How to Create a Christmas Food Hamper

The Christmas season is a time of festivities to include; caring, sharing and definitely feasting. By tradition, food plays an integral role in the Christmas celebrations. Christmas feasts may take on large significance as a dinner or party or on a smaller scale as the exchange of a food hamper. Logically, a Christmas food hamper may consist of a mixture of perishable and/or nonperishable items. Usually, a hamper is known as a wicker basket used for transporting items especially food. By definition therefore, a wicker is ideal in creating a food hamper. However depending on your Christmas budget your “hamper” may take one of many types. Depending on the food items to be gift wrapped, use a sturdy cardboard box, a bowl; plastic or glass. Hence your first step is to choose the most appropriate...

How to Build a Loft Bed

When you have a loft bed, you get to utilize the space below it. It’s not really a bunk bed. You can place shelves, a desk, dressers, TV, or other items underneath. This is a great project for a kid’s room, which has too much stuff and not enough space. If you are creative, you can even design a bookshelf under the bed. You can also make another bed and have a computer table next to the bed. Obtain good ideas of designs and then get started. What you’ll need to do first is get a good idea of the space for the bedding. Required Materials Plywood and lumber boards Bolts and screws Electric drill Screwdriver Instructions You need to measure the wood and area. You need four lumber posts 4″x4″x8′ long. Three should be 2″x6″x8′ with 1 piece...

How to Build a Seesaw

A seesaw is a great, fun project to create for your child. You can place seesaws in relatively small spaces and set them up pretty quickly. Your children will have many fond memories of playing with the seesaw! Required Materials/Tools Metal tubing or 2×8″ stock and post stock 10+’ metal perforated strap Bolts Spirit Level Tape measure Plain cement Padding Staples Staple gun Post anchors U-clamp Wood Shovel Hammer Instructions You will first need to prepare the foundation for the seesaw. Find a level space and lay out the length of the see saw. Find the middle ground for the two foundation holes. They need to be around four feet deep and one foot wide. Be sure you dig deeper if you are in a frost zone (about 6 feet). Place concrete tubes into the holes. The tubes should...