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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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This Cool Handmade R2D2 Halloween Costume Features Wheels for Extra Speedy Mobility

This Cool Handmade R2D2 Halloween Costume Features Wheels for Extra Speedy Mobility

Little Jimmy had a great time this Halloween scooting around in his homemade R2D2 Star Wars costume. Jimmy's mom crafted the cool costume all on her own, remaining as true to the original design as

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LAST CHANCE: Enter Inhabitat’s 2012 Green Halloween Costume Contest – DEADLINE EXTENDED 24 HOURS!

LAST CHANCE: Enter Inhabitat’s 2012 Green Halloween Costume Contest – DEADLINE EXTENDED 24 HOURS!

There's still time to enter Inhabitat's 2012 Green Halloween Costume Contest! Did you haunt the streets in an awesome hand-crafted Halloween costume last night? While the spookiest night of the year may

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The D-Bike is a Build-It-Yourself Bike That’s Assembled Like a Jigsaw

The D-Bike is a Build-It-Yourself Bike That’s Assembled Like a Jigsaw

Designer Wei-Chih Hsu's build-it-yourself D-Bike is a flat-pack, cardboard kid's bicycle that is assembled much like a jigsaw. All of the bike's components are punched out from a pre-cut, reinforced

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DIY: How to Make this Simple, Spooky Cut-Out Skull T-Shirt for Halloween

DIY: How to Make this Simple, Spooky Cut-Out Skull T-Shirt for Halloween

The original instructions over at Hurley for this fabulously simple, spooky skull t-shirt are intended for adults, but we've found that it can also make the perfect thrifty, DIY attire the younger set.

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HOW TO: Make Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

HOW TO: Make Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Peanut butter cups are a sought-after staple for trick-or-treaters, but store-bought varieties are loaded with preservatives and artificial flavors. This halloween, make your own delicious vegan peanut

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Dsquadro’s Modular JOIN System Can be Used to Create Virtually any Kind of Furniture

Dsquadro’s Modular JOIN System Can be Used to Create Virtually any Kind of Furniture

"JOIN" is a system of interlocking modular pieces, created by dsquadro, which allows free configurations of furniture. The "JOIN" system is made from salvaged wood materials and it's flexible enough to be

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DIY: How To Make a Spooky Cut-Out Skull T-Shirt for Halloween

DIY: How To Make a Spooky Cut-Out Skull T-Shirt for Halloween

If you're not sure what to do for a costume for Halloween or if you're just too lazy to go all out, get into the spirit with this easy cut-out skull t-shirt! This DIY project isn't just for kids; all you

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DIY Builder James Higginson Uses Recycled Scaffolding Boards to Make a Beautiful Timber Wall

DIY Builder James Higginson Uses Recycled Scaffolding Boards to Make a Beautiful Timber Wall

In an effort to build beautiful, functional pieces using cheap or free materials, DIY builder James Higginson recently constructed a gorgeous wall out of recycled scaffolding boards that were past their

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DIY: Make A Hammock Chair from Upcycled Plastic Bags

DIY: Make A Hammock Chair from Upcycled Plastic Bags

If you have a bunch of plastic bags lying around, upcycle them into a hammock chair! All you need to make one is time (you'll need to braid each plastic bag to make it sturdy), about 500 plastic bags,

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7 Last-Minute DIY Halloween Costumes Haunting Your Closet!

7 Last-Minute DIY Halloween Costumes Haunting Your Closet!

Not sure what to dress up as for Halloween? Or perhaps you're on a bit of a budget? If you're looking for an eco- and wallet-friendly costume that will still garner lots of oohs and ahhs, then look no

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Martha Stewart Confesses to Painting Her Coveted Scarlet Louboutin Soles Black

Martha Stewart Confesses to Painting Her Coveted Scarlet Louboutin Soles Black

While some women have been known to paint the soles of their high-heels red in an effort to attain that distinct Louboutin look (without shelling out sizable sums of money), Martha Stewart has admitted

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HOW TO: Pickle Beets In Just 1 Hour

HOW TO: Pickle Beets In Just 1 Hour

Beets come in all shapes and sized, from dark red and pink striped to light orange and everything in between. We used a bunch of gorgeous organic Chioggia beets from the farmer's market. Chioggia beets

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