Instructables: exploring - living - holidays - christmas http://www.instructables.com Wed, 27 Aug 2014 08:54:34 PDT BLOX v1.01 Kusudama Origami Christmas Trees http://www.instructables.com/id/Kusudama-Origami-Christmas-Trees/
Kusudama Origami Christmas Trees - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F96/607E/HWDFFC1V/F96607EHWDFFC1V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F96/607E/HWDFFC1V/F96607EHWDFFC1V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F96/607E/HWDFFC1V/F96607EHWDFFC1V.SMALL.jpg boddhi15 As part of my developing Kusudama collection, I created some Christmas decorations. By cutting the petals of a Kusudama flower into different sizes and stacking them in a reverse order, I created holiday tree arrangements. Enjoy. Folding the Petals of the Flower I have numerous designs based ...
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Fri, 13 Jun 2014 22:48:38 PDT
Make a Snow Diorama Glass Ornament http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Snow-Diorama-Glass-Ornament/
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Sun, 12 Jan 2014 12:38:04 PST
reusable gift wrap parcel http://www.instructables.com/id/reusable-gift-wrap-parcel/
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Sun, 5 Jan 2014 15:20:43 PST
Paintball Ornament http://www.instructables.com/id/Paintball-Ornament/
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Sat, 4 Jan 2014 19:45:16 PST
Your Grandma Would Be Proud Ugly Sweater http://www.instructables.com/id/Your-Grandma-Would-Be-Proud-Ugly-Sweater/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FV4/3QYG/HPYHMZU7/FV43QYGHPYHMZU7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV4/3QYG/HPYHMZU7/FV43QYGHPYHMZU7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV4/3QYG/HPYHMZU7/FV43QYGHPYHMZU7.SMALL.jpg Nik727 This ugly sweater is sure to win a prize, or at least some strange looks! Materials... Glue gun and/or needle and thread Anything ugly and/or Christmas related A plain sweater How to: It's super easy.  Rummage through old Christmas stuff, the back of your closet, and even Goodwill for random, wac...
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Thu, 2 Jan 2014 19:27:17 PST
Crayon Swirl Christmas Ornaments http://www.instructables.com/id/Crayon-Swirl-Christmas-Ornaments/
Crayon Swirl Christmas Ornaments - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAH/4KQK/HPRIAZTG/FAH4KQKHPRIAZTG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAH/4KQK/HPRIAZTG/FAH4KQKHPRIAZTG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAH/4KQK/HPRIAZTG/FAH4KQKHPRIAZTG.SMALL.jpg bennelson For a fun Holiday activity, get out your arts and crafts box to make some Christmas Tree Ornaments! For this project, we'll use crayons to decorate clear glass ornaments, but maybe not in the way you think. If you like this Instructable, please vote for it in the upper-right corner. If you want to...
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Sun, 29 Dec 2013 09:27:59 PST
Stack and Wrap Bottle Packs http://www.instructables.com/id/Stack-and-Wrap-Bottle-Packs/
Stack and Wrap Bottle Packs - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FI1/L57X/HPKATXJ4/FI1L57XHPKATXJ4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI1/L57X/HPKATXJ4/FI1L57XHPKATXJ4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI1/L57X/HPKATXJ4/FI1L57XHPKATXJ4.SMALL.jpg alannarosewhitney Get creative and eliminate the need for tissue paper or excess packing materials by taking the term 'gift wrap' literally and using fabric-based presents to conceal a stack of stocking stuffers and other gifts. Ribbon holds it all together and the need for a bag is entirely optional depending on how...
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Mon, 23 Dec 2013 20:41:21 PST
Holiday DIY: Pinecone trees with felted wool http://www.instructables.com/id/Holiday-DIY-Pinecone-trees-with-felted-wool/
Holiday DIY: Pinecone trees with felted wool - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ7/AJWV/HPBPOKCW/FJ7AJWVHPBPOKCW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ7/AJWV/HPBPOKCW/FJ7AJWVHPBPOKCW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ7/AJWV/HPBPOKCW/FJ7AJWVHPBPOKCW.SMALL.jpg Fairgoods Make your own festive holiday decorative pinecone trees with felted wool! What you'll need: Pinecones Pencil Ruler Rectangular block of wood (It can be finished any way you like – stained, painted, or left natural.) Drill (not shown) Glue (A glue gun is preferable, but w...
