Category Archives: Christmas Topiaries

A punch-needle knock off: DIY Chunky Yarn Trees

I love a crafty shortcut, especially when the end result is as stunning as this trio of prim, DIY Chunky Yarn Trees. They may look like punch-needle embroidery, but Kathleen George shares her shortcut technique that will have you making this … Continue reading

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DIY a Button & Beads Christmas Topiary, and a new giveaway!

November 1 and it’s game on, Christmas crafters! Whether you started your Christmas crafting in January, or you’re just now ready to jump in, this cute-as-a-button, Button & Beads Tabletop Tree belongs on your DIY list. Designer Patty Schaffer chose … Continue reading

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DIY beautiful fall and winter décor made with men’s neckties

The rich colors in men’s silk neckties are perfect for decorating this time of year – vibrant red, burgundy, navy blue, and splashes of gold. Designer Kathleen George turned a pile of cast-off silk ties into a beautiful topiary and … Continue reading

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Birthday Bash: Fancy Food Cones dress up the buffet

Yesterday, the Birthday Balloon Wreath welcomed you to the 75th birthday bash for STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam. Today’s two-in-one Edible Centerpieces are both an impressive, festive decoration, and a key part of the party menu. I have collected favorite tips and … Continue reading

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Welcome to 2016, the best crafts of 2015, and thank you!

Happy, happy New Year! We have a beautiful, blue sky today and I couldn’t ask for a better start to the year. I’m not one for New Year resolutions, but I do like to take a look back at the … Continue reading

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DIY Christmas Decorations: Sparkling, Christmas Ornament Topiaries

December 1, already? How has Thanksgiving – and all those leftovers, already come and gone? Is your Christmas tree up? Are you ready for a few more, DIY Christmas decorations? I have a mantel decorating idea for you today that’s … Continue reading

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DIY easy holiday trees with gold accents (and don’t forget the giveaway!)

I’m wrapping up this week’s Festival of Trees with a sparkling trio of Golden, Mesh Ribbon Trees. If you’re on board with trendy touches of gold, you might like these golden, tabletop Christmas trees as much as I do. Ever … Continue reading

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A Christmas craft for kids: Chenille Swirl Christmas Tree

Chenille stems + kids = a fun and easy Christmas craft that kids can make. The kids will have a blast shaping wired and fuzzy chenille stems into coils, and then decorating their very own tree with the coils. Patty … Continue reading

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How to make easy, Needle-Felted Holiday Trees

The Festival of Trees continues today with these cozy and colorful, Needle-Felted, Tabletop Christmas Trees. If you’ve always wondered how to needle felt, these Felted Christmas Trees are an easy DIY. Starting with a shape of STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam as … Continue reading

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DIY a trio of rustic, Shabby Chic Christmas Tree Cones

Are you a fan of burlap, twine, buttons, and other rustic or vintage accents? If you’re wondering how to add rustic touches to your Christmas decorating, then take a peek at these DIY, Shabby Chic Christmas Trees. Burlap? Check! Twine? Yep. Buttons? Of … Continue reading

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