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10 easy DIY projects to upgrade your space, from temporary wallpaper to new shower heads

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Target These days, we're spending way more time inside, and if you're tired of your surroundings by now, it's the time to change things up.  Here are 10 easy ways to upgrade your home without needing a contractor or interior designer, from temporary wallpaper and kitchen backsplashes to new cabinet drawer pulls for a fresh look.Read more: 11 best places to buy removable wallpaper online, from Anthr...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Kitchen, Home, Diy, Home Decor, Trends, Features, Cabinet, Anthropologie, Product Card, Insider Picks 2020, Home (Reviews, IP Freelance, IP Roundup


Easy Oversized Christmas Wreath DIY (With Pool Noodles!)

Yup. You heard right. We are going to make an oversized Christmas wreath with pool noodles. I really wanted a huge wreath for our new home this year, but I didn’t want to have to store a giant circle for the other 11 months of the year, so I thought that pool noodles would be the perfect frame. You can take it all apart and easily store the wreath components during the rest of the year. I’ll show you how I made mine—I love it! Supplies: –pool noodles (at least 4) –duct or packing tape -garland...
Tags: Crafts, D.I.Y. Project, Diy, Home Decor, Living Room, Happy Holidays, Wall Art, Celebrate, Laura Gummerman


Reindeer DIY Christmas Wrapping Paper

This DIY Christmas Wrapping Paper is a fun project for kids. What’s great about this project is minimal supplies are needed to make your very own reindeer wrapping paper. It is super cute and adds a personal touch to any gift. Kids love to help with everything Christmas. So if you want them to help ... Read More about Reindeer DIY Christmas Wrapping Paper The post Reindeer DIY Christmas Wrapping Paper appeared first on Skip To My Lou.
Tags: Crafts, Diy, Christmas, Reindeer, Holiday Crafts, Wrapping Paper, Make, Crafts For Kids, Kids Activities, Holiday Ideas, Foot Print Crafts, Handmade Holiday Ideas


Using cotton-candy machines to produce N95-quality mask-filter material

N95 is a US standard for particulate filtering; a material has to be able to block at least 95% of airborne particles. That material is comparatively expensive, but Mahesh Bandi — a physicist at the OIST Graduate University — has figured out how to make N95-quality stuff out of recycled plastic melted into a goo and spun out using a cotton-candy machine. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Diy, US, Cotton Candy, COVID-19, Necessity Is The Mother Of Invention, Mahesh Bandi, OIST Graduate University


A YouTuber Made a Water-Cooling Rig to Combat the Canon R5's Overheating Issues

The Canon R5 is a seriously impressive camera and one of the cheapest mirrorless cameras you can buy that supports full 8K video capture. Unfortunately, those fancy video capabilities come with a serious drawback: major overheating issues. So to address the R5's limitations, YouTuber Matt Perks created a custom…Read more...
Tags: Science, Diy, Youtube, Cameras, Mirrorless Cameras, Canon, Consumer Tech, Water Cool All The Things, Canon R5, YouTuber Matt Perks


Pastel Pom Pom Wreaths

Happy December to all! I was inspired by the trending hues of rose gold and apricot to create these mini felt pom pom wreaths. Wool felt pom poms are fun to work with this time of year and I’ve wanted to make something new with them since the paper leaf garland I made a few years ago. Terri at DIY Garland on Etsy has the best pom pom colors! I narrowed mine down to blush, peach, and oat. To recreate this trio of pom pom wreaths, you’ll need ribbon, a hot glue gun, mini wreath bases, and 3 sets...
Tags: Crafts, Diy, Etsy, Michaels, Terri, Fall + Winter Holiday Projects, Holiday Craft, Holiday Decorating, DIY Garland


How to Pick the Best Light Bulb for Every Room

The lighting in a room isn’t just part of the decor; it can affect everything from your sleep schedule to your brain power. So it’s understandable that you want your home, the place you presumably spend a big chunk of your life, to be lit nicely. But there are so many different options to choose from!Read more...
Tags: Home, Diy, Home Decor, How To, Lifehacks, Decorating, Lighting, Editors Picks, Apartment, Interior Design


Download These Free Plans for DIY Home Shelving

There has already been a significant surge in people taking up various home improvement projects throughout the pandemic, and that’s likely to continue throughout the winter months. As long as we’re stuck at home, we might as well make it a little nicer. Not everyone has the time or budget for a major renovation, but…Read more...
Tags: Diy, Home Improvement, Lifehacks, Shelving


A water-cooled, overclocked Raspberry Pi 4

Michael Klements retrofitted a PC water cooling kit to chill out an overclocked Raspberry Pi 4. "Just to be clear," he writes, "this is totally unnecessary and is more of a let's do it because we can, not because we should type of project." — Read the rest
Tags: Video, News, Diy, Raspberry Pi, Makers, Chill Out, Michael Klements


