If you live in a small space, it's tough to find room for seasonal decorations like a Christmas tree without taking up a ton of usable space or making your home look cluttered. This wall-mounted tree looks great, saves space and is perfect for small homes or apartments.
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Those $1 IKEA plastic bags at the checkout are near indestructible and great for just about anything, especially if it's heavy or otherwise awkward, but we never thought we'd see a full backpack made from them. Well, SanDiegoMitch bought three, hacked them up and built this super-light carry-all with them.
Hanging items on a nail isn't hard, but it's always tough to hang something you can't see. You need the string to thread the nail, but not the wooden frame itself. You could photocopy a template, but your poster or painting might be too big. A simple fork can make the job easier.
There are a ton of ways to get a rusted, stuck or jammed nut or bolt out of a piece of furniture or another object, but the folks at Make Magazine run down several methods — each a bit more destructive — in this great rundown. Our favourite though, is the nut splitter, an affordable tool worth keeping your DIY toolkit.
If you've been craving ice cream, but don't want the usual high-sugar fare, here's a simple, protein-packed alternative. You don't need an ice cream maker, just a little time, patience, four ingredients, and a glint in your eye for homemade ice cream.
Bread is nothing but flour, water, and salt, yet making true sourdough bread has tested not only my patience, but it's sent me through weirder internet rabbit holes than any other DIY project I've ever made. For me, bread has become the Linux of cooking, complicated and fiddly, but ultimately rewarding.
Video: You wouldn't know it when you bite into one of these juicy packages of happiness, but making wontons is a very technical process. Not only that, there are multiple approaches to folding wontons. This video shows you the basic "scrunch" method, plus four more ways to impress your family or dinner guests.
If you try to pare down your wardrobe, you'll end up with items you want to keep, items you want to toss and items that are somewhere in between. Before you decide on those "maybe clothes", give them a wear.