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JGoods Sneaker Customization Kit

Why pay big bucks for designer sneakers when your kid can design a pair of his own? Credit: JGoods
If you're looking for a cool project to do with your tweens, check out the JGoods Sneaker Customization Kit, which makes it easy for...
Why pay big bucks for designer sneakers when your kid can design a pair of his own?

Fixing My Grandmother's Hand Mixer - A Thanksgiving DIY Tale

Some outdated household tools are priceless when it comes to sentimental value. Here's a true tale of DIYer Kristine Solomon's quest to preserve her grandmother's old-fashioned hand mixer -- and her memory.
My grandmother, Theresa, and I on Th...
Some outdated household tools are priceless when it comes to sentimental value. Here's a true tale of one DIYer's quest to preserve her grandmother's old-fashioned hand mixer -- and her memory.

DIY Baby Shower Favors

Seed packets make useful and pretty DIY baby shower favors. Credit: Getty
It's almost time for the new bundle to arrive, but first, it's time to mark the occasion with an amazing baby shower. But before you invest lots of loot in over-priced, p...

Baby Shower Favors: Simple DIY

Personalize baby shower favors with fun items such as pacifiers or candy. Credit: Corbis
Throwing a baby shower? Favors are a lovely way to thank your guests for celebrating the mother-to-be with you, and there are lots and lots of simple, DI...

D.I.Y. Shower Curtain Draws Kids to the Tub

Draw (on) the (shower) curtain. Credit: Grain
"Draw the curtains" just took on a whole new meaning. The Ty D.I.Y. Edition shower curtain is a blank canvas that just begs for your kids to transform it into their own masterpiece with the inclu...

Amazing Dad: Mark Frauenfelder

Mark Frauenfelder, with his wife, Carla, and daughters, Sarina, left, and Jane, make DIY a family affair. Credit: Courtesy Mark Frauenfelder
Amazing Dad: Mark Frauenfelder, author of several books, including "Made By Hand: Searching for Meani...

Make Magazine DIY Halloween contests

Make magazine and its associated website are running a contest for do-it-yourself types. There are lots of categories, from hack-o-lanterns (no simple carvings here!) to costumes, food, and even green Halloween. Prizes are understandably DIY-ish, wit...

Homemade school supplies

My five-year-old can't wait to go school shopping and drools over the markers, novelty erasers, and pencil boxes each time we go shopping. Now is a good time, with stores pricing things low for the back-to-school season. But if you're trying to be a ...

The homemade roller coaster

So what do you do if you're really into roller coasters, but there aren't any nearby? Well, if you're Jeremy Reid of Oklahoma, you go ahead and build one of your own. While in college, Reid decided to build himself a wooden roller coaster in his pare...

The budget rocker cradle

Remember that spiffy combination rocker and cradle I wrote about a while back? A couple of people mentioned that handy types might be able to make one themselves, saving about ten grand. While I'm not very handy, I also don't have a spare $10k lying ...

Do-it-yourself paternity testing

Yesterday, I wrote about Australian men's groups that want to make paternity testing mandatory, regardless of whether or not there is any question of paternity. If you don't live in Oz, or you can't wait for that to happen, you can just run down to y...

DIY: Modern paper ornaments

How pretty are these paper ornaments? I noticed them this morning on one of my very favorite blogs, Design Sponge. They seem incredibly easy to make for the holidays, but would also look fantastic grouped together as a mobile for a baby's nursery or ...

How to make lightsabers from stuff you have lying around the house

After watching Star Wars as a kid, I desperately wanted to whip Imperial butt. I thought it'd be so cool to fight with lightsabers instead of Nerf guns, water balloons, or whatever else my friends and I used to pelt each other with. Sadly, that drea...

Do-it-yourself ring toss game

Here's a fun activity to keep the kids busy for the upcoming winter months. A couple of years ago, I put together a ring toss game for the company picnic and thought others might like to do the same. I took pictures as I built it and they are now Par...

World's biggest slip 'n slide?

Ah, don't you just love the family that works together to build something for the betterment of all mankind? Yeah, me too. This ain't one of those stories, though. This is the tale of a family that sat out on their porch drinking beer and decided to ...

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