When did we all decide to stop wearing ugly Christmas sweaters ironically, and switch to wearing them sincerely? Either way, I love a good ugly sweater during the holidays. The tackier, the better, in my opinion! I have my own that I whip out for parties, decked out in kittens and distractingly noisy jingle bells. I decided to celebrate this kitschy theme by making a decorative garland out of mini little sweaters. Turns out, shrinking things only makes them cuter, not uglier!
Halloween is coming up quickly, and I don't know about you, but I'll be ready to start decorating soon. Usually when I get my home ready for Halloween, I tend to avoid the creepier, crawlier stuff and go straight for cute and classic. A few jack-o-lanterns, some fake cobwebs, and a ghost or two. Or, in this case, a whole string of them! The mini "boos" on this DIY Halloween banner are a cute and quick addition to a styled mantel or cart, or simply haunting on a wall or door.
Home Alone will forever be one of my favorite Christmas movies because it was an important piece of my childhood! Of course, we can't forget the iconic line from the fictional movie Kevin watches in the sequel when the character says "Merry Christmas ya filthy animal" after shooting someone. If you're looking for a quirky addition to your Christmas decor this year that will fulfill your 90s nostalgia, this colorful "Merry Christmas Ya Filthy Animal" bunting printable is for you! Cut out each flag and arrange them on string to decorate your walls, a bar cart, a door or a food table for a holiday party!
It may or may not feel like it yet where you live, but I'm sure you don't need to be told that summer is nearing its last days. After a long, hot season, many of us are ready for cooler weather, colorful leaves, hay mazes, and apple picking. It can be fun to bring some of that fall flair into your home decor, too. So whether you want just a touch of fall decor, or want to kick summer to the curb and go all in with your fall decorations, we have tons of ideas for ways to turn your home into a celebration of autumn.
Wood bead garland is receiving a lot of love at the moment, and for good reason! It introduces texture and interest, but is neutral enough not to clutter your space. It's suitable decor for minimalists and maximailists alike! One way to update this trend is to play with scale and supersize your beads.
Today we're talking about how to fold an origami star. Once you get it down, it's easy to see how this technique can extend to any number of inspiring decor ideas.
My favorite aspect of the holiday season is most certainly the decorating. It puts a festive spirit in your heart and a big smile on your face – the perfect recipe for holiday cheer.
And while holiday decor can mean a variety of different things to different people, I think we can all agree that the best holiday decorations are both beautiful and inexpensive! This is Linda from A Sweet Afternoon here to show you how to make an easy, origami star inspired paper star garland that’s as festive as can be, and that you can make with any paper you have and just a few basic craft items. By the end of this, you’ll know how to make two different types of origami folded stars for all your decorating needs!
I've been a vegetarian for over 13 years now, and there aren't many meat-eating rituals that I feel like I'm missing out on. I don't crave hamburgers, I don't really care for barbecuing, and carving a turkey isn't my style either. Free wishes, though...that's something I could use more of! This quick Thanksgiving decoration is as close to a wishbone as I'm getting, and after the holiday I'll be ripping a few in half so I can make a wish anyway.
It's a harsh reality: we all want to do Christmas decor DIYs, but the busy holiday season is always packed family and friends. We want to spend money to "deck the halls" but are saving our pennies to buy Christmas gifts. Hopefully this post will be sweetness to your eyes, ears, wallets, and Christmas decorations. Today I'm sharing five simple DIY Christmas decor projects that can each be had for less than $15, and all the materials are available on Amazon Prime! Now you can make your home festive, save your money for that new/old Nintendo NES Classic for you kid (err, I mean, husband), and have another reason to stay in your flannel PJs longer. Read on to see all the projects ...
A lot of the DIY garlands we feature are meant for specific celebrations (holidays, birthdays, etc. etc.), but this clay version is stylish and subtle enough to be left up year-round!
While not holiday-specific (which is a-okay in my book), this simple DIY garland can easily be customized to add a bit more holiday flair! Even some sparkly accents will bring this gemstone garland into the glitz and glamor of the season.
As far as decorations go, garlands tend to be the easiest DIYs to recreate and often make a big impact on a room or doorway. So, let's celebrate the fall season and the upcoming spook-tacular holiday of Halloween with 14 fall and Halloween DIY garland ideas that you can make in a pinch. There's a spider garland made of pipe cleaners to try, a creepy 'bone' garland, and some festive fall ideas like preserved leaves and dried apples. Want to see all 14 DIY ideas? Click through to see them all.
Sometimes I come across an idea online and am so smitten. I then slap the side of my head for not thinking of it first! That's exactly what I did when I stumbled upon this genius light garland idea. How fun for a backyard party, am I right?!
Nothing says holidays like a festive garland. Hung over the mantle, taped to the wall, draped over shelves... they're a seasonal must. So, grab a bit of colored paper and create this Christmas light garland. Let's go!
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!
Autumn is one of my favorite times of year because the weather is usually amazing and the leaves are changing, so everything is some varying shade of yellow, orange, or red. Aside from that, the decorations for fall are usually pretty neat - getting everyone in the mood for pumpkin pie and apple cider. So, with the harvest season in mind, here are 12 DIY garlands and wreaths for fall.
As my toddler son is beginning to enjoy our daily crafting session, or making art, as he refers to it, I'm always on the look out for cheap and cheerful projects for us to make together. What could be more cheerful and delicious as this snow cone garland? Exactly!
We all love to decorate for the holidays, but most of us don't have a ton of time to dedicate to it at the end of a long day, especially during this hectic season. So, if you're looking for a quick and easy garland solution for your tree this year, I've gotcha covered. It will take five minutes or less, and the finished project is a little more unique (and modern) than you can find in stores. Want to know how to make one? Okay!
Branches, twigs, and logs -- oh my! Turn this readily available material into stylish decor accessories. Stumped? Here are 15 awesome projects to get the creative juices flowing.
This one goes out to all my Star Wars-obsessed friends and family--you know who you are. I'm going out on a limb here and guessing you've got a few in your life, too? Just call it a hunch. Impress them this holiday season (or embrace your own Star Wars geekdom) with these hand-cut snowflakes!
It's a fact: tiny, mini things are completely irresistible. From mini polaroids to mini terrariums to mini balloon vases, it seems no one can suppress their squeals at the sight of pint-sized objects. Mix that elation in with a good dose of vintage charm and you've got yourself the ultimate Mini-Induced Mind Melt. So, if you think you can handle that kind of raw, so-cute-your-brain-just-exploded power, I've got the tutorial for you!