DIY: How to Turn a Boring Tote Bag into a Double Wine Bottle Carrier

DIY: How to Turn a Boring Tote Bag into a Double Wine Bottle Carrier

MATERIALS:
– a tote bag (one with sturdy, hard fabric will work best since you don’t want your wine bottles clanging into one another)
– a needle and thread or a sewing machine
– a pencil
– scissors
– a ruler or a box of foil

STEP 1:
Lay your

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DIY: How to Make Your Own Industrial-Style Shelf Out of Inexpensive Pipe

DIY: How to Make Your Own Industrial-Style Shelf Out of Inexpensive Pipe

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We announced the winner in our October 24th newsletter here.

Theresa and Mark have also teamed up with Dove to offer 3 guys the opportunity to win a home upgrade worth $15,000, a private consultation with the Clements,

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DIY: How to Make an Iconic Chrysler Building Halloween Costume

DIY: How to Make an Iconic Chrysler Building Halloween Costume

Originally published in October 2012

Celebrate the spirit of New York City and crown yourself as a DIY rock star by making this kick-ass Chrysler Building costume! If you’ve got foil, cardboard, felt, hot glue and a silver dress, you’re ready to rock

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DIY VIDEO: How to Turn Your Blender into a Magic Bullet-Like Smoothie or Juice Machine

DIY VIDEO: How to Turn Your Blender into a Magic Bullet-Like Smoothie or Juice Machine

You will need:
– a blender
– a mason jar
– your smoothie ingredients (I used melon, apple, pear, locally-grown kale and water for mine)

STEP 1:
Very carefully unscrew the bottom cap of your blender pitcher. Be wary of the fact that the blade will

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DIY VIDEO: How to Make an Edible Water “Bottle”

DIY VIDEO: How to Make an Edible Water “Bottle”

Note: The Ooho is made using sodium alginate and calcium chloride using a formula developed by the designers. Our recipe is an approximation that replaces calcium chloride with calcium lactate, resulting in a membrane that is less tough.

YOU WILL NEED:

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GIVEAWAY: Win This Fun Secret Compartment Cabinet + a Copy of DIY Book Past and Present!

GIVEAWAY: Win This Fun Secret Compartment Cabinet + a Copy of DIY Book Past and Present!

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1. Like Inhabitat NYC by clicking the button below.

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That’s it! Good luck, and make sure you’re

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Bagels & BIG!NYC: DIY Terrarium Class with Twig!

Bagels & BIG!NYC: DIY Terrarium Class with Twig!

Have a love for mason jars and moss? Then this class is right up your alley! Join the amazing minds behind Twig Terrariums and get twiggy with materials found at our BIG!NYC reuse center to create a one of a kind terrarium! $65 per person, materials are included.

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DIY: How to Trick Begonias into Blooming Early Using a Terrarium

DIY: How to Trick Begonias into Blooming Early Using a Terrarium

MATERIALS:
• Begonia tubers (make sure you use quality tubers that are firm and have no bruises)
• Potting soil or a potting mix
• Small pot, about 3-4″ in diameter
• Terrarrium dome
• Dish for the base

(All of these come as part of of

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Colorful DIY Easter Eggs Pay Tribute to the NYC Subway System – Even the G Train

Colorful DIY Easter Eggs Pay Tribute to the NYC Subway System – Even the G Train

What does an NYC Easter egg look like? That’s the question that New York transplant and blogger Natalie Broulette asked herself, and the result was this basket of colorful subway-inspired eggs! Broulette tapped into her creative juices and made egg versions

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DIY VIDEO: Model Summer Rayne Oakes Shows You How to Make a Mason Jar Herb Garden for Your Kitchen Wall

DIY VIDEO: Model Summer Rayne Oakes Shows You How to Make a Mason Jar Herb Garden for Your Kitchen Wall

MATERIALS

– mason jars
– hose clamps
– screws
– recycled wood board (or boards depending on how many rows of herbs you want)
– glue to adhere the board to your wall before you secure with screws
– charcoal
– stones for drainage
– and herbs of course!

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Natural Mosaic DIY Workshop for Women’s History Month Program

Natural Mosaic DIY Workshop for Women’s History Month Program

Head over to the Morris-Jumel Mansion this weekend to join award-winning artist Andrea Arroyo in a special DIY workshop for Women’s History Month. Arroyo will show you how to create a three-dimensional seed mosaic using card-stock and everyday materials. Click

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DIY: How to Make Your Own Vertical Garden Room Divider Using Inexpensive Ikea Plant Stands

DIY: How to Make Your Own Vertical Garden Room Divider Using Inexpensive Ikea Plant Stands

Just so you know, the Ikea PS Plant Stands that we used in this DIY can certainly be used separately instead of in duplicate or triplicate and they were specifically designed for garden lovers in big cities. “I wanted to create a kitchen garden for with

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DIY Pop-Up Card Workshop

DIY Pop-Up Card Workshop

The holidays may be over but that doesn’t mean that you can’t learn some awesome new card-making skills to put to use in the new year! Join award-winning cartoonist Felipe Galindo as he teaches you how to create one-of-a-kind pop up cards using paper and cardboard.

