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Holiday Photo Flip Book

This Christmas we had a big gathering up in the hills of Arkansas at my grandmothers farm for a 1930s inspired family holiday. The rule is that everything must be 1930s including the gift for the gift exchange, which has to be hand-made and $10 or under.

Make a Flip Book from iHeartSwitch on Vimeo.

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Sparkle Labs says Happy Holidays with paper and lights!

Sparkle Labs has come up with the sweetest little light up paper Christmas tree for the holidays. It is easy to make, just use your Discover Electronics Kit for the lights and follow the directions on this page.

If you missed Hanukkah, its not too late! There are still a couple days left to make this beautiful paper Menorah! Download the instructions and template off the project website.

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DIY VIDEO: Easy Light-Up Holiday Bow

Create a cute, bright, lighted bow with saran wrap, hot glue, and a couple of LEDs. Yup, you heard me… saran wrap and hot glue. It is the perfect holiday craft for mom’s and daughters to do together, without breaking the bank.

Watch the video below and learn how to make a light-up bow. I promise that it is so easy, you won’t want to make just one!

DIY: How to Make A Lighted Holiday Bow from iHeartSwitch on Vimeo.

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Light Up Snowflake Ornament by Syuzi

Get your holiday started right by beading a beautiful LED snowflake ornament by Syuzi Pakhchyan. This project is perfect for jewelry buffs and those who like details and shiny things.

You can find the tutorial on Syuzi's site, fashioning technology.

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Holiday Beauty Rejuvenation Series

[Photography by and of Melaena Giraldo, also known as Cherryyy pop! on Flickr.]

After a weekend of horror, candy, and heavy make-up, are your pores and tresses more frightening than the next-door neighbors withered pumpkins? If so, you are not alone. Halloween costuming can be fatal to hair and skin, and with the holiday marathon that follows it’s important to get your beauty regimen back on track.

Not to worry, over the next week Switch will be bringing you a list of at-home treatments and products good enough for even the serious beauty buff.

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Halloween Roomba Costumes

According to the Associated Press, more and more people are becoming attached to their Roombas. If you are feeling that you don't want your Roomba to miss out on the festival of Halloween, don't worry. These little devils make great mobile monsters for your next party. Take a look at these three projects. No kitty will be safe this Halloween Season. "Meeoooow!"

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Reader Project: Tom Biro's Gadget Gloves

I found Tom's project on Flickr by total accident. Apparently, he was sent the link on how to make the gadget gloves and made two pairs for Christmas last year.

Tom ran into a bit of a snare with the sewing. This is because it is harder to sew a perfect straight line when you have knited gloves. With knitted gloves you can do a series of knots to make a little ball of thread at the end of your finger instead of the straight stitches suggested in the tutorial. 

Great job Tom. I know you have some thread left over, so get to making some for this year too! 

 

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Get Ready Valentine, Here Comes My Beating Heart

Valentine's Day is just around the corner and what better way to say "I Love You" than to give your sweetie a beating heart pillow! I took time to visit Banana Design Lab to talk with Yury Gitman, the creator of My Beating Heart and found out its made of pure love.

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