DIY

Before and After: Renovating a rundown rental property in Japan

Apartment renovation in the middle of Tokyo is a DIY inspiration. 

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This Tokyo apartment complex lets you paint your room, offers community BBQ and camping gear

And it has a community DIY workroom!

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100-yen shop furniture: we made a balloon bed you can actually sleep on for less than four bucks

Surprisingly simple and surprisingly durable.

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Master the art of making soba noodles with this easy to use kit from Japan

Everything you need to make a great bowl of fresh noodles at home.

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Become a noodle expert with Takara Tomy’s new Soba-Making Master and free online cooking lesson

Making homemade soba with the whole family has never been so satisfying.

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Can even our brown thumbs keep this “moss bonsai” kit alive?【Photos】

Our last-ditch effort at being a plant parent. 

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We tried making a candy bonsai tree and ended up with a spectacular vegetable instead【Photos】

Eh, regardless of its final form it wasn’t like we were going to get much fiber out of it anyway.

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Muji’s Nuka Paste for Pickling is perfect for making your own Japanese pickles at home

This is a must-have for tsukemono fans!

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We learn how to make tofu with this at-home make-your-own tofu kit【SoraKitchen】

Make tofu that’s even better than what you can buy at the store at home!

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Japanese Yu-Gi-Oh fan makes authentic, functional Millennium Puzzle and it’s a thing of beauty

This 3D-printed puzzle looks and acts so much like the real thing, you may get possessed by an ancient game master.

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We attempt to achieve a Zen mindset by making candy rock gardens

These gardens were popular on social media last year…but do they work?

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Japanese bubble tea chain starts selling at-home tapioca drink kits

Now you don’t need to go out in public to treat yourself to some delicious boba tea.

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How to make a mask out of a coffee filter in just seconds

In less time than it takes to brew a cup of java, you could have a new face covering.

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Japanese model cuts up her bra and turns it into a face mask

The fashion accessory of the season.

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100-yen store Daiso teaches us how to make our own cloth face masks

Give a person a mask and they’ll wear it for a day, teach a person to mask and…uh.

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When life hands you a crappy UFO catcher prize, make a tricked-out crappy UFO catcher prize

Our writer’s giant, flashing piece of hard candy is a triumph of the human spirit.

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We make a DIY face gel out of yuzu seeds, and it’s surprisingly cheap and easy!

Did you know that every part of the yuzu citrus fruit can be used for something?

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Do-it-yourself funeral kits go on sale in Japan

If funeral hall prices are killing you, this Nagano-based company wants to help make your final purchase an affordable one.

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We hit Japan’s biggest Halloween party poorly dressed as Japan’s hottest beverage

SoraNews24: Where amazing ideas are horribly executed, and horrible ideas are amazingly executed.

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Enter the cup noodle: Eating instant ramen in bullet time

Do you think that’s meat you’re eating?

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