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edible napkin rings feature

Edible napkin rings are fun, easy, and unexpected. They make a great addition to any tablescape and will have your guests talking about what a terrific hostess you are. You're not obliged to tell them how easy the napkin rings were to put together. Here are a dozen different ways make edible napkin rings: Here's a braided... More

Fabric Gift Wrap Tutorials Feature

Here are some of our favorite fabric gift wrap tutorials. Wrapping presents with fabric, tea towels, scarves, handkerchiefs, or napkins is a wonderful way to make a gift even more special. The wrapping becomes part of the gift! What's more, it's eco-friendly because there's no paper or plastic for the landfills. I've rounded up 10 tutorials showing ways to wrap... More

Wine Glass Christmas Decorations Feature

Do you have a few mismatched wine glasses in your cupboard? Why not turn them into beautiful Christmas decorations? Here are a dozen tutorials that show you how to make unique, festive wine glass Christmas decorations. Cretique shows you how to make the perfect DIY wine glass centerpiece. Turn the glasses upside-down, add greenery and berries under the bowl... More


Christmas is almost here. Do you have anyone on your Christmas gift list that has you scratching your head for ideas? The gift of food is always welcome - even by the guy who has everything. Here are 16 fun food Christmas gift ideas that you can put together in no time. Here's a cute idea... More

10 christmas napkin tutorials feature

10 Christmas Napkin Tutorials


It's the little touches that mean the most. This busy holiday season, take a few extra minutes to show your dinner guests how much they mean to you by setting a pretty table. You could get started by incorporating a cute napkin fold or napkin ring. Here are ten Christmas napkin tutorials to show you how.... More

Plant Gift Ideas Feature

Give the gift of life this Christmas - plant life, that is! If you've been racking your brain for unique gifts, check out the tutorials for these 12 plant gift ideas. Whether you choose succulents, herbs, bulbs, or air plants, the recipient will be able to enjoy your gift for months - or even years. They make wonderful teacher gifts... More


Santa belts make a great decorating motif. They're easily recognizable with their bold, red and black geometric shapes. Plus they appeal to kids and adults alike. Here are tutorials for 18 DIY Santa Belt Decorations that you can make yourself this Christmas. Here's a cute little Santa suit hand towel from Oh My Crafts that requires no... More

Christmas vase feature iage

Sometimes a vase can be as pretty as the flowers inside. This Christmas, turn a simple container into a beautiful flower vase by following one of these tutorials. Any of these Christmas vases would look wonderful as a centerpiece or make a great gift this holiday season. Karen from Sew Many Ways shows how to turn a coffee can... More

Upcycled Sweater Christmas Decorations Feature Image

If you have old sweaters in your closet that you don't wear anymore, don't throw them away. Check out all these great holiday decorations you can make with them. If you don't have any sweaters you're willing to part with, head to your local thrift store. After you see these tutorials, I know you'll be inspired to... More

Candy Cane Decorations Feature Image

The iconic red and white stripes of a candy cane can put a smile on the faces of the young and old alike. Candy cane decorations make the perfect holiday motif because they're so sweet and satisfying, even if they're never eaten! What's more, they're inexpensive. You can get a box of 10 or 12 for under a dollar.... More

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