Handmade Hanukkah: Inspiring DIY Hanukkah Decorations

by Creativejewishmom

Handmade Hanukkah: Inspiring DIY Hanukkah Decorations

Hi everyone, it's me Sara of creativejewishmom.com back again with some inspiring ideas for DIY Hanukkah decorations. If you'd like to read a little about the history of Hanukkah, please see my post from yesterday here. Or continue reading for a bunch of crafty DIY ideas that could easily keep you busy all year!

Hanukkah decorations? What would that be exactly? Between you and me, it could be anything that brings you joy! Not to pop anyone's...

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Curbly Recession Busters: 5 Gifts for a Buy-Nothing Christmas

by DIY Maven

Curbly Recession Busters: 5 Gifts for a Buy-Nothing Christmas

Still haven't gotten around to your Christmas or Hanukkah shopping yet? Don't. Instead, you might want to consider opting for a recession-busting, buy-nothing holiday. However, just because you don't buy anything doesn't mean you wouldn’t be giving your loved-ones gifts. For example...

  1. For Mom: Make housework coupons. (Here's a free printable that could work.)
  2. For Dad: Paint a picture of something meaningful.
  3. For Your Girlfriend: Make...

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Make A Personalised House Of Cards

by Lilybee

The Eames House Of Cards is a series of interlocking cards depicting what Charles called 'The good stuff',

created on: 11/28/08

first produced in 1952, they're still available today, find them at the Curiosity Shoppe for $35. If you have an MCM lover on you list they're pretty much perfect.

OR you could make some depicting your very own good stuff. There's a tutorial over at Design*Sponge to do just that.

You'll need:

  • 32 images that you love
  • a printer
  • 3 sheets of photo quality ink jet paper

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Make Teacup Candles

by Lilybee

Teacups with saucers make the world more ladylike and dainty and thus brilliant. If you combine teacups and saucers and candles you get either a tea party waiting for a place to happen or these:

created on: 11/20/08

Teacup Candles! Guest blogger Kate over at Design*Sponge made these lovely little fellows.  So cute, and I think they might be what ModHomeEcTeacher was talking about in her post about repurposing thrift store stuff to make gifts.

Here's what...

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How To 'Make' Soap Cupcakes

by Lilybee

created on: 11/18/08

I love the idea of making soap but am totally scared off by the complex-science-molten-fat part. These cupcakes are super easy to do, as technically you reshape soap as opposed to making it.

Before we start I have to say that I know the 'icing' on these is pretty lame, certainly no Bakerella creation, but that is more to do with me than the technique. I am infamously horrible at cake decoration. Every cupcake I've ever made has looked...

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7 Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas

by DIY Maven

7 Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas

Maybe you haven’t had time to shop, or maybe a lack of funds has made braving the holiday shopping experience less than fun, or maybe you just don’t know what to buy those hard to buy for types. Don’t worry. Take a deep breath, read the list below and maybe you’ll find the perfect last minute gifts. Bonus: They’re more personal than the ubiquitous ‘gift card’ AND some don’t cost a thing!

  • Offer that favorite couple a free night of your babysitting...

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Modern Christmas Gift Ideas for Under 50 Bucks!

by DIY Maven

If you have a fan of everything modern on your Christmas list and need some gift-giving ideas, you might want to check out Mod Livin’s Under $100 Gift Shop, but don’t worry, there’s plenty to choose from closer to $50. And what’s great is there’s something for everybody! Here’s just a sampling:

Jonathan Adler Gloss Lantern Vase, $44 + $7.95 shipping.

Modern Christmas Gift Ideas for Under 50 Bucks!

Flensted Flowing Rhythm Mobile, $45 + $4.95 shipping.

Coink Piggy Bank, $38 + $6.95 shipping.

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