Posts tagged DIY

GOOD Teens: Sign Up For Maker Summer Camp
Liz Dwyer posted in Education, Diy and Maker Movement

30 Days of free DIY projects for teens? The folks at MAKE magazine and Google have put together a pretty amazing virtual summer camp where teens can do cool things like learn how to build rocket-propelled toy cars. 

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Generation DIY: Let’s Take Control of Our Own Health- Thea Linscott and Scott Slater contributed in Health, Living and Diy


What if, as a generation of DIYers, we made wellness our most important project? 
If you are like most young adult know-it-alls, you have ignored warning signs—so where do you start? It’s overwhelming, and you’re freaked out. Start with the basics in this DIY project: eat something—anything—healthy, get moderately physical or even ask for someone you trust for help. Making a doctor’s appointment can be the first step in taking control of your own wellness project. You are probably thinking this is an expensive undertaking, with or without insurance, but in the long-run, this could actually save you a lot of money, time and stress. And then you can go crazy, research best practices, vote for stronger healthcare policies, and choose stronger local and federal leadership. 

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Generation DIY: Let’s Take Control of Our Own Health
Thea Linscott and Scott Slater contributed in Health, Living and Diy

What if, as a generation of DIYers, we made wellness our most important project? 

If you are like most young adult know-it-alls, you have ignored warning signs—so where do you start? It’s overwhelming, and you’re freaked out. Start with the basics in this DIY project: eat something—anything—healthy, get moderately physical or even ask for someone you trust for help. Making a doctor’s appointment can be the first step in taking control of your own wellness project. You are probably thinking this is an expensive undertaking, with or without insurance, but in the long-run, this could actually save you a lot of money, time and stress. And then you can go crazy, research best practices, vote for stronger healthcare policies, and choose stronger local and federal leadership. 

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41 Heart-Shaped DIYs To Actually Get You Excited For Valentine’s Day- Yasha Wallin posted in Creativity, Diy and Valentine’s Day
A list of 41 fun DIY projects that will get you into the Valentine’s Day spirit—if you weren’t already.

41 Heart-Shaped DIYs To Actually Get You Excited For Valentine’s Day
Yasha Wallin posted in Creativity, Diy and Valentine’s Day

A list of 41 fun DIY projects that will get you into the Valentine’s Day spirit—if you weren’t already.

Making it Hyperlocal: The Story of a (Partially) Homemade Pair of Slippers- Adele Peters wrote in Design, Transportation and Diy
When Gaspard Tine-Beres was a design student at the Royal College of Art in London, he had an assignment to make a truly local product: something not only made near the designer, but consumed locally too. He thought about what he needed himself, and since he happened to be living with friends in a poorly-heated house in the dead of winter, he was inspired to create a warm (and sustainable pair) of slippers. In London, it was easy to find local manufacturers who used leather. When Tine-Beres later moved to Paris, he wanted to keep the project local, and found a manufacturer using leather and wool felt in his own neighborhood.
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This post is part of the GOOD community’s 50 Building Blocks of Citizenship. This week: Measure Your Carbon Footprint. Follow along, join the discussion, and share your experience at #goodcitizen.
Images courtesy of Gaspard Tine-Beres and Ruben Valensi.

Making it Hyperlocal: The Story of a (Partially) Homemade Pair of Slippers
Adele Peters wrote in Design, Transportation and Diy

When Gaspard Tine-Beres was a design student at the Royal College of Art in London, he had an assignment to make a truly local product: something not only made near the designer, but consumed locally too. He thought about what he needed himself, and since he happened to be living with friends in a poorly-heated house in the dead of winter, he was inspired to create a warm (and sustainable pair) of slippers. In London, it was easy to find local manufacturers who used leather. When Tine-Beres later moved to Paris, he wanted to keep the project local, and found a manufacturer using leather and wool felt in his own neighborhood.

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This post is part of the GOOD community’s 50 Building Blocks of Citizenship. This week: Measure Your Carbon FootprintFollow along, join the discussion, and share your experience at #goodcitizen.

