8 DIY Holiday Projects You Can Make This Year – No Excuses
You know you’ve always wanted to embrace your inner holiday crafter. Try your hand at these totally doable handmade holiday decorations and recipes from our friends at HGTV’s Design Happens and DIYNetwork’s Made + Remade.
Copper Gutter CenterpieceThis long, low, dramatic centerpiece is filled with hearty succulents and ferns, so it can last the entire holiday season. Get step-by-step instructions for this project >>
Painted Pine Cone PlaquesSpecimen art is so in right now, but it’s expensive. Here’s a way to get the look on a budget. Get step-by-step instructions for this project >>
Hanging Branch ChandelierA few easy embellishments transform a simple branch into a gorgeous chandelier for your holiday table. Get step-by-step instructions for this project >>
Rustic Place Card HoldersYou only need a few materials to make these pretty place card holders, one of which can be found in your backyard. Get step-by-step instructions for this project >>
A Festive, Glowing Fireplace – Without the FireIf you don’t want to light a fire in your fireplace but still want that lovely glow, here’s the perfect solution: Wrap your logs in Christmas lights! Get more tips for a festive fireplace >>
Felt Ombre TreesDress up your holiday mantel with these easy and adorable trees, made from felt and foam cones. Get step-by-step instructions for this project >>
Festive Holiday CocktailsShims – simple, low-alcohol cocktails – are ideal for holiday entertaining. Get two easy cocktail recipes >>
Bonus: Make some sparkly swizzle sticks (in five minutes or less!) to dress up your drinks.
Wood-Burned Cheese BoardThis simple afternoon project is perfect for parties and makes a lovely hostess gift, too. Get step-by-step instructions for this project >>
Bonus: Learn how to make the perfect cheese plate, and get the recipe for a delicious cranberry-walnut relish to pair with your cheeses.
More From Home for the Holidays:
- See Where HGTV.com + DIYNetwork.com Celebrate the Holidays
- See All Design Happens Holiday Posts
- See All Made + Remade Holiday Posts