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DIY a bonsai

Really cool! But not bonsai.

Terrarium

I think technically it's a vivarium because of the water level

Did anybody else notice that this is a tiktok shill account that just reposts content?

Made a flowerpot with waste

Sweet. Love the watering spout!

Just pour some water on the top then. JFC

R/DiWHY

Problem is water is entering one side and running to the bottom where the holes are.

The soil needs to be watered evenly on the top so it soaks through all the soil evenly and then the excess drains out.

Clearly the creation was purely right brained, but the watering needs to be left brained.

The way of making blue flowers

WOAH! What is that ribbon cutting method??

Does it work with red flowers too?

Note:  Language.  Fury.  Cat.

More like /r/diwhynotgofuckyourself

Or:  My Adventure with Blue (Lime) Flowers.

I saw my girlfriend looking at this gif, and thought, aww, I could make one of these for her, or at least one of the flowers, before I head off to an appointment, and it would be a nice surprise.

At least I didn't burn the house down.

So let's go over materials.  I didn't have blue ribbon, and while I did have red ribbon, I decided I wanted to go with something smaller, so I used this 7/8th inch wide ribbon instead, in a pleasant lime green colour instead.  Don't worry, the fact that it's smaller and has a slight texture won't make anything more difficult.  (Spoiler:  this will make everything more difficult.)

I'm a nice spool of ribbon

I also don't have any wire, but that's perfectly fine, I'm just going to use a lime green cable tie.  We've got a glue gun somewhere, and a lighter is wandering around.  I don't have anything crazy like a hot wire ribbon cutter but I have this crazy tech called "scissors" and the girlfriend has several pairs called "fabric scissors" that I am constantly warned are only for fabric as if I have not cut a piece of fabric once every five years out-of-season (and annually, when I need them to cut ribbons for gift-wrapping) and, more importantly, been warned my entire life about the proper use of fabric scissors due to being in the proximity of women with fabric scissors.  I Know Things.  Sometimes I even remember them!

So I fuss around a bit to see how long a narrower ribbon needs to be to have the same shape when folded.  Turns out it needs to be about 5.5 cm.  I'm not the one to tell you which side of the ruler you need to use, but we've got a lot of rulers (and "scales" because god forbid you call an architect ruler a "ruler"), and I just happened to pick up the one measured in millimeters and not inches or picas (yes).

I aligned these scraps up to show you how long the pieces needed to be.  Because I'm a crafty helpful person.  Also, some of the bits are on the right and they look - reasonably fair, but that's misleading and I'm skipping ahead.

So each side is heat sealed.  I know about this, I think there's a word for this, but since my ribbon use is 98.2% during the holidays - and I do like to use nice ribbons for that - it's simply not necessary, unlike the girlfriend's use of ribbons if she's making an outfit, so therefore I don't know the word.  So I do it and it's fine, I'm quick so it doesn't form those big knobby plastic globs like the first time you ever do it and you're a goddamn newb.

In the animated gif, there's this cutsey bit where there's a double fold on each side to create the edges and those are ALSO just heat-sealed into place, almost like heat sealing and gluing are the same thing.  That's funny.  This is where /r/diWHY becomes /diwhynotgofuckyourself.  I'm dealing with a much smaller ribbon, and unlike the animated gif, I'm dealing with normal-large man-sized hands - "one-size fits all" gloves are generally not comfortable if they fit.  This combination - large hands, tiny ribbons, texture, VERY TINY CORNERS, heat sealing, means at least one of two things happens:  1 - the corners don't seal the first time, 2 - I burn my fingers, 3 - the "seal" becomes those big knobby plastic globs because the corners didn't seal the first time, which is especially frustrating because this isn't my first rodeo with heat sealing a goddamn synthetic ribbon.  It's not like I'm a dumbass trying to heat seal a cotton ribbon or stapling it or some shit.  For fuck's sake.

Control.  Breathe.  This is already horrendously frustrating and clearly not going to be the quick process.  HOLY SHIT THIS GIF IS SPED UP GIFS ARE LIES.  MY WORLD IS FALLING APART.  Anyway.

