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Holiday DIY – How to make a Gingerbread House with Grahm Crackers

Oh man! It’s gingerbread house time. There is nothing better than building a house…. and then eating it. It’s like your Godzilla and a contractor all at the same time. Yum!

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Christmas DIY – How to play Away in a Manger

When you go home for the holidays, make sure you have a few new tricks up your sleeves to entertain the family with. For instance, you might want to play some tunes for them on the family piano. Well, here’s an easy lesson for Away in a Manger.

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Christmas DIY – Wrap your gifts with Furoshiki

I hadn’t heard of Furoshiki before, but this video shows of some of the neatest gift wrapping ideas ever. I just sent it to my wife so we can wrap all of our very eco-friendly sister-in-laws gifts this way.

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Christmas Light Hack – How to make your Christmas lights sync with music

With Turkey Day done and Christmas on the way, I’d like to start sharing some Christmas related DIYs and Hacks. You know, just to get everyone in the right mood.

So check out this over-the-top way of making all your outside Christmas Lights sync with music:

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Food Hack – How to Make Pumpkin Pie for Thanksgiving!

Well, Thanksgiving is just around the corner now, here’s a cool food hack that shows you how to make pumpkin pie.  I am sure many of you already know how to make it but if you don’t, here it is.

Pumpkin pie is the king of Thanksgiving and Christmas desserts, and this recipe will easily get even your most over-stuffed guests thinking about a second slice.

This pie is adapted from a Cook’s Illustrated recipe (Nov. & Dec. 2008, #95), and contains a couple of secret ingredients that are delicious and will ensure requests f

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Halloween DIY – How to Make Pumpkin Wreath!

Check out this cool Halloween DIY on how to make a pumpkin wreath.  It’s not Christmas but no one said you can’t make a wreath on a special American holiday.

Here’s a great use for those miniature pumpkins that you see in grocery stores and at produce stands this time of year. For a Halloween decoration that will bring seasonal color to your front door, attach some miniature pumpkins to a plastic foam wreath. It’s easy to do: Just wire the tiny pumpkins to the wreath form, and use sheet moss to fill in the spaces between th

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DIY – How to Make a Dyno Wreath!

Here’s a cool Dyno Wreath you can make.  Of course, it’s not Christmas yet but your children will still love the fact that you made a special, custom wreath just for them.

I call it the Dino Wreath. Clever, yes? In any case, if you’re bonkers for brontosauri, here’s the Patented Living Small Do It Yourself Dino Wreath Guide. Note: This project has a difficulty rating of SUPER EASY.

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DIY – How to Make Food Dehydrator!

Yes, I did get a Food Dehydrator for Christmas present (and I did use it the other day to make some awesome apple chips) but for those of you who can’t even spend $20 on one, you can try out this DIY on how to make a food dehydrator.

Of course, it’s not a complex concept as all the food dehydrator does is flow slightly-hot air through the food for couple hours to dry your food.

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Cargo Bike for Moms

Here’s an interesting cargo bike that can carry your children to school instead of guzzling your 4×4 SUV.

The popularity of the machines is likely to have been boosted by Richmond raising the cost of a parking permit for a large-engined “gas guzzler” to £150. It is also considering charging £75 for an annual permit to drop children off at school by car.

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Pong Cycle

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Pong cycle anyone???

Cyclepong is an update of the classic arcade game Pong to use bikes as the controllers. To read about the first version of Cyclepong go to the Cyclepong page. I always wanted Cyclepong to be something that lots of people would get to play with. My original idea was to take it to music festivals over the summer, but things took a bit of an unexpected turn after I took it to the Dorkbot London Christmas special.

One of the people who played Cyclepong at Dorkbot was Tessa H

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