Naughty or Nice?
Makting it is easy, and actually pretty quick for infused alcohol… heres how you do it:
a bunch of skittles
empty/clean water bottles or jars (one for each color you plan on making)
cheap vodka (Svedka)
12 oz measuring cup with pour spout
bottles or jars for packaging
Start by separating out the skittles by color. Decide how many ounces of each color you want… Then collect 8-10 skittles per ounce of vodka, so for an example I did 8 ounces of each and used about 80 skittles of each color.
Next put the skittles with the correct amount of vodka in each water bottle/jar and shake a bunch.
Let them sit over night
Once everything is dissolved and it looks kinda murky/thick but nothing big still floating, it is time to start filtering. This part gets MESSY so do this in an easy to clean location. After giving the a bottle one last good shake, put the funnel into the measuring cup and line it with a few coffee filters. Pour the vodka through the filter… this process takes patience and gets easier as you figure it out a little. Then transfer the funnel to the decorative bottle and line it with one filter. Pour the vodka through again and fill the bottle. Cork the bottle, clean out the funnel and measuring cup and repeat with all of the colors. I choose to freeze mine and mix it with sprite or club soda (less sweet).
|Cheetah Print Eye Makeup||
1. Use a makeup brush medium or fingers to apply Gold / brown eye shadow over entire lid, including the brow bone.
2. Using your eyeshadow or eyeliner black, draw little wonky “C” shapes on the outside corner of the eyelid above the crease.
If you use liquid eyeliner or black eyeshadow, use a small makeup brush or Q-tip to apply, what forms “C” twisted. By using black eyeshadow, a technique to thwart (wetting application tool – brush or Q-Tip) will give the best shadow pigmentation and staying power.
3. When forms ‘C’ black has dried, apply a dark brown eye shadow or liner inside the ‘C’ forms.
If you use liquid eyeliner or dark brown eye shadow, use a small makeup brush or Q-tip to apply, what forms “C” twisted. Using dark brown eye shadow, a technique to thwart (wetting application tool – brush or Q-Tip) will give the shadow of a better pigmentation and staying power.
4. When brown has dried, apply a little eye shadow and black eyeliner on top of dark brown and black C “for more dimension. Voila! You got eyes of leopard spot!
|Creative Ways to Recycle Wood Pallets||
Bob Taylor created this guitar from old weathered oak and pine shipping pallets. It sold for $4100 on L.A. Guitar Sales
Modular Pallet Furniture
Swiss designer Sibylle Stoeckli built this modular, yet colorful, piece of furniture from discarded wood pallets.
Pallet Garden Furniture
Allwood of Central Florida is a company that supplies wood pallets, makes mulch from the wood pallets, and even sells 100% recycled wood pallet garden furniture like the one above.
Beer Bottle Pallet Clock
Mark Dabelstein has been creating “recycled” artwork since 1998, and on PalletArt.com he sells a variety of cool products that are made from old wood pallets. Take this clock for example, which is made from pallets and beer bottle caps!
Wood Pallet Bike Trailer
Find out how you can make this awesome bike trailer from discarded wood pallets, bike tires and screws on Instructables.
The Pallet House by I-Beam Design
Watch the video to learn how wood pallets are being transformed into housing for returning refugees.
Pallet Garden Box
Check out eHow to see how you can build a beautiful garden box from reclaimed wood pallets.
Repurposed Pallet Adirondack Chair
Atlanta designer Shelton Davis created this easy-to-assemble, zero-waste packaging chair kit that’s made from old wood pallets.
Found this on Flickr. Not quite sure what it is or does, but it sure looks cool!
Recycled Pallet Playhouse
Here’s a great example (featured on Flickr) that shows how parents can recycle wood pallets into a playhouse for their kids!
For any of you who aren’t familiar with the show, Dexter is about a serial killer of the same name, who works by day as a forensic analyst for the Miami police department, and by night, cleansing the city of the evil criminals who slip through the cracks of our faulty judicial system. Every serial killer has to keep his mementos and Dexter’s trophy case, consists of a box of slides, each containing one drop of blood from each victim.
Here’s how to make your own slide treats!
Biohazard Blood Slides
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup light corn syrup
- 2 Tbs water
- red food dye
- bamboo skewer or tooth pic Read the rest of this entry »
|Whiten Your Teeth the Natural Way||
The secret to this inexpensive home whitening method is malic acid, which acts as an astringent to remove surface discoloration. Combined with baking soda, strawberries become a natural tooth-cleanser, buffing away stains from coffee, red wine, and dark sodas. While it’s no replacement for a bleaching treatment at your dentist’s office, “this is a fast, cheap way to brighten your smile,” says Adina Carrel, DMD, a dentist in private practice at Manhattan Dental Arts in New York. “Be careful not to use this too often, though, as the acid could damage the enamel on your teeth.”
1 ripe strawberry
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
Directions: Crush the strawberry to a pulp, then mix with the baking soda until blended. Use a soft toothbrush to spread the mixture onto your teeth. Leave on for 5 minutes, then brush thoroughly with toothpaste to remove the berry–baking soda mix. Rinse. (A little floss will help get rid of any strawberry seeds.) Carrel says you can apply once a week.
|Michael Jackson’s patented dancing shoes||
Above is the patent for the shoes that enabled Michael Jackson to lean at a full 45-degree angle when doing the Smooth Criminal dance. Over at BB Gadgets, Joel has the details and a video of the late King of Pop rocking his dancing shoes. “Michael Jackson’s patented “Smooth Criminal” leaning shoes”
|Today’s Garden Project||
Although I despise the color red, for some reason I’m drawn to it as an accent color for my garden. I was shopping around at the plant nursery and found “Sum and Substance” hosta, which is one of the largest hostas and only paid $6 for a quart sized plant.
I came up with the idea that I wanted a huge terra cotta pot painted red to really contrast the color of the hosta and show it off. First I had to shop around for the best deal on pots and ended up at Garden Ridge. Everything there was 25% off so I got a 24″ pot for $20. Next, I went to Ace Hardware and got a gallon of exterior high gloss paint. I bought a gallon because I expect to do tons of pots in this color, but a quart should be enough to complete 1 pot.
Breakfast is never all that interesting or humorous. Then again for me that’s partially because I’m a bit of a zombie in the morning. Well if you’d like to spice up your boring eggs, now you can. You can turn your eggs into the shape of a gun. Which if you have a son that’s stubborn with eggs, it might be the one way you can get him to eat them. What’s even more exciting is that this can also be used to cut cookies and sandwiches.
|Pimp That Snack||
The Rubik Cake
18oz self raising flour
18oz caster sugar
1 jar apricot jam
2 boxes of royal icing
1 black liquid coloring
1 red liquid coloring
1 blue liquid coloring
1 yellow liquid coloring
Box of icing sugar
Click here to learn how to make this wonderful cake.
A pinhole camera uses a very small hole to create a lens for the light to enter and expose the film. These cameras can be downloaded and printed at your computer, built, and used to make your own pinhole camera!
You will need:
* A printer
* Some good printer paper
* One thin cereal box for the light-safe interior
* A razor blade for cutting
* Some double-sided tape or glue
* Thin needle for making a pinhole
* Small piece of aluminum foil or soda can to puncture with the needle
* One new roll of film, preferably ISO200
* One film canister from which the film has been removed. You can empty a new roll, or get an empty canister at any photo supply store.