‘DIY’ Posts

Freshman Week: Dorm Room Decorating on a Budget

Freshman Week: Dorm Room Decorating on a Budget

The cement walls of dorm rooms can frustrate in a few ways — they’re usually way too close to each other, they are somehow thin enough to hear everything your neighbors are up to, and they’re so ugly. But before you drop lots of money at the start-of-school poster sale and IKEA, try out these ...

How to Throw a Great Party for Under $50

How to Throw a Great Party for Under $50

What’s more fun than having a party? Having a party on the cheap. Anyone can throw money at a good time to try to make it happen and still fail. The truly enterprising minds will find ways to spend less money and maximize everyone’s good time. Do you accept the challenge? Related: 7 Methods to Prevent ...

Stop Shaving Cuts From Bleeding with These Toiletries

Stop Shaving Cuts From Bleeding with These Toiletries

Who thought of putting toilet paper on your face when you cut yourself shaving? More importantly, why do people still do it? That business went out with the ark — Noah’s Ark. There are so many better ways to stop the bleeding and heal your face after you slice it up like Freddy Krueger. You ...

Use Command Hooks to Create Tablet Stations Throughout Your Home

Use Command Hooks to Create Tablet Stations Throughout Your Home

If you find yourself lacking the motivation to do the dishes, installing a tablet-holding station in your kitchen will add a little entertainment to this otherwise monotonous task. Using Command hooks, you can create tablet stations throughout your home to make leaving the couch much less difficult during a Netflix binge. The idea comes to ...

Make Great Iced Coffee with Coffee Ice Cubes

Make Great Iced Coffee with Coffee Ice Cubes

There’s nothing better than waking up to a hot cup of joe on a cold winter morning. And while it’s also great during the warmer seasons, often times you may want a cooler beverage to get you through the day. Nowadays, you can drive by Starbucks or any fast food place that serves breakfast and ...

4 Makeshift DIY Phone Stands for Your Desk

4 Makeshift DIY Phone Stands for Your Desk

Forget keeping a stack of books on your desk to hold your phone up; and don’t even think about buying an expensive case or stand. There are plenty of things you may have lying around that make a perfectly good DIY phone stand. Here are four quick and easy solutions for the times when you ...

Simple DIY: Orange Candle

Simple DIY: Orange Candle

If you’re looking to get a little extra out of your citrus fruit, an orange candle is a great way to start. It’s aesthetically pleasing for either ambiance or emergency situations. You’ll need the following: Orange (more than one if you’re not confident in your peeling ability) Plate or cutting board (skip if you dare) ...

7 Inexpensive (And Awesome) Ways To Maximize Closet Space

7 Inexpensive (And Awesome) Ways To Maximize Closet Space

Everyone needs closet space. Females are already well knowledgeable on this fact. Are you a guy reading this and saying, “Whatever”? Dude. You need closet space too…even if only to make room for video games and Blu-Rays. Reading closely now? Good. Closet space isn’t just for clothes. It allows you to open up spacial flexibility ...

DIY Smartphone Gloves

DIY Smartphone Gloves

Thanks to capacitive touchscreens, which use the conductive power of the human body to activate, winter becomes a tough time to use a smartphone. But with a little old fashion hacking, we’ll solve that problem. We’re going to turn your favorite pair of gloves into static generating smartphone gloves using the power of conductive thread. ...

Waterproof Your Canvas Bag with Wax

Waterproof Your Canvas Bag with Wax

Going to college these days means that you are almost assuredly carrying some electronic gadget with you in your bag or backpack at any given time. A particularly expensive and likely highly beloved gadget at that. So what if you get caught in a sudden snowstorm, or if you, like me, live in a place ...

Stay Warm with These Winter Heating Tips

Stay Warm with These Winter Heating Tips

For college students living in a rental home, frugality tends to take precedent over comfort. So chances are, you or a few of your roommates are obstinantly refusing to touch the thermostat in favor of being bundled in blankets. Luckily, the DIY experts of Stack Exchange are here to help you stay warm this Winter by telling ...

Make DSLR Lens Case with Plastic Bottles

Make DSLR Lens Case with Plastic Bottles

As a former photography student, I know that taking good care of your lenses is paramount. After shelling out a few hundred for a DSLR telephoto lens, you want to make sure that its as secure as Fort Knox before taking it anywhere. But sometimes it hurts to spend another $50-$100 buying something designed for ...