to have this awesome headboard…

In a tutorial on instructibles.com, user cmatthews13 created a brand new coffee table with a halved barrel, a few pieces of wood, a piano hinge and a can-do attitude. Step 1: Necessary Supplies Locate a barrel and find someone who will chop it in half for you. Next, sand it down and apply a stain or bronze as needed to tone the wood. Step 2: The Bottom Create the supporting arches for the table legs using half-circle measurements taken from the barrel half. cmatthews13 referenced a Youtube video for following the trickier parts of this stage in the project Step…

In an effort to inspire his children to spend more time reading, one Instructables user created an adorable miniature bookshelf. Step 1: Collect Materials Before beginning the project, you will need: 1 Large sheet of 3/4″ plywood (8’x 42″) 10 dowel rods cut to be (1/2″ x 13.5″ ) Fabric (any color) Wood glue Wood putty Sand paper 8 wood screws 2″ Paints Jigsaw Optional: Fabric dye if you want to do tie dye. Step 2: Shelves and Arches Develop and measure the pieces you arch and shelves, and then slice them out of the wood with a jigsaw. Step…

Many bird species begin nesting in springtime and continue on into summer. Some species may lay several clutches of eggs before the cooler fall weather arrives. You can add variety, color and life to your garden by erecting bird houses to make it bird-friendly. Whether you affix them to the side of your house, hang them from trees or dig a hole for a freestanding pole bird house, just be careful that the placement is good for the birds but not for squirrels, cats or other natural predators. If bird houses don’t work in your space, add bird feeders and…