DIY Holiday Highlights #6

With so many bloggers in the DIY/decorating community – I’m seeing so many amazing holiday projects! Heavenly! It’s truly like opening gifts every time I visit your holiday posts! Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

DIY Holiday Highlights Party

christmas tree holiday party

Here’s what I shared this past week:

DIY Christmas Card/Photo Holder/Display from scrap wood/trim

christmas card photo display

that doubles as a candle holder…

DIY Christmas Card Holder

Christmas in the sitting room…{with links to TONS of DIY holiday and non-holiday including painted upholstery, His & Hers pillow covers, no-sew script dropcloth curtains, pipe curtain rods, tomato cage Christmas tree and some sitting room before pictures too}.

painted upholstered chairs

I also have an easy wreath tutorial with a festive stair landing decorating post coming tomorrow and Christmas decorating in the dining room.  Be sure to stop back!

and here are some Christmas-y ideas and inspirational highlights from last week’s DIY Holiday Highlights party…

Christmas Wreaths

Amanda from Mommy is CooCoo shares her {burnt out} Christmas Lights Wreath. Upcycling genius.

wreath made from burnt out Christmas lights

There’s always time for a last minute craft project, right? I’m loving this cotton ball and jingle bell wreath from Brightly Inspired…easy and pretty!

jingle bell wreath

Festive Christmas vignettes {great ideas for small spaces} at Christina’s Adventures…her book page wreath is a beautiful mantel focal point…

book page wreath

Creativity from Those Tiny Toes…the cutest paint stick snowflake wreath:

paint stick wreath

I love the elegance of the DIY wintery pearl wreath at Classy Clutter.

pearl wreath

All of those wreaths! One for every door – interior, exterior, cabinet doors, wall decor, mantel centerpiece…inspires a collection, doesn’t it?

Don’t forget! There’s a Christmas tree party & contest going on right now! Link up here, there and everywhere. Christmas tree with the most “likes” wins!

Make sure to visit a few of the links to make some new friends for the holidays.Comments, pinning and sharing links this time of year are one of the best blog gifts!

DIY Holiday Highlights

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  • Link YOUR NEW Holiday DIY projects only please! If linking an old project, please reintroduce in a 2012 post to share.
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  • By linking up you give permission to be a favorite holiday feature {with a link back your site}.
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DIY Holiday Highlights Party #5

{just typing that #5 made me hum Mambo Number 5…not very Christmas-y. lol!} Welcome! It’s a busy time of year, that’s for sure! You’re all ready for the holidays, right? If so – you’re on the ball, an amazing planner and I’m envious! I’m done with decorating and started on my shopping but not I’m not finished and I haven’t wrapped anything yet. I mostly wait until I have it all in one big pile then I have a wrapping party. for 1. by myself. not singing Mambo #5, but Christmas tunes. And that’d be why it’s a party for one. But I do love wrapping pretty presents!

DIY Holiday Highlights

Let’s move on to some highlights from last week’s DIY Holiday Highlights party, shall we?

DIY Christmas Highlights

I love.love.LOVE this hostess gift idea from Denise at Painted Home Designs…a cheery bucket of DIY kindling packs: newspaper wrapped pinecone, rosemary or cinnamon sticks and dried twigs tied with twine.  So original and a gift that will get used (if the hostess has a fireplace or woodburner of course)…

  Painted Home DIY Kindling Gift

There are so many unique and beautiful DIY projects went into the Christmas mantel at Down to Earth style. My favorite is the window with candles…placed in the shape of a tree but loving the twig Christmas tree bases on either side as well. I also know what a challenge decorating a mantel when a tv above is the focal point. Holly did a beautiful job!

Christmas mantel @Down to Earth Style

Rebecca from The Crafted Sparrow’s nutcracker mantel is filled with awesome DIY accents as well including the awesome nutcracker silhouette canvases, sweet felt trees and a holiday sled makeover. Simple. Beautiful.

  Crafted Sparrow Nutcracker mantel

I’m a fan of reindeer and silhouettes and sparkle. Okay, so everything Christmas. Did you see the cutest simple sparkle reindeer art tutorial at OPC’s The Better Half? It’s a darling decorative accent for a Christmas-cheerful mantel…

OPC The Better Half sparkle reindeer art

Last week, I also shared my tutorial for a lighted starburst mirror tree topper

DIY lighted sunburst mirror tree topper

Do have some holiday posts to share? You’re invited to link up! I can’t wait to browse through the links, listen to some Christmas music, warm up some cocoa and visit.  Nothing to share? Join me by taking a look at the links for some inspiration!

And in case you didn’t know: There’s a Christmas tree party & contest going on right now! Link up here, there and everywhere.  It’s a holiday party time of year.

Make sure to visit a few of the links to make some new friends for the holidays.Comments, pinning and sharing links this time of year are one of the best blog gifts!

