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1  Pantone Swatch Book Recon-ed into ornaments and tree topper in Winter Holidays by Sanderpoo on: December 15, 2010 11:20:45 PM
So, I have a cheap plastic Christmas Tree. I got it on sale last year and when I put it up this year I suddenly remembered everything I hate about the tree. Full and nice up top, but sparse and bare looking on the bottom. And way too bright! Might as well have a super nova sitting next to the fireplace! Worst of all, I didn't own a tree topper and I'd rather poke myself in the eye than go shopping for one.

This year, I was determined to not have it look crappy. The dilemma is that cute ornaments cost money and I'm stingy. Also, ornaments by themselves don't solve the brightness problem. I needed some lanterny things to dampen the super nova.

I had a Pantone swatch book sitting around and a tin of brass tacks. A few hours of watching trashy tv later, I had a decorated tree. Including a tree topper that I actually like!

This is the whole shebang all lit up.

The topper. I spray painted the outside bronze, otherwise it would have been white. It looks better in person, the lights inside it shine better.

One of the lanterns I made to cover the lights. These were super easy to make and I think they came out very nice. Also, they were easy to put on the tree. No annoying wire hooks required.

This is one of the regular ornaments I made from the swatches.

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2  Knock off Rosendahl Wine Rack in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by Sanderpoo on: February 03, 2008 01:20:34 PM

So, my brother and I made this wine rack after I showed him ReadyMade's version. Which is available with instructions here: http://readymademag.com/printarchive/index.pl?id=964 and is based off this one: http://www.drinkstuff.com/products/product.asp?ID=2147&title=Rosendahl+Winetube+Wine+Rack

We made this one out of PVC using a drill press. I'm planing on painting it, but am waiting for it to get warmer so that I can use spray paint.
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3  Manly scarf for the boy in Knitting: Completed Projects by Sanderpoo on: February 03, 2005 09:10:34 AM
So, my boyfriend caved after my constant talking about all the fabu scarfs I've been making and said that I could make him one.  Thus this very manly looking but soft to the touch scarf was born.


I used Bernat Softee Chunky in black, white, and dark blue.  I think I'll use the left ove yarn to make a contrasting one for myself.
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4  Crafster Christmas Baskets in Misc. Gift Idea Brain Blockage by Sanderpoo on: December 03, 2004 07:20:42 PM
     I had a small dilemma for christmas presents for all my friends.  I needed 6 presents that were cheap, not crappy.  You know, something that says "I'm awesome and Cassandra rocks for getting me" rather than "Cassandra is a cheapskate and got you a cheap present"
     So, in a recent cleaning of my room, I realized that I had a lot of left over supplies from my previous adventures in Craftland.  These things included, a giant bottle of etching cream, some LPs, and a bunch of glycerin soap making stuff I had recently bought.  Noting these treasures, a diabolical idea began forming in my head.
    Thus, a gift basket supreme was created.

What is in it:
1.  LP Bowl
2.  Etched Glass
3.  2 bars of Glycerin Soap
4.  10 Make Pie Not War Skickers
5.  1 Slinky Jr.

Time it took:
A couple hours, I multitasked with the etching, soap, and bowls.

----$5.00 for a new set of glasses to etch
----$5.00 for the Slinky Jr. (They were $1 each at Target)
Everything else I had bought previously and was sitting in my room waiting to be melded into something more fabulous.  The stickers I made in my Intro. to DTP and Printing class, so I got to design and make them at no cost.

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