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D.I.Y. Round Up: 6 Holiday D.I.Ys To Try

Pei Sim


The Paper + Craft Pantry Holiday D.I.Y. Best Picks

Happy Thanksgiving Week (and almost December)!

We don't know about you, but we're definitely the kind of folks who decorate for Christmas before Thanksgiving, have classic Christmas movies playing and listen to Christmas music as soon as we get our first cold front, and we're not sorry about it at all!

Okay, we're officially 10 days from December and 35 days away from Christmas! Anyone else already guilty of listening to Christmas music or already decorating for the holidays? 

We've been scouring the internet for some of our favorite holiday and Christmas D.I.Y.s to share with you. So without further ado, here are our top 6 holiday D.I.Y. to try this year including one of our very own! 

BRB while we craft our little hearts out this week as we take a break from the shop to spend time with friends and family...

p.s. We're doing something fun for Small Business Saturday on November 25th that you're not going to want to miss - more details at the bottom of this post and how to RSVP!

The Paper + Craft Pantry Winter Holiday DIY Round Up: Christmas Door Wreath

Nothing gets you in the holiday spirit than hanging a wreath on your front door don't you think? This simple D.I.Y. can transition through the seasons by adding or removing accent pieces! 

The Paper + Craft Pantry Christmas DIY Round Up-Live Free Miranda + Live Free Creative Blog Wood & Brass Towel Holder

No time to redecorate every single room for all those holiday visitors? This wood + metal D.I.Y. is a great and fun way to spruce up your guest bath for all those holiday guests! 

Photo Credit: Live Free Creative Co.

The Paper + Craft Pantry Christmas Round Up- The House That Lars Built: DIY Paper Christmas Cactus

Bring a little bit of the outdoors inside with this adorable paper cacti D.I.Y.! Such a fun twist on traditional holiday decor and table shapes! 

Photo Credit: The House That Lars Built

The Paper + Craft Pantry Holiday DIY Round Up- A Beautiful Mess: Dress Up Dinner Napkins

Toss the traditional reds and greens aside for a more modern and updated dinner table this season! This colorful D.I.Y. is just the way to do that! p.s. Sewing isn't totally required for 2 of the 3 napkins pictured! 

Photo Credit: A Beautiful Mess

The Paper + Craft Pantry 2017 DIY Round Up-Sugar & Cloth Holiday Blog: 3 DIY Winter Cheesecake Toppers

You didn't think we would get through this D.I.Y. roundup without one about dessert did you? This is right up our alley with how busy the holiday season can get. Baking from scratch is always lovely, but sometimes, all you have time for is store bought. But don't fret, these 3 delicious and gorgeous D.I.Y. ways to dress up a cheesecake will certainly wow your guests! 

Photo Credit: Sugar & Cloth

The Paper + Craft Pantry 2017 Holiday Round Up- A Kailo Chic Life: Pool Float Ornaments
The Paper + Craft Pantry 2017 Holiday Round Up- A Kailo Chic Life: Flamingo Pool Float Christmas Ornaments

This may be one of our favorite ornament D.I.Y. that's floating out in the internet. I mean, do we really need to say any more? 

Photo Credit: A Kailo Chic Life

 

Have a D.I.Y. idea you think we need to know about? Let us know in the comments below :) 


Join us for some post Thanksgiving fun + shopping at this year's American Express Small Business Saturday Pop-Up Party!

We'll be opening up our studio on Small Business Saturday for an afternoon full of surprises, treats and deals. Local vendors Bon Vivant + Rust & Pearls will also be popping up for the day with incredible goodies!


D.I.Y. Holiday Wreaths

Pei Sim


Paper Craft Pantry Blog DIY Holiday Wreath

If you can't believe we are just 10 days away from Christmas, I'm right there with you. It's been on my mind to whip up a festive wreath for our front door at home for the past couple of months and well, life happened (and I guess owning and operating a small business took priority). So this week, I bumped this little D.I.Y. project to the top of my to-do list!

Changing out wreaths every season can get tedious, not to mention expensive! And since we are so close to Christmas, I decided to design a wreath that would be timeless and last through the Spring!

And in case you're reading along, thinking you don't have time to do this...I'll go ahead and reassure you that taking some time to slow down/craft in the midst of this crazy holiday season does wonders for the soul. Also, this project seriously only took 30 mins and looks adorable!

PROJECT CRAFT TIME: 30 MINUTES

Paper Craft Pantry Blog DIY Wreath
  • MATERIALS
  • Metal wreath ring
  • Faux evergreen garland
  • Faux eucalyptus branch
  • Faux white mum
  • Floral wire + tape
  • Hot glue gun
  • Scissors + floral wire cutter

Start by cutting down your pieces of faux florals, and layering 5-6" pieces of the evergreen garland through the metal wreath ring.

Layer in the eucalyptus branch pieces (I chose to leave them off to the side to create an asymmetrical look), and add in your mum — or flower of your choice — using hot glue to anchor the wreath + add a pop of color against all the greenery!

Pro-Tip: Add in some live greenery or add colorful florals to let this wreath transition through the seasons!

Paper Craft Pantry Blog DIY Evergreen Wreath
Paper Craft Pantry Blog DIY Faux Floral Wreath
Paper Craft Pantry Blog DIY Seasonal Wreath

xo,

Pei