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Reclaimed Wood Lamp with Himmeli Shade!

 Reclaimed Wood Lamp with Himmeli Shade! I pulled an old pallet apart...and there were big wood blocks between the layers. They were junk and were placed in the "burn later" pile. Last weekend we lit a smore's fire and I found one of the blocks! Instantly in my head, it became a rustic reclaimed wood lamp... and I rescued it from smore's fodder! Here's how it came to fruition--you can make one too!  You will need: 4 by 4" wood block drill and 3/8" drill bit bottle lamp kit &/or pull chain kit coffee stirrer straws wire pliers spray paint (optional) wax or stain (optional) 2 hours   I got a bottle lamp kit...but then decided I wanted a pull chain  light instead, so I got a pull chain thing. I use my new drill and some drill bits. I drilled in the center of the top of the wood...but not all the way through the bottom. Then I drilled in from the backside until it met up with the center hole. I did

Doctor Who: Good Better Best!

 What's better than a Giant cardboard cutout of the TARDIS? Okay, the actual TARDIS! But if you can't have that...you need this one!  I received this TARDIS cutout free of charge from Oriental Trading  in exchange for my honest review and post. I am thrilled that Oriental Trading has a whole bunch of my favorite geeky stuff... (last year we got this Jango Fett costume ) they are already the total party stop...and now it's even better! They even have 2 different cutouts of David Tennant!  $35 each. The Tardis arrived through time and space with some assembly required.  We unfolded it...yes, there's the Pandorica opens! Lay the Tardis face down on the floor... remove the sticky back velcro tabs...  Line it up at the bottom guide lines...  And press it down. Attach the other velcro piece to the velcro tabs and tuck them into the easel.  Then it stands perfectly without being propped up against a wall! This is big too!  It says "life s

Doctor Who Tardis and Weeping Angel Boutique Bow!

Doctor Who Tardis and Weeping Angel Boutique Bow!  Perfect Geekery Flair!  Geek Chic!  Make a beautiful Boutique bow with something blue!  Hot glue is amazing! To make the TARDIS bow center, I used my Doctor Who mold that I used here for Chocolates . Fill up the mold with hot glue... (Don't have a mold???  Make your own tutorial here! )  Let it cool  Pull it out! Perfectly formed! Spray paint, then add details with acrylic paint! (*spoilers* many more fun bows to come!) Ready to top some fancy boutique bows!    Hot glued right on the top of the bow!  Now...How to make that cute bow??? Let's start simple.  Like this Weeping Angel Bow.  Zig zag some ribbon like an accordian...so there are 4 loops...2 on each side.  Pinch and gather the ribbon in the center. Pinch and hold in place. Use some thread and wrap the center about 20 times around. Then tie it off tight and cut the thread.  Now it looks kind of smooshed. Tak