DIY Christmas Tree Home Decor

by Gare Bear

created at: 2009/12/23

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...

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DIY: Leather Rug and Tiles Made From Old Belts

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

created at: 2009/12/23

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

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Holiday How-To: DIY Yarn Candleabras.

by Chris Gardner

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.

Katie Runnels

So, try this one from artist Katie Runnels of the Constant Gatherer. A vintage -abra, some yarn, and some very festive handmade-ish decor.

Materials:

  • Electric Candleabra
  • Y...

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Christmas Tree Made of 1,000 Beer Bottles.

by Chris Gardner

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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...

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Holiday How-To: Origami Box Ornaments.

by Chris Gardner

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...

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Top 25 Christmas Movies

by DIY Maven

Billy Bob Thornton is so bad he's good as a department store Santa with a wandering eye, a foul mouth and a drinking problem. The movie is full of cringe-worthy moments but Thornton plays his Santa so bad, you can't look away.

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'.

  1. Santa Claus, The Movie (1985)
  2. Tim...

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