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How to: Make a Modern Advent Village

by Alicia Lacy
DIY Wood Block & Test Tube Advent Village
Photo: Bruno Bornsztein

It's advent calendar time! As I write this post, the Midwest is being walloped by a snow storm. Nothing inspires holiday decorating like many inches of snow, and to stave off decking all the halls, I created a little advent village for our children. Read on for the full tutorial.

Using blocks of wood and test tubes, I assembled a village full of tiny treasures to help our family celebrate...

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Eye Candy: 11 Ways to Decorate with Non-Traditional Christmas Colours

by Stephanie Lee
Photo: Pencil Shaving Studio

If you've been reading my Christmas posts over the last couple of weeks, you've probably heard me say that I'm not a big fan of traditional festive colours. But that doesn't mean I don't like decorating for the holidays. Far from it in fact - it just means I try to think outside the box when it comes to the colours I use. And after scouting around online it seems I'm not the only one! Read on to see my favourite alternative colour schemes for Christmas.

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How to: Make a Wintery Wonderland Wreath

by Lidy Dipert

Make a Wintery Wonderland Wreath | Hello Lidy for Curbly

One of the things I look forward to each season is creating a new wreath for our home. Not only is it a fun and festive project to do, but it makes for some really easy holiday decor! The style options are endless and limitless. Here in Canada, everything is covered in a blanket of white, shimmery snow. It's truly a magical time of year and I really wanted to emulate that in my decor, so I decided to make a wintery wonderland wreath. 

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Roundup: 10 Awesome Free Printables For The Holidays

by Faith Towers
Roundup: 10 Awesome Free Printables For The Holidays
Photo: The Anastasia Co.

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.    

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Roundup: 20+ More Inexpensive DIY Gift Basket Ideas

by DIY Maven


DIY gift basket ideas

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...

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