How to: DIY Typographic No-Sew Holiday Banner

Jeran Mc Connel

Yep, December is here and I'm ready to deck. those. halls. Each year, I lean more and more towards minimal Christmas decorations and I love simple black and white with spashes of metalics. I'm a huge fan of a banner or pendent. They are easy to hang and roll up small and compact to pack away for the rest of the year. Banners add a relaxed, informal vibe to a space. This no-sew, narrow NOEL banner is perfect for a tight space. I'm hanging mine on a tiny space on my wall between the door and window. 

Felt is one of my favorite materials to work with.  It's inexpensive and requires no sewing.            

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How to: Make a Modern Advent Village

Alicia Lacy
DIY Wood Block & Test Tube Advent Village
Photo: Bruno Bornsztein

It's advent calendar time! As I write this post, the Midwest is being walloped by a snow storm. Nothing inspires holiday decorating like many inches of snow, and to stave off decking all the halls, I created a little advent village for our children. Read on for the full tutorial.

Using blocks of wood and test tubes, I assembled a village full of tiny treasures to help our family celebrate...

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How To: Turn 1 Dollar Store Laundry Basket into 2 Wreaths

Diy Maven
Laundry Basket Wreaths Before
Photo: A Piece of Rainbow

You might see a bunch of wreath tutorials out there that start with wire coat hangers for the frame. If your house is like this one, your coat hangers are either plastic or wood. So how about making a wreath or two using a dollar store laundry basket? Although the wreaths made in the tutorial are summery, the same techniques could be applied to something more apropos to the season. Take a look at...

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