DIY

How to Make DIY Outdoor Lanterns from Recycled Tin Cans in Seven Easy Steps

How to Make DIY Outdoor Lanterns from Recycled Tin Cans in Seven Easy Steps

With summer quickly approaching, it's time to dust off the patio furniture, fire up the grill, and start spending a lot more time outdoors. Over at Inhabitots, we've shared some detailed instructions for

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How To Start an Odor-Free Freezer Compost Bin as a City or Small Space Dweller

How To Start an Odor-Free Freezer Compost Bin as a City or Small Space Dweller

Okay, so you won't actually be composting in your freezer, but your freezer can provide a great space to store your compost scraps before you drop them off at your local green market or with someone

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The Filabot: Desktop Machine Turns Recyclable Plastics Into Filament for 3D Printers

The Filabot: Desktop Machine Turns Recyclable Plastics Into Filament for 3D Printers

Now that desktop 3D printers are more affordable and compact, the world of DIY fabrication is quickly transforming the way we produce durable goods. Yet the filaments that 3D printers use to assemble

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3D Systems’ New CubeX 3D Printer Can Print Objects as Big as a Basketball

3D Systems’ New CubeX 3D Printer Can Print Objects as Big as a Basketball

3D Systems launched a new 3D printer at the 2013 CES, which boasts “the largest print volume in its category,” according to an announcement from the firm. Called the CubeX, the printer is able to

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Daniel Gray’s Rainbow Igloo Is a Colorful Backyard Retreat Made from 500 Bricks of Ice

Daniel Gray’s Rainbow Igloo Is a Colorful Backyard Retreat Made from 500 Bricks of Ice

Leaving warm and sunny New Zealand for a Canadian winter is not something that one dreams of when they think of taking a break. But when engineering student Daniel Gray found himself visiting his

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Portabee Launches Portable, Robust, Affordable 3D Printer for Under $500

Portabee Launches Portable, Robust, Affordable 3D Printer for Under $500

The Portabee is a portable, robust, affordable 3D printer that is targeting a game-changing price point under $500. The team has drawn upon their vast wealth of reprap heritage to create a simple,

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DIY: Make Your Own Popstar-Shaped Earbud Holders Using These Pop Wrap Templates

DIY: Make Your Own Popstar-Shaped Earbud Holders Using These Pop Wrap Templates

Pop Wrap are DIY popstar-shaped earbud and cable organizers that you can make yourself using one of these downloadable templates designed by Sebastiano Ercoli and Alessandro Garlandini. Choose

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Inhabitat’s Top 6 DIY Stories of 2012 – Vote for Your Favorite!

Inhabitat’s Top 6 DIY Stories of 2012 – Vote for Your Favorite!

Just as we predicted back 2011, 2012 saw even more people rolling up their sleeves and embracing DIY culture, and we're honored that so many of you came to Inhabitat as a resource for some of these

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HOW TO: Swap, Sell or Steal Your Way to the Holiday Gift You Really Wanted

HOW TO: Swap, Sell or Steal Your Way to the Holiday Gift You Really Wanted

You dropped hints, posted on your Facebook wall and even flat out told your relatives exactly what you wanted for your holiday gift, but sadly, you still ended up getting a Snuggie. But wait! Before you

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MVRDV, Shigeru Ban and More Create Architecture For Dogs—With DIY Instructions

MVRDV, Shigeru Ban and More Create Architecture For Dogs—With DIY Instructions

Japanese architect Shigeru Ban designed a flexible dog space by using his trademark recycled cardboard tubes (attached with two wires) that can be turned from a bed, to a swing, to a maze, and even a

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DIY Gift Wrap and Tags Made From Chip Bags, Clothes and Other Recycled Items

DIY Gift Wrap and Tags Made From Chip Bags, Clothes and Other Recycled Items

If you love wrapping and opening wrapped gifts but hate the resulting pile of wasted paper, then you might want to check out this awesome DIY post. We have compiled a list of clever ways to recycle the

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DIY: 10 Amazing Homemade Terrariums That Also Make Great Gifts!

DIY: 10 Amazing Homemade Terrariums That Also Make Great Gifts!

  1. Ornament Terrarium Spruce up boring glass ornaments by turning them into terrariums. You can use any clear glass ornament that has a removable hanger. We suggest repurposing an old

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6 Easy Ways To Make Your Own Gift Wrap

6 Easy Ways To Make Your Own Gift Wrap

According to Earth911.com, "As much as half of the 85 million tons of paper products Americans consume every year goes toward packaging, wrapping and decorating goods... [and] wrapping paper and shopping

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DIY Gift Idea: 10 Recipes You Can Gift in Jars

DIY Gift Idea: 10 Recipes You Can Gift in Jars

What you’ll need: Clean, lidded jars in assorted sizes The dry ingredients as per your recipe A list of the wet ingredients needed for each recipe (to send along with the jar) Ribbons, bows,

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Oliver Staiano Upcycles Old BMX Bike Parts Into Cool CycleHangers

Oliver Staiano Upcycles Old BMX Bike Parts Into Cool CycleHangers

If your beloved bike broke and you are left with some spare parts, here is a cool project to keep your old friend useful and close to your heart. Designed by Nottingham Trent University's graduate Oliver

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Black Friday: The World Tells You to Shop, We Ask You to Stop

