DIY: Feral cat Shelters from coolers

Oh, I am seriously here for this DIY-maker-recycling project that's all about giving street kitties safe homes. Wow this is cool.

Making feral cat shelters from an old cooler.

Says IMGURian @petsncharge, “Cat Tested and Approved Shelters.”

We designed and built these durable cat shelters-Donating to the many Rescues that need them for the Homeless Cats they care for...TomTom Tests each new Design

So cool. Watch the whole video.

Cat Tested and Approved Shelters

This is the QA tester!

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This guy hand-paints amazing art on Vans loafers

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Amazing dad builds submarine crib for kid

Amazing parenting and crafting here. Read the rest

VIDEO: 'Evil Dead' Ash Williams chainsaw arm Halloween costume

All hail the queen of Halloween. You gotta watch the video, the chainsaw arm makes a scary sound and everything. Read the rest

Next-level parenting: crocheting a freehand, glow-in-the-dark Alien Xenomorph kids' costume

Cleveland's Stephanie "Crochetverse" Pokorny created a freehand, crocheted Alien Xenomorph costume for her (incredibly lucky!) son, Jake, adding glow-in-the-dark fabric paint accents to make it luminescent. It's completely amazing. Read the rest

This guy's mechanized paper sculptures are pretty incredible

“I like to design complex paper sculptures by combining mechanisms,” says Paul DeGraaf. Read the rest

Amigurumi Freddie Mercury of Queen, a free pattern you can crochet yourself

One imagines the late Queen frontman might have enjoyed this very much.

“I crocheted Freddie Mercury!,” says the very eager and talented crafter birdsaremybuddies on IMGUR.

I usually crochet animals.

Freddy was my first attempt at a person.

Here's the full view of their crafty creation:

They got this delightful pattern from Mojo Moji design, and with it you can crochet the iconic and legendary former singer of Queen yourself.

Moji Moji offers the pattern for free, but the considerate thing to do is donate something if you can, because this wonderful crafting project supports the Mercury Phoenix Trust:

The Mercury Phoenix Trust was founded by Brian May, Roger Taylor and their manager Jim Beach in memory of rock band Queen’s iconic lead singer Freddie Mercury who sadly died in 1991 from AIDS related pneumonia. In the last 21 years the Trust has given away over 15 million dollars in his name and funded over 700 projects in the global battle against HIV/AIDS.

As a tribute to the legendary Freddie I’ve created his likeness in amigurumi, capturing his essential awesomeness in yarn!

Here's the full crocheting process from birdsaremybuddies on IMGUR.

I crocheted Freddy Mercury

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Behold the hand-crocheted watermelon themed bikini

Surprisingly, bikinis with a watermelon theme are a thing. I think IsneakSush1ToBed's hand-crocheted melonkini is the best of the crop, though.

Finished the melonkini

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#Woodworking: American Flag Made From 2x4s

“I made a wooden flag out of 2x4s for my oldest friend from high school who works as a peace officer. I grinded and sanded it to look like it it blowing in the wind and used a torch to burn in the dark areas.” Read the rest

How to make super shiny mud balls

Great Big Story shows how an expert dorodango maker makes beautiful shiny balls of mud. It requires starting with a mixture of a clay-based mud, straw, and water. "When you begin to polish them," she says, "and they begin to shine, they are living creatures coming to life." There is even an annual dorodango tournament in Japan.

When Carla was editor of Craft magazine, she ran an article with a dorodango how-to.

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WATCH: Delightful stop-motion woodworking video

The finished piece he makes is such a delight, but so is watching it come together from spare scraps of wood. Read the rest

The Art of Cosplay: 'Fuse Bead Armor,' by Cosplay Amy (@cosplamy)

“Added some epic wings to accompany my previous Perler Bead Armor set,” says Cosplay Amy. Holy cow this is beautiful and extremely committed. It's so gorgeous. Read the rest

The thinnest piece of paper in the world

Japanese specialist paper manufacturer Hidaka Washi Ltd makes the world's thinnest paper using 1,000-year-old methods.

The paper is then sent to museums and libraries around the world—including the British Museum and the Library of Congress—and is used to restore and protect books and works of art.

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Charming interlocking wood sculptures

Zenji Funabashi creates colorful animals scultures that lock together in all sorts of fun ways. Imagine the satisfaction of sliding the pieces together. Read the rest

Watch these super satisfying wax sealing compilations

There's something very delightful about pressing a nice metal stamp into perfectly cooled wax. The YouTubers at Calligraphy Masters gathered up some of their favorites. Read the rest

How to make a shiny ball out of aluminum foil

15 or 20 year ago Japanese schoolkids started making shiny balls out of mud (dorodango). Now people have figured out how to make shiny balls out of aluminum foil. They look very cool! To make one, you crumble up an entire roll of aluminum foil, then compact it with a hammer. After that, you have to polish it with increasingly finer sandpaper and polishes. It's a lengthy process, but that's the point. Read the rest

Watch how to etch glass with vinyl stencils and sand

Plotters with precision cutters certainly make glass etching easier that making stencils by hand, but it's still very labor intensive. Read the rest

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