Easter Rocks!

by Molly Mc

created at: 03/27/2012

I confess, I am not crafty. If it involves more than a 5 minute trip to Michael's, count me out. So when I saw Lindsay's Easter "Egg" Rocks, I thought this is a craft project right up my alley. See how easy they are to do.

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How-To: Make a Festive and Rustic Paper Garland

by Capree K

created at: 11/08/2010

During the Fall and Winter months, I tend to embrace my rustic side a bit more.  The idea of logs and woodsy things in my home no longer seems borderline-tacky, but slightly charming and a semi-effective way of bringing nature indoors in an attempt to fight the winter blues.  And speaking of fighting the winter blues, I think making this paper garland would be a great way to spend a drizzly and snowy afternoon (like today).  Are you with me?  Great!  Let's see what we'll need for a day of November crafting.  

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Meat Head.

by Chris Gardner

So, it's kinda like not being able to look away from a flaming car crash, but it'll still make you giggle.

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"Hubby discovered that whipped cream cheese (whip your own with a mixer) made wonderful "glue". Smear it all over a cheap skull then cover it with thin slices of meat (ham seems to look the best). The eyes are olives stuffed into martini onions." From Flickr.

Happy Halloween, hamfaces.

 

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How to Pick A Christmas Tree

by Lilybee

created on: 12/08/08

It's arguably the biggest Christmas decoration you'll put up and it'll be around for weeks, so how do you choose a good one? Well, according to professional forester Steve Nix, like this:

Perform a "freshness test" Take hold of a branch and pull your hand toward you, allowing the branch to slip through your fingers. Most, if not all, of the needles should stay on the tree.

Lifting and dropping the tree on a hard surface should not result in

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Have Yourself A Nordic Little Christmas

by Lilybee

Oh Scandinavia. Why you got to be so awesome?

Nordic folks know a thing or two about winter, what with 20 hours of darkness and months of temperatures that will kill you. They manage to say yahboo to the most rubbish of seasons with the best Christmas/winter decorations ever. And now, so can you... in two price ranges!

Ikea Light chain with three lights, $8.99

created on: 11/28/08

Elflugan Light, $201 (ex.tax)

created on: 11/28/08

 

Scandinavian design star light, $61.17 (ex. tax),

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Add Temporary Spookiness/Festiveness/Smushiness to Glass

by Lilybee

It turns out that glass cleaner takes stamp ink off of glass. Seems obvious I know, but after reading it over at Martha's I was all 'Huh, who knew?' and now I'm thinking  cobwebs on the windows for Halloween, holly on the eggnog bowl at our Santa Parade brunch, teeny hearts on candlesticks for Valentines... Well, the possibilities are endless.

All you do is clean up your glass, whip out your rubber stamps and ink and fire away. A spot of...

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DIY: Fabric Party Garland.

by Chris Gardner

created on: 09/01/08

Everyone loves the festive touch of hanging stuff from the ceiling. But the premade, disposable options are, well, disposable, and well, ugly. Handmade paper garlands are a much better option, but if you're making the effort, why not go all out and create a fabric option, which can be used again and again with no tearing, ripping, or crinking...well, maybe a little crinkling, but nothing a hot iron and a few seconds can't fix. And what a great...

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Modern Christmas Stockings

by DIY Maven

Stockings that are hung by the chimney with care are going modern, thanks to Unica Home. These delicious designs put a new retro spin on that old Christmas staple. Each sock is fabricated of hand-made felt, and instead of offering free monogramming on the cuffs, the designer, Ahna Holder, chose to personalize each sock with a teeny tiny picture frame. Now here’s the bad part: each sock will set you back 50 bucks. Ouch! But hey, they do provide...

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Star Light Star Bright, Let's Fold a Paper Star Tonight

by DIY Maven

I found instructions for these beautiful folded paper stars in an old magazine called The Workbasket. Not only were the directions indecipherable, the picture illustrations were misidentified. Although your first attempt might be a challenge, it’ll be worth it as the final product will impress your friends and family.

Use them to decorate your trees and presents for your holiday party, or hang them from your light fixtures for your New Years...

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Oh Tannenbaum With Hand Tools?

by DIY Maven

The other day, while cruising the aisles of my favorite Ace Hardware store, I came upon some very Curbly Christmas ornaments: miniature pewter hand tools. At about 9 bucks a piece, they’re perfect for the handyman or handywoman in the family.

Also available on-line at Gloria Duchin, the tiny-tools include a hammer, wrench, and circular saw, among others.

I envision a completely DIY themed Christmas tree. And for the garland, strung hex nuts...

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The Best Christmas Light Show Video Ever

by DIY Maven

Martin and Andrew Lindsay of Thornhill, Ontario are gods among men, as far as I’m concerned. By education, the duo may call themselves electronic, mechanical and electro-mechanical engineers. Yes, they’re smart. Really smart.

Every year they adorn their parents’ house with about 70,000 lights, which are synchronized to music that is broadcast over FM radio.

If you think the 400 hours they invest into the project is a waste of time, it isn’t. They...

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