DIY

spotwelder

A spot welder would be a useful device in any tool arsenal. If you’re handy, you can build one on the cheap using an old microwave. Matthew Borgatti can help you out with that using techniques culled (and improved) from other DIY spot welder builds.

The process is thoroughly explained in his project documentation. Files can also be found on Borgatti’s Thingverse page. Naturally, this isn’t a project for beginners.

See the finished spot welder in action after the break…

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delorean

This video comes from Dave Hax, who’s celebrating the 30th anniversary of Back To The Future by teaching you how to make a DeLorean out of Pepsi cans. He promises that you’ll be able to download his templates soon.

See how it’s done after the break.

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Who can resist the temptation of cookies? Certainty not this adorable baby. Not only did he slay the Cookie Monster to eliminate his competition, he also made him into a rug. Clearly, this baby is a maniac.

Creator Mike Warren of Instructables has generously shared all the details on how to create this awesome DIY monster rug and matching cookie pillows. All the pieces can be found at your local fabric shops and won’t cost you a hairy blue arm and leg.

“Bring everyone’s favourite cookie eating monster home with your own cookie monster rug. This iconic blue abomination was just begging to be remade into a bear skin rug. Using blue faux-fur fabric and some other textile supplies, I was able to make this rug in under an hour. This soft rug is great for kids, and the cookie pillows really make it complete.”

There’s more cute baby and cookie monster pics after the break. Plus a video.

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nerdy easter eggs

If you want to take your Easter egg game to the next nerdy level, these two options should provide all the inspiration you need.

First up Allison Murray of Dream a Little Bigger has posted a handy tutorial that will show you how to create some spectacular looking galaxy-themed eggs.

After the break, you can check out a video featuring the latest batch of pop culture Easter eggs from Barak Hardley.

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dew bottle flowers

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fireball whiskey

Are you a fan of Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey? Some of the product was recently pulled from shelves around Europe due to the fact that it contains propylene glycol. The substance is also found in antifreeze but is generally regarded as safe by the FDA and is used in a wide range of foods as a sweetener and preservative. That said, it’s still a bit unsettling. Fortunately, there is an alternative.

PopSugar has created a video to show you how to make your very own fireball whiskey with a few simple ingredients.

Watch the video after the break and learn how to whip up Fireball whiskey at home.

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There are moments, days, and even weeks when you just need chocolate. Candy can turn things around and make life better. It’s true. Carolina knows this, and she came up with a genius emergency chocolate craft. Basically, you get a shadow box frame, etch “in case of emergency break glass” on the front, and fill it with candy or chocolate. Keep a hammer close by (or better yet, just open it up. M&Ms taste better without the glass).

See a couple WIP photos after the break.

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constellation dishes

Making an out of this world set of constellation dishes can start with a set of cheap glass plates from the dollar store. Instructables user Mark Montano created the above plates with glass dishes, glossy enamel paint, rubbing alcohol, and print-outs of constellations. You simply have to draw the stars on the dishes with a Krylon pen, paint on the night skies, and bake the plates. It seems pretty simple, and the results are lovely. I can’t wait to try this!

Watch the tutorial after the break.

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Soot sprites are cute little creatures that appear in a couple of Studio Ghibli films; you can spot them in Spirited Away and My Neighbor Totoro. Food Fiction came up with a way to translate the sprites to cookie pops, and they couldn’t be more perfect. It requires chocolate sandwich cookies, candy melts, Tootsie Rolls, and a handful of other supplies. The process looks a touch time consuming but just look at the results! I want to turn everything into cookie pops now.

See more pics of the adorable treats after the break.

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Freezie Lightsaber Hilt

Make summer snacking epic by turning popsicles into lightsabers! Dearest Debi has shared a tutorial on crocheting tiny hilts to fit on the ends of freezies (like Fla-Vor-Ice) to turn them into elegant weapons. She rates the project as easy and okay for novices, and you should be fine as long as you know how to wield a crochet hook.

Get the full how-to at Dearest Debi’s site.

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