This is a shitshow and it's not going to work as planned.  First off in the gif it's not even completely apparent how many I need for my one goddamn flower.  It shows twelve at least, maybe thirteen, so I'll make thirteen even though my flower is small.  That should be enough for safety.  But if I continue this "heat glue corner technique", all I'm going to have is a ball of yellow-brown melted polyester, burned fingers, and at least one empty lighter.  "Surprise, I made you a ball of plastic!  I love you!"  By this time I know I'm making this post, incidentally.

So I'm stopping this bus and asking the driver to take a detour.  I've already got the hot glue gun out anyway, so I'm just embracing the fail, and going to glue the corners in by a single dab.  This isn't the prettiest technique, and maybe it wouldn't be necessary if I was using a wider ribbon like the gif - is she using inch-and-a-half ribbon, or is she just a goddamn liar who lies and is it all just camera tricks and mirrors?  I don't know but I'm going to see this through?  Liars!  Glue strands are everywhere, but the cat's supporting me, and by supporting me I mean wandering around and singing the song of her people.

So these are all done and it's time to assemble the daisy chain.  This process isn't documented but I'm a smart cookie and make the logical deduction that it's probably all hot glue.  Fortunately, that means it shares a lot in common with my daisy chain at this point.

ISN'T SHE LOVELY, ISN'T SHE BEAUTIFUL?

Yeah.  It's a shitshow at this point.  Hot glue everywhere, some of the glue points to keep the corners glued have come undone from the centers but not from themselves.  At this point it's like to hell with it, they're not completely unfrayed, they're just not touching the center.  It's all getting rolled up like a Swiss Cake Roll next anyway.  The next step in the GIF is to glue the stick, assault the first petal with it until they get Stockholm Syndrome and become friends, so I do that and it works reasonably well.  After that, it's ROLL AND FINISH, given that I'm not making an entire bouquet.

So, hold everything down, roll out a line of hot glue like it was (insert edgy movie cocaine reference here), roll and DONE.  So again, fuck you, animated GIF.  Trying to be relatively quick about it, I pop the line of hot glue out and start ROLLING LIKE MY LIFE DEPENDS ON IT, striking a mature, reasonable balance between "HOLY SHIT KEEP THIS TIGHT LIKE I'M WRAPPING UP A BOX WITH CELLOPHANE THAT IS ABOUT TO LEAK HUMAN FECES" and "HOLY SHIT THIS HOT GLUE IS ABOUT TO COOL OFF, HURRY UP LIKE THE LIGHT IS ABOUT TO GO RED".  Cool, calm, and collected.

I think you'll agree that my results were an unqualified success.

Whew.  What a stunner.  Great work, thanks!  I know!  But, there was something a bit ... off about it.  I decided that there might be a little room for improvement.  So, I unfurled the thing, added what I consider to be a nearly impossible amount of EXTRA hot glue, never working more than about an inch ahead of myself, going very, very slowly.  Note that in the animated gif, the cute "splurt splurt" where an ENTIRE LINE is haphazardly splashed across the whole affair because that's fun and sweet.  Fuck you.  Err, anyway.

This one has less of the "deconstructed charm" of the first assembly.
Underneath, it's still very much displaying its true nature.

But in the end, even if you don't want to spend an hour making a hot glue monstrosity for a single flower, one thing we can all agree on is that the cat is a nice distraction.

Kitty doesn't care about lime ribbon roses or twist-tie daisies.

Note: Language. Fury. Cat.

More like /sub/diwhynotgofuckyourself

Or: My Adventure with Blue (Lime) Flowers.

I saw my girlfriend looking at this gif, and thought, aww, I could make one of these for her, or at least one of the flowers, before I head off to an appointment, and it would be a nice surprise.

At least I didn't burn the house down.

So let's go over materials. I didn't have blue ribbon, and while I did have red ribbon, I decided I wanted to go with something smaller, so I used this 7/8th inch wide ribbon instead, in a pleasant lime green colour instead. Don't worry, the fact that it's smaller and has a slight texture won't make anything more difficult. (Spoiler: this will make everything more difficult.)

