Stripe your lawn like a major-league park.

by DIY Maven

 

Stripe your lawn like a major-league park.

Don't you just love the look of a patterned grass on a baseball field? This year, since our Twins christened a new and gorgeous outdoor ball field, we will be able to experience this work of vegetal art in person. And now, thanks to the Lawn Stryper, we can get the same look in our yards. Basically, the Lawn Stryper is a dealie that you attach to the back of your walk-behind mower and it

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How to make a baseball coat rack for your little slugger!

by DIY Maven

How to make a baseball coat rack for your little slugger!

It’s opening day for my favorite major leaguers, so to celebrate I searched for an appropriate how-to that Joe Mauer would love!

Here’s the obvious things you’ll need:

  • a 5 ½" by 32" length of 3/4" thick board
  • a 2 ½” hole saw and drill
  • red glossy paint
  • 1 child’s size bat (they’re 28" long)
  • 1 baseball
  • 3 wooden pegs


The maker also employed a router, by the looks of it, and his jointer. For further elucidation, go to Binky’s Woodworking...

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Home Plate Doormat

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Home Plate Doormat

Yesterday the Twins' pitchers and catchers reported for spring training. And even though we've said goodbye to Johan Santana, we're still looking forward to the new season. To make the wait a bit more bearable, we just might need this home plate doormat. If anything else, it'll make us fee safe. Get it...safe...? Nevermind. Available at the Lighterside for $24.98.

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How to Make an Origami Baseball Mitt

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How to Make an Origami Baseball Mitt

To honor this most holy of holy days, let us join together in the creation of a symbol of our joy: the baseball mitt.

What You’ll Need

A section of newspaper. (I’d suggest the sports section.)

Optional: a Sharpie

What You’ll Do

Fold 1/4 of the way in as shown below.

Fold corners to center.

Fold corners to center, again.

Turn over.

Fold up bottom about 2 inches three times.

Fold tip down and tuck into band.

Fold side as shown, tucking it into tip just...

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