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Entertain Bored Kids With 'I'm Done' Sticks

Kids can be difficult to organise, especially when they’re bored. Keep them busy with “I’m Done” sticks.


Fix A Sticking Drawer With Nylon Tape

If you have a drawer that’s constantly getting stuck (or just isn’t sliding open very smoothly), a bit of this special nylon tape can fix the problem for you.


Make Collar Stays Out Of Old Gift Cards

Collar stays keep your shirt collars from curling, but they are easy to lose. You can turn an old gift card into a cheap collar stay.


Turn A Raspberry Pi Into A Portable Media Cente With An Old VCR

We all know that the Raspberry Pi makes a great media centre, but that wasn’t enough for Instructables user MisterM. He wanted to make the media centre portable, so he stuffed it inside an old portable VCR.


Never Clean Your Foreman Grill Again By Cooking With Baking Paper

The George Foreman Grill is a handy tool when it comes to low-effort cooking, but it can be a pain to clean. A little baking paper can solve that problem.


Clean Diamond Jewellery With Denture Tablets

If your diamonds are starting to lose a little lustre, you can toss them in a denture tablet bath to get them sparkling again.


Keep Air Straws Attached To Compressed Air Cans With A Drinking Straw

Air straws help you pinpoint what you’re spraying from a can. It can be air, a lubricant or paint. We’ve got tips on what to do if you lose that straw, but a drinking straw attached to the can helps prevent you from losing it in the first place.


Keep Biscuits Fresh With A Slice Of Bread

If you have leftover biscuits, you know they can go stale quickly. Put them in an airtight container with a slice of bread to keep them fresh.


Convert Last Year's Christmas Cards Into This Year's Gift Tags

When the post-Christmas cleanup begins, you’re often left with a pile of cards from family and friends. Rather than just dumping them in the recycling bin, you can cleverly convert them into gift tags for next Christmas.


Soak Corks In Alcohol To Make Cheap Candles

Wine and candles go together like chocolate and Valentine’s Day. Once you pop open the bottle, save the cork (if it has one). You can turn it into a cheap candle later.