He settles the childless woman in her home as a happy mother of children. —Psalm 113:9

December 11, 2008

13 Simple & Inexpensive DIY Holiday Decorations




1. How to Make a Cookie House Village using graham crackers. No baking required.

2. Paper Flower Ornaments - beautiful, and all you need is some colored paper, a stapler, and some double-stick tape.

3. Origami Gift Box - These do double duty by looking pretty under the tree until you give them away.

4. Plastic Grocery Bag Pom Poms - This one is pretty versatile, too. And I love a holiday craft that reduces waste.

5. How to Make a Snow Storm - Tired of the old-fashioned paper snow flake? Whip up your very own White Christmas.

6. Make a Large Snowflake out of Doilies - On the other hand, do you love the old-fashioned paper snow flake but can never make it come out quite right? Dollar store doilies to the rescue!



7. Paper-craft Gift Card Box - Download this free pattern for an impressively beautiful way to present gift cards.

8. How To - Recycled Paper Trees - recycle old magazines into lovely and colorful mini Christmas trees.

9. Whip Up a Minimalist Christmas Star
- Turn a bunch of sticks into something both artful and meaningful in minutes.

10. Have the Greenest Tree Around - These old-fashioned food garlands are not only classics, they're also good for the environment.

11. Chocolate Andes Mint Tree - Speaking of things that are green and edible. And also yum.

12. Tutorial: Fabric Ornament - I remember making these in grade school. This version is all grown up and beautiful.

13. DIY Photo Ornaments in 15 Minutes or Less - Display your favorite photos on your tree in an unexpected fashion. It doesn't get any easier than this.


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9 comments:

Jenn said...

I love DIY things.

The Bumbles said...

I always am amazed at the creativity in the world - and even more amazed at my inability to re-create the ideas! Thanks for visiting my T13 (book sources).

Geriatric Nurse said...

What a delightful post. When I have more time I will come back and look at each one individually.

bojojoti said...

Some very nice projects.

Ann Bruce said...

Too Martha Stewart for me.

Heather - CROQZine.com - Dollarstorecrafts.com said...

Thanks for linking to my big snowflake project! I am checking out your other links now!

Heather

Alice Audrey said...

Those cookie houses are harder to do than they look.

Kristen said...

Only 336 days until Christmas! Thanks for the ideas. I should just have enough time to get one done:-)

JMBauhaus said...

You're welcome. :)

Odd that this post is suddenly getting new comments-did it get linked from somewhere?

FYI, today's Thursday 13 is here.

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