When the the hustle and bustle around the holidays ramps up we want our festivities, presents, decor, and more to be at their VERY best and brightest! That got us thinking; if we want to make quality projects... we should start now. Like, right now. So, our team put on their festive creative hats (with little more green, red and white than they're regular creative hats) and dreamed up these 7 Merry Must-Makes for the Holidays.
Sending season's greetings to all your friends and loved ones is tradition. Have your recipients in wonder as you wish them peace, love and joy in jolly holiday colors with your homemade greeting card. Get the fine points for making this wreath-y goodness from Hilary Kanwischer.
Check off the days leading up to Christmas with this modern red, white, and sparkly advent calendar. It has all the trimmings to get your yuletide guests wondering just where you got it. And your proud response? "I made it!" Michelle's Party Planit lists the DIY details for her handmade décor.
Who's a good gift-wrapper? Well, you can polish any wrap-job with a little embossing and embellishing! YOUR gift wrapping will be the talk of the town with this golden tip from Adrianne Surian on the Happy Hour Projects blog.
You want to make sure your halls are decked when the family arrives at your house for the holidays. And, of course, you want them to be comfortable! Toss them a super soft and seasonal pillow to snuggle with while sipping hot chocolate. Tami Mayberry gives us the skinny on how to make this snowflake pillow so your couch can become a merry haven for comfort!
For added elegance to your festivities, glitter goes a long way. Laura Russell brings luxury to the table with this beautiful swan a-swimming centerpiece in hues of blue and white. Your party guests will be awed by your exquisite decorations while in the swing of the soiree!
Stocking stuffer or Secret Santa? A few handmade embellishments will show you're an evergreen gift-giver! Mou Saha mixes it up with her mixed-media techniques for a gift topper show-stopper.
You can never have too many throw pillows! And, you can 'spruce' up a clean and simple room with one, too. Jessee Maloney quilted this lovely chilly weather pillow to display around the holidays, and even into January, while the flurry of snowflakes fall outside.
We're all wrapped up in holiday cheer over here from these Christmastide DIY's! Here's hoping these 7 tidings-worthy projects will help you prepare for the merriest time of the year. Be sure to swing by the team's blogs for their present to you of creative inspiration for the upcoming season.
Wait, what about the presents? To spark the spirit even more, we're bringing you tidings of good cheer and the chance to win a Sizzix Big Shot Plus + ALL the Sizzix tools to make every single one of the teams' handmade creations. Visit the Christmas in July Pin to Win, pin one of your favorite makes and enter your email for the chance to make your holiday DIY dreams come true!