Roundup: Stunning Christmas Cookies

by DIY Maven

created at: 12/07/2012

When you think about it, decorated Christmas cookies fall into two primary categories. There's the 'cute' category filled with smiling Santa faces and candy cane shapes and such, and then there's the 'stunning work of art' cookies. In this roundup, we're going to looking at some of those that fall into the second bunch. Gorgeous, too pretty

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Roundup: 25 DIY Ornament Ideas for the Holidays

by Brittni Mehlhoff

created at: 12/06/2012

The first week of December is nearly gone and it is time to get into the Christmas spirit. You already have your tree and maybe even the lights, but ornaments? Well, that's another story. Am I right? If it looks like you'll be DIYing tree trinkets this year, you're going to need some inspiration. So here are twenty-five DIY ornament ideas to get you in the holiday (and crafting) spirit.   

created at: 12/06/2012

1. Felt Ornaments

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Roundup: 35 DIY Holiday Gift Tag and Topper Ideas

by Capree K

created at: 12/06/2012

Yesterday, I shared a few of my favorite DIY gift wrap ideas. Well, you can't leave those gifts undressed and naked! Here are 35 gift tag and gift topper ideas that are sure to offer the perfect finishing touch to your holiday gifts this year. Enjoy!     

1. Fabric Poppy Gift Topper

2. Pyramid Box with Tissue Paper Pom Pom

3. Modern Paper Gift Tags

created at: 12/06/2012

4. Felt Monogram Ornament Tag

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How To: Make a Woven Gift-Wrap Topper

by DIY Maven

Woven gift topper

A beautiful and deceptively simple way to make your holiday gifts stand out in a crowd is by dressing them up with a woven topper. The one pictured above gives the recycled newsprint under it new life. Christmas or Hanukkah colors would be my pick for this time of year, but Roy G. Biv looks cool too. (I guess that would be Roy G. Bv in this case.) For complete instructions do the click here to visit Minieco. 

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How To: Make A Craft Stick Snowflake

by Matt Allison

created at: 12/05/2012

I'm a father to two little people. Since my eldest is only 2.5 years old, this limits a lot of the craft projects out there that require power tools (though the man in me can't wait till he comes of age to enjoy them!).  This simple project is something we can tackle together and relatively safe (look, no scissors!) and particularly festive.     


It's suggested that you use a hotglue gun, but you can...

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Make This: DIY Elegant Ornament Garland

by Craftmel

created at: 12/04/2012

Eye-catching and glamorous, this incredible ornament ball garland was the perfect way for Kate to establish her color theme for Christmas this year.  The best part of the whole thing is how easy the project is to DIY!   

created at: 12/04/2012

All Kate needed was ornaments of varying sizes and colors within her sophisticated blue, silver, and green theme, as well as some floral wire to string it all on.  Just hang it from some cup hooks on the...

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How to: Make a DIY Neon Holiday Garland in Five Minutes!

by Brittni Mehlhoff

five minute neon holiday garland

We all love to decorate for the holidays, but most of us don't have a ton of time to dedicate to it at the end of a long day, especially during this hectic season. So, if you're looking for a quick and easy garland solution for your tree this year, I've gotcha covered. It will take five minutes or less, and the finished project is a little more unique (and modern) than you can find in stores. Want to know how to make one? Okay!     

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Mid-Century Modern Christmas: How to Make an Atomic Age DIY Stocking!

by Capree K

created at: 12/04/2012

Curbly recently had the great pleasure of creating a series of Mid-Century Modern holiday decorations for DIY Network, including everything from ornaments to stockings to wreaths. We'll be sharing the projects one-by-one. This week's DIY holiday project? Awesome space-age stockings! Check it out!

Looking for more seasonal DIY projects and ideas?

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How to: Make a DIY No-Sew Tree Skirt

by Craftmel

created at: 11/21/2012

Dressing up our Christmas Tree is one of my favorite times of year.  Everyone gets involved, and after hours of stringing lights just perfectly, sentimental ornaments are pulled carefully from their packaging and placed with precision on the tree (or, as much precision as a 3- and 5-year-old can muster).  The last step for our family is tucking the tree skirt under the tree- and this year we needed something new, like a no-sew Snowflake tree skirt!  Read on to see how I easily made this in one nap time.  

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Roundup: 10+ Clever Ways to Decorate With Christmas Lights

by DIY Maven

created at: 12/04/2012

They light up the night with their comforting glow. Their twinkle mesmerizes us, making us feel like we're 10 years old again. It's no wonder why people indulge in decorating with Christmas lights this time of year. Strung, wound or bunched up, here are 10+ ways to add twinkle lights to the places you love. 

created at: 12/04/2012

1. House to Home's mantel/table top design is a collection of letters, two of which are wrapped in...

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How To: Make a DIY Modern Wooden Christmas Tree Set

by Capree K

created at: 12/02/2012

Things are starting to get real festive around these parts! If you're looking for some fun tabletop trees that lean a bit towards the modern side, I've got just the project for you! These wooden trees are super easy to make and can be left plain or customized to your heart's content. Check 'em out!     

created at: 12/02/2012

Materials:

  • (1) 6x36" sheet of Balsa wood
  • tree templates (create and print out a big...

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