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 ideas.   

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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

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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 product!   

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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 below.     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!      

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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 year.    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 block.   

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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 mean.   

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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 into themContinue Reading

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How to: Make a Paper Ornament Tree Advent Calendar

By: Lexy.b.ward Nov 24, 2014

DIY Advent Tree

What do you do when you want a Christmas tree and an advent calendar, but you live in a tiny space? You make an advent calendar out of paper and and it becomes your tree, that's what!      

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Roundup: Thanksgiving Printables

By: Rachel mae smith Nov 24, 2014

10 Free Thanksgiving PrintablesWhile your gathering all your food items for Thanksgiving, chances are that the table decorations might fall under the "if I have the time" list. Well the good news is that now they don't have to! Each of the following links will take you to a download that you can print with your home computer/printer. Stress-free, last minute, free decor... now that's something to be thankful for!Continue Reading

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Experience Gifts Perfect for Do-It-Yourselfers Everywhere

By: Diy maven Nov 24, 2014

When you hear of 'experience gifts' you might think river rafting expeditions and balloon rides and such. Cool, yeah, but maybe a bit too expensive for some to give, or maybe not particularly appealing to everyone on your Christmas list. I'm here to tell you there are a TON of really fun and interesting experience gifts out there for every price point and they're varied enoughContinue Reading

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Gift Guide: 30 Stylish Handmade Accessories for Guys and Gals

By: Capreek Nov 20, 2014

If you're aiming for a handmade holiday this year, but don't *quite* have enough time (or maybe the DIY chops) to make a gift for every person on your list, don't fret! We've scoured Etsy to bring you some of our favorite style accessories for men and women alike! Check 'em out below.    Continue Reading

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