I also don't have any wire, but that's perfectly fine, I'm just going to use a lime green cable tie. We've got a glue gun somewhere, and a lighter is wandering around. I don't have anything crazy like a hot wire ribbon cutter but I have this crazy tech called "scissors" and the girlfriend has several pairs called "fabric scissors" that I am constantly warned are only for fabric as if I have not cut a piece of fabric once every five years out-of-season (and annually, when I need them to cut ribbons for gift-wrapping) and, more importantly, been warned my entire life about the proper use of fabric scissors due to being in the proximity of women with fabric scissors. I Know Things. Sometimes I even remember them!

So I fuss around a bit to see how long a narrower ribbon needs to be to have the same shape when folded. Turns out it needs to be about 5.5 cm. I'm not the one to tell you which side of the ruler you need to use, but we've got a lot of rulers (and "scales" because god forbid you call an architect ruler a "ruler"), and I just happened to pick up the one measured in millimeters and not inches or picas (yes).

I aligned these scraps up to show you how long the pieces needed to be. Because I'm a crafty hel...

So each side is heat sealed. I know about this, I think there's a word for this, but since my ribbon use is 98.2% during the holidays - and I do like to use nice ribbons for that - it's simply not necessary, unlike the girlfriend's use of ribbons if she's making an outfit, so therefore I don't know the word. So I do it and it's fine, I'm quick so it doesn't form those big knobby plastic globs like the first time you ever do it and you're a goddamn newb.

In the animated gif, there's this cutsey bit where there's a double fold on each side to create the edges and those are ALSO just heat-sealed into place, almost like heat sealing and gluing are the same thing. That's funny. This is where /sub/diwhy becomes /diwhynotgofuckyourself. I'm dealing with a much smaller ribbon, and unlike the animated gif, I'm dealing with normal-large man-sized hands - "one-size fits all" gloves are generally not comfortable if they fit. This combination - large hands, tiny ribbons, texture, VERY TINY CORNERS, heat sealing, means at least one of two things happens: 1 - the corners don't seal the first time, 2 - I burn my fingers, 3 - the "seal" becomes those big knobby plastic globs because the corners didn't seal the first time, which is especially frustrating because this isn't my first rodeo with heat sealing a goddamn synthetic ribbon. It's not like I'm a dumbass trying to heat seal a cotton ribbon or stapling it or some shit. For fuck's sake.

Control. Breathe. This is already horrendously frustrating and clearly not going to be the quick process. HOLY SHIT THIS GIF IS SPED UP GIFS ARE LIES. MY WORLD IS FALLING APART. Anyway.

This is a shitshow and it's not going to work as planned. First off in the gif it's not even completely apparent how many I need for my one goddamn flower. It shows twelve at least, maybe thirteen, so I'll make thirteen even though my flower is small. That should be enough for safety. But if I continue this "heat glue corner technique", all I'm going to have is a ball of yellow-brown melted polyester, burned fingers, and at least one empty lighter. "Surprise, I made you a ball of plastic! I love you!" By this time I know I'm making this post, incidentally.

So I'm stopping this bus and asking the driver to take a detour. I've already got the hot glue gun out anyway, so I'm just embracing the fail, and going to glue the corners in by a single dab. This isn't the prettiest technique, and maybe it wouldn't be necessary if I was using a wider ribbon like the gif - is she using inch-and-a-half ribbon, or is she just a goddamn liar who lies and is it all just camera tricks and mirrors? I don't know but I'm going to see this through? Liars! Glue strands are everywhere, but the cat's supporting me, and by supporting me I mean wandering around and singing the song of her people.

So these are all done and it's time to assemble the daisy chain. This process isn't documented but I'm a smart cookie and make the logical deduction that it's probably all hot glue. Fortunately, that means it shares a lot in common with my daisy chain at this point.

ISN'T SHE LOVELY, ISN'T SHE BEAUTIFUL?

Yeah. It's a shitshow at this point. Hot glue everywhere, some of the glue points to keep the corners glued have come undone from the centers but not from themselves. At this point it's like to hell with it, they're not completely unfrayed, they're just not touching the center. It's all getting rolled up like a Swiss Cake Roll next anyway. The next step in the GIF is to glue the stick, assault the first petal with it until they get Stockholm Syndrome and become friends, so I do that and it works reasonably well. After that, it's ROLL AND FINISH, given that I'm not making an entire bouquet.