Black Friday: The World Tells You to Shop, We Ask You to Stop

Have you already started to become a bit stressed about all the Christmas shopping you have to do? Do you feel pressured to shop with money you don’t have, rather saving it or using it for something

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Phantom Geometry 3D Printing Innovation Wins SCI-Arc’s Gehry Prize

Phantom Geometry 3D Printing Innovation Wins SCI-Arc’s Gehry Prize

Liz and Kyle von Hasseln, students at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), have won the school's newly established Gehry Prize, reports Archinect News. The Hasselns, a

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Michael Hannaford Crafts Unique Utensils From Recycled Glass Bottles

Michael Hannaford Crafts Unique Utensils From Recycled Glass Bottles

UK-based designer Michael Hannaford has created a green set of serving utensils made from upcycled glass spirit bottles. Dubbed Spoonboozer, the set is refined, strong, and it reuses resources, making it

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DIY: Make a Homemade Organic Apple Pie with Butter Crust for the Holidays!

DIY: Make a Homemade Organic Apple Pie with Butter Crust for the Holidays!

Thanksgiving is just days away and, for those of you with unfinished menus, we have a delicious organic apple pie recipe that is guaranteed to make your guests swoon.  It's especially important to buy

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DIY: How To Make A Terrarium In A Recycled Glass Jar

DIY: How To Make A Terrarium In A Recycled Glass Jar

The winter season has most people spending more time huddled up indoors -- so use the opportunity to get crafty and make a terrarium to bring the outdoors in! Comforting and cheerful to behold and easy to

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DIY: How To Make Your Own Lip Balms

DIY: How To Make Your Own Lip Balms

There are a plethora of lip balm recipes available online to choose from—do a quick search on Pinterest for "lip balm recipe" and you'll see what I mean—so you have oodles to sort through. From

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DIY: How to Make an Enchanting Terrarium Necklace to Keep or Give as a Gift!

DIY: How to Make an Enchanting Terrarium Necklace to Keep or Give as a Gift!

If you're looking for a beguiling homemade gift that will enchant your favorite plantophiles, look no further than this darling DIY terrarium necklace! You'll be surprised at how easy it is to make one

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DIY: How to Make Touchscreen Compatible Texting Gloves for iPhone or Droid

DIY: How to Make Touchscreen Compatible Texting Gloves for iPhone or Droid

When the weather outside is frightful, the last thing you want to do is pry your fingers from the warmth of your gloves just so you can text or check some emails. Luckily, with our easy texting gloves

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DIY: Make Thanksgiving Candles from Leftover Halloween Pumpkins and Gourds

DIY: Make Thanksgiving Candles from Leftover Halloween Pumpkins and Gourds

Do you still have a table covered in leftover Halloween gourds and pumpkins? Don't dump them in the compost just yet -- there's still plenty of holiday life left in them! While you could leave them lying

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Dominique Vankan’s DIY Camera Made From LEGOs, Cardboard and Duct Tape Takes Vintage-Style Photos

Dominique Vankan’s DIY Camera Made From LEGOs, Cardboard and Duct Tape Takes Vintage-Style Photos

Inspired by traditional photography, designer Dominique Vankan has created a working camera from LEGOs and duct tape! With the process of Autochrome Lumiere in mind, Vankan used everyday materials to

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ANNOUNCING: Inhabitat’s 2012 Green Halloween Costume Contest Winners!

ANNOUNCING: Inhabitat’s 2012 Green Halloween Costume Contest Winners!

Inhabitat's Green Halloween Costume Contest received hundreds of incredibly crafted costumes - and after an intense bout of online voting we're thrilled to announce our winners! From a ghastly Two-Face

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LAST CHANCE TO VOTE for Your Favorite Finalists in Inhabitat’s 2012 Green Halloween Costume Contest – POLLS CLOSE TONIGHT!

LAST CHANCE TO VOTE for Your Favorite Finalists in Inhabitat’s 2012 Green Halloween Costume Contest – POLLS CLOSE TONIGHT!

This is your last chance to vote for your favorite Green Halloween Costume Contest finalists! Hey Inhabireaders! Today is the last day to vote in our annual Green Halloween Costume Contest. We

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LAST CHANCE TO VOTE for Your Favorite Costumed Cutie In Inhabitots’ Green Halloween Contest!

LAST CHANCE TO VOTE for Your Favorite Costumed Cutie In Inhabitots’ Green Halloween Contest!

Today is the LAST DAY to vote for your finalists in Inhabitots Green Halloween Costume Contest! We're pretty certain there's no other competition on earth in which Baby Marty McFly and his DeLorean

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DIY Living’s Cardboard Packaging Can Be Turned Into Functional Furniture

DIY Living’s Cardboard Packaging Can Be Turned Into Functional Furniture

Maybe you have just moved or are remodeling your home, and you go to buy a brand new set of furniture. Once you unpack your tables and chairs, you're left with a heap of cardboard just sitting there,

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Littlest Marty McFly Goes Back to the Future in Awesome DeLorean Push Car Halloween Costume

Littlest Marty McFly Goes Back to the Future in Awesome DeLorean Push Car Halloween Costume

Cory Newton-Smith took his son Back to the Future this Halloween with an incredible Marty McFly costume - and he even decked out the toddler's stroller like a flying DeLorean time machine! The DeLorean's

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