Instructables: exploring - living - christmas - featured http://www.instructables.com Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:58:02 PST BLOX v1.01 Christmas Tree Napkin Fold http://www.instructables.com/id/Christmas-Tree-Napkin-Fold/
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Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:53:31 PST
Homemade Christmas-Gift Key Fob http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Christmas-Gift-Key-Fob/
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Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:01:44 PST
Charlie Brown's Christmas Tree http://www.instructables.com/id/Charlie-Browns-Christmas-Tree-1/
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Wed, 10 Dec 2014 07:46:51 PST
CHRISTMAS COOKIE PLATE http://www.instructables.com/id/CHRISTMAS-COOKIE-PLATE/
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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:42:49 PST
Poinsettia Christmas Card http://www.instructables.com/id/Poinsettia-Christmas-Card/
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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 20:28:58 PST
Christmas JOY Decoration http://www.instructables.com/id/Christmas-JOY-Decoration/
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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 04:22:02 PST
Deck the Halls with Paper! 3D Snowflakes, Paper Chains, Advent Calendar and More! http://www.instructables.com/id/Deck-the-Halls-with-Paper-3D-Snowflakes-Paper-Chai/
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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 07:03:01 PST
Atomic Snowflakes http://www.instructables.com/id/Atomic-Snowflakes/
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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 16:00:35 PST
Rugby Stocking http://www.instructables.com/id/Rugby-Stocking/
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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 12:23:15 PST
Creating Custom Gift Wrap http://www.instructables.com/id/Creating-Custom-Gift-Wrap/
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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 11:44:32 PST
Baby Groot Christmas Tree Ornament http://www.instructables.com/id/Baby-Groot-Christmas-Tree-Ornament/
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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 06:50:24 PST
Copper Ring Bird Ornament http://www.instructables.com/id/Copper-Ring-Bird-Ornament/
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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 08:05:14 PST
Ladder Christmas Tree http://www.instructables.com/id/Ladder-Christmas-Tree/
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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 14:52:43 PST
Lantern Corps Holiday Lights http://www.instructables.com/id/Lantern-Corps-Holiday-Lights/
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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 14:07:32 PST
How to make a Snowflake Necklace http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Snowflake-Necklace/
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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 08:03:07 PST
Gingerbread Lady http://www.instructables.com/id/Gingerbread-Lady/
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Sat, 13 Dec 2014 08:38:13 PST
DIY Ornaments for your Christmas Tree! http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Ornaments-for-your-Christmas-Tree/
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Sun, 14 Dec 2014 14:37:42 PST
Woven Woollen Christmas Stars http://www.instructables.com/id/Woven-Woollen-Christmas-Stars/
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Sun, 14 Dec 2014 12:24:32 PST
Reindeer in the airplane http://www.instructables.com/id/Reindeer-in-the-airplane/
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Sun, 14 Dec 2014 05:03:06 PST
Illuminati Christmas Card http://www.instructables.com/id/Illuminati-Christmas-Card/
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Sun, 14 Dec 2014 06:44:31 PST
Winter Scene Bauble Ornament http://www.instructables.com/id/Winter-Scene-Bauble-Ornament/
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Sat, 13 Dec 2014 10:28:34 PST
Paper Icicles for Frozen Ceiling Decoration http://www.instructables.com/id/Paper-Icicles-for-Frozen-Ceiling-Decoration/
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Fri, 12 Dec 2014 15:14:25 PST
Majestic Upcycled Christmas wreath http://www.instructables.com/id/Majestic-Upcycled-Christmas-reef/
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Thu, 11 Dec 2014 19:47:56 PST
Bottled Christmas Tree http://www.instructables.com/id/Bottled-Christmas-Tree/
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Thu, 11 Dec 2014 18:49:40 PST
How to Make String Ornaments http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-String-Ornaments/
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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/
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Wed, 10 Dec 2014 13:14:36 PST
how to make salt dough ornaments http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-make-salt-dough-ornaments/
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Wed, 10 Dec 2014 13:48:54 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
Snowflake stamps http://www.instructables.com/id/Snowflake-stamps/
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Wed, 10 Dec 2014 10:10:11 PST
Make a Metal Holiday Tree! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Metal-Holiday-Tree/
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Tue, 9 Dec 2014 15:30:21 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
Zombie Gingerbread Ornament http://www.instructables.com/id/Zombie-Gingerbread-Ornament/
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Mon, 8 Dec 2014 19:40:09 PST
Totoro Ornament http://www.instructables.com/id/Totoro-Ornament/
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By: MsSweetSatisfaction

