Giant Porch Candles

Late for Christmas (as is on brand) but still a viable decoration option, I give you the giant porch candles! They replaced the Death of Rats as our front porch decoration this Christmas. I especially like how those wax drippings came out. And on top of it all, these porch Read more…

Turned Christmas Tree Tealight Holder

Christmas is a great time for making things. So what better reason to introduce my oldest daughter to the lathe in this newest Adventure in the Workshop? She makes a Christmas Tree Tealight Holder from walnut. Her patience for sanding is not the best, but as she says, this way you know you made it yourself.

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Death of Rats (on the left)

Death of Rats – a larger-than-life Discworld Decoration

The Death of Rats has been guarding our home against supernatural incursions around Halloween for a few years now, but I finally got around to redoing it with a skeleton and a light show of its own. Let me show you how I made it, so that you can make your own – or something completely different! Please share this with your friends, and remember to be Inspired!

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Gigatorch

Gigatorch – Advanced Garden Protection [PvZGW2]

While Garden Gnomes are enough to repel your basic zombie attack, they fail when the undead come in force. So to keep our house, our brains and, apparently, our cookies safe, I need to enhance our protections – with a tree! Enter the Gigatorch!

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Origin of the Rauhnächte & The Devil’s Tealight Holder

This is the first video in a series about the Rauhnächte, those nights “between years”, i.e. around new year. Where I live, these nights were said to have special properties. Learn what they were, and how to score a lump of gold from the devil (but don’t get your hopes up) in this video. Enjoy, and remember to be Inspired!

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