There’s nothing like a good cup of holiday cheer to make you want to pull up your sleeves and expose your inner Martha.
You’ve still got twelve days to make the holidays craftily complete. We searched the world (wide web) for our list of DIY favorites. These are the projects that made the cut, so to speak.
This little knick-knack shelf from craftster.org is the answer for displaying the ambush of tidings of great joy, i.e, cheery, yearly updates from friends and family. Perfect for an entryway, and even cuter if made in duplicate and stacked.
Put a twist on the concept by employing the same technique to create a sparkly mini garland for your mantle or shelving, or create a ring around candle groupings … any place that could use some holiday glitz. Fancy beads would also dress-up a wreath with a little holidazzle.
Though you’ll need some knitting foreknowledge (stitch one, pearl two….), these whimsical slippers would set any toes a’twinkle. We love the ballet-inspired “laces.”
A wonderfully intricate snowflake takes the typical origami project up a notch. Make three and use them as ornaments, or if you have the time and patience, make a batch of differing shapes and sizes and string them above your kitchen window (if you’re lucky enough to have one).
Somehow, everything’s more fun when miniaturized, stockings included. Leave it to Martha and crew to come up with something so criminally cute.
These days, there’s a cozy for everything and anything. Even headphones. A thoughtful/kitschy offering for the friend who never leaves home sans iPod.