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Tue, 17 Dec 2013 15:34:39 PST
Make a Light-Up Holiday Ornament http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Light-Up-Holiday-Ornament/
Make a Light-Up Holiday Ornament - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FD5/JX0Q/HP7LNILP/FD5JX0QHP7LNILP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD5/JX0Q/HP7LNILP/FD5JX0QHP7LNILP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD5/JX0Q/HP7LNILP/FD5JX0QHP7LNILP.SMALL.jpg MossdaleMakerspace Today we hope to inspire you to make your own light-up holiday ornament using items that you may already have. We'll be using a Learn to Solder Skill Badge Kit as the basis for our ornament. You can pick one up for for the very reasonable price of $3 from Maker Shed Once you have your badge kit or...
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Sat, 14 Dec 2013 18:23:34 PST
Duck Cloth Wreath http://www.instructables.com/id/Holiday-Wreath-1/
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Sat, 14 Dec 2013 12:40:02 PST
Cute and simple Christmas Snowman! http://www.instructables.com/id/Cute-simple-and-affordable-Christmas-Snowman-Plush/
Cute and simple Christmas Snowman! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3T/2JG5/HP68815E/F3T2JG5HP68815E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3T/2JG5/HP68815E/F3T2JG5HP68815E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3T/2JG5/HP68815E/F3T2JG5HP68815E.SMALL.jpg Sabsta So if you're like me you don't want to spend too much money on presents and you like crafting! This tutorial is for you then ^.^ I got the idea of this snowman plushie from an image I saw online of a snowman Christmas tree ornament and decided to make it into a larger plushie! As a member at spotli...
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Fri, 13 Dec 2013 22:58:29 PST
Easy Reusable Gift-Bags http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Reusable-Gift-Bags/
Easy Reusable Gift-Bags - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVK/JJ6F/HP5Z7NJ0/FVKJJ6FHP5Z7NJ0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVK/JJ6F/HP5Z7NJ0/FVKJJ6FHP5Z7NJ0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVK/JJ6F/HP5Z7NJ0/FVKJJ6FHP5Z7NJ0.SMALL.jpg mymyjames2000 What's wrong with this scene? On Christmas morning, the children run down the stairs and look at their brilliantly decorated tree and all the presents wrapped-up lying beneath it with joy in their eyes... I'll give you a hint... It's the wrapped part, It's the wrapping paper.  In this instructable, ...
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Fri, 13 Dec 2013 16:20:23 PST
Holiday DIY: Gold-dipped feather gift tags http://www.instructables.com/id/Holiday-DIY-Gold-dipped-feather-gift-tags/
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Fri, 13 Dec 2013 14:58:10 PST
How To Wrap A Present http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Wrap-A-Present-1/
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Thu, 12 Dec 2013 15:23:52 PST
Wine Cork Wreath http://www.instructables.com/id/Wine-Cork-Wreath/
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Thu, 12 Dec 2013 12:49:51 PST
Simple Wood Snowman Lawn Decoration http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Wooden-Snowman-Lawn-Decoration/
Simple Wood Snowman Lawn Decoration - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FK0/SY81/HP0CPVTN/FK0SY81HP0CPVTN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK0/SY81/HP0CPVTN/FK0SY81HP0CPVTN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK0/SY81/HP0CPVTN/FK0SY81HP0CPVTN.SMALL.jpg bgepp1 So we've all seen those super expensive neato snowman lawn decorations at Home Depot. They are cool, but way overpriced. When my wife said she wanted to buy one, I said "buy one?" - "Ha! I'll make one and it will be 10x sweeter than those stinkin' Home Depot ripoffs!" (that's not an exact quote - bu...
