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DIY: A Simple Guide to Beer Brewing for Seasonal Ale Lovers

DIY: A Simple Guide to Beer Brewing for Seasonal Ale Lovers

What You’ll Need: 5 gallon pot Bottling bucket Fermentation bucket or glass carboy (carboys are more expensive, but will last longer) Tubing Clamp for the

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DIY: How to Make Your Own Green Terrarium

DIY: How to Make Your Own Green Terrarium

MATERIALS: A clear glass jar, vase, bowl, glass, or whatever interesting glass container you have on hand Rocks, pebbles or recycled glass chunks Activated charcoal (sometimes called activated

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INFOGRAPHIC: How to Upcycle Leftover Wood & Tile Flooring

INFOGRAPHIC: How to Upcycle Leftover Wood & Tile Flooring

Did you recently give your home a green renovation? If so, odds are that you have some leftover remodeling material lying around the house. Fortunately, Trade Price Tiles just launched a new infographic

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DIY: How to Make Homemade Valentine’s Day Fortune Cookies for Your Sweet!

DIY: How to Make Homemade Valentine’s Day Fortune Cookies for Your Sweet!

HOME MADE FORTUNE COOKIE INGREDIENTS: - 1/4 cup of unbleached all-purpose flour - 1/4 cup of regular sugar - 1 egg white (you can substitute in 1 Tbsp. plain agar powder dissolved in 1 Tbsp. water,

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INFOGRAPHIC: Make Your Own DIY Decor for the Holidays!

INFOGRAPHIC: Make Your Own DIY Decor for the Holidays!

The holidays are the most festive time of the year - however you don't need to drop a lot of green to deck the halls with seasonal decor. About.com just launched a new infographic packed full of creative

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High School Students Build Amazing 849 MPG Car to Win AutoZone Challenge

High School Students Build Amazing 849 MPG Car to Win AutoZone Challenge

Would you believe a few high school students from Indiana just built a car that’s more fuel efficient than anything on the road today? A group of students from Mater Dei High School in Evansville made a

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6 Fun DIY Projects to Make for Earth Day

6 Fun DIY Projects to Make for Earth Day

VINTAGE TEACUP CANDLES You've probably seen fancy candles like these selling for exorbitant prices, but you can make your own for just a few bucks. Just use teacups you already own or pick up a few at

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DIY: How to Make a Hydrating Avocado Hair Mask to Revitalize Your Hair

DIY: How to Make a Hydrating Avocado Hair Mask to Revitalize Your Hair

If winter's left your hair looking like a pile of straw, revitalize it with this easy-to-make DIY hair mask. Whipped up by LUSH Cosmetics product inventor Helen Ambrosen, this rich mask uses just a few

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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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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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DIY: Make a Holiday Activity Advent Calendar for Your Family from Recycled Materials

DIY: Make a Holiday Activity Advent Calendar for Your Family from Recycled Materials

The holidays are the time when many of us get together and spend time as a family — and what better way to excite the kids by surprising them each day with a specially planned activity. This colorful

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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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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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7 Fabulous Halloween Costumes You Can Fashion From Your Own Closet

7 Fabulous Halloween Costumes You Can Fashion From Your Own Closet

One of the scariest things about Halloween is that 85% of the textiles sold to more than 170 million Americans who celebrate the frightful night, meet their demise in a landfill. You can still dress-up

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Nathan Myhrvold’s New Digital Rights Management Patent Could Restrict 3D Printing

Nathan Myhrvold’s New Digital Rights Management Patent Could Restrict 3D Printing

A company run by former Microsoft CTO Nathan Myhrvold has obtained a patent for a technology that could be used to impose digital rights management (DRM) on 3D printing. According to Antonio Regalado,

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Berto Aussems’ Awesome DIY Bike Toolbox is a Mobile Workbench on Wheels

Berto Aussems’ Awesome DIY Bike Toolbox is a Mobile Workbench on Wheels

How can you carry a toolbox and a workspace on the luggage carrier of a bike? That's the question Berto Aussems was confronted with when he sought to take his work as an electronics repairer on the road.