DIY Holiday Highlights

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  • Link YOUR NEW Holiday DIY projects only please! If linking an old project, please reintroduce in a 2012 post to share.
  • Please link back to this party in some way {permalink or the grab the button html from the side bar}.
  • By linking up you give permission to be a favorite holiday feature {with a link back your site}.
  • I will share links to your post on Facebook, Twitter, G+ and Pinterest. Feel free to do the same! Thanks!



On wrapping presents: Gift wrap is going to be a DIY project for me this year. Empty nest = extra time. I do love wrapping gifts and consider myself a professional giftwrapper (lol!) but I’ve always bought pretty coordinating paper. I’m buying this {affiliate link} which should last me a while {and work for other DIY projects too!}…

Reader submitted Christmas Trees for the Christmas tree contest:

Wendy’s blue and silver beauty:

DIY Holiday Highlights Party #4

Welcome back to the {3rd annual} weekly DIY holiday linky party! This week the countdown to Christmas begins! How is it December already?

christmas tree holiday party

My holiday posts this past week include:

No Sew Ruffled Ombre Tree Skirt Tutorial

and I guess that’s all. lol But, seriously – I have more holiday projects to share but pictures are awaiting editing and blog posts are pending. Oops. Sometimes it’s hard to find a balance between working on projects and decorating and working on editing photos and blogging. More to come this week!

I haven’t shared this yet, but planning a Christmas tree party starting next week! Here’s a look at the family room all fun and festive…

Christmas Tree Party

Last week’s Holiday Highlights party was filled with so much beautiful inspiration! Very.Pineresting. Crazy talented Christmas spirit! Love it! I especially loved numbers 4, 5, 10, 15, 41, okay, all of them really. You’ll have to pop over and take a look at the thumbnails to see! Or follow my Christmas Pinboards.

Do have some holiday posts to share? You’re invited to link up! I can’t wait to browse through the links, listen to some Christmas music, warm up some cocoa and visit.  Nothing to share? Join me by taking a look at the links for some inspiration! What do you love?

Make sure to visit a few of the links to make some new friends for the holidays.Comments, pinning and sharing links this time of year are one of the best blog gifts!

DIY Holiday Highlights

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  • Link YOUR NEW Holiday DIY projects only please! If linking an old project, please reintroduce in a 2012 post to share.
  • Please link back to this party in some way {permalink or the grab the button html from the side bar}.
  • By linking up you give permission to be a favorite holiday feature {with a link back your site}.
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3rd Annual DIY Holiday Highlight Party #1

It’s that time of year…time to start thinking of the approaching holidays. This year I’ve decided to host a 3rd annual DIY Holiday Highlights linky party since the past couple of years have been such a success…and we all love having DIY holiday ideas from blog friends grouped together, right?

DIY Holiday Highlights

The party welcomes DIY related to Thanksgiving and after that, our family celebrates Christmas so that’s what you’ll see from me. My brother and sister-in-law host our Thanksgiving family gathering every year so no prep at our home, other than putting together a yummy dish to share. And I’m not ready to decorate for Christmas just yet, but I am already thinking of holiday crafts and handmade gifts, how about you?

To kick off this year’s holiday event, I actually did decorate a little for Thanksgiving. But then discovered I left my camera’s battery charger on vacation. {I should probably return to Florida to retrieve it, especially since it went from 70 degrees yesterday to in the 30s today. #sonotafanofcoldweather} So I tried the ipad camera, but not much luck. Here’s a look at what I’ll share more of when my new battery charger arrives…

thanksgiving cornucopia

I went through last year’s DIY Holiday Highlights parties and chose from favorite linked up oldies but goodies for Thanksgiving that I find just as inspiring this year as last. Please pin from the original source by clicking the link. I know these ladies would love your visit, comment and pin from their archives.

In 2011, Aimee from It’s Overflowing shared one of my favorite Thanksgiving tablescapes…whimsical and natural.

It's Overflowing 2011 Thanksgiving tablescape

I love the blue velvet pumpkins and gold accents of Thanksgiving table 2011 that Shannon from Anythingology… anythingology thanksgiving table 2011

2011 at The Gathering Place: a vintage feel, a frame within a frame and a Thanksgiving {year round} message… 

The Gathering Place Thanksgiving vignette 2011

Back to 2012: GIVEAWAY ALERT! Amanda from Mommy Is CooCoo is giving away one of her beautiful DIY ornament wreaths. I won last year and I have to tell you – it’s gorgeous! You’ll be seeing it in my Christmas decorating this year. She also shows you how to make your own ornament wreath. {Thanks, Amanda!}

ORNAMENT WREATH GIVEAWAY

Christmas ornament wreath giveaway at Mommy is Coocoo

DIY Holiday Highlights

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  • Link YOUR NEW Holiday DIY projects only please! If linking an old project, please reintroduce in a 2012 post to share.
  • Please link back to this party in some way {permalink or the grab the button html from the side bar}.
  • By linking up you give permission to be a favorite holiday feature {with a link back your site}.
  • I will share links to your post on Facebook, Twitter, G+ and Pinterest. Feel free to do the same! Thanks!