Don’t settle for the status quo: tackle a do-it-yourself project that lets your true self shine.
Now is the time of year that it makes the most sense to have a fire pit, and even if it's already starting to get cold in your neck of the woods, that doesn't mean it's too late.
What better way to prove to your friends, family and neighbors that you have "the most" Christmas spirit than by making your own outdoor decorations? Anyone can go to Walmart, Target, Kmart, Home Depot, Lowe's, Michael's, Hobby Lobby or Kohl's to get their outdoor decor, but it takes a real Holiday Cheermeister to do it yourself.
Because everything centers around the table at Thanksgiving, a good centerpiece is key to whether your Thanksgiving will be one for the ages, or a disaster. Just kidding. But in reality, centerpieces can make or break your Thanksgiving ensemble. The DIY Thanksgiving centerpieces here may spark some ideas that fit your home and table style.
Christmas is all about buying presents, and part of that process is being able to hide what you purchased in the weeks and days leading up to Christmas. With that in mind, it's probably a good idea to have some DIY wrapping paper projects in the back of your head in case you just can't make it to the store in time, or if you do go, maybe you'll see that the only options you have are the typical, cliched Christmas wrapping papers that everyone has. As if! Here are 32 DIY wrapping paper ideas you can use to make your gifts look as good on the outside as they are on the inside!
We grew up in the '80s, which means at some point our parents put ugly Christmas sweaters on us, took us to the mall and made us pose in front of a man who shouldn't have been within 500 yards of children. But those days are gone, and now Christmas sweaters are part of the over-the-top intentional irony that has come to plague much of modern life. Just kidding. Whether you're attending an ugly Christmas party, or just want to embarrass your friends and family, here are a few ugly Christmas sweater ideas you can put to good use this holiday season.
Every year, we seem to have the same debate about Christmas ornaments. Do we make the tree look like it belongs in Macy's, with expertly positioned ornaments and lights? Or do we give it some personality and make some funky ornaments that no one else will have? Usually we end up somewhere in the middle. And no matter which side of the fence your family's on when it comes to ornaments, you can use these simple DIY ideas to create your own Christmas ornaments.
One of the best parts about coming home after a long day at work or school, or whatever, is plopping down on the couch and cuddling or spooning a pillow. This is even better during the holiday season, when you know the pillow is potentially holiday-themed. If you're in the same camp, you'll love the 27 DIY Christmas pillows we've picked out for this week's post.