As I was cleaning my fridge one wintry day, I discovered a mass of spoiled olives, jellies, and other suspicious matter in jars. After emptying and cleaning the jars up, and because I like to recycle in creative ways, I made them into holiday jars filled with pine-scented soy candles with matching miniature tree lids.
If your gift wrapping is golden-retriever-puppy cute, who cares what's inside?! Here are 11 DIY gift wrap ideas proven to please even the grinchiest person on your list. No matter your gift, these awesome ideas will ensure that it is dressed to impress!
I am one of three people in this particular solar system who still send Christmas cards by post. The other two are 97-year-old female twins who never married and live in rural Wisconsin in the house they were born in. I am an anachronism. And happy to be.
I thrive on party planning. I literally think about nonexistent parties and their never-gonna-happen details at red lights. I crave the smell of hot glue and Mod Podge. And I'm not going to apologize for it.
Gather your foliage into small bundles, starting with the larger pieces on the bottom and layering the smaller ones on top. Pinch the stems together and secure the bundle with floral wire. To assemble the bags, wrap the jute twine around the opening of the bag.
Mix three wonderful items -- kids, Christmas, and candy -- and create some fun and lasting memories by making candy trains. They are magic because they disappear before New Year's Eve.
Who needs boughs of holly when you can make your own from a holiday palette of paint swatches? Here, red and green freebies from the paint aisle are cut to resemble holly leaves and glued to a small wreath form.
Mercifully, my social network can measure my value as a human being and a woman on criteria far more worthwhile than how I look in my underwear. Like, say, my ability to hand-stitch a reindeer costume for a pinecone.
Save yourself from the dreaded holiday shopping this year, by DIYing the perfect gifts for every family member and friend! After taking a look at what gifts everyone's wishing for this year, we rounded up some of our favorite holiday gift DIY's. Save your cash, and spend some time crafting for the holidays!
The homemade Christmas gifts we made as children were good practice for hobbies that have followed us into adulthood.
Your home is temporary and there are restrictions on how much you can change it...until now! With these 13 genius renter upgrade ideas, you too, fellow renter, can totally remake your space, without breaking the bank or your walls!
Brenda Brock is founder of Farmaesthetics and a well-regarded trailblazer in the green cosmetics movement. Read her take on the changing face of skincare and discover a DIY green gift idea for the coming season.
Before breaking out the box of last year's dusty ornaments, take a look at these incredible DIY ornament tutorials, to upgrade your Christmas tree decor! Cover old ornaments, craft with new dollar store ones, or repurpose your way to ornament perfection!
Los Angeles-based lifestyle expert Sally Horchow learned the art of wrapping at her mother's wrap desk at age 5, wrote thank-you notes before she could tie her own shoes, and worked in packing and shipping at the Horchow Collection (the mail-order company founded by her father) soon thereafter.
Dusting and changing bed sheets are nice, but, to bring your best hostess game, you've got to go all out holiday inn, and create the perfect cozy space in your home for guests to feel welcome and comfortable.
Before popping those empty food tins into the recycling bin this Thanksgiving, why not use them to create beautiful holiday gifts for your guests?