DIY Stick Letters - perfect as a decoration in a new couple's home (Make a monogram for your wall! Make the first letter of your last name). You could also paint these in bright colors and use as decor in the kids' rooms!
DIY Cardboard-Lantern includes Template -- paint with crackle paint for aged look, use transparencies or page protector plastic for "glass", add seasonal embellishments and battery tea lights (Diy Paper)
Tutorial for how to make miniature decorative bird cage - interesting technique with sticks stuck into styrofoam - easily modified for realistic cage. Good because I never have birdcage just laying around.