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Sweet Sunday Finds – A Collection of DIY Ideas for the Holidays

November 18, 2012
I’ve stumbled across some amazing holiday themed DIY projects, recipes, printables and books this week to help you plan out your holiday. Here are just a few of those ideas.
Cool DIY Holiday Craft Projects and Seasonal Finds for a Merry Christmas

1. Make your own beautiful, but easy craft DIY Washi Tape Decorative Boxes with the tutorial from Craft and Creativity that brings together paper mache boxes,decorative washi tape and a bead and string for the lid.

2. Claudine Hellmuth’s Printable Christmas Train Set is super cute and perfect if you have kids in the house or even grand kids who will be visiting! This holiday themed printable includes mini favor and treat boxes as well as editable text so you can customize the signs on the train cars!

3. Countdown with your family the days until Christmas with a DIY Advent Calendar from Rust and Sunshine Blog. It includes links to free printable wrapping paper designs and box templates! I also like the DIY Advent Calendar from HGTV that makes use of an empty cork board.

4. Decorate your kitchen with holiday flair by whipping up a DIY Holiday Joy Tea Towel from Skip to My Lou Blog. Not only is it functional for everyday use in your own home, but it can also be gifted with other kitchen items to someone you know who loves to cook.

DIY Holiday Craft Projects - Handmade Christmas Craft Projects for Planning Out the Perfect Christmas

1. Mark your holiday gifts for giving with these Printable Holiday Knit Gift Tags from Eat Drink Chic.

2. Or create a very personalized gift by crafting a DIY Recipe Book filled with all of your family holiday recipes to gift to a younger generation family member. You can find the

3. Keep your home smelling fantastic for visiting family and friends by crafting these nifty DIY Deodorizing Discs that you can scent with your favorite holiday scented fragrance oil using the recipe from One Good Thing by Jillee.

4. Keep hot spiced holiday beverages nice and cozy for guests with DIY Holiday Coffee Sleeves from Better Homes & Gardens. Not only are they cute, but they are a great way to upcycle socks that have holes in the toes or heel!

DIY Christmas Craft Projects, Gift Ideas, Recipes, Books and More

1. Bake up these Pumpkin Spice Chai Cupcakes from Miss Kait made with pumpkin puree, pumpkin spice and buttercream icing with real chai tea! Not only are they delicious, but they are also gluten free!

2. Make trimming the tree truly special with Handmade DIY Cinnamon Applesauce Heart Ornaments. They not only make for fun and fragrant tree trims but they are also cute when tied onto holiday gifts! You’ll find the recipe and instructions at Katie Elliot.

3. Craft your own DIY Homemade Pinecone Firestarters from found pinecones, tea lights and your favorite fragrance. Not only are they a cinch to make, they really do work. You can find the tutorial at Kate’s Creative Space.

4. Enjoy the sweet scent of gingersnaps with this DIY Gingersnap Body Scrub Recipe from The Budget Diet. It’s made with real ginger and cinnamon and nutmeg essential oils as well as sugar, shea butter, sea salt, coconut oil, and a cold pressed oil of your choice. Use it in your own shower to smell like the season and make up extra to gift to friends.

Want more great ideas for the holidays?

Amazon has lot of cool  ebooks for kindle available for download today. (Don’t own a Kindle? Download the free Kindle App.) Here are some of my top picks for today that are perfect for the diy-er and the impending holidays as well as cleaning up after:

For even more ebooks on every topic imaginable, including fiction and non-fiction, check out Amazon’s Best Sellers List.

What’s your favorite part of the holiday season?


  • 2justByou

    November 19, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    Excellent! I’m so glad you stumbled across all of these. =0) I’m really into using washi tape right now with the kiddos, so we’ll probably try that decorative box first. Yay!

  • Rebecca D. Dillon

    November 19, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    Glad you like the ideas I found. Washi tape is definitely a ton of fun! I’m ready to buy some new rolls myself to play with!

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