Instructables: exploring - christmas - featured http://www.instructables.com Tue, 26 May 2015 05:32:31 PDT BLOX v1.01 Build a 7 Foot Nutcracker From Flower Pots http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-7-Foot-Nutcracker-From-Flower-Pots/
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Mon, 26 Jan 2015 09:29:42 PST
Reusable Gift Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Reusable-Gift-Box/
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Thu, 25 Dec 2014 02:33:50 PST
LED Backlit Pin-Hole Holiday Card http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Backlit-Pin-Hole-Holiday-Card/
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Fri, 26 Dec 2014 10:34:49 PST
DIY Mini Christmas Tree - gift for the young makers at home http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Mini-Christmas-Tree/
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Tue, 23 Dec 2014 15:40:41 PST
Wooden Cube in a sphere Christmas Bauble Tree Ornament http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Cube-in-a-sphere-Christmas-Bauble-Tree-Orna/
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Wed, 24 Dec 2014 02:35:56 PST
How to make a snowman penny slider Christmas card http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-snowman-penny-slider-Christmas-card/
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Tue, 23 Dec 2014 09:48:12 PST
Surprises in a candle http://www.instructables.com/id/Surprises-in-a-candle/
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Tue, 23 Dec 2014 09:15:02 PST
Christmas Fake Fireplace http://www.instructables.com/id/Christmas-Fake-Fireplace/
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Tue, 23 Dec 2014 01:37:14 PST
Decorate Christmas Tree with Papercraft http://www.instructables.com/id/Decorate-Christmas-Tree-with-Papercraft/
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Tue, 23 Dec 2014 05:50:27 PST
How To Make Harry Potter Ornaments http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-Harry-Potter-Ornaments/
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Mon, 22 Dec 2014 15:02:42 PST
Poké Ball Sequins Ornaments http://www.instructables.com/id/Poké-Ball-Sequins-Ornaments/
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Mon, 22 Dec 2014 18:59:09 PST
Fabric Christmas Tree http://www.instructables.com/id/Fabric-Christmas-Tree/
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Mon, 5 Dec 2011 11:47:05 PST
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle (TMNT) Sequins Ornament http://www.instructables.com/id/Teenage-Mutant-Ninja-Turtle-Sequins-Ornament/
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Sun, 21 Dec 2014 20:13:58 PST
How to make a Santa beard from dog hair http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Santa-beard-from-dog-hair/
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Sun, 21 Dec 2014 08:21:31 PST
Spooky Christmas Tree http://www.instructables.com/id/Spooky-Christmas-Tree/
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Sat, 20 Dec 2014 22:18:05 PST
Covered Christmas Advent Book (no sewing) http://www.instructables.com/id/Covered-Christmas-Advent-Book-no-sewing/
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Sat, 20 Dec 2014 05:30:12 PST
Christmas Sleigh Bell- Polymer clay (Fimo) http://www.instructables.com/id/Christmas-Sleigh-Bell-Polymer-clay-Fimo/
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Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:15:18 PST
DIY X-Wing Fighter Ornament http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-X-Wing-Fighter-Ornament/
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Fri, 19 Dec 2014 07:46:08 PST
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
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
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
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
Ladder Christmas Tree http://www.instructables.com/id/Ladder-Christmas-Tree/
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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 14:52:43 PST
Gingerbread Lady http://www.instructables.com/id/Gingerbread-Lady/
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Sat, 13 Dec 2014 08:38:13 PST
Christmas Tree Topper http://www.instructables.com/id/Christmas-Tree-Topper/
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Sun, 14 Dec 2014 14:12:54 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 Cairdy Crafts 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
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
Recycled Magazine Snowflake Ornaments http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycled-Magazine-Snowflake-Ornaments/
Recycled Magazine Snowflake Ornaments - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9Q/E6OZ/I3KBVH8W/F9QE6OZI3KBVH8W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9Q/E6OZ/I3KBVH8W/F9QE6OZI3KBVH8W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9Q/E6OZ/I3KBVH8W/F9QE6OZI3KBVH8W.SMALL.jpg Mark Montano Make glittery snowflakes from recycled magazine pages for your Christmas tree! Watch the quick video tutorial here! You'll need Wax paperGlitter White glue Magazine pages Americana Multi-Surface Satin in Gold and Silver Scissors Paintbrushes Pencil Thin ribbon Roll the paper Cut magazine p...
