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Make It! Simple & Easy DIY Christmas Card Display

by Holly Wade

DIY Framed Web Christmas Card Holder

Can you believe how quickly December is flying by?! Before I knew it, Christmas cards started arriving in the mail and I realized I had nowhere to display them. In our small apartment, it can be difficult to find space, so I decided to utilize an existing frame on a table to make this DIY framed web card holder that would be easy to store away for next season or repurpose for other items.

 This project is very easy to put together with a few simple supplies, and you can upgrade it with colors that match the holiday season! Using any frame in any size, you simply string yarn tightly across the back of the frame for pinning your Christmas cards for display. It now sits on a table out of the way, and it’s easy to store away after the holidays.

DIY Framed Web Card Holder

MATERIALS:

  • Photo frame, backing and glass removed
  • Yarn
  • Scissors
  • Staple gun
  • Clothespins or clips

Step

Remove the backing and glass from a photo frame so that only the empty wood frame remains.

DIY Framed Web Card Holder

Step

Use a staple gun to staple the end of a skein of yarn to the back of the frame near one of the corners (double staple for good measure if needed) and then tie a knot to secure it.

Note, a thinner frame may result in the staple being visible from the front. Be sure to staple at the thickest part of the frame if you're concerned about this.

Step

Without cutting the yarn, string it tightly across to the other side of the frame and staple again. This must be very tight and secure in order for the cards to hang properly.

DIY Framed Web Card Holder

Step

Continue stringing the yarn back and forth across the frame in no particular pattern to create a web. Once you feel it’s full enough, cut the yarn and make sure the final staple is secure (double staple if needed) and tie another knot.

DIY Framed Web Christmas Card Holder

DIY Framed Web Christmas Card Holder

Step

Flip over the frame and use clothespins or similar clips to clip cards to the yarn. Lean on a table for display or add hanging hardware to the back of the frame if you prefer to hang it.

Easy, right?! Now, when the holidays are over, you can choose to repurpose it to hang other items like notes and photos. Otherwise, store it away until next Christmas!

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40 Scandinavian-Style Christmas Decor Ideas You Will Adore

by Capree K

40+ Scandinavian Christmas decorations

What's black and white and wood all over? A modern, rustic, Scandinavian Christmas! We've rounded up forty (40!!) Scandinavian Christmas decorations that will have you daydreaming of log fires and warm glasses of glogg in no time. God Jul!      

1. Simple Black and White Scandinavian Christmas decorations

2. White Christmas Kitchen Decor

3. Elegant Bathroom Christmas Decor

4. Rustic Bedroom Decor with DIY Branch Garland

created at: 12/12/2012

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Upgrade Furniture with Bold DIY Faceted Handles

by Holly Wade

DIY Clay Faceted Drawer Handles

I don't know about you, but I can't afford expensive furniture. I've grown accustomed to cheaper options like IKEA and Target, where I've found pieces that I absolutely love with one problem - the hardware is very plain. After my latest furniture purchase of a new media unit with two cabinet doors, I decided to upgrade the hardware myself and make DIY faceted handles out of clay. 

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10 Holiday Decorations Made With Things You Already Have

by Faith Provencher
10 Holiday Decorations Made With Things You Already Have
Photo:  Beyond The Picket Fence 

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.   

 

10 Holiday Decorations Made With Things You Already Have
Photo: Julep

1. Turn colored paper into a beautiful, contemporary Christmas tree garland. Check out the how-to here. [Photo: Julep]

 

10 Holiday Decorations Made With Things You Already Have
Photo: The Lily Pad Cottage

2. Grab some branches from the backyard to create this pretty centerpiece. All you'll need are a few small ornaments and some white paint. Check it out here. [Photo: The Lily Pad Cottage]

 

10 Holiday Decorations Made With Things You Already Have
Photo: Architecture Art Design

3. Wrap existing artwork to look like gifts... voila - instant holiday wall art! Found here. [Photo: Architecture Art Design]

 

10 Holiday Decorations Made With Things You Already Have
Photo: The DIY Dreamer

4. Turn sticks into lovely rustic ornaments using this tutorial. [Photo: The DIY Dreamer]

 

10 Holiday Decorations Made With Things You Already Have
Photo: At Home With H

5. Thumb tacks are another great material that can be repurposed into holiday décor. Learn how to make this "joy" wall art project here. [Photo: At Home With H]

 

