This DIY gift is sure to keep you and your tinkering-hungry significant-other busy during these cold, gray winter days. Not exclusively an adult gift, the box full of three simple building elements will also send a volt through the young tinkerer's creative wiring. What you build is entirely up to you. That's a beautiful thing.
With a computer, a cardboard box, a clear surface, and a set of string lights, you can make a light box to illuminate your cozy holiday evenings with some peace and good will.
Instructable-r CreativeMan says "Having made some of these earlier, I decided to add a few more for the Christmas season. These light boxes, or signs are easy to make, very low cost (the only thing I have to buy is the lights). Lights used are mini-incandescent lamps...
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Cost: free. Recycling Power: Awesome. Creativity: Max.
Inspired by The Power Shelf (or the Drinn), Sean Michael Ragan from Makezine got moving on making his own outlet-mounted charging station from a shampoo bottle. "Most cell phones are provided with a very basic wall-wart charger, and you usually have to pay extra for a proper charging dock. The bundled charger is often unsightly in use, being just a transformer with a cord strung out to an...
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How many more things can you make out of an old electrical wire spool? We've seen a "lite green" upholstered ottoman constructed out of an old spool, and here we have a rolling Morrocan side table you can make just in time for use in the garden or on the patio.
Penelope Green of the New York Times published an article on Thursday about the burgeoning collective of Ikea Hackers- those whom create new items out of the inexpensive materials from the Scandanavian design giant. Readymade magazine, Make, and Etsy also get a bit of coverage.