Articles on DIY

How To Build Your Own Air Horn In 3 Minutes

Air horns are perfect for sporting events, parties, and basically any situation where you want to be obnoxious. Unfortunately, a good air horn can cost anywhere from $7 to $20. Fear not sports fans. [more]

Removing Car Scratches: The Revenge of the Frugal Body Shop

Scratches are annoying and prevalent forms of car damage. We all get them, they really look awful and I've been hunting for new and old techniques for removal. Here are a few.

DIY - Silk Flower Brooch

In true Wise Bread fashion, learn how to make flower brooches yourself and save big.

Remove Car Dents Quickly and Cheaply

Dents suck. And so does the cost to repair them. Here are quick and cheap ways to remove dents.

Make Your DVD Player Region-Free in Seconds

Region coding can, in most cases, be removed from your DVD player using a simple remote-control code that unlocks the player.

The Magic Marker Money Safe

I've never tried a money-belt. I've nevr had enough cash to put in one to be honest. But when I lived in London I was mugged three times, and this little beauty would have saved me a stack of cash. It's a great idea. [more]

Open a beer bottle with a sheet of paper

A friend sent me this link, knowing full well I'll never, ever need it (I carry a bottle opener on my keyring in case of such emergencies). [more]

Secret Lawn Tonic Recipe From Golf Course Groundskeeper

The lawn tonic recipe came from a former groundskeeper at a golf course. All you need are 5 common household ingredients and a 10-gallon hose-end sprayer.

Restore your notebook battery quickly and cheaply.

In this short video, a tech-savvy guy shows you how to remove the dead cells, replace them and do a little light soldering.

Like DIY? Avoid These 10 Costly Mistakes

I scoured the web looking for the obvious and not-so-obvious mistakes DIY addicts make and compiled this list.

Can't afford a plasma tv? Be creative!

A little home demo turns a classic box-style TV into a makeshift flatscreen. Get out the sledgehammer!

Stylish but Cheap Gift Wrap Ideas

Skip the pricey gift wrap. You've got everything you need to DIY perfectly presentable presents kicking around the house!

Mountain Dew Christmas Tree

These guys started with four hundred empty cans of Mountain Dew, a pipe, and a dream...to make a Christmas tree out of soda cans.

DIY Inspiration and Tips from Curbly Community

Need some inspo for your next DIY home improvement project? Check out the Curbly community!