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Tue, 10 Dec 2013 21:43:37 PST
Mason Jar Snow Globe http://www.instructables.com/id/Mason-Jar-Snow-Globe/
Mason Jar Snow Globe - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8R/YPSP/HP1PUZO8/F8RYPSPHP1PUZO8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8R/YPSP/HP1PUZO8/F8RYPSPHP1PUZO8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8R/YPSP/HP1PUZO8/F8RYPSPHP1PUZO8.SMALL.jpg megapixel24 As a child, I always loved looking at snow globes. I was fascinated by the winter wonderland in the magnificent glass. Now I can make one and so can you! Materials Needed The materials that are needed for this project include a mason jar, super glue, glitter, mini Christmas trees, water, and gly...
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Tue, 10 Dec 2013 19:16:30 PST
DIY Glitter Snow Globe http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Glitter-Snow-Globe/
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Tue, 10 Dec 2013 11:45:17 PST
Ice Decorations for the outdoors, Christmas or any winter celebration. http://www.instructables.com/id/Ice-Decorations-for-the-outdoors-Christmas-or-any-/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ6/WYNB/HP0CUVOP/FJ6WYNBHP0CUVOP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ6/WYNB/HP0CUVOP/FJ6WYNBHP0CUVOP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ6/WYNB/HP0CUVOP/FJ6WYNBHP0CUVOP.SMALL.jpg CuriousTangles Make Ice Decorations for decorating the outdoors on those freezing cold days.  Free to make, beautiful to look at, could be considered educational.  A perfect activity for the holidays. Materials, cookie sheet, string or wool, cookie cutters and water - and freezing cold weather. Run 10 inches of ...
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Mon, 9 Dec 2013 22:30:26 PST
10 Life Hacks You Need To Know For Christmas! http://www.instructables.com/id/10-Life-Hacks-You-Need-To-Know-For-Christmas/
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Mon, 2 Dec 2013 10:27:07 PST
Holiday DIY: Wool typography banner http://www.instructables.com/id/Holiday-DIY-Wool-typography-banner/
Holiday DIY: Wool typography banner - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9P/0SVP/HOHYGBN9/F9P0SVPHOHYGBN9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9P/0SVP/HOHYGBN9/F9P0SVPHOHYGBN9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9P/0SVP/HOHYGBN9/F9P0SVPHOHYGBN9.SMALL.jpg Fairgoods How to make felt typography banners. The ones featured here are Christmas-themed, but they can be made for any occasion.  Enter our giveaway for the banner we made. What you’ll need: 10" x 12" 100% wool felt sheet in black 12" x 12" wool felt in white Scraps of felt in a variety of ...
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Wed, 27 Nov 2013 09:07:47 PST
Easy Upcycled Wrapping http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Upcycled-Wrapping/
Easy Upcycled Wrapping - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1O/AR9O/HOHYCXUX/F1OAR9OHOHYCXUX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1O/AR9O/HOHYCXUX/F1OAR9OHOHYCXUX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1O/AR9O/HOHYCXUX/F1OAR9OHOHYCXUX.SMALL.jpg alannarosewhitney For small gifts there is often no need to purchase wrapping paper - you can upcycle scrap materials from around your home to beautifully package presents for Christmas, birthdays or other occasions. Upcycled wrapping is great - not only because it saves you money and helps to reduce waste but it al...
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Mon, 25 Nov 2013 10:01:28 PST
Outdoor Holiday Planter http://www.instructables.com/id/Outdoor-Holiday-Planter/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FBE/6LJW/HO7XFIRO/FBE6LJWHO7XFIRO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBE/6LJW/HO7XFIRO/FBE6LJWHO7XFIRO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBE/6LJW/HO7XFIRO/FBE6LJWHO7XFIRO.SMALL.jpg jthomas80 A very inexpensive way to Brighten up planters usually left empty and bearing during the winter months. I saw the selling in our local garden center for $80 each and quickly realized anyone could do it at home themselvesUse clippings from an assortment of evergreen trees and bushes arranged by simpl...
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Mon, 25 Nov 2013 09:14:22 PST
Paper Miniature Tree Skirt http://www.instructables.com/id/Paper-Miniature-Tree-Skirt/
Paper Miniature Tree Skirt - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FB5/J1WB/HO237CGQ/FB5J1WBHO237CGQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB5/J1WB/HO237CGQ/FB5J1WBHO237CGQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB5/J1WB/HO237CGQ/FB5J1WBHO237CGQ.SMALL.jpg asnay1 Has your budget been small this year? Do you not have the space for a full tree? Do you just want to add some traditional cheer to a countertop or other small space? Finding small cloth tree skirts can be a pain, and they may or may not have the colors or patterns you want. Never fear, you can alwa...
