DIY Happy Lovebug Valentines for Kids

Take Valentine's Day as an opportunity to do a fun craft with your kids. They'll likely be making a valentine for everyone in class, so you want to make it unique, but also keep it from getting too elaborate.

Pom-Pom Gift Toppers

Instead of using classic ribbon and bows, make yarn pom-poms for a modern and cheerful gift-topper. You likely have everything you need already at home and it’s a great way to use up leftover yarn!

Creative Name Cards: Welcome Wreaths

When guests sit down at your table, let them know how glad you are that you’re sharing the holiday with them, with personalized mini wreaths at their place settings. Make the wreaths out of things you probably already have at home.

3 New Ways to Style Your Holiday Table

Hot cocoa brings us joy and comfort, and antioxidant-rich dark cocoa may yield health benefits, too. When guests come to your home, treat them to a grand make-your-own hot cocoa bar! Don’t worry: it’ll look fancy, but it’s simple to set up.

From Wreath to Chandelier

Many people enjoy lush, green holiday wreaths. The fragrance and familiarity are classic comforts of the season. This year, update the tradition. Instead of hanging a wreath on a door or wall, use it to make a botanical chandelier! Use different-sized wreaths to make tiers. Hang them over a dining table or over your front stoop.

DIY Gifts for Kids: Snowman Candle

Helping kids to make gifts for their friends, teachers, or siblings is a lot of fun! Here’s an easy craft idea that uses around-the-house materials and creates minimal mess: turn a plain white pillar candle into a cute snowman!


Holiday Garland Ideas

Decorating always puts us in the holiday spirit, and adding a festive flair with something homemade makes the season feel even more personal.

Peppermint Topiary Tree

The topiary shape gives this whimsical tree a modern twist! One tree makes for a festive standalone decoration, but you can make a more striking display by grouping trees of various sizes in twos or threes, flanking them around a front entrance or lining them up along a walkway.

Oversized Paper Ornaments

These minimalist paper ornaments are playful enough to hang in your children’s bedrooms and pretty enough to hang in your front window.

Hanukkah Greeting Cards to Make with the Kids

Everyone loves receiving personalized, homemade greeting cards. You and your children can make festive, broadsheet-style Hanukkah cards with just a few simple items that you probably already have around the house!

Edible Hanukkah Crafts

Store-bought Hanukkah gelt is fine, but wouldn’t it be fun to make your own this year? It's really quite simple!

Thankfulness Tree Mural

As the leaves and temperatures drop, bring the beauty of the vibrant fall landscape into your home. This craft repurposes your stash of brown paper grocery bags to make a grand tribute to gratefulness.

Pumpkin Stamped Place Cards

Those mini pumpkins and gourds are oh so cute. In addition to putting them on display, put them to work—as stamps!

Beaded Napkin Ring Holders

How to personalize your Thanksgiving table this year? Bring the kids in to help! Adding a child’s creative touch to an otherwise sophisticated scene can really soften the tone of a room and introduce more character.

How to Make the Kid’s Table More Fun

Thanksgiving marks the beginning of a very busy time of year. When it’s finally time to sit down to a meal many hands have prepped for hours, grown-ups want to do just that: sit.

Stamped Pumpkin Runner

Customizing home décor doesn’t have to be complicated. If you team up with your kids, it can be a fun afternoon activity as well as a way for them to contribute to the Thanksgiving meal. We’re going to stamp a runner onto a tablecloth.

3D Thankfulness Tree

Turn pickup sticks from a chore to a game, and make a three-dimensional tree to celebrate the season and reflect on all there is to be grateful for this time of year.

Mini Twists for Your Thanksgiving Recipes

Good things come in small packages. Give a mini twist to some of your favorite holiday appetizers, sides and desserts to surprise and delight friends and family. These recipe ideas will add a little fun to your festive Thanksgiving menu!

Three Steps for Achieving “A-List” Pumpkin Bling

It’s easy to turn into a fab pumpkin stylist and elevate a humble squash right to the top of the A-list for your glam Halloween party. If everyone is dressing up for an elegant evening, make sure your pumpkins are dressed in formal wear, too.

Glittered Mini Pumpkin Place Cards

Add some drama to your autumnal tablescape with these glittered-stem mini pumpkin (or gourd) place cards! Pick pumpkins or gourds in colors that coordinate with the rest of your day’s decorations.

Candy Maize Ears

Resembling harvest-hued maize ears, these candy-filled party favors are the perfect takeaway for your Thanksgiving guests.

Gratitude Journals

Turn an everyday notebook into a keepsake for remembering to be grateful long after Thanksgiving. Your guests will remember your thoughtfulness long after the tryptophan has worn off.

Dipped Walnut Place Cards

These stacked walnut place cards make for an easy but updated table setting that works with both traditional and contemporary décor. Partially dipping the walnuts in white paint adds a modern, minimalist edge.

