Elf house on a tree! That would be cute in the garden, especially in the tree over grown with ivy. How about some battery tea lights in the windows during outdoor parties. I hear the fairies/elves whispering "home school project" in my ear.
DIY: Garage Door Makeover With Gel Stain - this is a quick and inexpensive way to add curb appeal to your home. I could practice with my garage door MR ran into with dirtbike. Use ebony or dark gray stain.