Little town planners will want to take advantage of this truly amazing building material: file folders in festive colors. Use our blueprints -- uh, templates -- to cut out roof and house shapes. Fold, and secure with double-sided tape. Set houses on the mantel among snow-covered trees cut from manila folders.
A shade softens the glow of a night-light and complements its surroundings. If you purchase the appropriate metal lampshade frame, this project will be quick and easy. The resulting shade, paired with an inexpensive night-light, makes a wonderful baby-shower gift.