Get a head start on the holidays; craft your own handmade gifts, cards, ornaments and decorations.
How to Make a Votive Candle Runway for Santa
Fresh cedar pine and greens with peaches, pinecones and berries were combined for an ultra-natural and festive look. Strands of gold beads add a surprising hint of color within the garland.
No mantel, no problem! If your home doesn't have a hearth, fake it with this DIY project from Marian Parsons. Customize your homemade mantel with colorful paint and pretty knobs or hooks for stockings.
Chalkboards can hang over the mantel or, in this case, stand in for it entirely! This clever faux mantel wall hanging from designer Brian Patrick Flynn is a smart solution for apartment dwellers or renters.
A hand-painted chalkboard in a large, antique-inspired frame is the focal point for this cottage-style mantel.
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Room-by-Room Decorating Ideas for Mobile Christmas Trees
Some of the most textural, organic Christmas tree decorations can be found right outside your door. When adding clusters of ornaments to your tree, incorporate a few made from pinecones dipped in white paint. The paint adds a nice contrast while the rough texture of the pinecones themselves helps bring in an organic feel.
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Give your holiday decorations a playful twist by swapping out traditional Christmas stockings for metal pails painted with fun, bright colors.
Instead of a traditional Christmas stocking, try making these fun, vintage grain sack inspired "stocking sacks."
Unique Handmade Christmas Stockings
Holiday Gift-Box Sculpture Show the excitement of the holidays right outside your front door with a wooden gift-box sculpture. Pick up several wooden boxes from the craft store, paint them with latex paint in your desired holiday color scheme. Cluster them together with screws or small clamps, then dress them up with ribbon. Add a picture hanger to the back, place it on an outside wall or door.
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Holiday Decorating Themes for Three Celebrity Homes
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Classic Silver and White Christmas Table Decor
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