The Best Christmas Light Show Video Ever

by DIY Maven

The Best Christmas Light Show Video Ever

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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We Wish You a Tacky Christmas

by DIY Maven

This is the time of year when your neighbors can exercise their god-given right to be tacky, and there’s not a thing you can do about it.

The Snow Globe Phenomenon

We Wish You a Tacky Christmas

This pimple popped up down the street from me, and although I wouldn’t necessarily choose to erect one in my yard, there’s something about it that makes me smile when I drive by. It probably has something to do with the ever-constant swirling snow inside, which will cease to be...

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Cheap Christmas Decorating: Gift Wrapped Door

by DIY Maven

Cheap Christmas Decorating: Gift Wrapped Door

Although we don’t see it often up in the northland–probably because of the snowstorms and such–I’ve heard down south it’s quite popular to gift wrap your front door for the holidays.

A novice at door-wrapping, I consulted the experts. Here’s a blow by blow to get the job done.

Supplies Needed

The same stuff you’d use to wrap a present, only more of them. Although, the instructions I found made a point of stating that it’s...

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Elegant Outdoor Luminaries: Free

by DIY Maven

Elegant Outdoor Luminaries: Free

What You Need

Plastic bucket or empty-ice cream pail

Small plastic jar or storage container

Stones, marbles, etc for weight

Votives or tea lights

Cold weather, or a freezer if you live in warmer climes

What You Need to Do

1. Place smaller container in center of pail

2. Place rocks, marbles, etc. in smaller container for weight

3. Fill larger pail with water until it reaches 1 inch or so from rim of center container

4. Place bucket outside in freezing...

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Mini Modern Artwork for the Frugal Collector ($20)

by Alicia Lacy
Mini Modern Artwork for the Frugal Collector ($20)

 
  
While paging through this month's edition of Real Simple magazine, I came upon this gem...www.tinyshowcase.com.
 
This website features a community of artists who post one original piece of mini artwork every Tuesday. Each print sells for about $20, and is approximately 4 x 6 inches. What's more is that a percentage of each print sold goes to a charity of the artist's choosing. They have a gallery of several pieces from the past, and this week's...

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The Fix Its: DIY Magnetic Flower Vases

by Bruno Bornsztein

Our DIY magnetic flower vases
Alicia found these great magnetic flower vases that amaze your dinner guests by balancing implausibly on the table-top. Unfortunately, the price tag was also implausible ($42 dollars!).

 
So, in true Curbly fashion, we decided to do it ourselves. Here's the video, details and links are below.

 
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For those of you who want to try this at home, here's what we ended up buying, and some tips to get you started:

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