I wrapped my dad's Christmas gifts in pages from my old book of maps. Then I made a bow using a tutorial from Whole Living magazine. What do you think? I tried to choose pages with interesting colors/patterns.
Every year my boyfriend and I make cookies for Christmas, but this year we decided to make a gingerbread house from scratch. It took a LOT longer than we thought, but we're really pleased with the results! We went looking on Craftster for inspiration, so thanks to all others on the site who posted their gingerbread houses.
He designed the shape of the house and we both baked, assembled, and decorated.
For those of you who want to use vinegar and water or some other cleaner, you can modify an empty Swiffer bottle so that you can re-use it. I used vinegar, water, and a bit of lavender essential oil. I was inspired by this Instructable: http://www.instructables.com/id/Hack-your-Swiffer-Sweeper.-Weep-Swiffer-CEO-%2c-Weep/ but instead of burning a hole in the bottle as the instructions say, I took the advice of one of the commenters and simply cut off the edge of the cap that keeps the cap from unscrewing. (the picture is from the comment on that page)
Another nerdtastic craft complete! So, for me, it all started with the mega man for a friend and skull man for my bf. Well, word got around, and so another friend subtly expressed interest...and since I was the one who originally got him hooked on Chrono Trigger, here he is!
Ok, I know how old this book and thread are, but I just had to post! I finally finished my poster boy bag! The knitting itself had been finished for a while now, and I had some half-finished knitted handles started. I decided I didn't like the knitted handles, so I got some black ones from JoAnn's and sewed them on with yarn.