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by Crystal on December 28, 2010

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. Ours was very laid back but we had a fun day filled with good food, games and family.

My wonderful hubby got me a Cinch, for those of you that don’t know, it’s a machine that punches holes and binds books. Every scrapbooker should have one, it’s a great tool! Future posts to come using the cinch…
I wanted to show you some of the gifts that we made the last few weeks for Christmas. Now that Christmas it’s over I can post them here. They were a lot of work, but worth it in the end. I really love how they turned out. Now I need to make some for myself.
The candlesticks I gave to my mom and sister. We bought newel posts from Lowes and chopped them down to a size I liked. We also bought some square bases from Lowes and screwed them into the bottoms. Then with a good sanding, layer of paint, some more sanding, another layer of paint and lastly a clear coat, this was the end result.

For the candles I used this techinque that I found one night of web browsing.   It’s sooo cool.   I added some swarovski crystals to the diamond ones to give a little more pizzaz.
The magnet boards were fairly simple.  We cut and routered the wood at my father in-laws shop.  He also cut some sheet metal to the size needed.  I covered the sheet metal with fabric using a really good glue called ‘The Ultimate’.   Added the vinyl.  When I had all the components done, it was really fast assembly.
There you have it… This year was a year of homemade gifts!

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