Rustic Bundled Place Cards

For a rustic, elegant tablescape, use baker’s twine to tie a simple cardstock tag to tiny bundles of 3”-4” twigs.

Clay Wishbones

Everyone deserves to make a wish on Thanksgiving! While the bird may only have one wishbone to break, all can share in the wish-making fun with these easy-to-prepare clay wishbones that will add a festive flair to your holiday tabletop.

Halloween Table Spread

Inviting friends over for Halloween makes this kid-friendly holiday accessible to all ages.

An Art-y Halloween

Make Halloween about more than just the candy with these fun Halloween crafts.

Creatively Kit Kat

Make your snack-size candy more than Halloween trick-or-treats by trying any of the following with Kit Kat’s new limited-edition pumpkin pie flavor.

Basket Bonanza

Easter baskets are traditionally all about the candy, but you can treat the basket recipient to a whole lot of fun by changing things up a bit.

Lovely Lilies

Spring has (finally) sprung and you’ll likely want to spend as much time outdoors as possible. Even when you’re indoors, you can stay mindful of nature’s bounty and beauty by arranging vibrant floral bouquets and bringing them inside.

Buggy Bottle Caps

Teach younger generations about upcycling while also encouraging their creativity with these sweet little critter crafts!

Tulip Solo

If there’s one sure sign of spring, it’s tulips. Poking through the barren ground, they brighten often drab end-of-winter surroundings with their beautiful, vibrant and springy hues.

Refrigerator Magnet Planters

Why toss the wine corks when you can instead transform them into adorable miniature planters, complete with live greenery? Making these cute refrigerator magnets is simple and quick and you likely have most of what you need on hand already.

8 Ways to Welcome Spring

I love making small changes to my home to welcome the coming seasons. Spring is one of my favorite seasons because it reminds me of flowers, fruit and sunshine. Below are some of my favorite ways to ring in the spring season.

Handmade Valentine’s Day Cards

Created by: Emily Buys, Clever Housewife

Many people skip the big gifts on Valentine’s Day, opting for a heartfelt card instead. Well, nothing is more heartfelt than making a handmade card from scratch. These glittery Valentine’s Day cards are easy to make and offer a great opportunity to get the kids involved.

DIY Heart T-shirt

Created by: Emily Buys, Clever Housewife

Show your kids how much you love them this Valentine’s Day by crafting a DIY heart t-shirt with them. The kids can make mom a homemade t-shirt as a thoughtful gift, or they can craft up a shirt for to wear on Valentine’s Day. It’s a win-win, and super cute.

New Year Memory Prompts

Created by: Amy Christie, this heart of mine

Watching the ball drop, clinking glasses of champagne and singing Auld Lang Syne are all good ways to celebrate the start of a new year. However, let’s not shuck off the last year too quickly. There was a lot of living that happened! Share memory cards with family and friends to remember the past year together.

3 Kid-Friendly NYE Ideas

Created by: Amy Christie, this heart of mine

Ring in a brand new year with the little ones, even if the night ends at 9pm! Make your own party hats with fabulous tassels, print off glasses and color them wild, and do it all while munching on the glitziest popcorn! It’s the perfect way to send off the old and welcome the new.  

Scrapbook Paper Christmas Tree

Created by: Emily Buys, Clever Housewife

Making your own Christmas decorations is often inexpensive and a fun way to express your style. This Scrapbook Paper Christmas Tree is so easy and really only takes a few dollars to make. It looks darling displayed on an end table or mantle.

DIY Christmas Mantel Box

Created by: Emily Buys, Clever Housewife

I just love decorating my mantel for each and every holiday. If you have an especially large mantel then it could be overwhelming to figure out what to decorate it with. I’ve come up with an easy DIY Christmas Mantel Box that you can change up year after year by filling it with different holiday items.

DIY Snowman Family

Created by: Laura Franklin, Food Fun Family

Looking for a fun and easy DIY craft project for outdoor holiday décor? This cute snowman family is quick and easy to make and will be the perfect cheery way to greet houseguests this winter.

How to Create a Non-Traditional Holiday Table Setting

Created by: Lauren Saylor, A Fabulous Fete

When I want my home to feel festive for the holidays, but also fit with our unique style, I come up with an alternative, non-traditional color palette. There are ways to incorporate things to keep your house ready for the holidays without buying ALL of that red and green!

Find a traditional, wintery pattern in your favorite color! I always love black and white, so that’s what I went for with the plaid table runner.

Christmas Ornament Party Favors

Created by: Emily Buys, Clever Housewife

Holiday parties are my favorite kind of parties. I cherish inviting people into my home to see decorations and share favorite holiday recipes. We turn up the Christmas music, have lots of laughs, and then I send my loved ones on their way.

