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Whether you're building your own computer or making repairs on your house, the do it yourself attitude is always prevalent here at Lifehacker. Here are the best DIY guides, projects and ideas we posted in 2016.

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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.

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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.

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Making your own bouquets is an inexpensive way to enjoy beautiful flowers at home or give them as a gift, but you don't have to visit the florist to have them. Here are the flowers that will grow fast enough in your garden for you to enjoy beautiful, fresh, colourful bouquets all spring and summer.

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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.

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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.