So, hold everything down, roll out a line of hot glue like it was (insert edgy movie cocaine reference here), roll and DONE. So again, fuck you, animated GIF. Trying to be relatively quick about it, I pop the line of hot glue out and start ROLLING LIKE MY LIFE DEPENDS ON IT, striking a mature, reasonable balance between "HOLY SHIT KEEP THIS TIGHT LIKE I'M WRAPPING UP A BOX WITH CELLOPHANE THAT IS ABOUT TO LEAK HUMAN FECES" and "HOLY SHIT THIS HOT GLUE IS ABOUT TO COOL OFF, HURRY UP LIKE THE LIGHT IS ABOUT TO GO RED". Cool, calm, and collected.

I think you'll agree that my results were an unqualified success.

Whew. What a stunner. Great work, thanks! I know! But, there was something a bit ... off about it. I decided that there might be a little room for improvement. So, I unfurled the thing, added what I consider to be a nearly impossible amount of EXTRA hot glue, never working more than about an inch ahead of myself, going very, very slowly. Note that in the animated gif, the cute "splurt splurt" where an ENTIRE LINE is haphazardly splashed across the whole affair because that's fun and sweet. Fuck you. Err, anyway.

This one has less of the "deconstructed charm" of the first assembly. Underneath, it's still very much displaying its true nature.

But in the end, even if you don't want to spend an hour making a hot glue monstrosity for a single flower, one thing we can all agree on is that the cat is a nice distraction.

Kitty doesn't care about lime ribbon roses or twist-tie daisies.

No

How to handle a garment with holes in it

Now... How to handle garments with big green leafs on them

They leaf it alone.

But how do they finish it off?

Now my badass leather jacket has a pretty little leaf in the middle of it!

How to break a door

How to break a door

Noooooooo, donkey kick it. The depicted kick will destroy knees.

When all else fails you can huff and puff and blow the door in.

A side kick with a raised knee and good hip movement will give fairly inexperienced people the most powerful and pretty accurate kick at door knob level.

Plot twist, the door swings out.

How to iron a dress shirt

How to iron a dress shirt

I always thought it was considered a norm to iron the sleeves first as the rest of the shirt will crumple due to the weight hanging off the sight when ironing the sleeves

Collar stays, what am I, some sort of independently wealthy billionaire who can afford high quality clothing?

20+ years of ironing shirts and you are exactly correct. Sleeves last equals big creases developing down the front of the shirt that need to be re-ironed.

This is wrong. Iron the collar & yolk first. Sleeves second. Then the rest of the shirt.

In case you have guests

In case you have guests

Suspiciously absent: bag of chips and bowl of cheese dip.

When i have guests, i make damn sure there's no place on the plate for fancy decoration, because they are full of food.

If my guests want food served like that, then they can go to a restaurant.

In case you have guests what?

Do they admire your modern art? Are they supposed to eat them, then wonder where the actual food is? Where’s the beer and wine? Are you just making this up for karma?

How to make small 🗡

How to make small 🗡
https://youtu.be/VvrRDcpgm5o

This is /u/bobbydukearts

They cut up this video :

Yes but will it kiiiiiiiiillllllllll?

He flattened that whole thing in one hit!!

Actual /sub/woosh

How to pick up metal filings. Stick a magnet into a plastic bag, then invert the bag when you’ve picked it all up. Pull the magnet out, job done!

How to pick up metal filings. Stick a magnet into a plastic bag, then invert the bag when you’ve picked it all up. Pull the magnet out, job done!

Job well done mate

I read this as metal FILLINGS, as in, teeth.

My thought was OP was some strange torture dentist ripping fillings out with magnets..

Thanks. Got a Labrador who loves getting involved, and metal filings have a tendency to go everywhere if you try sweeping them up. A quick trip to the fridge solved all the problems!

/sub/machinists would like a word about austenitic steels and nonferrous metals. Anyone who's had aluminium splinters in their skin will wish magnets would work on it.

Try one of these subthreads