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3D-printed tracheal splint supports baby's airways, saves life

They say necessity is the mother of invention, and nowhere was it more necessary than in the case of Kaiba Gionfriddo's life. The infant was born with a condition called tracheobronchomalacia that results in weakened support for the trachea, and his fate seemed all but decided until researchers at …

3D printing: coming to a high street near you

It has been used to make weapons, life-saving body parts and even sex toys, but now 3D printing is moving from the industrial estate to the high …

Digital Artworks by Adam Martinakis Explore Photo Realistic Surrealism | Colossal

<p>Digital artist Adam Martinakis (previously) was born Poland in 1972 and currently lives and works in in Cannock, UK. His computer-generated artworks …

Impatient Huawei names the Ascend P6 as the phone we can expect on June 18

Huawei has never been very good at keeping a secret, having spoiled the launch of the Ascend D2 and Ascend W1 at CES 2013 before the big day, and it …

OnePlus 5T

How-To: Strawberry Margarita Jell-o Shots

If you’re the kind of person who likes your strawberries with Jell-O, tequila, limes, and salt, then this is the tutorial for you (or if you’re the kind of person who just likes your Jell-O shots in sweet, little, edible vessels, then this tutorial is also for you).<p><b>More:</b><p>MAKE | How-To: Caramel Apple …

How-To: Flower Tea Bags

These gorgeous tea-painted flower tea bags are perfect for special occasions and summery gifts! Head over to Willowday to see the full tutorial.

Small Measures: Homemade Watercolors

I share my home, and my life, with an MFA-toting husband (whose concentration was in painting and color theory), and an active, inquisitive, …

10 Best Upcyled DIY Projects: Vintage Transformations

Last week, we made our annual trek to the Brimfield Antique show. Part of the fun walking around antique fairs is imagining the possibilities of …

Playin’ Around: 10 Outdoor Games Perfect for a Long Weekend

The first three-day weekend and the unofficial start of summer is almost here. Get ready for those BBQs, picnics, and pool parties with these 10 games that you can buy or DIY.<p>1. DIY Lawn Bananagrams: Word nerds rejoice! These jumbo Bananagrams tiles just require some cardboard and paint or a poster …

20 DIY Chandeliers to Brighten Up Your Space

A few weeks ago we ventured into the world of DIY lighting, complete with vintage-style marquees, yarn lanterns, and the like. While researching this, we came across a whole bunch of gorgeous DIY chandeliers as well! Making your own chandelier definitely takes a little more elbow grease than a …

Wall Art

Secret Postcard Decoder

Shares 1<p>This paper decoder is a very basic, entry-level approach to understanding ciphers and is great fun for postcards. A fun project for older …

Billy Bookshelves Kitchen Island

<b>Materials:</b> Billy bookcases and Numerar countertop<p><b>Description:</b> We took down a wall between our kitchen and living room and created a room …

How-To: Strappy Flip Flops

Add some DIY style to a pair of plastic sandals with this strappy flip flops tutorial from Delia Creates!<p>[Via Sulia]<p><b>More:</b><p>How-To: Make Braided Knit Flip-Flop Straps<br>• 101 – Homemade Fabric Flip-Flops<br>• How-To: Soft Ruffle Flip Flops

How-To: Add LEDs to an Engagement Ring

Engineer Ben Kokes created this incredible engagement ring featuring LEDs that light up when he and his fiance hold hands. He also documented the process in great detail, just in case anyone else wants to take a crack at making one!

How-To: Deck-Friendly String Art

Dress up your deck in summertime finery with this “air” string art tutorial from The Experimental Home.<p>Head over to The Experimental Home to see the full how-to!

Hit the Snooze Button with 20 DIY Headboards

When it comes to the home, we believe that the two most important rooms are definitely the kitchen and the bedroom. Our bedrooms are where we recharge each night and begin each day, and its essential to create a peaceful space that is both restful and revitalizing. Here are 20 creative …

Interior Design

Pep Up Your Table: Color Blocked Wooden Bowls

You know we’re all about adding color to just about every aspect of our lives, and our kitchen tables are no exception. We’ve been seeing color blocked and neon tableware all over the place, especially combined with the rustic warmth of wooden bowls and trays. Naturally, we couldn’t resist coming …

How to Make a Wooden Chandelier

After showing you our favorite DIY chandeliers from the web, were you as inspired to make one as we were? We wanted a chic chandelier but didn’t want to spend thousands of dollars to buy one, or spend days threading thousands of beads to make one… what to do, what to do? Create a chandelier hack of …

Crafting

From how to soothe mosquito bites quickly to how to DIY a drying station on the patio, here are 21 clever tricks for better outdoor living this summer: http://trib.al/cl175J6

How-To: Succulent Wreath

Make your own gorgeous living succulent wreath with this video tutorial from Succulents & Sunshine!<p>You can also head over to Succulents & Sunshine to see even more lovely photos.

How-To: Wire Knot Stud Earrings

Got jewelry wire? Make your own pretty wire knot stud earrings with this tutorial from Allison at Dream a Little Bigger.<p>Head over to Dream a Little Bigger to see the full how-to!

How-To: Hexagon Planter Box

Bring some geometric style to your patio with this fun hexagon planter box tutorial from Pepper Design Blog!<p><b>More:</b><p>How-To: Modern Embroidery Hoop Hanging Planter<br>• How-To: Magnetic Cork Planters<br>• How-To: Patchwork Planters<br>• How-To: Polka Dot Copper Tape Planter

before and after basics: stencil tricks

hello friends! it’s that time again! today on before and after basics we are going to chat about <b>stencils</b>, and the fantastic possibilities they create …

DIY {dresser drawer} Dog Bed

As a part of the Lowe’s Creative Ideas team, I was excited that the May Challenge revealed using Pantone’s 2013 Color of the Year…emerald! I knew …

How-To: Dinosaur Corn Cob Holders

Make your own set of fun, kitschy dinosaur corn cob holders with this tutorial from mikeasaurus on Instructables!<p>Dinos not your thing? They’re made out of plastic toy animals, so the possibilities are pretty much endless. Head over to Instructables to see the full how-to!<p><b>Update:</b> This DIY was …

How-To: Leaf-Imprinted Clay Necklace

Make your own nature-inspired pendants with this leaf-imprinted clay necklace tutorial from Adrianne at Happy Hour Projects.<p>Head over to Happy Hour Projects to see the full how-to!

DIY Project: Make Your Own Slatted Console Table

We've featured Ana White before, like when we shared her creative instructions for building your own backyard see-saw! I stumbled across her newest …

100 DIY Ideas for the 3-Day Weekend

It's the start of the first three day weekend of the summer, so in keeping with (and expanding upon!) recent Apartment Therapy tradition, we put …