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Homemade Holidays Winners Announced Answered

Instructables and CRAFT Magazine are happy to announce the winners of the Homemade Holidays Contest!

While most people are out there trying to buy the perfect item, many of you were working to make the perfect gift and we love you for it. The personal touch of a handmade gift shows your creativity, and how much you care.

Once again we were delighted by the variety of Instructables that were submitted. The entries just keep getting better and better -- just one look at the winners here shows that!

Even though there are first, second, and third prizes, all of these Instructables deserve a look. Be sure to leave comments and pictures so the authors know how much you appreciate their hard work!


First Prize Winners
The authors of these Instructables win a CRAFT Boxed Gift Set, an Instructables robot T-shirt, a CRAFT T-shirt, and a laser-cut Robot holiday ornament. (in alphabetical order)



Second Prize Winners
The authors of these Instructables win a one-year subscription to CRAFT Magazine, an Instructables robot T-shirt, a CRAFT T-shirt, and a laser-cut Robot holiday ornament. (in alphabetical order)


Third Prize Winners
The authors of these Instructables win CRAFT: Volume 5 and a laser-cut Robot holiday ornament. Due to a tie, there are 11 winners instead of 10. (in alphabetical order)




Slideshow/Video Prize Winners
The authors of these Instructables win CRAFT: Volume 5 and a laser-cut Robot holiday ornament. (in alphabetical order)



Thank you to all the judges: arwen, natalie, ewilhelm, randofo, canida, rachel, reno_dakota, noahw, fungus amungus , and nagutron.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

12 years ago

Hey, I won! ... scrolls ... So did Kitewife!

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GorillazMiko
GorillazMiko

Reply 12 years ago

I realized that you did win, 2 times!
Congratulations, you get all the stuff, and I sit here.
In the corner.

Sulking.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 12 years ago

Time there is still, youngling.

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GorillazMiko
GorillazMiko

Reply 12 years ago

Yeah, but I can't really think of great ideas. I work really hard, but I don't get much. Well, I got a patch and stickers for helping out the community, but those Robot T-shirts... ahhhh!!!! You must have like 3, or something. You won two times in this contest... lucky. I will have to try harder.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 12 years ago

Carry a notepad around with you, jot down any ideas that occur to you.

(Oh, and it's five shirts, plus a Leatherman and several patches)

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Gjdj3
Gjdj3

Reply 12 years ago

Kiteman, you have a lot of instructables stuff. (I'm jealous), But anyway, nice job!

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ERNesbitt
ERNesbitt

Reply 12 years ago

I use Freemind an open source mind mapping software to keep track and categorize my random ideas and to-do lists. It's easy to shuffle things around and re-categorize my ideas. Lots of times little seemingly stupid individual ideas can become one really big stupid idea. And sometimes, with enough mediocre, bad, or really strange ideas a true gem stands out.

But, it's the same concept as the notepad... just keep track of your ideas (good, bad or indifferent) and you'll be amazed at what you can come up with. Sometimes the perfect catalyst for great ideas is a brain-dump.

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GorillazMiko
GorillazMiko

Reply 12 years ago

Thanks for rubbing it in, Kiteman.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 12 years ago

> big eejit grin < Like I said, there's loads of time yet - I've just celebrated my second year here.

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ll.13
ll.13

Reply 12 years ago

....If you delete any of the Instructables you'll have to hand it back. =P

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CameronSS
CameronSS

Reply 12 years ago

Shut up.

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Bran
Bran

Reply 12 years ago

I find that ideas just come naturally - I can't take ideas that are being forced upon me.

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GorillazMiko
GorillazMiko

Reply 12 years ago

Same here. I like to think of something, then make it. I have a cool Instructable I am thinking of making right now, but I'm not sure if I'll post it, I might though, it'll be up soon (hopefully).

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 12 years ago

Go for it! If in doubt, post!

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zachninme
zachninme

Reply 12 years ago

Is that legal?

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 12 years ago

Legal, shmegal - it was her work, and she'll be reading the Craft magazine.

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T3h_Muffinator
T3h_Muffinator

Reply 12 years ago

WHOA?! WHO IS KITEWIFE?!

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T3h_Muffinator
T3h_Muffinator

Reply 12 years ago

err... sorry about the caps

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 12 years ago

Kitewife is Mrs Kiteman - she made the scarf, all I did was take a video of the end result. She gets the Craft magazine.

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ERNesbitt
ERNesbitt

Reply 12 years ago

Heh. Me, too. Congrats!

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

12 years ago

Hoorah for the winners, and W00T! for Kiteman, two wins LOL, and for me :
D'oh!
D'oh!

D'oh!

D'oh!

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yngla
yngla

12 years ago

*happy*
Thanks a bunch. Lots of really great instructables in this contest!

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ll.13
ll.13

12 years ago

Well done winnners!

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Very Keri
Very Keri

12 years ago

Congratulations everyone! Even if you didn't win, there were so many good instructables to pick from, I know the judges had their hands full! Personally, I favorited about 50 of these projects and I never did get to look at all of them. Gonna go make my own robot ornament now, I'll be sure to post it. :P

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The Uber Maker
The Uber Maker

12 years ago

Well, my spirits are crushed :( But I guess you can't expect to win with your first Instructable. Altough it would have been nice. I'll probably enter again some other time.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

12 years ago

Way to go all......there's some really great stuff in there :-)

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Ora
Ora

12 years ago

Catch a real fallen star links to the Chinese Dragon FYI

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Brennn10
Brennn10

12 years ago

Congratulations everyone!

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Bran
Bran

12 years ago

Great job everyone!

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Tool Using Animal
Tool Using Animal

12 years ago

Several of the images link to instructables different from the titles.

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GorillazMiko
GorillazMiko

Reply 12 years ago

Ha! I just tried it, and it does take you to something else... strange..

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GorillazMiko
GorillazMiko

12 years ago

Dang... oh well. Congrats to everybody, I was waiting for this all day at school!