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For A Quick, Simple, And Cheap DIY Ornament, Try Glue Gun Snowflakes

Every year, I look for new and exciting DIY projects to make during the holidays.

I love to craft new and festive decorations for my home. The focal point of any wintery house is the Christmas tree. This year, I used blue lights to give off a chilly feel, and I’ve been looking for the perfect ornaments to celebrate all things winter.

That’s where this tutorial by Dave Hax comes in. He’ll take you step-by-step through creating an amazing DIY snowflake ornament, and all you need is a glue gun, some glitter glue sticks, and wax paper. It couldn’t be simpler!

You can trace pre-printed designs, or go rogue and design your own snowflakes.

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Read More: 20 Projects And Hacks That’ll Make You Want To Stock Up On Tinfoil

They say that every snowflake is unique, and each one of these ornaments will be one of a kind. If you know any crafters like me, share this!

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/glue-gun-snowflake/

This Cheap Kitchen Makeover Cost Only $100, But It Looks Amazing!

Having roommates can be one of the most frustrating living situations ever.

I moved in with a couple of friends when I was younger, but that only lasted for about two months. Not only did they go into my room without my permission, but they never cleaned up after themselves. I always wanted to make our house look organized and pretty, but that wasn’t really possible with slobs hanging around.

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Redditor NotElizaHenry knows my experience all too well. She even got rid of her messy roommate so that she could have the kitchen of her dreams! Two weekends and $100 later, she’d transformed her boring kitchen into a beautiful space.

She hated how the room looked while she was living with her messy roommate, so she first got right to work on scrubbing everything clean.

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Then she primed and painted the insides of her cabinet doors.

After sanding and priming everything else, she added two coats of paint to the cabinets and the walls. It was already looking much brighter!

Next, she bought inexpensive flooring and used a piece of plywood to help her cut the planks evenly.

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With all of the pieces cut to size, she began laying out the pattern.

When she pulled the vinyl baseboards off, she was greeted with this delightful sight.

But she pressed on and kept laying out the flooring, going over everything with her rolling pin.

The planks stuck easily thanks to the adhesive that was already attached to the bottom.

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After she glued some new baseboards to the walls, the floor looked amazing.

There were a few gaps between planks, but she found a perfect solution.

She only needed to spend a few dollars on some brown caulk to fill the gaps easily.

Now she has a seriously beautiful kitchen.

Can you believe how amazing this turned out after only a couple of weekends of work?

Something tells me that NotElizaHenry is going to keep that kitchen looking gorgeous. If you love what she did with this space and want to replicate it yourself, you can find the full instructions here.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/cheap-kitchen-makeover/

Stop Spending Money On Fancy Camping Stoves And Grab A Tin Can Instead

Plenty of us love camping, but for those of us who hate leaving our creature comforts behind, it can be a challenge.

Especially when it comes to chowing down. While building fires and making them last is great if you know how to do so without spending six hours rubbing sticks together when you ultimately forget your lighter, lots of people opt for mini grills and camping stoves to save themselves a few headaches.

But what if I told you that you could reach the same end with an old can? If you want to learn how to recycle, save money, and lighten your camping load all at once, check this out.

First thing’s first: Grab a large can of some sort. If you shop in bulk, you probably have a few of these around the house.

You’ll also need some wires and a bit of cardboard. You could even use old hangers! Shape them into rectangles and roll some cardboard around one of the short sides.

After that, cut two flaps into the can that you can later roll around the handles.

Use a hammer and nails to punch ventilation holes into the can.

This is what it should look like after that!

Finally, put the handles you created around the flaps. You now have ourself a tin can stove!

Much lighter (and much cheaper) than anything you’d find at Home Depot, am I right?

Happy camping!

For more details, click here.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/tin-can-stove/

He Walked Into The Woods And Made A Bow And Arrow From Scratch

It’s estimated that humans came up with the basic blueprint for bows and arrows around 64,000 years ago. While it was once an innovative and high-tech weapon, it’s now considered rather primitive, especially when compared to some of the hunting tools we employ today…but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have value.

For one, just about any person can make a bow an arrow using things found in the woods. Watch as YouTuber Primitive Technology demonstrates this very old-school DIY:

You’ll definitely want to learn this skill…once the zombies come and we’re forced to live in the woods, this’ll be the only means of defending yourself.

Or for more practical purposes, this is good for hunting, I guess.

(But I think we all know that zombies are the chief concern here.)

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/bow-and-arrow/

23 No-Candy Valentines Kids Will Love Even More Than Sugar

Because kids don’t need any more candy.

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1. Glow sticks.

“You make me glow.” Download the free printable in four different colors here.

2. Hand clappers.

“You deserve a hand.” Download the free printable (for mini or full-sized hand clappers) here.

3. Stamps.

“I think you’re a stamp-endous friend!” Download the free printable here.

4. Finger lights.

“You are one bright kid!” Download the free printable here.

5. Bubble wands.

“You blow me away!” Learn more — and find a link to the free printable — here.

6. Tiny animals.

“I’m wild about you!” Download all four free printables here.

7. Pens or pencils.

“I think you are just write!” Download the free printable here.

8. Melting heart slime.

“Slime yours!” Find the recipe for melting heart slime — and a free printable — here.

9. Rulers.

“You rule.” Learn more — and download the free printable — here.

10. Rainbow loom bracelets.

“Friends forever.” Download all eight free printables here.

11. Little toy cars.

“I wheelie like you!” Download the free printable here.

12. Whoopee cushions.

“Whoopee! It’s Valentine’s Day!” Download the free printable here.

13. Bouncy balls.

“You make my heart bounce!” Learn more about how to put these together — and download the free printable — here.

14. Stretchy hearts.

“I like you this much!” Find the free printable here.

15. Silly straws.

“Sip! Sip! Hooray it’s Valentine’s Day!” Download the printable here for $1.95.

16. Astronaut figures.

“You’re out of this world!” Download the free printable here.

17. Plastic bugs.

“Happy Valentine’s Day, love bug!” Learn more about making these — and find the free printable — here.

18. Mad libs.

“I’m ‘mad’ about you!” Download the free printable here.

19. Balloons.

Learn how to make one of these featuring your own kid here.

20. Play-Doh.

“Doh’nt you know you were ‘cut out’ for me?” Find the free printable here.

21. Lip whistles.

“Blow me a kiss.” Download the free printable here.

22. Plastic paratrooper toys.

“Dropping down to wish you a Happy Valentine’s Day!” Download the free printable here.

23. Magnifying glasses.

“I’ve had my eye on you.” Download the free printable here.

Read more: http://www.buzzfeed.com/mikespohr/no-candy-valentines-kids-will-love-even-more-than-sugar