Hamster Powered Paper Shredder.

by Chris Gardner

Now even your pets can outfit their homes, DIY-style.

Hamster Powered Paper Shredder.
 

The all-analog Hamster Shredder, designed by Tom Ballhatchet, works just like your standard rodent powered office supplies. The hamster runs along the wheel, which in turn destroys your documents and cushions his tabletop penitentiary of happiness. 

Ballhatchet's work is currently on display in Milan.

 

On the other end of the spectrum is the not-nearly-as-cool USB hamster wheel, which I guess...

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Where do you DIY?

by Chris Gardner

 

Where do you DIY?

Some of us are lucky to have spare rooms in which to work on our projects. Others convert basements, garages, utility rooms into their creative headquarters. And some must make do on their kitchen tables.

So, show us your space! In which room do you best DIY? Is it more of a woodshop, sewing room, or artist studio? What are your essential tools and supplies? How do you keep it organized? Do you even keep it organized? What are its limitations? If...

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Create an Op Art Bulletin Board

by Chris Gardner
Here's a quick an easy tutorial on making a cork bulletin board out of kitchen trivets!
Create an Op Art Bulletin Board

Materials:
  • 12 Cork Trivets (such as the Heat trivet from Ikea, $1.99 for three)
  • Sheet of Tempered Hardboard, luan, or other lightweight wood panel
  • 12 linear feet (two 6’ lengths) of pine trim 
  • Paint and supplies
  • Picture hanging hardware
  • Tape Measure
  • Miter Saw, Miter Box, or Crosscut saw
  • Wood Glue
  • Several wood clamps, and/or small, heavy objects...

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How to Make a Paper Clip Lampshade

by DIY Maven

How to Make a Paper Clip Lampshade

This is a simple and effective way to tart-up an inexpensive paper lampshade using office supplies.

The Materials

Paper lampshade

Decorative paper clips (I found these circle paper clips at Target; 50 for $2.99.)

Small paper punch (Or anything pointy will do.)

The Process

Mark shade with pencil at uniform intervals. I spaced my markings 1 inch apart.

Punch holes at markings.

Slip paper clips into holes.

For another office supply alternative, how about...

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