Category: Alternative Uses

DIY Solar Air Heating Collectors: Pop Can vs Screen Absorbers

DIY Solar Air Heating Collectors: Pop Can vs Screen Absorbers Solar air heating is a solar thermal technology in which the energy from the sun, insulation, is captured by an absorbing medium and used to heat air. Solar air heating is a renewable energy heating technology used to heat or condition air for buildings or process …

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20 Clever Window Treatments for under $25

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20 Clever Window Treatments for under $25 I live in a home built in 1885 and nothing in this house is standard. That means in order to update a room the easiest and cheapest way to do that is with window treatments. Framing your windows focuses attention on the lovely view and the warm lighting. …

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14 Genius Uses of Witch Hazel

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14 Genius Uses of Witch Hazel If you don’t know witch hazel is a plant. Most parts of the tree such as the leafs, bark, even the twigs are used to make medicine. You may see a product called witch hazel water. This is a liquid that is distilled from dried leaves, bark, and partially dormant twigs. Witch …

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15 Creative Ways to Reuse and Upcycle Milk Jugs

15 Creative Ways to Reuse and Upcycle Milk Jugs Did you know that you can turn those old plastic milk jugs into some great upcycled DIY projects? I would like to think that most of us try to recycle them but milk jugs work great for crafts, projects, and other things, and because you always have …

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Glass Crafts: How to Tint Bottles & Jars

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Glass Crafts: How to Tint Bottles & Jars Looking for that next creative craft project? Check out these beautiful DIY tinted glass jars! You can turn those leftover ordinary looking bottles and jars into beautiful home decor pieces. Using any glass bottle or jar, you can create gorgeous tinted containers that will look delightful sitting …

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Glass Crafts: How to Tint Bottles & Jars

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Glass Crafts: How to Tint Bottles & Jars Looking for that next creative craft project? Check out these beautiful DIY tinted glass jars! You can turn those leftover ordinary looking bottles and jars into beautiful home decor pieces. Using any glass bottle or jar, you can create gorgeous tinted containers that will look delightful sitting …

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DIY Tub, Tile, And Grout Cleaner

DIY Tub, Tile, And Grout Cleaner If you are like me and just hate that day when you have to tackle cleaning the bathroom, I would much rather have someone else do it but as i am not a millionaire i guess I will keep doing it my self   . It’s amazing how much dirt and grime build …

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DIY: How to Make Vinegar

DIY: How to Make Vinegar Vinegar is one of those things that generally sits in the cupboard and is only used a couple times a year and usually for special dishes. Once upon a time, people new how to make vinegar on their own and used it for cooking, food preservation, cleaning, and for medicinal …

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