DIY

Craft Miniature Pallet Drink Coasters from Popsicle Sticks

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Photography by Hep Svadja You may have spotted mini pallet coasters floating around the internet lately; I spied them while searching for easy and affordable gifts to make for the holidays. When I saw the design, I knew it wouldn’t be too difficult to work out a comparable pattern. Well, it took me the better part of a day to ...

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Sneak Peek: Arc Attack Adds Pneumatic Chimes to Their High Voltage Ensemble

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Arc Attack has held a special place in our hearts for a long time. There isn’t much that beats high voltage blasting through the air to make awesome music. Every time I’ve seen them I’ve been blown away, and I’ve learned something. If you’ve only seen their youtube videos, you may not know that Arc Attack is an educational group. ...

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Maker Spotlight: Mario the Magician

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Name: Mario “the Magician” MarcheseHome: Nyack, New YorkMakerspace: my dining room, garage, yard, porch, attic… it’s everywhere!Day Job: Full-time magician. My wife, Katie, and I just celebrated 10 years since quitting our “day jobs” for this magic thing! How’d you get started making? A love for automata and magic mechanisms of yore sparked my first desires to make, back before I ...

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Maker Spotlight: Jesse Stone

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Name: Jesse StoneHome: Springfield, MissouriDay Job: Lewd Linens Facebook | Website | Instagram | Etsy How’d you get started making? Growing up in a very closed off church and a family in poverty were great motivators for creativity! Without television or toys (okay, I had a few), I have been making for as long as I can remember. I didn’t play with Barbie, I just made ...

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Fake Blood: When to Make vs. When to Buy

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Photography by Hep Svadja Fake blood is an important part of Halloween festivities, but many people don’t know that there are a ton of different varieties. You can make your own or buy it, but how do you know what kind you should get, or what recipe to use? Well fear not, Make: reader, I am here to answer all ...

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This Week in Making: Codebender Closes, Copycat Factories, and Upright CNCs

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Hey haunters! If you’ve got a cool DIY project to show off, enter it into our Halloween Contest! We’re offering prizes for creative costumes and haunted house effects and decor. It’s not too late to take advantage of this amazing deal on Cosplay e-books! Get expert advice and tutorials from master prop builders and cosplayers like Harrison Krix of Volpin ...

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Weekend Watch: Spooky Kids Crafts with Crafty Carol

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Halloween is one of my favorite days of the year: with all of the costumes, decorations, and delicious treats, there’s ample opportunity to get your craft on! So, kids, roll up your sleeves and get ready for some fun, easy, spook-tacular crafts that I’ve shared on Cool School. Scary Glow in the Dark Slime Make your own goopy goo using five ...

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Over the Top Home Decorations for Halloween

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One of the many wonderful things about Halloween is that there are so many areas of making to explore, from costumes and props, to party decor and food, to full-on DIY house haunts. And when makers get the haunts bug, many of them get seriously bitten. We’ve run articles and projects over the years featuring a number of jaw-dropping, utterly ...

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6 Ways to Light Up Your Halloween Costume

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When you were a kid, most likely you went trick-or-treating on Halloween with a costume made out of fabric and perhaps a bit of tacked on plastic. Now, with advances in electronic lighting and easy access to DIY technology, why not add a little color and brilliance to those otherwise dim costumes? LED Stick Figure At night, you can clearly see lights, but ...

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Landscaping – Keeping your Yard in Good Condition

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After accomplishing the challenging task of constructing your home, the next area of focus is your yard. The importance of landscaping goes beyond creating a beautiful yard. There are situations where completing your home puts a dent in your budget and diminishes your ability to landscape properly. You may consider an attempt to handle landscaping on your own on a ...

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