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Sat, 13 Dec 2014 07:25:41 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
Copper flowers just in time for the holidays (No welding or forging equipment needed) http://www.instructables.com/id/Copper-flowers-just-in-time-for-the-holidays-No-we/
Copper flowers just in time for the holidays (No welding or forging equipment needed) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMD/53YE/I3H4WBS2/FMD53YEI3H4WBS2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMD/53YE/I3H4WBS2/FMD53YEI3H4WBS2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMD/53YE/I3H4WBS2/FMD53YEI3H4WBS2.SMALL.jpg BudoBill So I made these flowers based on some of the work of the more talented people on this site, but lacking the equipment or know how to use a forge, I made a way everyone can make them using supplys that you can get at your local craft store.What you will need,* Copper sheet* Copper rods* Metal snips* ...
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Thu, 11 Dec 2014 11:13:39 PST
Laser Cut Holiday Ribbon & Garlands http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Holiday-Ribbon-Garlands/
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Wed, 10 Dec 2014 09:30:11 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
how to make salt dough ornaments http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-make-salt-dough-ornaments/
how to make salt dough ornaments - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ5/714G/I3GXAE8E/FJ5714GI3GXAE8E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ5/714G/I3GXAE8E/FJ5714GI3GXAE8E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ5/714G/I3GXAE8E/FJ5714GI3GXAE8E.SMALL.jpg jessyratfink Salt dough ornaments are quick and easy to make and they last forever! I'm pretty sure my mom still has some of my salt dough creations from elementary school. :DBest of all, you can make salt dough ornaments just from things you've got around the house, so they're a fantastic snow day project. I'v...
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Wed, 10 Dec 2014 13:48:54 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
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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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/
Totoro Ornament - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3I/4MTV/I3BHJONI/F3I4MTVI3BHJONI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3I/4MTV/I3BHJONI/F3I4MTVI3BHJONI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3I/4MTV/I3BHJONI/F3I4MTVI3BHJONI.SMALL.jpg MsSweetSatisfaction As a child I remember watching Totoro and being completely immersed in a world that constantly left me in awe. I loved the movie Totoro and honestly I probably watched the movie a few more time in a row than is fully sane.So with the holidays coming up I thought I needed a geeky ornament, while per...
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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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Sun, 7 Dec 2014 14:44:21 PST
Festive votive candle holder http://www.instructables.com/id/Festive-votive-candle-holder/
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Sun, 7 Dec 2014 10:18:02 PST
DIY Christmas Candles http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Christmas-Candles/
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Fri, 5 Dec 2014 20:23:00 PST
Alternative Christmas Trees http://www.instructables.com/id/Alternative-Christmas-Trees/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FEU/DDGD/HPEG8ISP/FEUDDGDHPEG8ISP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEU/DDGD/HPEG8ISP/FEUDDGDHPEG8ISP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEU/DDGD/HPEG8ISP/FEUDDGDHPEG8ISP.SMALL.jpg jessyratfink No time to buy and decorate a real Christmas tree? Sick of the wonky and dusty fake one in your basement? Try an alternative Christmas tree! :D We've collected some of our favorite alternative Christmas trees on Instructables in this guide - there's something for every skill level here! Alternative...
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Thu, 19 Dec 2013 23:22:36 PST
Personalized Lights http://www.instructables.com/id/Personalized-Lights/
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Wed, 3 Dec 2014 20:08:54 PST
how to make cinnamon ornaments http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-make-cinnamon-ornaments/
how to make cinnamon ornaments - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8R/WBII/I3BH6UTV/F8RWBIII3BH6UTV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8R/WBII/I3BH6UTV/F8RWBIII3BH6UTV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8R/WBII/I3BH6UTV/F8RWBIII3BH6UTV.SMALL.jpg jessyratfink Cinnamon ornaments are a cheap and easy holiday craft to do with kids. Plus, they make your house smell AWESOME. They make great gifts during the holidays, too!In this instructable I'll share my basic recipe for cinnamon ornaments and how to make them. I've left mine plain, but you can paint them, a...
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Thu, 4 Dec 2014 09:47:15 PST