Roundup: 15 DIY Garland Ideas for the Holidays

By: Brittni mehlhoff Dec 13, 2012

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Garlands are one of the most fun DIY projects to tackle during the holidays. Don't you think? They're festive and versatile and pretty much anyone can make one. So, if you're looking for some garland inspiration for decorating your mantle or elsewhere this year, be sure to check out this list of creative ideas.   

reindeer garland

1. diy santa reindeer garland

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2. cozy pom pom garland

easy neon garland

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Eye Candy: 40 Scandinavian-Style Christmas Decor Ideas

By: Capreek Dec 12, 2012

created at: 12/12/2012

What's black and white and wood all over? A modern, rustic, Scandinavian Christmas! We've rounded up forty (40!!) Scandinavian-style holiday decor ideas that will have you daydreaming of log fires and warm glasses of glogg in no time. God Jul!      

1. Simple Black and White Christmas Decor

2. White Christmas Kitchen Decor

3. Elegant Bathroom Christmas Decor

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DIY Modern Nutcracker Christmas Mantle

By: Craftmel Dec 12, 2012

created at: 12/11/2012

Nutcrackers are one of my favorite Christmas motifs, especially when they are modernized to my taste (like these all-white beauties) and for certain, these Nutcracker silhouettes resting on the fireplace mantle will be added to my to-do list this… Continue Reading

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How to: Make Easy DIY Tabletop Christmas Trees

By: Chrisjob Dec 11, 2012

created at: 12/11/2012

Last holiday season, I had so much fun experimenting with sprayable glitter (see: here, and here, here, & here), that this year, it nearly didn't feel like Christmas unless I busted out the glitz again. But then, when a friend asked if I had any ideas to make some super easy, small woodland-style Christmas trees for a centerpiece, I knew exactly what to do. 

So, here's how to make a whole forrest of tabletop winter… Continue Reading

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Mid-Century Modern Christmas: How to Make a DIY Floating Holiday Centerpiece

By: Capreek Dec 11, 2012

created at: 12/11/2012

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're excited to share our final project with you, this awesome, modern floating centerpiece! Check it out!

Looking for more seasonal DIY projects and ideas?

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Roundup: 15 DIY Paper Holiday Decor Projects

By: Craftmel Dec 11, 2012

Paper Holiday Decor

Papier. Papel. Carta. Papper. Paper.  No matter how you say it, its our favorite material for turning out some creative and unique Christmastime decor with a little folding, cutting, or gluing. Here are 15 ideas to get you started!  

1. Origami Star, from Home by Linn.

2. 6-Point Stars, by Kate's Creative Space.

3. Paper Star Wreath, by Sinnenrausch

Paper Holiday Decor

4. Origami Stars for Garlands,… Continue Reading

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Roundup: Unique Gifts-In-a-Jar Recipes

By: Diy maven Dec 11, 2012

created at: 12/11/2012Our friends at Food Network, Cooking Channel and Food have great collections of gift-in-a-jar (or gift-in-a-bag when appropriate) projects perfect for Christmas gift-giving. So, I've gone through their coffers and tried to find more unique recipes that will surprise (and impress) those on our

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How to: Make a DIY Modern Wooden Menorah

By: Bruno Dec 10, 2012


A few weeks ago, our editor, Chris Gardner, posted a sweet woodworking tutorial over on our 'brother' site, ManMadeDIY. In it, he explained the steps he took to make a beautiful hardwood modern menorah. If you're in the market for a new one for Hanukkah this year, or you're not Jewish but you just want a candle-holder with room for nine lights, then I suggest you check it out. Chris shipped us the finished product, and we were thrilled to… Continue Reading

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How to: Make a Typographic Christmas Countdown Calendar

By: Chrisjob Dec 10, 2012

created at: 12/10/2012

As a kid, I loved making those paper ring garlands to help count down the days to Christmas. They weren't much, just strips of red and green construction paper, one looped inside another and held together with a swipe of glue stick, but, buddy, I loved the ritual of ripping those suckers off as soon as I woke up every… Continue Reading

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Free Download: 50+ Free Gift Tag Printables

By: Diy maven Dec 10, 2012

created at: 12/10/2012

Fine Craft Guild has put together 10 sets of free gift tag printables. With this selection, we'll never have to by gift tags… Continue Reading

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Roundup: Stunning Christmas Cookies

By: Diy maven Dec 07, 2012

created at: 12/07/2012

When you think about it, decorated Christmas cookies fall into two primary categories. There's the 'cute' category filled with smiling Santa faces and candy cane shapes and such, and then there's the 'stunning work of art' cookies. In this roundup, we're going to looking at some of those that fall into the second bunch. Gorgeous, too… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 25 DIY Ornament Ideas for the Holidays

By: Brittni mehlhoff Dec 07, 2012

created at: 12/06/2012

The first week of December is nearly gone and it is time to get into the Christmas spirit. You already have your tree and maybe even the lights, but ornaments? Well, that's another story. Am I right? If it looks like you'll be DIYing tree trinkets this year, you're going to need some inspiration. So here are twenty-five DIY ornament ideas to get you in the holiday (and crafting) spirit.   

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1. Felt Ornaments

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Roundup: 35 DIY Holiday Gift Tag and Topper Ideas

By: Capreek Dec 07, 2012

created at: 12/06/2012

Yesterday, I shared a few of my favorite DIY gift wrap ideas. Well, you can't leave those gifts undressed and naked! Here are 35 gift tag and gift topper ideas that are sure to offer the perfect finishing touch to your holiday gifts this year. Enjoy!     

1. Fabric Poppy Gift Topper

2. Pyramid Box with Tissue Paper Pom Pom

3. Modern Paper Gift Tags

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4. Felt Monogram Ornament Tag

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Roundup: 30+ Inspiring and Festive DIY Gift Wrap Ideas

By: Capreek Dec 06, 2012

created at: 12/06/2012

If store-bought wrapping paper just isn't doing it for you this year, here are over 30 DIY gift wrap ideas to inspire and delight! Happy crafting!     

1. Polka Dot Gift Wrap

2. Studded Gift Wrap

3. Celery Stamp Gift Wrap

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4. Re-purposed Sweater Gift Wrap

5. Stitched Gift Wrap

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6. Fringe Gift Wrap

7. Hand-Lettered Gift Box

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Make It: Tiny Packages Tied up with String

By: Brittni mehlhoff Dec 06, 2012

created at: 11/20/2012

They say good things come in small packages. So I can only imagine what's hiding inside this tiny present. It must be pretty awesome. And you can make your own version of these little guys, without the help of a magnifying… Continue Reading

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