So cute and clever, this half-eaten gingerbread man is actually a quick little project that requires very little sewing.
Pottery Barn sells a multi-panel mirror that clocks in at 700 bananas. Mikael did a DIY version for---drum roll, please--60 dollars. The outcome is very hard to distinguish from the original. If you'd like to make one for yourself, just make a trip to Lowes with this list in hand:
During the spare times that I have throughout the day, you can bet your money that I am either rummaging through a furniture catalog or scouting for home decor deals online. One day, I stumbled into the David Stark Christmas Collection on West Elm. I spotted this beautiful Christmas tree figure, an ornament that you would use to decorate your chimney or desk. My jaws dropped when I realized that the original price of it was $99. Images of...
Enough of Christmas aleady! Dudecraft got my creative juices flowing today with this post of a round floor covering made from recycled, old belts. Frankly, I think these are brand new belts made to look vintage. Old belts would be very wavy.
This can be done, however. I've made all sorts of things with belts. One summer I volunteered at our State Fair to help out in a booth that did some amazing leathercrafting. Now this is something I can use! Check out the leather floor tiles
All I want for Christmas is some extreme holiday bokeh! Though not always easy to capture (here's some tips), when one gets it right, string lights are simple some of the most amazing things to place (or not!) in one's depth of field.
Gizmodo has assembled 107 beautiful photos of the phenomenon.
Face it: Nobody's fooled by the fake wax "dripping" from the bulb of those plastic candle things that your grandma has put in her window every year since she bought them in 1953. But, they've lasted that long, so they're pretty cool in my book, and they deserve a fresh update.
- Electric Candleabra
There are all sorts of thoughts on the environmental impact of choosing real Christmas trees or artificial ones...most of what I've seen chooses real ones, though if you've already a synthetic one, you should continue to use it.
But here's another take all together: "Chinese designers decided to take an entirely different approach to celebrate the holiday, crafting a huge tree from 1,000 Heineken bottles. The massive sculpture is currently...
I think Creature Comforts wins my very, very unofficial award for best DIY holiday projects this year. Nearly every day of the yuletide work week this December, they've offered some very fine holiday how-tos, many with free printable patterns and art, as well as all kinds of free alternative gift wrap options and gift tags.
So, to give Ez and crew a final round of applause, one more great project from Creature Comforts: DIY Origami Box Ornaments...
After all the ruckus of Chirstmas is over and it's just you and your boo, or you and your kids, or just you snuggling under a blanket, there's no better way to unwind than firing up a Christmas movie. Wether you'll be streaming off the internets, visiting the movie rental store or channel surfing here are 25 Christmas movies to keep in mind. The Chicago Tribune dubs them the 'Top 25'.
- Santa Claus, The Movie (1985)