Build a Four-Story Tree Play House?

by DIY Maven

Build a Four-Story Tree Play House?

Forget the Victorian doll house; give me one of these! The Four-Story Tree House from Hammacher Schlemmer ($129.95) is about 4 feet tall and comes with a retractable ladder, bridge, trap door and a pulley and bucket elevator for hoisting supplies. Made of pine and plywood, I’m thinking this just might be DIY-able. Some wood, a faux sprig of greenery plus a little creativity and you’d have something even Tarzan--and Jane--would envy.

 

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11 Cool Photo Crafts.

by Chris Gardner

Making stuff is always way more fun when you're using the images of your friends and family as source material. Here's eleven clever projects that allow you to use your own digital photos to create beautiful artwork and fun crafts.

11 Cool Photo Crafts.
  • KidGrid: DIY Photo blocks
  • Customized party gear
  • Make photo magnets
  • Personalized mini-stickers
  • Custom coloring books
  • Create your own pop art
  • DIY Photo mobile
  • Bookplate stickers
  • Personalized baby books & scrapbooks
  • Photo puzzle

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The Most Adorable Baby Hat Ever!

by Chris Gardner

I don't imagine a cuter hat could exist. The Coverall Hat by Oeuf is designed to solve the eternal problem of keeping the hat on the youngster's noggin, where it belongs. The effect, however, is ultimate adorableness.

DIYable? For sure. Can the design translate into an adult model? Absolutely, but we should probably keep our shirts on.

Made from 100% baby alpaca wool, which is non-allergenic. 

The Most Adorable Baby Hat Ever!

Via Babygadget. 

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Don't It Yourself?

by Chris Gardner

This photo, with an adequate warning and shaming from DIYLife, elicits an important question:

Don't It Yourself?

What should you never do yourself?

Clearly, you shouldn't duct tape your baby to a wall, whether you do it yourself or with assistance.

But what tasks or repairs do you think absolutely must go to a professional? Intense electrical or gas work? Masonry? House cleaning?

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How To Make A Candy Corn Creature.

by Chris Gardner

Inspired by October's Curbly Challenge, I decided I'd like a couple candy friends floating around this autumn. You should make some, too.

How To Make A Candy Corn Creature.

Materials 

  • Candy corn
  • Paper clips
  • Wire cutters and/or needlenose pliers
  • Pen or marker
  • Microwave (optional)

1. Select a prime piece of candy corn.

2. Give 'em a face. Mine is smiley, but yours doesn't have to be so glad. Invoke all your prime pumpkin-carving skills.

3. Use the paper clips to create arms and legs. Cut...

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DIY 3-D Viewmaster.

by Chris Gardner

An ambituous tinker dubbed Pyrofer has equipped a Viewmaster with twin LCD screens, which project the same image at varied spacing to mimic three dimensional viewing.

DIY 3-D Viewmaster.
"The 3D object is rendered twice with the camera in a different position each time to simulate the spacing between your eyes giving different viewing angles. Each of these seperate images is sent to each of the LCDs, one for the left eye and one for the right. Sat next to each other...

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Amazing Lego Sculptures.

by Chris Gardner

Lego artist Nathan Sawawa was the guest last night on The Colbert Report. Stephen, of course, teased about nerdiness and a childish choice of medium, but I'm pretty convinced this guy's got it down. Of course, we've all seen email forwards of scales models of the Eiffel Tower, or life-size Darth Vader helmets, but Sawaya's work transcends such attempts. Those are really great Lego projects. Sawaya's sculptures seem more like art that happen to be...

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The Anemone Clock awakens a person with a little more personality.

by Chris Gardner

"Unlike other alarm clocks, this one challenges a person. When the alarm goes off, it rumbles intensely, making it a little harder to find the off switch. Due to the rumbling, the clock also bounces away from the origin, thus creating another challenge of getting out of bed and chasing it around the room (kind of like a pet). After the clock is captured, it rumbles the person awake. Alarm clocks are just too easy to turn off, which leads back to...

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DIYable Kid Bed

by DIY Maven

DIYable Kid Bed

From the BB2 Line by Not Neutral is this clever bed/bench combo, which fits any twin-sized mattress. For those custom to taking pencil to paper and breaking out the power tools, the bed’s simple design means that it’s totally DIYable. Although marketed to the kid crowd, made in a double or queen size, it could work for humans over the age of 18, too. For those not interested in the DIY route, the bed is available through modernmini for $920.

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Art a la the Rubik's Cube, and how to solve and build your own.

by Chris Gardner

Apparently, solving a Rubik's Cube is either something you can do, or something you can't: you either know the tricks, or you don't. (I can't, and don't.)

Fortunately, these toysters know the tricks, and can manipulate the simply colored blocks into large scale works of art.

Art a la the Rubik's Cube, and how to solve and build your own.
(from art.blogging.la)
(from ws.binghamton,edu)
If you'd like to build your own Rubik's Cube, check out this DIY Magnetic Acrylic Rubik's Cube Instructable.
If you wanna learn...

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