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DIY: Holiday Cookie Package

Assistant design editor Jennifer Koper shares a beautiful cookie wrapping idea for the holidays. I really enjoy giving and receiving baked goods around the holidays – especially when they’re wrapped in pretty packaging. Recently I was tasked with creating a unique cookie wrapping idea for the Pillsbury cookie challenge, alongside three other…

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DIY: Holiday Lantern

Interiors director Meg Crossley shares step-by-step instructions on how to make a carriage lantern for a festive entry.

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Easy DIY: A Mini Potted Tree

A potted pine is a hostess gift with homespun charm and wonderful scent. Here’s how to dress one up: 1. Choose a small pine tree or branch — ours is about 18″ tall — and place in a pot. 2. Cut a piece of black burlap long enough to wrap around…

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DIY: Advent Calendar

Senior editor Sally Armstrong shares step-by-step instructions on how to make a charming Advent calendar out of sticks and bags.

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DIY: Bookshelf Redux

Senior editor Morgan Michener shares step-by-step instructions on how to dress up a bookshelf with decorative backing.

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DIY: Fabric Room Divider

Senior design editor Joel Bray shares step-by-step instructions on how to turn a room divider into a pretty accent piece. 

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DIY: Fringe Curtain Tiebacks

A beaded leather cord has unfussy, textural appeal, while dip-dyeing adds a hint of luxe to a simple cotton-twine tassel. Materials  You’ll need twine, cardboard, liquid dye, leather cord, beads, fishing line. Step 1: Form each tassel by wrapping white twine around a piece of cardboard. Slide the loop of…

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DIY: Faux-Fur Stool

Assistant design editor Jennifer Koper shares step-by-step instructions on how turn a luggage holder into a faux-fur stool. 

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Easy DIY: Pompom Lampshade

Pompom trim brings texture and whimsy to a lampshade: 1. Pick your trim and shade. We used black trim and a black shade so the finished look would be grown-up. 2. Measure the shade’s circumference and cut a piece of trim to that length. 3. Wrap the trim tightly around the…

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DIY: Pot Hanger

Design Editor Lauren Petroff shares step-by-step instructions on how to make a Scandi-style pot hanger.  I’ve been seeing lots of pale wood ladders lately. They’re a great way to add Scandi style and sneak storage into tight spaces. I needed a pot rack for my kitchen, so I decided to…

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DIY: Antique Mirror

Designer Sarah Hartill shares step-by-step instructions on how to create an antique mirror.

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DIY: Modern Wall Organizer

H&H's senior design editor Sally Armstrong shares step-by-step instructions on how to make a DIY wall organizer.