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Sat, 16 Nov 2013 19:58:03 PST
Holiday DIY: Mason jar snow globe http://www.instructables.com/id/Holiday-DIY-Mason-jar-snow-globe/
Holiday DIY: Mason jar snow globe - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FI6/7FNG/HO0Q2XRQ/FI67FNGHO0Q2XRQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI6/7FNG/HO0Q2XRQ/FI67FNGHO0Q2XRQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI6/7FNG/HO0Q2XRQ/FI67FNGHO0Q2XRQ.SMALL.jpg Fairgoods Get into the holidays and make your own vintage mason-jar snow globes!  Use our Snow Globe DIY Kit, which includes a limited-edition blue mason jar, four miniature trees, and a package of shimmery ornament flakes. WHAT YOU'LL NEED: Medium-sized mason jar Glue gun or glue stick Small...
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Fri, 15 Nov 2013 09:49:06 PST
Spiced Pumpkin Loaf http://www.instructables.com/id/Spiced-Pumpkin-Loaf/
Spiced Pumpkin Loaf - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSV/Y384/HMMFCM5M/FSVY384HMMFCM5M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSV/Y384/HMMFCM5M/FSVY384HMMFCM5M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSV/Y384/HMMFCM5M/FSVY384HMMFCM5M.SMALL.jpg calligator This might not be that exciting for most people but I've been wanting to bake something with pumpkin for ages and all of the recipes I've seen have used canned pumpkin which is even more rare than actual pumpkins so imagine my joy when I walked into Waitrose this afternoon and found loads of them! ...
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Sat, 12 Oct 2013 09:07:54 PDT
Cinnamon Shortbread http://www.instructables.com/id/Cinnamon-Shortbread/
Cinnamon Shortbread - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNQ/6RYS/HF240BMD/FNQ6RYSHF240BMD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNQ/6RYS/HF240BMD/FNQ6RYSHF240BMD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNQ/6RYS/HF240BMD/FNQ6RYSHF240BMD.SMALL.jpg calligator This is a twist on shortbread that would work well for Christmas or just anyone who loves cinnamon! Another recipe from my blog but shortened.  Please stop by to read everything in full: http://mrs-jones-to-be.blogspot.co.uk Use a wooden spoon to mix the butter and sugar together. Add the flo...
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Sun, 7 Apr 2013 13:27:44 PDT
The Newspaper Christmas Tree http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Newspaper-Christmas-Tree/
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Sat, 9 Feb 2013 06:13:09 PST
Rollie Pollie Elves http://www.instructables.com/id/Rollie-Pollie-Elves/
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Fri, 25 Jan 2013 10:58:38 PST
Customizable Motorized Tree Topper with Star Wars Flair http://www.instructables.com/id/1-Customizable-Motorized-Tree-Topper-with-Star-War/
Customizable Motorized Tree Topper with Star Wars Flair - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8E/L40I/HBUZEQ83/F8EL40IHBUZEQ83.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8E/L40I/HBUZEQ83/F8EL40IHBUZEQ83.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8E/L40I/HBUZEQ83/F8EL40IHBUZEQ83.SMALL.jpg stevemoseley This Instructable will show you how to make a motorized tree topper for your Christmas tree.  I made this as a surprise early Christmas present for my wife so she could enjoy it through most of December.  This is something that can be personalized to a huge degree and is somthing that can involve th...
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Thu, 24 Jan 2013 21:36:01 PST
DIY Holiday Storage Container From Suitcases http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Holiday-Storage-Container-From-Suitcases/
DIY Holiday Storage Container From Suitcases - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUI/RDQN/HBBCICGS/FUIRDQNHBBCICGS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUI/RDQN/HBBCICGS/FUIRDQNHBBCICGS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUI/RDQN/HBBCICGS/FUIRDQNHBBCICGS.SMALL.jpg spottedwalker Here is another project made from something that had almost out lived it's usefulness and I credit my Sister for this project. She made a small suitcase for me a few years back so I could store some of my Christmas tree ornaments. I liked it so well I made myself another one plus 9 more for Christma...
