Instructables: exploring - living - decorating - christmas - featured http://www.instructables.com Thu, 2 Oct 2014 01:36:36 PDT BLOX v1.01 Festive bottles http://www.instructables.com/id/Festive-bottles/
Festive bottles - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FD3/4395/HO236YB0/FD34395HO236YB0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD3/4395/HO236YB0/FD34395HO236YB0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD3/4395/HO236YB0/FD34395HO236YB0.SMALL.jpg Raitis To solve some of your festive season problems I present you a simple guide on how to make your own bottles with a light string inside. These are simple and pretty cheap to make while still making a stunning decoration and have proven themselves as a great gift too! Stuff you will need 1. Drill 2...
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Tue, 19 Nov 2013 14:00:25 PST
DIY Christmas Fairy Lights http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Christmas-Fairy-Lights/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FT9/W3PS/HANAVT5G/FT9W3PSHANAVT5G.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT9/W3PS/HANAVT5G/FT9W3PSHANAVT5G.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT9/W3PS/HANAVT5G/FT9W3PSHANAVT5G.SMALL.jpg polkadotprints Add some pizazz to regular fairy lights to create a colour co-ordinated Christmas decor or bedroom lighting. 
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Mon, 17 Dec 2012 20:36:07 PST
Cupcake teaholder made of concrete http://www.instructables.com/id/Cupcake-teaholder-made-of-concrete/
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Wed, 24 Oct 2012 05:09:20 PDT
LED Star Tree Topper and method for attaining same. http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Star-Tree-Topper-and-method-for-attaining-same/
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Fri, 16 Dec 2011 10:03:46 PST
Sparkleball (no-melt) for the Holidays! http://www.instructables.com/id/no-melt-Sparkleball/
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Sat, 22 Nov 2008 13:56:19 PST
Make Your Own Personalised (Christmas) Crackers http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Own-Personalised-Christmas-Crackers/
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Wed, 17 Dec 2008 15:48:15 PST
Fragrant Mint Wreath http://www.instructables.com/id/Fragrant-Mint-Wreath/
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Thu, 18 Nov 2010 15:51:30 PST
Drink Can Craft http://www.instructables.com/id/Aluminium-Drink-Can-Craft/
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Tue, 30 Mar 2010 04:54:12 PDT
animated truck conveyor belt gift box http://www.instructables.com/id/animated-truck-conveyor-belt-gift-box/
animated truck conveyor belt gift box - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0E/KEEL/G3KYALPJ/F0EKEELG3KYALPJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0E/KEEL/G3KYALPJ/F0EKEELG3KYALPJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0E/KEEL/G3KYALPJ/F0EKEELG3KYALPJ.SMALL.jpg dave spencer Every year my family has a contest to see who can make the best gift wrapping job.  My little nephew LOVES trucks and construction equipment.  So I figured I would make some trucks drive around on the lid of a box for him.  I went through a few ideas and bounced some ideas off of my friend Ben.  We ...
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Thu, 24 Dec 2009 17:52:37 PST
Death Star Christmas Tree Topper http://www.instructables.com/id/Death-Star-Christmas-Tree-Topper/
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Sun, 27 Dec 2009 16:19:01 PST
Painted Gourds http://www.instructables.com/id/Painted-Gourds/
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Sun, 27 Dec 2009 12:29:19 PST
Puzzle Bobble Christmas Stockings http://www.instructables.com/id/Puzzle-Bobble-Christmas-Stockings/
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Mon, 21 Dec 2009 13:17:36 PST
Wreath: Christmas Sweater Conversion Part II http://www.instructables.com/id/Wreath-Christmas-Sweater-Conversion-Part-II/
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Fri, 18 Dec 2009 18:02:32 PST
Mario Goomba Shoe Stocking http://www.instructables.com/id/Mario-Goomba-Shoe-Stocking/
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Mon, 22 Dec 2008 02:42:16 PST
"Godzilla" the Giant Sparkleball http://www.instructables.com/id/Godzilla-the-Giant-Sparkleball/
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Tue, 17 Nov 2009 11:34:25 PST
Make Your Own Holiday Window Display http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Own-Holiday-Window-Display/
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Fri, 8 Dec 2006 00:21:18 PST
Christmas Ninja Stocking http://www.instructables.com/id/Christmas-Ninja-Stocking/
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Sun, 21 Dec 2008 13:35:46 PST
Gift tags made out of old B-day cards,Christmas cards, ect..... http://www.instructables.com/id/Gift-tags-made-out-of-old-B-day-cardsChristmas-ca/
Gift tags made out of old B-day cards,Christmas cards, ect..... - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF9/T3DB/FOB5JX63/FF9T3DBFOB5JX63.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF9/T3DB/FOB5JX63/FF9T3DBFOB5JX63.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF9/T3DB/FOB5JX63/FF9T3DBFOB5JX63.SMALL.jpg BobbySaka Don't know what to do with all of your old Cards. Well this is a good way to recycle your old Cards, and make them into gift tags!YOU NEED:Old CardsPen scissors Tag stencilhole puncher Pick your card First pick an area of the card that you would like to make a tag out of. Here I'm going to make ...
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Thu, 4 Dec 2008 22:30:56 PST
Computerized Christmas Light Display http://www.instructables.com/id/Computerized-Christmas-Light-Display/
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Mon, 31 Dec 2007 12:31:42 PST
Glass Block Christmas Decoration http://www.instructables.com/id/Glass-Block-Chistmas-Decoration/
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Sun, 30 Dec 2007 16:33:49 PST
home-made rustic christmas wreath http://www.instructables.com/id/home-made-rustic-christmas-wreath/
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Sun, 23 Dec 2007 10:39:55 PST