Bundles of Joy

This blog post is sponsored by iHerb but as always,the opinions and experiences expressed in this post are my own. Pandemic or not, the holidays must go on. They may look a bit different, but the sentiment is all the same. We’ll spend time together, even if we’re physically far apart, spreading joy, creating memories, and of course, giving gifts. The beauty of online shopping is that your selections can arrive on your loved ones’ doorsteps with contact-free, hassle-free delivery. What can you se...
Tags: Reviews, Food, Gift Guide, Diy, Shopping, Holiday, San Francisco, Baking, Secret Santa, Round-up, Simple Mills, Madhava, Baking / Cooking, Cultures for Health Sourdough, Arrowhead Mills Don, Now Foods Soy Milk Powder


Lowe's shares dropped after its earnings fell just short of estimates, despite massive sales growth

AP Photo/LM Otero Lowe's reported Wednesday quarterly same-store sales growth of more than 30%. Sales for the third quarter were $22.3 billion, compared to $17.4 billion in the same quarter in 2019. Online sales doubled in the third quarter, Lowe's said.  However, the company's earnings of $1.98 per share were one cent short of estimates from analysts, and its shares fell. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Home improvement retailer Lowe's reported Wednesday quarterly sam...
Tags: Diy, Home Improvement, Finance, Trends, Retail, Lowe, COVID, Kate Duffy, Lowe's earnings, Otero Lowe


Simple Sew: Serape Stockings

I had this idea to make stockings out of a serape blanket last year, but I never finished the project. I discovered the one I bought in my closet and finished the project this year. I wrote about woven serape textiles two years ago, inspired by a trip to Mexico. Serape blankets are available in a wide variety of colors from vivid hues to tone-on-tone. These blankets have a long history, they are handwoven with a fringe edge. I thought they’d make some really cool looking stockings, so I sewed th...
Tags: Crafts, Diy, Mexico, Fall + Winter Holiday Projects, Holiday Decorating


8 easy gratitude activities for kids this Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving looking so different this year, we’re really trying to focus on gratitude and gratitude activities, so that we’re spending more time feeling, well, thankful, instead of resentful. With my own Thanksgiving family plans cancelled — though though that is — I’m also trying to look on the bright side. Not spending so much […]
Tags: Crafts, Diy, Thanksgiving, Holidays, Shopping, Printables, Family Activities, Holiday Crafts, Crafts For Kids, Doing Good, Holiday Printables, Holiday Activities, Charity + Causes


The best sewing machines

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky If you've ever wanted to make your own masks or clothes, or even just repair small holes and ripped seams, you'll want a good sewing machine. I relied on my background as a theatrical costume maker for six years; consulted three sewing, quilting, and patternmaking experts; and then tested four models to determine the best sewing machines for different needs.Of the four models we tested, the Brother CS7000X is the best sewing machine for most people. It's a begi...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Home, Crafts, Diy, Style, US, Trends, Features, Buying Guide, Sewing, King, White, Crafting, Janome, Shields


Massachusetts Passes Right-To-Repair Protections

Independent repair shops and aftermarket parts retailers have been pitted against major automakers and their dealer networks in Massachusetts for years. The state has served as the primary battleground for right-to-repair legislation that would permit/prohibit customers and independent entities from working on or modifying vehicles. However, a major victory came on Tuesday after voters overwhelmingly […] The post Massachusetts Passes Right-To-Repair Protections appeared first on The Truth About ...
Tags: Technology, Laws, Diy, Big Data, Government, Massachusetts, Maintenance, Regulations, Data, Autos, Industry News, AAI, News Blog, Automotive Repair, Auto Care Association, Right To Repair


11 of our favorite new Advent calendars for kids to help countdown to Christmas

Every year (since 2008!) we’ve scoured the internet to find the coolest Advent calendars to help you — and your excited kids — count down to Christmas. In spite of all the hardships this year has thrown our way, or maybe because of them, I am determined to squeeze every drop of holiday cheer out […]
Tags: Diy, Holidays, Shopping, Christmas, Holiday Decorations, Holiday Crafts, Gifts For Women, Gifts For Kids, Holiday Printables, Kids' Toys, Holiday Picks, Gifts For Teens + Tweens, Advent Calendars, Christmas Ornaments + Decorations


You Owe It To Yourself to 3D Print the Tongue Brush

Acid rain. International terrorism. Freeway killers. Now, more than ever, it is important to remember the true impacts of technology. It is important to realize that you, dear reader, have the power to 3D print your own tongue brush.Read more...
Tags: Science, Diy, 3d Printing, Mlem


Handmade Holiday: Paper Craft Projects

I used to do more crafting when my kids were little, we made glittery ornaments and other things. Now I craft for myself when the mood strikes, which predictably is November when I’m looking to keep my fingers busy while staying cozy indoors. I find paper crafts therapeutic and love seeing a creation come to life. I’ve gathered supplies for another simple paper project I’m working on, I’ll feature that later this month. Meanwhile, I’m linking to four of my past paper holiday creations because I ...
Tags: Crafts, Diy, Fall + Winter Holiday Projects, Holiday Craft


The best flashlights

A high-quality flashlight offers a variety of beam modes, maintains its brightness, and has a long-lasting battery that's easy to recharge or switch out.For this guide, we field-tested a variety of flashlights and included those that performed well over several hours, offer useful features that justify their price, and are designed to take a beating.Our top pick, the Wowtac A7 Tactical Flashlight, passed our durability tests, performed well in terms of overall brightness, and was one of the most...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Home, Tools, Diy, Trends, Features, Buying Guide, AAA, Sar, Keller, Li, Dorcy, Wowtac, James Brains, Headspin