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Mon, 8 Dec 2014 13:47:11 PST
TUTORIAL: Advent Calendar Christmas Tree Garland http://www.instructables.com/id/TUTORIAL-Advent-Calendar-Christmas-Tree-Garland/
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Mon, 8 Dec 2014 05:48:12 PST
String Doll Snow Angel http://www.instructables.com/id/String-Doll-Snow-Angel/
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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
Twinkling Christmas Tree Card http://www.instructables.com/id/Twinkling-Christmas-Tree-Card/
Twinkling Christmas Tree Card - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FM7/2V1Y/I3BH7HPJ/FM72V1YI3BH7HPJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM7/2V1Y/I3BH7HPJ/FM72V1YI3BH7HPJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM7/2V1Y/I3BH7HPJ/FM72V1YI3BH7HPJ.SMALL.gif YuKonstruct This project was created for YuKonstruct's Chibitronics Build Night and uses a Chibitronics effects sticker and three LED stickers. The effect sticker has three pads: + and – for power and a signal pad that generates the pattern. The signal pad is pre-programmed to switch between + and -, which caus...
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Fri, 5 Dec 2014 23:46:57 PST
DIY Christmas Candles http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Christmas-Candles/
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By: PaperChaser

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Fri, 5 Dec 2014 20:23:00 PST
Personalized Lights http://www.instructables.com/id/Personalized-Lights/
Personalized Lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSF/ZG5N/I395SB3M/FSFZG5NI395SB3M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSF/ZG5N/I395SB3M/FSFZG5NI395SB3M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSF/ZG5N/I395SB3M/FSFZG5NI395SB3M.SMALL.jpg Brooklyntonia A few years back when my husband and I were poor college students and only had a house plant and craft supplies to decorate for Christmas, I decided to make our one string of lights a bit more interesting. All you need are printed images, scissors and tape to make the lights on your tree uniquely yo...
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Wed, 3 Dec 2014 20:08:54 PST
How to Make 6-Pointed Paper Snowflakes http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-6-Pointed-Paper-Snowflakes/
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By: ReadsInTrees

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Tue, 10 Nov 2009 08:56:25 PST
Paper Trees http://www.instructables.com/id/Paper-Trees/
Paper Trees - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2O/LQCH/I38SBWJJ/F2OLQCHI38SBWJJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2O/LQCH/I38SBWJJ/F2OLQCHI38SBWJJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2O/LQCH/I38SBWJJ/F2OLQCHI38SBWJJ.SMALL.jpg Hofkissed These gorgeous trees are easy to make, but look like they took you hours! Easy-peasy holiday decor in minutes. What you need... PaperScissorsTrimmer (optional) - to trim your paper into squares.The smallest square I've used is 4"x4" and the largest is 12"x12". Fold your square... Fold your sq...
By: Hofkissed

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Wed, 3 Dec 2014 10:20:22 PST
Christmas Angel http://www.instructables.com/id/Christmas-Angel-1/
Christmas Angel - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAP/Q9WU/I376U861/FAPQ9WUI376U861.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAP/Q9WU/I376U861/FAPQ9WUI376U861.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAP/Q9WU/I376U861/FAPQ9WUI376U861.SMALL.jpg IamGutter Over the last several years as my family has taken our traditional Christmas Eve drive to look at light displays, there has always been one display that caught the attention of my wife. It was a silhouette angel, wings and arms spread and casting a beautiful glow from behind. This angel brought to...
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Tue, 2 Dec 2014 20:12:12 PST
Paper Star Ornament http://www.instructables.com/id/Paper-Star-Ornament/
Paper Star Ornament - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRL/0W9Y/I3DQGBQ9/FRL0W9YI3DQGBQ9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRL/0W9Y/I3DQGBQ9/FRL0W9YI3DQGBQ9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRL/0W9Y/I3DQGBQ9/FRL0W9YI3DQGBQ9.SMALL.jpg tomatoskins These stars are based on German Star Ornaments (Strohsterne).Over the last few years, it's been one of my family traditions to go to the local German Christmas Market (Christkindlmarkt) to wander around, eat brats, and drink kinderpunsch. However this year the market was canceled due to reasons unkn...
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Wed, 3 Dec 2014 13:13:03 PST
Cheap silly Christmas sheep http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-silly-Christmas-sheep/
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By: Ruud van Koningsbrugge

