There are two types of people: Those who spend the entirety of their Memorial Day weekends catching up on lost sleep, and those who see it as a three-day-long opportunity to tackle all the odd jobs around the house they’ve been putting off since December.
If you’re in the latter camp, we have a couple of important questions for you: One, will you bottle that motivation and sell it? We’ll pay good money.
Two, do you want to save a lot of money on some new DIY accessories and projects? If the answer’s a hearty “yes,” you’re in luck: We’ve hunted down some awesome Memorial Day bargains in the Mashable Shop on tools, kits, and crafts, and plopped them down below for your perusing pleasure. Just be sure to enter the coupon code WEEKEND15 to score those extra savings.
Be the handyman you wish to see in the world. Armed with this award-winning screwdriver kit from LUXJET, you can skip the expensive repair service and fix your own computers, smartphones, laptops, tablets, and gaming consoles at home in a jiffy. Each set includes 24 individual bits constructed from industrial-grade materials, as well as a handy box with magnetic storage that prevents the pieces from getting lost.
Normally $29.99, you’ll pay only $25.49 for this kit when you apply WEEKEND15.
No measuring tape? No problem. LUXJET’s pocket-sized laser distance measurer makes it fast (and easy) to accurately measure the length or height of any wall, ceiling, or floor. With a measuring range of more than 130 feet, it’s ideal for home decor projects and construction work alike.
The measurer typically sells for $29.99, but it’s yours now for just $25.49 with the coupon code WEEKEND15.
If Marie Kondo has taught us anything, it’s that downsizing can be magical. Enter: the ALLTUL, a set of five pocket-sized, animal-shaped multi-tools that attach easily to your keychain. It’s probably not a replacement for your entire toolbox, but for a quick repair on the go, you just can’t beat it — especially at its current sale price.
The ALLTUL retails for $25.99, but you’ll pay just $22.09 if you enter WEEKEND15 at checkout.
Need a light? PowerShell’s portable work light allows you to tinker well through the night. (Hey, that rhymed.) Its collapsable clamshell design makes for easy storage, and its high-powered, 800-lumen glow will help you pinpoint even the smallest of nails, staples, and wires.
Normally $59.99, you’ll pay just $50.99 for this work light when you apply the code WEEKEND15.
Whether you’re a serious hobbyist or just a fidgeter/tinkerer in need of a new plaything, this miniature desktop cinder block and pallet set can help you embrace your inner builder. Every kit contains 24 flat-face blocks and one pallet, all of which come shipped in an itsy bitsy wooden crate.
This set typically retails for $29.99, but you can shave an extra 15% off that price with WEEKEND15, bringing it down to a mere $25.49.
Google News, Bing News, Yahoo News, 200+ publications
Calling all non-yard-havers: You can establish your own garden right on your kitchen countertop with EcoQube’s vertical micro-green frame. Constructed from sustainable bamboo and food-safe acrylic, it comes with its own compostable seed pads and automatically tends to your veggies for you. All you’ve got to do on your part is add water and insert the seed pads; there’s no rinsing, watering, or other maintenance required whatsoever.
Typically $66.99, you’ll pay just $56.94 when you apply WEEKEND15.
EcoQube also makes a nifty little desktop greenhouse — one of the first of its kind — that waters itself and requires zero messy soil. It’ll freshen up even the bleakest of indoor spaces by purifying the surrounding air and filling the vicinity with the insomnia-relieving glow of its LED grow lights. Can you say “zen”?
Entering the code WEEKEND15 will shave 15% off this greenhouse’s $179.99 MSRP, so you’ll pay only $152.99.
Breathe new life into your goldfish or tetras’ pad with the AquaSprouts Garden, a single-piece plant bed that snaps onto the top of any 10-gallon setup. What was once a sad tank is now a desktop ecosystem that’s entirely self-sustaining: When you feed your fish, they’ll provide nutrients for the plants, and in turn, the plants will clean their water.
The AquaSprouts Garden is usually $159.99, but you can get it for just $135.99 using WEEKEND15 during checkout.
PSA: Save all the booze bottles from your Memorial Day cookout. With this bottle cutter kit, you can repurpose them into ridiculously cool soy candles that are great for gifting. The crafting process is surprisingly easy, and works with any round bottles measuring 43 to 102mm around.
The kit’s normal retail price is $59.99, but you can get it for only $50.99 if you apply WEEKEND15. (Individual reclaimed bottle candles typically sell for $20 apiece on sites like Etsy, so this is a pretty sweet deal.)
You can save hundreds on a drone of your own if you just build it yourself. The Force Flyers DIY kit makes it easy to do just that: It comes with everything you need to build a pint-sized flying machine that’s capable of doing 360º stunt flips. Each kit includes a 2.4GHz transmitter for long-range flight control, an interchangeable battery, spare rotors, screwdrivers, a charging cable, a user manual, and building blocks made from crash-resistant plastic.
This drone typically retails for $39.99, but it’s yours for only $33.99 thanks to WEEKEND15, which saves you 15%.