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Air-Conditioned Clothing Helps Japan Beat the Heat Amid Power Shortages

Think this heat wave is bad? Pity the Japanese for sweating out the dog days of summer amid power shortages and electricity restrictions. Following …

DIY: Beat the Heatwave by Making Your Own Air Conditioner

Martha and the Vandellas were on the right track — heatwaves can definitely tear you apart. The current temperature in parts of the US has our “<i>heads</i> …

Domestic Technology

Tutorial: Mokume Gane Beads and Bracelet

Mokume Gane is a great technique for using layers of colours and embellishments like metal leaf, fancy powders or scraps of cane. This mg stack, by …

10 DIY Projects to Kickstart Your Creativity

All good things must come to an end, and with the end of summer comes the end of <i>Mashable</i> and The Home Depot's Call to Hacktion.<p>Back in June, <i>Mashable</i> …

How to Cast Pen Blanks With Resin

Introduction: How to Cast Pen Blanks With Resin<p>Casting pen blanks with Curtis Seebeck of TurnTex Woodworks. Shows step by step instruction on using …

DIY Industrial Spheres

Make Lacy Skeleton Leaves

Have you ever seen the paper skeletal leaves that are used for scrapbooking and other such projects? They are gorgeous but also quite fragile. …

15 Life Hacks For Your Tiny Bathroom

You won't want to do all of these at once, but if you pick one or two of them, you might be surprised at how much your life improves. Or just feel proud that you did something productive.

Framing

Small Bedroom Ideas: 5 DIY Wooden Shelves For Tiny Sleeping Spaces

Bedroom not much bigger than a shoebox? Bookmark one of these 5 tiny DIY bedside table ideas for a rainy Sunday afternoon.<p><b>1.</b> Mette at Monsters Circus …

Bedrooms

10 Easy Life Hacks for DIY Dummies

Not everyone can be Martha Stewart, with crafting abilities that makes Pinterest users drool with envy. But even if you've been called a crafting …

25 Genius DIY Couples Costumes

Drumroll please, it’s time for our second official installment of your favorite thing ever: Couples Costumes!<p>COMPLETE BRIT+CO GUIDE:<p>Last year we served up 25 of the best, and this year we’ve got a whole new crop of DIY goodness to share with you.<p>1. Doritos: I mean, Doritos? Nacho Cheese? Cool …

Costumes

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 …

9 Weekend Projects to Try

1 Comments<p>We've been socked in these past couple of weeks with our fair share of fog and the sound of fog horns every night. I actually love this …

15 Easy Upgrade Ideas For Your House

Is your house ready for a change? Get inspired with these easy and unique updates you can make to your space.<p>1. Paint a piece of furniture Kool-Aid purple.<p>2. Collect seashells to embellish a fireplace surround.<p>3. Hang a wind chime inside the house where it can catch a breeze.<p>4. Set up an outdoor …

Paint a Faux Rust Finish

If your decor tastes run toward the rustic, then you probably appreciate the patina of rusted metal. Want the look without having to wait for things …

10 Just for Fun Weekend Projects

2 Comments<p>Christmas is over and now it's time to relax, perhaps take in a movie, or make something just for fun?<p>1. Leather and Brass Teardrop Hanging …

How to build a foldable lightbox

If you are one of the peeps that share what you make online and want it to look a bit better a lightbox can really come in handy. Well, you can build …

The 50 Most Dazzling Pictures From Space

Taking pictures in space ain’t just point and shoot. When a spacecraft is billions of miles from home, it takes an awful lot of data processing and …