How to: Origami-Inspired Paper Star Garland

Chris Gardner


My favorite aspect of the holiday season is most certainly the decorating. It puts a festive spirit in your heart and a big smile on your face – the perfect recipe for holiday cheer. 

And while holiday decor can mean a variety of different things to different people, I think we can all agree that the best holiday decorations are both beautiful and inexpensive! This is Linda from A Sweet Afternoon here to show you how to make an easy, origami-inspired paper star garland that’s as festive as can be, and that you can make with any paper you have and just a few basic craft items.  By the end of this, you’ll know how to make two different types of folded stars for all your decorating needs!

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Make It: Minimal Holiday Wreath

Stephanie Lee
DIY minimal holiday wreath

While I love the traditional evergreen boxwood look as much as the next person, I've been itching to try my hand at making a more minimal version of the holiday wreath. I've seen a few around lately and they're just so elegant, plus they're super simple to DIY. Want to know how? Read on for all the details!

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Life-Size Teardrop Trailer Made of LEGO

Diy Maven
Photo: Truck Trend

How cool would it be to be a professional LEGO builder? Fun? Probably. Easy? Probably not. That's because companies like Bright Bricks ("THE professional LEGO building company") have to keep topping themselves, building whatever is floating around in a customer's imagination like a full-size Santa, sleigh and reindeer and even a working--yes, working--jet engine. In comparison, a

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Roundup: 10 Clever IKEA Hacks For Your Next Party

Faith Towers
Roundup: 10 Clever IKEA Hacks For Your Next Party
Photo: Smile and Wave

IKEA is often thought of as solely a furniture retailer, but they have so much more than just furniture... and many of their pieces lend themselves to entertaining. And with the holidays sneaking up on us, I thought I'd share some clever IKEA hacks that would be perfect for your next gathering. Keep reading to check out ten of my favorite hacks for entertaining.   

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How to: Easy DIY PANTONE Trash Can

Faith Towers

How-To: Easy DIY PANTONE Trash Can

As a designer and blogger, I have a bit of an obsession with color. So naturally, I love PANTONE swatches. One day I looked over at my sad little white trash can and I realized that it would be the perfect blank slate to use for a project. Thus, my PANTONE trash can was born. Read on to check out the final product.   

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Round Up: 10 Modern and Attractive DIYs for Halloween

Stephanie Lee
10 attractive Halloween projects
Photo: Homey Oh My

I have to admit that Halloween isn't my favourite holiday - I'm not a big fan of blood, skulls or any of the any of the other motifs that generally come out to play when this time of year rolls around.

But lately I've been spotting plenty of Halloween projects that I'd be more than happy to decorate my home in; ones that are still full of Halloween fun but don't have cobwebs or severed limbs anywhere in sight! Click through to see my favourites...

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How to: Modern and Colorful Geometric Mobile

Jeran Mc Connel

I recently became an aunt again. I've made baby quilts and mobiles for all three of my brother's kids. The first one was a drift wood and sea shell one and then I made a birch bark and birdy one, but for this third baby I made a brightly colored quilt in triangles, so I wanted to continue that theme with the mobile. 

A few supplies from the craft store, a drill and some craft paint, and I had a mobile made in about an hour.                  

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How To: Make A DIY Enchanted Pumpkin Forest

Diy Maven

This year, a group of Curbly contributors and editors got together to create a series of DIY decor and entertaining projects using that iconic symbol of the season: the pumpkin. We'll be sharing our creations for the Curbly Pumpkin Challenge each day this week. Happy Fall.

Um, yeah. I think I got a different memo than everybody else for this whole Curbly Pumpkin Challenge, because I went, like, off the rails. But it's not my fault. Really. I was just having too much fun

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Make It: Clay Paint Splatter Incense Holder

Stephanie Lee
DIY clay incense holder

One of my favourite things about the autumn months is coming home at night and snuggling by the heater under warm blankets with candles or incense burning in the background. The heavenly scents help me to unwind after a long day at work, and incense holders are so easy to make that there's no excuse not to have a stick or two burning away while you cozy up and get stuck into that good book. Click through to learn how to make your own!

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