Images courtesy of Gaspard Tine-Beres and Ruben Valensi.

Host a ‘Secret Sandy’ to Help Those Affected by the Hurricane this Holiday Season- GOOD HQ wrote in Environment and Living
Really, do you need another scented candle when there are thousands of people still trying to rebuild their lives after Hurricane Sandy? In lieu of a traditional gift exchange, host your own “Secret Sandy” gift swap in your office or with your family this year. Just download this DIY Secret Sandy Guide to get started, and choose from these different “gift” options: 
If they love to build thingsRebuild One Block
If they care about the environmentFund Occupy Sandy’s Sustainable Rebuild Project
If they love to teachHelp Get Supplies to Schools in Need
If they’re a kid personDonate to Support Children Affected by Sandy
If they still <3 New YorkGet an “I Still Love New York” T-Shirt to Support Relief Efforts
If they want to keep it local Visit NeedMapper.com to Localize Your Help
When all else fails…Donate Funds to Hurricane Relief Efforts
Illustrations by Corinna Loo

Host a ‘Secret Sandy’ to Help Those Affected by the Hurricane this Holiday Season
GOOD HQ wrote in Environment and Living

Really, do you need another scented candle when there are thousands of people still trying to rebuild their lives after Hurricane Sandy? In lieu of a traditional gift exchange, host your own “Secret Sandy” gift swap in your office or with your family this year. Just download this DIY Secret Sandy Guide to get started, and choose from these different “gift” options:
 

Illustrations by Corinna Loo

Do It Yourself: Recap and the Road Ahead #30DaysofGOOD
As this month’s challenge winds down, we look back at what we learned and point you to resources for continuing your DIY journey.
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Do It Yourself: Recap and the Road Ahead #30DaysofGOOD

As this month’s challenge winds down, we look back at what we learned and point you to resources for continuing your DIY journey.

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Do It Yourself: Change a Flat Tire #30DaysofGOOD
Don’t get stuck not knowing how to fix a flat. Here’s all the info you need.

If you drive a car, there will inevitably be a dreadful moment when you hear a peculiar sound. It starts as a far-away noise like driving over low-profile lane markers, but suddenly it gets very loud: “whup-whup-whup. WHUPWHUPWHUPWHUP.” Bad news—that’s the sound of a flat tire, and when it happens, it’s a good idea to quickly (but safely) pull off the road.

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Do It Yourself: Change a Flat Tire #30DaysofGOOD

Don’t get stuck not knowing how to fix a flat. Here’s all the info you need.

If you drive a car, there will inevitably be a dreadful moment when you hear a peculiar sound. It starts as a far-away noise like driving over low-profile lane markers, but suddenly it gets very loud: “whup-whup-whup. WHUPWHUPWHUPWHUP.” Bad news—that’s the sound of a flat tire, and when it happens, it’s a good idea to quickly (but safely) pull off the road.

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Do It Yourself: Patch a Hole in Drywall #30DaysofGOOD
If you’ve knocked a small hole in your wall (a few inches across or less), the right tools and materials make the repair a simple job.
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Do It Yourself: Patch a Hole in Drywall #30DaysofGOOD

If you’ve knocked a small hole in your wall (a few inches across or less), the right tools and materials make the repair a simple job.

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Do It Yourself: The Fast, Easy Way to Replace Headlights #30DaysofGOOD

How many people does it take to change a burned-out headlight? Just one, when you’re a DIYer. Not only is doing it yourself cheaper than taking your car to a repair shop, it’s a really fast fix. And by carrying a spare bulb, you’ll never risk getting a fix-it ticket while driving home with just one light.

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Do It Yourself: The Fast, Easy Way to Replace Headlights #30DaysofGOOD

How many people does it take to change a burned-out headlight? Just one, when you’re a DIYer. Not only is doing it yourself cheaper than taking your car to a repair shop, it’s a really fast fix. And by carrying a spare bulb, you’ll never risk getting a fix-it ticket while driving home with just one light.

