Category Archives: DIY

Craft Shop Breaks from Ordinary

Lifestyle Staff Writer| Alexis McCurdy| am447915@ohio.edu | Twitter: @AlexisMcCurdy14

Nestled on Shafer Street is a craft shop incorporating art, spirit and culture in one hub. Beads and Things lies in the west residential area of Athens, absent of littered beer cans. Its robust red hue, with pops of pink and colorful lanterns that frame the shop offer a refreshing view compared to that of many weekend nights spent on Court Street.

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DIY Door Décor

Culture Staff Writer | Morgan Coovert | mc312215@ohio.edu | Instagram: @mcoovs

One thing we know for sure is that in Athens, Halloween is no joke. While celebrating holidays in small dorm rooms can be tough, it’s not impossible. For instance, door decorating is an easy way to be festive without cluttering your room. Halloween City, subsidiary of Party City, is located temporarily on East State Street, and has tons of decorations to offer. But for all those broke college students, there’s easier, cheaper, and more fun ways to do it.

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College Cuisines: Simple Sausage Pasta

Culture Staff Writer | Alex Warner | aw640112@ohio.edu

The end of the semester is just around the corner, and that means finishing papers and studying for finals, which also means no time for cooking. But making good meals doesn’t have to get in the way of school work. In fact, taking a quick 15-minute break to whip up this three-ingredient pasta meal ensures that you have all the fuel you need to keep going — and you’ll only dirty two dishes!  Continue reading College Cuisines: Simple Sausage Pasta

College Cuisines: Manicotti

Culture Staff Writer | Alex Warner | aw640112@ohio.edu

This six-ingredient manicotti recipe will have you saying, “Mama Mia! Delizioso!” accent and all. It’s pretty much a meat lasagna, but with manicotti shells instead of the traditional lasagna noodle. While the lasagna noodle is flat with wavy edges, a manicotti noodle has a tube-like shape. Think of an oversized penne noodle – that’s essentially what the manicotti noodle resembles. If you’re an Italian food lover, this is one recipe you’ve got to try.

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College Cuisines: Avocado, Chicken & Rice Bowl

Culture Staff Writer | Alex Warner | aw640112@ohio.edu

An avocado a day, keeps the doctor away! It’s not quite the right saying, but avocados do offer many health benefits. I’ve been obsessing over this buttery, green fruit (yes, it is a fruit) recently and including them in my meals whenever possible. I was playing around with ingredients when I concocted what is now one of my favorite meals—the avocado, chicken and rice bowl.

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College Cuisines: Valentine’s Day Cake Pops

Culture Staff Writer | Alex Warner | aw640112@ohio.edu

Looking for some fancy Valentine’s Day sweets for your sweetheart? Well, look no further. This DIY recipe will show you how to transform an everyday cake into easily sharable cake pops dipped in white chocolate. It’s guaranteed to make any sweet tooth’s mouth water. A bonus: you can easily wrap them up as individual cake pops to pass out to friends and family as your “Valentine’s Day cards.” And if you’re not a fan of red velvet cake, you can opt for pink velvet cake (white cake with pink coloring) instead.

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College Cuisines: Pull-Apart Pizza Tutorial

Culture Staff Writer | Alex Warner | aw640112@ohio.edu

Calling all pizza lovers! Are you tired of ordering the same old pizza to your apartment every week? Well, it’s time to step out of that routine and into the kitchen to make your own version. If you’re a picky eater (a.k.a. my roommates) and eat pizza pretty regularly, here’s an easy recipe that will allow you to indulge in the ooey-gooey deliciousness with a new twist.

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Inexpensive D.I.Y. Gifts

Society Staff Writer | Korina Meister | km912013@ohio.edu

Source: SquiffyEye via Flickr
Source: SquiffyEye via Flickr

When you’re on the college student budget, it can be hard to buy all of your friends and family members gifts for Christmas. Many students feel like they have to buy the newest and coolest gadgets from the store, forgetting that charm that homemade gifts bring. When you put your heart into a gift, people tend to cherish it more and won’t forget the gesture. Here are some inexpensive and easy D.I.Y. gifts that are a great alternative to buying gifts for your loved ones this holiday season.

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DIY: Easy Halloween Makeup

Culture Staff Writer | Alex Warner | aw640112@ohio.edu

Cooling temperatures and falling leaves mean fall is finally here and it’s time to start looking for the perfect Halloween costume. For Bobcats, finding the perfect Halloween costume is essential for the annual Athens Block Party, or better known by students to be “HallOUween.”

Rather than break the bank on a costume you’ll only wear once, try a Halloween makeup look that can stand on it’s own. It’s easy, cheap, and you can wipe it away when the night is over.

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