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How do I cut the bottom off a glass wine bottle?

There are a few different ways to do this, but most of them involve extremes of temperature: first intense heat along the line where you want to cut the bottle, and then submerging in cold water, ...
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How do I remove labels from glass jars/bottles?

There usually two different kinds of glue you commonly find. One will come off if you just soak the label under water over night. Doesn't have to be soapy. It helps to score the surface of the label ...
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How do I cut the bottom off a glass wine bottle?

There are certainly several methods to be found online however most of them can have mixed results where you edges are concerned. This can be done rather well with a scoring jig, regular glass cutter ...
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How do I remove labels from glass jars/bottles?

There are 2 kinds of glue used in bottles (as far as I'm aware): Water based glue; Oil based glue; To remove For water based Leave the bottle soaking overnight and scrub it next day. For oil ...
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How do I cut the bottom off a glass wine bottle?

There is yet another, more elegant solution, requiring no cutting tools. Safety goggles or glasses. Protect your eyes. Gather the following materials: Large metal bowl (common kitchen bowl) Glass ...
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How can I affix keyboard keys to a suit jacket?

The simplest approach is a hot needle. Hold a rather thick needle with pincers (pretty much any kind) and heat it up - stove fire will take seconds to make it glowing hot, but a candle flame should ...
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Can a half full rattle can with no propellant have any practical uses in art or craft?

Repressurize You can repressurize the can. If you have a compressor, a valve stem from a tire makes a good adapter (insert the service end into a tire filling adapter, and use the rubber end that ...
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How can I completely clean an old candle container?

I've done similar things after using food containers for candles. You may not actually need all these steps, but this is how to be very thorough. What I'd do is put them in a cool oven, just hot ...
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How do I turn old post-it notes into a quilt

The "post-it" notes, if on standard sticky notes paper, cannot be made into a quilt directly. If you want to do this in future, you should look into coloured and starched squares of high ...
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Is there a way to unclump dryer lint?

I think what you need to do is carding the lint. Carding is a process used in spinning fibers like cotton or wool and it disentangles the fibers and arranges them (mostly) in one direction. (Image ...
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Creative embroidery technique to fix a damaged knitted sleeve

I know this is not an embroidery solution per se, but what about binding the edges of the sleeve with something like a light weight felt (use real wool felt, not the kind you played with as a kid), ...
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How can I affix keyboard keys to a suit jacket?

If you look closely at the images, you'll see the keys seem to float above the surface of the jacket a bit. I don't see an evidence of the keys being sewn directly to the fabric with side-holes, ...
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How do I remove labels from glass jars/bottles?

If you have particularly tough to remove labels, I have found Goo Gone to be very effective. Apply a bit to the label and let it sit for a couple of minutes. The label should come off really easily. ...
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How can I make yarn from an old t-shirt and does the material matter?

It depends on what you're making with it. When you're dealing with seamless T-shirts, I'd start at the bottom. Cut the hem off, then go around and around cutting about an inch (2.5cm) in one ...
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How do I remove labels from glass jars/bottles?

For labels not affected by the dishwasher I found that WD-40 removes most glues, and it has the advantage that it is easily absorbed by paper labels so just spraying it on the label and waiting is ...
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How do I remove labels from glass jars/bottles?

There are specialised chemical sprays, available reasonably cheaply, for doing exactly this: I've always used the Maplins one. It comes in an aerosol spray bottle and with a long thin tube to attach ...
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How do I remove labels from glass jars/bottles?

Method for effortless removing labels and glue: Fill the bottle with boiling water and wait a few minutes. High temperature should weaken the adhesive, so the labels can be peeled in one piece. Use a ...
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How do I remove labels from glass jars/bottles?

I homebrew, so on occasion end up removing labels from previously-enjoyed beer bottles before reusing for bottling my own beer. I've found that soaking overnight in a water solution of sodium ...
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How can I affix keyboard keys to a suit jacket?

Being someone who is always experimenting with new ideas on out-of-the-ordinary crafting / sewing projects such as this awesome one you have chosen, I have some thoughts. In this situation I would ...
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How can I completely clean an old candle container?

I've recycled several glass candle containers into "whisky glasses". I put a squirt of washing up liquid in the bottom, then poured boiling water in, and left to soak/melt. After they were ...
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Pressing rubber (butyl)

Have you considered topstitching? Stitching down all the edges that you want to have a crease in them will offer a mechanical fastener, in the form of thread, to keep the folds in place. This ...
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How do I remove labels from glass jars/bottles?

Ours is the low-tech, slow method. An overnight soak in soapy water (start it out hot) usually helps the glue release pretty nicely and softens the paper so that it's easy to scrape. If the first ...
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How do I remove labels from glass jars/bottles?

Vinegar I had never found just water alone to work. I usually felt the need to remove most of the label before I recycled it. But now I have tried vinegar to much success. Here is the bottle I tested ...
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How do I remove labels from glass jars/bottles?

Many labels that won't just soak off can be removed with a heat gun or hair dryer. Just heat up the label, starting with the corner you want to start at, and they'll usually peel off nicely. You don'...
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Picture Frame/Mount for Mosaic, ~28" x 34" (Max Size) , <$20

computercarguy's answer covers a lot of territory. I'll supplement that with a few other ideas. It sounds like the artwork has an "upcycled" appearance, being made from scrap pieces. You can carry ...
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Picture Frame/Mount for Mosaic, ~28" x 34" (Max Size) , <$20

Wood BCX shouldn't warp on you, especially at 5/8" thick. It's rated for outdoor usage*, so as long as you treat/finish it correctly, you shouldn't have a problem with it warping. You could probably ...
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Can I use inkjet waterslide transfers on glass bottles?

In scale model building, I apply waterslide decals over acrylic paint all the time. Obviously, those models are plastic, so I don't cook them. Instead, I put a light covering of clear coat over them ...
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Picture Frame/Mount for Mosaic, ~28" x 34" (Max Size) , <$20

I would suggest to build the frame from slats of wood. You should be able to find them quite cheap. You fix the support for the mosaic on the frame - "sheets" of fiberglass mesh. The mesh is very ...
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