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How to: Give a Gaudy Glitter Reindeer a Classy Papier-Mache Makeover

by Chris Gardner

How to: Give a Gaudy Glitter Reindeer a Classy Papier-Mache Makeover

'Twas a few weeks before Christmas 2011, when I discovered the might glory of the craft store glitter reindeer. I had so much fun hacking these glam-covered beasts into something a little less insane, that I wanted to rescue this elegant species from their harsh coats of coarse, uneven glitz again this year. Last year, I came up with a trick for removing the factory glitter and replacing it with something more refined. This year, I wanted to...

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Roundup: 15 DIY Garland Ideas for the Holidays

by Brittni Mehlhoff

Roundup: 15 DIY Garland Ideas for the Holidays

Garlands are one of the most fun DIY projects to tackle during the holidays. Don't you think? They're festive and versatile and pretty much anyone can make one. So, if you're looking for some garland inspiration for decorating your mantle or elsewhere this year, be sure to check out this list of creative ideas.   

reindeer garland

1. diy santa reindeer garland

created at: 12/12/2012

2. cozy pom pom garland

easy neon garland

3. 5 minute neon garland diy

yarn garland for the holidays

4. yarn bow garland

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Roundup: 35 DIY Holiday Gift Tag and Topper Ideas

by Capree K

Roundup: 35 DIY Holiday Gift Tag and Topper Ideas

Yesterday, I shared a few of my favorite DIY gift wrap ideas. Well, you can't leave those gifts undressed and naked! Here are 35 gift tag and gift topper ideas that are sure to offer the perfect finishing touch to your holiday gifts this year. Enjoy!     

1. Fabric Poppy Gift Topper

2. Pyramid Box with Tissue Paper Pom Pom

3. Modern Paper Gift Tags

created at: 12/06/2012

4. Felt Monogram Ornament Tag

5. Neon Color Block and Polka Dot Tags

6...

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Roundup: 30+ Inspiring and Festive DIY Gift Wrap Ideas

by Capree K

Roundup: 30+ Inspiring and Festive DIY Gift Wrap Ideas

If store-bought wrapping paper just isn't doing it for you this year, here are over 30 DIY gift wrap ideas to inspire and delight! Happy crafting!     

1. Polka Dot Gift Wrap

2. Studded Gift Wrap

3. Celery Stamp Gift Wrap

created at: 12/06/2012

4. Re-purposed Sweater Gift Wrap

5. Stitched Gift Wrap

created at: 12/06/2012

6. Fringe Gift Wrap

7. Hand-Lettered Gift Box

8. Scrap Wallpaper Gift Bags

created at: 12/06/2012

9. Hand-Painted and Stamped Gift Wrap

10. Tinsel Bow...

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How To: Make a DIY Modern Wooden Christmas Tree Set

by Capree K

How To: Make a DIY Modern Wooden Christmas Tree Set

Things are starting to get real festive around these parts! If you're looking for some fun tabletop trees that lean a bit towards the modern side, I've got just the project for you! These wooden trees are super easy to make and can be left plain or customized to your heart's content. Check 'em out!     

created at: 12/02/2012

Materials:

  • (1) 6x36" sheet of Balsa wood
  • tree templates (create and print out a big triangle and a little triangle)
  • acrylic...

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Roundup: 14 Modern DIY Advent Calendars and Holiday Countdown Projects

by Capree K

Roundup: 14 Modern DIY Advent Calendars and Holiday Countdown Projects

I'll be honest, I prefer that my DIY projects and crafts be heavy on the modern side of things. Sometimes it's hard to find ideas that are easy to make, affordable, and super contemporary. BUT! It can be done! Even the most ubiquitous Christmas craft, the advent calendar, can be turned into an aesthetically pleasing design object. Here are 14 examples that are sure to fit in with modern homes of all types!     

created at: 11/28/2012

1. Craft Box Pin Board...

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Make It: Modern DIY Metal Holiday Cone Trees

by Capree K

Make It: Modern DIY Metal Holiday Cone Trees

I've been slowly transforming my house into a holiday/winter-y wonderland the last few weeks and, now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, I'm kicking the decorating into high gear. I've always loved the look of simple cone trees as a Christmas centerpiece, so when I spotted this easy DIY version, I got pretty excited!

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Make It: DIY Dip-Dye Bedding

by Capree K

Make It: DIY Dip-Dye Bedding

This is a super cool technique for making your own dip-dyed linens and fabric! I am definitely tempted to grab some discounted white sheets and try my hand at it -- what do you say?      

A bucket, some dye, and fabric are the core essentials for this DIY project from A Merry Mishap. You could also grab some tea towels and napkins to dye while you're at it! There's also a secret ingredient that you add to the dye that I didn't even know...

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Gift Guide: 20+ Hip Design Gifts Under $25

by Capree K

Gift Guide: 20+ Hip Design Gifts Under $25

Cool gifts for that design-obsessed friend/family member/special someone that will seriously impress without breaking the bank?? YES! It can happen -- and we've rounded up over 20 gift ideas any aesthetics-loving person on your list will swoon for!     

created at: 11/18/2012
1. Crop It T-Shirt

2. Jar Tops

3. House Industries Stencil Script Tote

4. Wally Wallet Bottle Opener

5. Desk/Wall Letter Organizer

6. Geometry Cups

7. Shuffle Calendar

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