• Odd that the pictures and plans are quite different; similar concepts but materials and assembly are different. Take your pick I guess?
    By hburks, on December 19, 2019
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  • Very original and a nice change from the usual mantle decorations. I might need to invest in a scroll saw.
    By MOgreen, on December 5, 2016
    • They are the best :) You should invest in one.
      By My Altered State, on December 9, 2016

  • I definitely want a Ryobi scroll saw. My jigsaw just doesn't cut that clean! Love, love it, I have many scraps I can use!!!!!
    By thepauls4_63389, on December 5, 2016
    • I would love to see what you make with your scraps :)
      By My Altered State, on December 9, 2016

  • I am very jealous of your scroll saw!
    By ColeenB, on December 5, 2016

  • This is a really cool project! I jave been meaning to get back into woodworking
    By Kenlor, on December 13, 2016

  • Great job & great idea! But what did you end up doing with the ornaments that were cut out?
    By Gigi 16, on December 16, 2016
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  • I printed the sleigh pattern but there is no printable pattern for the Cut Diagram for the bottom of the sleigh?
    By Lucy22, on December 13, 2016
    • Sorry the bottom and front are in step 3 "Also cut 1 front 16 ½” x 10” and 1 bottom 16 ½” x 25 ½”."
      By Her Tool Belt, on December 13, 2016

  • Where do I download pattern
    By Ljz, on June 25, 2017
    • Check out the link above where it says "View project PDF." Enjoy!
      By RYOBI NATION, on December 13, 2017

  • Me and my dad made this Sleigh for my mom for Christmas 2017. She loved it.........I took old chair springs to make bells for the decor for the front of Sleigh.
    By rholtb3, on December 29, 2017

  • Was 1/2 inch or 3/4 plywood used?
    By Chapi, on December 23, 2018
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  • Great little project! Thanks for sharing. :)
    By fEzZ, on October 3, 2016
    • Aww, thanks, fEzZ! Glad you like it!!
      By Thriftdiving, on October 13, 2016

  • Love this! I would love to see projects DIY Christmas wreaths!
    By aperson826, on October 13, 2016
    • Thanks! That's a great project idea! :)
      By Thriftdiving, on October 17, 2016

  • Love the project - I know what I will be looking for on my next trip to the thrift store! I would love to see some outdoor holiday decorating ideas. My Mom really decorates up her front lawn & the front of the house every year, but the store bought decorations are getting old and are starting not to work anymore. At 93 tears old, she can’t do the yard decorating herself anymore, so my brother & I visit her in early December to put up her decorations. I would love to see outdoor decorations that we could add lights to, that we could make & put in her yard.
    By Dragonhome, on October 13, 2016
    • Great idea! I haven't done a bunch of holiday decorating, but I'm addicted now! I can't wait to do some things for Christmas! :) I'll come up with some fun ideas for you!
      By Thriftdiving, on October 17, 2016

  • I love your dispenser. I would love to see some Christmas outdoor ideas.
    By Cris P, on October 13, 2016

  • This is a great tutorial. It could be decorated for any holiday. I love wooden Christmas trees and would really like to see some wooden. Christmas decor.
    By NickiJo, on October 13, 2016

  • Very cute, very ambitious for a gal who doesn't "do holiday decorating". Good job!
    By Mary Lyn, on October 13, 2016
    • LOL, Thanks, Mary!! :) I'm glad I was challenged to do some holiday stuff!
      By Thriftdiving, on October 17, 2016

  • Although I don't decorate for Christmas until after Thanksgiving, I am looking ahead. After seeing this candy dispenser I know you would have an idea. I would love a Christmas tree that is tall and thin and sparse (but not as sparse as a Charlie Brown tree) to hang my different collections from. Lots of room for ornaments, yet small in circumference than a standard Christmas tree. I know with those cool RYOBI tools you could think of and then make a fun project like this for us :) LauraLori
    By LauraLori, on October 14, 2016

