Winter Table

by Haeley.Giambalvo

Before you put away all those Christmas decorations (I always dread that task, don't you?), save any snowflake ornaments you have for this easy winter tablescape!

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While I put this table together for our Christmas morning brunch, it would really work for any special winter meal. All you need is a mix of snowflakes to scatter down the table with some candlelight to make them sparkle. A quiet snowfall outside would add a nice touch...

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Make It: Giant Confetti Wall Mural

by Matt Allison

created at: 12/28/2012

Many of us suffer from what I call 'White Wall Syndrome'. We spend so much time analyzing what to hang on them by pinning ideas and laboring over artworks we can't afford that we don't get around to actually doing anything with them!

This simple project is a great way to get some color up on your walls without costing the earth -- and it's the perfect family holiday project!

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How To: Make DIY Faceted Wooden Wall Hooks

by Capree K

created at: 12/26/2012

My facet-loving heart nearly exploded when these wall hooks showed up on my doorstep a few weeks ago. Always up to a DIY challenge, my good friend (and Curbly Editor-in-Chief) Chris was kind enough to create these from scratch when I asked him if he thought it was something he could pull off. Not only did he rise to the challenge, but he did it in a way that anyone with some basic woodworking skills could re-create for themselves!     

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Make It: DIY Modern Chalkboard Wall Calendar

by Capree K

created at: 12/26/2012

If puppy and kitten calendars aren't quite your thing, we've got a sweet DIY project that's sure to tickle your modern-aesthetic-loving fancy!     

I love that this calendar can be used year after year, not to mention the fact that it's just plain awesome to look at. To recreate the look, all you need is some chalkboard paint and a bit of painter's tape. Check out Stylizimo for tips and a tutorial on getting...

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Hang-A-Pots

created at: 12/27/2012

This is my patio fence post-Hang-A-Pot.  Up top are the cold weather-loving violas I bought last weekend.  Below are the foxtail fern and jade plants I divided.  Fancy, huh?  Let me back up a little...

So my first floor patio is enclosed by a wooden fence.  A very boring wooden fence.  However boring, this fence affords me the opportunity to save on precious gardening space.  I can attach hanging planter hooks to it, for instance, or install...

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