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Shine Up Your Holidays With DIY Mercury Glass Globes
Get expensive-looking decorations for the cost of paint and glass, with blinged-out orbs you can make at home
"paint and glass, with blinged-out orbs you can make at home... for the holidays is no different. After all, this is the time of year when we want... mercury glass orb looks like a costly relic but was easy to make, and it adds a nice... happy with the results, I made a pair.... mercury glass effect with the krylon mirror glass spray works best on glass, not on... Mercury glass and Krylon Looking Glass spray paint. I searched local Michael's, Joann's..."
Butcher Block Makes the Cut for Holiday Kitchen Prep
Countertops and cutting boards will likely take a beating over the holidays. These butcher blocks have the chops to perform under pressure
"over the holidays. These butcher blocks have the chops to perform under pressure... butcher block countertops. "Homes from the '50s have these great butcher block islands... butcher block countertops in the kitchen, you should use them plenty and let them show... butcher block countertop, take a look at how different kitchens integrate — and show... More ways with wood counters in kitchens and baths... board with a larger endgrain butcher block piece. When we updated our kitchen I saved..."
Make a Cool Block-Printed Coat Rack
"to do a block-printed rack tutorial. It only takes about 4-5 hours and can be done... first one. Block printing is one of those great secrets - you can create so many amazing... I love block printing and you did an amazing job! You've inspired me to dig up my... Indian blocks and get painting. Thanks for sharing. I think that anyone who doesn't... creative with. They will make nice gifts for new moms and for Christmas too (which seems..."
3 Easy Crafts for a Glittery Woodland Holiday Display
Create a rustic but shimmery arrangement with inexpensive materials and little effort, for festive DIY holiday decor
"arrangement with inexpensive materials and little effort, for festive DIY holiday decor... candles in glass jars from the grocery store and leftover pieces of Christmas tree trunk... for a holiday overhaul. For some added color in your display, treat inexpensive glass... glass ball ornaments to a glossy metallic two-tone finish. These three fun and easy... Good luck with your project! I love the glass candles, too, does the glass take special..."
Make a Space Special with Glass
"Glass rooms are inherently special, be they converted greenhouses or the result of... room in glass, fear not! Strategically placed glazing is at your rescue: a wall here;... Etched glass was used along with neon tubes of blue, turquoise and white to back light... designs, art glass. I absolutely LOVE how glass transforms a space. I have to share some... ve-in-glass-houses-have-really-cool-walls/ just love glass anything. Great designs..."
How to Clean and Care for Your Butcher Block
Keep butcher block counters and boards looking sharp as a knife — and sanitized for safe food prep — with this advice from a pro woodworker
"butcher block counters and boards looking sharp as a knife — and sanitized for safe... prep — with this advice from a pro woodworker... butcher block is a fixture in any kitchen and contributes to the character of the food... butcher block, and it can become an heirloom piece passed down by many. Here are some... butcher blocks and cutting boards in clean and attractive shape.... backsplashes with butcher block. Has anyone else had a problem with the baking soda method..."
5 Holiday Decorations to Craft From Scrap Wood
Give them as gifts or let your own home reap the rewards — these quality crafted pieces will last through many holidays to come
"quality crafted pieces will last through many holidays to come... for the holidays. Note: These projects require a good knowledge of safety measures... off the block pieces is best. Never cut short pieces of wood with a miter saw. Holes... long edge with a 27/64" bit. Charged batteries go in with the positive terminal "bump"... batteries with the bump down. You could do the same for AA batteries with 1" stock and..."
Budget Decorator: Easy Holiday Decorations
Get a festive look for a fraction of the usual cost with basic items from the craft store and your own supply
"usual cost with basic items from the craft store and your own supply... for the holidays? Skip the pricey ready-made holiday decor in favor of natural materials... kitchen and craft store. Read on for a dozen creative combinations to try this year — your... branches with cones gold or silver and put them up on a wall. I use the bowl with ornaments... even put holiday decor in my bathrooms. I'm a pathetic holiday decorator, LOL. Three..."
4 Rustic, Romantic Christmas Ornaments to Craft in Minutes
"ornaments with the kids or savor some solo crafting time... setting with a tree decorated with handmade fabric and paper ornaments. Amidst the... of the holidays, I hope you are able to find a few quiet moments to make these simple... I went with different shades of purple along with whites and silver. I always include... simple glass ball ornaments and Christmas bells on a fake tree. Added some string... treat it with some strong steeped tea to distress the page. When it's dry, just use..."
Holiday Party Prep: Plan Your Table Settings
Do a dry run with dinnerware, table decorations and the buffet setup now to avoid surprises and stress later
"dry run with dinnerware, table decorations and the buffet setup now to avoid surprises... prepping for holiday hosting one week at a time; so far we’ve tackled the extra seating... cards with the name a feather and a sprig of green. I am always collecting feathers... along with some other designs: http://www.houzz.com/photos/products/gold-flatware... ends up with an apple or squash in one's lap while eating. Especially when seating..."
Sweeten Your Hanukkah With a Dessert Table for All Ages
Homemade treats and creative thinking amp up a crafter's holiday table that you can easily re-create
"crafter's holiday table that you can easily re-create... of the holidays this year. "I like things to be larger than life. It's just how I... projects from holidays past by challenging herself to go where she's never gone before. Here... great idea with number stickers, always problem to identify your glass among others... a wood crafts table with an ombré tablecloth and pushed it against a wall in her dining... table with a menorah, Pratt created a menorah shape with pudding cups. She numbered..."
Luxurious Holiday Table Settings for Less
Pair colorful glasses, gorgeous garden finds and hand-stamped napkins for a holiday table that looks positively rich
"colorful glasses, gorgeous garden finds and hand-stamped napkins for a holiday table... moments with meaningful people in an inviting atmosphere. The holidays are a wonderful... gather with loved ones. And how better to celebrate the season with friends and family... seams with guests, you can elevate your tablescape with chic, eclectic accents and... depression glass stemware and heavy vintage Anchor Hocking glasses for under a dollar..."
Throw a Calm, Happy Kids' Halloween Party — 5 Tips From a Mom
Keep your house and sanity intact with this advice from a veteran of Halloween extravaganzas with every kid on the block
"intact with this advice from a veteran of Halloween extravaganzas with every kid on... favorite holiday. We love celebrating it to the fullest, and that means throwing an... dinner with the grandparents. Then it grew into a backyard bouncy-house affair for... glazed with unidentified sticky residue. I’d spend longer cleaning up after the f... up, but with a different twist. Contests were held for the spookiest hairdo & the weirdest..."
Guest Picks: 20 Exquisite, Understated Holiday Gifts
"simplicity with gorgeous and affordable gifts that impress with less... The holidays are a time of great excess: lavish feasts, elaborate decorations, e... exquisitely crafted, and will last well after the Christmas tree has gone. — Lucy from... to Wrap Holiday Gifts in Style So you have a cyclist in the family? This bike bag has... made of glass. It may have a subtle matte texture and slim lines, but it's sure to..."
30 Beautifully Inventive DIY Christmas Decorations
"your home with these easy and affordable holiday crafts... rearing glass horse to keep up with the theme. You can buy these glass figurines at... for the holidays this year! Hopefully this weekend :) Happy holidays. I just embedded... decorated that with my ornament collection. Really? It's NOVEMBER! Micheal's Crafts has packages... gifted with scissors and tape, give them the Martha Stewart badge for crafting: http://www..."