103 posts tagged DIY
103 posts tagged DIY
Anke designed an adorable teapot cozy that accentuates the teapot’s resemblance to a snail’s shell and adds a pair of eye stalks to complete the transformation. They really do look like cute snails, but with the added bonus that these charming mollusks won’t eat your garden plants.
"Remember: Walk without rhythm and we won’t attract the worm. It will go to the thumper."
The giant sandworms of Dune have been known to grow more than 400 meters long and have vast mouths filled with a fearsome array of crystalline teeth. They’re breathtaking and terrifying and now, thanks to canida, an Oakland, CA-based Instructables user, you can dress up just like one.
This awesome Giant Sandworm Shai Hulud Costume was created using an inexpensive children’s play tunnel, 6 yards of sandworm-tan fabric, mouth-pink fabric, posterboard, wire, a large cardboard box and basic sewing skills. Click here for step-by-step instructions. However you’ll have to figure out your own recipe for the spice melange.
Cake is awesome. No matter where you are, what day it is, time it is, what you’re wearing or what the weather is like, it’s always a good time for cake. And besides just eating it ourselves, giving cake to someone else is also awesome. You can use it to wish them a happy birthday, congratulate them, cheer them up or simply say, “I think you’re swell.” But giving someone cake isn’t always that simple. Perhaps they’re far away. Cake doesn’t generally make it through the mail unharmed.
But wait, Sandra Denneler of SheKnows.com has come up with an amazing way to send a mouthwatering slice of cake to anyone anywhere - or at least anywhere the mail goes. And thanks to her DIY
recipe tutorial, you can do it too. Sanda calls these creations Cake Postcards. They look just like the real thing, but they’ll never get crushed or spoil:
"Imagine how happy and excited you’d be, if you went to your mailbox one day and pulled out a slice of cake. Now you can surprise friends and family (and probably even your mail carrier), with this three-dimensional, mailable postcard, cleverly disguised as cake. With only five ingredients in this crafty recipe — a large sponge, spray paint, caulk, spray adhesive and heavy paper — it’s a piece of cake. Literally. Postage is around $3 per slice, but the reaction from the recipient will be priceless."
[via Design Taxi]
However we’d like to go on the record saying that it doesn’t matter if you’re watching Super Bowl 48, Puppy Bowl X or Downton Abbey. Any gathering of hungry friends is reason enough for a snacktacular spread of munchies.
"If you’ve ever thought to yourself, “You know what my Christmas tree needs? MORE BACON,” then I have a solution for you – a Christmas garland made out of crispy, peppery bacon!
Just like the nostalgic paper rings you used to make as crafts when you were a kid, in this case I’ve substituted everyone’s favorite cured pork product.”
There’s only one problem with this edible garland. We know our own passion for bacon well enough to know that we’d want to eat this delicious decoration before we’d even finished hanging it on the tree. But then you’d have an excuse to cook up even more bacon!
[via That’s Nerdalicious!]
Winter isn’t just coming. For those of us in the Northern hemisphere, winter is already here. San Francisco-based artist and designer Krystal Higgins designed a fantastically geeky series of paper snowflakes based on the sigils for six of the noble houses from Game of Thrones. What’s more, she also created free downloadable patterns for each of them. They’re available now via Krystal’s website.
[via Laughing Squid]
Beth Klosterboer of Hungry Happenings is a festive food maven. One look at her amazing Candy Corn-stuffed Thanksgiving Turkey Cake and we’ve completely forgotten about eating actual roast turkey. Who has time for dinner when dessert is as awesome as this?
The turkey is a layered, frosted yellow cake with wings and drumsticks hand-molded using a paste made of frosting and mashed cake. The impressively realistic stuffing is a combination of toasted cake cubes and crumbled bits of frosting/cake paste dusted with cocoa powder. And the veggie trimmings are made of fondant and modeling chocolate.
But wait, assuming you have any leftovers the day after Thanksgiving, you can create a whole new dessert by using slices of turkey cake to make turkey cake sandwiches. Om nom nom nom!
Sure, a great many of us have enjoyed playing Tetris for years. We’ve played it in arcades, in our homes, and on our phones. But have you ever played Tetris on a pumpkin? Created by Nathan Pryor and shared via HahaBird, it’s a geektastic jack-o’-lantern that functions as its own playable version of the game and it’s called… wait for it… Pumpktris!
Nathan used 125 embedded LEDs (along with other pieces of hardware) to construct his ingenious gaming gourd. Our favourite feature is the pumpkin’s stem, which serves as the joystick. Click here for a complete tutorial.
"Boys and girls of every age, wouldn’t you like to see something strange?"