Roundup: 15 DIY Gift Ideas for the Holidays

By: Brittni mehlhoff Nov 09, 2012

created at: 11/08/2012

Every year, I vow to make gifts for my friends for the holidays, but then life happens and I usually don't end up getting around to it. This year is going to be different though because I'm starting early. I put together a list of the gifts I want to make and am getting started this weekend. Wanna join me? Here are 15 do-it-yourself gifts to make this Christmas for your friends and family.   

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Roundup: Curbly's 2012 Modern Holiday Card Guide

By: Chrisjob Nov 08, 2012

created at: 11/08/2012

We love paper, we love independent designers, and we certainly love getting cool, handmade art in the mail. So for the Curbly crew, cards are not only a given, but one of our favorite parts of the holiday season.

To help find some of the coolest, most stylish holiday greeting cards of 2012, Curbly asked our friend and resident stationery expert Carina Murray of Crow and Canary to share her favorite picks this season.Continue Reading

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Gift Guide: 12 Cool Gifts for Geeks!

By: Capreek Nov 07, 2012

created at: 11/07/2012

The way I see it, there's a geek in all of us. Maybe you're crazy about robots (ahem), photography, coffee, or even your iPhone -- and chances are you know someone just as geeky, too. Celebrate their nerdy obsessions with a gift they'll truly love!      Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 DIY Advent Calendar and Holiday Countdown Ideas

By: Craftmel Nov 07, 2012

created at: 11/05/2012

It seems as though every year is a foot race, with holidays paced out evenly throughout... until the mad final sprint to the finish line with three major holidays right in a row.  That is why it is never too early to start prepping for that great gift-giving time of year.  Here is a roundup of 10 Advent ideas to help you in all your early preparation!   Continue Reading

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How To: Easy DIY Folding Chair Makeover

By: Alicia Nov 06, 2012

created at: 11/06/2012

Thanksgiving means turkey, cranberries, guests, and extra seats at the table. As we prepare for the holiday, we decided to purchase a set of folding chairs to create additional seating for our guests. The chairs are super sturdy and comfortable, but they're not the most stylish kids on the block, so we decided to spiff them up using rivets, a staple gun, and some extra fabric we had lying around the house. Check out the tutorial below!Continue Reading

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Gift Guide: 15 Unique Handmade Gifts from Etsy

By: Brittni mehlhoff Nov 05, 2012

created at: 11/04/2012

Every year, the holidays seem to creep up faster and faster than the one before. Did you notice that? So, let's get a head start this year. Here are 15 handmade Etsy gifts that even your coolest and most-difficult friends to buy for will love.   Continue Reading

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How to: Throw a Thanksgiving Tasting Party - Menus, Recipes, and Tips

By: Diy maven Nov 02, 2012

created at: 11/01/2012Restaurant chefs began having tasting parties as a means to showcase their best dishes. The practice soon spilled over into kitchens everywhere. This year, I decided to see how one might extrapolate the tasting party into a Thanksgiving dinner. 

 Why, you may ask, would you want to pare down a holiday menu known to embrace surfeit into something that consists of bite-sized servings? I can think of several very good reasons. One, eating yourself into a coma Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Recipes Using Leftover Halloween Candy

By: Craftmel Oct 30, 2012

created at: 10/29/2012

While kids are in a candy-induced coma, take inventory of their haul and see if they have what it takes to make these delicious post-Halloween treats that everyone can enjoy.   Continue Reading

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Pumpkin Cookie Jar Mercury Glass Makeover

By: Diy maven Oct 29, 2012

created at: 10/29/2012

Kimberly had a glass pumpkin-shaped cookie jar, much like the one pictured above, and decided to give it the mercury glass treatment a la Pottery Barn. She used Krylon's Looking Glass spray paint. Here's what her cookie jar looksContinue Reading

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Roundup: 15 Sweet and Savory -- and Oh-So-Spooky -- Halloween Treats!

By: Capreek Oct 26, 2012

created at: 10/25/2012

In case you hadn't heard, Halloween is right around the corner! We've decided to eat our way to the finish line with some of these sweet and savory -- and oh-so-spooky -- treats! Happy haunting!     Continue Reading

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Roundup: 20 Festive DIY Wreaths for Fall!

By: Capreek Oct 25, 2012

created at: 10/25/2012

We've rounded up 20 festive fall wreaths that will see your decor through from Halloween to Thanksgiving! Check 'em out and let us know which are your fave!      Continue Reading

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Halloween Free Printables Roundup

By: Alicia Oct 25, 2012

created at: 10/22/2012

Halloween is just around the corner, and we've found some great free printables that will add some festive "orange and black" to your house. Continue Reading

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Make It: Spider Pinata DIY

By: Brittni mehlhoff Oct 25, 2012

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I feel like pinatas are the perfect Halloween decor item because they're fun and festive and filled with candy - three staples of Halloween in my book. Yet, I've never seen them being used this time of year, until now.   Continue Reading

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DIY Mailable Halloween Party

By: Craftmel Oct 23, 2012

created at: 10/23/2012

While you are adding Halloween touches around your place, why not package up a few items and mail it to someone else so they can get in the fun?    Continue Reading

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How To: Make Vampire Pumpkins

By: Diy maven Oct 22, 2012

created at: 10/22/2012

Yesterday I saw a little boy walking the aisles of the co-op sporting a pair of faux vampire teeth. I've never understood their appeal, as, if I remember correctly, they kinda hurt your mouth. Better use of them would be to make Martha's Fang Pumpkins (aka Drac-o'-Lanterns). Besides Continue Reading

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