Instructables: exploring - - christmas - craft - featured http://www.instructables.com Sun, 21 Dec 2014 16:01:31 PST BLOX v1.01 Atomic Snowflakes http://www.instructables.com/id/Atomic-Snowflakes/
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By: AngryRedhead

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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 16:00:35 PST
Woven Woollen Christmas Stars http://www.instructables.com/id/Woven-Woollen-Christmas-Stars/
Woven Woollen Christmas Stars - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPR/MVEV/I3KC9Q7C/FPRMVEVI3KC9Q7C.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPR/MVEV/I3KC9Q7C/FPRMVEVI3KC9Q7C.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPR/MVEV/I3KC9Q7C/FPRMVEVI3KC9Q7C.SMALL.jpg timcaird This Christmas, I set myself the challenge of making crafts that you could make from items you find in the Pound/Dollar store. So, here's the first! Weave your own sparkly woollen stars for around 15-20p each when you buy the wool and lolly sticks from pound land.And they only take 15-30 minutes!Ch...
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Sun, 14 Dec 2014 12:24:32 PST
Paper Icicles for Frozen Ceiling Decoration http://www.instructables.com/id/Paper-Icicles-for-Frozen-Ceiling-Decoration/
Paper Icicles for Frozen Ceiling Decoration - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHG/2SRL/I3H7FFFP/FHG2SRLI3H7FFFP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHG/2SRL/I3H7FFFP/FHG2SRLI3H7FFFP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHG/2SRL/I3H7FFFP/FHG2SRLI3H7FFFP.SMALL.jpg AngryRedhead Inspired by this art installation and the movie Frozen, I created this ceiling decoration for the holiday season. The whole thing took 2-3 hours to create, so it's thankfully quick in addition to being inexpensive and beautiful.It's also a lot safer to be under than real icicles...And it solved my ...
By: AngryRedhead

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Fri, 12 Dec 2014 15:14:25 PST
How to Make String Ornaments http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-String-Ornaments/
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By: Von Malegowski

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Thu, 11 Dec 2014 15:08:13 PST
Crate and Barrel-Inspired Glitter Circle Paper Garland http://www.instructables.com/id/Crate-and-Barrel-Inspired-Glitter-Circle-Paper-Gar/
Crate and Barrel-Inspired Glitter Circle Paper Garland - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJD/Y7JO/I3GXA9G3/FJDY7JOI3GXA9G3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJD/Y7JO/I3GXA9G3/FJDY7JOI3GXA9G3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJD/Y7JO/I3GXA9G3/FJDY7JOI3GXA9G3.SMALL.jpg hometownbetty I saw this pretty, delicate Christmas garland in the latest Crate and Barrel catalog, and I thought what a cute idea to remix their design from 2D to 3D.(Note: I checked the Crate and Barrel website, and it’s all sold out. They no longer make or sell this for the season.)If you’re looking to add a l...
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Wed, 10 Dec 2014 13:14:36 PST
Snowflake stamps http://www.instructables.com/id/Snowflake-stamps/
Snowflake stamps - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4E/FOXH/I3H4QWPC/F4EFOXHI3H4QWPC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4E/FOXH/I3H4QWPC/F4EFOXHI3H4QWPC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4E/FOXH/I3H4QWPC/F4EFOXHI3H4QWPC.SMALL.jpg othermachine Stamps are great for the holidays. They can be used to decorate cards, invitations, wrapping paper, even thank you notes. Since snowflakes are such a universal wintery image they're perfect for placing everywhere.In this Instructable we'll cover how to make your own snowflake design as well as how t...
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Wed, 10 Dec 2014 10:10:11 PST
Folded Paper Tree Garland http://www.instructables.com/id/Folded-Paper-Tree-Garland/
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By: Hofkissed

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Tue, 9 Dec 2014 10:18:20 PST
String Doll Snow Angel http://www.instructables.com/id/String-Doll-Snow-Angel/
String Doll Snow Angel - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUI/8T3M/I3BHGOVZ/FUI8T3MI3BHGOVZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUI/8T3M/I3BHGOVZ/FUI8T3MI3BHGOVZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUI/8T3M/I3BHGOVZ/FUI8T3MI3BHGOVZ.SMALL.jpg EasyMeWorld These darling String Doll Snow Angels will make great gifts. I made a bunch of them to give as Christmas gifts to my friends and family. They are easy, inexpensive and a lot of fun to make. They are sure to make anyone smile. Use your imagination to make your angel unique by changing the hair color,...
By: EasyMeWorld

