Don't let holiday gift wrap tubes go to waste. Use a utility knife to cut the tubes into 3-inch-long sections. Choose colorful materials to wrap around the tubes to create pattern and introduce texture. Here, a variety of string in purple tones was used to keep the napkin ring coordinated with the rest of the tablescape.
Add a playful touch to tabletop surfaces with reindeer made from recycled gift-wrap tubes. To create them, cut the tubes to size with a utility knife, allowing four inches of length for the body and 2 inches of length for the head. Next, cut twigs with floral shears, and then add holes to the bottom of the 4-inch tube and along the top and the bottom of the 2-inch tube. Insert the twigs as legs, antlers and as a neck, then keep them firmly fastened with hot glue.
9. Remove caramel corn from oven. Sprinkle with coarse salt. Allow to cool completely before handling.
10. After it is cooled, gently break apart any big clusters and place caramel corn in prepared tubes.
Bring loads of natural light into an interior space with a skylight tube, as seen in this bright, white bathroom. The idea of cutting a hole in a roof may be intimidating, but this project can be completed in a few hours with midlevel DIY skills.
A green tile fireplace is highlighted by recessed lighting and a solar tube in the HGTV Dream Home 2010 cozy entryway. A granite ledge by the fire or a comfy pair of wingback chairs provide a place to warm up by the fire.