Roundup: 10 Clever Paper Straw DIYs

by Faith Towers
Roundup: 10 Clever Paper Straw DIYs
Photo: Remodelista

Paper straws suddenly became popular a while back (kind of like washi tape), and now I grab a box of them whenever I see them. Which means that now I suddenly have a lifetime supply of them. And I'm guessing some of you are in the same boat. Bur there are other, alternative ways to use them, aside from drinking through them... here are ten super clever DIY projects using paper straws.   

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Round up: 9 DIY Backdrops for your Holiday Photos

by Stephanie Lee
Photo: Free People

Ah the holidays. If your family is anything like mine, this is the one time of year when everyone's in the same place so of course all the cameras come out for the obligatory family photograph. And that being the case, why not make it a good one complete with stunning festive backdrop! You'd be surprised how simple it is to set one of these up, and boy will they add a whole of pretty to your pics. Read on for my favourites!

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Round up: 12 Fun Holiday Gift Wrap Printables

by Stephanie Lee
Photo: The Lovely Drawer

If you're anything like me, you'll know what it's like to scrounge around on Christmas Eve for the last remnants of wrapping paper you can find because you've left your gift wrapping to the last minute and the shops are no longer open. Thankfully, the internet always comes to my rescue with printable after free printable full of prettily patterned paper goodness - it's saved my gifts and my sanity time and time again. Click through to see my favourite printable finds!

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10 Ways To Use Herbs & Fruit In Your Holiday Decor

by Faith Towers
10 Ways To Use Herbs & Fruit In Your Holiday Decor
Photo: Let's Mingle

Sometimes the holidays can become focused on shopping, candy and presents - but every now and then it's refreshing to take a step away and go back to the roots of Christmas... simple, natural decorations to celebrate time spent with family and friends. So today we're sharing ten ways to incorporate fresh herbs and fruits to create uncomplicated wreaths, ornaments and tablescapes.   

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Eye Candy: 11 Ways to Decorate with Non-Traditional Christmas Colours

by Stephanie Lee
Photo: Pencil Shaving Studio

If you've been reading my Christmas posts over the last couple of weeks, you've probably heard me say that I'm not a big fan of traditional festive colours. But that doesn't mean I don't like decorating for the holidays. Far from it in fact - it just means I try to think outside the box when it comes to the colours I use. And after scouting around online it seems I'm not the only one! Read on to see my favourite alternative colour schemes for Christmas.

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Roundup: 10 Awesome Free Printables For The Holidays

by Faith Towers
Roundup: 10 Awesome Free Printables For The Holidays
Photo: The Anastasia Co.

The holidays are expensive, there's just no way around it (unless you forgo gifts altogether). But if that's not your cup of tea, there are ways to save a few bucks. One easy way is to download free printables to use for gift wrap, tags, decor, etc. So we've rounded up ten of our favorite free holiday printables - we think you'll like them too.    

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Roundup: 20+ More Inexpensive DIY Gift Basket Ideas

by DIY Maven

 

DIY gift basket ideas

A bunch of years ago I wrote a roundup of 20+ Inexpensive DIY Gift Baskets Ideas We Love, and apparently, you love them too, because the article still gets plenty of viewing action. Although we STILL love those ideas, we thought it might be time to expand on the idea. As mentioned in the original post, gift baskets are great to receive, but giving them can be surprisingly expensive. Pick a basket, add a little of this and a...

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12 DIY Napkin Rings for your Holiday Place Settings

by Stephanie Lee
12 DIY napkin rings for your holiday place settings
Photo: Almost Makes Perfect

Of all the decorative elements that come with the holiday season, tablescapes are my favourite to get creative with. There's so many details that are perfect to DIY, like the centrepieces, place mats, table runner, place cards... the list goes on! I've been intending to make some napkin rings for my place settings this holidays so I've gathered a few together as inspiration - click through for the full list.

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