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Sun, 7 Dec 2014 14:44:21 PST
Pudding Brooch http://www.instructables.com/id/Pudding-Brooch/
Pudding Brooch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKT/ZT1M/I3BHBMRR/FKTZT1MI3BHBMRR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKT/ZT1M/I3BHBMRR/FKTZT1MI3BHBMRR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKT/ZT1M/I3BHBMRR/FKTZT1MI3BHBMRR.SMALL.jpg organgrinder Lets make a sweet pudding brooch. This brooch is easy to make and takes about 20 minutes.I'm not much one for Christmas but this brooch is just enough Christmas for me.Materials*Brown Felt*White or Ecru Felt*Green Felt*Red Felt*Thread in green, white/ecru and red*Brooch back*Fabric Glue (I have see...
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Sat, 6 Dec 2014 15:38:29 PST
How to Make a Decorative Paper Bow (with template). http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Decorative-Paper-Bow/
How to Make a Decorative Paper Bow (with template). - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMH/7X7Z/I301JW9A/FMH7X7ZI301JW9A.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMH/7X7Z/I301JW9A/FMH7X7ZI301JW9A.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMH/7X7Z/I301JW9A/FMH7X7ZI301JW9A.SMALL.jpg Hallmark UK Yes folks! It’s that time of year already!!! And if you’re anything like us you are bound to have leftover scraps of wrapping paper from the previous year’s Yuletide season!Instead of banishing this bounty to the recycling bin however… why not try up-cycling your old gift wrap into a beautiful decor...
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Thu, 27 Nov 2014 04:39:15 PST
Cute wooden Christmas countdown blocks http://www.instructables.com/id/Cute-wooden-Christmas-countdown-blocks/
Cute wooden Christmas countdown blocks - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOB/FMGF/I2AR3JGD/FOBFMGFI2AR3JGD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOB/FMGF/I2AR3JGD/FOBFMGFI2AR3JGD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOB/FMGF/I2AR3JGD/FOBFMGFI2AR3JGD.SMALL.jpg jenn_huls These blocks are simple to make, great beginner wood project that will be a great keepsake for you and your family. Makes great inexpensive presents for your friends or your kids teachers at school. Here is what you need:4x4 post (not pressure treated) you can find these at lowe's, home depot or you...
By: jenn_huls

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Mon, 10 Nov 2014 06:13:19 PST
Q-tip star http://www.instructables.com/id/Q-tip-star/
Q-tip star - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF9/71UL/HPOWCWA7/FF971ULHPOWCWA7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF9/71UL/HPOWCWA7/FF971ULHPOWCWA7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF9/71UL/HPOWCWA7/FF971ULHPOWCWA7.SMALL.jpg Ruud van Koningsbrugge A challenge for fiddly fingers. Please watch the video and see how it works! Needed are only 5 Q-tips for each star. And no tools but your fingers. So start trying! Bending Prepare all q tips by bending the to left and right , in a zig-zag way The easy part Take first Q-tip and lay it down on ...
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Fri, 27 Dec 2013 06:19:57 PST
Abominal Snowman Hunting Trophy Christmas Decoration http://www.instructables.com/id/Abominal-Snowman-Hunting-Trophy-Christmas-Decorati/
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Thu, 19 Dec 2013 10:56:02 PST
Light Up Christmas Tree Cones DIY http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Up-Christmas-Tree-Cones-DIY/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FL3/BKZW/HP3FUOR9/FL3BKZWHP3FUOR9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL3/BKZW/HP3FUOR9/FL3BKZWHP3FUOR9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL3/BKZW/HP3FUOR9/FL3BKZWHP3FUOR9.SMALL.jpg chicdesigncafe This DIY video will show you the easy steps on how to make Christmas tree cones that light up. This is a great project for the holidays and it is so customizable for any decor. All you have to do is buy gorgeous paper that compliments your home. The sky is the limit. Have fun, and stay chic and craf...
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Wed, 11 Dec 2013 20:44:36 PST
Cowboy Boot Stocking http://www.instructables.com/id/Cowboy-Boot-Stocking/
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By: meeko

