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How To: Create New Year's Eve Decorations with Plastic Drinking Straws

By: Brittni mehlhoff Dec 18, 2014

Tim Gibson for Oh Happy Day
Tim Gibson for Oh Happy Day

With New Year's Day just two weeks from today, you may want to tackle a quick DIY or two for New Year's Eve. And this one is perfect because you probably already have the main material lying around your house: plastic drinking straws.   Continue Reading

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Roundup: 30 Holiday Wrapping Paper and Gift Box Printables

By: Capreek Dec 17, 2014

Earlier this week, we shared some of our favorite printable gift tags for the holidays. But gifts need more than just tags! So, we've rounded up 30 awesome and totally free wrapping paper and gift box printables for you to enjoy. Happy gift giving!       Continue Reading

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How to: DIY Ornament-Shaped Holiday Doormat

By: Lexy.b.ward Dec 17, 2014
DIY Ornament Doormat
Photo: Lexy Ward

I wanted to give our front porch a little holiday love, but I wanted to do something other than the traditional wreath on the door. Enter: the vintage ornament doormat. Here's how to make your own!      

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How-to: Easy Hexagon Wall Art

By: Rachel mae smith Dec 17, 2014
Hexagon Wal Art
by Tara Dennis

Perhaps it's the time of the year, but I'm pretty in love with all things metallic. And this hexagon wall art is no exception! All you really need is paper, a punch, and some glue and you can have custom wall art in less about an hour. Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Luxe Fur Pom Throw Blanket

By: Lexy.b.ward Dec 17, 2014
DIY Luxe Fur Pom Throw
Photo: House of Earnest

If you're wanting to give a handmade gift this year, but hate starting from scratch, this is the project for you! The gift givee will be so blown away by the beauty of this throw that they won't even realize you didn't make the whole thing!      

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How To: Make Your Own Modern Sled for Under $60

By: Capreek Dec 16, 2014
HomeMade Modern [http://homemade-modern.com/ep51-modern-toboggan/]

When it comes to snow, I'm firmly in the "No thank you, lady Nature" camp. It looks pretty in photos and that's about as close as I want to get to the stuff. But I do enjoy a good thrill as much as the next person, so the idea of shooting down the side of a snow-covered hill on nothing but a tiny piece of wood or plastic is undeniably appealing. If you also enjoy a good sled ride, check out this ridiculously cool one you can make yourself!      Continue Reading

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DIY Retry: How to Customize Almost Anything with This DIY Water Slide Decal Technique

By: Brittni mehlhoff Dec 16, 2014
Photo: Brittni Mehlhoff

A long while back, there was a project here on Curbly, for DIY water slide decals, that I thought was really cool. I had never tried the technique before, so I gave it a go and documented the results for something I've dubbed a DIY Retry. Want to see the results?   

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Can You Guess What Piece of Furniture is Hiding in this Box?

By: Diy maven Dec 16, 2014
SlipTalk [http://www.sliptalk.com/bed-in-a-box/]

Looks like a handcrafted, heavy-duty chest, right? Yeah, well, it just looks like that. It's really something else entirely. Can you guess what might be inside?

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Gift Guide: 10 Genius Mason Jar Gift Ideas

By: Faith-towers Dec 16, 2014
10 Genius Mason Jar Gift Ideas

Mason jar gifts are like mini gift baskets - they can be customized according to the recipient, and the jars themselves can be reused once their contents are long gone. They make great hostess gifts, and are also perfect for teachers, neighbors and work friends. Click through to check out my top ten favorite ideas.   

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Roundup: 20 Free Holiday Gift Tag Printables

By: Capreek Dec 15, 2014

Christmas is right around the corner, which means it's time to start wrapping all those presents! Here are 20 unique gift tags that you can print -- for free -- right at home!       Continue Reading

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