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50 Weirdest Christmas Gifts Under $15

This Christmas, don't just get presents for your loved ones that make them go "wow". Get them some things that make them say "Whaaaaa!!?" instead! …

A Fanciful Twist

Welcome December!<p>Naughty little month, comes rushing at you at top speed!<p>And, it's really not until you decide to plunge into it, that you really …

Arduino Prototype Center

Introduction: Arduino Prototype Center<p>Finalist in the<br>Workshop Contest<p>View Contest<p>This is a relatively inexpensive and easy to build project that will …

How-To: Hand Printed Coffee Cup Sleeve

I’m definitely smitten with this nature-inspired take on the DIY reusable coffee cup sleeve from Leigh Laurel Studios.<p>Ready to give it a try? Head over to Leigh Laurel Studios to see the full tutorial.

Coffee

How-To: DIY Braided Wire Ring

DIY

How-To: DIY Bandana Back Shirt

Emma of A Beautiful Mess combines a classic bandana with a shirt in need of repairs in this delightful DIY Bandana Back Shirt tutorial.<p>[via Wattlebird]

DIY

How-To: DIY Typography Pendants

Instructables user Fairgoods shared this super quick and easy way to make a pendant featuring your own custom typography handiwork.

Typography

Attention Procrastinators: 10 Last-Minute Halloween Costumes

We’re getting close to my favorite maker holiday, Halloween. Do you have your costume ready? If not, I’ve gathered up some last-minute DIY costume ideas, with help from you guys! Please add your suggestions in the comments section.<p><i>Farah’s cereal killer costume. The milk mustache is a nice …

DIY Leather Coasters

Bring some warm texture into your living room with these DIY leather coasters by following the easy tutorial over on Design Sponge. I would use a vintage or up-cycled piece of leather, myself, and give them as a holiday gift.

Living Rooms

How-To: DIY Twine Bow Ring

Clemence of Oh The Lovely Things shared this super easy way to make your own charming little ring with this DIY Twine Bow Ring tutorial.

Crafting

5-Minute Necklace Make-Over

A crafty lady loves a quick creative up-grade, so this easy necklace revamp by Refinery 29 is perfect. What a great way to add something new to an old drab piece without having to spend much money or time on it. This example is in classic black, but you can clearly customize the look and jazz it up …

Oil Refineries

How-To: Secret Bookshelf Storage Box

Are you a crafty bookworm? Hide your treasures—or maybe important documents and your whiskey collection—in plain sight with this sneaky tutorial for making your own secret bookshelf storage box from Chris at Man Made!<p>This would be a great way to repurpose those damaged books piled up at your local …

Monogram of branches

Hello Little House shows us how to put a rustic spin on the monogram game by creating one with some of the many sticks her sons collect, and included it in their room make-over.

How-To: Easy Necklace That Can Be Worn in 3 Ways

When it comes to jewelry, it doesn’t get much better that a piece that can pull triple duty. Stephanie from Henry Happened called her design “the most versatile necklace ever”, and I’m definitely feeling the love. (And the blue/green color combination!)<p>Two necklaces and a bracelet in one easily …

Jewelry

Hanging Bottle Vase

This hanging air plant pendant over on Poppytalk is a lovely little DIY moment that can be added to any room in your home. Contributed by Caitlin of The Merrythought.

Design

Holiday Gift Guide 2012: Science, Tech, Engineering & Math (STEM) Toys for Kids

People give all manner of toys as gifts during the holidays. Some are big hits, others flop. I think the best ones are fun and stimulating while at the same time teaching a skill or concept. In that spirit, here are some toys that fall under the broad umbrella of STEM (science, technology, …

Simple Christmas Food Gifts

Better Homes and Gardens shows a few fantastic ways to combine your love of food with your love of crafts and give the combo as gifts this holiday season. I know a few people on my list who would love to receive a ‘smores kit under the tree!

Turn Instagram Photos Into Wrapping Paper

As we approach the holiday season, many of us are finishing up (or some of us are just starting!) handmade gifts to give to our friends and family. But when it comes to wrapping those presents, how do you make sure the outside is as unique as the inside? One technique I like is buying a roll of …

Crafting

How-To: Recover Gold from Old Electronics

For the modern-day prospector the gold isn’t in them thar hills anymore, but it is in them thar flip phones, as this illuminating tutorial from Josehf Lloyd Murchison on recovering gold from old electronics demonstrates. By subjecting a modest heap of old electronics to a fairly labor-intensive …

Electronics

Hostess Gift Idea: Etched Wooden Spoons

This holiday season, thank your host or hostess with something stylish and handmade. Make a set of lovely etched wooden spoons with this project idea from Design Mom!<p>Ready to get started? Head over to Design Mom to see more photos, tips, and tricks!

DIY Finger-Knitted Scarf

15 Fall Table Decorating Ideas for a Festive Dinner

All that's missing is your favorite food. Pass the mashed potatoes, please.<p>A stunning autumn tablescape can come together so easily — just steal these themes and expert tips for creating memorable fall table decorations that guests will love. Plus, check out our 25 favorite fall centerpiece ideas.

Star

Batman and Superman Q-Fig Captures Batman’s Most Embarrassing Moment<p>Superman 8 hours ago<p>Superman<p>Last Call For the Big 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' …

Star Wars

Indian Spiced Black Bean & Tofu Burgers • Steamy Kitchen Recipes

posted by<p><i>Hi! Here’s another way to incorporate more tofu in your life! I create delicious tofu recipes for Mori-Nu Tofu, made right here in the USA.</i> …

Vegan

Gobble Gobble: 19 Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes | Crumb: A Food Blog

Last weekend, Canadians all over gathered together with family and friends to give thanks and stuff their faces with turkey for Canadian Thanksgiving …

What’s the Best Way to Care for Cast Iron?

<i>There are so many great conversations on the Hotline -- it's hard to choose a favorite. But we'll be doing it, once a week, to spread the wealth of our community's knowledge -- and to keep the conversation going.</i><p><i>Today: You've seasoned (and re-seasoned), but food is still sticking to your cast iron</i> …

Cast Iron Cookware

Miss Kay's Duck Commander Kitchen

• <b>Author:</b> Kay Robertson<p>The sassy, country-cookin’ matriarch of the Robertson clan and star of A&E®'s <i>Duck Dynasty</i>® dishes up her fabulous recipes and stories in this irresistible family cookbook.<p>Writing a cookbook for people who love good food has been a lifelong dream for me—and I’m so happy to be …

The Cheapie Lipstick That's Better Than The Pricey Ones

<i>Certain beauty products — think NARS blush in Orgasm, Clinique's Black Honey lipstick — are so good, they're practically famous. And, while we do</i> …