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Caution! Christmas Light Safety Tips.

By: Chrisjob Dec 09, 2008

Whether they're outside, inside, or perhaps a bit of both, Christmas lights are connected to your home circuit, and as with anything, especially those outside, you gots to be safe.

Here's a few tips from Suite101 to keep the fires in the yule logs and the shocks on your face when you open the perfect gift.

•    Leaving lights on while not at home
•    Christmas Tree Advice
•    Extension Cords
•    Stringing lights together
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The Tea Bag Coffin.

By: Chrisjob Dec 09, 2008

"Where do tea bags go to die?" Your saucer? Napkin? Awkward pile with sugar packets on table?

Nope, says Jonas Trampedach. Give it a proper burial where it belongs, under your teacup.

Clever, useful, and just macabre enough.

RIP.

Via.

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Recycled Bike Tire Wreath: Mock Tutorial

By: Modhomeecteacher Dec 09, 2008

created on: 12/09/08

This recycled wreath project (super easy and cheap) is only a reenactment of one of the very first DIY homeowner projects I pulled off successfully.Continue Reading

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How to make a bow like the pros.

By: Diy maven Dec 09, 2008

Nashville Wraps Community is a site dedicated to people who take wrapping and packaging very seriously. Giving their professional secrets away is just one reason to take a peek at their fount of information. Case in point: their gift bow and pew bow tutorial. The gift bow comes at the most gift-giving time of year, and the pew bow is worthy of a 'favorite' for any upcoming weddings in the new year.

To make a gift bow, you'll need 4Continue Reading

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How to have yourself a tacky little Christmas.

By: Diy maven Dec 09, 2008

Christmas gives everyone the license to be tacky, even if they aren’t the other 364 days of the year. So, if you’d like to wallow in the inelegant side of the holiday, here’s some perfect how-to’s that’ll have your friends wonder what the heck has happened to your taste level. (By the way, the authors of these how-to’s have labeled them ‘tacky’ themselves, so no aspersions are being cast here.)

The Dry Cleaner Bag Wreath. To make it, you’llContinue Reading

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Flat and Functional Furniture

By: Diy maven Dec 09, 2008

buroJet’s Plano collection looks like funky art, but it’s only art when it’s not being furniture, which, by the way, takes up no floor space. A very interesting concept that would be fun to try to DIY! Via.

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How To: Whip Up a Minimalist Christmas Star

By: Modhomeecteacher Dec 08, 2008

created on: 12/09/08

It could be an expensive work of art, but it's not. Read about the origin of this star and how simply you can make your own Minimalist Christmas star at OunoDesign, the blog of two very creative designers from British Columbia.  Once you see their work, you'll understand why they consider themselves artisans with modern sensiblity.  And just look at the modern patchwork throws they've made with silk scarves from the 60's and 70's.....Continue Reading

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2 Cheap, Stealable Holiday Ideas From Domino

By: Lilybee Dec 08, 2008

created on: 12/08/08

A bauble chandelier; cheap, pretty and super effective. Actually, my dining room light may have to stay like this year 'round. Continue Reading

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DIYable Coffee Table Bookshelf

By: Diy maven Dec 08, 2008

The inspiration for Matt Carr's ingenious biblioteca bookshelf came from two found vintage coffee tables which he reconfigured into a bookshelf. His very cool 44 x 37 x 11" creation will set you back $725, but I'm thinking if you have or come across some unwanted coffee tables (a note for your next Good Will shopping trip) you could get handy with a saw and make one of your own. Maybe use some dowels to hold the feet to the table below andContinue Reading

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Do a Mountain Dew Christmas Tree

By: Diy maven Dec 08, 2008

Start saving your 'Dew cans and next year you could have enough to make this very unique Christmas tree. It comes to us courtesy of Quiltville's in-box. They have no idea who the maker is or how, specifically, it was made, but the pictures show the process fairly well. The guess is you'd need some PVC pipe, wire, a drill, a Christmas tree stand, about 379 Mountain Dew cans, some lights--of course--and a 2 liter bottle for the angle on top.

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