10 Holiday Decorations Made With Things You Already Have
Photo: Make It - Love It

6. Give your Christmas tree a rustic chic vibe with these beautiful pine cone ornaments. Check out the tutorial here. [Photo: Make It - Love It]

 

10 Holiday Decorations Made With Things You Already Have
Photo: Alyssa & Carla

7. Wire is another versatile material that most people already have. Learn how to make this wire star ornament  here. [Photo: Alyssa & Carla]

 

10 Holiday Decorations Made With Things You Already Have
Photo: Cherished Bliss

8. This simple tree art is made with a pallet, but you could easily use any scrap wood and leftover latex paint you have lying around. Here's the tutorial. [Photo: Cherished Bliss]

 

10 Holiday Decorations Made With Things You Already Have
Photo: Fler

9. Paint snowflakes and other festive designs onto rocks using craft paint. Found here. [Photo: Fler]

 

10 Holiday Decorations Made With Things You Already Have
Photo:  Beyond The Picket Fence

10. Make a bold statement with this big red star made with just ribbon, screws and scrap wood. Get the tutorial here. [Photo:  Beyond The Picket Fence]

 

10 Holiday Decorations Made With Things You Already Have
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These Red Shibori Placemats are Bold, Stylish and Easy to Make

by Holly Wade

DIY Red Shibori Placemats

Can you believe it’s already almost Christmas? Because Christmas is my favorite holiday, I always love to make new projects this time of year. These DIY red shibori placemats have been on my mind for a while, and I couldn’t wait to try the shibori dyeing technique with red instead of the traditional indigo to add a lot of color to a holiday table that can be used for Thanksgiving, Christmas and many gatherings after that.

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Inspiration Galore: Fall Idea House Tour

by DIY Maven
Fall idea house tour feature image

 

I recently had the opportunity of touring an "idea house." The property, a charming 1920's bungalow, belongs to and is maintained by a local family-owned company called Bachman's. The idea house is near their flagship store on Lyndale Avenue in south Minneapolis and is maintained as a landmark to celebrate the family's ancestors who lived in the home, conducting business just a few hundred feet away. Although the company is known primarily as a premier garden center, it also offers home decor items a-plenty. They

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5 Minute, $5 DIY: Make a Copper Wrapped Vase

by Holly Wade

DIY Copper Wrapped Vase

Hi, I'm Holly, and I'm obsessed with copper. Especially during fall when warm colors are everywhere, I long to fill my home with accents of copper decor, but I've found - it can get pricey very quickly. So, I learned very quickly that the best way to incorporate copper into my decor was to make it myself! This DIY copper wrapped vase is very simple with minimal skill or supplies but brings the warm, cozy feel of copper to any space when filled with fall colored flowers. When you need to wash the vase, simply slip off the copper coil. Here's how to make it!

And it takes, literally, ten minutes and uses less than $10 in materials.    

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Gift Guide: Don't Give Junk to Children - 30 Quality, Handmade, and Stylish Toys for Kids

by Lidy Dipert

Gift Guide: Don't Give Junk to Children - 30 Quality, Handmade, and Stylish Toys for Kids

Christmas is just around the corner and we are trying to get organized this year by planning ahead! When it comes to shopping for your kids, it can get a little tiring seeing those same old plastic, cheap toys you try really hard to avoid buying year after year. But what choice do you really have when you haven't a clue what's out there? Well, you're just in luck! We made a fantastic list of quality, handmade and stylish toys for infants...

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Eye Candy: 10 Creative & Unique Thanksgiving Tablescapes To Inspire Your Holiday

by Faith Provencher
Roundup: 10 Unique Thanksgiving Tablescapes To Inspire You
Photo: Apartment 34

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, which means that it's time to switch from Halloween decorations to a more festive fall setup. So today we're sharing ten unbelievably beautiful, incredibly unique Thanksgiving centerpiece and tablescape ideas. So if you want to wow your guests with something gorgeous this year, read on.   

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How to: Give your Mudroom an Easy Makeover with Smart, Space-Saving Storage

by Lidy Dipert

We had enough of our dated kitchen, so we decided to give it a full-on facelift, while staying on a budget. Follow along with our whole series: Lidy's Kitchen Makeover.

How To: Give your Mudroom an Easy Makeover

The last area we really needed to tackle in our kitchen makeover was the tiny mudroom entrance in the back of the kitchen. It was the black hole of the space where everything piled up and overflowed. We knew we wanted to keep it simple, while still having it feel a part of...

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