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Tue, 1 Jan 2013 21:19:14 PST
Christmas Wreath http://www.instructables.com/id/Christmas-Wreath-2/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FYV/D9TQ/HAQ30H9N/FYVD9TQHAQ30H9N.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYV/D9TQ/HAQ30H9N/FYVD9TQHAQ30H9N.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYV/D9TQ/HAQ30H9N/FYVD9TQHAQ30H9N.SMALL.jpg cricketz A simple Christmas wreath with things found outside and around the house. What you need: Sticks Evergreen needles Needle and Thread Oranges Dried Chilis Popcorn After perusing the backyard and neighbor's for some twigs and pine needles, I scavenged enough to start the wreath. I started by breaking...
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Tue, 25 Dec 2012 04:12:42 PST
Decorating Tissue Paper with Homemade Stamps http://www.instructables.com/id/Decorating-Tissue-Paper-with-Homemade-Stamps/
Decorating Tissue Paper with Homemade Stamps - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCI/M1VL/HAWSHABF/FCIM1VLHAWSHABF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCI/M1VL/HAWSHABF/FCIM1VLHAWSHABF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCI/M1VL/HAWSHABF/FCIM1VLHAWSHABF.SMALL.jpg Jessie Marie In this instructable you will not only learn how to decorate tissue paper for the holidays with stamps, but also how to make the stamps. These stamps are inexpensive, easy to make, and only take a few minutes to create! All you need to get started is a hot glue gun and some containers from a toy ven...
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Sun, 23 Dec 2012 21:59:19 PST
Makedo Jumping Santa Claus http://www.instructables.com/id/Makedo-Jumping-Santa-Claus/
Makedo Jumping Santa Claus - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBE/DP7W/HAQ38VGB/FBEDP7WHAQ38VGB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBE/DP7W/HAQ38VGB/FBEDP7WHAQ38VGB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBE/DP7W/HAQ38VGB/FBEDP7WHAQ38VGB.SMALL.jpg makedo-able Christmas is our favourite time of year. There is so much packaging around to use for creative projects! But before you’ve opened all your presents, let’s show how excited we are with this Makedo Christmas creation that has Santa jumping for joy. We’ve made our Jumping Santa Claus using some card, ...
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Sat, 22 Dec 2012 03:11:04 PST
Makedo Reindeer Ears http://www.instructables.com/id/Makedo-Reindeer-Ears/
Makedo Reindeer Ears - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAR/AL3I/HAQ38VAM/FARAL3IHAQ38VAM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAR/AL3I/HAQ38VAM/FARAL3IHAQ38VAM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAR/AL3I/HAQ38VAM/FARAL3IHAQ38VAM.SMALL.jpg makedo-able Get into the festive spirit and make your friends and family some fun Christmas headwear. To make these Makedo Reindeer Ears, we’ve used a sheet of cardboard and a strip of coloured card, along with some Makedo parts available from mymakedo.com. Find - Sketch - Cut To make your Makedo Reindeer Ea...
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Sat, 22 Dec 2012 02:53:41 PST
Gifts for Her http://www.instructables.com/id/Gifts-for-Her/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FIO/N35A/HAVGJGAN/FION35AHAVGJGAN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIO/N35A/HAVGJGAN/FION35AHAVGJGAN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIO/N35A/HAVGJGAN/FION35AHAVGJGAN.SMALL.jpg Penolopy Bulnick Don't know what gift to get that special girl in your life?  Here is a great selection of practical, (impractical) and just plain fun gifts you can get for her this Christmas! null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null ...
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Fri, 21 Dec 2012 15:59:46 PST
Gifts for Mom http://www.instructables.com/id/Gifts-for-Mom/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FVN/WS8X/HAVGJF4K/FVNWS8XHAVGJF4K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVN/WS8X/HAVGJF4K/FVNWS8XHAVGJF4K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVN/WS8X/HAVGJF4K/FVNWS8XHAVGJF4K.SMALL.jpg Penolopy Bulnick What are you going to get your mother this Christmas?  You know she has had to put up with a lot the past year so make sure you put a lot of thought into it.  And what has the most thought put into it?  A homemade gift! null null null null null null null null null null null null ...
