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6 Places You Can Find Trash to Transform into Treasure

6 Places You Can Find Trash to Transform into Treasure

Photo via Shutterstock 1. Thrift Stores Go to any town or city and you are bound to find a thrift store. Whether its run by Salvation Army, Goodwill, SPCA or owned by a private person, thrift stores

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7 New and Eco-Friendly Ways to Decorate Easter Eggs

7 New and Eco-Friendly Ways to Decorate Easter Eggs

If you are anything like us, you are sick of buying boring old Easter egg-dyeing kits from the store that are full of artificial colors. If so, don't fret because there are many ways to decorate an egg.

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The SpamCam is a Clever Pinhole Camera Made from a Can of Spam

The SpamCam is a Clever Pinhole Camera Made from a Can of Spam

For most of us, it might be difficult to figure out what there is to see in a can of Spam. However, what there is to see through a can of Spam is an entirely different story. F295 user 'underbyte' has

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Birch Trees and Antiques Create a Fairytale Woodland in Japan’s Onico Beauty Salon

Birch Trees and Antiques Create a Fairytale Woodland in Japan’s Onico Beauty Salon

A fan of antiques and do-it-yourself projects, the client was responsible for a great deal of the interior furnishings. These include frames as decorative wall objects, antique chairs and mirrors, moody

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The Mu Thermal Imager Turns Your iPhone Into an Affordable Thermal Camera

The Mu Thermal Imager Turns Your iPhone Into an Affordable Thermal Camera

Thermal cameras are invaluable tools for spotting heat leaks and winter proofing your home. The Mu Thermal Imager is a compact, affordable accessory that turns your smartphone, tablet, laptop or computer

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Marcin Pogorzelski’s Hinged Birdhouse Provides a Cozy Roost for Nesting Birds

Marcin Pogorzelski’s Hinged Birdhouse Provides a Cozy Roost for Nesting Birds

Stockholm-based designer Marcin Pogorzelski (Mapog) has developed an innovative flat-pack bird house that is made entirely of wood and can be assembled in minutes. The avian habitat has a hinged design

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Soft Maps: Haptic Lab Hand-Stitches City Maps Onto Cozy Quilts

Soft Maps: Haptic Lab Hand-Stitches City Maps Onto Cozy Quilts

New York-based architect and designer Emily Fischer began her exploration into quilted maps in 2002 as a part of an academic project in "tactile wayfinding". The pieces were inspired by her mother, who

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6 Super Easy DIY Gifts For Your Valentine’s Day Sweetie

6 Super Easy DIY Gifts For Your Valentine’s Day Sweetie

DIY Smart Phone Gloves Smart phones are great, but not when it's 10 degrees out and you need to send a text. Make sure your sweetie's digits are warm by transforming a pair of gloves into texting

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Marcus Thymark’s Open-Source FilaMaker Shreds and Recycles Plastic for 3D Printing

Marcus Thymark’s Open-Source FilaMaker Shreds and Recycles Plastic for 3D Printing

German engineer and inventor Marcus Thymark is developing a filament-producing machine that allows 3D printing enthusiasts to grind up and reprocess discarded printed objects and other scrap plastic for

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Villagers in the Philippines Build a Gorgeous New Bridge from Bamboo

Villagers in the Philippines Build a Gorgeous New Bridge from Bamboo

To build the Matina River’s footbridge the volunteers selected Dendrocalamus asper bamboo, which grows around the city’s outskirts. After bringing the fast-growing canes on site, they treated the

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How to Make Your Own Fun Stamps Out of Recycled Wine Corks

How to Make Your Own Fun Stamps Out of Recycled Wine Corks

Are you a loving, crafty parent who also enjoys a glass of wine here and there? If so, we have a wonderful DIY tutorial that shows how easy it is to turn those mounting corks into fun, colorful and above

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The Laptop Compubody Sock is a Commentary on Our Attachment to Computers

The Laptop Compubody Sock is a Commentary on Our Attachment to Computers

Working on your laptop in public can be distracting, and it can be difficult to keep your work private from the wandering eyes of the people around you. Electronics guru Becky Stern came up with a

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The DIY BioPrinter Hack Lets You Print Biomaterials From an Old Inkjet

The DIY BioPrinter Hack Lets You Print Biomaterials From an Old Inkjet

With large companies such as Organovo and Autodesk teaming up to fabricate living tissue, you might think that bioprinting is out of the scope of the average DIYer. But when it comes to technology, human

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Tokyo’s Fab Café Serves Up Coffee and Laser-Cut Designs While You Wait

Tokyo’s Fab Café Serves Up Coffee and Laser-Cut Designs While You Wait

There is a wonderful little place in Tokyo’s bustling Shibuya where you can have a cup of coffee and laser-cut your own design. Called Fab Café — which stands for both fabulous and fabrication —

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Joscha Weiand’s Loose Joints Is a Fun DIY Kit for Making Furniture

Joscha Weiand’s Loose Joints Is a Fun DIY Kit for Making Furniture

If you are tired of having the same IKEA furniture as all your friends, this great building kit might be your way out of that carbon copy world. Low-cost, portable and easy to use, Loose Joints by Dutch

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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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Make Your Own DIY Green Gifts This Holiday Season!

Make Your Own DIY Green Gifts This Holiday Season!

This holiday season, skip the consumer madness and get crafty! Why not give your friends and family hand-made one-of-a-kind gifts that you made with a little of your own elbow grease (and we don't mean

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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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HOW TO: Make Scrumptious Vegan Gluten-Free Hanukkah Jelly Donuts

HOW TO: Make Scrumptious Vegan Gluten-Free Hanukkah Jelly Donuts

The first day of Hanukkah is this coming Sunday - so why not celebrate the season with a batch of delicious vegan, gluten-free sufganiyot jelly donuts? We've rounded up our favorite recipe for these

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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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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: 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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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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8 DIY Cardboard Costumes That Will Make Your Kid the Talk of the Town (In a Good Way)

8 DIY Cardboard Costumes That Will Make Your Kid the Talk of the Town (In a Good Way)

Kids often accuse their eco-minded parents of taking recycling and DIY projects to a level that is socially suicidal, especially during holidays like Halloween. So we put together a series of awesome

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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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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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DNA Pioneer Craig Venter Developing a 3D Printer for Vaccines

DNA Pioneer Craig Venter Developing a 3D Printer for Vaccines

Photo via Shutterstock Geneticist J. Craig Venter told attendees at the recent Wired Health Conference in New York City that his scientific team is working on what he calls “a 3D printer for DNA, a

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