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Aug 28, 2015

Make This: DIY Pocket Notebook from a Beer Case

DIY Pocket Notebook6 pack cases - we all have a few of those around, the remnants of a night with friends and now the perfect cover for your pocket notebook.  

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Apr 15, 2015

A Complete Toolbox Set Hand Crafted Entirely from Paper

A stylished-yet-realistic set of tools, made by hand from paper? What's not to love?   

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Mar 10, 2015

3 DIY Book Press Designs Worth Checking Out

created at: 03/10/2015

I haven’t bound a book or pressed a paper for a few years, mostly because my old press broke and I never got around to fixing it. Well, I have the need for a few new journals and decided it was time to make another press. Here are three great presses I’ll be modeling mine after  

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Feb 26, 2015

Six Origami Designs Every Man Should Know

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Origami is one of those unique pastimes that doesn't require much to handle the basics while leaving you with a fun party trick you can always whip out. I mean, you definitely don't want to be that guy actually making origami at all the parties, but I've definitely been out somewhere with friends and instead of absent-mindedly doodling on a piece of paper, I've folded it into something I learned at one point and people have been blown away. Mainly I think because people don't often take the time to learn something that, it always seems much harder than it is, despite the fact that reproducing them once you've mastered the technique is just like riding a bike. Here are six simple origami shapes I think all men would do well to master.

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Feb 10, 2015

How to: Bind Your Own Book

Perhaps you want to make your sweetheart a little something special. Perhaps you've got an idea that you want to share with the world in paper form. Perhaps you simply haven't found the right notebook size and style. 

Then you, my friend, should learn how to bind your own book!   

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Dec 05, 2014

DIY Holiday Idea: Easy 3D stars

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As we dust off our Christmas decorations, there are plenty of great memories being pulled out of the weathered boxes. But some of the holiday hangings just don't have much cheer left in the faded colors or scratched finishes. Give an early gift by making a set of these 3D stars that bring a touch class to the room.  

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May 02, 2014

Weekend Project: Make a Paper Airplane that Flies Forever

A little science-y paper craft project to give a shot this weekend (or to goof off at work on a Friday): a perpetually flying airplane.   

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Mar 27, 2014

How to: Make Custom 3D Paper Letters

If you've been in the craft store during the last few years, you've seen the walls of chipboard or basswood letters. Which are cool, except for one thing: the typefaces are, at best, limited, and at worse...awful. (Curlz MT?!?!) 

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Nov 07, 2013

How to: Make DIY Star Wars Snowflakes (Free Templates)

Hey there! If you're new to ManMade, check out some of our original how-to projects, free downloads and templates, or other guy-friendly holiday content!


created at: 11/07/2013

Designer Anthony Herrera has released a brand new set of Star Wars snowflake templates, free for downloading and making en masse as you settle into the holiday season. 

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Oct 21, 2013

How to: Fold an Origami Paper Skeleton Hand

A fun, easy project to create while you eat a bunch of candy and watch scary movies this Halloween: fold a papercraft skeleton hand!   

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Jun 27, 2013

How to: Fold a DIY Paper Bow Tie

The cool kids at Fiber Lab came up with this playful paper bow tie project. You can download the free PDF templates, and fold your own from two standard sheets of paper.   

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Jun 19, 2013

How to: Build Your Own Papercraft Torso with Removable Organs

Around a year and a half ago, ManMade featured a behind-the-scenes look at how artist Horst Kiechle created this anatomically correct paper torso with removable organs to teach children biology lessons in the Fiji Islands.

Now, a cool update: Horst has provided a full how-to so you can make your own, complete with free downloadable templates.    

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Jun 13, 2013

A Papercraft BBQ Grill Fest by Zim and Zou

French designers and paper artists Zim and Zou (Lucie Thomas and Thibault Zimmermann) handcrafted this amazing paper featuring all kinds of grilled goodies and outdoor dining accoutrement 

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May 20, 2013

Incredible Cut Paper Portraits by Nerhol

Yoshihisa Tanaka and Ryuta Liada - better known as are the creators as Nerhol - are the creators of this series of cut paper portraits.

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Feb 06, 2013

Blow My Mindsday: February 6, 2013

Each Wednesday, I post some of my favorite can't-miss links, images, and otherwise mindblowing goodies from across the web. 


Hungarian photographer Bence Bakonyi uses clothing and composition - not Photoshop trickery - for "Transform," a series of

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Jan 14, 2013

How to: Make a DIY Business Card Pad

created at: 01/14/2013

Even in the era of smartphones and digital address books, I still maintain a classy business card is a must for every guy. If you don't currently have a job where you need one, here's hoping you have passions or a lifestyle that needs communicated...and remembered. Especially when you meet somebody new, and pull it from a pad of stacked cards like a complete b***ss.   

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Jan 02, 2013

How to: Make DIY Papercut Alphabet Art

It's seriously cold outside...nearing zero degrees with the wind chill, and the air is full of that ice blastiness that's bouncing off the fourteen or so inches of snow that's covering everything, and has no plans to disappear.It's that sort of day when you look around your home for what you need, cause there's no way you're going outside. Hit up your pantry for stuff to make for dinner, watch that DVD you bought six years ago and still haven't unwrapped, and check your supply stash for materials to make a rainy...err snowy day project.

Like this clever torn paper typography. Inspired by a piece by designer Konstatin Datz, Finnish artist Riikka created this papercut typographic poster from twenty six squares of kraft paper, and a bit of posterboard. 

Little DIY Projects for Rainy Days [Weekday Carnival]

 

 

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Dec 18, 2012

6 DIY Gift Wrap Ideas for Men

created at: 12/18/2012

If you can't manage to make a gift for everyone on your holiday shopping list, you can always add a little personal touch by DIYing your own custom gift wrap. Not only do each of these relatively easy projects convey a handmade look and appeal, most of them can be specifically customized to the recipient, so you can be sure they'll know you took the extra step. There are roughly a gajillion DIY gift wrap projects about online, so I picked five that could particularly work from a masculine perspective, whether you're giving as or to a guy. 

And, don't worry, there's no animal hides or power tools required. Unless you want there to be...

 

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Oct 15, 2012

Free Download: National Hero Registration Form

Michael Mateyko of creative firm Komboh created these fun National Hero Registration cards 

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Oct 01, 2012

How to: Make a Hexaflexagon - The Most Amazing Thing Math Has Ever Produced!

created at: 10/01/2012

Okay...I try not to get carried away with blog titles. And, yes, to all you engineers and mathnerds out there, I'm extremely right-brained, but this incredible thing is something about which everyone can agree. It's freaking amazing, and it'll definitely blow your mind, and probably even break it.  

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