30 Awesome Tree Toppers You Can Buy or DIY this Christmas

by Jennifer Farley

30 Christmas Tree Toppers to Buy or DIY

In a couple of weeks you'll be snuggled up in front of a cozy fireplace, watching the snow fall outside your window, decorating your tree for the holiday seasons. Or maybe it'll still be sixty degrees outside, who knows? Either way, you'll want something special to put atop your festive fir. Here are 30 Christmas tree toppers you can DIY or buy this season.    

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Make It: 10 Imaginative DIY Advent Calendars to Welcome the Holiday Season

by Faith Towers
Roundup: 10 Imaginative DIY Advent Calendars

It doesn't seem possible that another holiday season is upon us, but it is... which means that if you plan to make an advent calendar, it's time to get started on it! This is a wonderful tradition, especially for children... when I was a kid I remember looking forward to opening my advent calendar each day in December. So today we're sharing ten super creative, beautiful ways to make your own.   

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Gift Guide: Don't Give Junk to Children - 30 Quality, Handmade, and Stylish Toys for Kids

by Lidy Dipert

Gift Guide: Don't Give Junk to Children - 30 Quality, Handmade, and Stylish Toys for Kids

Christmas is just around the corner and we are trying to get organized this year by planning ahead! When it comes to shopping for your kids, it can get a little tiring seeing those same old plastic, cheap toys you try really hard to avoid buying year after year. But what choice do you really have when you haven't a clue what's out there? Well, you're just in luck! We made a fantastic list of quality, handmade and stylish toys for...

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How To: 100+ Easy Handmade Christmas Card Tutorials

by DIY Maven

created at: 11/12/2012

A few years back, I posted an article highlighting 36 easy handmade Christmas cards. Little did we know that four years later, it would generate close to a quarter of a million views. The post's popularity told us that people are clamoring for easy and beautiful handmade Christmas card tutorials. It also told us that we needed to scrounge the internets for even MORE ideas. After doing just that, here's some for this holiday season. 

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How To: Make Easy Literary Leaf Gift Tags (Free Template Included)

by Chris Gardner

created at: 12/07/2010

This year, all my Christmas decor is leaning towards the paper-y and the handmade. So, when all my Christmas presents ended up getting wrapped in brown craft paper and old books, I knew the leftover red and green gift tag stickers at the bottom of my wrapping paper organizer wouldn't do.

So, I came up with this easy way to create leaf-shaped newsprint gift tags for free! And free is a lot better than the $4.00 apiece they're asking at West Elm. Here's how:

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How to: Modern Wire Tabletop Trees

by Lidy Dipert

Modern Wire Tabletop Trees | Hello Lidy for Curbly

Everyone loves a good Christmas village or little winter scene to display during the season! I love how it adds a whimsical touch and how easy it is to create your very own without having to buy the expensive sets in stores. Simply using stackable wooden blocks and floral wire, you can create beautiful silouettes of trees to capture a magical winter in your own home. 

Materials
  • Wooden blocks (I found mine...

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Round up: 9 DIY Backdrops for your Holiday Photos

by Stephanie Lee
Photo: Free People

Ah the holidays. If your family is anything like mine, this is the one time of year when everyone's in the same place so of course all the cameras come out for the obligatory family photograph. And that being the case, why not make it a good one complete with stunning festive backdrop! You'd be surprised how simple it is to set one of these up, and boy will they add a whole of pretty to your pics. Read on for my favourites!

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