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Fri, 13 Dec 2013 15:48:19 PST
How to Make Candy Cane Reindeers http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Candy-Cane-Reindeers/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F4R/8DAK/HOHYMAM7/F4R8DAKHOHYMAM7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4R/8DAK/HOHYMAM7/F4R8DAKHOHYMAM7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4R/8DAK/HOHYMAM7/F4R8DAKHOHYMAM7.SMALL.jpg KatieStiles How to Make Candy Cane Reindeers with Jackson for your Christmas Tree, easy homemade ornaments and fun for children kids.  All you need are candy canes, pipe cleaners, googley eyes, small pom poms and glue.  Great for quick gifts for kids too.  Easy to follow video instructions.
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Mon, 2 Dec 2013 19:06:06 PST
10 Life Hacks You Need To Know For Christmas! http://www.instructables.com/id/10-Life-Hacks-You-Need-To-Know-For-Christmas/
10 Life Hacks You Need To Know For Christmas! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGR/8MV2/HOHY8QKN/FGR8MV2HOHY8QKN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGR/8MV2/HOHY8QKN/FGR8MV2HOHY8QKN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGR/8MV2/HOHY8QKN/FGR8MV2HOHY8QKN.SMALL.jpg The King of Random 10 amazing tips and tricks, for Holiday challenges! Watch the Video! In this video you'll see how to; - Convert a bag of chips into decorative wrapping paper - Protect your wrapping paper from unraveling in storage - Send Christmas letters without having to buy envelopes - Make custo...
By: The King of Random

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Mon, 2 Dec 2013 10:27:07 PST
DIY Holiday Storage Container From Suitcases http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Holiday-Storage-Container-From-Suitcases/
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By: spottedwalker

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Tue, 1 Jan 2013 21:19:14 PST
Sponge Stamped Christmas Tree Card http://www.instructables.com/id/Sponge-Stamped-Christmas-Tree-Card/
Sponge Stamped Christmas Tree Card - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1M/4EEP/HAQ37NID/F1M4EEPHAQ37NID.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1M/4EEP/HAQ37NID/F1M4EEPHAQ37NID.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1M/4EEP/HAQ37NID/F1M4EEPHAQ37NID.SMALL.jpg Penolopy Bulnick I wanted to try stamping a fun little card for Christmas.  This is pretty simple and while an adult may need to cut the sponge, this is a great stamping project for kids! Supplies Time to get started! Supplies: Blank Greeting Card (and envelope) Melamine Foam Sponge (I got mine at Daiso...
By: Penolopy Bulnick

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Mon, 17 Dec 2012 13:22:37 PST
Simple Holiday Gifts http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Holiday-Gifts/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FIA/7IHD/HANAX6V5/FIA7IHDHANAX6V5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIA/7IHD/HANAX6V5/FIA7IHDHANAX6V5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIA/7IHD/HANAX6V5/FIA7IHDHANAX6V5.SMALL.jpg scoochmaroo Gift giving doesn't have to be stressful or complicated,  It doesn't have to involve crowded shopping malls or holiday sales pressures.  Give a gift from the heart and the hands this year.  Check out these great suggestions for simple holiday gifts you can make for everyone in your life.  Handmade g...
By: scoochmaroo

