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Published on December 30th, 2008 | by Jules IKEAHacker

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Post Christmas hacks





Now that all the feasting is done, I have a couple of post Christmas hacks.

Christmas chalice
Tara says, “I made a Rattvik white wine glass into the Ye Olde Pimp Chalice! I used a Rattvik white wine glass, faux gold leaf, decoupaged images I made using digital collage of copyright-free clip art, resin and faux rhinestones to make this pimp chalice for my man for Christmas. I was my first attempt at doing any of these things on glass and my first use of resin at all and for the most part I’m really pleased with how it turned out! The inside of the bowl really does glow like movie special effects gold in the light! If I had to do it again, I’d use higher-quality rhinestones, though.” 

See more of the chalice on craftster.

Digital Ribba photo frame
John from Australia shares with us his Ikea hack, put together as Christmas presents this year.

He says, “I decided to purchase two cheap 7″ digital photo frames on sale from K-Mart for $30.00 AUD and mount them in Ribba frames.

The larger frame is the 30 cm x 40 cm Ribba ($20.00 AUD). Since the window cut out of the mat board that comes with the frame is larger than the LCD, I had to get a mat board cut to size with a window that matched the size of the frame, this cost me another $20.00 AUD. I simply removed the clear plastic frame from the digital photo frame before mounting the LCD inside the mat board. Total cost was $70.00 AUD.

The smaller frame is the 18 cm x 24 cm Ribba ($9.00 AUD). The window on the mat board was smaller than the LCD, so it was simply a matter of cutting out a larger window before mounting the LCD. Total cost was $39.00 AUD.

I apologise for the poor lighting in the photos. I don’t have access to a digital camera at the moment so my iPhone had to suffice.”

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Jules IKEAHacker

"I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running. My mission is to capture all the wonderful, inspiring, clever hacks and ideas for our much loved IKEA items".

15 Responses to Post Christmas hacks

  1. Nav says:

    I actually know non-Christian American (frugal) families that celebrate Christmas two days after. I’d love to know how much they save :/

  2. Anonymous says:

    Hmm. Not sure what the seemingly slightly discontented comment above had anything to do with this post…

    But my comment is about the chalice… I could hear the Indiana Jones theme when I saw the second picture of the “holy grail!” Awesome!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Agreed! Sometime, random people make random non-related comments regarding Christianity without having a basis for anything. Ikea-ism is not a religion, it’s how Swedes say “walmart”

  4. Anonymous says:

    @ John from Australia – What did you do with the power cord for the wall-mounted frame?

    Cheers

  5. Anonymous says:

    This’s a great idea to customise a digital photo frame Jules! Sometimes the less expensive ones are well priced but just look not so appealing to me.

    By the way, how is the colour quality of these K-Mart frames? Does the display look pixelated?

  6. rpf_81 says:

    I have been howering around ur blog.. I find ur blog more interesting…

    http://economy-online.blogspot.com

  7. Anonymous says:

    Your blog is really interesting. I actually know non-Christian American (frugal) families that celebrate Christmas two days after. I’d love to know how much they save.
    Also, Sometime, people make random non-related comments regarding Christianity.

    Technoguy2k
    http://technology-boost.blogspot.com

  8. seema bhatia says:

    u made it urself it really fine work on glass of rhinestones relly good one

    seema bhatia
    india
    http://freetastyrecipies.blogspot.com

  9. Anonymous says:

    how u made glow like movie special effects gold on glass .

    kashish mehta
    http://biotechnology-online.blogspot.com

  10. Anonymous says:

    @John/Jules – I’ve been looking into getting a LCD photo frame and this is definitely a nice hack. However, if you leave the front panel of the picture frame on is there enough air flow to let heat escape from the LCD? Or is there sufficient air flow in the rear of the LCD panel?

    -3m

  11. epdrama says:

    the angle of photography is great though poor lightings

  12. John Ngo says:

    RE: What did you do with the power cord for the wall-mounted frame?

    That was one thing I didn’t really think about regarding the large frame. If it were to be permanently wall mounted, I would probably drill a hole in the wall and run the cable between the walls.

    RE: How is the colour quality of these K-Mart frames? Does the display look pixelated?

    At the end of the day, these frames were cheap $30.00 China imports, so the picture quality was fairly average. Not pixelated, but good enough. If I were to have built these frames for myself I probably would have invested in a more expensive frame.

    RE: If you leave the front panel of the picture frame on is there enough air flow to let heat escape from the LCD? Or is there sufficient air flow in the rear of the LCD panel?

    Good question. I’m not sure what the implications of the glass panel in front of the LCD panel are, but will let you know when I have some feedback from the recipients of these frames. In the rear however, there is the same if not more air flow compared to the original frame.

  13. Tara.Fields says:

    Re: how u made glow like movie special effects gold on glass.

    The “gold” leaf just glows like that inside the bowl of the wine glass! I think the way the light reflects off all the sides at once creates that look.

    But yeah, the lighting in my photos is bad as it’s winter here and the snow was DEEP and there wasn’t really a place outside to take photos.

  14. Anonymous says:

    This’s a great idea to customise a digital photo frame Jules! Sometimes the less expensive ones are well priced but just look not so appealing to me.

    By the way, how is the colour quality of these K-Mart frames? Does the display look pixelated?

    Brett
    http://world-onlinex.blogspot.com

  15. The Christmas season has come to mean the period when the public plays Santa Claus to the merchants.Keep it up!

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