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 Centerpiece

This 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 >>
Copper Gutter Centerpiece

Painted Pine Cone Plaques

Specimen 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 >>
Painted Pine Cone Plaques

Hanging Branch Chandelier

A few easy embellishments transform a simple branch into a gorgeous chandelier for your holiday table. Get step-by-step instructions for this project >>
Hanging Branch Chandelier

Rustic Place Card Holders

You 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 >>
Rustic Place Card Holder

A Festive, Glowing Fireplace – Without the Fire

If 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 >>
Fireplace Logs Wrapped in Christmas Lights

Felt Ombre Trees

Dress up your holiday mantel with these easy and adorable trees, made from felt and foam cones. Get step-by-step instructions for this project >>
Felt Ombre Trees

Festive Holiday Cocktails

Shims – 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.
Festive Holiday Cocktails

Wood-Burned Cheese Board

This 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.
Wood-Burned Cheese Board

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