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DIY Holiday Projects

The holidays are here. Start the season off right with these DIY projects that will make your home merry & bright - as well as warm, comfortable and secure. We'll add new projects throughout the holiday season!

When you disassemble the tree at the end of the season, do it one level at a time. Once all the branches from one level are off, duct-tape them together and number each layer with a marker. Next year, the tree will go together in a snap!

Holiday Decorating Tips

A tip-proof, drip-proof lazy Susan for carpet!

Holiday Decorating Tips

Free up drawer space and keep tape, twine and ribbon spools handy by storing them on a paper towel holder.

Holiday Decorating Tips

Attic air leaks are a major source of heat loss in many homes. Learn how to locate and plug leak spots without spending a lot of money.

How to Seal Attic Air Leaks

Instead of topping your table with evergreens, add a little more color with these DIY mosaic trees.

Welcome to The Family Handyman

Roadside Emergency Guide for Holiday Travel. Learn how to prepare for and handle issues like flat tires, dead batteries and car trouble on winter roads.

Roadside Emergency Guide

Holiday tip: Put a bath rug underneath the tree stand (rubber side up) for easy tree rotation. This makes hanging ornaments really easy - no more stretching or reaching around the tree!

Holiday Decorating Tips

Use inexpensive zip ties to attach holiday lights and decorations to banisters or fences.

Holiday Decorating Tips

Stop cold air in its tracks by replacing the weather stripping around your exterior doors. This simple project will keep your home warm all season long.

Replace Weather Stripping

Tips for Preserving Poinsettia Plants. These handy tips will help you keep your plants alive through the holiday season.

Keep holiday lights from getting tangled by storing them on a hose reel. This a great organization strategy if you have lots of lights that you'd like to string in different locations around your yard.

Holiday Decorating Tips

Are you taking steps to protect your home from a Christmas tree fire? These simple safety tips will help you safeguard your home from a holiday disaster.

Keep Christmas tree stand water from leaking onto (and potentially damaging) wood flooring with a plastic snow saucer.

This design blogger mixes old and new to decorate her kitchen for the holidays.

Give back to your community this holiday season by nominating a local community organization to win an IKEA® kitchen makeover valued at $25,000 - Sponsored by IKEA

This DIY tile table runner is a practical holiday table topper - it will stand up to liquid spills, hot dishes, fresh-out-of-the-oven bakeware and more.

DIY Tile Table Runner Printable Instructions - My Honeys Place

Learn how to identify and fix holiday light problems. You don't need to test every light.

Use a Christmas Light Tester to Check Holiday Lights