5 Easy Pieces — The Handmade Holiday Decorations Edition


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Treat yourself by decorating the DIY, handmade, and secondhand way! Image: Etsy.com/shop/RileysCorner

As part of a new series called 5 Easy Pieces, we’ll be gathering our favorite upcycled, re-purposed, vintage and handmade stuff from around the web for you to buy or make yourself. So stay tuned for quick lists of 5 must-haves and get ready to wish you had thought of that.

DIY Hanukkah Decorations

Decorative dreidels and a warm colored menorah wall hanging. Image: Curbly.com

Sara of Creative Jewish Mom, made that great menorah table setting scene out of felt, while the awesome paper dreidels were made by Tamar of Nest Decorating.

For more beautiful DIY Hannukah decorations, visit Creativejewishmom.com (via Curbly.com).

Decorations in Full Bloom

An intricate addition to your holiday decorations. Image: Etsy.com/shop.RileysCorner

Try these awesome laser-cut poinsettias made from red stained maple wood and finished with lacquer. You can also find wooden snowflakes on her site!

For more laser action, visit Etsy.com/shop/RileysCorner.

Little Spheres of Sunshine

Paper mache never looked so festive! Image: Vanhookandco.blogspot.com

Rachel VanHook uses paper mache balls, holiday lights and an old sign to create a beautiful mantel piece.

For more handmade holiday ideas, visit Vanhookandco.blogspot.com.

Use That Old Scrap Booking Paper for Ornamental Marvel

A great gift for anyone who loves DIY. That means everybody! Image: Ourbigearth.com

Paper pine cones are a great holiday gift for this season and can be fun to make. Warm up that hot chocolate and invite some loved ones over for a craft night!

For more info on how to create these piney cuties, visit Ourbigearth.com.

Assorted Handmade Wreaths

Tasteful Creation has so many amazing wreaths made from all sorts of objects/items.

Tasteful Creation created some amazing wreaths, mostly, out of natural materials. Made from plants to wine corks, these wreaths span the organic gamut!

Take a gander at some of her other wreaths and decor, visit Etsy.com/shop/tastefulcreation.

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