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Create your own tree decoration this year with a design cut out of paper and tucked inside a clear glass ball. You could personalize it with a word, name or phrase, go simple or choose a more intricate design like the one below. This decoration is made with white paper, but it could equally be in another festive color,...
DIY: Make a Sweet Gift of Future Blooms
Winter may bring gloomy days, but our homes don’t have to be dull. You can brighten up decor with potted flowering bulbs, such as the fragrant hyacinth featured here. Purchase the bulbs inexpensively, plant in plastic nursery pots and wrap them...
Light Up Winter With DIY Scented Soy Candles
Do you appreciate a handmade gift over a store-bought item? I do. It takes time, energy and thought to tailor a gift to a recipient’s personality. And the perfect handmade gift, for yourself and others, is these scented soy candles.
3 Recipes for Foraged Holiday Table Decor
These three simple table settings emphasize the beauty of the season without adding to the holiday load. They feature ingredients that could be snipped from your garden, picked up off the sidewalk or easily found at the local market. And if you can’t...
DIY Placemats Inspired by Nature
Fallen leaves and feasts are two highlights of the fall and winter seasons. Combine these joys in simple one-of-a-kind placemats you can make yourself.
The Easiest, Most Versatile Cake Stand You'll Ever Make
Why should cake have all the fun? Cake stands can display many other foods, such as fruits, cookies, candy and cupcakes, serving as great centerpieces and dishes for your parties. So whether you're hosting a holiday buffet, birthday party or baby shower,...
From the Artist: How to Make a Real Mobile
I’d like to explain how to make a real mobile. By a “real” mobile, I mean one in which the balance of the different parts depends on those parts, which results in much more interesting dynamics than if you just tie a number of objects to a coat...
20 DIY Ornaments to Give or Keep
If your branches appear a little bare or your packages need a little sprucing up, or if you’ve swapped more cookies than your teeth or stomach can bear, consider a homemade Christmas ornament or two.
Make Your Own Mini Advent Village
As the big day approaches, what could be sweeter than opening up a little treat-filled Advent house each morning? Follow this step-by-step guide to create a unique village that will keep the little ones — and not-so-little ones — entertained on the...
Make a Traditional Fresh Holiday Wreath the Easy Way
Whether on a front door or above a mantel, few things convey the holidays better than a fresh wreath. Tracy Goldman of Sabellico’s Florist breaks down the process of making a wreath of mixed greenery into eight...
Create a Pretty Jewelry Stand From Vintage China
A few years ago, I inherited a collection of my grandmother’s china that I simply couldn’t part with. Every visit to her house had consisted of cups of tea, a slice of jam-oozing sponge cake with generous dollops of cream, remarks on the escalating...
From the Pros: How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets
The right cabinet color can transform your kitchen or bathroom's look. And because replacing cabinetry can be expensive, a fresh paint color could be the best bet for your budget. But before you start in on this seemingly simple DIY, keep a key point...
20 Tools Every Homeowner Should Have
If you love tools or just need to stock a basic toolbox, here are the top 20 necessary items to get your small project done. How many do you have? Related: 14...
Last-Minute Christmas: 3 Easy DIY Gift and Wrapping Ideas
If you find yourself out of wrapping paper, need an activity for your kids, are looking for a last-minute gift for your neighbor or simply want to add a few handmade items to the gifts under your tree, here are three simple and cost-friendly ideas.
See How to Make a Scandi-Style Beaded Star
A white beaded star ornament looks elegant hung on a wall or tree, or attached to a gift in place of a bow. And it’s fun to make with materials from the craft or hobby shop. Here’s how.