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Thu, 13 Dec 2012 10:45:14 PST
Steampunk Nutcracker http://www.instructables.com/id/Steampunk-Nutcracker/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FD9/HYMR/HABDH0OF/FD9HYMRHABDH0OF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD9/HYMR/HABDH0OF/FD9HYMRHABDH0OF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD9/HYMR/HABDH0OF/FD9HYMRHABDH0OF.SMALL.jpg treese1 Meet Walnutsworth- the newest addition to my holiday nutcracker collection. Started our as a "blank" wooden nutcracker but after a day of painting, building, and decorating, he is now a steampunk gentleman complete with clockwork robotic arm and jetpack! Enjoy!
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Mon, 10 Dec 2012 10:28:52 PST
Glitter Striped Ornaments http://www.instructables.com/id/Glitter-Striped-Ornaments/
Glitter Striped Ornaments - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FV0/09HO/GW4S2ZPB/FV009HOGW4S2ZPB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV0/09HO/GW4S2ZPB/FV009HOGW4S2ZPB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV0/09HO/GW4S2ZPB/FV009HOGW4S2ZPB.SMALL.jpg iamkeebler Since I'm going all Martha Stewart on my Christmas tree I decided that I needed some ornaments to help tie in my tree topper. Now, I have cats, so that means I have to have non breakable ornaments, because you just never know when the tree will be turned into a jungle gym. I don't know if you've eve...
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Tue, 13 Dec 2011 09:56:51 PST
Boudoir Tulle Christmas Tree http://www.instructables.com/id/Boudoir-Tulle-Christmas-Tree/
Boudoir Tulle Christmas Tree - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBF/47UE/H9G19KMG/FBF47UEH9G19KMG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBF/47UE/H9G19KMG/FBF47UEH9G19KMG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBF/47UE/H9G19KMG/FBF47UEH9G19KMG.SMALL.jpg WagDoll Frothy, decadent and totally glamorous, the tulle tree can adorn your dressing table while you get ready for Christmas parties, or be your table centre piece on Christmas day. The base and 'trunk' of the tree are made from a wooden kitchen roll holder. Sand the kitchen roll holder and spray p...
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Mon, 19 Nov 2012 02:08:51 PST
Light Up Christmas Tree Costume http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Up-Christmas-Tree-Costume/
Light Up Christmas Tree Costume - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3B/UXN8/GUKB3PD2/F3BUXN8GUKB3PD2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3B/UXN8/GUKB3PD2/F3BUXN8GUKB3PD2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3B/UXN8/GUKB3PD2/F3BUXN8GUKB3PD2.SMALL.jpg scoochmaroo It can be Christmas all year long with these adorable light-up Christmas tree costumes.  With almost no electronics or sewing experience, and a little curiosity and patience, this is a costume that can be done in an afternoon or weekend.  The electronic component requires a handful of 10mm LEDs, som...
By: scoochmaroo

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Wed, 24 Oct 2012 11:37:49 PDT
Emoticon Ornament ;) http://www.instructables.com/id/Emoticon-Ornament-/
Emoticon Ornament ;) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPG/DZWS/GWAU6MD9/FPGDZWSGWAU6MD9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPG/DZWS/GWAU6MD9/FPGDZWSGWAU6MD9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPG/DZWS/GWAU6MD9/FPGDZWSGWAU6MD9.SMALL.jpg rchandsa These foam letters (foamies) have been sitting in the back of my drawer forever. Here is a simple way to make an emoticon ornament. Just find the letters you need and stick them on. Could it be more simple? I was lucky that the letters came with parenthesis, but if yours doesn't you can cut it out f...
By: rchandsa

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Sat, 17 Dec 2011 12:53:57 PST
How to Make a Hot Air Balloon Ornament http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Hot-Air-Balloon-Ornament/
How to Make a Hot Air Balloon Ornament - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMZ/LLSX/GW7MZU43/FMZLLSXGW7MZU43.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMZ/LLSX/GW7MZU43/FMZLLSXGW7MZU43.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMZ/LLSX/GW7MZU43/FMZLLSXGW7MZU43.SMALL.jpg rchandsa **   If you like this tutorial I would love it if you voted for me in the Holiday Gifts Contest.  Banner to vote on top right. ** I get inspiration from so many places.  When browsing the Restoration Hardware website I spotted an adorable hot air balloon nursery mobile.  The first thing I thought wa...
By: rchandsa

