It's hard to believe that the holiday season is upon us. Make the most of this special time of year by making a few DIY holiday decorations that sparkle. Whether you're a veteran crafter or a DIY newbie, here are a few ideas and tutorials that are sure to dazzle.
Brass ring wreaths
If your taste tends toward the understated and elegant, you have an opportunity to grab the brass ring this holiday. These delicate and dignified Brass Ring Wreaths are subtle and stylish enough to stay on display after the holidays have passed -- try that with tinsel garlands and stockings! You'll need brass rings in assorted sizes, floral wire, floral tape, gold string, pinecones, green sprigs and dried flowers.
Old sweater Advent calendar
Counting down the days until Christmas has never been more fun! Gather up your old sweaters and get your kids to help make this Old sweater Advent calendar. You'll be hand making 25 small, numbered mittens to stuff with small treats and treasures that your kids can open one day at a time until the big day.
Homemade Hanukkah gift wrap
Personalize your holiday gift giving this year by making your homemade Hanukkah gift wrap, envelopes, bows and more. This tutorial gives you 8 great ideas for 8 nights of DIY joy!
Apartment living offers many advantages, but a roaring fireplace with a mantel to hang stockings with care on is rarely one of them. You can create a cozy Canvas Campfire by drawing one on canvas and hanging it from a dowel or small curtain rod. The rod also gives you a place to hang stockings and you can lay down a blanket and pillows for a homey hearth -- without the hassle.
Paper candle ornaments
Decorating the tree with candles is a (high-risk) Scandinavian tradition. If you love the look of a traditional Christmas tree, but common sense dictates against putting open flames near dead trees, give these Paper candle ornaments a try this year. All you'll need to create this safe and easy alternative is cupcake liners, paper and glitter.
We hope that these tips for DIY holiday decorations helps make this year even more special and personal for you and your loved ones.