How To: Bake Your Own Gingerbread House

By: Matt allison Dec 14, 2012

created at: 12/14/2012

Making your own gingerbread house is a longstanding European tradition. Gingerbread is known as lebkuchen (life cake) in German because ginger preserves the cake for a longer period of time, a classic ode to all things sugar and spice.    Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Ink Blot Placemats

By: Brittni mehlhoff Dec 14, 2012

created at: 12/13/2012

Is your dining room table looking a little less than inspired lately? Dress it up before the holidays rush in with this DIY.   Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Floating Winter Terrarium

By: Capreek Dec 14, 2012

created at: 12/12/2012

Add a bit of magic to your decor this winter with a scenic, floating terrarium!     Continue Reading

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How to: Give a Gaudy Glitter Reindeer a Classy Papier-Mache Makeover

By: Chrisjob Dec 13, 2012

created at: 12/13/2012

'Twas a few weeks before Christmas 2011, when I discovered the might glory of the craft store glitter reindeer. I had so much fun hacking these glam-covered beasts into something a little less insane, that I wanted to rescue this elegant species from their harsh coats of coarse, uneven glitz again this year. Last year, I came up with a trick for removing the factory glitter and replacing it with something more refined. This year, IContinue Reading

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How To: Make a Modern DIY Copper Mobile

By: Capreek Dec 13, 2012

created at: 12/12/2012

This is by far one of the coolest DIY mobiles I've ever seen. It helps that it's in über-on-trend copper, of course, but it would look awesome in any color or finish! Check out how to make it below.     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. 

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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

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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 Tree Branch Floor Lamp

By: Capreek Dec 10, 2012

created at: 12/10/2012

This DIY tree branch lamp is a unique project that could easily be scaled to your liking (a desk lamp, perhaps?)!     Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Miniature Tinsel Tree Snow Globe

By: Diy maven Dec 10, 2012

created at: 12/10/2012

A few weeks back I saw a really sweet tutorial for how to make a tinsel tree for a dollhouse. I couldn't let the opportunity pass, so I decided to make one and put it under glass. Specifically a homemade waterless snow globe. Although there's quite a few steps to this process, it really doesn't take much timeContinue 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 morning.   Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Stick Horses

By: Matt allison Dec 07, 2012

created at: 12/07/2012

As a child I recall gallivanting around the room on my sticky steed, imaging that I was being chased by a band of thieves hellbent on my capture. These were simpler times, times I cherish and those memories came flooding back on discovering this fantastic craft project.  

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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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