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Tuesday 7 February 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# diy

All time
Voices
Opinion: I have become that which I most feared - a man who does DIY
Rory McNab says he doesn’t cover himself in glory with his DIY efforts, but it does feel good.
# DIY Demand
Paint and plants top customer lists as hardware stores report a busy two days
Hardware stores opened yesterday as part of Phase One, with queues outside some shops.
Voices
'The future of food is local'. Dave Whelan of the Edible Landscape Project says now is the time for us to make the change
Whelan says we can make a small difference by thinking about our food sources.
Voices
Opinion: 'I'm constantly asked if I can thank the handyman for carrying out their work - my work'
Laura de Barra, author of a new book Gaff Goddess, writes about why we need to take the gender out of DIY.
# basic stitch
Basic Stitch: I tried to recreate this €4 IKEA stool from my favourite DIYer
Will it pass the arse test?
# basic stitch
Basic Stitch: I tried to Pinterest some old jars 'cause I wasn't arsed going to the bottle bank
Worth the effort?
# basic stitch
Basic Stitch: Making your own tassel earrings takes less time than ordering off AliExpress
But is it as easy though?
# basic stitch
Basic Stitch: How to make (and shake) your pom poms
Fancy getting crafty?
# christmas decor
Here's how to decorate your room to feel more Christmas-y on a budget
With minimal effort, too.
# Home Decor
Two creative and affordable ways to make your bedroom cosy for Autumn
Some suggestions that are more than fairylights.
# seccers
Argos is selling a DIY prosecco kit that allows you to turn water into (sparkling) wine
Colour us intrigued!
# property ladder
One in four adults are living in an unsuitable home but can't afford to move
Some are planning to extend or convert their home for more space.
# diy
Hand grenade 'used during War of Independence' found during renovations
The Mills 36 hand grenade was made safe and disposed of by the Defence Forces.
# diy
This dad had the best response to people trolling him about his son's toy kitchen
What a guy.
# yo shorty
Look what this Louth man did to his Nissan Micra
We think it’s cute <3
# nailed it
An Irish DIY startup just got the attention of Silicon Valley
BonzaQuote has won a place in a top startup programme.
# bring back fat frog
How to recreate Fat Frog ice pops at home
(Both regular and boozy versions.)
# home disimprovement
8 of the most basic things people have ever put on their walls
Get away with the quotes.
# diy
8 important questions the internet has about masturbation
“Will it make my hands hairy?”
# Hammered
Fears for local jobs as B&Q unveils plans to close or shrink its stores
It’s all part of parent company Kingfisher’s plan to be “unified” across Europe.
# don't do it yourself
Man demonstrates exactly how NOT to knock down a wall
Yikes.
# Home improvement
DIY in the home: When should you leave it to the professionals?
To find out what you can do around your own home, TheJournal.ie spoke to expert Gerry Fallon.
# Perfect
Ludicrous DIY disaster is the gift that keeps on giving
Just when you thought electrical wiring couldn’t be funny, this happens.
# make me up
7 storage solutions that'll put some smacht on your makeup collection
Storage solutions for all. Even you, woman with 30+ Mac lipsticks.
# you'll need...
Here's how to make some decent (not tacky) Christmas decorations
Get into Blue Peter mode to kit out your home and save some cash this Christmas.
# fixer upper
International Repair Café movement is setting up shop in Kilkenny
The initiative, which originated in Amsterdam, is becoming increasingly popular in Ireland.
# vending machine
Dad of the year makes his son the best Halloween costume we've ever seen
No, that is not a real vending machine.
# diy
Best use of a computer mouse ever, spotted in Dublin
Innovation.
# flat hacks
17 simple tips to make the most of your small apartment
Turn your tiny studio into a palace.
# secret doors
13 one-off DIY projects to make your home more awesome
With instructions.
# diy
Can you really create a VR experience out of a smartphone and cardboard?
Provided you have a decent smartphone, then yes.
# diy
Coolest dad ever builds homemade hovercraft for his kids
Build one for US.
# hammer and tongs
Here's one hard-hit Irish industry finally coming back from the recession - hardware
But growth in Dublin is outstripping growth in rural areas.
Voices
Opinion: DIY cocktails – how to grow your own mojito
Today there are many variations on the white rum cocktail, but the original recipe is still a classic summer beverage.
# arts and crafts
DIY: Google wants you to create a VR headset using cardboard
You will need an Android smartphone too,
# that'll do
13 inspired solutions to highly unusual life problems
Genius or insanity?
# diy
Ten houses built in 24 hours? All is possible with 3D printing
A Chinese company printed the houses out of recycled material.
# Building Blocks
Google's newest project will let you put together smartphones like Lego
Project Ara looks at the possibility of putting together hardware blocks to create a smartphone, instead of getting people to buy a single, fully constructed phone.
# Totes Awks
Phone thieves accidentally send awkward DIY porn to their victim
As if being robbed wasn’t punishment enough.
# we buy golf clubs
This golf shop will buy golf clubs, buy golf clubs, buy golf clubs
WE BUY GOLF CLUBS!