150+ Do-It-Yourself Ornaments You Can Make Before Christmas

A mega roundup of DIY ornaments for your Christmas tree, whatever the theme may be!

Can you believe it? Christmas is coming up quick! The holiday season always seems to whizz right by, doesn't it? If you're feeling like you've missed out on the festivities, don't fret – there's still enough time to make some last-minute baubles and bits. We've rounded up a few (well, not a few – over 150!) of our favorite DIY Christmas ornaments that you can definitely get finished this weekend, and enjoy for Christmases yet to come.        Continue Reading

Oh Dremel Tree: Three Easy Ornaments Made with the Dremel Combo Kit

Three ornaments you can make with the Dremel Combo Kit
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How soon is too soon to put up a Christmas tree? Because I wanted to put mine up at 12:00 am on November 1st. We usually do a live pine tree at my house, so we have a few more weeks to go until we can put one up and not have it be a fire hazard by December 25th. In the meantime, however, I’ve been scrounging up ornaments, garlands, and lights to decorate with. Continue Reading

10 Banners & Garlands To Make For Any Occasion

10 DIY Banners & Garland For Any Occasion It doesn’t have to be the holiday season for you to whip out the fun banners and garlands. Whether it’s a birthday, a party, or you just want to be festive, here are 10 garlands and banners that you can create for any occasion!      


paper net garland

1. Paper net garland via Oh Happy Day 

balloons filled with confetti banner

2. Birthday balloon banner via Real Simple 

3. Mylar garland via Oh Happy Day 

colorful postcards turned to a banner

4. Postcard birthday banner via Made + Remade / DIY Network

Fruit made from balloons turned into garland

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Easter Rocks!

created at: 03/27/2012

I confess, I am not crafty. If it involves more than a 5 minute trip to Michael’s, count me out. So when I saw Lindsay’s Easter “Egg” Rocks, I thought this is a craft project right up my alley. See how easy they are to do.

During a spring afternoon at a rocky beach, Lindsay noticed how the stones were shaped like eggs. She grabbed several and brought them home.

Stones for Easter Eggs

Lindsay just painted them with acrylic paints. Continue Reading

How-To: Make a Festive and Rustic Paper Garland

created at: 11/08/2010

During the Fall and Winter months, I tend to embrace my rustic side a bit more.  The idea of logs and woodsy things in my home no longer seems borderline-tacky, but slightly charming and a semi-effective way of bringing nature indoors in an attempt to fight the winter blues.  And speaking of fighting the winter blues, I think making this paper garland would be a great way to spend a drizzly and snowy afternoon (like today).  Continue Reading

How To: Make Toilet Paper Pumpkins

Pretty Handy Girl assures us that this clever little project will take no more than 5 to 10 minutes to complete. All you need is a few supplies, which does, in fact, require a few rolls of toilet paper. (Imagine, toilet paper rolls as the basis for your Thanksgiving centerpiece. That cracks me up!) Anyhoo, here’s the ‘get’ list:

Toilet Paper Rolls
Fat Quarter of Fabric
Sticks for stems
Tissue Paper
optional: acorn, sweet gum tree ball or other natural elements

Now head on over to PHG to see how to whip them up.  Continue Reading

How to: Make Life-Size DIY Birch Tree Trunk Wall Art

created at: 08/26/2010

 These life-size birch trunks are made from cut-up cereal boxes and left-over house paints. This is an excellent way to utilize packaging that usually ends up in the bin and  

some of those half empty buckets of paint that seem to perpetually lurk in the corners of every garage.

You will need:

Cereal Boxes (or Similar Packaging)

Left-over House or Wall Paint

White Glue

Packing Tape

Poster Gum

How To:

#1: Cut boxes into flat sections, arrange with wider sections at the base of trunk and narrower pieces at the top. Continue Reading

Meat Head.

So, it’s kinda like not being able to look away from a flaming car crash, but it’ll still make you giggle.


“Hubby discovered that whipped cream cheese (whip your own with a mixer) made wonderful “glue”. Smear it all over a cheap skull then cover it with thin slices of meat (ham seems to look the best). The eyes are olives stuffed into martini onions.” From Flickr.

Happy Halloween, hamfaces.



DIY: Retro Stars

created at: 2009-06-01

These simple retro stars add just enough, but not too much, to a sparse tabletop. I’ve always been partial to the mid century star designs. There’s no need to say more, k.f.d. designs provides a step by step tutorial to show you how to make your own multi-sized set.

created at: 2009-06-01

Photo: Sea Urchins at Pieces

Her inspiration was a set she saw at a retail store in Atlanta.  I really appreciate that she tells us how she would make adjustments to this project if she did it again.  Continue Reading