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Homemade Holiday Gifts: Hardback Charging Station

At my house, we have quite a few electronic devices: MP3 players, cell phones, digital cameras and e-readers. It’s a mess, and I can never find the right cord and charger when I need it. That’s where the handy repurposed book … Continue reading

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Homemade Holiday Gifts: Catnip Fish

Handmade gifts are not just for people. Here is a fun and easy gift to make for your cat; or, skip the catnip and make it for a special puppy. I made this in a single evening after dinner. It … Continue reading

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Homemade Holiday Gifts: Spicy Ranch Pretzels

As the holiday quickly approaches, the perfect gift to give is on the minds of many. My favorite tactic is giving the gift of food. It’s always a hit. Like socks, sweaters and dish towels, if the recipient doesn’t like your gift, … Continue reading

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Homemade Holiday Gifts: Rag Wreaths

Submitted by Katie Long, Children’s Associate at the Columbia Public Library Recently I stumbled upon a type of decoration called a rag wreath. They have become one of my new favorite ways to add to add character the front of … Continue reading

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Homemade Holiday Gifts Get Steamy!

I love steampunk.  Love it.  I adore corsets and top hats and everything covered in gears.  What is this “steampunk” I speak of?  So glad you asked! Most things steampunk are heavily influenced by the Victorian Age, between 1837 and … Continue reading

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