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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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!


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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