Friday, December 15, 2017

How to: Make Nutella Hot Chocolate

created at: 12/18/2013

It's not that hot chocolate is hard to make...especially if you go for the little packets of powder. But there's definitely something seriously straightforward about making a fresh cup with only two high-quality ingredients that makes it much more likely to enjoy a cup every night between now and the new year.   … Continue reading on ManMadeDIY.com



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Thursday, December 14, 2017

7 Actually Listenable Versions of Truly Terrible Christmas Songs

Okay... Christmas music. It has the simultaneous ability to both 1) make you feel all present and warm inside and 2) repel you as far away from any valuing of tradition and seasonal good will as possible. The good songs are good because they're classics, or because some clever band you'd already like in non-December contexts decided to take their turn at a holiday record.

But the bad songs are bad in so. many. ways. At one extreme, they're aggressive mall music that only ever appealed the most simplest of you-can-buy-happiness consumerists. At the other, they're treacly, brusk and brash melodies whose only chance of working at all is being sung by large groups of squirmy children, and you've contributed DNA to at least one of them.

But, just for the fun of it, let's see if we reclaim some of those unbearable, seasonal drudges. Are there tolerable, even enjoyable, recordings of even the most noxious of holiday tunes? Challenge accepted.  

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

DIY Gift Idea: How to Make a Travel Cocktail Kit

When you're on the road, the trail, or up in the air, it's not always easy to procure a high-quality cocktail. At least not without paying the room service kid $17 plus tip for some watered-down mess. 

It is, however, fairly easy to locate, or pack, some reasonably drinkable spirits and a glass. And once you have that, you can make simply make yourself a proper drink with this DIY travel, carry-on friendly cocktail kit.   

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Monday, December 11, 2017

How to: Make DIY Instagram Coasters with Your Own Photos

DIY Instagram coasters

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 your list - just raid their Instagram or social media accounts!

Let's get to it!… Continue reading on ManMadeDIY.com



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Friday, December 8, 2017

14 Legitimately Good Stocking Stuffers for Men Who Like to Make Things

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, tinkerer, or just a general creative type who likes to build and fix things, here's our list of quality stocking stuffers that are just as good as whatever's in that huge box with the bow on it.     … Continue reading on ManMadeDIY.com



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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

DIY Gift Idea: Make Your Own Wood-Infused Booze

 

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 boosts all kinds of flavor benefits and handmade points.

Make some in bulk for everyone you know, and your holiday shopping is done.    … Continue reading on ManMadeDIY.com



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