Holiday in the Southern Hemisphere: What It's Like Celebrating Christmas in Summer

Matt Allison

created at: 12/19/2012

We are less than a week away from Christmas. The trees are up, carols fill the airwaves, and gifts are being wrapped...but there's simply no way it's gonna be a white Christmas at my house.

You see right now here in Cape Town, South Africa the weather is a little shy of a 110 degrees, the surfs high and our pristine beaches are covered with tanned bodies flocking to 'The Fairest Cape'.  'Cause it's summer.   

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Eye Candy: 40 Scandinavian-Style Christmas Decor Ideas

Capree K

created at: 12/12/2012

What's black and white and wood all over? A modern, rustic, Scandinavian Christmas! We've rounded up forty (40!!) Scandinavian-style holiday decor ideas that will have you daydreaming of log fires and warm glasses of glogg in no time. God Jul!      

1. Simple Black and White Christmas Decor

2. White Christmas Kitchen Decor

3. Elegant Bathroom Christmas Decor

4. Rustic Bedroom Decor with DIY...

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How to: Make a DIY Modern Wooden Menorah

Bruno Bornsztein


A few weeks ago, our editor, Chris Gardner, posted a sweet woodworking tutorial over on our 'brother' site, ManMadeDIY. In it, he explained the steps he took to make a beautiful hardwood modern menorah. If you're in the market for a new one for Hanukkah this year, or you're not Jewish but you just want a candle-holder with room for nine lights, then I suggest you check it out. Chris shipped us the finished product, and we were thrilled to...

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Roundup: 35 DIY Holiday Gift Tag and Topper Ideas

Capree K

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

created at: 12/06/2012

4. Felt Monogram Ornament Tag

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How To: Make a DIY Modern Wooden Christmas Tree Set

Capree K

created at: 12/02/2012

Things are starting to get real festive around these parts! If you're looking for some fun tabletop trees that lean a bit towards the modern side, I've got just the project for you! These wooden trees are super easy to make and can be left plain or customized to your heart's content. Check 'em out!     

created at: 12/02/2012

Materials:

  • (1) 6x36" sheet of Balsa wood
  • tree templates (create and print out a big triangle...

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How to: Make a Fun and Festive Space-Saving Christmas Tree

Brittni Mehlhoff

created at: 11/27/2012

If you live in a smaller home, you know that Christmas trees take up a lot of valuable space during the holidays. Space that you may not have to spare. Right? So why not try this fun and fringy DIY alternative Christmas tree idea, that towers over 6 feet tall, but takes up virtually no space at all. Oh, and by the way, it also makes the perfect holiday photo backdrop. Pretty cool, huh? Here's how to make your own giant wall art...

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Make It: Modern DIY Metal Holiday Cone Trees

Capree K

created at: 11/26/2012

I've been slowly transforming my house into a holiday/winter-y wonderland the last few weeks and, now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, I'm kicking the decorating into high gear. I've always loved the look of simple cone trees as a Christmas centerpiece, so when I spotted this easy DIY version, I got pretty excited!

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