A Beastlie, shotgun shells used in decor, and Darth Vader snowflakes in this week's reader photos #Reader Round-up#art#Christmas#Christmas trees#gifts#holidays#lighting#winter Updated Oct 12 2015 (Posted Dec 19 2011) Cat Rocketship So let's get the week going with a look at what's been going on with photos from the Offbeat Home Flickr pool and things we've pinned via the Offbeat Home Pinterest account. allaboutevelyn: 'I love our living room at night, with a fire going and the light of the Christmas tree!' BerettaFleur: 'Shotgun shell Christmas lights! We got the idea from a sporting clays shooting range. It's a great way to repurpose plastic shells you aren't going to/able to reload.' This is a Beastlie. He is one of many. Click through to read about his cousins and the artist who makes them. *Mirre*'s Sunday morning coffee. From Kitschey Living comes this crazy pink seashell bed. I want to live in my swimsuit and sleep in that bed in a land where winter never comes… Kissa: 'I always make paper snowflakes as holiday decorations, but this year I branched out into themes -- Star Wars and Batman!' Clicky Links! I'm about to make this year's gingerbread house. Should I make a gingerbread geodesic dome instead? ThinkGeek's salt and peper magic wands are back — $9.99. Save a lot of leftover pizza? This Lifehack of the Day will show you the best way to save pizza. This is the best winter lawn display of all time. Six ideas for curing your kitchen's awkward corner. Need another offbeat Christmas tree idea? Here's a tentacle-y Cthulhu tree of DOOM. Got something to share? See your options on our Submissions page. Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Cat Rocketship I was the Managing Editor of Offbeat Home for a year and a half. I have a rich Internet life and also a pretty good real life. Hobbies include D&D, Twitter, and working on making our household more self-reliant. I also draw things. PREVIOUS Having a kid in The Sims is like having a kid in real life — except for when it's not NEXT When home is a hospital room Show/Hide comments [ 5 ] I just found a link on how to make those Darth Vader snowflakes. There is a pattern for Yoda too!!! Reply Those shotgun shells are awwwwwesome. I love personalized celebrating! My friend Kim is making an apartment building gingerbread house! I should tell her about the geodesic one! Reply I looove those shotgun lights, and the Star Wars snowflakes! And the shell bed is crazy… I'd be all over it in a different color, though. (ps: thanks for the feature! 🙂 Reply Printing and making myself a Yoda snowflake now 🙂 Reply Does anyone out there know how I could get that pink shell mermaid bed? Used? I live in Brooklyn. Thank you Reply Join the conversation Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.