Engineer and daddy-to-be Brian d’ Arcy has created an amazing ceiling display for his soon-to-be-born son’s nursery that ensures that the tyke will always be reaching for the stars. All told, he installed 596 fiber-optic strands (it would have been 600 but he broke 4) by drilling holes through the nursery ceiling and connecting them to a specialized light source in the nursery’s closet. The light source is designed to make the stars twinkle, ensuring that the little tyke is kept entertained by the faux-night sky.
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Creative daddy Jonathan M. Guberman came up with a modern twist on the tradition of creating a toy or bed for your newborn child – he created an awesome set of number and alphabet bricks that feature illustrations and characters from some of the coolest and nerdiest stuff out there. The blocks have something for everyone – from D for Darth Vader to T for Tardis!
Decorating Christmas tree with our family is probably among the best childhood memories we have. However, not everyone likes the idea of cutting down the trees, so people came up with an idea to replace them with artificial ones. And now, as the boundaries of imagination are only expanding, the most recent trend is the DIY Christmas trees!
There’s a lot of amazing recycled/upcycled art out there, but French artist Edouard Martinet stands out with his unique, recognizable style and pain-staking perfectionism and attention to detail. The insects and other critters that he crafts from spare parts look like fantastic creatures out of an alternate retro universe. Martinet collects old spare parts at flea markets and car part sales. He then assembles these parts into beautiful insects and other animals.
Russian photographer Alexey Kljatov is an inspiration to aspiring amateur photographers everywhere – he created a home-made rig capable of capturing stunning close-up pictures of snowflakes out of old camera parts, boards, screws and tape. His pictures give us an enchanting close-up view of snowflakes that we could never hope for without specialized equipment.
After seeing the Buzzfeed’s “15 Awesome Things You Can Make With A Stupid Pizza Box” we decided to extend this list even more. We just hope you’re not on a diet, because this post can and will make you want to order a pizza. Well, at least we got really hungry while making this list.
Colored eggs is the universal symbol of Easter, and the tradition dates back way to Mesopotamia. Some cultures today are more keen on buying colored or even chocolate eggs, but let’s be honest, decorating them yourself is always much more fun! To get your creative juices flowing, here’s a list of 15 creative DIY Easter ideas – some of them are so pretty that it’s gonna be hard to crack and eat the eggs later!
There are always these pesky little obstacles in life that make everything so difficult – pot always boiling over, zipper constantly unzipping itself or ice cream melting on your clothes. Luckily, internet is full of handy life-saving tips that can help you! This awesome list of life hacks will teach you how to quickly make your beer ice cold, hammer nails without hurting yourself, keep your greedy colleagues away from your lunch, cover up dings on wooden furniture, keep your take-out pizza warm and many more!
We don’t know how we missed this awesome DIY lighter bike while making the list of 20 Creative DIY Project Ideas, but it will definitely be included in the part II. The pictures were originally posted on reddit without any additional instructions, so it may require some patience if you try to build this mini motorcycle yourself. Let us know how it goes!
No other holidays have such a magical and joyous preparation period as Christmas, as the whole month of Advent is dedicated to get into the Christmas spirit and be merry. Truth be told, holidays will only be as festive as you make them – so don’t wait for the Christmas spirit to manifest itself, start creating it! We’ve already shared a collection of DIY Christmas tree ideas, so now it’s time to create some DIY Christmas ornaments for it. Check out the images that inspired us, and get creative!
Good news for guys – now you’ll have a legit reason to wear a knight’s gear on a daily basis! Two dedicated crocheters are now offering awesome knight’s helmet caps on Etsy. This brilliant pattern was originally created for kids and offered on Etsy by Cutecraftycrochet. For those who’re into knitting, the artist started selling the instructions for $4.99. This is exactly what another Etsy user Hattie Hooker used to make the adult version of the Knight’s Helmet Cap. All you need is $40 and some patience, since both of them now have orders for 3 to 4 weeks ahead.
Do you remember our super popular list of 20 creative DIY projects we’ve posted a couple of months ago? Judging by the enormous “like” count, it seems that many of you may have tried some of these DIY ideas yourself. However, often the results are so different from the photos that it’s hard not to laugh! Sites like Craftfail.com, pintester.com and pinstrosity spotted this unlucky trend, and started sharing funny DIY fails from Pinterest and asking users to submit their own. Here are 20 of our favorite Pinterest fails.