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5 Decorative Christmas Jar Projects to Decorate Your Home Frugally

Finally it’s autumn, and we’re heading fast for winter. I love summer as much as the next gal, but I have to admit that in many ways, I am a winter person. Yard work and gardening have their appeal during the spring and summer, but in the fall and winter, I can cozy up by [...]

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15 Fun Ugly Christmas Sweaters You Can Easily DIY

It never fails…every Christmas season my daughter wants an ugly Christmas sweater. She just gets so much joy out of wearing them and I always have so much fun looking for those festive sweaters and sweatshirts in stores. This year, I thought that maybe we would make her ugly Christmas sweater, and then I thought [...]

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25 DIY Garland Ideas To Dress Up Your Home This Holiday Season

The holiday decorating season is nearly among us and I could not be more excited. I started weeks ago making so many DIY Christmas ornaments and decorations. I typically make a lovely garland for my front porch from fresh evergreen and a few red bows and berries. When I started gathering supplies this year, I [...]

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35 Easy DIY Christmas Stockings You Can Make In A Jiffy {Free Patterns}

Do you hang stockings? Whether you have a mantel and you add them for that old fashioned Christmas feel or you just use hangers to hold those Christmas socks to fill with candy and toys, buying stockings every year can get expensive. I know people who use the same stockings over and over every year [...]

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20 DIY Aprons With Free Patterns That Will Keep You Fashionable

One of my favorite places to be is in the kitchen. I love cooking and baking and spend so much time in my kitchen. Of course, with all of that cooking comes quite a few messes, mostly on my clothes. Biscuits, pies and cakes tend to end up all over me no matter how careful [...]

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70 Christmas Cookie Recipes to Bring a Taste of Joy to Your Holiday Season

One of my favorite things about Christmas is the cookies. My kids and I have always baked Christmas cookies for Santa, for enjoying ourselves and for giving away as gifts. I’ve made so many different versions of Christmas cookies over the years that it is sometimes difficult to choose which one I’m making each season. [...]

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15 Creatively Festive DIY Planters That Bring A Welcoming Feel To Your Front Porch

Have you started decorating for the holidays? Honestly, I can’t wait until Halloween is over so that I can get started on my Christmas decorating. Of course, I don’t put my tree up this soon, but I do start thinking about my indoor and outdoor decorations, which has led me to consider different ways to [...]

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30 Festive Gifts In A Jar Recipes That Make The Perfect Holiday Gift

One of my favorite things about the Christmas season is seeing just how many homemade gifts I can make. In today’s hectic and mostly technology based world, I think it’s a nice change to add some homemade goodness to the holidays. On that note, I have been obsessed with cookies in a jar for years. [...]

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25 Gorgeously Crafty Painted Glass Projects You Need To Try Today

Have you ever painted glass? This is such a fun craft and one that creates such beautiful décor for your home. Painted glass is pretty easy and it makes a wonderful gift. If you have never tried it, now is the time. I’ve found 25 of the most creative and gorgeous glass painting projects that [...]

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10 Easy To Sew DIY Lunch Bags And Pouches For Kids And Adults

With so many food allergies these days, it has become really common for kids to take their lunches to school. Many adults also pack a lunch every day to help cut the costs of eating out every day. If you send your kids to school with a homemade lunch or take one yourself, I have [...]

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Incrementing 7 Segment Value Using Push Butoon With 8051

In this project we are going to increment seven segment display value using push button with 8051 microcontroller. Software Used: As we are showing proteus simulation so FOR CODING AND SIMULATION YOU REQUIRED:1 Keil uvision: Their are lots of product from keil. so you will be required c51 compile...
By: embedotronics

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Easy Dream Catcher

This is an easy project for kids to do, with just a little bit of adult supervision. I developed it for my grade 5 students a number of years ago and it continues be a popular project. Students can alternate the beads, change their shapes and colours and add a variety of feathers to make individual ...
By: NScott70

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Robot Didactique V1.0

Ce projet de robot didactique comprend : Châssis de robot avec 2 moteurs + une roue folle Carte arduino UnoModule Bluetouth HC-06Module L298Résistance 1000 ohms et 2000 ohms 1 Buzzer1 coupleur de 6 piles R6 de 1.5 VoltsFils électrique Câblage du module L298N et du buzzer Câbler le module L298N av...
By: electronicien1

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DIY Soldering Fume Extractor With Articulated Arm

Like many of you I love building things. For me that means that I spend a lot of time soldering. It is advised to solder in a well ventilated area because of the fumes. When simply opening a window is not an option you can try to extract as much of the solder fumes as possible by using a fume extrac...
By: ThomasBuildThis

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Worry Dolls

When life's worries become too much to handle yourself, let these Worry Dolls help! Make one for each of your worries, tell it your problems and place it underneath your pillow at night. The Worry Doll will take over the worrying for you and allow you a peaceful night's sleep.These tiny little Worry...
By: Shania S

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DIY Watercolor Christmas Card Tutorial / Kid & Cat Wait Santa Claus

