Crafting

11 Easy DIY holiday gifts your family will actually like

The holidays are already among us and if you're still scrambling for the perfect holiday present for your family, you're probably shit out of luck, …

CHRISTMAS MANTEL TRANSFORMATION FOR $50.00

Happy holidays! I am super excited to share with you my Christmas mantel transformation. If you’re a follower of this blog then you might already …

Christmas

3 DIY projects to add a New Orleans touch to your holiday decor | NOLA.com

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New Orleans

Holiday Carols, Crafts At Library's Winter Wonderland

Glen Ellyn Public Library will hold its Winter Wonderland celebration Dec. 19-21.<p>GLEN ELLYN, IL — Kids usually have a lot of pent-up energy once …

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Printable Holiday Gift Tags | Scrapbooking Adviser

It’s definitely gift wrapping time, I got started on mine yesterday! Use these beautifully designed circle gift tags on all your presents. They go …

Scrapbooking

Have Some Holiday Fun with Balls

Have you every noticed how much the holidays are all about balls? Rum balls. Cheese balls. Mistletoe kissing balls. Ball ornaments. Balls, balls and …

Christmas

Housewarming Gifts That Will Guarantee You a Return Invite

Moving into a new house is a big deal and deserves to be celebrated. Before you show up at your next housewarming party with a basic bottle of red, or worse empty-handed, come with one of these luxe gift ideas. A housewarming gift is a nice gesture and a way to truly make your friends feel special …

Shopping

The ONLY Wrapping Paper You Need for the Holidays

The best part: a whopping 150 feet of it is only $30<p>You made a holiday shopping budget, you stuck to it, and you've never felt better. Then, you innocently walk into the stationery store for gift wrap supplies. Game. Over. Sure, the snowflake-dotted wrapping paper roll is adorable, but it's 30 …

Adorable

Christmas Cacti, Rainbow Stockings, and More Christmas Craft Projects to Make This Weekend

This time of year the elves are busy in their workshop, and you should be too! Sure, you're not making toys and presents for everyone in the world, but your to-do list is long enough. Invite your squad over for a weekend of Christmas crafting to get your #handmandechristmas off to a good start. …

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How to Make Your Home Smell Like Christmas Without Candles - Chowhound

There’s nothing quite like cozying up by the fire with a good book and a warm cup of cocoa. However, since I’m living in a Brooklyn apartment that …

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8 DIY Leather Gifts That Don’t Take Forever to Make

Linn at Darbin Orvar likes to make her own Christmas gifts. In this video, she runs through 8 DIY gifts, made from leather, that are more thoughtful than time-consuming, but still lovely and functional and something that your recipient will likely love and cherish, especially because you made it.<p>In …

Magnetism

How to make your own natural Christmas decorations straight from the garden

Decorating the home for Christmas can make a lovely family ritual. While it’s fun using the box of twinkly ­tinsel and baubles ­retrieved from the loft, the Christmas holidays are a ­wonderful ­opportunity to get outside, check how plants are faring and gather ­interesting specimens to bring …

Home Decorating

Happiness is Handmade! Click through for the best in last minute gift ideas.

Browse through the week–<i>and our Project Index</i>–for a gazillion gift ideas!<p>There might not be <i>exactly</i> a gazillion; we haven't counted lately, but there …

Sewing

How To Wrap Oddly Shaped Gifts, According To Experts

The tree is trimmed, the presents are purchased, and now it's time to wrap gifts so they're ready for Christmas morning. Whether you wrap your …

Christmas

Dollar Store Holiday Decor

If you’re looking for inexpensive ways to decorate for Christmas, one of my favorite ideas is to shop Dollar Tree. Everything is $1, and you can pick …

Frugal Living

12 Free and Low-Cost Christmas Gifts That You Can Make Yourself

Christmas gifts don't have to be pricey to be appreciated — in fact, they don't have to cost anything at all. Here are our favorite free and low-cost …

Personal Finance

Why Do the British Wear Tissue Paper Crowns On Christmas?

Crowns aren't just for the royal family.<p>While we Americans may don Santa hats, tacky sweaters, or matching pajamas with the family on Christmas day, …

Christmas

This artist folds a different origami paper crane daily, for 1,000 days

The act of folding origami -- creating paper-based forms using folding and sculpting techniques -- can be meditative as well as a daily creative …

Sustainability

The Latest Target Holiday Collab Is Merry, Stylish, and Bright

There are some pairs that are just meant to be, and Sugar Paper and Target is one of them. After two years of successful holiday collections, the high-end stationery company and the retailer have launched yet another fabulous seasonal line of gilded goodies. The collab features luxe gift wrap, …

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Watch This Woman's Packing/Crafting Skills and Incredibly Creative Use of Materials

Because this tutorial started with "Squeeze 27 diapers into a frying pan," it had my attention. Now I don't have any upcoming baby showers, nor am I …

DIY Natural Christmas Tree Ornaments

Looking for a way to decrease the crazy this Christmas? Nature-centered surroundings tend to help me do that. There’s a very simple way to bring …

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How to make your own Christmas crackers with jokes, special gifts and a real snap

Making your own Christmas crackers is total child’s play and a perfect accessory to your Christmas dinner.<p>In fact, it’s a great activity for the kids …

Christmas

Wrap battle: 3 expert tips for wrapping gifts

That’s a wrap! On your gift—and the end of your year.<p>Photograph by Wedig + Laxton<p>Prior to a 20-year career in stationery, Daniel Collier worked at a …

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Ravelry roundup: Quick (and not-so-quick) holiday projects

Need a last-minute gift? Or inspiration for next year? We've got you covered.

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Easy DIY Christmas decoration ideas including how to make Christmas Santa hats and homemade paper decorations

With Christmas just around the corner, we've been looking at ways you can make your own advent calendars, cranberry gin and wrapping paper, but what …

Christmas

Delightful Holiday Ideas

In my blogging circle I am very fortunate to know and work with a great team of gals. All have interesting, quality blogs featuring gardening wisdom …

Gardening

Quilty Advent Calendar: Day 15 Suzy Quilts table runner - Love Patchwork & Quilting

For today’s Quilty Advent Calendar post, we’re turning our attention to our festive tables, and giving them a home-spun makeover. If you’re in need …

Quilting

Post-Holiday Cardboard, Box and Electronics Drop-Off Offered

This program is designed for residents with more post-holiday cardboard and boxes than will fit in their recycling barrel.<p><b>From The City of West</b> …

Hartford

11 Beginner Knitting Tutorials For When You're Bored On Winter Break

<i>Bustle and Coveteur are working together to bring you the best mix of the season's hottest releases, shopping tips, and gifting ideas in ways that</i> …

Knitting

The Best DIY Videos of 2017

<b>We’ve carefully selected these videos because they’re actively working to educate, inspire, and empower their viewers with personal stories and</b> …

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