Project: Upcycle Dishware into Cake Stands

By Tess Wolfe-Stelzer A decorative dessert stand serves quintuple duty for a display of pies, cakes, cookies, buches de Noel, or homemade dark chocolate-dipped salt caramels. If you deliver any of the aforementioned goodies to your neighbor on a hand-crafted stand he just might return your snow shovel. Or stop... Read more »

How-To: Book Stack Pendant

Inspired by a smart but expensive (around $165) necklace from Anthropologie, Malmow from Craftster created this similar book stack pendant for mere dollars using scraps of leather and cut-up book pages. [via Geek Crafts] Read more »

Best of MAKE: Top 10 Hackerspace Posts

2011 was an important year for hackerspaces, with many new spaces being founded and existing spaces growing in membership and in capabilities. The MAKE blog covered this important part of the maker scene throughout the year. Here were some of our best posts. #10 Store Front Music: The DIY Edition... Read more »

Tonight! Best of Make: Live Season One

It's tonight! Make: Live's Best of 2011 show looks back at our favorite episodes from the very first season. Go behind the scenes with us for some of our most memorable moments-- from goofs and gaffes to last minute surprises and change ups. And don’t miss the best of robots,... Read more »

Recipe: French 75

For those of you on the look for delicious cocktail recipes for New Year’s Eve, check out this beautiful how-to from Tracy of Shutterbean. She documents each step of the cocktail creation. Try this one out, it’s one of my favorites! Read more »

Best of CRAFT 2011: Sewing Projects

I’m not happy unless I’m walking around with bits of thread stuck to my clothes and a seam ripper sticking out of my back pocket. If you’re a confirmed sewing nerd too, then this best-of is for you! Here, in no specific order, are 10 of my favorite sewing projects... Read more »

Best of MAKE: Maker Shed Top 10

It's been a big year here at the Maker Shed. This has been our best year to date and we have shipped around 30,000 orders to makers all over the world! Ever wonder what our top products are? Below are the Top 10 items shipped from the Maker Shed in... Read more »