I'm hustling to get our home decorated for the holidays and had to pick my jaw up off the floor after I saw these super cute paper houses! And you can make exact replicas at home!
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!
Christmas trees aren't for everyone. They can be pricey when you're on a budget, tricky in a small apartment, and nearly impossible with pets.
This year we came up with a super affordable, easy to assemble, clever tree that only requires a wall, a roll of tape, a stapler, dexterous fingers, and about an hour of your time. Right? Right! Let's make one.
If you're on the hunt for a fun, contemporary ornament for your tree, then you've come to the right place. Today we're showing you how to make a unique geometric ornament out of card stock and bakers twine (which means it won't break when the dog inevitably runs into the tree). And best of all, we've included a free printable file (with two color schemes), so this project will take all of 15 minutes to make. Read on to check it out!
Now that Thanksgiving has passed, many of us have jumped straight into the Christmas mindset... so today we're sharing some colorful ornament ideas that you can make yourself to help you get in the Christmas spirit. Here are thirty of our favorite modern DIY ornaments for your tree.
My favorite aspect of the holiday season is most certainly the decorating. It puts a festive spirit in your heart and a big smile on your face – the perfect recipe for holiday cheer.
And while holiday decor can mean a variety of different things to different people, I think we can all agree that the best holiday decorations are both beautiful and inexpensive! This is Linda from A Sweet Afternoon here to show you how to make an easy, origami-inspired paper star garland that’s as festive as can be, and that you can make with any paper you have and just a few basic craft items. By the end of this, you’ll know how to make two different types of folded stars for all your decorating needs!
The holidays are hard on the wallet, thanks to all the gifts and decorations that we're expected to buy. But with a little bit of ingenuity, it is possible to decorate your home on a budget. Today we're sharing ten DIY decorating ideas that are cheap or even free using things you probably already have lying around the house.
With Thanksgiving around the corner and Christmas not far behind, I thought it'd be a good time to start thinking about all those desserts that will be leftover in the wake of the festivities. Because at this time of year there always seems to be too much food, despite my best efforts to eat everything in sight!
These pie boxes are perfect for handing out the extra pieces after the party's over; and best of all, they're so easy to make that you could put them together while the turkey's roasting. Click through for the full tutorial...
It doesn't seem possible that another holiday season is upon us, but it is... which means that if you plan to make an advent calendar, it's time to get started on it! This is a wonderful tradition, especially for children... when I was a kid I remember looking forward to opening my advent calendar each day in December. So today we're sharing ten super creative, beautiful ways to make your own.
When it comes to decorating for the holidays, you can (and should!) totally shy away from the traditional red and green color scheme. Who ever said you couldn't celebrate with pastels? This paper wreath looks great on any door and lasts more than one season!
Confession: I find it difficult parting with shoe boxes. Actually any "Nice Box." You know what I mean. A sturdy, box that's in pristine, un-dented condition. Not too big, but not too small, and possibly perfect for a yet-unknown something that will need to be mailed
It would be a shame to leave a Prince-themed costume out of our DIY costume repertoire this Halloween, for three compelling reasons:
1. Everyone admires Prince.
2. We live in Minneapolis, a city that holds Prince in its heart.
3. He epitomizes what it means to be an artist. He is a legend.
So this Halloween, we're paying tribute to Prince with a Purple Rain...
I know what you're thinking: Sharpies stick to wax?? Probably not. (Honestly, I've never attempted it.) But they DO stick to tissue paper, which is what Erica used to make custom candles. After making her design, she has a very neat trick
The weather has turned and fall is here so I am starting to add some fall decor to my home. In my opinion, the easiest way to add in touches of seasonal decor is with candles. Here is a five minute quick fix using paper and balloons to transform votive candles for your fall decor.
Halloween is right around the corner, which means that it's time to start thinking about costumes... and if you have a dog or a cat, then perhaps you're considering dressing them up too! Click through to check out ten of our favorite simple DIY costumes for your pet (or just to have a good laugh!).
No one loves Halloween more than kids. Here are some fun ideas on how to make Halloween fun all month long with these crafts you can do with your kids.
There's so many brilliant DIY techniques in this world that I probably shouldn't be surprised when one comes along that I haven't yet attempted.
And yet here I am, gobsmacked that I hadn't thought to try transferring images to wood before. This super easy and very versatile technique is one of the best ways I've seen to get patterns onto timber, and you needn't draw the line at shapes - you can also transfer photos or text so there's lots of room to experiment and have fun!
If you're a craft lover, it's always nice to keep a few supplies on hand so that you have everything you need when inspiration strikes. But most of us don't have the space to store everything, so today I'm sharing ten of the supplies that I use the most.
Paper goods are my weakness. I loved getting new school supplies each year when I was a child. I sometimes feel like I should have been born a few generations behind me because the school supplies kids get these days?! They're out-of-this-world awesome. Need proof? Check out these 11 notebooks, backpacks, pencil cases, and more!
Our oldest daughter begins school after Labor Day, and at the moment there is much anticipation buzzing around our house because their teacher and class placements will be mailed in the coming weeks.
This year, our girl wanted to come up with a gift she could share with her friends to celebrate the start of school. After a walk through the 'Back to School' section of Target, we came up with a simple DIY pencil case embellishment that she's excited to share with her friends. Read on to find out what we did!