How to: Make a Paper Ornament Tree Advent Calendar

By: Lexy.b.ward Nov 24, 2014

DIY Advent Tree

What do you do when you want a Christmas tree and an advent calendar, but you live in a tiny space? You make an advent calendar out of paper and and it becomes your tree, that's what!      

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Roundup: Thanksgiving Printables

By: Rachel mae smith Nov 24, 2014

10 Free Thanksgiving PrintablesWhile your gathering all your food items for Thanksgiving, chances are that the table decorations might fall under the "if I have the time" list. Well the good news is that now they don't have to! Each of the following links will take you to a download that you can print with your home computer/printer. Stress-free, last minute, free decor... now that's something to be thankful for!Continue Reading

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Experience Gifts Perfect for Do-It-Yourselfers Everywhere

By: Diy maven Nov 24, 2014

When you hear of 'experience gifts' you might think river rafting expeditions and balloon rides and such. Cool, yeah, but maybe a bit too expensive for some to give, or maybe not particularly appealing to everyone on your Christmas list. I'm here to tell you there are a TON of really fun and interesting experience gifts out there for every price point and they're varied enoughContinue Reading

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Gift Guide: 30 Stylish Handmade Accessories for Guys and Gals

By: Capreek Nov 20, 2014

If you're aiming for a handmade holiday this year, but don't *quite* have enough time (or maybe the DIY chops) to make a gift for every person on your list, don't fret! We've scoured Etsy to bring you some of our favorite style accessories for men and women alike! Check 'em out below.    Continue Reading

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Ironically Adult Christmas Ornaments

By: Diy maven Nov 19, 2014

I wouldn't recommend these particular ornaments for homes with young children of reading age, but if you are prone to suffer from Christmas blues (take heart, you are NOT alone, not by a long shot), don't buy into the Currier and Ives deal, orContinue Reading

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13 DIY Thanksgiving Dinner Table Ideas that can be Finished in an Hour or Less

By: Brittni mehlhoff Nov 18, 2014

If you love decorating for Thanksgiving, but don't have the time to go all out this year, this post is for you. I've rounded up some of my favorite DIY Thanksgiving dinner table ideas, that are super quick to make. Here are my picks for 13 DIY Thanksgiving dinner table Ideas that can be finished in an hour or less.   Continue Reading

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How to: Make a Faux Wood Hanging Christmas Tree + A GIVEAWAY!

By: Alicia Nov 18, 2014
Photo: Bruno Bornsztein

With Christmas about a month away, it's not too early to begin planning the decking of your halls.

The undisputed queen of beautiful holiday decor is Martha Stewart, and we've partnered with her team to complete some easy, festive DIY projects that anyone can do. 


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How to: Make a Festive Lighted Sign

By: Alicia Nov 17, 2014
Photo: Bruno Bornsztein

Halloween is behind us, Thanksgiving is upon us, and Christmas is less than 6 weeks away! While it may still be too early to deck all the halls, now is the perfect time to start thinking about some simple, beautiful holiday DIYs to try this winter. 

The undisputed queen of beautiful holiday decor is Martha Stewart, and we've partnered with her team to complete easy, festive DIY projects that anyone can do. 

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How to: Make a Modern Advent Village

By: Alicia Nov 15, 2014
DIY Wood Block & Test Tube Advent Village
Photo: Bruno Bornsztein

It's advent calendar time! As I write this post, the Midwest is being walloped by a snow storm. Nothing inspires holiday decorating like many inches of snow, and to stave off decking all the halls, I created a little advent village for our children. Read on for the full tutorial.

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9 Recipes and Decoration Ideas For Thanksgiving Pie

By: Lexy.b.ward Nov 14, 2014

pie decorations and recipesCupcakes come and go, but pies last forever. Isn't that how the saying goes? I love pie more than words can say and so I felt we just needed a roundup of some of the best recipes & decor ideas that the web has to offer! Grab a napkin because you'll be drooling over these tasty treats.

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Roundup: 20 Stylish DIY Textile Projects for Your Thanksgiving Table

By: Capreek Nov 13, 2014

Thanksgiving is just around the corner! It's time to start thinking about the centerpiece for all that scrumptious food: the dining table. From napkins to table runners to placemats, we've rounded up 20 easy DIY table linen ideas for Turkey Day this year.     Continue Reading

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Gift Guide: 20 Gift Books for Makers, Artists, Cooks, and Creatives

By: Matt allison Nov 12, 2014

20 Gift Books for Makers, Artists, Cooks, and Creatives

I love books. The thing is I find that I don't buy them for myself, but rather add them to digital or handwritten 'wishlists', passing them on to friends and family for special occasions like birthdays and Christmas.

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Make It: Colorful DIY Advent Calendar Treat Bags

By: Lexy.b.ward Nov 12, 2014

DIY advent treat bagsIt's almost time to start the Christmas countdown. I am usually behind when it comes to holiday prep, but the advent is one project I like to get a headstart on.      

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Gift Guide: 10 Great Gifts for Anyone on Your List (Under $30)

By: Brittni mehlhoff Nov 11, 2014

Having trouble coming up with ideas for the friends, family, neighbors, etc on your holiday list this year? Check out this list of gifts for anyone on your list (guy or gal),  all under $30. There's a little something for everyone, from sake cups and calendars to woodcut notecards and Woolly Pockets. Here are ten great gifts for anyone, for under $30.   Continue Reading

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