‘DIY’ Posts

How to Make Fake Blood Capsules

How to Make Fake Blood Capsules

What’s Halloween without excessive gore? Lame, that’s what. I would personally argue that every Halloween costume imaginable is instantly improved by the addition of blood and guts, bar none. For this reason, one of the best staples of a great Halloween costume is fake blood capsules, and here’s an easy way to make dozens of ...

Make Your Own iPhone 5 Charging Dock

Make Your Own iPhone 5 Charging Dock

Apple has rendered your other iPhone chargers totally useless to use with your shiny new iPhone 5. So what are you going to do? Hack one up yourself, of course! By our estimates, you could make this for under the $15 range assuming you have to buy the materials outright. Lifehacker (and CaseyNeistat, who made ...

How To Make Your Own Taco Seasoning On The Cheap

How To Make Your Own Taco Seasoning On The Cheap

Taco Tuesday’s missing ingredient: your own signature blend of seasoning. Who doesn’t love tacos? Name someone that doesn’t like tacos and I’ll show you a bold-faced liar. My understanding of the taco is that it was birthed after a plane crashed into a spice-filled unicorn-cow-hybrid in mid air, landing over a corn field which promptly ...

Use Winter Break to Make Something Cool

Use Winter Break to Make Something Cool

If the thought of heading back to your hometown for winter break has you bummed out, you’re not alone. Leaving college friends, obeying parental rules if you’re still living with them, and negotiating the family drama that holidays bring out is never fun. If you’re staying on campus, there might not be that many people ...

Sick Day: Make a DIY Shot Glass Neti Pot

Sick Day: Make a DIY Shot Glass Neti Pot

Gross? Yes. Satisfying? Totally. Image courtesy of Flickr user Debris Design. Licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0. There is no more unpleasant feeling in the world than having a stuffed-up nose. Particularly if you get sick in the next few weeks–the middle of midterm season–you’re likely to have to suffer through the sniffles while sitting through ...

How to: Repurpose Free T-Shirts

How to: Repurpose Free T-Shirts

Free t-shirt! Wooo! Image courtesy of Flickr user Kirrly Robert. Licensed under CC BY 2.0. There’s nothing quite as common on campus as a free t-shirt (except maybe free pizza). Between orientation events, homecoming, Greek life, and clubs, you’re likely to have drawers stuffed full of incredibly bright screen print before your first semester at ...

Cool Down Your New Dorm Room with a DIY Air Conditioner

Cool Down Your New Dorm Room with a DIY Air Conditioner

Even in today’s modern world, many older dorm buildings still haven’t been retrofitted with air conditioning. While this might not a huge deal come Autumn, that’s no excuse to be miserable during the tail end of summer. Luckily, with just a few cheap supplies you can build your own portable air conditioning unit that will ...

Get Crisp HDTV in a Dorm with Cardboard and Foil

Get Crisp HDTV in a Dorm with Cardboard and Foil

Image courtesy of SquidooGreat news! the NFL season isn’t cancelled! Horrible news! You have to watch it on basic cable provided in your dorm that’s split 100 ways. Though this is a dire (and fuzzy) picture, there’s hope. If you want the crisp HD image quality for all the sports and primetime network TV shows ...

Become a Collegiate Stereotype with the Duct Tape Hammock

Become a Collegiate Stereotype with the Duct Tape Hammock

I hope to see this on the front lawn of every frat house next semester. Photo from the Duct Tape Hammock Instructables tutorial. It’s cheap. It’s made of duct tape. It reeks of laziness. Yes, the DIY duct tape hammock seems perfectly suited for a college campus. Though it should be able to hold the average ...

Treat Your Wounds with a DIY Hotpack

Treat Your Wounds with a DIY Hotpack

Have some rice and an old sock? Of course you do.Injuries happen in college.  Maybe you were exercising during finals, or even involved in a fender-bender. Hell, sometimes you may wake up with one you don’t even remember getting. Unfortunately, the typical dorm room doesn’t have the fully-stocked triage kit that mom was so good at ...