Laura Cochrane

Laura Cochrane

I'm a DIY editor at Instructables and I used to be an editor at MAKE and CRAFT. I like hiking, biking, rock climbing, and etymology.

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Talented MAKE alum Gregory Hayes decorates his home during the holidays with found-object ornaments that he makes, like this charming whale made from northern California coast driftwood. Read more »


Louis Pelissier upcycled components from old computers to make a festive, red and green Christmas wreath. He spelled out "Merry Christmas" with keyboard keys, and made a red bow out of Cat5 network cable. Read more »

There’s something about cardboard that inspires creativity in people of all ages. I enjoyed seeing the many ways cardboard was used at Maker Faire this year, from's Cardboard Village to the delightful walking cardboard sculptures by Kinetic Creatures. You can get your very own Kinetic Creature kit in the... Read more »

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MAKE reader Ian Kimball of Philadelphia shares photos and video of his sugar rocket build experience. "They flew magnificently!" he reports. Next up for Ian and his boys: the Nuclear Fusor. Read more »


From the pages of MAKE's Ultimate Guide to 3D Printing 2014: Amazing 3D printed objects and art! Read more »

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From the pages of MAKE's Ultimate Guide to 3D Printing 2014: 3D prints to the rescue! Read more »


PicPaperie sent the MAKE team a sheet of personalized wrapping paper — they pulled a photo from our Instagram feed! It's a pretty fun idea for making the outside of your handmade gift as unique as what's inside. Read more »