Roundup: 14 Colorful and Modern DIY Advent Calendars

By: Capreek Nov 26, 2014

Yesterday I shared 15 Scandinavian-inspired advent calendars and today I'm back with 14 more, but this time I've rounded up projects for the color and design-loving set. Check out these playful, modern advent calendar ideas… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 15 Scandinavian-Inspired DIY Advent Calendars

By: Capreek Nov 25, 2014

It's almost December, which means it's time to bust out your advent calendars! Here are 15 Scandinavian-inspired DIY options to try this… Continue Reading

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Gift Guide: 12 Cool Ornaments to Buy this Year

By: Brittni mehlhoff Nov 25, 2014

Thinking about adding some new holiday ornaments to your Christmas tree this year? Check out this gift guide for the coolest ornaments on the… Continue Reading

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How to: Make a No-Sew Fabric Gift Envelope... of Any Size!

By: Diy maven Nov 25, 2014

Why fabric gift envelopes? Because they're fun and easy to make and anything slim and flat can fit into them. Folded scarves, ties, gift cards, photographs, a DVD, stuff like that. In this tutorial I'm not going to give specific measurements. That's not because I'm trying to be difficult but because you can make the envelopes of any size using whatever you want to put intoContinue Reading

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How to: Make a Paper Ornament Tree Advent Calendar

By: Lexy.b.ward Nov 24, 2014

DIY Advent Tree

What do you do when you want a Christmas tree and an advent calendar, but you live in a tiny space? You make an advent calendar out of paper and and it becomes your tree, that's what!  … Continue Reading

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Experience Gifts Perfect for Do-It-Yourselfers Everywhere

By: Diy maven Nov 24, 2014

When you hear of 'experience gifts' you might think river rafting expeditions and balloon rides and such. Cool, yeah, but maybe a bit too expensive for some to give, or maybe not particularly appealing to everyone on your Christmas list. I'm here to tell you there are a TON of really fun and interesting experience gifts out there for every price point and they're… Continue Reading

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Gift Guide: 30 Stylish Handmade Accessories for Guys and Gals

By: Capreek Nov 20, 2014

If you're aiming for a handmade holiday this year, but don't *quite* have enough time (or maybe the DIY chops) to make a gift for every person on your list, don't fret! We've scoured Etsy to bring you some of our favorite style accessories for men and women alike! Check 'em out… Continue Reading

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Ironically Adult Christmas Ornaments

By: Diy maven Nov 19, 2014

I wouldn't recommend these particular ornaments for homes with young children of reading age, but if you are prone to suffer from Christmas blues (take heart, you are NOT alone, not by a long shot), don't buy into the Currier… Continue Reading

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How to: Make a Faux Wood Hanging Christmas Tree + A GIVEAWAY!

By: Alicia Nov 18, 2014
Photo: Bruno Bornsztein

With Christmas about a month away, it's not too early to begin planning the decking of your halls.

The undisputed queen of beautiful holiday decor is Martha Stewart, and we've partnered with her team to complete some easy, festive DIY projects that anyone can do. 

GIVEAWAY! 

But, that's not all! We're also giving away everything you need to decorate your own tree! Here's what'sContinue Reading

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How to: Make a Festive Lighted Sign

By: Alicia Nov 17, 2014
Photo: Bruno Bornsztein


Halloween is behind us, Thanksgiving is upon us, and Christmas is less than 6 weeks away! While it may still be too early to deck all the halls, now is the perfect time to start thinking about some simple, beautiful holiday DIYs to try this winter. 

The undisputed queen of beautiful holiday decor is Martha Stewart, and we've partnered with her team to complete easy, festive DIY projects that anyone can do. 

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How to: Make a Modern Advent Village

By: Alicia Nov 15, 2014
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 the season. The great… Continue Reading

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Gift Guide: 20 Gift Books for Makers, Artists, Cooks, and Creatives

By: Matt allison Nov 12, 2014

20 Gift Books for Makers, Artists, Cooks, and Creatives

I love books. The thing is I find that I don't buy them for myself, but rather add them to digital or handwritten 'wishlists', passing them on to friends and family for special occasions like birthdays… Continue Reading

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Make It: Colorful DIY Advent Calendar Treat Bags

By: Lexy.b.ward Nov 12, 2014

DIY advent treat bagsIt's almost time to start the Christmas countdown. I am usually behind when it comes to holiday prep, but the advent is one project I like to get a headstart on.      

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Gift Guide: 10 Great Gifts for Anyone on Your List (Under $30)

By: Brittni mehlhoff Nov 11, 2014

Having trouble coming up with ideas for the friends, family, neighbors, etc on your holiday list this year? Check out this list of gifts for anyone on your list (guy or gal),  all under $30. There's a little something for everyone, from sake cups and calendars to woodcut notecards and Woolly Pockets. Here are ten great gifts for anyone, for under… Continue Reading

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