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From The Archives: Our Best DIY Holiday Decorating Ideas
Add seasonal charm to your home with these DIY projects.
DIY: Patterned Christmas Crackers
Craft some celebratory crackers to suit your home’s palette. Placing them casually in a bowl lets guests choose the cracker that speaks to them the most. What You’ll Need: You’ll need sheets of scrapbooking paper (12″ x 12″) Wrapping paper (for contrasting overlay) Cardstock (for template) Cardboard tubes Scissors, tape…
DIY: Marble Holiday Crackers
Get the look of high-end Florentine marbled paper using budget-friendly materials. What You’ll Need: 12″ x 12″ white cardstock paper Foam shaving cream Acrylic paint the shaving cream and place it on some (3–4 coordinating shades per cracker) Squeegee Stir stick Container (large enough for size of paper) Newspaper Small…
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DIY: Holiday Posy & Tassel and Bell Garland
What you’ll need for the posy: • Greenery • Seasonal flowers, berries, bells or other decorations • Twine • Ribbon How-to: 1. To make this easy holiday posy, start by forming a fan shape with a foundation of greenery. 2. Layer in seasonal flowers, berries…
DIY: Painted Wooden Ornaments
Create your own one-of-a-kind holiday ornaments by hand painting wooden ones found at craft stores. What you’ll need: • Wooden ornaments (available at craft stores) • Acrylic paint • Acrylic paint pens • Paintbrush How-to: 1. Paint the ornaments with a base of black or…
DIY: Waxed Pinecone Name Card Holders
Set your dining table with organic name card holders with pinecones gathered on a snowy winter walk. What you’ll need: • Dry pinecones • Broken candles or used candle ends • Thin wire • Stainless steel bowl • Saucepan • String…
DIY: Pinecone Swag
What you’ll need for the pinecone swag: Twine Scissors Approx. 12–14 dry pinecones How-to: Start by attaching a long piece of twine to the ends of three pinecones, varying the length of the twine. Do the same thing with three more pinecones and make twine lengths a bit shorter.