Holiday decor can be a little intimidating, especially holiday party decor, but it doesn't have to be. There are so many ideas out there that you can replicate for your own festive get-together. No need to reinvent the wheel on this one. Just take a peek at these 20 holiday party decor ideas and you'll be decking the halls faster than you can say 'HoHoHo'.
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… Continue Reading
I love living right across the street from the public library. Sure, it makes checking out and returning things a breeze (and late fees inexcusable), but there's another benefit. Every six weeks or so, when I see the "Friends of Library Book Sale" sign hit the sidewalk, I can scootch right over and snag the best goodies for a cool 25¢ each.… Continue Reading
Need to get someone a gift that you don't know that well? Those can be the toughest of the season. So, we created this gift guide to help you through the land of awesome gifts (under $50) that anyone will love. Pinkie swear.
1. Snug Magnets $19.90
2. Loop Keychain $16
3. Ceramic Squirrel Speaker $49
4. Sea Salt Caramels $8… Continue Reading
I'll be honest, I prefer that my DIY projects and crafts be heavy on the modern side of things. Sometimes it's hard to find ideas that are easy to make, affordable, and super contemporary. BUT! It can be done! Even the most ubiquitous Christmas craft, the advent calendar, can be turned into an aesthetically pleasing design object. Here are 14 examples that are sure to fit in with modern homes of all types!
If you live in a smaller home, you know that Christmas trees take up a lot of valuable space during the holidays. Space that you may not have to spare. Right? So why not try this fun and fringy DIY alternative Christmas tree idea, that towers over 6 feet tall, but takes up virtually no space at all. Oh, and by the way, it also makes the perfect holiday photo backdrop. Pretty cool, huh? Here's how to make your own giant wall art Christmas tree at… Continue Reading
I think the first time I made a dough ornament was way back in first grade, at least, and the result was a yellowed, rough, and very... salty piece of handiwork. Because I haven't been all too fond of the yellowed and rough look, the salt dough ornaments haven't made their way into my own home. After seeing these ornaments, however, I think it is time to give dough ornaments another chance- especially since these do NOT include salt or flour, making them a beautiful creamy white canvas.… Continue Reading
Christmas is right around the corner which, depending on your degree of seasonal decorating, means it's time to put up a holiday wreath! Ring in the season and add some cheer to your entryway with one of these creative (and oh-so-festive) DIY wreaths!
I've been slowly transforming my house into a holiday/winter-y wonderland the last few weeks and, now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, I'm kicking the decorating into high gear. I've always loved the look of simple cone trees as a Christmas centerpiece, so when I spotted this easy DIY version, I got pretty… Continue Reading
Stocking stuffers are my very favorite thing about the holidays. There's something completely magical about the tiny things. Once again, we've compiled our annual collection of stocking stuffers for everyone on your list. Below is a list of the gems we found this year. We followed three simple rules while putting together this collection:
1. Everything must fit into a stocking.
2. Everything must be under $20.
3.… Continue Reading