Whether it’s a holiday cookie exchange, an office party, or just a thoughtful gift for a friend, these sweet little brownie Christmas trees are sure to please. The best part? They’re as easy to make as they are festive. So, grab your brownie mix, your decorating supplies, and your kiddos, and start baking.
Whether traditional with a twist or fresh and festive, this year’s holiday décor trends are easier than ever to achieve. We asked professional interior designers for all the newest ways to make your home merry and bright this holiday season. The biggest trend? Keep it casual.
Stylish holiday decorations often come with hefty price tags. But you don’t need to spend your holiday money on décor. Instead try one or all of these DIY ideas so you can put those dollars elsewhere during the holidays.
Holiday cards can be expensive, and they usually fall on just one family member to handle. From choosing the design to selecting the photo and adding the greeting, often it adds stress to an already busy time of year. Instead of going with something typical this time around, try making your own with these ideas for fun, hand-painted holiday cards.
Most of the materials can be found around your house. Best of all, every member of the family can help make the cards — turning what’s typically a holiday chore for the adults into a fun activity for everyone.
With just a little effort and less than an hour of your time, you can create a beautiful fall wreath for your door that will take you all the way through Thanksgiving. Come December, pull out the flowers and update the wreath with winter and holiday accents. In fact, with a simple update each season, you can keep your door decorated all year long.
With Halloween around the corner, it’s time to let out your inner creative monster and plan a party that’s full of fright! With these ideas, you can turn an average party into a monstrous Halloween bash, complete with spooky treats and thrilling décor.
You know the saying: One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Well, what if your trash was also your treasure? It can be!
If you have stuff you can’t bear to throw away — a cardboard box, a single bowl left over from a set, a scrap trimmed from a rug pad — you can upcycle it. The following three projects turn those unused items into décor you’ll be proud to display in your home because you made it yourself.
The end of summer is near, which means it’s time to pick up those school supplies and get the kids ready for the classroom. But supplies shouldn’t be the only things they take with them on that first day. How about a gift for the teacher who’s going to spend the next year helping them grow?
We have just the DIY project for a back-to-school teacher gift: a ruler planter.
Your bedroom is your sanctuary, but it’s often the room that gets decorated last. If you never got around to it, or if you’re ready for a refresh, this is the series for you. We show you how to redecorate your bedroom, one affordable project at a time.
Next up: no-sew curtains. No need to worry about threading your sewing machine; you can make these custom curtains with inexpensive, store-bought sheers (available at your local discount store), pom pom trim (available at your local fabric store), and hot glue.
Even if you’re only celebrating the 4th of July with family, party decorations are a must! These festive Independence Day DIY crafts are sure to get everyone in a patriotic mood. With paper pinwheels, hand-painted pots, and balloon garland in colors of red, white, and blue, your house will come to life for the holiday.