It’s been a couple of months since I highlighted the projects that I’ve created for DIY Network’s blog Made + Remade. When you have time–today at work or tonight with a glass of wine–let yourself dive into that site and explore some of the cool projects the crew has dreamt up this season.
If you’re wondering which were mine, here’s a short recap:
Somewhere in between crafting our hearts out and creating our dream list of holiday cookie recipes, I built our first big, illuminated star as a project for DIY Network, and it’s been my favorite project of the whole season. It was easy enough to make, so you should definitely try it someday. Would adding 10 more to the yard be… a bit much? Or fabulous.
It was a big year for handmade ornaments too. Hattie’s first Christmas ornament (backdated to last year) ended up being my favorite new addition, and these snowflake gift tag ornaments were easy enough to make that I know you could still whip some up for last minute wrapping.
The Christmas holiday is pretty much the only one I enjoy decorating for, therefore it’s a good opportunity to get creative and make new pieces that can be reused year-after-year. The paint stirrer trees that I made definitely fit into this category – look good, easy to make, classic and subtly holiday-esque. I decided around the same time that I should learn the art needle felting and made a new tree skirt, which as much as I expected to be a tree needle magnet, cleans surprisingly easily and continues to look awesome in our home.
As for other crafters you should check out, the letterpress ornaments made by Laurie March are fun, sparkly and easy. Ellen’s tin tree star and Christmas tree garland two more you’ll want to check out.
Merry holiday week, friends!