10.26.2007

happy hour: weekend to-do!


Awww, Halloween weekend. The perfect weekend to finish up crafting your costume, and of course, when frustrated, start something new!

From ReadyMade magazine:
How to Make a Modernist Bowl from Construction Site Refuse:

GET IT:
Orange Construction Netting ($10)
If you can't find any to salvage, purchase a roll here.

NEED IT:
Ruler
Scissors
Wok Lid
Screwdriver
Aluminum Foil
Oven
3 Small Flower Pots
Oven Mitts
Newspaper

DO IT:
1. Cut two circles, 19" in diameter, out of contruction netting.
2. Remove the wooden knob of a wok lid and cover the outside with aluminum foil.
3. With the rack in the lowest position, set three small flowerpots in the center of your oven and place the lid on top.
4. Turn on the oven. When it hits 400 degrees, carefully center the two pieces of netting on top of the wok, overlapping each other.
5. With the over door closed and the light on, watch and wait! In a few minutes, the netting will begin to melt.
6. When the pieces drape completely over the wok lid, turn off the overn and remove the entire thing (flowerpots and all), and set it on a piece of newspaper.
7. Once cooled, pull the netting off the lid and SHAZAM... your basket.

11 comments:

melissa @ the inspired room said...

Eh hem. I could start a fire with this project, because it involves an oven and refuse.

I'm still working on my PIF craft project, baby. One craft at a time for me or I might get overwhelmed.

I like it!

Melissa

Angie said...

Don't ya just love ReadyMade!

design for mankind. said...

HAHAHHA Melissa, you're HILARIOUS.

And Angie, I DO!

aj at home said...

I'm with Melissa on this one - minus the refuse. Still, a cool idea for the arson-unchallenged.

youtube.com/debbje said...

very nice blog!!!
guess mine looks pretty empty compared...sigh

design for mankind. said...

Thanks, AJ! I was thinking the SAME thing. If you can't do, blog!

And thanks for visiting, Debbie!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a PIF craft project to me. Maybe aj at home could try it first in her outdoors oven/furnace. With some refinement, this could be a group Christmas project.

P.I.

design for mankind. said...

HAHAHAHHAHA, PI. You are too much.

designdna said...

brilliant! did you do it? did it work?

Maryam in Marrakesh said...

Gawd, I can barely take all your crafty awesome-ness.:-) C'mon, what if you don't have a wok?! Give me something to work with here for chrissakes! I NEED that bowl.

design for mankind. said...

Ha, DNA: I haven't yet, but I plan to!

And Maryam: I wonder if a simple oven-safe bowl would do? Nooo idea, but yeah, I'm with you on this!!!

welcome.

because beauty lies in the details of design. in the pencil shavings, in the blueberry waffles. the vintage dress, framed portrait, old postcard.

design is inevitable. celebrated. design for mankind.

10.26.2007

happy hour: weekend to-do!


Awww, Halloween weekend. The perfect weekend to finish up crafting your costume, and of course, when frustrated, start something new!

From ReadyMade magazine:
How to Make a Modernist Bowl from Construction Site Refuse:

GET IT:
Orange Construction Netting ($10)
If you can't find any to salvage, purchase a roll here.

NEED IT:
Ruler
Scissors
Wok Lid
Screwdriver
Aluminum Foil
Oven
3 Small Flower Pots
Oven Mitts
Newspaper

DO IT:
1. Cut two circles, 19" in diameter, out of contruction netting.
2. Remove the wooden knob of a wok lid and cover the outside with aluminum foil.
3. With the rack in the lowest position, set three small flowerpots in the center of your oven and place the lid on top.
4. Turn on the oven. When it hits 400 degrees, carefully center the two pieces of netting on top of the wok, overlapping each other.
5. With the over door closed and the light on, watch and wait! In a few minutes, the netting will begin to melt.
6. When the pieces drape completely over the wok lid, turn off the overn and remove the entire thing (flowerpots and all), and set it on a piece of newspaper.
7. Once cooled, pull the netting off the lid and SHAZAM... your basket.

11 comments:

melissa @ the inspired room said...

Eh hem. I could start a fire with this project, because it involves an oven and refuse.

I'm still working on my PIF craft project, baby. One craft at a time for me or I might get overwhelmed.

I like it!

Melissa

Angie said...

Don't ya just love ReadyMade!

design for mankind. said...

HAHAHHA Melissa, you're HILARIOUS.

And Angie, I DO!

aj at home said...

I'm with Melissa on this one - minus the refuse. Still, a cool idea for the arson-unchallenged.

youtube.com/debbje said...

very nice blog!!!
guess mine looks pretty empty compared...sigh

design for mankind. said...

Thanks, AJ! I was thinking the SAME thing. If you can't do, blog!

And thanks for visiting, Debbie!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a PIF craft project to me. Maybe aj at home could try it first in her outdoors oven/furnace. With some refinement, this could be a group Christmas project.

P.I.

design for mankind. said...

HAHAHAHHAHA, PI. You are too much.

designdna said...

brilliant! did you do it? did it work?

Maryam in Marrakesh said...

Gawd, I can barely take all your crafty awesome-ness.:-) C'mon, what if you don't have a wok?! Give me something to work with here for chrissakes! I NEED that bowl.

design for mankind. said...

Ha, DNA: I haven't yet, but I plan to!

And Maryam: I wonder if a simple oven-safe bowl would do? Nooo idea, but yeah, I'm with you on this!!!