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DIY Softwalks Kits Let You Turn Ugly Scaffolding into Fun Pop-Up Parks!

DIY Softwalks Kits Let You Turn Ugly Scaffolding into Fun Pop-Up Parks!

The Softwalks initiative was born out of the MFA Transdisciplinary Design program at Parsons, The New School. Students were inspired by the Department of Transportation’s amazing makeover of the city’s traffic heavy areas into giant pedestrian walkways like

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DIY: How to Make Your Own Storage Bed Using a Repurposed IKEA Bookcase

DIY: How to Make Your Own Storage Bed Using a Repurposed IKEA Bookcase

MATERIALS:

– One full size mattress
– One 4 x 4 grid Ikea Expedit bookshelf (find some inexpensive options here on craigslist)
– 2 sheets of 1/2″ thick plywood cut to 38″ wide x 60″ long (technically you could use one large sheet of plywood instead of

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DIY: How to Make a Gingerbread Brooklyn Brownstone

DIY: How to Make a Gingerbread Brooklyn Brownstone

Having graduated from both architecture school and culinary school, Baumann knew that she didn’t want to make a ho-hum candy-covered gingerbread house. “If I’m going to the trouble of making my own darn gingerbread house, then I’m going to make whatever

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The DIY-Spirited Art Party Launches Tomorrow at The Boiler in Brooklyn

The DIY-Spirited Art Party Launches Tomorrow at The Boiler in Brooklyn

With so many economic challenges, The Art Party serves to offer peaceful alternatives that support creativity and social programs. A critical component involves incorporating resourcefulness and environmental consciousness into daily life. The group celebrates

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Sneak a peek at IKEA’s food-centric 2016 catalog and newly unveiled products

Sneak a peek at IKEA’s food-centric 2016 catalog and newly unveiled products

ikea, ikea catalog, ikea products, ikea catalog 2015,

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Brooklyn’s green sewing camp for aspiring designers is eco-fabulous!

Brooklyn’s green sewing camp for aspiring designers is eco-fabulous!

Summer camp attendees will work on DIY projects based on their own suggestions, restyle old clothes and create reusable shopping bags.

“I try to help children understand that not only is sewing a fun thing you can do, but you can also turn it into

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Urban Farming: Soil Health

Urban Farming: Soil Health

Learn how to build and maintain healthy soil to grow nutritious fruits, vegetables, and herbs in Williamsburg on Saturday, June 20 with Citizens Committee for New York City. Exchange best practices with like-minded urban gardeners and make friends in an

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By Brooklyn: NYC’s only store stocked exclusively with Brooklyn-made goods

By Brooklyn: NYC’s only store stocked exclusively with Brooklyn-made goods

By Brooklyn, bybrooklyn, brooklyn made goods, things made in brooklyn, where to buy stuff made in brooklyn, brooklyn made gifts, bklyn designs

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VIDEO: Clever woman lives, works and sleeps in a tiny space the same size as her bed

VIDEO: Clever woman lives, works and sleeps in a tiny space the same size as her bed

Chu’s very modestly-sized room is actually part of what is called a “1.5 apartment” in Brooklyn, New York, where a roommate occupies a larger bedroom and Chu lives in the half-bedroom. The key to the space is the over-sized, custom-made canopy bed, which serves

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Mindfully miniature 90-square-foot apartment makes smart use of every inch of space

Mindfully miniature 90-square-foot apartment makes smart use of every inch of space

Once Rowell signed her lease, she realized that every bit of furniture would have to be custom-made. With the help of a friend, she built her bed frame and shelving units. As for her closet, she uses the services of Make Space to store and rotate her

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5 common weeds you can make into healthy (and FREE!) teas

5 common weeds you can make into healthy (and FREE!) teas

Image via Flickr

Found in many of NYC’s parks, red clovers make a tasty brew with a soothing, sweet punch. According to the foragers at Nona Brooklyn, the red clover is medicinally known to cure respiratory ailments and skin conditions, including eczema.

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IKEA debuts 2015 kitchen line filled with ultra-efficient, space-saving designs (PHOTOS)

IKEA debuts 2015 kitchen line filled with ultra-efficient, space-saving designs (PHOTOS)

The highlight of SEKTION is its stackable soft-close drawer system, which discreetly stows everything from kitchen tools, linens, pots and pans, to recycling bins, in easy to pull-out “drawers within drawers” – so there’s no reaching, bending or crawling through

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