Watch our how-to video at GOOD.is

Do It Yourself: Dye Fabric the Right Way #30DaysofGOOD
A lot of people customize their stuff with a coat of paint, but the practice of fabric dyeing tends to be less common. Here’s a quick overview on how to get clothes and home fabrics that are truly one-of-a-kind.
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art direction and design by jessica de jesus

Do It Yourself: Dye Fabric the Right Way #30DaysofGOOD

A lot of people customize their stuff with a coat of paint, but the practice of fabric dyeing tends to be less common. Here’s a quick overview on how to get clothes and home fabrics that are truly one-of-a-kind.

Find out how on GOOD.is

art direction and design by jessica de jesus

Do It Yourself: Easy Home Insulation Tips #30DaysofGOOD
Insulation can make your home more comfortable and save you money. Here are tips to help keep you cool in the heat, and warm when it’s cold.
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Do It Yourself: Easy Home Insulation Tips #30DaysofGOOD

Insulation can make your home more comfortable and save you money. Here are tips to help keep you cool in the heat, and warm when it’s cold.

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Do It Yourself: Recycle Bottles and Cans Into Vases and Candle Holders #30DaysofGOOD

Flowers or candles bring life to any space, especially when you show them off in a way that matches your personality. A trick I like is to recycle bottles and containers into awesome DIY vases and candle holders.

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Do It Yourself: Recycle Bottles and Cans Into Vases and Candle Holders #30DaysofGOOD

Flowers or candles bring life to any space, especially when you show them off in a way that matches your personality. A trick I like is to recycle bottles and containers into awesome DIY vases and candle holders.

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Do It Yourself: Use a Bottle to Reduce the Water Your Toilet Wastes #30DaysofGOOD

A half-gallon container can save you hundreds of gallons of water per year.
Every day, the average person flushes a toilet 4.5 times. For many of those toilets, each twist of the handle dumps four or more gallons of water down the drain. That’s 18 gallons of toilet water per day, per person. That means in a town of just 60,000 inhabitants, a million gallons of toilet water gets carried into sewers and septic tanks each day.

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Do It Yourself: Use a Bottle to Reduce the Water Your Toilet Wastes #30DaysofGOOD

A half-gallon container can save you hundreds of gallons of water per year.

Every day, the average person flushes a toilet 4.5 times. For many of those toilets, each twist of the handle dumps four or more gallons of water down the drain. That’s 18 gallons of toilet water per day, per person. That means in a town of just 60,000 inhabitants, a million gallons of toilet water gets carried into sewers and septic tanks each day.

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Do It Yourself: Make More Space by Hanging Stuff #30DaysofGOOD

A cruel fact of life: You’ll never have enough storage space. Closets become packed with clothes. Attics and basements fill up with boxes full of memories. Garages turn into storehouses for supplies.
One way to combat the clutter is to organize it with hangers. Going vertical lets you tap unused space and makes your stuff more accessible. Here are a few tips on starting your hanger home makeover.

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Do It Yourself: Make More Space by Hanging Stuff #30DaysofGOOD

A cruel fact of life: You’ll never have enough storage space. Closets become packed with clothes. Attics and basements fill up with boxes full of memories. Garages turn into storehouses for supplies.

One way to combat the clutter is to organize it with hangers. Going vertical lets you tap unused space and makes your stuff more accessible. Here are a few tips on starting your hanger home makeover.

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Do It Yourself: Make Your Own Non-Toxic Household Cleaners #30DaysofGOOD

With a few simple ingredients that you probably already own—such as baking soda, white vinegar and lemon juice—it’s easy to substitute many store-bought cleaners with safe, eco-friendly options.

Do It Yourself: Make Your Own Non-Toxic Household Cleaners #30DaysofGOOD

With a few simple ingredients that you probably already own—such as baking soda, white vinegar and lemon juice—it’s easy to substitute many store-bought cleaners with safe, eco-friendly options.