DIY Projects

The holiday season can present a special opportunity to let your little ones play a part in the gift giving. This DIY thumbprint heart necklace project by Arielle Royer will not only be fun and a source of pride for the kids, but the finished product is also a beautiful, personal keepsake for the recipient. It’s perfect for the important ladies in a child’s life, from grandma to babysitter. Click here for all the details on how to do this project!

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Looking to add some handmade goodness to your holiday decor? Click here to try this DIY project by Colleen Pastoor to create a rustic wall hanging that is the perfect addition to almost any style of holiday decor. The neutral colors would fit in with fancy gold and silvers, you could switch the paint to red to fit with simple red and greens, or give it a shot of glitter spray to glitz it up a bit! The best part? It's affordable! And if you’re already all set on your holiday decor this year, you can change the phrase to use this year-round in your home or as a special piece in the nursery. Click here for all the details and how-to.

As fun as it is to snap away photos on our phones these days, we too often neglect actually printing them. This simple DIY project by Karen Davis is such a great way to correct that and put all those beautiful family photos to use! Click here for all the project details on how to turn your Instagram or other digital photos into printed gift tags. You can use these for anyone on your list, and they can actually save them as a keepsake ornament for their Christmas tree.

You can also use photo tags for the little ones who are too young to read. Rather than relying on you to find their gifts under the tree, they can just hunt for gifts with their own photo! Such a cute idea! Get all the details here.

It's the time of year for holiday cheer, and we have a great (and easy!) DIY project to help you add a little to your home. DIY contributor Laura Houlihan created this project featuring charming hand painted merriment ornaments. Bring a fun atmosphere to your Christmas tree, fill a bowl for a colorful centerpiece, or give them as a personalized gift. This project is something the entire family can get creative with, too, especially the little ones! You can opt for simple color bands as shown here, or go for your own unique pattern. Click here for all of the project details!

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If you're looking for a creative way to talk to your kiddos about Thanksgiving and what it means to be thankful, we have a wonderful little DIY project posted to help! One of our DIY contributors, Arielle Royer, sent us this sweet art project that is fun for little ones to put together and so cute once it's all finished up. It also provides a great opportunity to talk about gratitude in an interactive and memorable way. Click here to check out all the project details and how-to instructions!

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