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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Gift Guide: 15 Perfect DIY Gift Basket Ideas

By: Faith-towers Nov 10, 2014

Gift Guide: 15 Perfect DIY Gift Basket Ideas

Themed gift baskets make amazing, affordable, memorable gifts. The key is to pick the items carefully and to pay attention to the presentation. Here are fifteen of my very favorite gift basket ideas for the upcoming holiday season!   

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How To: Make a Modern Christmas Wall Hanging

By: Rachel mae smith Nov 10, 2014

If I had to pinpoint one aspect of the holidays I loved, it would be the decorating. The lights, colorful bulbs, the smells, and everything else in between! Not that I think my partner would agree, but I would put a tree in every room of my house if I could. So instead of being the tree lot's favorite customer, I decided to make this modern tree hanging to go up in my office.

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Gift Guide: 14 Unique Gifts for Those Who Have Everything

By: Diy maven Nov 07, 2014

From seasoned DIYers, Martha wannabes, lovable geeks, young ones or the young at heart, there's something for everyone on this gift guide no matter what the budget. What's better is that these gifts are unique, so they're perfect for those that have everything, which is just about everybody on my Christmas listContinue Reading

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Gift Guide: 18 Colorful Stocking Stuffers for Design & Decor Lovers

By: Capreek Nov 05, 2014

Is there someone on your list whose idea of relaxing involves scouring Pinterest for home decor inspiration, possibly with a glass of wine in hand? This gift guide is for you (them)!

Stocking stuffers are a great opportunity to give small, unique gifts that the recipient would *probably* not ever buy for themselves, whether humorous, functional, or otherwise. Today, we're sharing 18 unique gifts that any decor-obsessed design lover would love to find in their stocking.      Continue Reading

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Eye Candy: 10 Fall Tablescapes

By: Rachel mae smith Nov 05, 2014

10 Fall Tablescapes There's really nothing like throwing/attending a dinner party during November. Say what you will, but there's just something about the food and bringing people together that feels almost magical. And let's not forget about the decoration! With so many rich florals and rustic elements to choose from, it's hard to go wrong. Here are 10 lovely tablescapes to inspire your next fall get together: Continue Reading

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Decorating Your Thanksgiving Table With Items Found In Nature

By: Lexy.b.ward Nov 05, 2014

Natural items for thanksgiving tablesIt can be stressful planning out what your Thanksgiving table is going to look like. Do you want fancy? Do you want simple? Natural? The possibilities are daunting. Make your life a little easier by incorporating items found in nature! Small amount of work. Big impact. Everybody wins! Here are a few tips for getting the most of nature this Thanksgiving season!      

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Make It: Easy DIY Wooden Gemstone Garland

By: Capreek Nov 04, 2014

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.     Continue Reading

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Gift Guide: 14 Awesome DIY Gifts for Men

By: Brittni mehlhoff Nov 04, 2014

We're kicking off holiday gift guides today with some DIY gift ideas for the men in your life. I swear, guys always seem a little bit more tricky to make gifts for, but these homemade gift projects are too cool not to try. So, here are fourteen of my favorite awesome gifts to make for men this holiday season.   Continue Reading

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