Free Template Generator for Boxes, Bags and More

By: Diy maven Nov 27, 2013

Handy and free and just in time for the holidays—or any gift-giving occasion—is this sweet template generator. You simply enter the dimensions you'd like and a template is generated PDF style. Choose from boxes, envelopes,Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Faceted Gemstone Ornaments

By: Matt allison Nov 27, 2013

DIY Faceted Gemstone Ornaments

While it's Thanksgiving week, there is no denying that Christmas is almost upon us, pumpkins are being replaced by lawn deer and lights and shopping malls spinning yuletide classics.

So if you're looking for a quick craft project in between cooking up a culinary storm why not try your hand at these simple… Continue Reading

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How To Make an Ornament Christmas Tree

By: Diy maven Nov 26, 2013

With the help of an old framed screen, Melissa crafted an ornament Christmas tree that will be adorning her porch this holiday season. She used a star ornament for the top, 35 or so plasticContinue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Alternative Ways To Display Christmas Lights

By: Faith-towers Nov 25, 2013

I've always loved the pretty warm glow of white christmas lights. They're festive without being over-the-top. And it turns out that you can use them in all kinds of different ways. Check out my ten favorite alternative string light display ideas after the… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 16 Wreaths and Garlands To DIY This Holiday Season

By: Lexy.b.ward Nov 22, 2013

In keeping with the spirit of the handmade holiday season, we've rounded up 16 wreaths & garlands to decorate your door & mantle all December… Continue Reading

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How to: Handmade Christmas Tree Card (Free Printable)

By: Faith-towers Nov 21, 2013

As the holidays continue to grow near, it's time to start thinking about holiday cards. So this year, I offer this festive watercolor card. It combines the best of both worlds: some hand painted and customized goodness, and the fact that it only takes minutes to make, so you don't have to cut your list short. Click through to find out what it looks like on the inside - and how to make one… Continue Reading

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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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