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Make It: Festive Gingerbread Gift Toppers that Double as Christmas Ornaments!

by Stephanie Lee

Make it: Festive gingerbread gift toppers that double as Christmas ornaments!
There’s something really fun about wrapping gifts at Christmas time don’t you think? Maybe it’s because  this is the only time of year I can sing along to carols at the top of my lungs while I wrap. Or perhaps it’s the sheer number of presents I get to play with! Either way, everything feels so magical that it makes me want to make each gift extra festive.

Make it: Festive gingerbread gift toppers that double as Christmas ornaments!

And there’s no easier way to add a little festive cheer to your presents than with...

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You Can Totally Make These: Hand-Painted Scandinavian Stockings

by M.E. Russell

Make These: Hand-painted Scandinavian-inspired stockings

Guess what? Christmas is almost here! I'm super excited, and grateful that I can finally start to decorate my home for the holidays. Last year I went for a Scandinavian-theme with my holiday decor, and this year I'm continuing the motif. I love the care and simplicity of the Nordic patterns that pop up during this season, and I decided I wanted to replicate those patterns on some hand-painted Scandinavian stockings. It was easier than it looks - keep reading to see how it works!               

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Get Ready for Christmas with this DIY Festive Bauble Piñata!

by Stephanie Lee

Get ready for Christmas with this DIY festive bauble piñata!

When it comes to Christmas Day activities, it’s fair to say that the adults in our household could just eat and chat from morning 'til night. After all, there’s a lot to catch up on when the whole gang gets together!

Get ready for Christmas with this DIY festive bauble piñata!

But now that our family is starting to expand with the next generation of littles, having something to keep the kids entertained has become much more of a focus than it was in years past. 

Get ready for Christmas with this festive bauble pinata!

And since piñatas are a...

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How-To: Make a Festive and Rustic Paper Garland

by Capree K

How-To: Make a Festive and Rustic Paper Garland

During the Fall and Winter months, I tend to embrace my rustic side a bit more.  The idea of logs and woodsy things in my home no longer seems borderline-tacky, but slightly charming and a semi-effective way of bringing nature indoors in an attempt to fight the winter blues.  And speaking of fighting the winter blues, I think making this paper garland would be a great way to spend a drizzly and snowy afternoon (like today).  Are you with me?  Great!  Let's see what we'll need for a day of November crafting.  

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30 Ways to Decorate with Cranberries

by DIY Maven

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Oh, sure, you can string them and put them on the tree as garland, but there's so many more ways to use cranberries to decorate for the holidays. Here's just a few ideas from BGH:

Add them to glass cylinders for a festive nest for candles. (I particularly like how you can get varying heights using the same candles.)

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Make a Baby Food Jar Table Wreath!

by DIY Maven

Make a Baby Food Jar Table Wreath!

This super simple how-to will take you about five minutes to assemble and requires minimal supplies!

What you need:

  • 8 or so small, empty baby food jars
  • 3 stems of white daisy chrysanthemums–or blossoms/greenery of your choice
  • 1 large pillar candle
  • 1 large charger plate–or something equally round and plate-like
  • Decorative stones or marbles
  • A pair of clippers or sharp scissors
  • Floral preservative, optional

What you do:

First, fill the cleaned baby food...

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How to Make Wineglass Stem Markers

by DIY Maven

How to Make Wineglass Stem Markers

Wineglass stem markers are an easy and fast little item to fabricate. Supplies are minimal, which means they’re inexpensive. Great for gift giving as well as wedding favors, you might want to make a bunch.

Supplies

Memory wire (This is the secret of making stem markers. You can find memory wire at your favorite craft store in the beading aisle. It comes in coils as well as split rings. I found, since I was going to make several dozen markers, the...

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Illuminated Cherry Blossoms

by DIY Maven

Illuminated Cherry Blossoms

Have you ever noticed how public places make use of white twinkle lights year round? Why? Because it’s festive, of course. Which is exactly the reason we should all consider adding twinkle lights to our homes. An easy way to this is snag a couple of Graham & Green’s lighted Cherry Blossom Branches. For 16£, you get a 100 cm high branch outfitted with 35 lighted flowers (available in pink & white). How festive is that?

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