  • I would love to see an advent calendar or a creative way to display Christmas Cards.
    By MissMichele, on October 14, 2016
    • That would be a great project! Thanks for the idea!
      By Thriftdiving, on October 17, 2016

  • Great idea. For Christmas I would like to see ideas that are easier to store and possibly a bit lighter in weight. I often love so many ideas but the storage and ability to move them make it prohibitive to consider the project.
    By lab1281, on October 17, 2016

  • Great project! My grandma used to have something like this that someone made that would dispense M and M's. I always thought it was good I didn't have it- all I would have gotten done would have been reloading the candy dispenser. :)
    By sledgehammerqueen, on October 18, 2016

  • I guess taking your idea to the next level, it would be really fun to do something for Christmas that was interactive. Maybe something like a santa that comes down the chimney??
    By sledgehammerqueen, on October 18, 2016

  • So very creative! I have never used power tools. Can you think of a beginners power tool project for a front porch? My hubby has lots of ply-wood around. :) Thanks again!
    By MrsCotta, on October 23, 2016

  • Thank you! This is neat idea. I would love to see how to transfer to wood - art or words. Easiest way possible. For example, making signs for outdoors etc. Or what to do with leftover pavers?? I have a bunch left from our patio and I'd like to use them to make decor etc for our outdoors. However, I have no clue what to do with those pavers?
    By pintobean, on October 29, 2016

  • Great tutorial! I would love to see some outdoor decorations for Christmas that you can add lights to! Also would love to see some Christmas stocking holders. Thanks.
    By Tysteben, on October 29, 2016

  • So cute for Halloween. I'd love to see more Christmas ornaments & pallet projects. I love making new things out of repurposed objects.
    By pamml, on October 29, 2016

  • I have pinned this idea and would enjoy seeing the two ideas Michele mentions above. Hate to be a copy cat but they are good ideas! would especially love to make an advent calendar.
    By LauraLori, on October 29, 2016

  • Looking for a how to on Christmas Moose. Big ones. For the yard. Digging that candy dispenser
    By debbiedowner67_114357, on October 29, 2016

  • Love this. Would love to see lawn ornaments made from pallets.
    By BBecki, on October 29, 2016

  • The Halloween Candy dispenser is really awesome. I'd like more small craft projects like this, wreaths, frames, and seasonal decorations.
    By Moxey2000, on October 29, 2016

  • This is so cute! I think a moving Santa in a sleigh made from wood would be so fantastic!
    By Carol Taylor Starr, on October 29, 2016

  • I think a wood cut out Christmas tree would be cool!!
    By monarch64, on October 29, 2016

  • This is so creative! I'd love to see a project with the scroll saw. I "think" I want one.
    By Anak10149, on October 29, 2016

  • Super cute idea especially for the office during Halloween. I love Christmas & Halloween. Maybe more outdoors decoration crafts. thank you for all your hard work & great ideas!!
    By Lnguerrero, on October 30, 2016

  • I would love to see some plans for snowmen made out of pallets. They are great for the Holiday season but can still be cute decor into Jan and February.
    By Melia, on October 30, 2016

  • I would love to see some plans for snowmen made out of pallets. They are great for the Holiday season but can still be cute decor into Jan and February.
    By Melia, on October 30, 2016

  • I would love to see a christmas wreath project or perhaps some other front porch decoration
    By Jacksmom1, on October 30, 2016

  • Let's make a custom Christmas tree toppers!!!
    By Henny00, on October 30, 2016

  • Not sure if the holiday project idea is to be here or at Your Thrift Diving blog so will post at both. Would love to see you use your miter saw to make a Christmas Tree wallhanging for your front porch!
    By Quiltsharon, on October 30, 2016

  • So cute!!! I would love to see some cute fall decorations for Thanksgiving that will last from year to year. Thanks for a great post AND a great giveaway!
    By Jess V, on October 30, 2016

