This holiday season, I wanted to give my friends and family a customized gift with some personality. So, using nothing but our own photos and a few crafty tools, I came up with this coaster project which is super fun, super inexpensive, plenty easy, and you can dial it in perfectly for each person on… Continue reading How to: Make DIY Instagram Coasters with Your Own Photos
At this point in the season, the big gifts have already been decided. And if you’re on your game, they’re boxed, wrapped, and under the tree. But this week is all about the little bits: the practical things, the accessories, and the stocking stuffers. If you or someone on your list is a maker, DIYer, woodworker,… Continue reading 14 Legitimately Good Stocking Stuffers for Men Who Like to Make Things
A very special holiday edition of the thoughts, artwork, news stories, tools, food, conversations, and whatever else I just can’t get out of my head this month. … Continue reading on ManMadeDIY.com Source: http://www.manmadediy.com/users/chris/posts/4722-7-things-i-m-totally-obsessed-with-this-month-december-2017-edition
As far as holiday gifts go, it’s hard to beat something to sip. And while it’s the thought that counts, you can do a little better than swinging by the grocery store and grabbing a bottle of wine. This project takes only a bit more work than simply buying something from the liquor store, but… Continue reading DIY Gift Idea: Make Your Own Wood-Infused Booze
Many are schmaltzy, a few actually festive, and plenty completely unwatchable, but like it or not, the annual viewing of many a holiday film classic just comes along with the season. And if someone in your house is going to watch one anyway, you might as well make it something worth revisiting year after year. …… Continue reading Okay, Let’s Settle This: What’s the Greatest Christmas Movie of All Time?
A quality jigsaw is one of my favorite tools, and a seriously good DIY best buy. Armed with the right blade, you can cut all sorts of materials into nearly any two-dimensional shape you please. And most-importantly, do it safely. But it’s flexibility as a creative tool is also its liability. Like a pencil, it… Continue reading How to Cut a Perfect Circle with a Jigsaw
I have gone on record, in this publication and elsewhere, about why the hot toddy is the perfect cocktail to be sipping in December. It’s warm. It’s spiced. And at least according to folk wisdom, it’s good for your health, and can help to heal a nasty wintertime sore throat. But, to be honest, until last Tuesday evening, I didn’t actually… Continue reading How to: The Simple, Easy Trick to Instantly Improve Your Hot Toddy