Holiday Gift Guide: 12 Sweet Handmade Gifts for Kids

By: Lexy.b.ward Nov 21, 2013

Forget the early-morning-Black-Friday-shopping this year and give your child something unique and handmade! We've rounded up 12 great gifts for your littles that support handmade Etsy shop owners and a few other online shops as well!  … Continue Reading

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How to: Make a Modern Wooden Christmas Tree Display Shelf

By: Brittni mehlhoff Nov 19, 2013

When the holidays roll around, I usually break out my glue gun and come up with a few easy winter projects to tackle. Today though, I'm branching out from the materials I almost always use and picking up a hand saw instead. With a bit of careful measuring and a handful of cuts, I made this hanging wood Christmas tree shelf perfect for storing small gifts and holiday odds and… Continue Reading

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Gift Guide: 15 Awesome DIY Stocking Stuffers and Small Gift Projects

By: Faith-towers Nov 19, 2013

I've always been the type who gives lots of smaller gifts instead of one big one - I don't like to put all my eggs in one basket. So obviously I love stocking stuffers. And I love DIY stocking stuffers even more. Here are 15 of my… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Ways To Use Pinecones in Your Holiday Decor

By: Faith-towers Nov 18, 2013

They're free. They're versatile. They're everywhere right now. In my mind, pinecones signal the transition from fall into winter, making them the perfect decorative element for your home this time of year. Click through to see all the clever ways you can utilize pinecones during the upcoming holiday… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 11 DIY and Handmade Christmas Card Ideas

By: Brittni mehlhoff Nov 15, 2013

Greeting cards can get pricey, especially during the holidays when you have 20+ cards to buy, stamp, and send to loved ones. Ouch. So instead of buying cards this year, make your own with this list of 11 DIY holiday greeting… Continue Reading

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How to: Make DIY Colorful Holiday Votive Candles with Hot Glue!

By: Faith-towers Nov 14, 2013

I came up with this idea one night while watching Project Runway. Designer Justin LeBlanc created a hot glue embellished dress, and I wanted to turn that technique into a decorative holiday project for the home. The process was super simple, super affordable, and I totally love how they turned out. Let's make… Continue Reading

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10 Paper Projects To Decorate Your Home This Holiday Season

By: Lexy.b.ward Nov 14, 2013

Who DOESN'T love to decorate their home for the holidays? You don't have to spend an arm-and-a-leg on decor this year. We've rounded up ten projects that can be made using paper!  … Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 DIY Entertaining Ideas for the Holidays

By: Faith-towers Nov 12, 2013

'Tis the season for parties and get-togethers, which means all of our DIY projects can go to very good use! Here are ten fabulous entertaining projects that will have your guests talking for… Continue Reading

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Gift Guide: 10 Handmade Gifts Under $30 for Anyone

By: Brittni mehlhoff Nov 07, 2013

If you're hoping to find unique items for the holidays, Etsy is one of the best places to shop. If you want to make sure to get all your gifts and goodies ordered in enough time though, you may want to start looking now (since many Etsy items are made to order). So here's a gift guide that can serve as a jumping off point for holiday gift giving for friends and family. Here are ten handmade gift ideas for anyone (guy or gal), for under… Continue Reading

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Holiday Gift Guide: 12 Great Handmade Gifts for Men

By: Capreek Nov 05, 2013

We're kicking the gift giving season off with a roundup of some of our favorite hand-crafted items for guys! In an effort to encourage "shopping small" this holiday season and supporting our fellow makers, each product featured is handmade by independent Etsy shop artisans.… Continue Reading

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Gift Guide: 10 Memorable DIY Hostess Gifts

By: Faith-towers Nov 05, 2013

Although it's hard to believe, it's almost that time of year when holiday parties start occupying most Saturday nights. My go-to gift for these kinds of events is usually a bottle of wine, but sometimes it's nice to surprise your hostess with something different. Here are some wonderfully affordable DIY ideas that you can start thinking about ahead of time to avoid excessive holiday… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Delicious Christmas Side Dishes

By: Matt allison Dec 21, 2012

Each family has its own tradition over Christmas lunch, maybe you're being adventurous with a 3 in one bird, a glazed gammon or plump chicken, either way I've rounded up a few of my favorite sides to compliment your main meal.

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1. Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Sunflower Seeds, from Martha Stewart

2. Braised Leeks, from Simply Recipes

3. Creamed Spinach,… Continue Reading

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How To: Make Easy Homemade Holiday Lollipops

By: Capreek Dec 21, 2012

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Still looking for a quick and easy gift idea for all those friendly acquaintances in your life? Whip up a batch of these homemade lollipops, tie them up in a fancy bow, and you're set!  … Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Painted Glass Holiday Tumblers

By: Capreek Dec 19, 2012

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Whether you're looking for a last-minute gift idea or just want to spruce up some older drinkware for the holidays, this easy project is for you!… Continue Reading

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Holiday in the Southern Hemisphere: What It's Like Celebrating Christmas in Summer

By: Matt allison Dec 19, 2012

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We are less than a week away from Christmas. The trees are up, carols fill the airwaves, and gifts are being wrapped...but there's simply no way it's gonna be a white Christmas at my house.

You see right now here in Cape Town, South Africa the weather is a little shy of a 110 degrees, the surfs high and our pristine beaches are covered with tanned bodies flocking to 'The Fairest Cape'.  'Cause it's… Continue Reading

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