Giving cash this Christmas? (We still think it's better than a gift card.) Instead of just sticking the bills in a card, how about festively folding them into a Christmas money tree shape? With this simple technique, you’ll have the whole project done in less than five minutes.
Time is flying by, and Christmas is already less than a week away! If the holidays have you stressed and you're looking for a way to relax, or if you want to fill your home with the rich aromas of winter, we have you covered! This quick recipe makes a warm batch of festive aromatherapy to fill your home - perfect for holiday parties or snuggling on the couch with a classic Christmas movie.
If you're hosting a holiday get-together within the next week or so, odds are you've been planning the menu for weeks, and perhaps you have a centerpiece for the table in place already. But if you'd like to add a beautiful finishing touch to the table, today we have a festive place card idea that won't take you long to make (but it will have your guests "oohing" and "ahhing" for sure). Click through to check it out.
As the internet’s authority on ugly oversized houses, I am frequently asked about my views on tiny houses, mostly by people who hate them.
To get my manifesto started: I love tiny houses with all my heart because, above all, they are a symbol of change.
The tiny house movement is a symbol of moving towards a more sustainable way of life in the wake of the McMansion era of old. It isn’t just smug hipsters moving into tiny houses, it’s everyday people who simply want to live with less. In America, the vehement reaction to the tiny house is to be expected, as Americans love the cleverness of their design and their roguish mission, but at the same time balk at the idea of having less stuff. Of all the editorials against tiny houses, the most common topic of their ire is the thought of tossing out most of their belongings.
However, those who attack the tiny house movement don't understand that the move to live in smaller dwellings is ultimately a good thing, and that their smug editorials do more harm than good to the cause of living more efficiently, with a smaller environmental footprint.
Even though holiday decorations are fun to shop for, the prices can add up quickly! Rather than purchase a sign or banner this year, I decided to make a simple accordion banner out of paper to display on my shelf for the Christmas season. Not only is it simple, but it’s very inexpensive to make and folds up for easy storage if you want to reuse it next year.
While wreaths are definitely popular front door decor during the holidays, they certainly can be decorated with year-round. And they certainly don't have be left to just the front door. This beautiful round woven wreath has me itching for the new year! It's the perfect statement piece to keep out all of 2017!
My love for donuts has infiltrated Christmas this year! My bare Christmas tree was in need of a new skirt, so I went ahead and made a DIY donut tree skirt out of felt, complete with colorful sprinkles. The best part...no sewing needed!
After 8 years of marriage, this is the first holiday season that we have a mantel to decorate. Before then, my heart would just ache every time December rolled around and I didn't have anything resembling a fireplace to display my most cherished holiday items. If you're in the same boat, why not try your hand at creating a faux fireplace like this one! It's totally temporary and totally fun!
I have a bit of open wall space in my office and have been searching for items I can buy or DIY to make things look complete. This speckled clock is a fun and colorful option that doesn't take long to create!
Can you believe how quickly December is flying by?! Before I knew it, Christmas cards started arriving in the mail and I realized I had nowhere to display them. In our small apartment, it can be difficult to find space, so I decided to utilize an existing frame on a table to make this DIY framed web card holder that would be easy to store away for next season or repurpose for other items.
Science has shown that our sense of smell is strongly tied to memory and emotion, so creating a beautifully scented home is sure to get you in the holiday spirit. Today we're sharing ten ways to give your house that Christmas aroma, using things like simmering stovetop mixtures, candles and even scented pinecones. Read on to check them out!
If you're big into knitting or other yarn crafts, then odds are you probably have some leftover yarn scraps lying around. I know I certainly do. Well go gather them up, because today we have a wonderfully whimsical little tutorial that I bet you're going to love. Click through to find out what can be made from the simple materials shown above.
So you needed about two feet of some sort of special ribbon for a particular project, but you now have several yards leftover. Or maybe it was a sewing or upholstery project, and you have one foot square of fabric leftover. What do you do? If you're like me, you keep it thinking that someday you'll find a use for it. Months pass. Maybe even years. And still, when you see that ribbon or fabric square, you think, someday. Why
Zev won't use the bathroom. This is a problem for Zev, but it's a problem for me, too. Because when your four-year-old son avoids the downstairs bathroom at all costs, you're going to end up footing the bill... eventually.
Here's the thing: our downstairs bathroom is right off a stairwell that leads to the basement. And Zev, bless him, is afraid of that dark, spooky basement. So, although it's obvious he needs to go...
This holiday season, a group of the Curbly writers decided to team up and each of us created a simple and stylish new Christmas ornament. We're calling it the "Curbly Ornament Challenge" but there's not much competition involved...just a lot of fun, seasonal crafting. See all of the ornaments here.
This year, I am really leaning toward simple and minimal Christmas decor. I purposely went through our boxes and boxes of decorations and intentionally brought out a few select pieces we loved and had a purpose for. Our home has glimpses of Christmas in every room, without the overhaul. Likewise, when it comes to Christmas ornaments I want something that's neat and fresh. It's not always easy to find, which is why these modern mountain clay ornaments are the perfect solution! They take no time at all and are certainly fun to make.