Archive of ‘Christmas’ category

Holiday Candy Garland

Halloween has come and gone, but we love this DIY Party Garland concept from The Sweetest Occasion!

It’s a Candy Garland and you can remake this in any brightly-wrapped candy of your choice to suit your sweet tooth and decor :) Absolutely adorable and festive and would make a great party favor, too. How cute would red, gold, and green Jolly Ranchers be? Pretty cute.


Julie Blanner Centerpieces

We found this lovely blog run by Julie Blanner with a great theme: entertaining & design that celebrates everyday life. We love how clean and approachable Julie’s style is! These centerpieces come together so easily and beautifully with flowers and fruit that you can find at the grocery store. Cheers to Julie! We think these centerpieces are so inspiring and great for the upcoming holiday season!

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Another Ribbon Tree Idea!

We pinned these Fynes Designs Christmas Trees earlier this year and wanted to share with you! If you do not want to waste a good funnel, we see no reason why you couldn’t take heavy cardstock or posterboard and fashion a cone with some hot glue! And of course, if you have some foam cones around, go ahead and use those! SUPER easy and super cute. Bonus points for using a wooden spool as your Tree Trunk.

Looking for a good combination of RABOM ribbon for this project? Here’s our pics!

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Pinecone Firestarter

The title for this post was almost Twisted Firestarter because that would have been cute and kinda accurate and you know, the 90’s :)

Your little (older) ones will LOVE making these. Dipping things into a vat of wax? Totally fascinating. And wonderful-smelling. And definitely a spectator-craft for the littler ones… :) This craft from Something Turquoise is fantastic! So is the rest of her blog!


Idea though – what if  you also sprinkled them with a generous amount of stamping glitter after their last dip? THAT would be a Christmas craft / Neighbor Christmas Gift that would be incredibly cute and fun to gift :) As long as you’re the type whose OK seeing glitter on house / self / kids / food / everything.

Her directions are so thorough! Can’t recommend this fun-looking DIY enough :)


Again, head to Something Turquoise for this project and so many more cute ones like it!


Subtly get into the spirit

Don’t let anyone accuse you of decorating for Christmas *too soon* – there’s no such thing! Well, maybe there is. But we’ve got a plan for that.

If you’re like us, you may feel like you’re ready to unleash the Holiday Spirit ASAP. So here are a few ways you can start decorating in a few small, seasonally-appropriate ways! We’ve scanned Pinterest for DIY’s and finds to help you start the celebrations and – by the time the Holidays truly arrive – you can look around your home and see how the cheer has been growing since mid October!

sage candles

A candle simply-wrapped in sage, rosemary or spruce and tied with a bow is beautiful and subtly seasonal and pretty cheap if you are wiling to go on a little walk in the woods!

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Balsa beads of alternating sizes make for a beautiful garland. You can string them today! And if you want to add modern charm, dip-paint the larger beads in white for a half-and-half look.


Christmas cards are a fantastic way to keep your long-distance loved ones updated – but they pile up fast! Make the most of them (after they have been loved and enjoyed) by turning them into beautiful stars!


Outdoor Hula-Hoop Chandelier – this one is beautiful and really, you could use it any time of the year! But maybe you’ll love it *especially* around the Holidays.

Christmas Card display!

It’s a little early to be thinking about this BUT during our daily Pinterest perusal, we found the cutest of Christmas Card display ideas! Take an un-used wall at home and make this cute display with all those cards that might otherwise sit on tables – or worse – get tossed with other clutter! This great idea comes from Design Improvised at


Custom Wrapping Ribbon from RABOM!

Five templates, infinite gifts to wrap :) Choose from one of five templates, send us your last name, and it’s 50 yards of ribbon from Your Family (!) for $50! Add that extra special touch to your work, neighborhood, school and church gifts this year!

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Christmas Tree Ribbon Sculpture Hairclip Tutorial!

Hello all! Here it is – the Christmas Tree Ribbon Sculpture Hairclip Tutorial! < that’s a mouthful. Wow.

Is this your first Ribbon Sculpture Hairclip? Great! This is a great one for a beginner start! It’s pretty easy – just keep these words in mind while you work: Slow, Symmetrical, and Simple. Work slowly, since this will allow you to place your ribbon switchbacks more precisely. And always pay attention to symmetry! Are your branches even on each side? Are the loops of your topper bow of equal length? Just keep checking your symmetry. Finally – simple! This is a simple ribbon sculpture, only takes one or two attempts to get it right, so don’t overthink it :) Three diagonal rows of rhinestones is all you need! You can do more, but if you don’t want to take chances, just stick with the Three Diagonal Rows pattern!

We hope you enjoy this tutorial and we can’t wait to see the pics of YOUR Christmas Tree Ribbon Sculpture Hairclips!

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