I've always loved the pretty warm glow of white christmas lights. They're festive without being over-the-top. And it turns out that you can use them in all kinds of different ways. Check out my ten favorite alternative string light display ideas after the jump.
In keeping with the spirit of the handmade holiday season, we've rounded up 16 wreaths & garlands to decorate your door & mantle all December long!
As the holidays continue to grow near, it's time to start thinking about holiday cards. So this year, I offer this festive watercolor card. It combines the best of both worlds: some hand painted and customized goodness, and the fact that it only takes minutes to make, so you don't have to cut your list short. Click through to find out what it looks like on the inside - and how to make one yourself.
Forget the early-morning-Black-Friday-shopping this year and give your child something unique and handmade! We've rounded up 12 great gifts for your littles that support handmade Etsy shop owners and a few other online shops as well!
I've always been the type who gives lots of smaller gifts instead of one big one - I don't like to put all my eggs in one basket. So obviously I love stocking stuffers. And I love DIY stocking stuffers even more. Here are 15 of my favorites.
They're free. They're versatile. They're everywhere right now. In my mind, pinecones signal the transition from fall into winter, making them the perfect decorative element for your home this time of year. Click through to see all the clever ways you can utilize pinecones during the upcoming holiday season.
Greeting cards can get pricey, especially during the holidays when you have 20+ cards to buy, stamp, and send to loved ones. Ouch. So instead of buying cards this year, make your own with this list of 11 DIY holiday greeting cards.
I came up with this idea one night while watching Project Runway. Designer Justin LeBlanc created a hot glue embellished dress, and I wanted to turn that technique into a decorative holiday project for the home. The process was super simple, super affordable, and I totally love how they turned out. Let's make some!
Who DOESN'T love to decorate their home for the holidays? You don't have to spend an arm-and-a-leg on decor this year. We've rounded up ten projects that can be made using paper!
'Tis the season for parties and get-togethers, which means all of our DIY projects can go to very good use! Here are ten fabulous entertaining projects that will have your guests talking for weeks.
If you're hoping to find unique items for the holidays, Etsy is one of the best places to shop. If you want to make sure to get all your gifts and goodies ordered in enough time though, you may want to start looking now (since many Etsy items are made to order). So here's a gift guide that can serve as a jumping off point for holiday gift giving for friends and family. Here are ten handmade gift ideas for anyone (guy or gal), for under $30.
Although it's hard to believe, it's almost that time of year when holiday parties start occupying most Saturday nights. My go-to gift for these kinds of events is usually a bottle of wine, but sometimes it's nice to surprise your hostess with something different. Here are some wonderfully affordable DIY ideas that you can start thinking about ahead of time to avoid excessive holiday stress.
Each family has its own tradition over Christmas lunch, maybe you're being adventurous with a 3 in one bird, a glazed gammon or plump chicken, either way I've rounded up a few of my favorite sides to compliment your main meal.
1. Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Sunflower Seeds, from Martha Stewart
2. Braised Leeks, from Simply Recipes
3. Creamed Spinach, from Good Food
Still looking for a quick and easy gift idea for all those friendly acquaintances in your life? Whip up a batch of these homemade lollipops, tie them up in a fancy bow, and you're set!