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Wed, 3 Dec 2014 10:31:55 PST
Loading Message Card http://www.instructables.com/id/Loading-Message-Card/
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By: goldlego

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Tue, 2 Dec 2014 14:55:54 PST
Spider Bells! http://www.instructables.com/id/Spider-Bells/
Spider Bells! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEQ/74HA/I376RV0O/FEQ74HAI376RV0O.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEQ/74HA/I376RV0O/FEQ74HAI376RV0O.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEQ/74HA/I376RV0O/FEQ74HAI376RV0O.SMALL.jpg justjimAZ Here's a little project to add arachnids to your Yule. I used Brass colored, but green, red, and silver are readily available too.I decided to call the Spider BellsTo the Tune of "Silver Bells", and with my apologies...In your attic, in the garage Twisted holiday style Crawling out Some new beastie...
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Tue, 2 Dec 2014 12:38:03 PST
Family Papercraft: Winter Forest Advent Calender http://www.instructables.com/id/Family-Papercraft-Winter-Forest-Advent-Calender/
Family Papercraft: Winter Forest Advent Calender - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJR/0XUE/I34E0XYN/FJR0XUEI34E0XYN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJR/0XUE/I34E0XYN/FJR0XUEI34E0XYN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJR/0XUE/I34E0XYN/FJR0XUEI34E0XYN.SMALL.jpg Renard_Bleu Everybody loves the feeling of opening a little treat every day leading up to Christmas; our family is no exception. My wife has prepared several different types of calendars for me and girls in the past, and we decided to finally put one together for her; no one in the world is more deserving. I w...
By: Renard_Bleu

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Mon, 1 Dec 2014 09:45:37 PST
DIY Custom Holiday Stockings http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Custom-Holiday-Stockings/
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Sun, 30 Nov 2014 17:58:10 PST
Mini Fireplace - Upcycled Materials http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-Fireplace-Upcycled-Materials/
Mini Fireplace - Upcycled Materials - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEM/3X9Z/I34DWHPJ/FEM3X9ZI34DWHPJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEM/3X9Z/I34DWHPJ/FEM3X9ZI34DWHPJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEM/3X9Z/I34DWHPJ/FEM3X9ZI34DWHPJ.SMALL.jpg bagnitsch A fireplace can set a cozy mood in your room while giving off a "warm" glow. This miniature fire place does all of the above. Our home didn't come with a fireplace so I decided to build one to display during Christmas. This started out as a fish tank stand. Supplies Keep in mind everyone's firepl...
By: bagnitsch

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Sun, 30 Nov 2014 11:35:42 PST
Christmas tree peak http://www.instructables.com/id/Christmas-tree-peak/
Christmas tree peak - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FX4/5IM4/I34DWM7U/FX45IM4I34DWM7U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX4/5IM4/I34DWM7U/FX45IM4I34DWM7U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX4/5IM4/I34DWM7U/FX45IM4I34DWM7U.SMALL.jpg Ruud van Koningsbrugge Christmas peak made of tree, instead of a tree, or alternative decoration. All you need is a glue gun, a collection of branches about 1/2 inch thick, and some bows or vases to mold the peak on. Model With some tape I piled up a few bowls and a vase on top of each other. This is going to be the t...
By: Ruud van Koningsbrugge

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Sun, 30 Nov 2014 14:34:10 PST