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Hit List: Recapping Our 2011 Holiday Content (Gift Guides, DIYs and more!)

by on Dec 16, 2011

We’ve made a real effort this year to ramp up our original content and roundups for the holiday season. Believe it or not, we actually started planning this stuff out in August! As a result, I think we have a collection of gift guides, roundups, and original content that is really superb (I admit, even I was shocked by how many posts it turned out to be).

In case you’ve missed any of it, or just want an easy way to see it all laid out, I’m going to list it all below! Come along!

Gift Guides


Curbly Essentials 

Original How-To’s and Projects

Design Blogger Wish Lists


Gift Guides

20+ Inexpensive DIY Gift Basket Ideas We Love 

23 Fine and Fabulous Hand-Crafted Gifts! 

16 Great Gourmet Gifts for Home Chefs and Food Lovers

20 Awesome Gifts for Geeks!

29 Perfect Stocking Stuffers

30 Hip Design Gifts Under $25!


10 Easy DIY Mini Tabletop Trees!

15 Semi-Homemade Christmas Cookie/Treats

10 Other Places to Hang Your Christmas Stockings

How to Make 15+ Christmas Stockings for the Holidays

15 Festive DIY Holiday Wreaths to Make This Year!

18 DIY Christmas Ornaments to Make This Season

12 DIY Christmas Tree Ideas You Should Make This Year

12 Stylish Modern Holiday Greeting Cards

5 Button Christmas Ornament Projects

Prep Your Kitchen Pantry and Closets for the Holiday Season

Make Easy Custom Gift Tags with Ribbon

8 Paint Chip Holiday Card & Gift Tag Ideas

MORE Easy Handmade Christmas Card Ideas


Curbly Essentials

Print-and-Cut Paper Snowflake Templates

Free Printable Paper Snowflake Garland

Free Printable Vintage Holiday Ephemera

How to Make A Paper Holiday Garland (Free Download!)

How to Make Modern Paper Ornaments (Free Download!)

Original How-To’s and Projects

Make Sparkly, Glittery Animal Christmas Ornaments

Our Living Room Curtain Makeover (Part 2)

Make Modern Perforated Tabletop Christmas Trees 

Our Living Room Curtain Makeover (Part 1)

Make a DIY Gold Paint-Dipped, Faux-Porcelain Bowl (from Scratch!)

Make a Contemporary, Glittery Holiday Tree Centerpiece

Make a DIY Modern, Minimalist Nutcracker

Turn a Tacky Glitter Reindeer into an AWESOME Glitter Reindeer

Make DIY Urchin Starburst Sculptures for Under $5.00!

DIY Felt Fall Leaf Coasters


Design Blogger Wish Lists

Faith Durand, Managing Editor of Apartment Therapy’s The Kitchn

Joel Pirela of Blue Ant Studio

Jena Coray of Miss Modish

Cambria Bold, Managing Editor of Apartment Therapy’s Re-Nest

Lish Dorset of Craftzine

Ez Pudewa of Creature Comforts

Tyler Goodro of Plastolux

Jaime Derringer of Design Milk

Kirsten Grove of Simply Grove

Christopher Jobson of Colossal

Brittni Mehlhoff of papernstitch

Erin Loechner of Design for Mankind


Whew! That was a lot! Don’t worry though, we still have a lot of special stuff planned for the rest of December, including a series of our Top Ten posts in several categories, a few more design blogger wish lists, and some secret original DIY projects you’re sure to love! Thanks for visiting!








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