February 14, 2017

DIY Hooded Owl Blanket Turns a Couch Potato into a Cozy Bird

Have you ever wished you could be a bird? Now you can, with a little help from MJ of MJ’s Off the Hook Designs. She’s created a cozy owl blanket that, when worn, looks like you’re a nocturnal creature with a penchant for mice. The crochet pattern is similar to a fringe throw, but it has a playful twist—the large owl eyes, tiny pointed nose, and feathery ears double as a wearable hood.

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January 16, 2017

Man Saves a 110-Year-Old Piano by Turning It Into a Stunning DIY Desk

Most people see a piano and think that it’s just a musical instrument. Artist and musician Jonathan Miranda Sickmeyer had a different idea when he found an old upright piano on Craigslist. The thing was listed as free—the person posting it wrote that if no one wanted it, the 110-year-old piano was off to the dump. “All the keys were stripped of [their] ivory so I couldn’t salvaged any of it,” Sickmeyer recalled on Bored Panda.

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December 29, 2016

Build-Your-Own Beetle Kits Celebrate Insects Through Charming 3D Paper Craft

Insects are fascinating creatures—maybe not when they’re in your shower, but their delicate wings, multiple legs, and iridescent torsos showcase the ingenuity of nature. In celebration of their distinct beauty, designer Joop Bource of Assembli has produced a collection of DIY paper sculptures modeled after three types of beetles. Created like a 3D puzzle, you assemble the wings and body from pre-cut parts. According to Bource, it takes about 45 minutes to finish one sculpture.

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December 22, 2016

Man Crafts a Story Book Wedding Proposal as a Series of Puzzles

DIY enthusiast Eric Page will spend hundreds of hours crafting the perfect gift for his girlfriend, Shirin. So when the time came to propose, he wanted to make something truly special. “Growing up,” he writes, “Shirin loved to make fairy tale story books for her family so, for the proposal, I decided to create a fairy tale story based on our relationship.” Page’s unique project is as impressive as it is extensive.

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