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    20 Things That’ll Help You DIY Just About Everything

    I am a DIY queen now.

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    1. A halloumi-making kit that will help satisfy your late-night cheese cravings. You can also use it to whip up some squeaky homemade cheese curds for your next poutine.

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    The kit includes reusable cotton cheesecloth, vegetarian rennet, calcium chloride, types II and III bacterial cultures, a cheese thermometer, three cheese strainers, cheese salt, instructions, and recipes.

    Get it from Simons for $35.75. Also available in lactose-free and vegan kits.

    2. These durable peel-and-stick subway tiles that'll help you update your kitchen, without having to hire an expensive decorator. They're flexible and humidity resistant, so they work well in bathrooms, and reviewers say they're easy to reposition if you happen to mess up a little on the first go.

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    The three dimensional embossed design looks virtually indistinguishable from real tile. Reviewers say they're pretty easy to install, too!

    Get a pack of five sheets on Amazon Canada for $35.99+ (available in five colours and two packs).

    3. This beeswax wrap-making kit that'll make it easier than ever to ditch single-use plastics for good. Use them to wrap leftovers or to help keep cheese and veggies fresher for longer.

    A trio of beeswax wraps next to bread and a fresh apple
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    It comes with three sheets of cotton fabric, beeswax, pine rosin, a paintbrush, and coconut oil.

    Get it from MakeKitCraftKits on Etsy Canada for $23.60.

    4. This mini donut maker that'll help you make a batch of sweet treats. It can pump out seven donuts in just a few minutes, so you'll be able to go from craving to reality faster than you can say, "Do any donut places deliver around here?"

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    The cool-touch handle and non-stick coating make it really easy to use, too, so don't fret if your baking skills are *ahem* less than perfect.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $53.27.

    5. This tie-dye kit that'll give your linens a colourful ~zhuzh~. It has enough supplies for 36 projects, so you can give your curtains, pillowcases, bedsheets, and everything in between a bright and zany upgrade.

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    With 14 colours to choose from, all you need to do is add a bit of water and get creative. Reviewers advise using materials with high cotton content, as colours may fade on synthetics.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $34.87.

    6. These nimbus-shaped moulds that'll help you make unique soaps and candles. The flexible silicone makes it easy to peel away the form, without damaging your creation.

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    Get it from MacraRomi on Etsy Canada for $13.84+ (available in three sizes).

    7. This lip balm-making kit, so you can make smoocher-softening lippies just how you like 'em. With a whole slew of natural moisturizers — like coconut and shea butters — plus pure essential oils, you'll be able to create balms that smell and feel exactly how you want them to.

    A hand removes a tube from the balm making kit
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    The kit comes with enough ingredients to make 23 custom balms.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $69.99.

    8. This neat pickling set that'll help you turn boring, ordinary veggies into delicious, briny snacks. Each set includes pressing discs, valve lids, and tongs — it's basically foolproof!

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    Just make sure to sterilize the glass containers beforehand.

    Get a two-pack on Amazon Canada for $48.11.

    9. An alcohol infusion kit that'll amp up your favourite adult beverage. The kit contains a whole wack of delicious aromatics and spices (like cardamom, juniper, and pink peppercorns) that'll transform boring, old spirits into something incredible.

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    With step-by-step instructions, you really can't go wrong. All you need to do is supply a bottle of vodka, and get creative!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $99.90.

    10. A string art set that'll help unleash your inner artiste. Unlike embroidery, there's no wrong way to use it, so you'll be able to create a design that's uniquely your own.

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    It comes with everything you need to get started, so you won't need to pop out for additional supplies.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $39.88 (available in nine styles).

    11. A silicone bread maker that reviewers say will churn out perfectly crusty, moist loaves every single time. It can be used for mixing, proofing, and baking, and stands up well to high-moisture doughs (like sourdough).

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    Thanks to the ventilated sides, you'll never have to worry about drying out your dough during the baking process.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $39.99.

    12. A decorative agenda set that'll help you stay organized in style. It comes with a ton of cute elements (like stickers, sparkly washi tape, and gel pens) that'll make tracking appointments and assignments a lot more fun.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $31.99 (available in four styles).

    13. This sparkling water maker that'll make bubbly drinks at the push of a button, without the need for clunky CO2 tanks. Reviewers say you even use it to re-fizz flat soda!

    A person pressing the top button on the sparkling water maker, surrounded by apples, maple syrup, herbs, and lemons
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    It has five carbonation presets that'll let you customize the right amount of bubbles for every occasion, and comes with a reusable bottle and ten carbonators.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $129.99+ (available in seven colours).

    14. A deodorant-making kit you'll love if you've been thinking about making the switch to all-natural products. Instead of chemicals, it uses arrowroot powder and kaolin clay to keep you dry and smelling fresh.

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    It comes with the deodorant base, a packet of kaolin clay, an essential oil blend, paperboard tube, and an instruction booklet.

    Get it from MakeThisUniverse on Etsy Canada for $34.50 (available in three scents).

    15. A ravioli maker that'll take the effort out of making of these delicious pillowy pockets. It'll help keep the filling right where you want it, so you get uniform results every time — almost as good as your favourite Italian restaurant.

    A sheet of pasta with filled pockets is seen rolled over the ravioli maker
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    They're also super easy to freeze for later, too. Just pop 'em out of the mould and package!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $24.99.

    16. A craft beer kit you'll be excited to experiment with. It comes with detailed instructions, so you'll be a brewmaster in no time.

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    The equipment's all reusable, too, so you'll be able to tinker around with different flavours and mixtures. It comes with a one-gallon jug, funnel, racking cane, rubber stopper, transfer tubing, thumb clamp, airlock, thermometer, sanitizer, a guide to craft brewing, and a recipe kit.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $115.85+ (available in three styles).

    17. The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook that'll get you through just about every situation, big or small. Whether it's learning how to navigate sans GPS or dealing with a flaming cell phone, this handbook comes with detailed instructions and illustrations, so you'll be ready for anything.

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    Get the Kindle edition on Amazon Canada for $9.99 (also available in hardcover).

    18. A veggie growing kit, if you're always on the hunt for fresh heirloom greens. It'll take some of the guesswork out of gardening, and reviewers say the seedlings are easy to re-pot for larger yields.

    The box containing the growing kit surrounded by fresh tomatoes and lettuce
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    Each kit contains four seed packets, biodegradable planting pots, starting soil pellets, plant labels, and an instruction manual.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $23.99+ (available in six varieties).

    19. A hot sauce kit that'll help you create tastebud-tingling condiments right in your own kitchen. It comes with spice blends and recipes for two yummy sauces, but don't be afraid to experiment with your own fave flavours.

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    It also comes with four glass bottles and corks, a stainless steel funnel, fine mesh strainer, and an instruction card.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $48.99.

    20. And lastly, a reusable fine mesh bag that'll strain all the debris out of your homemade nut milks. Whether you're Team Almond or are experimenting with cashew and oat varieties, the cotton weave will separate out all the flavour (and none of the grounds).

    A top down view of the nut milk bag filled with nut powder
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    You can just toss it in with the laundry when you're done.

    Get it from Simons for $6.

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