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The L.A. Times' first Virtual Holiday Craft Fair

November 27, 2010 |  6:00 am

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It's a first for us: the L.A. at Home Virtual Holiday Craft Fair.

Last year, the crew here dedicated an entire week to showcasing handmade holiday merriment, including David A. Keeps' amusing collection of projects made from stolen office supplies. (See Pendaflex-and-pincushion Christmas tree, Tyvek-and-paperclip stocking, paper cup star and coffee-cup bouquet of holiday lights, above. Tee-hee.)

This year, we invite you to showcase your work with other readers. Whether you consider yourself a crafter, a maker, an artisan, a designer or a bored office drone with nothing better to do, share your holiday inspiration with others. How it works:

You upload a photo and description of your project to the gallery we've set up. The Home team here will review every submission, select the most interesting entries and present them not only online but in the still-kicking print Home section.

The rules:

1. Please submit only holiday projects that are home- or garden-related.

2. Please submit only ideas that you conceived and made yourself. Rip off someone else and we will publicly humiliate you. With glee.

3. Go wild. We welcome the serious and the silly, the beautiful and the beautifully weird. Extra credit given for inspired concepts as well as technical execution. Humor -- light, dark, witty, sarcastic or mildly inappropriate -- welcome. (Remember, we did say mildly.)

4. Upload your submissions by Dec. 10.

5. Upload your work at this gallery.

Happy crafting.

-- L.A. at Home crew

Photo, center: File-folder Christmas tree. Credit: Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times

Other photos, clockwise from top left: Anise Mouette's magnet photographed by Glenn Koenig / Los Angeles Times; Paula Smail's lavender sachets photographed by Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times; Hannie Goldgewicht pine-needle bud vase photographed by Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times; Tyvek envelope stocking photographed by Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times; Elinor Nissley's raccoon card courtesy of Krank Press; Christine Offutt's bottle-cap magnets photographed by Glenn Koenig / Los Angeles Times; lighted construction-paper cone photographed by Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times; paper-cup star photographed by Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times; coffee-cup bouquet of lights photographed by Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times; felt birds by Tanya Aguiniga courtesy of Aguiniga Design; Tyler Bender's handmade journal photographed by Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times; handmade, acid-washed concrete fist from Gold Bug in Pasadena photographed by Glenn Koenig / Los Angeles Times

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