How To: Make a Space-Saving Plywood Christmas Tree

By: Brittni mehlhoff Dec 04, 2014

Not sure you want to go through the hassle of putting up a tree this year? Or maybe you're just short on space? Try this DIY plywood Christmas tree instead. It takes up no room at all because it hangs on the… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 9 Folded Paper Christmas Tree Christmas Card Tutorials

By: Diy maven Dec 03, 2014

POST UPDATE: Another cool card has been added to the list! The cool thing about folded paper Christmas cards is the paper does all the work, meaning, once you're done cutting and folding, embellishment isn't all that necessary. Plus, oftentimes there's no need for coloring or lettering, both of which can go bad very quickly. (Although I don't have any funny examples to show you--nobody posts their greeting card fails, apparently--you can trust my assertion, because it'sContinue Reading

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Roundup: DIY Holiday Mantel Decor Ideas

By: Rachel mae smith Dec 03, 2014

Roundup: DIY Holiday Mantle Decor IdeasDoes anything say Christmas more than a decorated mantel? If you're looking to incorporate some DIY decor above your fireplace this year, look no further than these 10 ideas for inspiration! Whether your style is rustic, colorful, or classic, these bloggers have… Continue Reading

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Make It: Modern DIY Pegboard Christmas Tree

By: Capreek Dec 02, 2014

If your Christmas decorating style is a bit more on the minimalist/subdued side, take a peek at this easy DIY tree… Continue Reading

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7 Easy Tips for Hosting a Holiday Party to Remember

By: Brittni mehlhoff Dec 02, 2014

Now that December is here, the holiday parties are right around the corner. And if happen to be hosting a get-together this year, you may want to check out these 7 tips for hosting the perfect holiday… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Unique DIY Holiday Gift Tag Ideas

By: Faith-towers Dec 02, 2014

10 Unique DIY Holiday Gift Tag Ideas

When wrapping Christmas gifts, many of us consider the wrapping paper and ribbon but forget to think about the gift tags. If you put some effort in, however, they can be a gift in and of themselves! Here are ten unique… Continue Reading

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How to: Make Simple Glowing Cloches in Minutes

By: Alicia Dec 02, 2014
DIY lighted cloches are easy to make and affordable.


Tiny twinkly lights on bendable wires may be the best invention ever. They're star-like, and whimsical, and they make everything they touch immediately festive and delightful.

While you can wrap these bendy little strands around everything from branches to ceramic figurines, my favorite use for them is to cloche them, alá Restoration Hardware:

Restoration Hardware's cloched starlights are DIYable.
Photo: Restoration Hardware

Do you see how those beauties are like magic captured under glass?… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 20 DIY Ornament Projects to Make this Holiday Season

By: Rachel mae smith Dec 01, 2014

Roundup: DIY Ornament Projects

Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone (hope yours was nice!), it's time to start trimming those Christmas trees! Whether you want to make them for your collection or to give as gifts, ornaments are a great and classic way to make your tree more festive. What better way to kick off December than with 20 DIY ornament projects?!

1. Cinnamon Applesauce Heart Ornaments by Katy Elliott

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Easy DIY Silk Flower Christmas Ornament

By: Faith-towers Dec 01, 2014

Easy DIY Silk Flower Christmas Ornament

I'm always on the hunt for creative new DIY Christmas ornament ideas. This one is particularly interesting, using faux flowers to create a beautiful layered look. Continue reading to see the final… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 14 Colorful and Modern DIY Advent Calendars

By: Capreek Nov 26, 2014

Yesterday I shared 15 Scandinavian-inspired advent calendars and today I'm back with 14 more, but this time I've rounded up projects for the color and design-loving set. Check out these playful, modern advent calendar ideas… Continue Reading

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Make It: Scandinavian-Inspired Beaded Candle Holder

By: Lexy.b.ward Nov 26, 2014

DIY Beaded Advent Candle Holder

Thanksgiving is tomorrow. And if you're unsure of what you're doing with the table, look no further! 24 hours is more than enough time to whip out this Scandinavian-inspired beaded candle holder!  … Continue Reading

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Roundup: 15 Scandinavian-Inspired DIY Advent Calendars

By: Capreek Nov 25, 2014

It's almost December, which means it's time to bust out your advent calendars! Here are 15 Scandinavian-inspired DIY options to try this… Continue Reading

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Gift Guide: 12 Cool Ornaments to Buy this Year

By: Brittni mehlhoff Nov 25, 2014

Thinking about adding some new holiday ornaments to your Christmas tree this year? Check out this gift guide for the coolest ornaments on the… Continue Reading

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7 Finishing Touches That Will Wow Your Guests This Thanksgiving

By: Faith-towers Nov 25, 2014

7 Finishing Touches That Will Wow Your Guests This Thanksgiving

It's hard to believe that Thanksgiving is almost here, isn't it? And if you're hosting Thanksgiving dinner, odds are you've spent a lot of time reading cookbooks and looking at recipes online. But there are a few things that you might not have thought of. Like serving salad in teacups. Or dressing up your brownies using lace. Click through to see what I… Continue Reading

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How to: Make a No-Sew Fabric Gift Envelope... of Any Size!

By: Diy maven Nov 25, 2014

Why fabric gift envelopes? Because they're fun and easy to make and anything slim and flat can fit into them. Folded scarves, ties, gift cards, photographs, a DVD, stuff like that. In this tutorial I'm not going to give specific measurements. That's not because I'm trying to be difficult but because you can make the envelopes of any size using whatever you want to put intoContinue Reading

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