Hi, in this Instructable I will shoe you how to draw and paint a cute Christmas card using watercolors.NOTE: Please watch the video to understand the drawing and painting process step by step. Materials Here's the list of materials needed.I personally used watercolor inks but you can obviously us...
By: frankekka

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Boxdeer

Christmas giftwrapping or decoration without cost. Reuse what otherwise would be regarded as waste . Reindeer created out of food packaging Box So you need some kind of box. Mine is approx.19 x10x3 cm. Open the box at both ends and remove one narrow side. The result is a flat piece of cardboard 2...
By: Ruud van Koningsbrugge

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Wood Rocket Lamp

A beautiful present for your son birthday will be this exciting lamp to be assembled by themselves. But don't stop there, you can customize the project so that it will be unique in the world!I had the opportunity to use a laser cutter in the WeMake Makerspace in Milan and so I designed this lamp wit...
By: andrea biffi

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Flatten Wood With a Circular Saw

This setup is good for flattening wood slabs or logs. Its a bit time consuming and makes a bit rough result, but I only takes some scrap pieces and a circular saw. And It takes less time than to hand plane the same thickness.Be careful, be safe. If you dont feel safe doing this, then dont. Please us...
By: dekeros

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Light Table

Artists, designers and animators often need to use light tables to see the page beneath the one they are working on. However, since buying light tables from a store can be really expensive, so here we will make a light table out of cheaper household items. Materials A clear plastic box (Mine was...
By: TatianaB16

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Cheese Filled Pretzels From Scratch

This is a great recipe to do with your friends and family. It does take some time, just under 2 hours, for all of the prep and the cooking. But again, it's a great recipe to make with your kids. And they are delicious as well as versatile! This recipe makes 12 pretzels. Feel free to double it or mor...
By: MBrick75

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DIY Ker Plunk!

The object of the game is to skillfully remove the sticks from the wire while dropping the fewest balls possible. Gather All Materials The first thing you are going to want to do is retrieve all the materials and tools that are needed to complete this project. MaterialsTable/stoolChicken wireWood...
By: Zman1291

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Fox Fur Hat

I always wanted a fur hat for the cold weather football games at LAMBEAU FIELD. If you do not know where Lambeau field is, google it... it gets dang cold up here in January Playoffs! However a good fox hat can run $300 - $400 depending on the kind of fox (red fox to arctic white) etc. So I decided...
By: badjer1

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Quick Arduino Case

This is a short instructable about a clever little Arduino case idea that you can make out of an empty screw box. Background The first picture is probably enough to get you going. But since you are still reading, I will try to fill up a few pages with details and pics. This project stemmed from t...
By: AviKado

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Chocolate Bark Four Ways

I love holiday baking and giving it as a gift. I find that giving baked good and homemade treats is the perfect option for just about anyone. The best part is they can enjoy it themselves or use it while entertaining over the holidays. Chocolate bark is very versatile, there are endless options of i...
By: mortipotimus

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Flashing Led 3D Printed Xmas Tree

I recently purchased an Anet A8 3D printer.This comes in kit form so I spent a fun couple of days building and trouble-shooting it. One of the advantages of building it yourself is that you have a far better idea of how it works so can fix things better than if it came pre-made.If you are like me a...
By: lordgert

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Decorative LED Lanterns

This project was created specifically for the Instructables LED Contest. It is designed to use affordable components and tools available from Digi-Key and free software from Autodesk (specifically, Tinkercad). While I would recommend and am using a 3D printer (I'm using a Lulzbot Taz 6) it isn't ab...
By: phil46

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Folding PVC Lawn and Leaf Bag Holder

Here's a "quick and dirty" PVC Instructable describing how to make a handy PVC lawn and leaf bag holder. My design is not quite perfected, but it has given me 15-yrs of reliable yard service.Decades ago, the Hefty bag folks offered a tubular metal lawn and leaf bag holder, for a small fee. I lov...
By: BillT3

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Angel With Tatted Wings

I made these angel using beads from an old belt and a bit of crochet cotton. I think they turned out pretty well. They were intended as Christmas ornaments but they can be used to decorate other things as well.Since this is so small, it is a good beginner project. Materials: Beads for the bodyH...
By: mrsmerwin

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YouTube Christmas Ornament

YouTube is full of amazing content and just the other day I was reminded of this fact. I stumbled across some videos that are literally just hours of old 80s and 90s Christmas commercials. It suddenly gave me a great idea. What if there was a Christmas ornament you could hang on your tree and play o...
By: seanhodgins

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Do it yourself, also known as DIY, is the method of building, modifying, or repairing something without the aid of experts or professionals. Academic research describes DIY as behaviors where "individuals engage raw and semi-raw materials and component parts to produce, transform, or reconstruct material possessions, including those drawn from the natural environment (e.g. landscaping)".[1] DIY behavior can be triggered by various motivations previously categorized as marketplace motivations (economic benefits, lack of product availability, lack of product quality, need for customization), and identity enhancement (craftsmanship, empowerment, community seeking, uniqueness)

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