MAKE Articles

 

YEAH, Tinned Succulents!

· April 16, 2014

Let's be honest, you're not going to finish off that mouldy tin of tomatoes any sober night soon, so strap on waste-proof gloves, shovel the remnants...

DIY Conch Trumpet

· April 7, 2014

My house lies in a cellphone reception sinkhole. So, I can't always rely on it to coax the friends round for beers, tell the housemate to pick me up a Ki...

DIY bookends

· April 2, 2014

Sundays, am I right? What a day. The sun is shining, the breeze caresses your skin as you swan around the Bunnings carpark with your $2 sausage in bread. It&...

Tubular paper plane

· March 27, 2014

Making a paper plane is simple and fun way to slack off. But if anyone sees you making one it's also very obvious that you're slacking off. It turns ...

DIY phone cases

· March 20, 2014

I'm not going to lie to you, fine people. Both phone cases turned out a little bit shit. But wait! It's all gonna be OK – I've failed so that you...

'True Detective' beer-can men

· March 6, 2014

For anyone not caught up in the brilliance of the True Detective television series, I'll break this down: in-between cryptic musings, meanderings and dra...

DIY skinny tie

· February 27, 2014

All the old dudes that died recently probably bought their last tie some time in the '90s. This means most op-shop ties are fat ties. I know the '90s...

DIY laptop sleeve

· February 20, 2014

It's skool time again almost and maybe even already for a few of you. And also NEVER AGAIN for even more of you, as in, majority of people alive on earth...

Valentine's Voodoo Doll

· February 13, 2014

For every lover on Valentine's Day, there is another lover sitting across from them dining on the three-course schmuck special. But, as those great poets...

Yeah science! #1

· February 6, 2014

Cash flow has been low on the creative front lately so I've decided to break bad. Well, break mild. Very mild, like the detergent you hand-wash your jump...

Concrete vessels

· January 30, 2014

We don't need to explain what a 'vessel' is nor what you should use it for. This is about you. Variations in form, scale and colour producing a c...

Dog tank top

· January 23, 2014

Being a dog of high sartorial taste it can be hard finding a well-tailored outfit. Throw into the equation the fact that I'm a whippet and things just ge...

DIY Super Soaker

· January 16, 2014

Children have a monopoly on summer fun. “Do not attempt to ride Slip 'n' Slide if you are over 120cm tall” this, and “Ms, the wadin...

DIY Christmas wrapping

· December 19, 2013

It's Christmas break time here at the MAKE column. But before we swap the paints and raffia for pints and sangria we thought we'd piece everything to...

Mini screen-printing set-up

· December 12, 2013

Say you're a barely thriving twenty-something who needs to pull some presents out of thin air for your loved ones this holiday season. Well, there's ...

DIY beach chair

· December 5, 2013

There are three lies every human tells themselves: I'm not going to drink this weekend; just one more episode; I'll be comfortable at the beach holdi...

Sunglasses rope

· November 28, 2013

Oh, sunglasses! Small, often expensive pieces of plastic that not only protect your retinas, but are also among the most misplaced items in the world. It'...

No-sew leather wallet

· November 21, 2013

Everyone in my family has a trade. My dad was a tiler, my sister's a beauty therapist, my aunt's a hairdresser and my uncle's a shoemaker and cob...

DIY $3 smartphone projector

· November 14, 2013

Like many young inner-urban cinephiles, one of my best buds does not have a television in her sharehouse. Sure, there's been talk of buying a projector f...

Cardboard cat house

· October 30, 2013

Cats. At their best, they sit on your lap mashing your genitals till they spy something they enjoy more than you, like a wall. At their worst, they will spra...

SixThousand x Hip Hop Hotties cheap Hallowe'en DIY g...

· October 24, 2013

The first time we wrote one of these guides we said its spirit aligned perfectly with Australia's attitude to Hallowe'en – “broadly enthusiasti...

Baking soda exfoliating mask

· October 16, 2013

Expensive skincare can make you feel many emotions. On one hand, your skin feels as soft as a stack of baby deer. On the other hand, you're eating a lot ...

Foam bedside table

· October 10, 2013

The Dutch produce some weird stuff. I guess the existential absurdity of living in a densely populated nation that lies mostly at or below sea level leads yo...

Free pocket garden

· October 3, 2013

Spring always makes me think I can grow things, even though the mint bush and parsley I planted in a corner of the courtyard back in June would probably disa...

Solar jar lights

· September 26, 2013

I made a craft thing with mason jars. Bind me in washi tape, place me in a neon macramé casket and bury me in terrarium moss because I don't deserve to l...

Luxurise an economy folding chair

· September 18, 2013

Do you have fold-out chairs that are perfectly fine and useful but look a bit like they were purchased in 1996 to seat extra parents at a primary school prod...

Giant bubbles

· September 12, 2013

The one constant in life is change. Last year, Pork Chop showed us how to make bubbles that bounce. They were cute, whimsical, ditzy – much like the writer h...

Mini kites

· September 5, 2013

Spring has sprung! Time to go frolic in parks and get slightly too warm in your jeans! You know what else you can do in parks? Fly kites. Mini kites. Why m...