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Thu, 15 Dec 2011 12:37:24 PST
Felt Flower Gift Card Holder http://www.instructables.com/id/Felt-Flower-Gift-Card-Holder/
Felt Flower Gift Card Holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Z/35K7/GW3XH8KE/F8Z35K7GW3XH8KE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Z/35K7/GW3XH8KE/F8Z35K7GW3XH8KE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Z/35K7/GW3XH8KE/F8Z35K7GW3XH8KE.SMALL.jpg lconner It’s hard to beat the practicality of giving a gift card. But you don’t have to wrap them in generic envelopes from the store. Dress up plain gift cards with these quick and easy felt flower gift card holders! You’ll need:     Felt scraps (various colors)     Die cutter (I used the Accuquilt GO! B...
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Wed, 14 Dec 2011 13:16:04 PST
Finnish Paper Star http://www.instructables.com/id/Finnish-Paper-Star/
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Tue, 13 Dec 2011 23:29:58 PST
Gift Bows (from recycled paper) http://www.instructables.com/id/Gift-Bows-from-recycled-paper/
Gift Bows (from recycled paper) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQY/53KM/GVZOI6B1/FQY53KMGVZOI6B1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQY/53KM/GVZOI6B1/FQY53KMGVZOI6B1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQY/53KM/GVZOI6B1/FQY53KMGVZOI6B1.SMALL.jpg canucksgirl It's inevitable. You are almost finished wrapping gifts and you run out of bows! Now there's no need to run back to the store, or leave out the bow altogether when you can make your own bows with recycled paper. Use left over gift wrap, a magazine page, newspaper, craft paper, scrapbook paper, shee...
By: canucksgirl

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Sun, 11 Dec 2011 19:35:21 PST
How to Make Wooden Bead Ornaments http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Beaded-Wood-Ornaments/
How to Make Wooden Bead Ornaments - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5R/HK73/GVZOHWOP/F5RHK73GVZOHWOP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5R/HK73/GVZOHWOP/F5RHK73GVZOHWOP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5R/HK73/GVZOHWOP/F5RHK73GVZOHWOP.SMALL.jpg iamkeebler Ok, so here is a super simple and easy way to make some natural and rustic looking ornaments. Are you ready for this? If you blink you might miss this tutorial because it's just that simple! What you'll need: Wooden beads Twine Scissors First step... cut a piece of twine (or you can two pi...
By: iamkeebler

