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Make A Simple Garden Sprinkler From A Plastic Bottle

If you’re trying to keep your outdoor plants happy, and you don’t have a sprinkler that will water them all at once, there’s a DIY solution that could solve your gardening woes. All you need is a plastic water bottle, tape and your garden hose.

Practise Your Pan-Flip Technique With Dried Beans

Knowing to how to properly pan flip is an essential skill for any sauteing sorcerer or sorceress. Using dried beans let’s you practise without fear of making a mess.

Remove Dinnerware Scratches With Cream Of Tartar

As your plates and bowls get used over time, knives, forks and spoons turn a bright sheen into a scratched-up mess. Dive into your pantry to find some cream of tartar, and you can rub those ugly marks away.

Clean And Sanitise Reusable Water Bottles With Denture Tablets

Reusable water bottles are handy and a great money savey, but even with the help of soapy water and a bottle brush, they can be difficult to clean. When you’re finished with the brush, fill your reusable bottle with water and pop in a couple of denture cleaning tablets. Let it sit overnight, and the bottle will be as good as new.

Get A Fallen Guitar Pick Out Of Your Acoustic Guitar With A Pencil

You’re strumming along and somehow your pick loosens from your fingers and falls into the depths of your acoustic guitar. Instead of shaking your instrument like a madman, grab a pencil.

Use Nappies Instead Of Paper Towels To Clean Up Big Messes

As any paper towel advertisement will tell you, some messes are bigger than others. While every company wants you to believe their paper towels can handle the biggest messes, disposable nappies can handle the biggest ones of all.

Use The Bottom Of A Hot Saucepan To Iron Your Clothes

If you’re one of the many people out there that does not own an iron, there’s a way you can remove wrinkles with something you probably do have: a basic saucepan.

Turn A Shelf Into A Clothes-Hanging Rack With PVC Pipe

If you have an ordinary shelf in your bedroom or closet, and you want it to pull double-duty as one you can also hang clothes from, a little PVC piping is all it takes to do the job. The folks from The Family Handyman show us how it’s done.

Create An Eye-Catching Pendant Lampshade With An Old Colander

You can breathe new life into all manner of old things you have lying around the house, and Handimania shows how you can transform an unused metal colander into a pendant lamp.

Make A Simple Bottle Opener With A Nail

There are a lot of ways to open a bottle, but this simple method of hammering a nail into some wood is one of the easiest.