Video: Create homemade gifts

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updated 12/8/2006 4:23:50 PM ET 2006-12-08T21:23:50

Want to give something special this holiday season without spending a fortune? You can make a homemade holiday lamp, a beeswax candle holder or a sugar scrub for friends and family. They're easy, fun and show loved ones you care.

Leslie Segrete, a designer for  "Trading Spaces" on the Learning Channel showed "Most" host Alison Stewart how to make them.

This is what you'll need:

Holiday Lamp (red and silver)
-wooden base
-lamp cord
-14" straight pipe
-2 locking nuts
-1 hex nut
-1 push through socket
-harp base
-10" harp
-lamp shade
-light bulb
-open-ended glass hurricane
-holiday ornaments or any seasonal adornment for inside the hurricane
-3/8" and 1 1/2" forstner bits

Beeswax Candle Holders
-green shades
-cylindrical glass vases (check your local thrift shop or a craft store)
-colorful sheets of beeswax
-small votive candles
-hot glue gun
-Exacto knife ruler

Seasonal Sugar Scrub
-Almond Oil
-Vitamin E
-brown sugar
-scented oil optional
-glass jar

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