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Fri, 9 Dec 2011 21:24:52 PST
Food Coloring Markers http://www.instructables.com/id/Food-Coloring-Markers/
Food Coloring Markers - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8H/JBUC/H9T4CGM3/F8HJBUCH9T4CGM3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8H/JBUC/H9T4CGM3/F8HJBUCH9T4CGM3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8H/JBUC/H9T4CGM3/F8HJBUCH9T4CGM3.SMALL.jpg depotdevoid Every year around Christmas, my daughter and I make sugar cookies with a hard glaze, and paint all sorts of things on them.  It's a lot of fun, we always make a mess and have a great time! I've never been satisfied with the food coloring/paintbrush combo, as the food coloring is pretty runny and h...
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Thu, 8 Dec 2011 07:58:46 PST
Recycled Toilet Roll Advent Calendar http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycled-Toilet-Roll-Advent-Calendar/
Recycled Toilet Roll Advent Calendar - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWJ/90OH/GGPEYFUJ/FWJ90OHGGPEYFUJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWJ/90OH/GGPEYFUJ/FWJ90OHGGPEYFUJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWJ/90OH/GGPEYFUJ/FWJ90OHGGPEYFUJ.SMALL.jpg ziggiau My family loves to make advent calendars each year. But rather than encouraging the gluttony with chocolate (that comes later with all the Christmas eating), we fill our calendar with activities and events that bring our family together and help us share the Christmas spirit with each other, our fri...
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Sat, 27 Nov 2010 21:19:52 PST
Origami Snowflake http://www.instructables.com/id/Origami-Snowflake-1/
Origami Snowflake - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAY/V0F1/GVBD06KS/FAYV0F1GVBD06KS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAY/V0F1/GVBD06KS/FAYV0F1GVBD06KS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAY/V0F1/GVBD06KS/FAYV0F1GVBD06KS.SMALL.jpg Alberta Leong Joyeux Noël! These origami snowflakes make brilliant inexpensive Christmas ornaments – hang on Christmas trees, decorate on walls, windows, presents, greeting cards and anywhere you can imagine.  This project is quite intricate.  We’ll try our best to explain in words, so please follow as closely a...
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Sun, 27 Nov 2011 09:22:21 PST
Christmas Tree Ninja Star(inator) http://www.instructables.com/id/Christmas-Tree-Ninja-Starinator/
Christmas Tree Ninja Star(inator) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FC7/6ET4/GUS75DZY/FC76ET4GUS75DZY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC7/6ET4/GUS75DZY/FC76ET4GUS75DZY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC7/6ET4/GUS75DZY/FC76ET4GUS75DZY.SMALL.jpg inator These pinwheel ornaments make a unique addition to the tree, and a ton can be made at once so they can also be given as gifts. Materials: Squares of fabric (these are about 3") Fusible interfacing Beads/buttons ribbon scissors hot glue gun measuring tape iron Cut out squares of fabric (or us...
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Thu, 10 Nov 2011 07:03:11 PST
Fluffy Frosty http://www.instructables.com/id/Fluffy-Frosty/
Fluffy Frosty - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLC/NI13/GH4A6DPP/FLCNI13GH4A6DPP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLC/NI13/GH4A6DPP/FLCNI13GH4A6DPP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLC/NI13/GH4A6DPP/FLCNI13GH4A6DPP.SMALL.jpg hushy When I ran out of adhesive tape, I got this idea of making use of its cardboard ring instead of throwing it away.   Materials Needed 1. Cardboard ring from adhesive tape 2. Paper glue 3. Double-sided adhesive tape 4. Colored papers (orange, black, red, green) 5. Cellophane (clear, blue) 6. Cotton...
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Thu, 2 Dec 2010 09:45:03 PST
Paper Snowflakes http://www.instructables.com/id/Paper-Snowflakes/
Paper Snowflakes - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F50/893P/FNNKD3NE/F50893PFNNKD3NE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F50/893P/FNNKD3NE/F50893PFNNKD3NE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F50/893P/FNNKD3NE/F50893PFNNKD3NE.SMALL.jpg CYNICALifornia This instructable will show you the fine art of Paper Snow Flake making. Now, these ain't your mama's paper snow flakes, these are intricate, themed creations.I have been making these delicate decorations now for over ten years. I was originally taught how to make them by a very good friend of mine,...
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Sun, 23 Nov 2008 18:43:45 PST
Christmas Bow / Flower from Floppy Disks http://www.instructables.com/id/Christmas-Bow-Flower-from-Floppy-Disks/
Christmas Bow / Flower from Floppy Disks - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLA/XYXW/G3E2BYMF/FLAXYXWG3E2BYMF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLA/XYXW/G3E2BYMF/FLAXYXWG3E2BYMF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLA/XYXW/G3E2BYMF/FLAXYXWG3E2BYMF.SMALL.jpg Printy I've got a lot of floppy disks sitting around. I finally decided they were never going to be used because I don't have a floppy drive. So I began trying to figure out how to use them. As Christmas is coming super soon, I thought it would be a great idea to make a bow for one of my siblings who loo...
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Mon, 21 Dec 2009 09:29:04 PST
How to make a Popsicle stick sled ornament for under $2 http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Popsicle-stick-sled-ornament-for-und/
