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From The Archives: Our Best DIY Holiday Decorating Ideas

Add seasonal charm to your home with these DIY projects.

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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…

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DIY Holiday Paint Projects From Annie Sloan To Try This Weekend

We can always count on the paint maven for some festive crafts!

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DIY: Paper Concertina Wreath

Create a fresh take on the holiday wreath with this clever paper craft. What you’ll need: • Old calendar pages, cardstock or wallpaper ends, etc. (you can use any kind of paper) • Utility knife • Cutting mat • Pencil • Ruler • White…

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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…

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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…

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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.

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DIY: Felt Napkin Holder

What you’ll need: Christmas tree template (choose your favorite online!) Scissors Approx. 12″ x 12″ piece of 3 mm–thick felt Pencil Sewing needle and thread How-to: Start by downloading and printing a Christmas tree template that fills an 8 1⁄2″ x 11″ page. Take your piece of felt and…

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DIY: Nut Garland

What You’ll Need: Nuts (walnuts, almonds, chestnuts and hazelnuts) Dremel drill with 1⁄8″ bit Waxed string How-to: Gather a bowl of mixed nuts with the shells on. Using a Dremel, drill a hole through one of each variety of nut Cut the waxed string to the desired length and…

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35+ DIY Holiday Wreath Ideas To Dress Up Your Home

Get crafty this holiday season!

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DIY: Mini Crochet Wreaths

H&H’s Tess Ciarloni shares step-by-step instructions for this sweet holiday craft.

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DIY: Colorful Paper Bag Star

Hang a paper bag star in a window for a heavenly holiday look!