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6 Delightful DIY Mother’s Day Gifts to Make for Your Mum

6 Delightful DIY Mother’s Day Gifts to Make for Your Mum

Easy-to-Make DIY Mother's Day Gifts: FABRIC NECKLACE If your mom likes jewelry, she'll love wearing a one-of-a-kind fabric necklace made by you. All you need is a few pieces of scrap fabric, some

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CB2 Invites You to DIY Saturdays with Local Craft Experts

CB2 Invites You to DIY Saturdays with Local Craft Experts

Calling all DIY lovers! In celebration of spring, CB2 will be hosting a series of DIY Saturdays for the next three Saturdays – April 21, 28 and May 5. These fun, interactive sessions will feature local

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The Poor Porker is a New Site Dedicated to DIY Upcycling on a Budget

The Poor Porker is a New Site Dedicated to DIY Upcycling on a Budget

The Poor Porker a rising DIY portal for the crafty, creative, and self-reliant “trash into treasure” aficionado. Founded in 2012 by eco-friendly duo Robyn and Jarrid, the site features new ways to

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HOW TO: Make a Recycled Mustache Mirror

HOW TO: Make a Recycled Mustache Mirror

MATERIALS: - A mirror (preferably one you already have) - Fabric paint (we used Tulip non-toxic paint in black) - Mustache templates - A clean, large ziplock bag (you could also use a clean sheet of

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Top 6 Green DIY How-To’s of 2011 – Vote for Your Favorite!

Top 6 Green DIY How-To’s of 2011 – Vote for Your Favorite!

2011 was a big year in the world of DIY - whether it be because more and more people want to save money, reuse materials or just have a little fun. Nowadays getting your own hands dirty and making

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DIY: Homemade Pumpkin Peanut Butter Doggie Cookies That’ll Have Your Pup Drooling

DIY: Homemade Pumpkin Peanut Butter Doggie Cookies That’ll Have Your Pup Drooling

Armed with my trusty sidekick and test subject, Cooper, I set about the make these cookies out of some of his favorite things - pumpkin and peanut butter. Pumpkin is really good for dog's digestion and

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14 Awesome DIY Holiday Gifts (And How to Make Them)

14 Awesome DIY Holiday Gifts (And How to Make Them)

This year, there's a way to give all of your friends and loved ones awesome one-of-a-kind gifts they'll love on the cheap - make them yourself! And don't worry if you don't fancy yourself a crafter. We've

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7 Last-Minute Halloween Costumes Hiding in Your Closet

7 Last-Minute Halloween Costumes Hiding in Your Closet

Waiting until the 11th hour to put together this year's Halloween costume? You are not alone. But instead of panicking and making a mad dash to the costume shop, take a peek in your closet and try

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GIVEAWAY: Win a 3M DIY Home Improvement Starter Kit!

GIVEAWAY: Win a 3M DIY Home Improvement Starter Kit!

 DIY projects are a fun, green way to spruce up your home, but if you're anything like us, you'll think up a fantastic project and then realize you don't have all the tools to make it happen. So

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DIY: Make Your Own “Diamond” Ring Out of Waste Paper

DIY: Make Your Own “Diamond” Ring Out of Waste Paper

Old postcards, magazine-covers and packaging material may be things you normally trash (in the recycle bin, of course) but have you ever thought about using them as some bling for your finger? Designer

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DIY TV Shelves: Transform Your Television Into Something Useful

DIY TV Shelves: Transform Your Television Into Something Useful

It's a well-known fact that the rapid pace of technological progress results in a tremendous amount of outdated computers, TV's and other electronics, so we love to see creative solutions for repurposing

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19 Year Old Teenager Makes Homemade Solar Death Ray

19 Year Old Teenager Makes Homemade Solar Death Ray

Concentrated solar power has the potential to generate immense amounts of energy -- but it can also be amazingly destructive. American student Eric Jacqmain has assembled over 5,800 mirrors into his own

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How to Make Your Own Recycled Wood Shipping Pallet Dining Table

How to Make Your Own Recycled Wood Shipping Pallet Dining Table

Our friends at ReadyMade sent us a batch of creative DIY projects that reuse reclaimed materials, and this shipping pallet table really caught our eye. Crafted by Jen Turner, who got the idea from a

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DIY: Make Your Own Giant LED Balloons to Measure Air Quality

DIY: Make Your Own Giant LED Balloons to Measure Air Quality

Air quality in urban areas can be horrendous. For instance, in New York and Los Angeles the air quality is consistently below federal safety levels. So, how do you know how good/bad the air in your back

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