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Fri, 21 Dec 2012 14:13:14 PST
Chocolaty Christmas http://www.instructables.com/id/Chocolaty-Christmas/
Chocolaty Christmas - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FA2/SYHW/HAWSGUQJ/FA2SYHWHAWSGUQJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA2/SYHW/HAWSGUQJ/FA2SYHWHAWSGUQJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA2/SYHW/HAWSGUQJ/FA2SYHWHAWSGUQJ.SMALL.jpg llerickson I haven't ever really been on the giving end of presents (I know, sad?), but this year, I decided that I would make more of an effort to spread good cheer more among friends of mine so I decided to find a cheap and easy way to do that! Now, regardless what people say, no Instructable is really 'easy...
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Wed, 19 Dec 2012 19:08:14 PST
High Heel Christmas Stocking http://www.instructables.com/id/High-Heel-Christmas-Stocking/
High Heel Christmas Stocking - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJA/DG79/HAWBW6WA/FJADG79HAWBW6WA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJA/DG79/HAWBW6WA/FJADG79HAWBW6WA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJA/DG79/HAWBW6WA/FJADG79HAWBW6WA.SMALL.jpg lidsdad Store bought Christmas stockings have always seemed lame. After a few high heel versions I saw on Woot I decided to do what fellow instructalbes members do...MAKE ONE. One that  would match my wife's personality a bit better. So here is my wife's new high heel stocking. She was just given it today ...
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Wed, 19 Dec 2012 18:41:02 PST
DIY Christmas Banner http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Christmas-Banner/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FQU/UPQI/HAQ35GCF/FQUUPQIHAQ35GCF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQU/UPQI/HAQ35GCF/FQUUPQIHAQ35GCF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQU/UPQI/HAQ35GCF/FQUUPQIHAQ35GCF.SMALL.jpg nicola.lynde A super easy to make banner for Christmas. God Jul is the Danish translation of Merry Christmas but this could easy be done in any language.  After creating a paper template I used extra think hand made Nepali felt to cut the letters out. I then used a blanket stitch to go around all the edges. Fin...
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Sun, 16 Dec 2012 00:51:45 PST
Make Recycled Gift Tags From Old Holiday Cards http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Recycled-Gift-Tags-From-Old-Holiday-Cards/
Make Recycled Gift Tags From Old Holiday Cards - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKJ/9GNL/HAOPQTJ7/FKJ9GNLHAOPQTJ7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKJ/9GNL/HAOPQTJ7/FKJ9GNLHAOPQTJ7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKJ/9GNL/HAOPQTJ7/FKJ9GNLHAOPQTJ7.SMALL.jpg Little Mom on the Prairie When I first got married, we did  not have a lot of money for the little things, like tags for presents. My husband's grandmother, Grandma Fuller, taught me how to make pretty Christmas gift tags, using old cards that had been mailed the year before! This is a very easy and cheap way to finish off y...
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Fri, 14 Dec 2012 11:45:09 PST
Gifts for Baby http://www.instructables.com/id/Gifts-for-Baby/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F99/R82P/HAOPQ8K8/F99R82PHAOPQ8K8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F99/R82P/HAOPQ8K8/F99R82PHAOPQ8K8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F99/R82P/HAOPQ8K8/F99R82PHAOPQ8K8.SMALL.jpg Penolopy Bulnick Don't know what to get for your little niece or nephew or even your grandchild?  Check out these great baby gifts!  Regardless of if you want something more practical or more fun, you'll find the best gift here!   *Remember, babies stick everything they grab in their mouths so make sure whatever yo...
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Thu, 13 Dec 2012 20:46:41 PST
Toilet Paper Roll Gift Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Toilet-Paper-Roll-Gift-Box/
Toilet Paper Roll Gift Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1I/TH7F/HANAQAZ7/F1ITH7FHANAQAZ7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1I/TH7F/HANAQAZ7/F1ITH7FHANAQAZ7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1I/TH7F/HANAQAZ7/F1ITH7FHANAQAZ7.SMALL.jpg Little Mom on the Prairie The holidays can tap you out, leaving you to have to be creative with your gift wrap! For small gifts, (or even a kind of Redneck Advent Calendar!) this is a super cheap DIY gift box made from an empty toilet paper roll. It is also a great way to use up those scraps of wrapping paper! Materials: To...
