The weather outside might be frightful, but staying inside crafting up a storm couldn’t be more delightful. Get your hot glue gun ready and get a little nostalgic by putting new spins on old holiday favorites, like paper snowflakes, gumdrop houses, popcorn garland, paper chains and felt stockings. @apttherapy

Holiday Nostalgia: DIY Christmas Craft Ideas from The Past

Christmas Sparkling Taupe Poinsettia Door Swag...such an elegant look for the holidays.

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Christmas door swags

Minnesota Gardening and Landscaping Blog

How to Make Dried Orange and Cloves Slices Christmas Decorations - Our Little House in the Country

How to Make Dried Orange and Cloves Christmas Decorations

Christmas Dried Oranges

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lantern christmas fireplace | Natural Burlap Large Bow - 17.5 x 12.5 - Buy Now

Natural Burlap Large Bow - 17.5 x 12.5

Ok, I love to put popcorn and cranberries on the tree but sometimes the cranberries don't look so pretty after a while. I found a good tip here I'm sharing.

How to Keep a Cranberry and Popcorn Garland Fresh | eHow

candles elevated on a cake stand, table number frames on the table

Thanksgiving Table Ideas: Centerpiece, Place Setting, Decor

Orange peel star garland. Jute string and dried orange peel cut in stars.

DIY Archives | Sofine Design

"These oranges were sliced and baked in a 275 degree oven for about two hours or until dry, then sprayed with a clear varnish. String with a thread and needle, alternating with wooden beads in colors or natural wood tones. Apples or lemons would work, too." from

Design Megillah: Sukkah Decorations

Make snowmen out of glue. Decorate with paper, glitter etc. Then let dry on wax paper- use them as gift tags! You could do different shapes for all occasions too! need to try

Snowman Glue Craft

oranges tea lights

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Christmas Rustic Style. Love the smell of Orange Pomanders. Buy your Cloves in bulk at a Health Food store, SUPER CHEAP!

Rustic Christmas | Canadian Log Homes

orange peel ideas

DIY : Christmas bouquet | Recyclart


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Create your own natural decorations for the home with this simple to do and follow how to on creating dried citrus slices, no special equipment needed. Then use them for decorations, potpourri or creating wreaths in the home.

How to dry citrus fruit for Christmas Decorations

Pine Cone Crafts for Kids to Make (Find an owl, christmas tree, reindeer, fairy, hedgehog, and more!) |

Pine Cone Crafts for Kids to Make - Crafty Morning

DIY Pinecone Ornaments

DIY Pinecone Ornaments - Fashion, crafts and more

PINECONE FAIRY ORNAMENT TUTORIAL is a good one. Lots of other inspirational outdoorsy project there too.


DIY Christmas Bauble Wreath - 15 Best DIY Ideas to Winterize Your Home for Christmas | GleamItUp

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A simple tutorial for creating beautiful white salt dough for christmas ornaments & gift tags!

How to Whiten Salt Dough

Pinecones. Paint tips white then sprinkle with epsom salt. Let dry. Snowy sparkly pinecones to go on your tree or any of your Christmas decorations...

Christmas Evergreen Wreath tutorial

Hand made pine cone garlands - could make these with the kids. Craft Blog UK: Pine Cone Christmas Decorations

Craft Blog UK: Pine Cone Christmas Decorations

What cute little pine cone elves! What a great way to make the season festive, keep kids engaged, and encourage creativity!

Kid's Craft: Felt and Pine Cone Elves - Lia Griffith