The holidays are expensive, there's just no way around it (unless you forgo gifts altogether). But if that's not your cup of tea, there are ways to save a few bucks. One easy way is to download free printables to use for gift wrap, tags, decor, etc. So we've rounded up ten of our favorite free holiday printables - we think you'll like them too.
When it came time for Lindsey over at Better After to re-do her dining room, she looked up to the ceiling. She decided to paint it--wait for it--black. Not only does it add
Get ready for another round of wekeend DIY projects to try. There's no time like the present to start tackling some projects before Thanksgiving rolls around. Right? Click through for all 7 DIY ideas.
I always have food on the brain. And that really hasn't changed now that I'm decorating for the holidays. I'm breaking out the tree this weekend and thought it should probably be covered in all of my favorite foods. Here are 15 of the cutest and most delicious treat-inspired ornaments & garlands for the tree this year!
When Jen needed a cost-effective kitchen island for her rental, she turned to pallets. She'd had success before using them to re-do a bookcase, so this was familiar territory for her. First in the island's creation was building a frame--the wood for which, Jen notes, was the only lumber that was actually purchased for the project.
A bunch of years ago I wrote a roundup of 20+ Inexpensive DIY Gift Baskets Ideas We Love, and apparently, you love them too, because the article still gets plenty of viewing action. Although we STILL love those ideas, we thought it might be time to expand on the idea. As mentioned in the original post, gift baskets are great to receive, but giving them can be surprisingly expensive. Pick a basket, add a little of this and a...
With all the parties that take place during the festive season, the holidays are the perfect time to have a little fun with your table settings. After all, there are so many elements that you can DIY, and by doing so you can really tailor each piece to suit your personal taste or existing Christmas decor (or both!). Read on to see how easy it was to set up this simple place setting with just a bit of fabric paint, paper and some clay.
Once Thanksgiving has passed, winter starts to feel like a reality... which means that it might be time to switch out some decorations outside. Here are ten of our favorite front porch ideas - some with a holiday feel, some without.
I'm getting into holiday decorating much earlier than normal this year. What about you? And I thought I would try my hand at another wood project because I happen to have a bunch of wood shims lying around from another project. So, with the help of the folks at Dremel, I created a tabletop wood shim Christmas tree for the holidays that is fun, festive, and a little bit pastel. The finished tree is about 16 inches tall, making it especially perfect for anyone with a small space that doesn't have a lot of room to spare. Click through for the full tutorial.
Maybe it's just me, but I am always in need of a few extra spots to store props & knick-knacks. These beautiful leather baskets are just the ticket! And the tutorial looks simple enough to make several in an afternoon!