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Have yourself a DIY Halloween

It’s time once again for you to gear up for Halloween. While one night might have sufficed when you were a kid, college gives you the opportunity to keep the All Hallow’s Eve jam going on for much longer. A little DIY can go a long way when it comes to your college student budget.

Learn how to create your own DIY Halloween. (Credit: Robeson Design)

Learn how to create your own DIY Halloween. (Credit: Robeson Design)

So whether you lean toward the macabre or the cuter end of the scare spectrum (I personally prefer cute kittens in pumpkins and such), read on for easy to make Halloween decoration ideas and homemade costumes that will maximize your spooky fun. Read more

Feel better with DIY home remedies for the common cold

We’ve put a man on the moon, made the Kardashians famous for practically nothing and turned our phones into mini computers, so you would think we could come up with a hard and fast cure for the common cold.

Get over the common cold with some home remedies. (Credit: someecards.com)

Get over the common cold with some home remedies. (Credit: someecards.com)

But nope, if you come down with the sniffles, you simply have to muddle on and do the best you can. But you can feel better with the following DIY home remedies. Pardon my tissues, while I go whip up some honey and echinacea tea (cough, cough). Read more

College students: DIY college survival kit ideas for every occasion

Heading off to college may be your first experience of being away from your family for an extended time. When the going gets tough, who’s going to be there to support you and soothe your hurts and fears? Well, you can do it yourself with a few handy supplies. Start now to learn how to create your own basic college survival kit.

What would you include in a college survival kit? (Credit: Alex Fahey)

What would you include in a college survival kit? (Credit: Alex Fahey)

Most college students need more than the basic kit though. How about a kit for the day after a frat party? Or when your best friend is going through a break-up? Here are a few DIY ideas on college survival kits for different occasions. Read more

Which DIY college survival kit do you need?

College freshmen are flocking to campuses across the country. But do you have all the laundry essentials and medical needs you may require? Probably not. Do you even know what they will need? Even more unlikely.

What would you include in your survival kit? (Credit: A Beautiful Exchange)

What would you include in your survival kit? (Credit: A Beautiful Exchange)

Most returning students, such as yourself, probably could benefit from a refresher on the indispensable items that can make or break you the next time you have a cold, a stain or while you are simply trying to adapt to dorm life. Never fear. I’ve got the goods on which DIY college survival kit is right for you. Read more

Cool cell phone cases for college students

Cell phones are not just a necessity; they are a way to express your personal style. Rather than spending money on a fancy case for your phone why not consider some DIY ideas for cool phone cases that you can make and then switch out to match your mood.

Learn how you can create your own customized cell phone case. (Credit: allwomenstalk.com)

Learn how you can create your own customized cell phone case. (Credit: allwomenstalk.com)

Here are some suggestions on how you can make your own personalized cell phone cases. Read more

How to save money this Father’s Day

Dear old dad—if yours is like mine, he does so much, often without asking for a lot of attention in return. Wouldn’t it be nice if this Father’s Day you made a little effort to show him that you care?

How are you going to celebrate dad this Father's Day? (Credit: Pinterest)

How are you going to celebrate dad this Father’s Day? (Credit: Pinterest)

Don’t worry, you won’t have to break the bank if you go the DIY route and make your own gift. And wouldn’t dad approve of your effort to save money, too? Double win! Read more

So, you got the dreaded sunburn — here’s how to take care of your skin

Sun, sun, sun! It’s been a long, cold, dark winter, and you are ready for some fun in the sun. But before you plop into that lawn chair and lather on the baby oil, take a minute to think about summer skin care. Taking care of your skin is important for a lot of reasons—after all who wants to deal with a sunburn, skin cancer OR look 10 years older than you really are?

Find out how to avoid a sunburn this summer. (Credit: QuickMeme)

Find out how to avoid a sunburn this summer. (Credit: QuickMeme)

It doesn’t mean you have to hide inside all summer though. And should you overindulge, you will want some DIY home remedies that offer some sunburn relief. Read more

DIY Mother’s Day projects to save money and celebrate mom

She wouldn’t forget your birthday (or for that matter any other gift-giving holiday … Thank you “Mrs.” Easter Bunny!) so the least you can do is throw her a little love come Mother’s Day. But when it comes to how to celebrate mom, well, she knows you aren’t rolling in cash.

Show your mom some love this Mother's Day. (Credit: WeKnowMemes)

Show your mom some love this Mother’s Day. (Credit: WeKnowMemes)

What you need are some DIY ideas to make yourself that also will save money. Time to get crafting! Read more

DIY tips and tricks for how to do laundry

Unless you are well off enough to be able to buy new clothes instead of having to wash and re-wear yours, how to do laundry is a skill that you need. But don’t despair college students, there are some tips and tricks to help, even if you don’t know a rinse cycle from a spin cycle.

Don't make this mistake while doing laundry. (Credit: MemeCenter.com)

Don’t make this mistake while doing laundry. (Credit: MemeCenter.com)

Let’s get started with a little laundry DIY, including the best ways to remove a stain that will have you looking (and smelling!) your best. Read more

DIY electronics projects for college students

If you like to tinker with do-it-yourself projects then you might be a member of the maker movement. This community of electronics aficionados takes pleasure in various DIY electronics projects that are created from simple electronics circuits. Some of the electronics maker projects include robots, wireless cameras, toys and 3-D printing.

It's easier than you think to come up with DIY electronics projects. (Credit: MemeGen)

It’s easier than you think to come up with DIY electronics projects. (Credit: MemeGen)

Tools that were created specifically to help college students learn how to use electronics include Arduino software and the Raspberry Pi single-board computer. Let’s take a look at how you can get started with your DIY electronics projects. Read more