Peppermint Sugar Scrub

Created by: Britni Vigil, Play. Party. Plan.

DIY sugar scrubs are not only great for exfoliation, they make a wonderful homemade gift idea. This peppermint sugar scrub combines four simple ingredients for a stocking stuffer that’s perfect for the upcoming holiday season. Once you’ve made the scrub, add a bit of red and white colored ribbon and jingle bells for a perfect homemade gift.

Simple DIY Eucalyptus Wreath

Created by: Sharon Garofalow, Cupcakes and Cutlery

I like to go all out with my holiday cooking and keep my decorations on the simple side. This DIY Eucalyptus Wreath uses only a few supplies and takes just a few minutes to make. When hung on the front door, it’s a nice way to welcome guests. It could even be used as part of a cool table centerpiece. One bunch of greenery will make several wreaths. Consider sending smaller versions home with your guests!

Leaf Balloon Pop Game

Created by: Amy Christie, this heart of mine

All holidays need an extra “pop” of excitement and balloons filled with a bit of confetti or candy are just the thing. Play this pop-tastic game with friends and family, young and old. It might get a little rowdy, but it’s full of fun.

DIY Rustic Wood Flower Centerpiece

Created by: Laura Franklin, Food Fun Family

The Thanksgiving season means festive feasts with family and friends. Make the table even more inviting with a homemade, rustic floral centerpiece. Repurpose sticks from the backyard to create something of beauty that can be enjoyed for years. Because this centerpiece is made to fit over an existing flowerpot, it can be used over and over again. Just change the flowers out for a whole new look.

Thanksgiving Thankful Jar

Created by: Laura Franklin, Food Fun Family

‘Tis the season for enjoying moments with family and friends, sharing traditional foods together and – of course – giving thanks. This Thanksgiving, make the feast even more special by writing down the things you’re grateful for and then sharing them with each other around the holiday table.

Pumpkin Ice Bucket

Created by: Sharon Garofalow, Cupcakes and Cutlery

The holiday season is upon us, which means we’ll be hosting our family and friends often. Make your table extra festive with a Pumpkin Ice Bucket! It’s fast to make and adds such a fun touch to your bar area. Although I’m showing my ice bucket holding white wine, you can easily use it for soda, sparkling cider or champagne.

Friendsgiving Fringe and Watercolor Invitation DIY

Created by: Lauren Saylor, A Fabulous Fete

We all know that Friendsgiving is all about spending time with loved ones, and of course, delicious food. So this usually has us focusing on recipes, shopping trips and coordinating dates and times to get everyone there. But how about taking a few minutes to pick up a few supplies from the grocery store, and inviting your guests in style (instead of a text message)? Follow this simple DIY to make fringe and watercolor invitations that will wow your guests.

Paper Chain Photo Booth Backdrop

Created by: Amy Christie, this heart of mine

What’s the best part of the holidays besides the food? Taking photos! Photos with family, photos with friends, photos with everyone! Give your pictures a special pop with a paper chain backdrop. Paper chains are a cinch to make, use simple materials and can made in any color you want.

How to Pair Mums in Your Fall Arrangements

Created by: Lauren Saylor, A Fabulous Fete

Mums! They’re a fall staple for any household looking to create a seasonal arrangement. They come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors, making them a versatile addition to your table decor. Here’s a trick for creating cohesive arrangements that stick to a monochromatic color scheme.

3 Easy Halloween Party Game Ideas

Created by: Laura Franklin, Food Fun Family

The weather has turned mild, the leaves have started to change color, and Halloween is in the air! Whether you’re throwing a Halloween class party or having some friends over for games before trick or treating, these Halloween-inspired games are sure to be a hit. Not only are they fun for kids of all ages, but they’re easy to set up and play, using supplies that you probably have around the house already.

Ghoulish Floral Display for Halloween

Arrangements or pots of mums are almost expected in autumn, since they're available in such abundance. Give your potted flowers a ghoulish look for Halloween by painting a plant pot to look like your favorite classic movie monster. As an added spooky surprise, the monster face glows in the dark.  

Football Mason Jars

Let the guests at your party drink out of footballs! Well, almost. Paint mason jar mugs in a few easy steps.

Fall Floral White and Pink Flowering Patio Pumpkins

How can you celebrate the changing of the seasons in a unique way? Focus on nontraditional colors! Long-lasting, cold-hearty mums come in hot pink, burgundy, purple and red. Pumpkins come in classy whites and dusty blues and greens as well.

Cinnamon Stick Candle Decor

Created by: Jamie Bare, The Crafting Chicks

Need a fun idea for a fall gift or fall décor? Grab some yummy-smelling cinnamon sticks and candles and make this pretty DIY candle. Try making a bunch and displaying them as a centerpiece this fall. Or make several for friend or neighbor gifts.

