DIY Holiday Highlights Party #2


I’m a few days early for Thanksgiving and hosting the party a day early, but with having a busy week, I wanted to tell you…I’m thankful for you. Thank you for your visit, sharing your DIY, your support and encouragement. I am so blessed by your friendship.

I’ve never been the type to have my Christmas shopping done in August. In fact, because my youngest daughter’s birthday is always the same week as Thanksgiving, I’ve never really planned for Christmas until after we’ve celebrated her birthday and had Thanksgiving dinner. So, I also don’t decorate until the weekend after Thanksgiving {this weekend!}. However, I will share my first DIY Christmas decor project on Friday!

There were some beautiful inspiring Christmas related links last week. Here are a few WHITE CHRISTMAS favorites…

I am so in love with Gail’s stunning DIY white poinsettia tree skirt. She shares her great tutorial at Purple Hues and me. I can’t wait to make one. Isn’t it gorgeous?  

DIY White Poinsettia Tree Skirt - Purple Hues and Me

Aimee from It’s Overflowing is super woman. This girl always has something amazing to share. I love her simple DIY Christmas JOY pillow tutorial {with link to the free printable monogram fonts}. How-to-Make-a-Christmas-Joy-Pillow-ItsOverflowing

My Christmas centerpiece used faux snow in a glass hurricane and I’m loving the DIY Christmas Tree Jars and Snowy Luminaries from Val at Hand Made Modern. DIY time is about 1 hour…perfect quick, easy, cute!

christmas tree jars - Home Made Modern

Diana from Boy + Girl Design shares a peek of her winter decorating but nothing chilly about it. Simple. Pretty.

Winter-Decorations Boy+Girl Design

How about a big white canvas with a Christmas tree? Julia from Cuckoo 4 Design shares her Christmas tree canvas (Ikea Margareta fabric). She stretched/mounted the canvas and added some ornaments. What a great idea! It’d be perfect for an apartment. I love that it doesn’t take up any floor space and it’s a beautiful HUGE focal point in her gorgeous dining room. While you’re there, check out her decorated chandelier. SO pretty!

Ikea Margareta Cellua Christmas - Cuckoo 4 Design

Book page wreaths…swoon. I have yet to make one but I’m really loving the one Jen from City Farmhouse put together and she shares her instructions to put together a beautiful paper starburst wreath. I spied some double sided wrapping paper at Sam’s club. How pretty would that be too?!

DIY starburst paper wreath - City Farmhouse

VIBRANT FESTIVE COLOR! 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.


Christmas ornament wreath giveaway at Mommy is Coocoo


  • 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!

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