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  • Make a Charlie Brown Christmas Tree
    Make a Charlie Brown Christmas Tree
    by AngryRedhead

    This instructable shows how to find the true meaning of Christmas.  It's not about fancy aluminum Christmas trees, real estate, a blue ribbon for the best decorated dog house, or cash in 10s and 20s.  It's about hope, and who has more hope than anyone else? Charlie Brown Who hopes to someday ki…

  • From Sewing Machine to Scroll Saw, a Christmas tale
    From Sewing Machine to Scroll Saw, a Chris…
    by bongodrummer

    Let's transform an old and unused sewing machine into a scroll saw so we can make some wooden decorations (and a load of other cool jazz).  If, like me, you had an old sewing machine (I tend to collect these things when they are getting thrown out by people) knocking about, then you could try a c…

  • Death Star Christmas Tree Topper
    Death Star Christmas Tree Topper
    by craineum

    I have been collecting those nice hallmark Star Wars ornaments since 1999.  Ever since I got a decent amount of them I have wanted to put a Death Star on top of the tree.  This year was the year (inspired by the instructables community). I didn't think this was going to be that involved, but it …

  • Pallet Playhouse
    Pallet Playhouse
    by jkratman

    Want a fun project that won't cost much?  Got kids and a decent amount of time on your hands? Try using shipping pallets and reclaimed wood to build your kids a funky playhouse.  Or use it as a shed. Not only was this project fun, I also traveled a lot and met a great many very nice people who…

  • Custom 3D Settlers of Catan board from scrap plywood
    Custom 3D Settlers of Catan board from scr…
    by makendo

    Settlers of Catan is a family strategy boardgame for 3-4 players. It has a clever modular board that is arranged differently each time you play. Settlers has inspired many different 3D versions; the board represents an island with 6 different terrain types, so it is the perfect game to model, be …

  • Christmas Story Bunny Costume
    Christmas Story Bunny Costume
    by seamster

    My brother-in-law needed a costume to wear to his family's Christmas party and asked me to make him Ralphie's deranged Easter bunny/pink nightmare costume. I couldn't pass this up. You can buy a similar costume online for $100, but where's the fun in that? This only cost around $30. Plus a lot …

  • Knex Christmas Wreath
    Knex Christmas Wreath
    by Shadowman39

    This is a small wreath that will look good with your other Christmas decorations :-). It's mostly made of green connectors and white rods, plus red "berries" and a red ribbon at the bottom. I also included some fake lights. This only took a day to build. Normal 0 false false false EN-US…

  • Christmas window lighting frames
    Christmas window lighting frames
    by Stryker

    I'm no Clark W. Griswold Christmas light fanatic, but I do like the look of a nicely lit window during the holiday season.  The problem is that in order to look nice you have to hang each light on a separate clip.   So here is how I made some outdoor lighting window frames that are lite, strong a…

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The holidays are here - it's time to make some awesome custom gifts, break out the funky decorations, send homemade cards!  It's been a tough year, so we want to know how you're making this holiday season magical.  Share your projects and ideas in our Homemade Holidays Contest, and win some fantastic prizes guaranteed to make the new year even more special!

We're giving away 10 Kymera Magic Wands from The Wand Company. This buttonless remote control is a merging of the future and the past in one wonderful device. There is a very limited quantity available. Even better, the Kymera Magic Wand was designed by our own KaptinScarlet, author of many excellent Instructables about how to make a medallion, a sword, and, of course, your own magic wand!

In addition to the wands, we're also giving away Shapeways.com gift certificates! Shapeways.com is a 3D printing service that will make your custom 3D designs in plastic or metal. It's magical stuff! Hardcore 3D modeling skills aren't required, though - Shapeways.com also has a Creator section where you can make your own custom cufflinks, glowing etched images, or lightpoems that feature text wrapping a round a cylinder.



So make something amazing and wonderful for the holidays and win a magical Kymera wand and something custom from Shapeways.com! We even have special prizes for best decoration and best card!

UPDATE: As an extra bonus, the runners-up will also receive a cool Hackable Christmas card made by our very own ian!

How to enter:
 - Make a new Instructable
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