A Rant Reader’s DIY Bird Bath

Terra cotta bird bath on a stump. Rant reader Dale Leeper posted the comment about his home-made bird bath in a comment to my  bird bath story, and it sounded great to me. I emailed right away asking for photos, and here they are! Watching the video, it is apparent the bird is afraid of falling into too deep water. Unfortunately, bird baths are often made with human aesthetics in mind instead of the bird’s need. The sides are steep and slippery. I made my birdbath from a terracotta 16-inch po...
Tags: Gardening, Diy, Tricks, Designs, Susan Harris, and Schemes, Bird Bath, Dale Leeper


75+ last-minute Halloween costume ideas for kids and parents. Because what’s *not* last-minute this year?

It’s not too late to make this Halloween awesome, even if you’re doing everything last-minute. And that includes last-minute costumes. Liz recently some incredible ideas for alternate ways to celebrate Halloween besides trick or treating this year, and we even came up with some fantastic theme dinner ideas. Because whether your kids are trick-or-treating or […]
Tags: Costumes, Halloween, Diy, Shopping, Tips And Tricks, Liz


Add These DIY Home Improvement Projects to Your Winter To-Do List

Winter is coming, as they say. And as the pandemic continues to rage, we’re all preparing (or we should be) to hunker down at home even more so for the next few months. This creates both a need for basic winterization as well as an opportunity to tackle DIY projects while you’re stuck inside.Read more...
Tags: Cleaning, Diy, Home Improvement, Projects, Lifehacks


Customize Your Denim With Our All-Time Favorite DIY Jeans Ideas

Why buy studded, ripped, or painted jeans when you can DIY them yourself? Here's how.
Tags: Diy, College, Embroidery, Jeans, Fashion Tips, Studs, Embellishments


DIY: Table Leg Taper Candlesticks

I was shopping at Lowes and passed the wood section where they sell furniture legs. I spied three lengths of curved traditional legs and thought to myself, if I cut those just right, those legs would make really cool candlesticks. I bought three unfinished wood legs, one 6” small, one 14” medium, one 28” tall leg. At first, I envisioned making one trio with a 5 inch, 6 inch, and 7 inch candlestick, but after analyzing and measuring, I ended up with six curved candlesticks and a modern geometric ...
Tags: Crafts, Diy, Lowes, Home Decorating Projects, Craft + Art Projects, Fall + Winter Holiday Projects


Getting Your Home Ready for the Chilly Months

It doesn’t matter how much you may love your property during the spring and summer months; if you don’t love it as much during the fall and winter months, then you’ll want to look at changing things.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Diy, Saving Money, Parenting, Diy Projects, Money Tips, Home Repair


The Raspberry Pi 4 Compute Module Is a Mini Brain for Your DIY Projects

The Raspberry Pi—a single-board computer that lets you run Linux systems on devices the size of a deck of cards—is popular with DIYers thanks to its small size and extreme power. But when you need something even smaller, you turn to the Raspberry Pi Compute Module, essentially a stripped-down RaspPi without many of…Read more...
Tags: Science, Diy, Raspberry Pi


DIY transparent screen (cat not included)

Makers Evan and Katelyn have a fun new video where they create a transparent screen from a standard LCD monitor, then have some fun with it. The Supervisor (aka their cat) becomes the first demonstration. Image: YouTube / EvanAndKatelyn
Tags: Video, News, Diy, Maker, Monitors, Evan, Katelyn, LCD TV


When DIY Leadership Gets in Your Way

Let’s face it. There are times when it’s best to “do it yourself.” You could or should delegate , but who has time to fix the mess on the backend? I mean, if you can do it smarter, cheaper, faster, and right—then just DIY. Or at least that’s how your gut tells you to lead. If you haven’t felt this tension in a while, get yourself an intern. I remember the first time I brought a capable young leader under my wing. What a wake-up call that was. Initially, I couldn’t wait to have more hands...
Tags: Leadership, Diy, Coach, Delegate, Leadership Development, Employee Development, DIY leadership


Everything You Need to Build a PC (Minus the Parts)

Building or upgrading a desktop PC probably sounds intimidating if you’ve never done it before. But it’s easier than it sounds, and the barrier to entry is low—you don’t need any special skills or computer expertise, nor do you need a fancy computer-building workspace or a toolbox full of computer-building tools. In…Read more...
Tags: Science, Diy, Computers, How To Build A Pc


Voting activities for elementary students: 9 fun, meaningful, and non-partisan ideas to get young kids involved.

It’s encouraging to see how many parents have asked us for voting activities for elementary students or any kids too young to vote this year.  With the election just a few weeks away, our kids have surely heard us talking about different candidates, issues, and ballot questions, they’ve seen political signs on lawns, and perhaps […]
Tags: Crafts, Diy, Shopping, Social Good, Printables, Crafts For Kids, Free Downloads, Doing Good, Kids' Activities, Politics + Activism