How to make a Popsicle stick sled ornament for under $2 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNJ/1ECN/FB7FYNRK/FNJ1ECNFB7FYNRK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNJ/1ECN/FB7FYNRK/FNJ1ECNFB7FYNRK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNJ/1ECN/FB7FYNRK/FNJ1ECNFB7FYNRK.SMALL.jpg The Uber Maker Why make your own ornaments?Making ornaments at home is a great project for the kids at Christmas. It is easier than you think and will give you (and the kids) a sense of pride in making it yourself. They are absolutely great for ornament exchanges, and make wonderful gifts for Christmas (and they a...
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Sun, 13 Jan 2008 20:22:49 PST
Christmas Light Boxes http://www.instructables.com/id/Christmas-Light-Boxes/
Christmas Light Boxes - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTZ/DM4M/G2HDZUDH/FTZDM4MG2HDZUDH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTZ/DM4M/G2HDZUDH/FTZDM4MG2HDZUDH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTZ/DM4M/G2HDZUDH/FTZDM4MG2HDZUDH.SMALL.jpg Creativeman Having made some of these earlier, I decided to add a few more for the Christmas season.  These light boxes, or signs are easy to make, very low cost (the only thing I have to buy is the lights).  Lights used are mini-incandescent lamps that are low watt, low heat regular Christmas lights.  If purch...
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Mon, 23 Nov 2009 23:49:06 PST
Reuse Christmas Greeting Cards / Reutiliza las tarjetas de felicitacion de Navidad http://www.instructables.com/id/Reuse-Christmas-greeting-cards--Reutiliza-las-tar/
Reuse Christmas Greeting Cards / Reutiliza las tarjetas de felicitacion de Navidad - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F17/P5KW/FGDV1DAS/F17P5KWFGDV1DAS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F17/P5KW/FGDV1DAS/F17P5KWFGDV1DAS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F17/P5KW/FGDV1DAS/F17P5KWFGDV1DAS.SMALL.jpg ansanma Probably doing the Spring cleaning, you've found the Christmas greeting cards you received. Instead of recycling them, you can give them a second life the next Christmas. When you send them to your friends and family, they will see the green you are.It's quite simple. Just cut the old card and glue ...
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Sun, 18 May 2008 12:21:24 PDT
How To: Ping Pong Ball Lights http://www.instructables.com/id/Ping-Pong-Ball-Lights/
How To: Ping Pong Ball Lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FM1/W5XT/FH7APG2D/FM1W5XTFH7APG2D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM1/W5XT/FH7APG2D/FM1W5XTFH7APG2D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM1/W5XT/FH7APG2D/FM1W5XTFH7APG2D.SMALL.jpg advancedMischief At some point last semester I realized that ping pong balls make great diffusers and look really cool when they are glowing. Next we concluded that a hundred glowing ping pong balls would look even cooler. It was at about this point I decided that my apartment was in dire need of some ping pong ba...
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Sun, 8 Jun 2008 15:04:13 PDT
photo cube - frameless, cheap and easy! http://www.instructables.com/id/photo-cube---frameless%2c-cheap-and-easy!/
photo cube - frameless, cheap and easy! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG8/B4WR/O36EQHO8W37/FG8B4WRO36EQHO8W37.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG8/B4WR/O36EQHO8W37/FG8B4WRO36EQHO8W37.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG8/B4WR/O36EQHO8W37/FG8B4WRO36EQHO8W37.SMALL.jpg Apfrod Works I made this as a birthday card for my sister, but it's also a great cheap way to display photos without having to buy a frame. It would also make a lovely personalised bauble or gift box. What you need The first thing you need is six photographs to make your cube. They will end up cropped square ...
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Sun, 6 Aug 2006 15:12:35 PDT
Quick-Open Wrapping, or How I Learned to Love the Rip-Cord http://www.instructables.com/id/Quick-Open-Wrapping%2c-or-How-I-Learned-to-Love-the-/
Quick-Open Wrapping, or How I Learned to Love the Rip-Cord - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKM/J4KZ/CQEEVYDU211/FKMJ4KZCQEEVYDU211.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKM/J4KZ/CQEEVYDU211/FKMJ4KZCQEEVYDU211.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKM/J4KZ/CQEEVYDU211/FKMJ4KZCQEEVYDU211.SMALL.jpg kqrpnb Merry Christmas everyone! I came up with this neat wrapping idea Christmas '05, and my gift recipients really like it. It makes opening presents that much faster. Materials needed: - Ribbon (preferably thin, need not match the paper) - Wrapping paper (preferably pretty) - Present (preferably cubica...
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Thu, 21 Dec 2006 15:15:58 PST
Christmas Tree Hairbow Clip--Step By Step Instruction http://www.instructables.com/id/Christmas-Tree-Hairbow-Clip--Step-By-Step-Instruct/
Christmas Tree Hairbow Clip--Step By Step Instruction - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F96/2ZDH/F8RPG3ZM/F962ZDHF8RPG3ZM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F96/2ZDH/F8RPG3ZM/F962ZDHF8RPG3ZM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F96/2ZDH/F8RPG3ZM/F962ZDHF8RPG3ZM.SMALL.jpg hipgirl This makes great gift. It can also be used on decorating Christams cards, albums etc. Material needed: 3/8" green ribbon, 1/8" gold ribbon, 3/8" brown ribbon, single prong alligator clips, sissors, glue gun and/or fabric-tac. 1. 1. Use 3/8" grosgrain ribbon. 2x2.75", 2x2.5" &2x2". Click the link ...
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Fri, 9 Nov 2007 09:33:32 PST