In this video, Youtuber, DaveHax, shows us how to make an emergency spare key.
The original key
The lid of a metal can
A 2 inch piece of clear tape
Start by holding the original key over a flame so it gets a black coating.
Set it down to cool. Once cool, place the stripe of clear tape over the blackened key. This will make the outline of your key.
Remove the tape from the key and stick it onto the can lid.
Using a sharp pair of scissors, carefully (and accurately) cut out the key.
Hold the copy up to the original for comparison. If you’ve accurately cut out the key, it should work in the lock. Just remember, the copied key will be a lit thinner than the original, so be careful about not breaking it inside the lock.
Whether you’re looking for a simple decoration for the house or a fun project to do with the kiddos, making these snowflake decorations is the perfect festive activity to keep you and your family entertained this season.
Creating these only requires a few items, so you won’t have to shell out a lot of money on crafts. But the best part? The entire process is fairly simple!
Here are the four items you’ll need to kick off to make your own lacy snowflake paper decorations:
1. Paper (choose whatever colors you like)
The video above explains the steps on how to make these cool winter decorations, but here’s another brief summary:
1. Fold 10 squares of paper into triangles
2. Draw five lines (with the ruler) across the triangle about 1 centimeter apart
3. Cut along the lines, stopping about 1 cm before the edge
4. Repeat the line-drawing and cutting process six times.
5. Open the squares and glue the center points together. Turn the square over and glue the next two points.
6. Repeat the process (continuing to turn the square over between each gluing) until you’ve connected each strip of paper on each square.
7. Glue all of your squares together end-to-end in a snowflake shape.
As noted in the video, the size of the snowflake will depend on the size of the squares you start with. The bigger you go, the bigger it will be.
You can also feel free to get as creative as you like the style of snowflakes you’re making. You can use plain white paper if you want to stick with the traditional snowflake look. If you want to make the decorations look a bit more colorful and festive, you can go for red, green or metallic colored paper. You can even use patterned paper if you want!
When you’re done, you’ll be left with a lovely snowflake decoration that you can hang in a window, as seen below, or elsewhere in your home.
Will you be making these snowflake decorations this holiday?
It’s that time of year when present wrapping is going into high gear. I don’t know about you, but I can never get the ribbon bow right. In fact, I’ve basically given up on the whole process. But alas, here is a great video that provides a simple walkthrough of how to make that perfect bow.
Now go out there and make those presents look their best!
I don’t know about you, but I’ve never been able to figure out how on earth you fold a fitted sheet. I typically start off with the best intentions, but it winds up looking like a ball of fabric when I’m done.
And the worst part is that when I grab it out of the closet, it’s covered in wrinkles. Ughh.
Luckily, Martha to the rescue. In the video above, she explains the best way to fold fitted sheets so it will stay nice and pressed in your linen closet.
As a writer, I still like drafting my thoughts in paper notebooks more than typing on a computer (and I’ve never owned an iPad, so that is irrelevant), but I find it frustrating when I want to reorder things I wrote.
So when I heard of this magnetic notebook—which allows you to remove, add, and rearrange pages—I was intrigued and thought WHERE DO I GET ONE?!
The Rekonect Notebook, which is only available via Kickstarter right now as far as I can tell, is the solution to all my reordering-my-writing problems! And yours, too!
It looks like a regular notebook, and is black faux leather, only, it has a magnetic spine. It’s available with 60 or 120 sheets of paper and you have a choice of line, graph, dotted or blank paper. The best part? You don’t have to only use it for writing, but drawing and other things, as well!
You may wonder: Where does your pen go? Thanks to the magnetic spine, it also doubles as a pen holder (assuming the pen has a metal clip).
You can also remove pages and print out documents on them. Amazing, huh? So you can have a notebook with some handwritten pages and some printed pages. Can’t say that about other notebooks, right? And if you’re worried about putting objects like your phone near the magnetic notebook, worry not. Your phone will be fine!
If you want to order one, head to Kickstarter right now—or within the next 32 days (as of Nov. 10). Though they already reached their $75,000 goal, you can still order a Reknoect Notebook (for $39), plus extra packets of paper. The notebooks will be delivered to backers in April 2016.