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Awesome D.I.Y. Projects With Saw Blades

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Make awesome D.I.Y. projects with saw blades!

Here are some ideas:

  • For Painting. Yes, that’s right. You can use an old saw blade for painting, just like what MyndScapes artist Daniel Thomson has done – as featured on ViralNova’s article – way back in 2015. He has painted stunning illustrations of a lush forest, a picturesque riverside, and a calm ocean on old saw blades – specifically on old power saw or long saw blades.

Check out SawingPros’ Scroll saw guide for more info on other kinds of saws.

  • For Tools. Despite being old, saw blades have edges. Why not make better use of these and turning it into pocket knives of your own or any other sharp tools for other building and recreating purposes? All you need to do is cut a portion of the saw blade (outlined into a knife) and insert the cut knife outline into a wood handle.
  • For Hanging. Be it a plant or a bulb, you can use an old saw blade to make a hanging surface for these. All you need to do is attach nylon wires on the sides of the blade, pull the strings together in an upwards motion, tie the strings, hang it somewhere it won’t sway much, and voila – you’ve got your own hanging surface for plants and bulbs.
  • For Other Decorations. This includes making old saw blades into placemats on the dinner table, cup mats, plant holder, candle holder, wall clock, mirror, and more! Indeed, there are lots of things you can do with old saw blades. Aside from those already mentioned, you can also use it to decorate your vehicles as a tire plate or a bike plate.

In conclusion, saw blades can truly be more than just tools for cutting down trees or pieces of wood to make wood products. Time and again, saws have proven that they are not just useful as household tools, but also for showcasing creativity in art and other aspects of designing. Aside from that, especially antique ones, old saw blades exude a little radiance. It’s not just about being reused or used to create an entirely new thing. It’s also about the history that saw blade has gone through, all for those like us who consider just about anything in life instruments of art.

So, what are you waiting for? Make your own awesome D.I.Y. projects with saw blades and you’ll never have to worry about not having cool things like those I’ve mentioned above.

Cheers to saw blades, old or new, and creative people like us!

Creating Relaxing Spaces at Home

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There is comfort in knowing that you can come home to a relaxing place regardless of how stressful your day gets. For this reason, keeping your home as relaxing as possible is a good investment. There are fairly simple ways to transform your home into a relaxing haven. You will find plenty of DIY decorating inspirations that you can use to create the ambiance you want.

1. Maximize natural lighting. Appropriate use of natural light can help transform your home into a relaxing haven. Use light and breezy curtains to allow sunlight to streak in at daytime. Open windows when the weather is great to let in some sunshine and fresh air. Adequate exposure to sunlight not only improves your mood. It can also regulate your sleep-wake cycle, which aids in maintaining a healthy sleeping habit.

2. Choose the right houseplants. Plants enhance the soothing look and feel in your interiors. It adds a feeling of freshness in your home. However, bringing in some plants is also a responsibility you have to be willing to take on. Consider the amount of time required in maintaining your houseplant, bonsai tree, or flower before you bring it inside. Taking care of you plant can also be a great form of relaxation.

3. Keep things organized. A daily home organization routine does not have to take too much of your time. Schedule at least 15 minutes of your time each day to declutter and organize your living space. Preventing clutter buildup on a daily basis is a good habit to cultivate if you want to make your home a relaxing haven.

4. Pick the right décor. What is relaxing to others may not work for you. Some people prefer the comforts of many ornaments and decorations while others find a minimalist approach more soothing. Whatever your preference may be, make sure to go easy or choose your décor carefully. Consider using minimal décor to make your living spaces appear more spacious, airy, and relaxing.

5. Use soothing colors. Design using naturally soothing colors and shades. Choose calming hues of blue or green as well as earth tones that remind you of nature. You can also use the same shades of colors in choosing rugs or throw pillows.

6. Create a relaxation spot. Find a spot or room in your home that you can transform into a private relaxation space. Consider it as your alone time spot or for anyone in your household who may wish to use it. This can be an excellent space for meditation, reading, or whatever activities you wish do during your personal time.

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