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DIY Ugly Sweater Christmas Garland

by M.E. Gray

Ugly sweater garland

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!            

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Decorate with "Merry Christmas Ya Filthy Animal" Bunting

by Holly Wade
Decorate with "Merry Christmas Ya Filthy Animal" Bunting
Photo: Holly Wade

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!

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Amazing Fall Decor Ideas for Every Style, Budget, and Room

A cozy fall scene with a plaid blanket, hot chocolate, and fall leaves on a wood tray

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.          

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How to Fold an Origami Star Paper Garland

by Linda Le Phan

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.

Origami star garland tutorial

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!

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Make This: DIY Paper Wishbone Garland for Thanksgiving

by M.E. Gray

Thanksgiving decoration done on the cheap: Paper Chain Wishbone Garland

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.       

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Five Stylish DIY Christmas Decor Projects You Can Make For Less Than $15

by Jennifer Farley

5 Decor Projects Under $15 using Amazon Prime

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 ...     

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Roundup: 14 Festive Fall and Halloween Garland DIYs to Try This Season

by Brittni Mehlhoff

Roundup: 14 Festive Fall and Halloween Garland DIYs to Try This 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.   

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Roundup: 12 DIY Fall Wreaths and Garlands

by Brittni Mehlhoff

Roundup: 12 DIY Fall Wreaths and Garlands

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.   

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How to: Make a DIY Neon Holiday Garland in Five Minutes!

by Brittni Mehlhoff

five minute neon holiday garland

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!     

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How To: Make DIY Mini Gift Box Garland!

by Capree K

How To: Make DIY Mini Gift Box Garland!

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!   

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