  • Your creativity is really inspiring! I would love a sleigh made from repurposed items.
    By JenniferCloud, on October 30, 2016

  • Your creativity is really inspiring! I would love a sleigh made from repurposed items.
    By JenniferCloud, on October 30, 2016

  • Great tutorial. I am pinning this post. I would love to see some gift giving wood working projects like cutting boards for the chefs in my life or sturdy lined boxes to store the holiday silver settings. I love wood working and just promoted out of job that gave me access to all the shop tools like table saws, planers, radial arm saws. I am so going to miss the smell of fresh cut wood until I can build up a private collection of tools.
    By Desertrose920, on October 30, 2016

  • What a great use for our old fish bowl, love it. I would love to see 3-d Christmas ornaments made, like the big balls for your yard. Looking forward to seeing what craft ideas you come up with!
    By ahoefle, on October 30, 2016

  • Awesome! I would love to see some large yard art Christmas projects!!
    By DragonLady, on October 30, 2016

  • Awesome! I would love to see some large yard art Christmas projects!!
    By DragonLady, on October 30, 2016

  • Thus is so cute. Going to show this to my daughter she might be able to use this in her classroom.
    By Celticlass, on October 30, 2016

  • Great tutorial! I would have to make mine a gum-ball machine though. You make it look so easy too.
    By Kellyjo2708, on October 30, 2016

  • Nice job. I just hope if it was an upcycled fish bowl it was cleaned thoroughly with Clorox sufficiently before using to dispense candy!
    By Smbritt, on October 30, 2016

  • I absolutely love this! I would like to see some giant candy canes to frame the doorway!
    By whterose20, on October 30, 2016

  • That;s a great dispenser! How about a project for Christmas that is a large outdoor tree made with wood and lights?
    By Mhj, on October 30, 2016

  • I have so much scrap wood, maybe an advent/countdown type of project for the holidays?
    By wbushway, on October 30, 2016

  • Shared on Pinterest
    By Jacksmom1, on October 31, 2016

  • Very cute idea! As someone else mentioned, a nice display for Christmas cards that I personally would use in my office to add a little decoration in a small space. Just started tackling a house that was from the 1920's covered up by 70's paneling, carpet etc...lots of work to bring back it's character, but will eventually have a beautiful house to decorate!
    By tgail, on October 31, 2016

  • Love this candy dispenser project. I would love to see more ideas for Christmas using recycled wood & lights. Like the wooden pallet Christmas trees. And wooden tree decorations. Thank you! ~ Carol W. workmanscraps(at)gmail(dot)com
    By clworkman4, on October 31, 2016
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  • This is such a cute project! Now I just need to win some tools so that I can make it ;)
    By justdeb61, on October 3, 2016

  • I like you made a separate one for Teal Pumpkin project - food allergy kids
    By Condo Blues, on October 6, 2016

  • Love the colors!
    By diycandy, on October 6, 2016

  • This is a cool craft! Love this idea!
    By katelaine, on October 6, 2016

  • Such a cute + creative project!!
    By Trisha D., on October 6, 2016

  • I have a list of to-do projects but this one is going on top of the list. LOVE THIS!
    By Taylor Closet, on October 7, 2016

  • This is such a cute and easy project and I love the colors you painted them!
    By MaryHunn, on October 10, 2016

  • This is such a cute project and I love that it has a secondary purpose!
    By MrsMemishi, on October 14, 2016

  • I love DIY projects a lot of our furniture and décor items was handmade by me and my husband. It's nice to be able to design things the way you want and create your own furnishings. I love the pumpkins they are beautiful and the colors are nice.
    By alinicole711, on October 16, 2016

  • These are so cute I want to build one! I think it is so cool to be dual purpose but I would also love to put plants in it!
    By my4boysand1_36549, on October 25, 2016

  • What a darling project! Pretty straightforward and doable!
    By shortreba, on October 25, 2016

  • I love these boxes! These would be perfect for my front porch.
    By cvillemommy, on October 30, 2016
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