12/11/13 9:38am

mustard and pretzel kit

There are days you want a soft pretzel, with mustard, but it’s cold outside. What are you supposed to do those days, not have a pretzel? Usually, yes. But the thrilling miracle that is the DIY mustard and pretzel kit can make your pretzel dreams come true without ever leaving the house. Truly we live in wondrous times.

The kit, found on Brooklyn DIY’s Etsy shop (of course), comes with everything you need to make a 6 oz. jar of mustard and 12 pretzels. Because in keeping with the give a mouse a cookie precedent, if you make your own mustard, well, then you’re going to need to make a homemade thing to spread it on. Whether you then will fill the need to brew your own beer with which to wash the pretzel down is entirely up to you, but we’d stop right at the pretzel. It’s cheaper that way. $22.95 from Brooklyn DIY Supply

11/26/12 7:00am

Sponsored By 3rd Ward.

3rd Ward is a multidisciplinary workspace & education center in Brooklyn, NY. Work. Learn. Make

It’s Cyber Monday and the pants-free virtual mall has deals on much more than just giant flat screen TVs and iProducts. Here’s a special offer from local DIY incubator, artistic co-working utopia and alterna-learning hub 3rd Ward. Today only, you can be a muse for your loved ones to get creative and learn something new this holiday season with a special promo-code for 25 percent off all 3rd Ward offerings site-wide.


10/21/09 10:32am

Flat tires to floggers, tomorrow at Babeland

Upcycled tire or black whip? Or both?

When a sex shop advertises a DIY event, it’s got to pique your curiosity. Especially when bike tires are involved. Tonight, October 21, Babeland is hosting Kinky Crafts: DIY Floggers, an evening of turning used bicycle tires into quite-usable whips. Don’t bring your rusty spokes and chains—they’ll give you an an old tire, and you leave with your very own flogger in hand. Put it to use in a clever costume (Mistress Sarah Palin?) or consider broadening your horizons in other ways. Event is 7 p.m., $5 (cash) for materials. More info here.

Babeland, 462 Bergen St., between Flatbush Ave. and Fifth Ave., 718-638-3820.