DIY Pasta Bar

Created by: Julia Mueller, The Roasted Root

While my siblings and I all have very different personalities and hobbies, we always agreed on what we loved to eat for dinner: pasta. When celebrating National Family Meal Month, a DIY pasta bar is the perfect way to get the whole family together for an easy evening of delicious eats and great company.

Repurposed Tin Can Vase Centerpiece

Created by: Laura Franklin, Food Fun Family

Whether you’re preparing for a get-together with friends or simply setting the table for a weeknight family dinner during National Family Meal Month, a colorful centerpiece – especially a repurposed vase made by the kids – will set an inviting atmosphere.

DIY Basketball Hoop Serving Trays

Created by: Greggy Soriano, Greggy’s Digest

Want a sporty way to serve snacks for basketball season? These DIY basketball hoop serving trays are a clever and easy way to pull out all the stops on your table display for the game. They’re made out of paper plates and will definitely be a slam dunk at your party!

Upcycled Bird Feeder

Created by: Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day Products

Add some homemade beauty for your flying friends this spring out of an empty plastic bottle to make an upcycled bird feeder. If you use a plain container, try painting it or wrapping it in vinyl adhesive paper.

DIY Holiday Mugs

Created by: Elisabeth McKnight, Bella the Blog

When the cold weather hits, everyone loves a good cup of hot chocolate, coffee or tea. Invite the kids into the kitchen to get creative with this simple craft that makes the perfect gift for friends or family.

Festive Gift Toppers

Created by: Hannah Hagler, Champagne Lifestyle

Wrapping paper is fun and festive, but what’s even more fun is to hint at who your gift is for by adding a clue to the outside of your gift! Whether it’s for the cook in your life, or your little artist, these wrapping additions will add a little excitement to Christmas morning!/p>

Thanksgiving Pomander

Created by: Danielle Cheever, Envision Pretty

The holidays bring around special traditions every year. Decorating the Thanksgiving dinner table with a bowl of pomander – oranges with cloves – is something I've done every single year with my family. This is one of my favorite simple DIY projects that brings everyone together. The aromatic aftermath is simply amazing and the smell lingers for days!

Trash Bag Spider Webs

Created by: Hannah Hagler, Champagne Lifestyle

If you're anything like me, you dread the idea of accumulating holiday decorations that will sit in boxes in the garage and gather dust until you are ready to bring them in (special bug visitors? No thank you). I love decorations that are cheap, easy and can be thrown away each year. This DIY idea is so cheap and easy it will blow your mind.

Wheat Sheaf Centerpiece

Wheat has long been a symbol of a successful harvest, associated with all that is truly nourishing and life-affirming. Decorate your Fall or Thanksgiving table with this simple, nature-inspired centerpiece.

Gathered Gourd Centerpiece

With a little creativity, it’s easy to transform simple gourds and surplus squash into sophisticated centerpieces for fall entertaining.

Flowering Pumpkin Centerpiece

Set your autumn décor into full bloom with a pumpkin bouquet that’s sure to brighten any table with bold, fall color.

Shiny Apple Tea Lights

Line up a row of these glowing apples to create a simple and stunning centerpiece, or use them to mark the place settings at a candlelit dinner party.

Edible Garden Centerpieces

Created by: Hidden Valley

Ready to make the ultimate edible centerpiece? Vegetable arrangements are a fun, easy, and delicious way to add color to your table. Grab your veggies and carve your next delectable gem today.

Outdoor Mobile

Created by: Kraft

Get artsy by cutting and crafting a colorful and beautiful mobile out of construction paper. Mobiles are a fun way to string up a little flare—indoors and out.

Tablecloth Keepsake

Created by: Kraft

You can't capture everything with photographs. Buy a paper tablecloth for your next party so you can keep oodles of guest-created doodles.

The Kid Stays in the Picture

Created by: Kraft

Show smiling faces in your party spaces. Cut and paste a few of your favorite snapshots of the birthday girl or boy and paste them onto paper plates. Then, hang them for all to see.

Sweet Rewards Goal Tracker

Reward your family’s hard work with a little sweetness! All it takes is our free printables, a bit of initiative, and few HERSHEY'S KISSES.

HERSHEY’S® Date Night Gift Basket

Create a large decorative gift basket designed to deliver a romantic package of gifts to your sweetie on Valentine’s Day like a romantic movie, sparkling cider, a scented candle and more.

Cheerful Party Pom-Poms

All it takes is a little tissue paper and a few simple steps to make cheerful decorations for your next shower, birthday party, or cookie swap.

Holiday Roses Centerpiece

Try dressing your table with a centerpiece of Private Selection® Roses in a simple glass bowl. Then decorate your arrangement with seasonal greens, ribbons, tiny ornaments and bells.