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Thu, 13 Dec 2012 13:40:56 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...
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Thu, 13 Dec 2012 10:45:14 PST
Emergency Chocolate Rations - Simple Holiday Gift http://www.instructables.com/id/Emergency-Chocolate-Rations-Simple-Holiday-Gift/
Emergency Chocolate Rations - Simple Holiday Gift - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQP/R7WY/HA4MDCWT/FQPR7WYHA4MDCWT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQP/R7WY/HA4MDCWT/FQPR7WYHA4MDCWT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQP/R7WY/HA4MDCWT/FQPR7WYHA4MDCWT.SMALL.jpg Printy Ever want to give a list of people gifts, but you don't have the time or money to give something meaningful to each person on your list? Or maybe you (like me) know of someone who really really likes chocolate, but uses it all at once and can't use it sparingly?  Here is ONE solution that will get ...
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Fri, 7 Dec 2012 13:24:18 PST
Carburetor Ornaments http://www.instructables.com/id/Carburetor-Ornaments/
Carburetor Ornaments - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYN/PFUF/HABDG9AF/FYNPFUFHABDG9AF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYN/PFUF/HABDG9AF/FYNPFUFHABDG9AF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYN/PFUF/HABDG9AF/FYNPFUFHABDG9AF.SMALL.jpg backyardengineer The Carburetor Christmas Ornament is the perfect thing for a tree.  It is a unique piece that I am sure that nobody else on your block has:)  To make this item you have to start with a 2cycle carburetor as anything larger would be kinda heavy for the tree to hold up.   The tools Required are:  Phi...
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Wed, 5 Dec 2012 18:04:47 PST
Christmas Hand Painted Sign http://www.instructables.com/id/Christmas-Hand-Painted-Sign/
Christmas Hand Painted Sign - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFG/JX6Q/HABDGA9Y/FFGJX6QHABDGA9Y.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFG/JX6Q/HABDGA9Y/FFGJX6QHABDGA9Y.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFG/JX6Q/HABDGA9Y/FFGJX6QHABDGA9Y.SMALL.jpg The Antique Craftsman Hello again, I told you I'd be back. Here's another simple Christmas Decoration for your viewing and crafting pleasure. I wanted to make a Christmas sign, and after browsing around the internet for some inspiration I came across this picture The saying is from, as you know, Home Alone. Me and the w...
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Wed, 5 Dec 2012 17:52:12 PST
DIY: Christmas Stocking Holder http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Christmas-Stocking-Holder/
DIY: Christmas Stocking Holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8S/SSFG/HA5M71FV/F8SSSFGHA5M71FV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8S/SSFG/HA5M71FV/F8SSSFGHA5M71FV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8S/SSFG/HA5M71FV/F8SSSFGHA5M71FV.SMALL.jpg The Antique Craftsman Today I'll be making a Christmas Stocking Holder using old drawer knobs. I saw a picture of one of these in the magazine 'The Country Sampler', and knew it was right up our alley. This picture is the finished product. Looks neat huh? Well let's make it! First thing I did was gather up some knobs fo...
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Sat, 1 Dec 2012 17:47:39 PST
DIY Hama Snowflakes http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Hama-Snowflakes/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FVG/6PJ4/H9T4M2K3/FVG6PJ4H9T4M2K3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVG/6PJ4/H9T4M2K3/FVG6PJ4H9T4M2K3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVG/6PJ4/H9T4M2K3/FVG6PJ4H9T4M2K3.SMALL.jpg nicola.lynde As soon as I saw this pin I knew it was the perfect excuse to let my inner 10 year old loose on a bunch of Hama beads. I always see the mini beads in the craft store and have to stop myself with the 'what will you actually do with them?' reasoning. Not this weekend, I knew exactly what purpose they ...
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Wed, 28 Nov 2012 23:34:51 PST
The Charlie Brown Christmas Tree http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Charlie-Brown-Christmas-Tree/
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Sun, 25 Nov 2012 15:19:07 PST