Roundup: 15 DIY Garland Ideas for the Holidays

by Brittni Mehlhoff

Roundup: 15 DIY Garland Ideas for the Holidays

Garlands are one of the most fun DIY projects to tackle during the holidays. Don't you think? They're festive and versatile and pretty much anyone can make one. So, if you're looking for some garland inspiration for decorating your mantle or elsewhere this year, be sure to check out this list of creative ideas.   

reindeer garland

1. diy santa reindeer garland

created at: 12/12/2012

2. cozy pom pom garland

easy neon garland

3. 5 minute neon garland diy

yarn garland for the holidays

4. yarn bow garland

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Roundup: 15 DIY Paper Holiday Decor Projects

by Craftmel

Paper Holiday Decor

Papier. Papel. Carta. Papper. Paper.  No matter how you say it, it's our favorite material for turning out some creative and unique Christmas-time decor with a little folding, cutting, or gluing. Here are 15 ideas to get you started!  

1. Origami Star, from Home by Linn

2. 6-Point Stars, by Kate's Creative Space

3. Paper Star Wreath, by Sinnenrausch

Paper Holiday Decor

4. Origami Stars for Garlands, by Origami Instructions, via How About Orange

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Roundup: 25 DIY Ornament Ideas for the Holidays

by Brittni Mehlhoff

Roundup: 25 DIY Ornament Ideas for the Holidays

The first week of December is nearly gone and it is time to get into the Christmas spirit. You already have your tree and maybe even the lights, but ornaments? Well, that's another story. Am I right? If it looks like you'll be DIYing tree trinkets this year, you're going to need some inspiration. So here are twenty-five DIY ornament ideas to get you in the holiday (and crafting) spirit.   

created at: 12/06/2012

1. Felt Ornaments

2. Cookie Cutter...

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Roundup: 35 DIY Holiday Gift Tag and Topper Ideas

by Capree K

Roundup: 35 DIY Holiday Gift Tag and Topper Ideas

Yesterday, I shared a few of my favorite DIY gift wrap ideas. Well, you can't leave those gifts undressed and naked! Here are 35 gift tag and gift topper ideas that are sure to offer the perfect finishing touch to your holiday gifts this year. Enjoy!     

1. Fabric Poppy Gift Topper

2. Pyramid Box with Tissue Paper Pom Pom

3. Modern Paper Gift Tags

created at: 12/06/2012

4. Felt Monogram Ornament Tag

5. Neon Color Block and Polka Dot Tags

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Roundup: 30+ Inspiring and Festive DIY Gift Wrap Ideas

by Capree K

Roundup: 30+ Inspiring and Festive DIY Gift Wrap Ideas

If store-bought wrapping paper just isn't doing it for you this year, here are over 30 DIY gift wrap ideas to inspire and delight! Happy crafting!     

1. Polka Dot Gift Wrap

2. Studded Gift Wrap

3. Celery Stamp Gift Wrap

created at: 12/06/2012

4. Re-purposed Sweater Gift Wrap

5. Stitched Gift Wrap

created at: 12/06/2012

6. Fringe Gift Wrap

7. Hand-Lettered Gift Box

8. Scrap Wallpaper Gift Bags

created at: 12/06/2012

9. Hand-Painted and Stamped Gift Wrap

10. Tinsel Bow...

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Roundup: 10+ Clever Ways to Decorate With Christmas Lights

by DIY Maven

Roundup: 10+ Clever Ways to Decorate With Christmas Lights

They light up the night with their comforting glow. Their twinkle mesmerizes us, making us feel like we're 10 years old again. It's no wonder why people indulge in decorating with Christmas lights this time of year. Strung, wound or bunched up, here are 10+ ways to add twinkle lights to the places you love. 

created at: 12/04/2012

1. House to Home's mantel/table top design is a collection of letters, two of which are wrapped in twinkle lights. Can you see...

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Eye Candy: 20 DIY Ideas for Happy Holiday Party Decor

by Brittni Mehlhoff

Eye Candy: 20 DIY Ideas for Happy Holiday Party Decor

Holiday decor can be a little intimidating, especially holiday party decor, but it doesn't have to be. There are so many ideas out there that you can replicate for your own festive get-together. No need to reinvent the wheel on this one. Just take a peek at these 20 holiday party decor ideas and you'll be decking the halls  faster than you can say 'HoHoHo'.   

created at: 11/29/2012

1. Make a statement with a DIY ornament garland.

christmas photo backdrop

2. Gather guests...

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Roundup: 14 Modern DIY Advent Calendars and Holiday Countdown Projects

by Capree K

Roundup: 14 Modern DIY Advent Calendars and Holiday Countdown Projects

I'll be honest, I prefer that my DIY projects and crafts be heavy on the modern side of things. Sometimes it's hard to find ideas that are easy to make, affordable, and super contemporary. BUT! It can be done! Even the most ubiquitous Christmas craft, the advent calendar, can be turned into an aesthetically pleasing design object. Here are 14 examples that are sure to fit in with modern homes of all types!     

created at: 11/28/2012

1. Craft Box Pin Board...

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